THE START OF “ATTITUDE AND TRADITION” The 1969 W.P.I.A.L. Championship football team elevated Gateway Senior High School football to a new level of excellence. This team established the Gateway Championship winning tradition through its work ethic and its hard hitting efforts. As early as junior high, there was talk of future greatness for the athletes[…] [more…]


1970-2014 Gateway Class of 1988 A poll of coaches, players, teachers and others related to Gateway Sports have concluded that Curtis is the best football player to wear the black and gold in the forty-year history of Gateway Senior High. Curtis is one of only a few Freshman that played varsity football. In four years,[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1986 Ten years after Mel Nash graduated from Gateway High School, along came a freshman named Michelle Chow, who rewrote the girl’s W.P.I.A.L. and P.I.A.A. record books. She was the driving force that propelled the 1985 and 1986 P.I.A.A. state championship swim teams. Here are Michelle’s remarkable records and swimming accomplishments: 1983[…] [more…]


1946-1973 Gateway Class of 1964 According to his coaches, teammates and classmates, Dick Adipotti may have been the first Gateway Senior High School three sport superstar. At Monroeville Junior High, Dick played football, basketball and ran on the track team. As a freshman, he lettered in all three sports. When Dick arrived at Gateway Senior[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1972 Mel had an illustrious career at Gateway Senior High. His accomplishments were many. It is difficult to put his accomplishments to words. Below is a listing of that world class championship swimming career: 1972 PA’ATHLETE of the year including all sports (Pa’athlete Magazine) 1972 National High School Swimmer of the Year[…] [more…]


1947-2010 GATEWAY CLASS OF 1965 Cliff played 3 years on the varsity basketball team at Gateway. He led the team in scoring in his junior and senior years on teams with a combined record of 40-6 and won 2 consecutive W.P.I.A.L. section titles. In 1963-64, the team set a school record with 20 consecutive wins.[…] [more…]


1921-1998 RESPECTED COACH AND TEACHER (Most of the text was taken from Mr. Furrie’s obituary published in the Post Gazette in September of 1998 and written by former Gateway Gator Rick Shrum.) Henry J. Furrie didn’t have to see the movie “Patton.” He lived it. Mr. Furrie served under the legendary General George Patton for[…] [more…]


1926-2017 OUR LEGENDARY AND BELOVED COACH Pete Antimarino was born in Pitcairn PA, and graduated from Pitcairn High School in 1943. Pete participated in football and baseball during his high school years. One of the highlights of Pete’s scholastic career was co-captaining the 1943 undefeated football squad coached by J.C. Allen. Pete was the starting[…] [more…]

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