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Talk, display make Holocaust very real at Padua

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Woman relates story of being born in China, which welcomed Jews during WWII when others wouldn’t

 

WILMINGTON — More than 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, but the memories remain for those who lived through it, while others who weren’t alive in the 1940s have taken an interest in that part of history.

Two such people were at Padua Academy earlier this month. Yvonne Daniel spoke about her experience as a young child from a group of thousands of Jewish people who lived in Shanghai, China, during the war. In fact, she was born there. Read more »

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Pitching, defense carry Seahawks past Pandas in softball tourney

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PIKE CREEK – Fifth-seeded Delaware Military Academy used solid pitching and great defense to edge No. 12 Padua, 1-0, in a first-round softball tournament game on May 23 at Midway Softball Complex. Freshmen Delani Sheehan pitched a seven-hitter, and Alexus Novotny drove in the only run for the Seahawks (14-5).

The Pandas started strong in the top of the first inning as Caitlyn Baxter had a leadoff infield single and advanced to third on a Hannah Williams double with no outs. After a pop out, senior Abby Cunningham hit a fly ball to right fielder Ashlee Conaty, who fired home to nail the speedy Baxter and keep the game scoreless. Read more »

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Catholic schools gear up for girls state soccer tournaments

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The girls’ soccer state tournaments start on Saturday as the Division II first round kicks off. The tournament has eight teams in Division I and 12 teams in Division II.

The Division I team to beat is the second-seeded Padua Pandas. The Pandas (12-2-1) went 12-0 against teams from the First State. In those 12 matches they outscored their opponents, 56-1. Read more »

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Top seed Archmere joined by Ursuline, St. Mark’s and Padua in girls lacrosse field

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The girls’ lacrosse state tournament begins Thursday with four Catholic schools in the field of 10 teams. The Archmere Auks took the top seed thanks to winning their last 14 regular-season games.

The Auks (14-1) are led on offense by a pair of sophomores in Caroline Donovan and Kate Olsen. They also get key scoring from Riley DeBaecke and Delaney Dearing. The Auks’ defense has been stout this year, with seniors Lorin Donovan, Maggie Malloy and Camryn Howarth leading the way. Read more »

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Girls regular seasons end with tourney berths, seedings at stake

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The spring regular season for girls ends in three sports this week, with possible first-round soccer matches to end the week. There also could be Catholic teams playing in the first and second round of girls lacrosse this week. Read more »

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Padua overwhelms Charter in soccer shutout

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WILMINGTON – Charter of Wilmington goalkeeper Lydia McIntyre wears two zeroes on her jersey, and she was the main reason the score between the Force and top-ranked Padua on May 8 featured only zeroes for nearly three-quarters of the match. But the Pandas’ crisp passing could be denied only so long, and Padua captured a 2-0 win over their fellow Division I title contender.

Padua had scored 11 combined goals in its last two games, but McIntyre – with several assists from her teammates – changed that trend. The keeper was credited with 13 saves, several of which were very impressive. Her first notable stop came in the 15th minute, when Lindsay Machamer got loose near the top of the 18-yard box. Her shot was deflected, but McIntyre was there to make the stop. Read more »

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Pick a day, and there’s a good game going on as girls near end of regular season

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The second full week of May means the spring sports regular seasons are winding down. This week brings many critical games as teams fight for state tournament berths and seedings. Read more »

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Milford stuns Padua with seventh-inning comeback

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PIKE CREEK – Padua took a two-run lead into the seventh inning of its softball game May 4 against Milford, and the Pandas retired the first batter of that final frame. A few runners got on, however, and an error opened the door for the Lady Bucs to score five runs for a 7-4 victory at Midway Softball Complex.

The early innings of the game were ruled by the pitchers, Padua’s Abby Cunningham and Milford’s Morgan Abbott. Cunningham was in trouble just once through five innings. That came in the first, when Rajene Bowe tripled to open the game and Darby Brennan laid down a bunt single, followed by a stolen base, to put runners on second and third with no outs. Read more »

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Padua too strong for Archmere in soccer matinee

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CLAYMONT – Padua took control early in its nonconference soccer game at Archmere on May 2, scoring five first-half goals on the way to a 6-0 win. Julia Detwiler and Ashlee Brentlinger each scored a pair of goals and added an assist for the Pandas, the top-ranked team in Delaware.

Padua controlled possession throughout and peppered Auks keeper Kyra Giakas with shots all afternoon. Those times Archmere was able to extend into Pandas territory, the visitors’ formidable back line sealed the door shut. Padua keeper Katie Szczerba was called on to make just one save. Read more »

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Pandas shut out Archmere as Cunningham limits Auks to six hits

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CLAYMONT – Abby Cunningham fired a six-hit shutout, and Padua rebounded from a loss on Saturday with a 6-0 win in nonconference softball over Archmere on May 1 in Claymont. Read more »

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