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2004 Press Releases

In Memory of Steve Klipa

Steve Klipa Steve Klipa Former longtime assistant football coach, Gateway High School Teacher and Gateway Sports Hall of Fame member Steve Milos Klipa, 72, of Monroeville, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 20, 2004.

Read Steve Klipa's biographical obituary here...

King named Co-Player of the Year / Barlak, Houy honored...

Monday, December 20, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Justin King, along with Central Catholic's Eugene Jarvis, were named as the 2004 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review players of the year. LB/RB Mike Barlak was named to the Trib's "Terrific 25", and OL/DL Matt Houy was selected to the AP Class AAAA All-state team. Congratulations to the honored Gators!

Lady Gators Basketball off to quick start / Furrie Sports Complex dedication Friday

Thursday, December 16, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

The Lady Gators hoops team is off to a quick start at 5-0. Tonight, Coach Bruce-Scott's lady Gators will take on the Penn Hills Indians at the Gateway Athletic complex. Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno is expected to be in attendance after spending the afternoon with Justin King.

On Friday at halftime of the boys basketball game against Penn Hills, the Gateway Sports Complex will be formally dedicated to the honor of former coach Henry Furrie. You are invited to attend!

Congratulations Gators on a great season!

Saturday, November 20, 2004 - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA:

Justin King after the gameAfter the game
Gators Justin King (L) after the game - Last time in a Gators uniform. John Gay, Dan Loheyde, Justin Colbaugh and John Washington listening to Coach Smith post-game.

The Gators season came to an end this evening as Pittsburgh Central Catholic defeated the Gators 28-0. The Gators offense could not get in sync and could only manage 120 yards in the game, 111 of which were Justin King rushing yards. The shutout against Gateway marks the first time since 9-21-2001 that the Gators were blanked.

Thanks for a great season to the team and coaches. 11-2 and WPIAL AAAA Runners-up is quite an accomplishment to build on for next year.

GatewayGators.com would like to thank all the visitors to our web site, the Gateway School District, Gateway High School administration, and Gateway Football for making this all possible.

PHOTO GALLERIES:
Gators / Central Catholic photos
Gators Practice (Friday)
Gators Pep Rally
Tunch & Craig Radio Show @ Gateway High School
Gators Practice (Thursday)
School Interior

Justin King - Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year

Friday, December 3, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Congratulations to Gator Justin King, who was selected as the 2004 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year!

Congratulations to Mike Barlak and Justin King!

Thursday, November 25, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette selected their "Fab 22", and we're pleased to announce that Gators Mike Barlak (LB/RB) and Justin King (RB/DB) were chosen. Congratulations to both of the Gators' choices!

Gators Softball star signs Letter of Intent

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Pam Hartwick (in center, seated), flanked by her parents, Coach Greg Taylor, and AD Terry Smith watch the National Letter of Intent signing.

Pam Hartwick (in center, seated), flanked by her parents, Coach Greg Taylor, and AD Terry Smith watch the National Letter of Intent signing.

Pam Hartwick, a three year starter for the Gateway Softball team, signed a National Letter of Intent this morning to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania on a softball scholarship.

Pam led Gateway to an 11-7 record, a spot in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals, and a berth in the PIAA state tournament, which was the Gators' first appearance in the PIAA bracket since 1997.

Pam had a solid season, posting an 11-6 pitching record with 68 strikeouts and 32 walks, 11 of which came in the first 2 games of the season. Pam finished with 114 innings pitched and a 2.57 ERA. Offensively, she had a .410 batting average, scored 10 runs and had only 10 strikeouts.

Please join GatewayGators.com in wishing Pam congratulations on her scholarship!

View Photos...

Justin King commits to Penn State!

Monday, November 15, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

King chooses Penn State
At a press conference attended by more than 200 friends, family, teammates, and media, Justin King named Penn State as his college.

Videos in Windows Media Player format:
   11.15.04 Justin King Press Conference (Ch. 4)
   11.15.04 Justin King Press Conference (Ch. 2)
   Justin King college choice press conference


Justin King Press Conference photos

2004 Quad-SouthWest All-Conference selections

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

The 2004 Quad SouthWest All-Conference selections were revealed, and 9 Gators have been named to the 1st team. Click here to see the complete list of selections.

Gateway grad leads attack on Fallujah

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:

John Sattler, a 1967 Gateway Grad and star athlete who was class president, captain of the football team and lettered in wrestling at Gateway High School is the commander of allied forces in the battle on the terrorist stronghold of Fallujah. General Sattler, who as commander of the 1st Expeditionary Force leads a force of nearly 40,000 troops, has served in the military for more than 30 years.

Sattler will be one of the class of 2004 inductees Saturday night at the sixth annual Gateway High School Sports Hall of Fame dinner at the Alcoma Golf Club in Penn Hills. GatewayGators.com and the Gators family would like to send our blessings and best wishes to Gen. Stattler to lead our troops to a decisive victory.

   Feature video story on General Stattler

Breaking news...

Thursday, November 18, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Gators RB/DB Justin King will be featured on a special Fox Sports Pittsburgh program "JUST ANOTHER DAY WITH JUSTIN KING", Friday, November 19, 2004 at 10pm.

Fox Sports Radio to broadcast live from Gateway High School on Friday!
The Fox Sports 970AM radio show "In the LOCKER ROOM with TUNCH and WOLF", will be broadcasting live from the home of the Gators, Friday, November 19, 2004 from 7-10am.

Extended Hours for ticket purchases:
We remind you that it is highly recommended to purchase your tickets in advance. To accomodate the interest in this game, we have decided to have EVENING HOURS tonight at the Gateway athletic office for after-hours ticket sales.

Thursday: open until 3pm, and 6pm to 8pm
Friday: 8am to 3pm

Justin King to announce his college choice tonight at 7pm

Monday, November 15, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:

Justin King will announce his college choice this evening (Nov. 15, 2004) at 7pm. The press conference will be held at Gateway High School in the LGI room at 7:00pm and will be covered by most major media outlets. We'll be there and will have the site updated as soon as the announcement is made along with photos and video.

View our Guestbook to see all the King guestbook comments...

Justin King to announce his college choice Monday

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:

Justin King will announce his college choice on November 15, 2004. The press conference will be held at Gateway High School in the LGI room at 7:00pm and will be covered most major media outlets. GatewayGators.com will be there and have full coverage of the announcement as it happens. If you are part of the media and would like to attend, please Click Here...

With over 60 scholarship offers, Justin King has narrowed down his list to 4 - Florida, Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. King has rushed for 1,667 yards and 29 TD's this season to lead the Gators rushing attack. In his career, King has 4,286 yards rushing and 58 TD's, a career rushing average of 8.69 yards per carry.

Justin King, Senior Tailback/Cornerback for the Gateway Gators, is considered the #1 Pennsylvania high school player and is widely considered the #1 Cornerback prospect in the country. King is ranked in the top 10 high school players in the country by multiple news services.

Gateway Gators Football Wallpaper

4 new wallpapers available Oct. 13, 2004. Designed by Coach Larry Gholston, four additional unique Windows Desktop Wallpapers are available for Free Download! There are a total of 8 different designs that you can download for free.

Former Coach Pete Antimarino's Bio online

Monday, October 4, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
In preparation for the upcoming 2004 Gateway Hall of Fame Banquet, we are pleased to be able to have Coach Walter "Pete" Antimarino's full bio online.

Read Coach Antimarino's bio here...

Justin King to announce his college choice...

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
Justin King will announce his college choice on November 15, 2004. GatewayGators.com will be there and have full coverage of the announcement as it happens.

With over 60 scholarship offers, Justin King has narrowed down his list to 5, and has visited on campus at Michigan this past weekend, and has future on-site visits scheduled with Florida (10/2), USC (10/16), and Penn State (11/6).

Justin King, Senior Tailback/Cornerback for the Gateway Gators, is considered the #1 Pennsylvania high school player and is widely considered the #1 Cornerback prospect in the country. King is ranked in the top 10 high school players in the country by multiple news services. King has 965 yards rushing and 22 TD's in 5 games for the Gators.

WPIAL AAAA Brackets released!

Monday, October 25, 2004 - Pittsburgh Airport Wyndham Hotel:

The WPIAL brackets have been released, and our Gators have been seeded as #2 and will take on #15 Connellsville this Friday at Antimarino Stadium.


View the WPIAL Pairings meeting photos in our photo gallery...

CALLING ALL GATORS FOOTBALL ALUMNI!
Send a note of encouragement to the 2004 Gators team! Click here and send the team a note!

2004 Homecoming Queen Jillian Kalkstein

2004 Homecoming Queen Jillian Kalkstein Congratulations to the 2004 Homecoming Queen Jillian Kalkstein!


View the 22 Homecoming photos in our photo gallery...

1st Annual Pennsylvania Kickoff Classic

Saturday, September 4, 2004
Six super teams will take to the Field Turf at Gateway's Antimarino Stadium to compete in the 1st Annual Pennsylvania Kickoff Classic. Tickets are $10 and available online right now. Each $10 ticket gets you into all three games!

11:00am: North Hills vs. Bethlehem Catholic
2:00pm: Pittsburgh Central Catholic vs. St. Joseph's Prep
5:00pm: Gateway vs. Woodland Hills

Read the Gateway vs. Woodland Hills pregame warmup - with head-to-head matchup info, Gator bits and more...

GatewayGators.com will be there and will have photos from all three games.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GAME NIGHT PARKING --- Read Here

Dream Matchup - #1 CC vs. #2 Gateway

Sunday, August 22, 2004:
The "Big Game" is only hours away... and GatewayGators.com is here to provide you with all the pre-game buzz surrounding his huge matchup.

Fast Facts:
  • Central Catholic rankings: USAToday - Top 25, Sporting News - Sixth, Tony Poll - 12th, American Football Monthly - 14th, Student Sports - 36th, WPIAL Tribune-Review Preseason Poll - 1st, Pennsylvania Football news - 1st
  • Gateway ranking: WPIAL Tribune-Review Preseason Poll - 2nd, Pennsylvania Football news - 3rd
  • Last meeting between PCC and Gateway was 1998
For full coverage of the Gateway vs. Central Catholic matchup, including head-to-head records, scores, up-to-the minute news articles and other cool info Read about the the Gators vs. P.C.C. matchup here

Calling All Gateway Football Alumni...

Walter 'Pete' AntimarinoWednesday, August 18, 2004:
It's only 9 days until the Walter "Pete" Antimarino Stadium dedication - and big game against Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Friday, August 27.

If you are a former Gator Football Player - YOU ARE INVITED to join us on the field for this special event!

We also need your help --- Please contact ALL the former Football alumni and invite them!

Final Call for Football Season Tickets

Tuesday, August 16, 2004 - GatewayGators.com:

We've released a block of prime center section seats for public purchase - now is the time to buy your season ticket and guarantee your seat for the Pennsylvania Kickoff Classic on September 4. Additionally, effective immediately, all Stadium Seats are now available for individual purchase online. Purchase your tickets online today through our web site --- click here

Your 2004 Gateway Gators Football Team!

2004 Gateway Gators Varsity Football Team
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News & Info:
Gateway will hold its first scrimmage of the year on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 10am versus Butler at GHS stadium. Join us at the stadium to cheer on the Gators! Admission is free - concession stands will be open.

Check back often for news updates as they happen...

Gateway Gator Mascot tryouts

Friday, August 20th @ 5pm in the Sports Complex. Any student entering 9th through 12th grade is elibible. Interested students should contact the athletic office @ 412-373-5750 for more information on tryouts.

Soccer Boosters Texas Hold 'EM poker tournament

Thursday, July 29, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
The Gateway Soccer Boosters are holding a Texas Hold 'EM poker tournament (just like the ones shown on TV) on Friday, August 20th, at the Penn Hills VFD, 125 Universal Road. Check in starts at 5, play at 7. Cost is $125 that covers tournament admission and a hot buffet. At least 10 players will receive a payout! Tickets can be obtained by calling Becky Simmons at 412-372-5648 or Randi Lichtenstein at 412-373-6633, or registration can be done on-line at www.saraspghpoker.com

Gator Alumni Reunion Info

Monday, July 26, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:

Gateway Alumni Network coming soon... GatewayGators.com will soon be launching a new online "Gateway Alumni Network" for Gateway Alumni to register, find lost friends, etc., as well as announcements and registrations for upcoming alumni events. If you would like to list your Gateway Alumni reunion or event (there is NO charge for this), please drop us a note.


We are also going to be selling Gateway Gear - shirts, hats, and more from our online store. We'd like to know what items you'd be interested in purchasing. Please give us your feedback.

If you are interested in advertising your business at the Gateway Football Games or in the Football Program, or online on this web site, Contact us today

Buy Gators Football Tickets Online!

Reserve your seats now! @ GatewayGators.comSunday, July 18, 2004:
Tickets to GHS football are NOW ON SALE!. In cooperation with Gateway Athletics - you can purchase 2004 Gators football tickets - including season tickets & KickOff Classic tickets online securely using your credit card.
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Gators News Flash!

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
Please read the following important articles about Gateway Football, Tickets, the Kickoff Classic and the Stadium Dedication:

Congratulations to Zack Smith & Kyle Knight

Sunday, August 1, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
Gatewaygators.com and Coach Terry Smith are pleased to announce the signing of two former Gator football players.

An offensive lineman most of his career, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Zack Smith was converted to tight end between his junior and senior seasons and was named to the 2004 Quad South Second Team at tight end. Zack is going to Westminster College.

Kyle Knight, who will be attending Fairmount State University, played Gateway football for 5 years and had his first start his senior year. Kyle only received on letter that was from his senior year and always played right Guard. Kyle also was named First Team All-Conference, and one of the top 30 high school football players in East Suburbs.

New Gators Merchandise!

Thursday, July 29, 2004 - from the offices of GatewayGators.com:
Now available for online purchase through our Gators Store, the 2004 Gators Football Gold Card (discount card for use at various Monroeville & Pitcairn businesses), 2003 Highlights DVD and 2003 Multimedia CD-ROM.
COMING SOON: A full assortment of Baseball Caps, T-Shirts and more!

It's Official! Gateway to host Football Kickoff Classic

Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
Gateway will play host to the first Pennsylvania Football Kickoff Classic, showcasing three games, North Hills vs. Bethlehem Catholic, Central Catholic vs. St. Joseph's Prep, and the finale of Gateway Gators vs. Woodland Hills. In other news, the season-opening game versus Central Catholic has been switched BACK to Friday night, August 27, 2004 at 7:30pm. A stadium naming ceremony will be held prior to the game to name the stadium after Walter "Pete" Antimarino. ALL Gateway Football alumni are invited to join us on the field for the stadium naming ceremony.

2004 Gateway Gators Football Lift-a-Thon

Thursday, June 4, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Matt Houy benches 405 lbs.Matt Houy led all Gator football players by bench pressing 405 lbs. (pictured left). The 2004 Lift-a-Thon was a success with more than 15 players benching over 300 pounds. View the photos here.

Congratulations Gateway Class of 2004!

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
view from the press box of the Gateway Class of 2004
Check out our more than 250 behind-the-scenes photos of the Class of 2004 Graduation. Attention Gateway Alumni: on a related note, we'll soon be launching the Gateway Alumni Network - a place that you can network and stay in touch with your Gator classmates, reunion info, alumni mixers and locate lost friends. Sign up for our email newsletter to keep informed of the latest news...

USC Coach Pete Carroll visits Gateway

Friday, May 21, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
A.D. Terry Smith and Coach Pete Carroll.  Click here to see the Photo gallery from USC coach Carroll's visitUSC (University of Southern California) Head Football Coach Pete Carroll was in town and visited Gateway today to chat about football with Coach Smith and Principal Short. Gateway was thankful for Coach Carroll's visit and the encouragment he offered to Coach Smith. View the photos here. Read Coach Carroll's bio here

Notre Dame Coach Tyrone Willingham visits Gateway

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
Principal Short and Coach Willingham.  Click here to see the Photo gallery from Notre Dame coach Ty Willingham's visitNotre Dame University Head Football Coach Tyrone Willingham visited Gateway today to discuss football with Coach Smith and Principal Short. Gateway was honored by Coach Willingham's visit and thanks him for visiting. View the photos here. Read Coach Willingham's bio here

Gateway Gators Football Mini-Camp - Last Visit

Tuesday, May 10, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
Photos from our final stop at the spring Mini-camp are now online!
Click here to see the Photo gallery from Monday's Mini-Camp Click here to see the Photo gallery from Monday's Mini-Camp

Virtual Tours of Gateway High School Renovation

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
Virtual Tours of the exterior of Gateway High School stadium and the front of the high school.
Click here to see the Virtual Tours of the 2004 Renovation of Gateway High School Click here to see the Virtual Tours of the 2004 Renovation of Gateway High School

Gateway Gators 3rd Annual Football Camp

Featuring the #1 High School player in Pennsylvania - Justin King

Monday, May 17, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:

Gateway will be holding its 3rd annual football camp for grades 3-9. The camp will be held June 8th thru June 11th at the newly renovated Gateway Stadium, and features high school and college players as mentors, daily special guest speakers, and more!

Download the Camp Brochure and registraion form here.
Please call the Gateway Athletic office with any questions (412)373-5750.  (Posted by Terry M. Smith, Gateway Athletic Department)

Gateway Gators Football 2004 Lift-A-Thon

Monday, May 10, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
The 2004 Gateway Gators Football Lift-A-Thon will take place on Thursday, June 3. Help out Gateway Football by donating a flat amount or an amount per pound. Proceeds from the Lift-A-Thon will allow the Gators Football team to attend summer football camps. For more information, click here

Gateway Gators Football Mini-Camp

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
Mini-Camp is underway and GatewayGators.com is there to capture the action!
Click here to see the Photo gallery from Tuesday's Mini-Camp Click here to see the Photo gallery from Tuesday's Mini-Camp

Gateway could host East-West Football Showcase

Friday, April 17, 2004 - Gateway Sports Complex, Monroeville, PA:
Talks are underway to start a new "Kickoff Classic" football showcase at Gateway High School's renovated stadium this Labor Day weekend, featuring 4 games and 8 high profile teams battling it out.

For more information, please read these articles:

Virtual Tours of Gateway High School Renovation

Friday, April 2, 2004 - Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA:
We are now offering Virtual Tours of the High School that are under renovation.
Click here to see the Virtual Tours of the 2004 Renovation of Gateway High School Click here to see the Virtual Tours of the 2004 Renovation of Gateway High School

Corey Sattler, Jason Warning & Eric Wofford sign Letters of Intent

Monday, April 5, 2004 - Gateway Sports Complex, Monroeville, PA:
Gateway High School and Coach Terry Smith are pleased to announce the signing of three graduating Gators football players.

Corey Sattler 6’ 173lbs. WR has signed a letter of intent with Johns Hopkins University. Corey was a 2nd team All Conference player and an East Elite 30 selection. Corey maintains a 4.15 QPA and is ranked 16th in his class. Corey has led Gateway the last 2 years (cumulative) in receptions, touchdowns receiving and yards receiving.

Jason Warning 6’5” 305 pound offensive tackle has signed a letter of intent with IUP. Jason was a 2-year 2nd team all-conference lineman.

Eric Wofford has signed a letter of intent to Slippery Rock. Eric was a 2-year starter and 2-year 1st team all-conference selection. He had 8 career interceptions with 3 returned for td’s.

Corey Stattler and Coach Terry Smith
Corey Stattler and Coach Terry Smith
Jason Warning and Coach Terry Smith
Jason Warning and Coach Terry Smith
Eric Wofford and Coach Terry Smith
Eric Wofford and Coach Terry Smith

2004 Varsity Football Schedule Released

The Gateway Varsity Football 2004 schedule has been released, and among the teams Gateway will play will be PIAA-AAAA runner-up Central Catholic, and WPIAL-AAA runner-up Thomas Jefferson. View the schedule here.

Four Gators named to Foothills Football Classic

Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 - Gateway Sports Complex, Monroeville, PA:
The Gateway Gator football team is proud to announce the following selections to play in the annual Foothills Football Classic on June 19, 2004 at East Allegheny High School.

  • Mark Ciufo was a 2-time 1st team all-conference lineman
  • Kyle Knight was a 1st team all-conference lineman
  • Frank Green was a 1st team all-conference defensive lineman
  • Eric Wofford was a 2-time 1st team all-conference defensive back and Slippery Rock Recruit

We are very proud of these players accomplishments and wish them well with this game and all that they desire to do.

Terry M. Smith
Head Football Coach
Athletic Director

New W.P.I.A.L. Football alignments released

The new conference alignments have finally been determined. Gateway will be in the new "SouthWest" conference.

We have full coverage including geographical maps!

Congratulations to Mortty Ivy & Jai Wilson!

Terry Smith, Jai Wilson and Mortty Ivy on Letter of Intent Day
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 - Gateway Sports Complex, Monroeville, PA: Today was a Great Day for Gator football! Mortty Ivy, signed with West Virginia University, and Jai Wilson signed with Morgan State University. Jai Wilson set two Gator single-season records: Yards Receiving-835 and Yards Per Catch, 30 yds/catch. Ivy set the Gateway single-season td passing record - 19 td's and 0 int's, and generated 2,004 combined passing/rushing yards. Also recognized was Justin King who smashed the Gateway single-season rushing record to finish with 1,763 yds. and 29 rushing td's.

View all the photos here...

2003 Gateway Hall Of Fame Inductees

HOF HOF
On November 8, 2003, seven Gateway greats and one team were inducted into the Gateway Sports Hall of Fame.

See larger photos and read the story here

Be part of history! Help us Build the Gateway Hall of Fame

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You can be part of history! Support the building of our Gateway Hall of Fame, and get a black & gold tile with your name on it!

Full details here

Gators Sports Schedules

Now available, schedules and results for Gator basketball, wrestling, and ice hockey!

Gateway Football Quick Facts

# of seasons: 57
Total # of games played: 591
All-time record: 384 W, 194 L, 13 T
Overall Winning Percentage: 0.6497

# of photos on this site: 62,693
# of videos on this site: 562
# of news articles on this site: 2,560

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