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Boys Lacrosse: Finding replacements key to Gateway's success

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Gateway boys lacrosse team.

"The Gateway lacrosse team is entering a new era in 2015.

This "new era" is not the result of a coaching or venue change. Rather, it stems from the graduation of 20 seniors who played for the club team for the first five years of their existence and the creation of a middle school program in the school district.

"We've always had that challenge of getting players developed in high school whereas other schools had feeder systems," said coach John Washington, the only head coach Gateway lacrosse has had during its five years of existence. "Now we have kids who understand the game and can catch and throw. This will put us a lot further along than we have in the past."

The program started in 2010 on the curiosity of Washington's son Jack, who is now attempting to play for the club team at Edinboro University. He saw some old lacrosse equipment in the family basement, collected by his father when he attended the Virginia Military Institute in the 1980s on a football scholarship, where John was the traveling roommate of future Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mark Stock."

 

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Alumni Update – Drew Nosbisch (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's swimming and diving team concluded the 2015 James E. LongneckerNosbisch GC Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships Saturday night by finishing second overall with 582.5 team points. Westminster won the meet with 827.5 team points.

 

Grove City closed the meet by taking second in the 400 free relay. Sophomore Drew Nosbisch, sophomore Josiah Vehrs (Fresno, Calif./Homeschooled), senior Jim Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) and senior Caleb McKusick (Waconia, Minn./Homeschooled) combined for a runner-up time of 3:07.67.


Nosbisch, a Gateway graduate, also took third in the 100 free (46.64). 

 

(photo courtesy of Grove City College)

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Photo Journal: Boys Basketball WPIAL AAAA, Sec. 2 Gateway vs. McKeesport (Feb. 6)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Gateway is the home team and McKeesport the visitor in a WPIAL AAAA, Sec. 2 boys basketball game, Friday, February 6, 2015.  McKeesport was playing to stay at the top of their section and accomplished this by defeating Gateway 62-52.  McKeesport has a section record of 10-2, the same as Plum, to maintain a top berth going into the playoffs.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Photo Journal: Girls Basketball WPIAL AAAA, Sec. 2 Gateway vs. McKeesport (Feb. 6)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Gateway and McKeesport met in a WPIAL AAAA, Sec. 2 girls basketball game, Friday, February 6, 2015. Both entered the match with the same section records of 8-3 and the same goal of obtaining a better seed in the playoffs.  Gateway accomplished this by defeating McKeesport 45-35.

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Girls Basketball:Section title on the line for Gateway

Written by Keith Barnes on .

An entire season holding onto at least a share of Section 2-AAAA lead comes down to two key games for Gateway with a title on the line.

On Tuesday, the Gators start the week with a game against postseason-bound Plum, a team they defeated, 37-30, the first time the two teams met on Jan. 9. In that game, Jasmine Copeland and Alexis Smith led Gateway with 10 points apiece in a come-from-behind victory over the Mustangs.

After the Plum challenge, Gateway (11-7, 8-2) will have an opportunity to avenge its first section loss of the season when it hosts McKeesport (12-5, 8-2), which won, 46-37, in their first go-round. The Tigers have won their last five section games, led by Johnasia Cash, who is averaging 15.4 points per game and scored 16 in the win against the Gators.