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Comp Dance Team Ends Season as Grand Champs

What does it take to be a three-time national champion? McDowell’s Competition Dance Team knows. The team takes long sweaty hours to learn a choreographed dance and perfect the routine, and of course, they have to make sure everyone is doing the same move, at the same time. The Competition …

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McDowell Competitors Play the Field

Some people might think Track and Field is just NASCAR on foot, but there are many other events that don’t require its competitors to run in an oval; they are the “field” events. These include the long jump, triple jump, high jump, and pole vault. In addition to jumping events, …

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Female Athlete of the Month: Megan Kraus

Victories and team success takes a lot more than just in-season preparation– just ask junior pitcher Megan Kraus. Kraus is April-May’s Trojan Times Online Female Athlete of the Month due to her superb performance on and off of the field. In 60 innings of work on the mound for the …

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Orlando Returning to McDowell

After nine years as a member of Cathedral Prep’s coaching staff, offensive guru Brad Orlando will return to his alma mater for the 2014 season. Coach Orlando, who designed the offense that won the 2012 PIAA AAAA Championship, previously coached at McDowell from 1999-2004.  Aside from Prep’s 2012 campaign, Coach …

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Families Lace Up for Mothers

If you have a mother who likes to spend her time breaking a sweat, consider signing up for the Mother’s Day 5K, held on May 11 on Beach 1 at Presque Isle State Park. The race will start at 8:30 am, and consists of a 3.1 mile loop on the …

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Softball’s Spring Break

Spring Break is typically everyone’s week to sleep in and relax. However, for the McDowell Softball team, the season never ends.  This past spring break, the girls traveled to Florida, where they lost to Notre Dame Academy (OH) 8-7. Their second game was a 12-1 victory against Chantilly (VA).   …

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On your Marks, Get Set, Glow!

The Glow Run is traveling to Erie and taking off at Penn State Behrend’s campus track. The Glow Run is a 5K race with a unique twist. It will span approximately 3.1 miles of multiple black light zones, end with a glowing finish line chute and arch, and consist of …

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Lacrosse Players Butt Heads in Full Contact Controversy

In the United States, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport on two feet. Although the passion of its athletes remains equal, lacrosse is a truly diverse game when it comes to gender. The men play the contact version of thesport meaning that they are allowed to make contact with the opposing …

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McDowell Wrestlers Fall Short at States

On March 6, four student athletes traveled to Hershey, PA, for the 2014 PIAA Individual State Championships. The individuals who participated were sophomore Charles Lenox and seniors Coleman Cousins,Tyree Spearman, and Scot Augustine. Before going to Hershey, all four had to go through rugged training to get there. Lenox, Cousins, …

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