I am grateful for the opportunity to honor our 1976 Track and Field W.P.I.A.L Champions. I have vivid memories of my experience with them and what a positive group of young men they were.In the pre-season booklet given to each team member, we, the coaching staff comprised of myself, TomLa Buff and the late Ralph [more…]


Gateway Class of 1967 Paul’s passion for sports began at an early age. Growing up in his Monroeville neighborhood with his many sports enthusiastic friends, Paul’s summer days were filled with playing baseball, football and basketball. His first experience at organized sports was playing midget football for the ”Pitcairn Mohawks”. When Paul entered Monroeville Junior [more…]


Gateway Class of 1981           Charles Dickens began his famous historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, with the line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  For Pam Perrotta, one of the most gifted athletes to ever compete at Gateway, that line could have been written about her WPIAL [more…]


Gateway Class of 1987 Andrésa Snyder is among one of the most elite female athletes in Gateway history. Multi-talented and versatile, she did well in all sports with which she was involved in.  She was a sports phenom, and was an absolute joy to watch perform athletically as she made it look effortless.  Her athletic [more…]


Gateway Class of 1976 As a youth, Joe tried every sport possible.  By the time he reached Monroeville Junior High, he was playing football, volleyball, basketball and track.  In tenth grade, it became football and track.  Finally, as a senior, only track and field. As a sophomore, Joe started his track career with a bang [more…]


1942-1993 Gateway Class of 1959 With Monroeville and Pitcairn experiencing rapid growth in their school enrollment in the 1950’s, the two communities decided to join together to form one school district.  Gateway Senior High School became a reality in 1956.  In September 1958, classes began in an uncompleted building.  By December 1958, the school was [more…]


Gateway Class of 1985 Taunja Snyder was one of an awesome set of student-athlete sisters that participated in the Gateway Girls Track program. She was a talented, hardworking, multi-talented runner/jumper, improving each year and peaking at the right moment. She was a part of Gateway’s track program beginning in 1983. As a sophomore she was [more…]


Gateway Class of 1980 Jodi Smith was a multi-sport athlete who participated in basketball, volleyball, softball and track and field during her years at Gateway. But in track and field, she did more than just participate; she dominated. Her track and field career began at South Jr. High as a discuss thrower. She was involved [more…]

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