Gateway girls suffer first loss
By Michael Love
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
The Gateway varsity girls bowling team tasted defeat for the first time this season, as the Gators lost to Penn Hills, 5-2, last week at Nesbit's Lanes in Plum.
The loss put Gateway into a three-way tie with Plum and Penn Hills for the top spot in the Northeast section at 3-1.
The top two teams from each section advance to the WPIBL tournament at the end of the 10-match regular season.
Junior Tori Smith led the Gators against Penn Hills with a 581 series — she had Gateway's only two 200-plus games of the match, as she rolled a 207 in game one and a 203 in game three.
Fellow junior Angela Chusko, who remained the section leader in average at 209.17, added a 561 series with her best game of 195 coming in game two.
Junior Morgan Sayre added a 432 series for three games, while senior Cassie Doege recorded a three-game series of 468.
Jennica Hagerich bowled on varsity for the first time this season, and she contributed a 447 series, with a high game of 168 in game two.
On the boys side, Penn Hills scored a 7-0 win over Gateway to improve to 3-1 and stay one game behind Plum (4-0) for the top spot in the section standings.
The Gators and Woodland Hills, which fell to Plum last week, dropped into a tie for third with 2-2 records.
Junior Jon McAnany had a career day for Gateway, as he scored a 701 series. It was the third-highest series in the Northeast section through four weeks and his 246 score in game one was a career high.
He added a 212 in game two and rolled a 243 in game three.
McAnany entered this week with a 200 average.
Freshman Bailey Diggins scored a 208 in game three, and that capped off a 566 series.
Fellow freshman Ryan Skladany contributed a 522 series, with his high of 196 coming in game two.
Sophomore Jared Sheffler also bowled three games and finished with a 392 series.
Junior Dylan Shumaker, sophomore Nick Crawford and senior Brandon Castleberry each rolled a game in the fifth varsity spot.
Gateway hosted winless St. Joseph on Wednesday in matches that were to be contested past the deadline for this week's edition.
The Gators bowl Burrell at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412- 388-5825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- 4 dead in ‘horrific’ Armstrong County crash
- Rice cornerback among 3 draft prospects to visit Steelers
- Astronomers find most Earth-like planet yet
- UPMC: As many as 27,000 employees affected in data breach
- NHL notebook: Blues begin series without T.J. Oshie
- Kovacevic: Bylsma’s moves — yes, moves — pay off
- Connellsville blanks Latrobe, eyes being factor in playoff race
- ‘Frozen’ soundtrack: Kids can’t ‘Let It Go’
- Dancer Hadala retiring after storied career with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
- Pirates notebook: Tabata OK’d to return to play
- Springdale’s Lock hits walk-off slam to give rival Riverview 1st loss