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Gateway edges Knoch after deflected pass goes for TD

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Once-giddy thoughts of celebrating a win — one that would have put the extra point on homecoming — turned to stunned silence in the waning …
Gateway hires Freedman as boys basketball coach
By Kevin Gorman
Daryn Freedman, who spent the past five years at Kiski School, was hired Tuesday night as Gateway’s boys basketball coach. Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti said Freedman’s strong resume stood out. Freedman worked in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers and on the staffs of John …
Gateway girls tennis team falls in section clash with Plum
By Michael Love
The Plum and Gateway girls tennis teams play two matches this season, but Monday’s match at Plum High School was the only one that counts …
Gateway cross country teams gain experience at deep invitational
By Michael Love
The Gateway boys and girls cross country teams are familiar participants at the annual Spartan Invitational in Boardman, Ohio. Gators squads have run there for …
Gateway duo battles course, competition at section qualifier
By Michael Love
Junior Ryan Skladany and sophomore Collin McCune represented the Gateway boys golf team at Monday’s Section 4-AAA Qualifier at Murrysville Golf Course. A trip to the WPIAL AAA Semifinals next Monday and Tuesday was on the line, as the top five automatically moved on along with others who finished better …
Gateway earns top-4 finish at Plum Invite
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls volleyball team won the Silver Bracket consolation playoff at the season-opening Franklin Regional Tournament on Aug. 30. The Gators wanted a …
Gateway boys soccer team breaks out in big way against Burrell
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys soccer team had lost three games in a row heading into Monday’s nonsection contest against Burrell at Gateway’s Antimarino Stadium. Included …
First half dooms Gateway girls soccer team in section loss to Fox Chapel
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls soccer team hoped a 10-goal outburst against struggling McKeesport on Friday would get them out of a scoring drought that plagued them last week in shutout losses to Franklin Regional and Kiski Area. The Gators visited a Fox Chapel team Monday that also has had its …
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented …
Consistency a point of focus for Gateway entering week 4
By Michael Love
It doesn’t get any easier for a Gateway football team searching for its first win of the season. The Gators, 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the Greater Allegheny Conference, will try and solve the Knoch Knights, No. 7 in this week’s Tribune-Review Class AAA rankings. Kickoff Friday at Knoch is …
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 …

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