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Passionate approach on the pitch promotes success

By Ray Fisher
There are 11 players on a soccer field — normally two forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and one goalkeeper. The forwards, also known as attackers …
Baldwin cheerleading duo sets an unbreakable record
By Jennifer Goga
Mia Rodgers and Stephanie Teahan started cheering for the Baldwin youth football program when they were in first grade. Now seniors at Baldwin High School, …
Baldwin to host WPIAL girls volleyball finals
By Tribune-Review
Baldwin is the host site for the WPIAL girls’ volleyball championships this year. The finals will take place Nov. 1 for all three classifications. The Lady Highlanders, the Section 5-AAA champions this season, met Plum earlier this week in a first-round matchup at Baldwin. The Baldwin girls finished 12-0 in …
Thomas Jefferson senior looking forward to RMU volleyball career
By Ray Fisher
Volleyball notes, and more, from around the South Hills: Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Yurkovich, a senior outside hitter, is a Robert Morris University volleyball recruit. “I …
Area runners flock to Mingo in support of Baldwin coach
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin annually hosts the Mingo Classic invitational. The 2014 event was held last week in support of Baldwin’s co-head coach Bonita “Bunny” Schmidt, who is …
Gorman: Baldwin’s Altavillas ‘always on same page’
By Kevin Gorman
When they first played Pee Wee football together, Doug Altavilla was an offensive linemen who blocked for his younger brother, Nick. The Altavillas spent countless hours playing catch in their backyard, but it wasn’t until last season that the Baldwin brothers were teammates again. This time, it’s as quarterback and …
Sgattoni sisters exemplify team’s passion at Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
Tori and Maddi Sgattoni have been high school volleyball teammates for the past two years. Prior to that, they were teammates on club teams for …
Baldwin football team remains focused
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin football team is looking to snap a five-game losing streak Friday night in a conference matchup at Peters Township. The Fighting Highlanders lost …
Gorman: Tickled pink by Bunny run
By Kevin Gorman
Runners will wear pink, from shirts and socks to feather boas and mustaches Thursday for the Mingo Classic. It makes Bunny Schmidt emotional just to talk about it. Actually, she’s tickled pink. The Baldwin cross country coach is battling cancer for the third time in a quarter century. To see …
PIHL teams prepare for life outside Open division
By Bill West
New Baldwin hockey coach Craig Albert recalled that during his days as a Highlanders player in the late 1990s, the team typically started out 0-4. …
Baldwin golfers competing for WPIAL AAA crown
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior golfers Zack Taylor and Alexx Suchy are competing today, Thursday, at the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ championship at Latrobe Country Club. “Both Zack …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: South Park’s Justin Minda, Baldwin’s Alina Stahl
By Brian Graham
Justin Minda School: South Park Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Minda scored a pair of goals in leading the Eagles to a 9-0 win over Yough in a Section 3-AA game Thursday. Minda also scored once in a 3-0 win over Thomas Jefferson on Sept. 23. Heading into …
Baldwin boys soccer team bolstered by strong international influence
By Ed Phillipps
Baldwin sophomore Anoj Sharma has played soccer his entire life. It’s a sport he says is in his blood, one with which he has a …
Area gridders have their favorites when it comes to teammates’ monikers
By Ray Fisher 11:18 a.m.
We often hear how a particular football team is “like family,” whether at the high school, college or professional level. There are many family chores …
Baldwin girls volleyball squad keep churning out the wins
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ volleyball team has been on a roll, both in section matches and in tournament action. The Lady Highlanders rolled through the first …
Baldwin runners cruising after dominating performance at Vulcan Invite
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s top five runners all placed in the top 15, propeling the Highlanders to a first-place finish at the second annual Vulcan Invitional held Saturday …
Baldwin grads key to Carlow women’s soccer offense
By Brian Knavish
Once the offense kicks in, look out. The Carlow University women’s soccer team is 1-3 on the season, and while the Celtics have played well …
Baldwin’s Taylor, Suchy advance to WPIAL golf championships
By Jennifer Goga 11:18 a.m.
Two Baldwin golfers — seniors Zack Taylor and Alexx Suchy — have qualified for the WPIAL Boys’ Class AAA championship round. The WPIAL Class AAA championship will be held next Thursday at Latrobe Country Club. Taylor and Suchy shot scores of 74 and 75, respectively, earlier this week at the …
HS highlight reel: Brentwood to host Rochester at TJ
By Tribune-Review
Brentwood will host Rochester at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Thomas Jefferson High School Stadium for in a Week 5 Class A nonconference game. Brentwood Stadium is not available because of ongoing renovations and construction at the site. The Spartans’ Week 3 game against Avonworth also was moved to Avonworth. Brentwood, …
Previewing some of Week 4’s top matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 4 in Western Pennsylvania. Class AAAA Quad Central Baldwin (1-2, 0-1) at 1-AAAA Woodland Hills (3-0, 2-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday Last week: Baldwin lost to Mt. Lebanon, 54-14. Woodland Hills defeated Shaler, 47-14. The buzz: Woodland Hills is averaging …
High school football notebook: TJ leans heavily on ground game
By Chris Harlan
Balance isn’t always key. The third-ranked team in Class AAA, Thomas Jefferson has one of the least-active passing attacks in the WPIAL. In three games, the Jaguars have completed only three passes for 72 yards. They’ve thrown just eight. But that offensive option hasn’t been needed because they lead all …
Previewing some of the top Week 3 high school football matchups
By Staff Reports
Here’s a look at some of the top matchups for Week 3 in Western Pennsylvania: Class AAAA Quad Central 10-AAAA Mt. Lebanon (2-0, 1-0) at …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Baldwin’s Austin Vertullo, Serra Catholic’s Katie Sieg
By Staff Reports
Austin Vertullo School: Baldwin Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Vertullo scored four goals in helping the Highlanders cruise past Carrick in Section 4-AAA …
Baldwin girls volleyball squad seeks playoff berth
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ volleyball team is looking to return to the WPIAL Class AAA tournament in 2014. The Lady Highlanders are competing in Section 5-AAA …
Conboy, Bott pace Baldwin runners in season opener
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin sophomore Casey Conboy finished as the runner-up in the boys’ competition at the 26th annual Gateway Invitational held Saturday at Boyce Park. Conboy crossed …

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