Golf: Gateway's Beehner wins Section 3-AAA title

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Gateway High's Johnna Beehner took top honors at the WPIAL 3-AAA Section Qualifier held Wednesday at Murrysville Golf Club. Beehner finished with a 76, 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Callahan Abel of Uniontown. The other qualifiers for the WPIAL championship on Sept. 29 at Willowbrook Country Club -- all from Eastern-area schools -- include Penn-Trafford's Amanda Conner (88) and Elizabeth Papa (88) and Hempfield's Taylor Bagiatis (91).

Zambruno edges Clawson for Section 1-AA title: Greensburg Central Catholic's Olivia Zambruno scored a one-stroke victory over Freeport's Audrey Clawson at the WPIAL Section 1-AA Girls Individual Championship Wednesday at Norvelt Golf Course.

Zambruno shot a round of 72, while Clawson fired a round of 73. They move on to the WPIAL Girls Class AA Individual Championship on Sept. 29 at Willowbrook Country Club.


Alumni Update - David Folkmire (Grove City)

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BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Grove City College football team opened the road portion of the 2014 scheduleFolkmire-Gateway Saturday night with a 42-0 setback against Geneva at Reeves Field.

Geneva posted 21 points in the second quarter and led 28-0 at halftime. The Golden Tornadoes then added single scores in the third and fourth quarters.

Junior wide receiver David Folkmire, a Gateway graduate, caught a career-high six passes for 38 yards.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Boys Golf: Gateway's McCune fires round of 36

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Collin McCune shot an even-par round of 36 at Murrsyville Country Club although his team dropped a 209-238 decision to Kiski Area on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Franklin Regional earned a 212-263 victory over Penn Hills at Meadowink Golf Coursed. The Panthers' Josh Heberle took top honors with a 5-over-par round of 41, closely followed by teammates Ethan Yohe and Ben Petricca. Both shot identical rounds of 42.

And at Westmoreland Country Club, Justin Guzik's round of 38 led Penn-Trafford to a 212-221 victory over Geensburg Salem. Guzik was followed by teammates Trey Brown and David Callihan, both of whom shot rounds of 40. Adam Cunningham paced Greensburg Salem with a 41.



Boys Basketball: Gateway coach resigns

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Mike White reports that Gateway boys basketball coach Mitch Adams has resigned.

"Gateway went to the top of the WPIAL basketball mountain under Mitch Adams, but Adams' tenure ended abruptly Sunday amidst the coach facing charges of harassment and making terroristic threats.

Adams, who won the only two WPIAL boys championships in Gateway history, resigned after nine years as coach. He called athletic director Randy Rovesti to inform him of his decision. Adams also sent a text message to Gateway's players.

Adams, 56, was charged by Trafford police last month with harassment and making terroristic threats to a neighbor after an incident near Adams' home. Adams faces a preliminary hearing Sept. 23 before District Judge Helen Kistler.

"He has some health issues, too, and I think that played a factor into him stepping down," Rovesti said. "I'm sure this incident played a role in it, too.""



Gateway 2014 Football Preview

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The Gators have a new coach, a new conference and a new classification. The Gators have dropped to the Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference and hired Tom Nola, who led Clairton to six WPIAL Class A titles in seven years and a state-record 66-game winning streak.

"The move to AAA is a good thing, especially since we have such an inexperienced team," Nola said. "All of our top skilled players have graduated and many have moved on to [NCAA] Division I schools. We don't have a receiver who has caught a varsity pass yet."

Nola does have three returning linemen and a running back who saw significant time in the backfield.