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Hockey: Gators’ struggling defensively

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Gateway had a tough time season ago when it competed in the PIHL’s Open Division.

Not only did the Gators miss the playoffs, their 5-15-0 record left them in fourth place in their section and their 135 goals allowed was fifth-worst among the developmental teams.

Things have not improved much for the Gators after moving up a notch to Class A this year.

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Alumni Update - Jason Crystol (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released its 2014 All-PAC footballCrystol Thiel teams and yearly award winners Monday evening. Thiel was well represented, earning 12 All-PAC picks.

 

Senior center Jason Crystol was Thiel's lone first team selection. Crystol, a Gateway graduate, was also an All-PAC first team selection in 2013 and a second team pick in 2012.

 

 (photo courtesy of Thiel College)

 

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Alumni Update - Todd Jeter (Westminster)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Todd Jeter blocked a 35-yard second quarter field goal attempt by Saint Vincent in Saturday's 28-14 Titan road victory.Jeter Westminster

He also added a special teams tackle and posted a pair of interceptions in the win.

The Gateway graduate earned PAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

(photo courtesy of Westminster College)

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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."

 

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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."