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Bishop McCort vs Sewickley Academy

Bishop McCort vs Sewickley Academy

Brett Seitz and Bryce Bair

March 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Bishop McCort High School hockey team pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind win Thursday to beat Sewickley Academy 7-5 to advance to the PIHL semifinals. Trailing 4-2 midway through the second period. the Crushers scored three times in less than a minute. Matsvei Kurylovich started the scoring,...

Musical Preview

Musical Preview

Mattie Updyke, Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Musical season has come upon Bishop McCort High School once again! We are officially six weeks out from the first performance April 12th, and the drama club is slowly but surely putting the finishing touches on this year's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." The show, set in Russia during the early...

Crusher Baseball Preview

Crusher Baseball Preview

Alayna Moore, Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Spring is just around the corner and so is baseball season. The Crushers baseball team is one of the best known teams in the state. They won the PIAA State Championship back in 2012 and have been the State runners-up for the past two seasons. The Crushers have been named District 6 Champions 7 times...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Luke Tercek and Jerod Diamond

March 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On March 5, 2018, the PIAA spring sports season officially started. Although basketball and hockey playoff bids are still going on, practice for spring sports are underway. Boys tennis, baseball, softball, and track are now beginning their seasons. Due to the still lingering winter weather, practices...

Mini-THON Update

Mini-THON Update

Katie McCreery, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The 2018 Bishop McCort Mini-THON is well underway! Most recently, we have been challenging each homeroom to raise money through our annual penny wars. Mr. Bako has a nice lead over other homerooms, so don't forget to drop by his room and toss in some silver coins in his bucket! We also have had a bake...

Powerlifting Competition

Powerlifting Competition

Jared McIntosh, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year's powerlifting competition was held at Portage High School. The competition was held at the Portage Junior-Senior High School gym. Addison King was awarded first place in the female division, and Devin Nau won first place in the male division at the two 275 pound weight class. There were only...

The History of McCort

The History of McCort

Mattie Updyke, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

"But pal of mine, dear Catholic high school, I'll never forget you." Of course, many of us students will never be able to forget our four years spent roaming the halls of 25 Osborne Street, but how many of us know the history of our school? Johnstown Catholic High School opened in the fall of 1922...

Back-to-Back for Bako?

Back-to-Back for Bako?

Alayna Moore, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

At Bishop McCort "Penny Wars" is taken very seriously. What is Penny Wars? Penny Wars is a fundraiser created by the Mini Thon Committee to help raise money for the upcoming Mini Thon. The object of the fundraiser is to see which homeroom can collect the most pennies to raise the most money. Homerooms...

Senior Profile: Maggie Kovacic

Senior Profile: Maggie Kovacic

Katie McCreery

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Who's Who at McCort?

Maggie Kovacic, the National Honor Society President, was chosen for this week's Bishop McCort Senior Profile. She is a member of Mini-THON,  Mu Alpha Theta, L' Education en Vogue,  and SADD. You can find her working the gate at any sporting event here at Bishop McCort.  Maggie enjoys playing with her...

School Shooting in Parkland, FL

School Shooting in Parkland, FL

Mattie Updyke, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

What comes to your mind when you think about Valentine's Day? Flowers? Chocolates? Teddy bears and cutesy dates? For many people, Valentine's Day brings to mind images like these, but for students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, their memories are now stained with blood...

Boy’s District VI AA Playoffs

Boy’s District VI AA Playoffs

Ben Seidel, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018 District VI boys’ basketball standings have been finalized over the past week. The number one seed was earned by the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders. The second and third seeds were earned by Purchase Line and Bishop McCort. The top seed Marauders will face Blairsville in the first round. Purchase...

5 Wrestlers Qualify for Regional Tournament

5 Wrestlers Qualify for Regional Tournament

Keyli Smith, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

I interviewed senior wrestler Anthony Walters to talk about last weekend's district tournament. Q: How was it to win Districts? A: It felt great to win my 3rd district title. It's a great milestone for a high school career. Q: How did the team perform? A: 5 of us moved onto regionals (2 seniors, 1 sop...

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