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Baldwin gymnastics team has high hopes

By Ed Phillipps
For most people, winning a state title is as good as it gets. For Josie Karabinos, it’s just the tipping point. The Baldwin senior gymnast returns ...
With numbers up, Baldwin wrestling program looking to build for the future
By Brian Knavish
Baldwin is sending a young wrestling team onto the mat this season, which means the team’s record might reflect that inexperience. However, for the Baldwin wrestling ...
Family atmosphere featured in Baldwin boys basketball program
By Jennifer Goga
When Baldwin coach Joe Urmann handed out T-shirts to team members earlier this season with “FAMILY” emblazoned in purple across the back, he hoped it ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Pine-Richland’s Phil Jurkovec, Baldwin’s Amanda Larkin
By Brian Graham
Phil Jurkovec School: Pine-Richland Year: Freshman Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Jurkovec scored 23 points, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Rams ...
Murawski a natural selection on 60th anniversary football team
By Brian Knavish
Baldwin’s Murawski a natural selection on PAC’s 60th anniversary football team ...
Baldwin soccer product named all-region with Clarion
By Ray Fisher
Clarion senior goalkeeper Laura Saussol, a Baldwin graduate, was honored as a second-team NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women’s All-Atlantic Region selection. Saussol is believed to ...
Baldwin alum Johnson dives into his new head-coaching role
By Jennifer Goga
The Baldwin boys’ and girls’ swim teams are focusing on long-term goals as they enter the 2014-15 season. Ryan Johnson takes over as head coach after six years as a Baldwin assistant. Johnson is concentrating on recruiting and keeping swimmers year to year. With increased academic pressures on student-athletes, he ...
Announcing whim turns into lifelong passion at Baldwin for Morgan
By Ed Phillipps
Although they had no idea at the time, a sports announcing powerhouse debuted in the early 1960s at California High School. What started off on a whim soon became a lifelong passion for Jim Morgan and John Barbero. The latter, of course, went on to become the Pittsburgh Penguins’ announcer for home ...
Team chemistry crucial to 2014-15 season for Baldwin boys basketball team
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ basketball team suffered through a four-win season in 2013-14. But with four seniors plus a strong junior class returning in 2014-15, head ...
Rebuilding season in 2014-15 for Baldwin girls basketball team?
By Ray Fisher
It appears to be a rebuilding year for the Baldwin girls’ basketball team. The Lady Highlanders, who clinched a WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berth during the final week of the 2013-14 season, finished 12-9 overall a year ago and lost six seniors to graduation. Two team leaders in 2014-15 are seniors Amanda ...
Baldwin’s Vertullo has ‘knack’ for ringing up goals
By Ray Fisher
Austin Vertullo led the Baldwin boys’ soccer team in scoring this year, and ranked among the WPIAL’s top offensive players. Vertullo netted 19 goals and 9 assists, leading the Highlanders to a 10-7-1 overall record. The senior forward also led the team in scoring last year with 17 goals and 5 ...
Baldwin netters land WPIAL accolades
By Ray Fisher
The postseason accolades are pouring in for the WPIAL Class AAA champion Baldwin girls’ volleyball team. Three Baldwin players have been lauded as all-WPIAL selections — ...
Harrison Middle School student makes impact in Baldwin football program
By Jennifer Goga
Despite his small frame, Dom Giorgianni became a big part of the Baldwin High School football program this season. The Harrison Middle School eighth-grader quickly found ...
Pleasant Hills sports performance training facility undergoes expansion, renovations
By Tribune-Review
Strength, Fitness and Speed in Pleasant Hills has been undergoing renovations and improvements while doubling its size in the Hosmer Supply Industrial Park. The current 2,400 square-foot training room will be connected to a new 2,400 square foot facility, creating a permanent home for a basketball hoop and baseball batting cage. A ...
Baldwin hockey coach attempting to create family atmosphere
By Ed Phillips
The new coaching staff of the Baldwin ice hockey team is one big happy family, and they are hoping the varsity team adopts that attitude. First-year ...
Baldwin QB Altavilla finishes with nearly 5,000 career passing yards
By Ray Fisher
Senior quarterback Doug Altavilla accounted for 2,285 yards in total offensive for the Baldwin football team this season. Altavilla, a four-year varsity starter for the Fighting ...
Baldwin’s resolve proves victorious in PIAA quarterfinal round
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin-Seneca Valley match in the PIAA quarterfinals turned into two hours of gut-wrenching drama. The Lady Highlanders, displaying unbelievable resolve, outlasted their WPIAL rivals by a 3-2 score Saturday at North Allegheny High School. The two squads split decisions in the first four games, then see-sawed back and forth in the ...
Volleyball is a therapeutic endeavor for Baldwin’s Voelker
By Ed Phillipps
It was the night before the WPIAL championship volleyball match, and Mackenzie Voelker had no feeling in her right foot. “I remember praying, ‘God, just let ...
Gorman: A new story for O’Briens
By Kevin Gorman
Mallory O’Brien has heard all about her aunt playing for WPIAL and PIAA volleyball titles at Baldwin and her uncle coaching its 1988 hockey state champions. So it meant the world to the junior setter to see Julie (O’Brien) Happe and John O’Brien in the bleachers when Baldwin won its ...
Baldwin girls volleyball team captures WPIAL Class AAA championship
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ volleyball team threw a championship-style party Saturday night. An RSVP wasn’t necessary, but the Baldwin High School gymnasium, none the less, was filled ...
Baldwin seniors’ four-year plan results in WPIAL championship
By Ed Phillipps
When the Baldwin girls’ volleyball team won the WPIAL Class AAA title on Saturday, it was the pinnacle of a journey that was four years ...
Retired hall-of-fame Baldwin coach lauds new championship volleyball team
By Ray Fisher
One of the many interested spectators at the WPIAL Class AAA championshp match Saturday was a familiar face to Baldwin volleyball. Paul Hindes, the all-time winningest coach in Baldwin High School history, was in attendance. Hines won 16 WPIAL championships during a distinguished career at Baldwin from 1971 to 2007 — eight ...
WPIAL volleyball finals: Three new champions, Baldwin, Ford City, GCC, crowned
By Staff Reports
For the second straight season, Bishop Canevin and Greensburg Central Catholic needed five sets to decide the WPIAL Class A volleyball champion. It was the ...
Charity alumni basketball event returns to Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
The Western Pennsylvania Charity Alumni Basketball Tournament is back. In an expanded version. The inaugural 2014 tournament was deemed a success, as close to $5,000 was raised ...
Baldwin, Seton-La Salle seniors receive all-state recognition at PIAA golf championships
By Ray Fisher
Two local senior golfers — Baldwin’s Zack Taylor and Seton-La Salle’s Joey Walz — have earned all-state plaudits. The top 10 boys in each classification and ...

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