The 1972 Gateway Gator Championship Football Team finally earned the respect due the Gateway Gator Football program. If the 1969 team “put Gateway on the map” then the 1972 team sketched the directions to Three Rivers Stadium and Pitt Stadium. For the next 15 years, Gateway football and post season play went hand in hand.[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1986 Tim D’Amico began wrestling right out of diapers. He and his brother Jeff were members of Gateway’s first junior wrestling program in the 1970’s. He was an outstanding junior high wrestler and a two time high school All State wrestler. Known for his flexibility, Tim could get in and out of[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1987 Terry Smith had a high school athletic career second to none. If you discuss Gateway Football with coaches, teachers, teammates and others related to Gateway Sports, their opinion is unanimous, Terry Smith was the best offensive player to ever wear the Gator Football Black and Gold. Terry was one of the[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1970 It has been over thirty years since Randy Rovesti graduated from Gateway High School, yet, in the first ten seconds of any conversation you have with him concerning Gateway or Gateway Sports, you get the feeling that his Gateway Gator days never ended. Randy is one of those rare individuals who[…] [more…]


1964-2018 Gateway Class of 1982 Bob Buczkowski is one of the greatest athletes to graduate Gateway High School. His personal accomplishments are unmatched. Even with Gateway’s proud athletic history and tradition, not many Gateway alumni, in the 42 year history of the school, played professional sports. Those of you who follow professional football understand the[…] [more…]


Respected Teacher, Coach, Administrator And Athletic Director For 33 of Gateway’s 42 years, Larry Hanley was an essential part of Gateway Athletics. From his coaching days to his years as athletic director, Larry Hanley was an integral part of Gateway’s athletic successes and rich athletic traditions. This well respected Gator had an unconditional love for[…] [more…]


1931-2015 Respected, Dedicated And Admired Coach & Teacher Stephen Duane Statnick was born of the 16th of May 1931 in the steel town of Johnstown, PA to Catherine and Stephen Statnick. As a youth growing up, he spent summers on his grandparent’s farm learning about hard work, dedication, confidence and self respect. These qualities would[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1988 Heather Burik came to Gateway Senior High School in the fall of 1984, shortly after freshmen became eligible to play varsity athletics. She had an immediate impact on the teams on which she played. She earned a varsity letter in volleyball and softball in her freshman year, leading all three teams[…] [more…]

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