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Gators fare well at Wildcat and Spartan invites

By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys and girls track and field teams usually shine when placed on the stage at an invitational meet, and Gators athletes continued …
Gators avenge season-opening loss to Warriors
By Michael Love
In the season opener at Penn-Trafford on March 22, the Gateway varsity boys lacrosse team jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first half but was unable to hold on as the Warriors rallied and won in two overtimes, 10-9. On Saturday, the Gators had a chance to avenge …
Present and future goals clear for Ogagan
By Michael Love
Ufouma Ogagan only is a sophomore, but a decision in November began to shape her life after her days in high school are over. Brimming …
Gateway hoping for a spark to its season
By Michael Love
Unpredictable and often uncooperative weather has toyed with every area high school baseball team. Gateway has felt Mother Nature’s sting this spring. The Gators have …
Nicholson and Holmberg stand out at track and field invitational
By Paul Schofield
Gateway senior Montae Nicholson and Hempfield junior Maddie Holmberg will do anything to help their teams win. Nicholson and Holmberg were among the numerous athletes …
McKeesport softball rolls past Gateway
By Dave Mackall
McKeesport’s offense continued to surge on Thursday, shredding Gateway pitching for eight runs in the second inning, and the Tigers claimed a 10-0 victory at home in a WPIAL Section 2-AAAA softball game shortened to five innings by a 10-run rule. Despite a 9-0 loss to section-leading Plum in their …
Gateway and Plum seniors gearing up for Roundball Classic
By Michael Love
Saturday’s Roundball Classic already had veteran organizer Allen Deep exciting, considering the amount of talent assembled for both teams and the basketball knowledge of the …
Gateway tops rival Plum in first varsity meeting
By Michael Love
A steady rainfall didn’t dampen the spirit of competition when the Gateway and Plum varsity boys lacrosse teams met for the first time in a varsity-game setting last Thursday at Plum’s home field along Ross Hollow Road in Plum. The members of both teams are no strangers to each other, …
Gators score medals, titles at TSTCA meet
By Michael Love
After losses at Hempfield and a sweep of their section-opening meet at Woodland Hills, the Gateway boys and girls track and field teams took on …
Gateway’s Robak added to all-star game
By Michael Love
Two weeks ago, Gateway seniors Delvon Randall and Zaihe Regus were named as two members of the West team for the upcoming Pennsylvania State Football …
Gators softball team off to a strong start
By Dave Schrecengost
Andy Popojas couldn’t have hoped for a better start to his first season as Gateway’s softball coach. After Monday’s 10-0 shutout of Oakland Catholic the Lady Gators were 2-0 in Section 2-AAAA. Gateway rolled over Penn Hills, 13-1, in their season opener March 28. “I’m excited,” said Popojas. “The girls …
Gators fall to Hempfield in opener
By Michael Love
After the first two scheduled meets were wiped out because of bad weather, the Gateway boys and girls track and field teams kicked off competition Monday at Hempfield. Despite what head coach Tom LaBuff said was very challenging competition on both sides, he said he saw some good things from …
Gateway pair selected for all-star game
By Michael Love
The rosters for the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game have been released and Gateway seniors Delvon Randall and Zaihe Regus are on the West team for the May 4 contest at Franklin Regional High School. As a senior for the Gators this past fall, Randall was all …
Experience key for Gateway boys volleyball team
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity boys volleyball team was young last year, as there were no seniors on the roster. Inexperience early on and injuries to key players late in the campaign contributed to a tough 0-12 mark in Section 3-AAA and an 0-14 record overall. But head coach Jay Wu said …
Gateway boys tennis hopes to challenge for playoff spot
By Ed Phillipps
Gateway boys tennis coach Rochelle Seilhamer worked so hard to put together the best team she could that it sometimes meant she didn’t even take …
Gateway hope to improve in 2nd WPIAL boys lacrosse season
By Michael Love
The Gateway boys lacrosse team’s first foray in WPIAL competition was a mixture of tough losses, inspiring victories and lessons learned for each of the …
Gateway duo picked for Roundball teams
By Michael Love
Tommy Kromka was at Geneva College in 2010 to watch his older brother, Mike, take to the court at the annual Roundball Classic all-star basketball game. “I kept thinking, ‘These guys are really good. There’s no way I could play in this game,’” he said. But hard work and determination …
Gateway baseball has strong sophomore class
By Gary Horvath
The Gateway baseball team has seen some rough times of late, but senior catcher Jesse Rossi has been focusing on the bright spots. After finishing …
Gateway softball welcomes new coach
By Gary Horvath
Perhaps the best decision new Gateway softball coach Andy Popojas has made so far is to stand back and watch. Popojas has instituted a practice …
Gateway track teams return plenty of talent, experience
By Kevin Ritchart
There’s no question that the Gateway boys and girls track and field teams have the desire to defend their respective 2013 section championships. The question …
Gateway swimmers complete strong season at state meet
By Justin Criado
Coming in to the season, expectations were high for a trio of Gateway swimmers.  Alex Caprara, Jake Beley and Alex Bolen all had qualified for …
Gateway alum finding track and field success at Slippery Rock
By Mike Love
Slippery Rock sophomore Samantha Taylor, a Gateway graduate, highlighted the Rock women’s performances at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational last Friday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Taylor won the javelin event with an automatic NCAA Division II qualifying throw of 46.68 meters (153 feet, 2 inches). She beat the runner-up, High …
Gateway grad Harris to play in NCAA Tournament with Delaware
By Michael Love
Barnett Harris Sr. enjoyed a strong basketball career at Duquesne University in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He helped the Dukes make the NIT …
Gateway products wrap up seasons in USPHL
By Michael Love
A trio of 2013 Gateway grads and one on the cusp of high school graduation played a lot of hockey up and down the east coast over the past five months, and all four made an impact with their new teams. The United States Premier Hockey League hosted Jordan Mardirossian, …
Gateway boys, girls bowling squads headed to state championships
By Michael Love
For the first time, the Gateway boys and girls bowling teams both will compete at the Pennsylvania State Bowling Championships in the same season. The Gators squads will take to the lanes at North Versailles Bowl on Saturday morning, and they both punched tickets to states with top-six finishes over …

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