Football: Nola resigns as Gateway's coach

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White reports that Tom Nola has resigned as Gateway's football coach.

"Tom Nola isn't totally sure if he will coach high school football again. But he is sure he has coached his final game at Gateway.

Nola, 61, resigned as Gateway's coach Wednesday after only two seasons. Nola, 61, came to Gateway after 12 highly successful seasons as Clairton's coach. He won six WPIAL Class A championships and four PIAA titles at Clairton and his teams had a state-record 66-game winning streak at one point.

At Gateway, Nola had a 9-10 record. The Gators were 5-4 this season, but failed to make the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Nola was 136-22 at Clairton and had two coaching stints at Serra. His all-time record is 160-64.

Nola said right now he doesn't plan to coach again, "but you never say never," he added."



Cross Country: Gateway boys finish seventh at Mingo Classic

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Gateway varsity boys cross country team finished in seventh place at the Mingo Classic on Thursday.

Jose Figueroa led the rally in 24th place with a time of 18:00.10. Cole D'Alicandro was next to cross the line in 30th place. Liam Connolly was not far behind in 38th place. Samuel Rivera-Arzola finished the scoring with a 51st-place finish.



Girls Soccer: East Feature Athlete - Alyssa Beley, Gateway

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

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

Written by Joe Koch on .

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).