Inside the Lines: Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti

Written by Craig Meyer on .

In this week's Inside the Lines, Craig Meyer profiles Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti.

"October this year hasn't been all that different than it has been for the past quarter-century or so for Randy Rovesti.

His life has been engulfed by football, but when you work in high school athletics in Western Pennsylvania, that has a tendency to happen.

For roughly the past 25 years, Rovesti has been a member of the WPIAL's football committee, a position that has allowed him to help seed playoff teams and create brackets in the four classifications.

This year, though, there has been one small difference -- he's now the committee chairman."



Football: Gateway weathers storm, reaches playoffs

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Gateway football team.

"The story of Gateway's football season under first-year coach Tom Nola could conceivably have been written by Charles Dickens.

It has been the best of times and the worst of times for the 2014 Gators. Despite coming off an 8-3 season in 2013 where Gateway gave eventual state runner-up Central Catholic all it could handle in the WPIAL Class AAAA quarterfinals. The Gators, despite dropping to Class AAA, started this season 0-3 before rebounding to make the postseason with a 4-5 overall record, 4-4 in the Greater Allegheny Conference.

That was good enough to clinch a WPIAL playoff berth. The Gators will play at Ringgold (8-1, 7-1), the runner-up of the Big Nine Conference, at 7:30 p.m. Friday."



Golf: Gateway's Beehner ties for third in PIAA Class AAA final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Gateway High junior Johnna Beehner likely will be one of the top Class AAA female golfers in the WPIAL next season.

Beehner served notice that she's ready for the spotlight as she finished in a third-place tie with Peters Township sophomore Mia Kness in the girls Class AAA Individual Championship earlier this week at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

After shooting an opening round of 73, Beehner shared the lead with Canon-McMillan standout Lauren Waller. Beehner faltered a bit in the second round with a 7-over-par total of 79 for a finishing total of 152, six strokes behind Waller and Radnor junior Brynn Walker. Kness' rounds were mirror opposites of Beehner. She came back with a 73 after opening with a 79.


Girls Volleyball: Gateway remains in hunt

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles the Gateway girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

When Greg Lockley took over as girls volleyball coach at Gateway High School over the summer, his goal was to get the Gators back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

With one week remaining in the regular season, the Gators are close to reaching that goal. But the final week will be no picnic for Lockley's squad.

The top three teams in each section qualify for the playoffs, but more teams can qualify if there is a tie for third place that cannot be broken.

Top-ranked Shaler Area (10-0) and Oakland Catholic (9-1) have claimed the first two berths in Section 4. Gateway is one of three teams that entered the week with a chance to claim the final spot.


Alumni Update - David Folkmire (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College football team dropped a 55-14 decision to visiting Washington & Jefferson Saturday night inFolkmire-Gateway Presidents' Athletic Conference action at Robert E. Thorn Field.

Junior wide receiver David Folkmire, a Gateway graduate, pulled in seven passes for 40 yards.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)