We Love Spring Sports
That transition from winter to spring sometimes brings turbulent weather. However, all Cougars can weather any storm no matter the season!
Gross Catholic has won 6 State Baseball Championships, most recently the back-to-back victories in 2009 and 2010. Eleven future Division I college baseball players have walked the halls of GCHS since 1987.
Not many other programs can match Gross Catholic’s output of Division I athletes. Check out our list of college scholarships earned by baseball players at Gross Catholic.
The Baseball teams play their home games in the southeast corner of our beautiful 5 acre campus. View the baseball schedule.
Follow Gross Catholic Baseball on Twitter: @GrossHSBaseball –we tweet live updates during the varsity games.
Jim Hempel is the Baseball Coach.
Boys Golf is played in the unpredictable spring. By the end of the season, we expect to see smooth green courses, blue skies, light breezes and moderate temperatures. At the beginning of the season, we often experience snow-covered courses, gray skies, hurricane-force winds and ice-cold temperatures.
The ability to focus through all weather conditions is what sets Gross Catholic golfers apart.
The Boys Golf home course is Tregaraon and is located at 13909 Glengarry Circle, Bellevue, NE 68123.
The Girls Tennis team is out to dominate their opponents this spring. Check out their schedule. Coach Tristen Riha, class of 1994, has got the girls working together well.
The tennis team practices and has their home matches at Dewey Park, 550 Turner Blvd., Omaha, NE 68105.
Our goal as coaches is to help develop young men and women. Athletics provide an opportunity for individuals to grow as a person; so often the realm of athletics contains all the scenarios, situations, and emotions of life. These moments in athletics that capture a glimpse of life provide an opportunity to learn, grow, and develop. Through this, the coaching staff hopes to instill positive Christian values, create a good work ethic, help our athletes achieve goals on and off the track, and have fun.
Through the years, Gross has had a history of success and tradition, this success has been reinvigorated and history is being written by our most recent athletes. Since 2007, we have qualified 52 athletes for the State Championships, brought home 31 state medals, including 4 State Champions. During this time we have also set 17 school records and had 28 RCC Champions.
View the track schedule.
Our track coaches are Leah Schwartz and Anton Rice.
Hit the Target
- Trap shooting is a great sport that is open to boys and girls. No experience is needed!
- Gross Catholic shoots as a team with students from Gross High and Ralston High School.
- The competition season runs for eight (8) weeks. It starts in mid to early March.
- The meets are held on Saturdays. There is a 50-shot round before lunch and a 50-shot handicapped round after lunch.
- The competitions are typically held at Koch Trap and Skeet, Bellevue Rod & Gun, & Isaac Walton in Valley. The Conference Meet is held in Lincoln and the two-day State Meet is in Doniphan, NE (near Grand Island).
- Gross High competes in the Eastern Cornhusker Trapshooting Conference.
- Practices will be held at Koch Trap and Skeet at 72nd and Harrison in Seymour Smith Park. In the fall, informal practices will be held once a week. In the late winter/ early spring, the formal practices will be held twice a week. During the season practices will likely be on Tuesdays and Thursday at 4:30pm.
What is Needed
- All shooters need to have proof of passing a Hunter’s Safety class. For those 16 years old and over can do the class all on-line.
- Every shooter will need a 12-gauge shotgun, several boxes of target load shells, and ear and eye protection.
Taught the Correct Way
- Coaches are available at every practice to teach and coach. Coaching may include making sure that the gun fits, teaching the basics of trap, or working on form.
- The Amateur Trapshooting Association website and YouTube have lots of good information and tips about the sport.
Come and give it a try!