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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 …
Baldwin football aiming for 2-0 start with trip to Butler
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin (1-0) travels to Butler County on Friday to meet Butler (0-1) in a nonconference game at 7:30 p.m. The Fighting Highlanders eked by Ambridge …
Altavilla eagerly anticipating fourth year as Baldwin’s starting quarterback
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior quarterback Doug Altavilla is a dual-sport standout. Altavilla is a fourth-year starter in football, and also has earned three varsity letters in basketball. …
Baldwin runners to start season at Gateway Invitational
By Ray Fisher
The Gateway Invitational, which marks the start of the high school cross country season, will take place Saturday at Boyce Park in Monroeville. The Baldwin …
Baldwin boys soccer determined to gain playoff berth
By Ray Fisher
There are three playoff berths in Section 4-AAA in boys’ soccer. Head coach Adam Obranovich and the Baldwin Highlanders aim to finish in one of …
High school football teams ready to start 2014 season
By Ray Fisher
The 2014 high school football season is here. Three of the four local teams will open up with home games this weekend: AMBRIDGE at BALDWIN …
Balsam back to lead Baldwin girls soccer’s defensive corps
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ soccer team is looking for its defense to carry it through the early part of the 2014 season. The Lady Highlanders, the …
Veteran QB, D-I lineman back to lead Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin earned a WPIAL playoff berth last season for the first time since 2009. The Fighting Highlanders finished in sixth place in the Quad Central …
Taylor, Suchy primed for golf success at Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
Jim Stanko retired last year after a long and distinguished coaching career at Baldwin High School. Stanko was inducted into the Baldwin sports hall of fame last fall following a 25-year career coaching Baldwin golfers. The cupboard certainly wasn’t left bare for Steve Sinning, the Highlanders rookie head coach. “Our …
Baldwin’s outlook bolstered by 16 returning starters
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin tasted the WPIAL playoffs last season for the first time in five years. Head coach Pete Wagner guided the team to a 4-6 overall …
Baldwin girls tennis team hosting Highlander Cup invitational
By Jennifer Goga
The inaugural Highlander Cup tennis tournament will be held today, Thursday, at the Baldwin High School courts. The tournament features girls’ singles and doubles match play. Tournament registration sold out the first day, as 10 members of the Baldwin, Moon, West Mifflin and Thomas Jefferson tennis teams will square off …
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their …
HSFB preview by position: Versatility key for tight ends
By Chris Harlan
The best tight end in the WPIAL doesn’t actually play tight end. At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Kittanning’s Nick Bowers has ideal size for the position. …
Baldwin girls soccer hoping to build off last season’s success
By Jennifer Goga
Caley Troutman believes she was fortunate to be at the helm when the Baldwin girls’ soccer team won the Section 4-AAA championship last season. Baldwin had not won a section title in girls’ soccer since 1986, long before any of the team’s players were born. The Lady Highlanders generated a …
Baldwin, Wagner prep for 2014 football season
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin, one of the 34 Class AAAA teams in the WPIAL, holds preseason practices at its high school stadium. A typical camp schedule includes three hours of offensive schemes and special teams drills in the morning, and three hours of defensive schemes and special teams drills in the afternoon. It’s …
Baldwin coach begins 25th year of unique running streak
By Ray Fisher
Rich Wright, co-head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Baldwin High School, has had a lifetime of milestones. Wright recently completed …
Football coaches offer insight on heat acclimation process
By Ray Fisher
While the official start of high school football practice took place earlier this week, it wasn’t the first time any of the players stepped on …
South Hills squads set for scrimmages Saturday morning
By Ray Fisher
High school football scrimmages are right around the corner. Teams prepare for a season by participating in two scrimmages, usually one in the morning and another, a week later, at night. The end of the first week of preseason drills for high school football teams means one thing — it’s …
Baldwin grad Wild making impact in CFL
By Brian Knavish
Summer is winding down, which means football players throughout the area are preparing for the upcoming season. However, there’s one local product who already is …
Baldwin math teacher savors coaching football at Duquesne
By Ed Phillipps
Mike Silianoff watched as tearful mothers said goodbye to their children Sunday as they dropped them off at school. No, it wasn’t their first day …
South Hills-area gridders as offensive stars
By Ray Fisher
Four local gridders have been lauded by westernpafootball.net as “top offensive players” in Western Pennsylvania in 2014. Two are seniors at Baldwin — quarterback Doug …

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