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Kromka enjoying breakout season with Gateway boys basketball

By Michael Love
Like a number of his siblings before him, freshman John Paul Kromka was called upon to be a factor early in his Gateway varsity basketball ...
Gateway alums make PAC Honor Roll
By Michael Love
Several area graduates, including those from Gateway, are part of the Presidents Athletic Conference’s Fall Academic Honor Roll that was released last Friday. Those that made the list from Gateway are Stephen Gross, a freshman business major and football player at Carnegie Mellon University; Ryan Doyle, a junior business administration ...
Gators set for five matches at Montour Duals
By Michael Love
With the Section 1-AAA schedule behind them, Gateway varsity wrestlers are getting in as much mat competition as they can before the section tournament on Feb. 21. That competition includes Saturday’s Montour Duals at Montour High School. The Gators will wrestle five times, and the first match is slated to begin at ...
Gateway grad Nosbisch earns PAC, region honors for pool efforts
By Michael Love
Gateway graduate Drew Nosbisch, a sophomore on the Grove City men’s swim team, was named Men’s Swimmer of the Week last Friday for both the Presidents Athletic Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South, celebrating his efforts in recent meet competition. He earned two individual wins and helped ...
Gateway girls hoping to be in playoff mode
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls basketball team began the week at 6-2 in Section 2-AAAA and on the cusp of clinching a WPIAL Quad-A playoff spot for the fifth year in a row. Head coach Cornelius Nesbit said he wants his players to be in playoff mode now and play with that ...
Gateway hockey hopes to put a halt to losing skid
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity ice hockey team has lost 11 games in a row and is 2-14 after a 2-3 start. The Gators last won Oct. 31 against Greensburg-Salem. Their other victory was against McDowell, 8-5, in Erie on Oct. 20. Gateway will get another shot at McDowell on Thursday, and this time, ...
Gateway swimmers and divers in midst of a key section week
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys and girls swimming and diving teams competed only once in the past month entering Tuesday’s meet with Section 3-AAA foe Fox ...
Five Gateway grapplers returning to Allegheny County Tournament
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity wrestling team will send nine to this weekend’s 14th annual Allegheny County Tournament at Fox Chapel High School, and five of the nine will be returning to the annual January event. Back at the tournament will be sophomore Mason Boehm (120), seniors Justin Leone (138) and Jalen Key ...
Monroeville native going the distance for Cal U running squads
By Michael Love
Whether it’s on a cross country course in the fall or on a track in the winter or spring, Aaron Dinzeo feels right at home ...
Diggins leads Gateway boys bowling to victory
By Michael Love
Gateway junior Bailey Diggins isn’t slowing down as the WPIBL motors through January’s schedule. Diggins was in a zone against Serra Catholic last week, as he rolled a 269, a 265 and a 244 for a 778 series. The 269 game and 778 series both were season highs, and the games ...
McKeesport sprints to 75-61 victory over Gateway
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s basketball players have a message for their first-year coach: “Thank you.” While Gerald Grayson doesn’t hide his desire to be demanding, the Tigers boys coach ...
Spread offense seals Plum win over Gateway
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Plum got the lead back to double figures, it went to its finishing move. Plum spread into a four-corners offense late in Friday night’s game ...
Gateway grad Nicholson part of Michigan State’s big Cotton Bowl comeback
By Michael Love
Montae Nicholson still believed. He tried to help as many of his Michigan State teammates believe as well. Trailing 41-21 to Baylor in the fourth quarter of the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day, Nicholson and the rest of the Spartans faced an uphill climb. But Michigan State got one score, then another. ...
Gateway football’s Horner happy with Indiana State commitment
By Michael Love
John Horner, at 6-foot-5, is an athletic two-way football player, and he showed his talents this fall for the Gateway football team. That talent drew the ...
Positives for Gateway wrestlers contained in nonsection loss to Plum
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity wrestling team dropped a 52-21 nonsection match to rival Plum on Monday, but Gators head coach R.J. Santilli said there were some positives that came out of the match. Senior Jalen Key wrestled his first match of the season after recovering from a broken hand suffered right before ...
Gateway swim and diving teams gear up for stretch run
By Michael Love 9:30 a.m.
As the Gateway varsity boys and girls swimming and diving teams start competition in the new year, co-head swim coaches Garret Schmidt and Dawn Nicolazzo and diving head coach Mehran Hedjazi hope that efforts in meets and practices from December will give them a boost. The December portion of the schedule ...
Gators top Norwin to claim tourney title
By Michael Love 9:30 a.m.
The Norwin varsity boys basketball team came into Saturday’s Gateway Tournament championship game with the host Gators 8-1 overall, and that record included Friday’s 76-49 rout of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, the team that nipped Gateway in a game a couple of weeks earlier. But the Gators entered Saturday’s contest with ...
Plenty of big moments impacted 2014 Gateway sports scene
By Michael Love 9:30 a.m.
Gateway and Franklin Regional face each other in almost every sport, and the matchups between the neighboring rivals often are competitive and intense. The athletes know ...
Gateway to get more on-mat experience at Southmoreland
By Michael Love
Gateway’s young wrestling team is navigating its way through the early part of the 2014-15 season, and head coach R.J. Santilli said one of the ...
Gateway to honor late football standout Curtis Bray
By Karen Kadilak
In one of several tributes in Western Pennsylvania and the Midwest so far, Gateway plans to retire the number of the late football great Curtis ...
Girls squads set for holiday tournaments
By Michael Love
Numerous girls basketball teams will spend the break between Christmas and New Year’s Day mixing it up at area tournaments. They hope to use them as a springboard into January as they begin the important stretch run in section play. That is the case for Franklin Regional, Plum and Gateway who will ...
Boys basketball teams ready for tourney challenges
By Michael Love
The stretch run in the bruising Section 2-AAAA race will take a back seat over the next few days as the Plum, Gateway and Franklin ...
Pitcairn keeps dartball tradition alive
By Michael Love
Bill Farbarik stepped to the line and sized up the board about 25 feet away. He unleashed his allotment of darts at a board designed to ...
Harris develops into team leader for Gateway boys
By Alex Oltmanns
For Daylon Harris, the attention is in the details. Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 195 pounds, Harris is one of the most athletic players in the ...
Gateway girls roll to victory in Section 2 opener
By Alex Oltmanns
The Gateway girls basketball team’s Section 2-AAAA opener could not have started out any better. Coming off a 42-26 loss in the season opener to defending ...

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