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Bishop McCort Senior Hosts Fashion Show

Bishop McCort Senior Hosts Fashion Show

Amanda Russell, Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Faith & Service

Heart Disease is the leading cause for death for woman. In the year 2009 alone, 292,188 women died of heart disease in the United States. Since then the number continues to rapidly increase leaving not just men’s but women’s lives in peril. Bishop McCort senior, Katie Downey, has dedicated an event to th...

McCort Girls’ Square Off in AA Finals

McCort Girls’ Square Off in AA Finals

Troy Smajda and Ben Vitovich
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

On Friday, February 26th the Bishop McCort Girls' Basketball team will play Marion Center for the District 6 title. The game will be played at Altoona High School at 6 P.M. The Crimson Crushers are 24-1 and the Stingers are 19-6 heading into the matchup. When asked about the game Junior point...

Forensics team heading to the big meet this Friday

Forensics team heading to the big meet this Friday

Derrick Yang, Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under News

This Friday, the Bishop McCort Forensics Speech team is going to the district competition, this year held at Johnstown high school. The team will be there competing for the whole day to earn the chance to go state competitions, however, there is another regional meeting on Monday which will qualify team...

A Long Awaited Homecoming

A Long Awaited Homecoming

Jylian Popovich, Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under News

On February 24th, Lauren Forte, a sophomore at Bishop McCort, was finally reunited with her dad after 10 long months. Major John Forte was stationed with the Area Support Group- Kuwait DPW, at Camp Arifjan, and is finally home! “I’m really excited to see him and I’m so happy that he can see m...

Haley Thomas reaches 1,000 points

Haley Thomas reaches 1,000 points

Hannah Aspey and Jylian Popovich, Writers
February 23, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

On January 26TH, Haley Thomas, a junior guard, led the Bishop McCort Crushers to a 60- 56 win against Forest Hills. This win kept them undefeated with a 17- 0 record. Coach John Haun stated, “These girls just didn’t want to lose, not tonight and not on our court.” With the Crushers traili...

Mini-Thon 2016

Mini-Thon 2016

Laken Cooper
February 23, 2016
Filed under News, Student Life

Dear Bishop McCort Family, Last year we began an effort to help a cause near and dear to all of us. Bishop McCort is in conjunction with The Four Diamond Foundation to raise money for cancer victims. Last year, we held our very own Mini THON. McCort raised over $8,000 for pediatric cancer patie...

Step Up Days

Step Up Days

Adam Karalfa, Jon Roseman, and Billy Wilson, Writers
February 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Students recently got an exciting look at what it’s like to be a true Crimson Crusher! Step Up Day this year was another success thanks to all of the great people that were involved in it once again. Step Up Day is a great opportunity for 8th graders from our local Catholic grade schools and from...

Bishop McCort Cheer

Bishop McCort Cheer

Charlies Li and Michael Melendez
February 22, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

The McCort Cheerleaders season started out as a struggle, but got progressively better as the season went on. As one cheerleader said, “It was a good season - we struggled at first but we will overcome everything.” After doing great in their regular season the cheer team traveled to Orlando, Flor...

McCort Boys’ Basketball Faces Tyrone in AA Playoffs

McCort Boys’ Basketball Faces Tyrone in AA Playoffs

Troy Smajda and Ben Vitovich
February 22, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Bishop McCort Boys’ basketball team faces Tyrone on Friday, February 19th in the first round of PIAA District 6 AA playoffs. The game will be played at Bishop Carroll High School at 6 P.M. The Crimson Crushers are 15-7 and are the 4th seed in the tournament. The Golden Eagles are 13-7 and a...

George Washington Visits McCort

George Washington Visits McCort

Jared Arcuri
February 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

George Washington, Dr. Bill Choby, visited McCort on Friday, February 12, 2016 to present the history of George Washington’s life to students. This presentation was very informative and included presentation aids such as a full military uniform, maps, and documents.

The History of President’s Day

The History of President’s Day

Derrick Yang, Writer
February 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

President’s Day was the Monday just behind us, despite the snowy weather it is another big shopping day following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Shopping on this three day weekend  seems to be the way how most people celebrate their President’s day nowadays, but there is something...

We Will Rise From Ashes

We Will Rise From Ashes

Adam Barnhart and Andy Paros, Writers
February 22, 2016
Filed under Student Life

On February 10th, 2016, students and faculty of Bishop McCort Catholic High school participated in the annual Ash Wednesday mass. Very reverend Father Crookston presided over the mass and delivered the Homily before the 12th grade Eucharistic ministers distributed the mark of the cross with the as...

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