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New WPIAL hall of famer Yannessa cherises the process

By Justin Criado
Don Yannessa is a winner, there’s no disputing that. But what’s even more impressive than the numbers is the way he changed the culture everywhere …
McCarthy, Eisel propel Highlanders’ early season success
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s varsity baseball team opened the 2014 season with five consecutive wins, vaulting into first place in Section 3-AAAA. After defeating Penn Hills and Mt. …
Elite hockey team forming in W.Pa.
By Alex Oltmanns
Baldwin coach Jim Brown has established the U-19 Pittsburgh Prospects, a team designed to show off some of the top hockey talent that Western Pennsylvania has to offer and give local players the chance to advance to the next level of the sport. Tryouts are set to for April 21 …
Baldwin star Smorey shows sportsmanship in national contest
By Kevin Gorman
Luke Smorey finds motivation in Baldwin’s leader board, as the latest in a long line of javelin stars with goals of a record-setting senior season. …
Baldwin ice hockey team a champion role model
By Jennifer Goga
Oliver Burtch just started playing hockey last October, but according to Baldwin varsity coach Jim Brown, he already plays with intensity well beyond his years. …
Baldwin senior Smorey’s unselfish response truly uplifting
By Ray Fisher
Luke Smorey truly is an inspirational student-athlete. Smorey, a two-sport senior standout at Baldwin High School, recently was nominated for the USA Today/National Guard “Inspiration …
North Hills football great Kasperowicz part of WPIAL’s 2014 hall class
By Jerry Dipaola
Eric Kasperowicz remembers every detail. The down, the distance — even the wind-chill (30-below) at Mansion Park Stadium in Altoona. “That’s in my head like …
Miethke adds German touch to Baldwin track and field program
By Jennifer Goga
Jaqueline Miethke has made quite an impression on Baldwin veteran head track coach Ed Helbig in the short time she’s been on the girls’ team. Miethke, a German exchange student, arrived in August, and has been an active member of the Baldwin girls’ soccer team, as well as the girls’ …
Highlanders start fast; zip past three opponents
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ varsity lacrosse team jumped out to a fast start this season, winning three straight games and outscoring the opposition by a commanding …
Baldwin boys’ volleyball team counting on individual athleticism
By Ray Fisher
Three seniors and four juniors have been joined by a top sophomore player in the Baldwin boys’ varsity volleyball team’s starting lineup this season. “The …
Nicola inherits team-leader role for Lady Highlanders
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team is led by senior center Carla Nicola, who accounted for 52 goals the past two seasons. Nicola was the second-leading …
Smorey, Jackson, Dunn open with ‘classic’ wins for Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
Call them the “Big Three.” That was their status, at least, at the season-opening 10th annual South Hills Classic held Saturday at Baldwin Stadium. Baldwin …
Baldwin baseball anticipating strong showing in Class AAAA
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s varsity baseball team is aiming to make some loud noise in the WPIAL Class AAAA ranks this season. The Highlanders, who are guided by head coach Dan Caponi and assistants Steve Hubsch, Shane Petrelli and Nick Caponi, lost just three seniors to graduation from last year’s 5-12 club. “We …
Baldwin senior lands caddie scholarship
By Justin Criado
David Shoemaker never thought he’d receive a full scholarship for college, especially through caddying, which he’s done as a summer job since eighth grade. “It …
Baldwin’s ‘gym rats’ expected to make impact in 2014-15
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ basketball team suffered through a four-win season in 2013-14. But with four juniors, plus a strong sophomore class, returning in 2014-15, head …
Antenucci enjoys Baldwin spotlight with career-best effort
By Ray Fisher
Brendan Antenucci finished the boys’ 100-yard backstroke event exhausted, but excited. The senior athlete grabbed center stage for the Baldwin swimming program at the WPIAL …
Sophomore catcher to anchor Baldwin’s offense, defense
By Ray Fisher
Kayla Eberst led the Baldwin softball team in several offensive categories last season — as a freshman catcher. Eberst led the squad in batting average …
Baldwin, Alaimo claim Open crown
By Justin Criado
As the hallway outside the Baldwin locker room echoed with cheers and music, head coach Jim Brown had a moment to reflect on what his …
Baldwin hockey captures Open Class championship
By Joe Sager
Baldwin’s hockey team racked up plenty of goals during the regular season. The Highlanders had no problem generating offense in the playoffs, either. Baldwin’s scorers …
Baldwin sophomore trackster wraps up sensational indoor season
By Justin Criado
Kadin Hinish knew she had to jump the furthest she ever had before as she took the runway at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association indoor …
Carter’s section title carries great meaning in challenging season for Baldwin wrestling
By Brian Knavish
To the Baldwin wrestling program, it was much more than a section championship. When Baldwin’s DeAdrain Carter won the Section 2-AAA championship and qualified for …
Mackey: Baldwin’s Jenkins committed to current team
By Jason Mackey
You tend to hear a lot of the same things while talking to high school student-athletes about their college choices. Loved the campus. Clicked with …
Open Class hockey roundup: Baldwin, Harbor Creek advance to championship
By Joe Sager
Harbor Creek finally broke through Thursday night. The Huskies scored early and held on to post a 5-1 win over Morgantown in the PIHL Open Classification Southwest Conference championship at RMU Island Sports Center. Harbor Creek (21-1-0) advances to its first PIHL Open Cup championship game Sunday at 8:20 p.m. …
Harrison Middle School girl’s long-range goal is to play in Olympics
By Jennifer Goga
Maddie Earley watched the Team USA women’s hockey games with particular interest. The Harrison Middle School student has been playing hockey for more than half …

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