W.P.I.A.L. Championship Game: 6-6 Tie“The Frustration of Sharing a Championship” Gateways 1974 football season did not start or end Nov. 27 at Pitt Stadium against a strong Upper St. Claire football team. On that day, two undefeated AA teams had to split the prize each team wanted so badly. However, there should be no cause[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1982           As a three-sport athlete at Gateway, Todd Leeson not only performed at an exceptional level on the football field, in the gymnasium and on the baseball diamond, he always managed to excel as a leader and as a student.  His many talents, tremendous focus and competitive spirit have earned him[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1974 Tom Toman was arguably one of the greatest overall athletes to graduate from Gateway Senior High School.  As an outstanding athlete, he could do anything in any sport.  As an outstanding individual, he gave up of his high school weekends and summers volunteering to work with the special children at Camp[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1965 Dick Rivers was an outstanding student athlete that lettered in football, basketball and track during his days at Gateway.  He was the only three sport letterman from the 1965 graduating class.  In addition to his outstanding athletic abilities, he was also voted president of his senior class and graduated from Gateway[…] [more…]


Gateway Class of 1970 In every sport, there are athletes with dependable degrees of athletic ability. We realize there are respectable or good athletes with sound fundamental skills that permit them to compete. There are role athletes who specialize in a particular game situation. There are second team athletes whose responsibility is to prepare the[…] [more…]


1944-2017 Gateway Class of 1962 Don Hahnfeldt is a native Pittsburgher who moved to the Midwest as a youngster. He moved back in 1957, and attended Monroeville Junior High School and afterwards, the magnificent new Gateway Senior High School. Don came from an athletic family of four boys and a youngest sister. Don’s dad, Big[…] [more…]


Beloved And Respected Coach And Teacher 1918-2008 Anthony “Tony” Forte filled many roles in his thirty-nine years of being associated with both students and colleagues. He has worn the hat of teacher, motivator, counselor, coach, mentor and, most assuredly, friend during his long and distinguished career. Tony was a three sport star at Verona High[…] [more…]

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