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WPIAL Track & Field Results - 5/17/24

Yesterday, the  1600 meter Relay Team of Michael Howard, Nizaiah Heller, Lemuel Nortey, and Caleb Bell wrapped up their season at the WPIAL Track and Field Championships yesterday by blowing away the competition in their heat,  running a time that moved them into 22nd place on Gateway’s All-Time performance Honor Roll.
Congratulations to these student-athletes!!

Boys Tennis Heading to Hershey for PIAA Quarter Finals

The Boys Tennis Team will be traveling to Hershey PA for an 8:00 AM Match vs Lower Merion Friday May 17th in the Quarterfinals Round of the PIAA 3A BOYS' TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP.  With a win, the team will play 8 AM Saturday May 18th.

 TICKETS:

Admission tickets for each match will be sold online, no tickets will be sold at the event.   

To purchase tickets, https://www.piaa.org/sports/tickets.aspx?from=hellobar here and select Tennis, then classification, and then the specific match.

See link below for live scoring:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fEUHMEDd4Usy_NSoIB_Yxlfa5zzqhhzR3zwVUI6Hbgo/edit#gid=1233378267

Sports Physicals for 2024-2025 School Year

The PIAA has changed the rules, effective immediately, regarding the earliest date one can receive a physical for the upcoming school year. In the past, the physicals needed to be completed on or after June 1st of each new school year and were good for the entire school year unless the student obtained an injury. For the 2024-2025 school year, and going forward they have changed this date to on or after May 1st. The idea is that students will still be in school and therefore communication regarding offered physicals will be more effective.  As a result, we will be holding our school sports physicals for the upcoming school year on Monday, May 13, from 3:00-5:00pm in the high school nurses office. If your student(s) entering grades 7-12 for the upcoming school year are interested in participating in a school sport, this is a great opportunity to have this done and out of the way before summer break. The cost of the physical is $15 cash only. Students should wear shorts and wear their contacts or bring their glasses if they wear them. Please make sure to print out the attached forms and bring them along. Parents/Guardians must complete and sign the health history form prior to the student receiving the physical. In addition, parents will not be able to complete the online athletic forms until the Skyward rolls over in mid to late June. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the athletic office at

412-373-5750.

Gateway Boys Tennis Advances to WPIAL Championship with 3-2 Win over Upper St. Clair

Gateway advances to the WPIAL title match against #1 seed and undefeated North Allegheny (15-0) in a rematch of last year’s final. The match is scheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 PM at the Janet L. Swanson Tennis Center on the campus of Washington and Jefferson College. The win also qualifies Gateway for the PIAA Team Tennis Tournament.

 

Boys Volleyball Game on 5/7/24 - stream link:

The boys volleyball game at Latrobe will be livestreamed by The Wildcats Network and can be watched free of charge. Please see link below:

https://webca.st/247417

Volleyball Deer Lakes @ Gateway (05/02/24)

The Gators got their groove back on Tuesday night in the Swamp in a critical late-season section match against the Deer Lakes Lancers that saw the Gators sweep the Lancers 3-0 to secure a big dub for their last regular season home match of the season.  Making the occasion all the more special, Gateway also recognized their seniors this evening, and it was, in fact, a senior-dominated line-up that left the Lancers looking lost on this night.  In the first set, Gateway set the pace for the evening with a thunderous 25-07 drubbing with their all-senior lineup; in the second set, some of the baby Gators were worked into the lineup to secure a 25-17 win; and in the third and final set, several first-year senior players made their Varsity debut and helped to secure a strong 25-16 close.  Tonight was all about honoring the young men who will be graduating in just a few short weeks, so the shoutouts go to senior squad: Chase Anthony, Clinton Idris, Jace Beam, Alec Dunsmore, Aiden Gerhart, Will Hansmann, Ryan Hoffner, Tim Hudson, Keagan Kyper, Daniel McGeorge, Jake Pawlowski, Jake Santo, Bertram "JR" Sherman, and Diego Valentin.  For their final regular season matchup before playoffs, the Gateway boys will travel cross-county to rustic Greater Latrobe for a final section match against the feisty Wildcats to determine who finishes the season in second place in WPIAL AA-Section 2 ball.

Norwin 9-10 Invitational Track & Field Championships on 5/2/24

Yesterday, at the Norwin 9-10 Invitational Track and Field Championships, the Gators roared! For the Girls team, Kalee Kellman won the High Hurdles and placed 2nd in the 300 hurdles; Jace Smith placed 3rd in the 100 and 7th in the 300 hurdles; Jailee Allen placed 3rd in the 2 Mile run, and Joslynn Joseph’s placed 6th in the High Jump. For the Boys Team, Carlos Diggs won the 100 and 200, and Michael Howard took 2nd in the 400, Kacey Carter took 3rd in the High Jump, Isaiah Kelley placed 4th inthe 100, 7th in the 200, and anchored the 400 Relay to 3rd place, and Robert Kennedy placed 7th in the Mile Run! In addition many other Gators achieved multiple Personal Records in their events! Congratulations to these young women and men!

GATOR BOYS TENNIS OPENS WPIAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 5-0 SHUTOUT 

Posted on: May 2, 2024

The 3 single and 2 doubles contests were decided in straight sets as the Gators dominated from the start.  Adam Memije (11), Zidaan Hassan (11) & Logan Memije (10) were dominant at the one, two & three singles, respectively.

 

Rounding out the action were Matthew Bandos (12), Zane Almoukamal (12) at first doubles. Blake Marsh (12) Troy Boden (10) closed out the scoring at second doubles.

 

Gators host Pine-Richland on the GHS courts today, Thursday May 2.  Match time is 3:30 PM.

 

Volleyball - Gateway @ Armstrong 4/30/24

The Gateway Boys Volleyball team suffered a tough in-section loss in an away match against the Armstrong River Hawks on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.  After a slow, labored start in the first set (Armstrong 25 - Gateway 12), momentum was firmly in the talons of the River Hawks heading into the latter sets.  In the second set, the Gators nearly chomped their way back to prominence before losing a nail-biter 26-24, and despite some fiery play in the third set, the River Hawks ultimately flew to glory with a 25-20 clincher.  The Gators will look to find their swagger in time for a quick turnaround against Deer Lakes in a pivotal Senior Night match set for this upcoming Thursday in the Swamp.  JV play will begin at 6:00 and will immediately be followed by Senior Night recognition and varsity play.

 

Track & Field Results - 4/27/24

Saturday, at the South Fayette Invitational,  which featured over 50 teams,  several Gators earned medalist recognition for their outstanding performances:  For the girls team Kiki Pitts and Kalee Kellman placed 3rd and 8th respectively in the 100m Hurdles. Kiki also placed 6th in the 300m low hurdles, and Taniya Denson placed 8th in the Pole Vault, and the 1600m Relay team of Jace Smith, Joslynn Joseph’s, Pitts and Kellman ran to an 8th place finish.

For the boys team, Dino Nadarevic led the way by winning the discus and the shotput, setting a meet record if 57’ 6” in the shotput in the process. Kenny Lewis also shone bright, winning the 200m dash and finishing a close second in the 100 meter dash. He then anchored the 400m Relay team of Jonathan Nelson, Sid Bryant, Caleb Bell, and himself to a second place finish.  Caleb Bell also placed 2nd in the the 400 and anchored the 1600m Relay team of Nizaiah Helker, Isaiah Kelley, Lemuel Nortey and himself to a 5th place on the podium. Finally, Austin Lockhart secured 5th place in the Triple Jump. All of these medalist performances took the team to a 2nd place in the team standings. Congratulations  to the team and to these student athletes! 

 

Boys Volleyball - Mars (3) - Gateway (0) 04/23/24

The Gateway Boys Volleyball team outlasted the Derry Trojans in an absolute barnburner on Thursday night (04/25/24) in the Swamp.  Momentum swung back and forth throughout the evening, as Derry claimed the first set (Derry 27- Gateway 25) before falling to the Gators in the second and third sets (Gateway 25 - Derry 23 & Gateway 25 - Derry 16).  Just when it seemed like the Trojans were done for, they caught the Gators off guard in the fourth set with Derry coming out on top 25-22.  After the Gators won the fifth-set coin toss, they finished what they started and defended their home turf with a thunderous 15-6 dub in the final set in order to take home a coveted section win and avenge their prior loss to Derry earlier in the season.  With this victory, the Gators improved to 4-3 in Section 2-AA and 7-3 on the season.  With this loss, Derry falls to 2-4 in Section 2-AA play and 5-6 overall on the season.  The Gators were led in kills by Alec Dunsmore (OPP), Darious Farrar (OH), and Ryan Hoffner (OH); led in blocks by middle hitters Jake Santo and Jake Pawlowski; and led in serving aces by the fiery Keagan Kyper.  Gateway returns to action on Tuesday of next week when they travel for another important section match that will take place against the Armstrong River Hawks.

 

Gateway duo of Zidaan Hassan and Logan Memije Win WPIAL Doubles Tennis Championship

No. 1 seed Zidaan Hassan and Logan Memije of Gateway defeated No. 2 Ronan Gibbons and Ari Plutko of Upper St. Clair in the WPIAL Doubles Tennis finals 4-6, 6-1,6-4.

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/new-gateway-duo-wins-wpial-doubles-title-montour-team-makes-school-history/ 

 

 

Volleyball - 4/23/24

The Gateway Boys Volleyball team lost a tough fought battle with Section 2 - AA leaders Mars on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024, in the Swamp.  Despite some tenacious front row play - notably from Alec Dunsmore (OPP), Jace Beam (S/OPP), and Darious Farrar (OH) - and some ridiculous displays of athleticism in the back row - notably from Keagan Kyper and Owen Echegaray - the Fighting Planets' well-rounded, diverse offense and spirited defense were too much for the Gators to overcome.  Following this contest, the Gators fall into 3rd place in Section 2 - AA with a section record of 3-3 and an overall record of 6-3, and Mars continues its perfect season with a current section record of 6-0 and an overall record of 12-0.  Looking ahead, the Gators will look to avenge an early season loss to their only other team that they've lost to this season, the Derry Trojans, with a home section match on Thursday, April 25th, 2024.  JV play will begin at 6:00 p.m., and Varsity will immediately follow afterwards.

 

Track & Field - 4/22/24

Monday, despite a stellar team effort and some terrific performances, the Gator boys Track team was unable to overcome the loss of stalwart distance runner Kefimba Cisse and fell to Central Catholic 80-70 in a contest that wasn’t settled until the last event. Winners included Dino Naderevic in the Shot and Discus, Kenny Lewis in the 100, 200, and 400 meter relay, Kairell McCoy in the 1600 and 800, Dyson Harper in the high jump , Nathan Eichenmiller in the pole vault, and Caleb Bell in the 400.
Congratulations to these young men!

Girls:
Oakland Catholic 100  Gateway 49
Gateway 112   McKeesport 23

Boys: 
Central Catholic  80  Gateway 70
Gateway 96  McKeesport 47

Volleyball News: Senior Alec Dunsmore was nominated and selected as one of the AA Players of the week 

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/gateway-boys-volleyball-making-playoff-push-in-section-2-2a/

Ranked WPIAL Boys Volleyball Teams from TribLive - 4/22/24

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/ranked-wpial-boys-volleyball-teams-aim-to-remain-in-contention-during-seasons-stretch-run/

Track & Field Results - 4/20/24

Saturday, Butler High School hosted over 90 schools for their invitational Track and Field Championships. The Gateway Boys team placed 7th overall behind a number of medalist performances. They were led by Dino Naderevic , who won the Discus throw and took 2nd place in the Shot Put. In addition Kenny Lewis placed 7th in the 200m dash and 8th in the 100, then anchored the 400m relay team of Jon Nelson, Caleb Bell, Carlos Diggs and himself to the Bronze medal and 3rd place. Finishing just outside of the medals were Caleb Bell, 9th in the 400, Austin Lockhart, 11th in the Triple Jump, and the 11th place 1600 meter relay team of Diggs, Bell, Deuce Cromerdie, and Michael Howard.  Kiki Pitts also had an outstanding race in the 100m Hurdles, placing 10th. Congratulations to these student athletes for their performances!

Good luck, Gators!

 

Boys Volleyball - Gateway (3) - Penn Hills (0) 04/17/24

On Wednesday night (04/17/24), the Gators Boys Volleyball team swept the visiting Penn Hills Indians in three sets to take home a non-conference win and improve their overall record to 6-2 in AA, Section 2 ball.  The Gators were led offensively by Alec Dunsmore (OPP/OH), Ryan Hoffner (OH), Jake Pawlowski (MB), and Jace Beam (S/OPP).  Defensively, the efforts of defensive specialists Keagan Kyper, Chase Anthony, and Owen Ecehgarary helped to lead the Gators to victory.  Gateway currently sits in 2nd place in Section 2-AA with a 3-2 record, and their next official action takes place next Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024, in a home match against the first-place Mars Planets.

 

GATEWAY TENNIS DOUBLES TEAMS FINISH 1st & 4th AT SECTION 1 3A DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on: April 16th, 2024

 

Like Section Singles, Tuesday was a marathon day with the local weather forecast calling for spring showers all day Wednesday! Playing as the tournaments #1 seed, Zidaan Hassan & Logan Memije were dominant in the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and championship matches. Zidaan Hassan & Logan Memije secured the first seed out of the section 1 3A doubles championship.

 

Matthew Bandos & Troy Boden playing out of the 11th seed had early success beating the 6th seed in the first round and the 3rd seed in the quarterfinal round. They then fell to Franklin Regional's 1 and 2 teams in the semifinals and consolation matches. Matthew Bandos & Troy Boden secured the fourth and final seed out of section 1 3A doubles championship.

 

As a result of their accolades on the court this season, both Gators doubles teams now advance to next week’s WPIAL Tennis Doubles Championship, which is set to start on Tuesday (April 23rd, 2024) at North

https://wpial.org/tournaments/?id=15     

Track & Field Results from 4/16/24:

Boys

Franklin Regional 82.   Gateway 68
Franklin Regional 121    Woodland Hills 29
Gateway 93                     Woodland Hills 46

Girls
Franklin Regional 109.     Gateway 41.
Franklin Regional 91         Woodland Hills 58
Woodland Hills 79             Gateway 63

 

GATEWAY GATORS BOYS TENNIS FINISH SECTION PLAY WITH 5-0 SHUTOUT OF CONNELLSVILLE

Under perfect weather conditions the Gators defeated Section 1 rivals Connellsville Monday afternoon.

The win secured the Section 1 3A Championship for the second year in a row. The Gators return to action Thursday as they travel to Greater Latrobe.  Match time is scheduled for 3:30 PM.

 

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2024-2025 school year  will be April 15-18th for high school and middle school (7th-12th grade). April 15-16 the time will be 5-8pm, the 17th and 18th time will be TBD. This is for students that will be entering grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year. Please see important parent information in your Skyward blast regarding tryouts. If you have any questions, please contact coach Ritter at iritter@gatewayk12.org. 

 

ADAM MEMIJE & ZIDAAN HASSAN FINISH 1 & 2 IN SECTION 1 SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP IN ALL GATEWAY FINAL

Posted on: April 5th, 2024

With day one of the Section 1 AAA canceled due to Spring Showers, Thursday setup a marathon day inside the Greensburg Racquet Club!  Adam Memije and Zidaan Hassan were both dominating in the Quarterfinals and Semifinals, and Adam didn’t lose a game until he and his fellow teammate met in the Championship match, echoing the same dynamics from last year’s Singles Championship.  Playing their third match of the day in less than a two-hour window of time, Adam and Zidaan had a friendly yet competitive match that ultimately ended with Adam earning the top spot.   

As a result of their accolades on the court this season, both Gators now advance to next week’s WPIAL Singles Championship, which is set to start on Tuesday (April 9th, 2024) at Bethel Park.

Tournament Summary

 

First Round

#1 Adam Memije (Gateway) Bye

#2 Zidaan Hassan (Gateway) Bye

 

Quarterfinals

#1 Adam Memije (Gateway) def. Avery Shaeffer (Plum) 10-0

#2 Zidaan Hassan (Gateway) def. Max Snyder (Norwin) 10-0

 

Semifinals

#1 Adam Memije (Gateway) def. Prem Nadesan (FR) 6-0, 6-0

#2 Zidaan Hassan (Gateway) def. Colin Stalker (FR) 6-1, 6-4

 

Championship

#1 Adam Memije (Gateway) def. #2 Zidaan Hassan (Gateway) 6-2, 6-4

Gateway boys tennis sets course on WPIAL title defense - posted March 31, 2024

https://tribhssn.triblive.com/gateway-boys-tennis-sets-course-on-wpial-title-defense/

 

GATOR BOYS TENNIS ROLLS PAST HEMPFIELD IN SECTION PLAY WITH 5-0 SHUTOUT

Posted on: March 20th, 2024

For the third day in a row in bitter weather conditions the Gators defeated Section 1 rival Hempfield Wednesday afternoon, 5-0. 

The 3 single and 2 doubles contests were decided in straight sets as the Gators dominated from the start.  Adam Memije (11), Zidaan Hassan (11) & Logan Memije (10) were dominate at the one, two & three singles, respectively.

 

Rounding out the action were Matthew Bandos (12), Blake Marsh (12) at first doubles.  Zane Almoukamal (12) Troy Boden (10) closed out the scoring at second doubles.

 

The Gators are 2-0 in Section play.  The Gators host Section rival Franklin Regional on the GHS courts Tuesday March 26.  Match time is 3:30 PM.

Match Summary – 03/20/2024

Gateway 5, Hempfield 0

1st singles: Adam Memije (G) def. Macklkin Harbaugh (H) 6-0, 6-0.

2nd singles: Zidaan Hassan (G) def. Chase Regester (H) 6-0, 6-0.

3rd singles: Logan Memije (G) def. Nick Miller (H) 6-0, 6-0.

 

1st doubles: Matthew Bandos & Blake Marsh (G) def.  Micah Lohr & Nguyen Lam (H) 6-1, 6-1.

2nd doubles: Zane Almoukamal & Troy Boden (G) def.  Tengo Kandelaki & Francisco Lopez Diaz (H) 6-0, 6-0.


 

GATEWAY GATORS TAKE CARE OF KISKI WITH 4-1 WIN

Posted on: March 20th, 2024
Under windy and bitter weather conditions for the second day this week the Gators, defeated Kiski Tuesday afternoon on the GHS Courts, 4-1.  
The Gators will travel to Hempfield today.  Match time is 3:30 PM.            

 Match Summary – 03/19/2024
Gateway 4, Kiski 1
1st singles: Matthew Bandos (G) def. Kody Cessna (K) 6-4, 6-3.
2nd singles: Troy Boden (G) def. Cole Austin Beck (K) 6-0, 6-1.
3rd singles: Ronin Wilczek (K) def. Blake Marsh (G) 5-7, 2-6.

1st doubles: Zane Almoukamal & Abuzar Hameez (G) def. Luke Snedecor & Cole Graf (K) 6-2, 6-2.                                 
2nd doubles: Wasay Syed & Max Fry (G) def. Grayson Johngarlo & Max Holm (K) 4-6, 6-0, 7-2.                                            
                   

GATEWAY GATORS OPEN SECTION PLAY WITH 5-0 SHUTOUT OF NORWIN KNIGHTS

Posted on: March 19th, 2024

Under bitter weather conditions the Gators, defeated neighboring Section 1 rival Norwin Monday afternoon on the GHS Courts, 5-0. 

 The 3 single contests were decided in straight sets as the Gators pulled away early.  Adam Memije (11), Zidaan Hassan (11) & Logan Memije (10) handled the duties at one, two & three singles, respectively.

Rounding out the action were Matthew Bandos (12), Zane Almoukamal (12) at first  doubles.  Blake Marsh (12) Troy Boden (10) closed out the scoring at second doubles.

The Gators open the Section record to 1-0.  The Gators host the Kiski on the GHS courts today.  Match time is 3:30 PM.

Match Summary – 03/18/2024

Gateway 5, Norwin 0

1st singles: Adam Memije (G) def. Max Cole (N) 6-0, 6-0.

 

2nd singles: Zidaan Hassan (G) def. Cole Kubistek (N) 6-0, 6-1.

 

3rd singles: Logan Memije (G) def. Michael Barone (N) 6-0, 6-0.

 

1st doubles: Matthew Bandos & Zane Almoukamal (G) def. Nick Patter & David Boyer (N)

6-2, 6-2.

 

2nd doubles: Blake Marsh & Troy Boden (G) def. Cole Gurekovich & Luke Valdes (N) 6-0, 6-1.

          

 

PIAA Bowling Championships

This past weekend our Gateway Bowling Team competed at the State Championships.  They made it to the finals finishing 4th. Pictured L-R Joey Jurczak,  Kai Jones,  Chase Owens,  Allon Wallace Jr,  Jordan Trenga,  Landon Lohr and (Captain) Alex Keeling-Oliver.  Joey Jurczak also finished 15th in Singles. Congratulations Gators! 

PIAA Swim Championship Updates

So far, Hunter Raymer placed 8th in the 200 IM yesterday and this morning broke his own school record in the 500 free which he will swim in Finals tonight.

Congratulations on making it to the PIAA Swimming & Diving Championships! Please see below information if you wish to watch or follow. 

 

PCN’s LIVE coverage of the 2024 PIAA Swimming & Diving Championship Finals will air from Wednesday, March 13, to Saturday, March 16. Watch on cable in PA or streaming on demand with PCN Select.

 

Here is some helpful information: 

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Gateway Hockey Playoffs

Come out and support our Gateway Hockey team in the 1st round of playoffs on Tuesday 3/12. The puck drops at 5:40pm at Ice Castle in Castle Shannon. Good luck Gators!

Boys Basketball Team Heading to State Playoffs

The Gator boys basketball team, the number seven seed from the WPIAL, will face district three champion, Mechanicsburg at Mechanicsburg High School on Friday, March 8th at 6pm in the first round of the PIAA tournament. The Gators earned their entry via an exciting 53-51 elimination game win over section rival Kiski Area. Advancing with a win would mean Gateway would play the winner of Shaler Area & Greencastle-Antrim in the round of 16 next Tuesday, March 12th. 

All Tickets are $8 and must be purchased online at Hometown Ticketing. Link is below.

https://piaa.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/4112?es=v3vqtahs8vkb199sbfpkgc9p9h

Friday night's game will also be live streamed at the following link: 

https://www.meridix.com/event/246440

Good luck Gators!

Gateway Bowling won Western Regionals - Bowler Joey Jurczak qualifies for State Championships

Congratulations to the Gateway Gators Bowling Team on winning the Western Pennsylvania Regional Team Championships this past weekend. Winning over Franklin Regional 2-0 in the Finals. Punching their ticket to the State Championships in Lancaster on March 16th. Pictured L-R Head Coach Joe Bowman, Jordan Trenga, Kai Jones, Joey Jurczak,  Alex Keeling-Oliver (Captain) Allon Wallace Jr,  Chase Owens,  Landon Lohr and Assistant Coach Walt Oliver. 

 

Here are the results from the WPIAL meets last week:

AAA  Boys

Hunter Raymer - 3rd place 200 Individual Medley, 4th place 500 Freestyle (advances to the PIAA Championships)

Gunner Raymer - 6th place 200 Freestyle, 10th place 100 Freestyle (advances to the PIAA Championships)

Mark DiPalma - 12th place 200 Freestyle, 11th place 100 Freestyle

Owen Echegaray - 13th place 100 Butterfly, 21st place 100 Breastroke

 

200 Medley Relay - Ben Echegaray, Kaden Gibson, Owen Echegaray, Colton Park - 18th place

 

200 Free Relay - Hunter Raymer, Gunner Raymer, Mark DiPalma, Colton Park - 10th place

400 Free Relay - Hunter Raymer, Gunner Raymer, Mark DiPalma, Owen Echegaray - 9th place- (advances to the PIAA Championships)

 

AA Girls

Aliya Rassiane - 50 Free - 5th place, 100 Fly - 5th place (advances to PIAA Championships)

Mallory Brown - 200 Free- 13th place, 500 Free - 7th place (advances to PIAA Championships)

McKenna Brown -  200 Free - 10th place, 100 free 8th place (advances to PIAA Championships)

Gianna Laurenti - 50 Free 14th place, 100 Breast 17th place

 

400 Free Relay - McKenna Brown, Mallory Brown, Gianna Laurenti, Aliya Rassiane - 4th place  (advances to PIAA Championships)

     

 

WPIAL Boys & Girls Swim Link Feb. 29-March 1st. 

Fans can watch the boys & girls swimming championships by clicking on the link below. Good luck Gators, bring us back some medals! 

https://www.flipsnack.com/tpg2020/2024-wpial-boys-girls-swimming-championships-program/full-view.html

Boys Basketball Playoffs

Congratulations to our basketball team who will compete in the second round of WPIAL Playoffs on Thursday 2/22/24 vs Franklin Regional at Norwin!  The game will start at 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased in advance thru GoFan at www.gofan.co/wpial.  The cost of the tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.  Cash tickets will be available at the doors as well.  ALL cash tickets at the door will be $7. A victory tonight will put the boys in the semi-finals and secure a spot in the PIAA playoffs.   Good luck Gators, bring us back that WIN!  

GMS Girls Soccer team won the Plum Middle School Stampede Tournament on February 25th

The GMS Girls Soccer team won the Plum Middle School Stampede Tourney on February 25th. Going 5-0-1 on the day. 7th Grader Emma Farley was outstanding in goal coming away with four shutouts and only giving up Three goals all day. In the Championship they defeated a tough all 8th Grade Plum team 1-0. The winning goal came from 6th grader Tori Colberg.

             

 

Gateway Swim Results

The Girls Swim Team finished their dual meet season with a win over Shaler and a tough loss to Plum. The Boys Team defeated Shaler and fought hard for a win against Plum that came down to the last relay. The following swimmers will compete in the WPIAL Championships at the University of Pittsburgh February 29 and March 1:

Mallory Brown         Gunner Raymer       Colton Park

McKenna Brown     Mark DiPalma

Aliya Rassaine        Owen Echegaray

Gianna Laurenti      Ben Echegaray

Hunter Raymer       Kaden Gibson

 

Bailey Steele will represent Gateway at the WPIAL Diving Championships to be held Friday, February 23 at North Allegheny High School.

Bocce Playoffs

Congratulations to our bocce team and good luck as they enter the playoffs on Thursday, 2/15/24 at Plum High School at 3:30pm.  Come out and show your support for the team! Good luck Gators and bring us back that win! 

Gateway Ice Hockey

The 2023-24 Gateway Gators Ice Hockey Team have just completed one of the single best records in PIHL history finishing the regular season with 15 wins - 0 Losses and 1 Tie.  They led all 44 PIHL JV teams in goals scored (109), Assists (106), Points (215) as well as Powerplay Goals (13). The Gators also had the highest powerplay percentage scoring on 35.1% of the time while on the man advantage. Connor Evans led the entire league in goals (32), assists (19), and Points (51) in 16 games played.  Seth Hunkele led all PIHL goaltenders with 11 wins in just 11 games played and finished with a career best 1.86 goals against average! Captains Blake Marsh, Noah Evans, and Hayden Hines are currently preparing the team for the PIHL playoffs, which will begin in late February/early March.  Stay tuned for specific dates and times!

 

Sports Physicals 2/15/24

We will be offering physicals for any student planning on participating in a spring school sport this year on Thursday, February 15, from 2:45-4:30pm, in the high school nurses office.  These are available for students in grades 7-12.  The cost of the physicals are $15 cash only.  If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they wear them.  No appointment is necessary.  Please remember to print out the health history and physical forms.  Parents MUST complete the health history form prior to seeing the doctor.  In addition, parents will need to complete the online athletic forms and upload the completed physical and health history forms.  This is done via the parents Skyward account by accessing online forms, athletics and fill in forms.  If your child participated in a fall or winter sport, they do not need a new physical, but you will need to complete a recertification and select the new sport of choice.  Please contact the athletic office with any questions at        412-373-5750.

 

Boys Basketball @ Belle Vernon 1/19/24

The boys basketball games at Belle Vernon scheduled for this evening have been postponed with a TBA date due to weather.  

Wrestling for 1/19/24

The Allegheny County Championship wrestling tournament scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow.

Gators Swim Results 1/18/24

The Girls swim team defeated Elizabeth Forward tonight by the score of 95-65. The boys swim team lost a nail biter 88-89 to Elizabeth Forward. Both teams are in action again on Tuesday against section rival Fox Chapel.

Gateway Swim Results 1/16/24

The boys swim team defeated Hempfield last night 109-75. The girls team lost a close meet to Hempfield 89-94. 

Gateway Senior Five Sport Athlete, Blake Marsh Recognized as the WNEP/22 the Point Scholar Athlete of the Year

Throughout the fall, when WNEP/22 the Point televises high school athletic events, scholar athletes from both schools participating in the televised contest are recognized as the respective scholar athletes of the week. At the end of the fall an overall scholar athlete is chosen as the scholar athlete of the year.  Gateway's own Blake Marsh, who participates in soccer, hockey, football, tennis and unified bocce for the Gators was selected for this prestigious honor. The WNEP/22 the Point television crew suprised Blake by delivering the $5,000 award check in a ceremony in the library. Congrats Blake! Well deserved and way to represent our school and community!

Athlete of the Year photo

 

Boys Basketball Ticket Info@ Franklin Regional 1/12/24

If you plan on attending the basketball game at Franklin Regional tonight, please see link below to purchase tickets in advance and beat the crowd:

https://gofan.co/event/1300936?schoolId=PA6378

Good luck to our boys on the road and to our girls that will be playing Franklin at home tonight.  Come out and support your Gators! 

 

Gateway Swim Defeats Last Three Opponents

January 4, 2024

Gateway Girls 102 Oakland Catholic 78

Gateway Boys 100 Central Catholic 76

 

January 8, 2024

Gateway Girls 85 Woodland Hills 77

Gateway Boys 84 Woodland Hills 54

 

January 11, 2024

Gateway Girls 73 Penn HIlls 57

Gateway Boys 76 Penn HIlls 64

 

The Following Swimmers achieved WPIAL Championship qualifying times:

Aliya Rassiane - 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM, 500 Free

Mallory Brown - 100 Back, 200 Free, 100 Fly

McKenna Brown - 100 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Fly

Gianna Laurenti - 100 Back, 50 Free

Hunter Raymer - 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly

Gunner Raymer 100 Back, 500 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Free

Gunner, Mallory, and McKenna have qualified for ALL 8 individual events for the WPIAL Championships!  Congratulations!

 

Gateway Swim defeats Norwin 1/2/24

In a tightly contested meet, the Girls Swim Team defeated Norwin 91-85 last night. The Boys Team also narrowly defeated Norwin 90-84. The following swimmers achieved WPIAL cuts:

McKenna Brown- 200 Free

Mallory Brown - 100 Breast

Gianna Laurenti - 100 Back

Hunter Raymer -100 Free

Gunner Raymer - 100 Fly

Mark DiPalma -50 Free

 

Gateway Gators Basketball With the Win

Gateway Gators came away with an impressing 82-43 win over Laurel Highland. To cap off the night, Jake Piver came off the bench and scored a career high 11 points knocking down three 3's!  Oh what a night for this young man on his senior night!

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Middle School Boys Basketball wins Serra Catholic's Winter Tournament on 12/27/23

’m pleased to email that we have won the 2023 Serra Catholic Middle School Winter Tournament by handling Franklin Regional B Team, McKeesport Middle School in pool

play, and Franklin Regional A Team in the championship game with the final score of 53-33. 

Here are some highlights:

Against McKeesport in the semi- final we were down for most of the game and in big foul trouble. Ahsan Harrison hit a key 3 to put us down 1 and then Maurice Joseph made the game winning layup to put us up 1 with 6 seconds to go from and assist by Sam Annankra. 

Swim Team Defeats Mars 12/18/23

The Girls Swim Team defeated Mars last night 92-80. Their record is now 1-2-1. The Boys Swim team defeated Mars last night 75-50. Their record is now 2-2. WPIAL qualifying standards were achieved by:

Hunter Raymer - 200 free, 500 free

Gunner Raymer - 100 Free, 200 Individual Medley

McKenna Brown - 100 Back

The Girls Freestyle Relay qualified for the WPIAL championships: Mckenna Brown, Mallory Brown, Gianna Laurenti, Aliya Rossiane

 

The Swim teams are back in action January 2 at home vs. Norwin

 

Gators Swim & Dive Meet Results vs Armstrong 12/12/23 & PT on 12/14/23

On Tuesday, the Gateway Boys Swim Team defeated Armstrong 21-10. The Girls Team tied Armstrong 83-83.

On Thursday, Gateway Boys were defeated by Penn Trafford 104-62 while the GIrls lost 101 - 64. 

WPIAL cuts were achieved by:

McKenna Brown - 100 Free, 100 Back

Mallory Brown - 200 free, 500 free

Mark Dipalma - 100 Free

Bailey Steele - Diving

Girls 400 Free relay: Aliya Rossiane, Mallory Brown, McKenna Brown, Addi Helman

 

Next meet tonight vs MARS 6pm

 

 

 

Lady Gator Hoops Gets Win in Thrilling Fashion 12/11/23

The gators get the win on the road in double over time with a score of 46-44, in a non section match up against Deer Lakes. Anayla Jordan led the way with 23 points.

 

 

Wrestling Results from North Hills Duals Tournament 12/9/23

Gateway 15 North Hills 57

Gateway 23 central Catholic 48

Gateway 30 Avonworth 33

Gateway 21 USC 45

Gateway 60 Woodland Hills 0

 

Gators Swim & Dive come up just short vs Penn Trafford

On Thursday, December 7, the Girls Swim Team was narrowly defeated by Penn Trafford by the score of 88-95. The Boys Swim Team also lost to PT 78-90. The following swimmers qualified for the WPIAL Championships:

Hunter Raymer 200 IM

Gunner Raymer 50 Free

Owen Echegaray 100 Fly

Boys 200 Medley Relay - H.Raymer, G.Raymer, O.Echegaray, Mark Dipalma

Mallory Brown - 200 Free

McKenna Brown - 100 Free

Gianna Laurenti - 200 IM, 100 Breast

Aliya Rossiane - 50 Free, 100 Fly

Girls 200 Medley Relay - Brown, Brown, Laurenti, Rossini

 

Next meet is Tuesday December 12 at home vs Armstrong

 

GATORS BOYS BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH OT VICTORY OVER FOX CHAPEL

Read the story from the Post Gazette here:

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/high-school-basketball/2023/12/01/wpial-piaa-opening-night-roundup-gateway-fox-chapel/stories/202311300120

GATORS BOYS BASKETBALL GOES ON THE ROAD TO  DEFEAT  PRE-SEASON CITY LEAGUE 6A FAVORITE ALLDERDICE

The boys basketball team, in the midst of a challenging non-section schedule to open the season, including last year's city league 6A champion and both the WPIAL 5A & 6A champions, noched a key statement win at Allderdice.  Box score and game summary below.

 

Gateway:   11  12   16   17   56

Allderdice: 11    9    17   14   51

 

The Gateway Gators went into halftime with a 23-20 lead, and they never lost control of their lead as they went on to defeat the Allderdice Dragons 56-51 at Allderdice. 

 

Alex Lowry led the Gators with 13 points followed by Alec Dunsmore's 12 points and 10 rebounds. Vito Campolo chipped in with 9 points, while Bryson Pavlik and Taili Thompson both added 8 for the winners.

 

The Gators return to action this weekend with games on Friday and Saturday in the Central Catholic tournament.

 

 

 

Stick figures wrestling

 

GATOR WRESTLERS TAKE 2nd PLACE AT SOUTHWEST KICKOFF CLASSIC

The Gateway wrestling team got off to a great start at the Southwest Kickoff Classic this past weekend!  The Gators placed fourteen wrestlers overall, in nearly every weight class, including freshman, Braden Washington, who was crowned the 133lb weight class champion. The Gators finished second overall as a team. Place winners were: 121: Abdul Syed 6th, 127: Sear Higson 4th, 133 Braden Washington 1st, Troy Boden 5th, Nizaiah Heller 6th, 139: Luke Pawlowski 2nd, 145: Conner Smith 5th, Adam Taha 6th, 160: Dallas Steele 7th, Jakob Williams 8th, 172: TJ Mitchell 4th, 189: Donovan Deluco 5th, 215: Jacob Pawlowski 3rd, Hwt: Kittim Highsmith 3rd.

Braden Washington pictured below

Top wrestling placer

 

 

Girls Basketball Game @ Oakland Catholic on 12/7/23

Oakland Catholic is using GoFan for tickets sales this year. Please see link. https://gofan.co/app/school/PA6491https://gofan.co/app/school/PA6491

 

 

Winter Sports

Any student planning on participating in a winter sport must have all their online athletic forms completed no later than 11/15/23.  First practices start on 11/17/23.  Students may not participate in practices if their forms are not complete.  If your child participated in a fall sport, you will only need to complete a recertification and select the new sport of choice.  Please call the athletic office at 412-373-5750 with any questions.

 

School Sports Physicals

We will be offering physicals for any student planning on participating in a winter or spring school sport this year on Wednesday, November 1, from 2:30-4:30pm, in the high school nurses office.  These are available for students in grades 7-12.  The cost of the physicals are $15 cash only.  If your child wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they wear them.  No appointment is necessary.  Please make sure to print out the health history and physical forms.  Parents MUST complete the health history form prior to seeing the doctor.  Parents will need to complete the online athletic forms in addition and upload the completed physical and health history forms.  This is done on the parents Skyward account by accessing online forms, athletics and fill in forms.  If your child participated in a fall sport, they do not need a new physical, but you will need to complete a recertification.  Please contact the athletic office with any questions at 412-373-5750.

 

 

GHS Football Spring/Summer 2023 Conditioning Schedule:

Please click on link below for calendars:

/departments/athletics/files/documents/Spring-Summer%20Conditioning%202023.pdf

 

Fall Sports

Students in grades 7-12, planning on participating in a fall sport, please remember all online athletic forms must be completed via the parent Skyward portal.  All physicals MUST be completed on the PIAA physical form and MUST be completed on or after June 1st of each new school year.  Below are the PIAA physical form and the health history form, which are printable under the online athletic forms in Skyward, for your convenience. All athletic forms for fall sports will need to be completed by Wednesday, August 2nd, or your child will not be able to participate.   If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office at 412-373-5750.    

Download forms here

Gateway is proud of its award-winning teams and athletes. The Gateway Gator is the mascot that represents all of our teams.  Starting at Gateway Middle School, the District offers an array of athletic programs for boys and girls. Programs include: cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, diving, indoor track, track and field, wrestling, baseball, softball, volleyball, bowling, ice hockey, and lacrosse.

 

NO ONE BEATS A GATOR

Jaquan Brisker - Round 2 Selection

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to former Gateway football great, Jaquan Brisker, Gateway Class of 2017 on his selection by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft! Once a Gator...Always a Gator!

Gateway has gone digital for all athletic event tickets! Click on this link to purchase your tickets for all athletic events. Adult tickets will be $6.50 and student tickets will be $3.25 (no additional fees or surcharges) through the My School Bucks Tickets platform. We have also added season passes at a discounted rate.  All cash sale tickets at the gate will be $7.00.

https://www.msbtickets.com/gatewayseniorhigh/schoolevents