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Gateway volleyball opens Section 4 play with sweep of Fox Chapel

By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls volleyball team wanted to keep up the momentum gained from its Silver Bracket consolation championship at the season-opening Franklin Regional Tournament as it began Section 4-AAA play against Fox Chapel on Sept. 2. The Foxes have made their mark the past several seasons with WPIAL playoff …
Gateway girls golf coach happy with team’s improvement
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls golf team continues its run through the eight-match Section 3-AAA slate. It suffered a close 207-211 setback Monday against Franklin Regional at Murrysville Golf Club and now is 1-4 in section play and 2-6 overall. Gateway junior Johnna Beehner was the match’s low medalist with a …
Winless Gateway hopes to jump into Greater Allegheny Conference mix
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity football team is 0-2 for the first time since 2006, but the Gators only are 0-1 in the Greater Allegheny Conference after …
Seroky paces Gateway boys soccer’s early efforts
By Michael Love
In Gateway’s first three games of the season — a 2-1 loss to Hampton, a 3-1 Section 3-AAA victory against Penn Hills and a 4-1 setback to Mars on Saturday — Sam Seroky tallied four of the Gators five goals. Head coach Chris Duda said he liked the way Seroky, …
West Mifflin stuns Gateway with comeback victory
By Josh Yohe
Gateway’s transition to Class AAA isn’t going so well. Neither is the early portion of the Tom Nola era. Nola, the architect of the Clairton …
High school football notebook: Teams with Week 1 loss have won WPIAL titles
By Chris Harlan
Three WPIAL football teams ranked highly in the state lost their openers Friday. But history says there’s still hope for 0-1 teams, a fact Gateway coach Tom Nola knows quite well. “It’s not the end of the world,” said Nola, a first-year coach at Gateway, which lost Friday to Greensburg …
Gateway hoping to avoid 0-2 start
By Michael Love
Gateway hasn’t started 0-2 very often. The Gators lost their first two games in 2006 — a 42-27 setback to Pittsburgh Central Catholic and a …
Gateway runners fare well in races at opening invitational
By Michael Love
Tradition continued Saturday with the 26th running of the Gateway Invitational cross country meet at Boyce Park, and the Gators boys and girls squads tested …
Gateway volleyball ends Franklin Regional Tournament play on positive note
By Michael Love
Gateway varsity girls volleyball coach Greg Lockley said he wanted to get a good look at his team over the first two days of the …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
Gateway runners hope preparation translates into success
By Michael Love
Workouts in the offseason, miles and miles of ground covered over the summer and team practices the past two weeks have prepared the 2014 version …
Gateway girls volleyball gunning for playoff spot under new head coach
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls volleyball team finished 4-8 in Section 4-AAA last season, and a 3-1 loss to McKeesport in the section finale put the Gators fifth in the team standings behind Penn Hills (5-7). First-year head coach Greg Lockley, who comes to the program after five years as the …
Gateway boys soccer team aiming for postseason
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys soccer team finished with four victories overall and three in Section 3-AAA in 2013, but a three-game stretch to close the campaign gave the returning Gators players a boost as they headed into the offseason. Gateway was 2-0-1 in that stretch with a 1-0 win over …
Gateway girls soccer coach cautiously optimistic about season
By Michael Love
Gateway girls soccer head coach Kevin Sanders mixes enthusiasm for his team’s chances coming into the season with the knowledge that his team has a …
Facing criminal charges, Gateway boys basketball coach resigns
By Kevin Gorman
Mitch Adams, who led Gateway to back-to-back WPIAL Class AAAA championships in 2011 and ’12, resigned Sunday as boys basketball coach amid allegations he threatened …
Gateway coach to fight criminal charges
By Kevin Gorman
Gateway boys basketball coach Mitch Adams on Saturday vowed to fight criminal charges he faces in connection with an alleged incident with a neighbor. Trafford police charged Adams, 56, of Trafford on Aug. 11 with making terroristic threats and harassment during an alleged confrontation July 13 with a neighbor. “There’s …
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes …
New faces, new coach at Gateway set to meet new challenges
By Michael Love
Tom Nola knows he has a young team. The first-year Gateway coach also knows he has some talented players who are ready to step up …
Class AAA breakdown: With perennial contender Gateway joining Greater Allegheny, trend of championship Parkway teams could be challenged
By Jason Mackey
West Allegheny coach Bob Palko doesn’t deny that Gateway dropping down from Quad-A and shifting into the WPIAL Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference has improved …
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL is stacked at last line of defense
By Chris Harlan
The last line of defense has some of the WPIAL’s best athletes. Central Catholic’s Johnny Petrishen and McKeesport’s Khaleke Hudson, the two most highly acclaimed …
Gateway football preparing for a season of change
By Michael Love
Winds of change swept through Gateway in the offseason. The first change came at head coach, as Donnie Militzer was not retained after one year …
Young Gateway boys golf team focusing on individual growth
By Alex Oltmanns
With just two returning players from last season’s squad, the Gateway boys golf team will be working more towards individual improvement as opposed to winning …
Early-season win raising Gateway girls golf team’s confidence
By Kevin Ritchart
From the outside looking in, winning one match in August might not hold a ton of significance. But for the Gateway girls golf team – a squad that has posted just two victories in the past three seasons – last week’s nonsection win against Bethel Park was a big step …
Gateway golfer Beehner wins POY tournament title
By Michael Love
Johnna Beehner joined her Gateway varsity girls golf teammates Monday for the first official practice in advance of the 2014 fall season. But before she turned her attention to her Gators responsibilities, she made an impact on the summer golf scene one more time. Beehner won the Tri-State PGA/King’s Restaurant …
Gateway tennis to test mettle in new WPIAL section
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls tennis team made a move in the offseason, as the WPIAL reduced the number of Class AAA sections and increased the number of teams in each grouping. Gone are long-standing matchups against Woodland Hills, Penn Hills, Shaler, Shady Side Academy and Fox Chapel. The Gators say …

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