Girls Basketball: Elizabeth Forward off to solid start

Written by Joe Koch on .

Six games into the season, the Elizabeth Forward High girls basketball team has a spotless overall record of 6-0, is 3-0 in Section 4-AAA and is playing a competitive out-of-section schedule.

Following tonight's out-of-section game at Pittsburgh City League member Obama Academy, the Warriors will compete in California University Hoopfest against two solid teams. After meeting Philadelphia Catholic League member Neumann-Goretti at 5 p.m. Saturday, the Warriors take on Beaver Area at 11 a.m. Sunday, also at California University.

The Warriors then will play their third game in three days with a 4:45 p.m. game next Monday against Grove City of District 10 in the Warriors' Betsy Invitational. The other teams in the tournament are McKeesport and Baldwin.

Elizabeth Forward has won all of its games by double-digit margins, except for a 49-41 victory on the road at section rival Thomas Jefferson.


Alumni Update - Josh Vasko (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson swimming & diving teams split a Presidents'Vasko WJ Athletic Conference meet at Saint Vincent as the women pulled out a victory.

The women's race came down to the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, that the Presidents captured first and third places in to win.


The W&J women improve to 7-1 in dual meets this season and 2-1 in the PAC after the 143-141 victory. The men dropped a 161-111 decision against the Bearcats to slip to 3-4 on the season with an 0-2 mark in the PAC.

Josh Vasko, a Elizabeth Forward graduate, qualified for the NCAA Diving Regionals with a school-record score of 500.10 in the one-meter dive.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Boys Basketball: Elizabeth Forward welcomes a new coach, but will use same 'Prota-col'

Written by Jordan Greer on .

Jordan Greer profiles the Elizabeth Forward boys basketball team.

2014 1204 ElizabethForward Basketball(Photo: South Fayette's Brett Brumbaugh, tries to stop Elizabeth Forward's George Prota during a game last season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Fans of the Elizabeth Forward Warriors will be seeing some new faces this season.

Following a 20-4 finish last year, the Warriors must replace nine seniors, including significant scorers such as Matt Bernadowski and JaQuan Davidson -- not to mention their head coach, Gerald Grayson, who departed to take the head coaching job at McKeesport Area, his alma mater.

First-year head coach Sam Kosanovich jumps to the boys' team after three successful years coaching the Elizabeth Forward girls. It is no surprise Kosanovich took the helm based on his coaching résumé.

"It's not a major transition for me because I'm entering my 25th year of coaching," Kosanovich said. "I've had 13 years as an assistant men's coach at Point Park University and also I've had three years as a head coach at South Park High School. So it's not a great transition because I've been there before.""


Hockey: Warriors off to strong start

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Elizabeth Forward started the season with two losses and a tie.

But since then, the Warriors have been unbeatable.

Elizabeth Forward carries a five-game winning streak into the Thanksgiving break, which puts the team in second place in Varsity Class C behind undefeated Carrick.


Alumni Update - Josie Madden (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Josie Madden led W&J into the PAC postseason with a goal and three assists in W&J's 6-0 rout of Thiel at AlexandreMadden WJ Stadium.

She played a part in the first four scores for the Presidents, assisting on the first, second and fourth goals while scoring the third.

The Elizabeth Forward graduate earned PAC Offensive Player of the Week.

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)