Girls Soccer: East Feature Athlete - Alyssa Beley, Gateway

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Name: Alyssa Beley
School: Gateway
Grade: 10
Sport: Girls Soccer
Position: Midfielder

Background: Gateway sophomore Alyssa Beley is one of the more versatile players in her team's section. She generally plays in the midfield where she helps keep the Gators organized. Gateway will have to rely on Beley and others to turn things around. After opening the season with back-to-back 6-0 wins, the Gators dropped five consecutive games. However they were able to win consecutive games over Woodland Hills and Penn Hills by a combined score of 14-0 to remain in playoff contention.


Golf: East Feature Athlete - Gateway's Johnna Beehner

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Johnna Beehner
School: Johnna attended Gateway High School through 10th grade, and
is now a PA Cyber student. She represents Gateway High School in athletics.
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Golf
Position: No. 1

Background: Johnna has been Gateway's medalist in every match for the past four seasons. This year, her scoring average is 35.5, including a school record 6-under-par (31) in our first home match of the season. This past Tuesday, she won the Section 3-AAA individual tournament by shooting a 74 at Scenic Links of Westmoreland and will represent Gateway on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at the WPIAL Championships. The past three seasons, she made it to the WPIAL Championships, PIAA Western Regional, and PIAA Championships. Last year, she finished third at PIAA Championships, second at the WPIAL Championships, and first at the section tournament. In 2013, she finished 18th at PIAA Championships after qualifying through WPIAL Championships and the PIAA Western Regional. In 2012, she finished 13th at PIAA Championships after qualifying through WPIAL Championships and the PIAA Western Regional. This past summer she won the KPGA state championship by shooting a 73 at Pittsburgh National Golf Club. Outside of school, she has worked at Murrysville GC and Rolling Fields GC. She will be attending Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She will be playing on the golf team, and will be majoring in marketing with a concentration in golf management.


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

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Gateway High senior Johnna Beehner has enjoyed a solid career with the Gators. She displayed her abilities on Tuesday when she won the Section 3-AAA at Scenic Links with a 4-over-par round of 74. Beehner finished four strokes ahead of Uniontown's Danae Rugola. Beehner is the only golfer from Allegheny County to qualify from this sectional tournament for the WPIAL Class AAA Individual Championships.

But there are several golfers from Westmoreland County who are among the seven qualifiers. They include Penn-Trafford's Amanda Conner (79), Hempfield's Taylor Short (84) and Norwin's Morgan Johnson (86) and Rachel Howard (87).


Girls Golf: Work paying off for Gateway senior

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Joe Bendel profiles Gateway golfer Johnna Beehner.

"Atop the Day 1 leader board, Johnna Beehner looked up and saw her name. This was no small achievement, given she was competing against the state's elite at the PIAA Class AAA girls golf championship in York.

"I was not expecting it," said Beehner, a PA Cyber student who represents Gateway High School in athletic competition. "I was just trying to play my game. I was making a lot of putts, things were going my way."

Beehner shot a 73 during that memorable first round last fall. She had hoped to parlay the sizzling start into a state title, but the Monroeville resident struggled with her short game on the second and final day. She shot a 79, finishing tied for third. It was a marked turnaround from a year earlier, when she placed last at the event as a sophomore.

Yet, the uber-competitive Beehner was not completely satisfied."



Alumni Update - Armstead Williams (Duquesne)

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Dayton's Connor Kacsor rushed for 244 yards and had three second half touchdowns as Duquesne lost its first game of the season, 24-Williams Duq13 at Dayton. The Dukes fell to 2-1 while the Flyers improved to 2-0.

Defensively, Armstead Williams, a Gateway graduate, led Duquesne with 13 tackles, including five solo.

(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)