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Gateway grad Crystol earns All-American nod on Thiel’s line

By Michael Love
Jason Crystol remembers the date — October 1, 2011. It was the first game he played as a member of the Thiel College football team. …
Monroeville golfer Beehner adds state title to list of accolades
By Michael Love
Monroeville’s Johnna Beehner has had a successful summer on golf courses from southwestern Pennsylvania to North Carolina, and she has a couple of chances to …
Kochka happy to join W&J program
By Michael Love
Danielle Kochka’s pitching, hitting and fielding at first base at Gateway the past couple of seasons opened the eyes of area collegiate coaches. Kochka knew she wanted to continue her softball career at the next level, and finding the right fit was only a matter of time. When she made …
Monroeville finishes 1-2 in regional Legion play
By Michael Love
The Monroeville American Legion baseball team saw its playoff run and overall season come to an end Tuesday afternoon in a 13-2 loss to Moon …
Gateway Heights swimmers take top honors at invitational
By Michael Love
Final Team Standings 1. Gateway Heights (GH) 262; 2. Haymaker (HA) 214; 3. Foxwood (FW) 171; 4. Garden City (GC) 157; 5. Bel-Aire (BA) 149; …
Pitt soccer’s Carly Seneca continues on road to recovery
By Michael Love
Less than one half into her freshman season with the University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer team, Gateway graduate Carly Seneca saw her season come to …
Gateway grad Rivera headed to world junior track competition
By Michael Love
Julius Rivera continues to sprint through a summer loaded with opportunities. It was confirmed Friday that Rivera, a student-athlete at California University of Pennsylvania and …
Monroeville rolls to Region 6 tournament
By Michael Love
The Monroeville American Legion baseball team finished first in the Allegheny East regular-season standings with an 11-4 record and earned the No. 1 seed for …
Monroeville Legion playoffs start Saturday at Gateway high
By Michael Love
The Monroeville American Legion baseball team took care of business Monday with a 3-1 victory over Plum, and the team maintained its lead in the …
Allegheny Valley Colt League gears up for playoffs
By Michael Love
As the Allegheny Valley Colt League enters its final week of play — the regular season is set to end on July 19 — Monroeville and Pitcairn are hoping for good things as the playoff tournaments approach. Each of the 17 teams in the league — broken up into National …
Garden City Swim Club prepares to host Monroeville Invitational
By Michael Love
Almost 400 hundred youth swimmers from throughout the Monroeville area are taking to the pool in competition this summer, and the summer has been a …
Gateway grad Kromka tries to make impact in world of triathlons
By Michael Love
Kate Kromka grew up knowing the importance of being in good shape and staying active through various activities and sports. The Monroeville resident and 2009 …
Monroeville’s Rivera ready for Mexico track meet
By Michael Love
Monroeville resident and Gateway graduate Julius Rivera is getting set to represent Puerto Rico in the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Morelia, Mexico. He is scheduled to run the 100-meter dash Friday morning and afternoon, and he’s excited to get a chance to run at the biannual event …
Gateway Hockey Alumni Honor Roll ballot available for review
By Michael Love
The process for selecting the Gateway Hockey Alumni Honor Roll Class of 2014 has begun. A list of nominated alumni can be found at the Gateway alumni site — gatewaygators.net. Forty-one former members of the Gateway Hockey program are on the list, and the criteria for eligibility this year is …
Gateway grads on PAC Honor Roll
By Michael Love
A pair of Gateway High School graduates and collegiate student-athletes — Dom Zappa and Mike Vizzini — recently were honored by the Presidents Athletic Conference on its Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2014 semester. The PAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a …
Gateway’s Nicholson, Shaler’s Schwartz named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Athletes of the Year
By Chris Harlan
Montae Nicholson Gateway · Senior · Football/Basketball/Track Michigan State recruited Gateway’s Montae Nicholson to play football, but he won’t retire his track shoes if it’s …
Gateway grad Scott transfers from Kent to Illinois college
By Michael Love
Tyler Scott is making a move west to Illinois to continue his collegiate education and basketball pursuits. He recently transferred from Kent State University and will play this season at John A. Logan College, a school in the National Junior College Athletic Association. “We’re very excited about the signing,” Logan …
Gateway’s Beehner keeping busy on courses during offseason
By Michael Love
When spring arrives, warmer temperature return and the ground dries from all the winter precipitation, Johnna Beehner can been seen on golf courses all over …
Seton Hill standout enjoys ride to D-II NCAA World Series
By Michael Love
The end of the 2014 collegiate baseball season for Gateway graduate Dan Abbenante was bittersweet. The senior at Seton Hill University knew his four-year college …
Gateway grad wins 100 dash at national meet with Cal U
By Michael Love
Gateway graduate Julius Rivera, a rising sophomore at California University of Pennsylvania, traveled to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, for last weekend’s Puerto Rico Junior National Championships, …
Gateway standout Chuba makes YSU his choice
By Michael Love
Anthony Chuba wasn’t among those Gateway seniors who celebrated college football choices on National Letter of Intent Signing Day in February. His decision, however, came …
Gateway graduate Rivera gunning for sprint spot on Puerto Rico national team
By Dave Schrecengost
Julius Rivera began running track in seventh grade and hasn’t slowed down since. An admitted late bloomer who has improved with age and good coaching, …
Gateway players named baseball and softball all-stars
By Michael Love
Members of the Gateway varsity baseball and softball teams were recently recognized with selection to their respective section all-star teams. The first-, second- and honorable-mention groups were formed based on a vote of the section coaches. Three Gators softball players were selected to the Section 2-AAAA first team. The battery …

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