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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 …
Lockley excited for new start with Gateway volleyball
By Michael Love
Greg Lockley’s skill and love of the sport of volleyball had its genesis and early growth while a student at Peabody High School in the …
Gorman: Football coach Nola embraces a new challenge at Gateway
By Kevin Gorman
Tom Nola is accustomed to a legend looming, whether the name on the stadium is Clairton’s Neil C. Brown or Gateway’s Pete Antimarino. Nola knows …
ACL injuries a growing problem for high school athletes
By Doug Gulasy
Angelina Gambino’s potential moment of triumph turned into one of pain instead. While participating in the floor exercise during her gymnastics club’s “parents watch day,” …
Gateway grad Nosbisch set to compete at USA Nationals
By Michael Love
Gateway graduate Luke Nosbisch ended his junior swim season for the University of Pittsburgh by recording two school records at the ACC championships in Greensboro, …
Monroeville-based teams fare well at ESA championship meets
By Michael Love
Six Monroeville-based swim clubs capped their 2014 summer seasons at the Eastern Swim Association’s Division I and II championships on July 26. They joined nine other area swim clubs at the championships. Division I and II were at the home pools of White Oak and Forest Hills, respectively. Murrysville edged …
Monroeville resident Kromka races to fifth place at Pittsburgh Triathlon
By Michael Love
Monroeville resident Kate Kromka, a 2009 Gateway High School graduate, placed second in her division and fifth overall in the women’s international distance triathlon Sunday morning at the Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race. She finished the combined 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10- kilometer run in a time of …
Monroeville league hosts putting tour stop
By Michael Love 9:00 p.m.
Geometry, the right speed, finesse, skill and a little bit of luck — these are some of the things that were in play Saturday and …
Gateway’s Crawford places 8th in 800 at JO track nationals
By Michael Love 9:00 p.m.
Aiyanna Crawford captured a United States Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championship in the 800-meter run last summer, and she hoped to repeat that performance on Saturday at this year’s event in the heat and humidity at Turner Stadium in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas. When it was …
Gateway football uses summer to get comfortable with new system
By Michael Love 10:21 p.m.
Eleven days from now, it all goes live for the Gateway varsity football team. Shoulder pads and practice pants and jerseys will be added to …

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