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Skill positions again a strength for Baldwin

By Ray Fisher
A familiar face will be missing from the Baldwin lineup this season. The Fighting Highlanders lost their four-year starting quarterback, Doug Altavilla, to graduation. Looking to step ...
Baldwin football team fueled by skill position players
By Ray Fisher
One of the strengths of the Baldwin football team this season is in its skill position players. The wide receiving corps will be manned by seniors ...
Baldwin girls volleyball returns to defend crown
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ volleyball team won’t be able to go into the 2015 season quietly. Preseason practice began Monday for WPIAL fall sports teams. Baldwin is the ...
Baldwin football team taking steps to return to winning ways
By Ray Fisher
Are the odds stacked against head coach Pete Wagner and his staff? The Baldwin football program has not produced a winning team in more than a ...
Former Penn State football captain offers inspiration to Baldwin gridders
By Ray Fisher
High school football practice kicked off Monday. How did the Baldwin Fighting Highlanders prepare for practice last week? The Baldwin football team sat in on a motivational ...
Presto’s passion for basketball, coaching emerges at Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
There probably won’t be a more enthusiastic coach in the Section 4-AAAA girls’ basketball ranks next season. Nikki Presto was chosen to replace Gavin Prosser, who ...
Baldwin sisters-in-law simply enjoying being behind the camera lens
By Ed Phillipps
Not every picture is worth a thousand words. Some are good enough to leave you speechless. That was the case for Marsha Green, who snapped her own pictures of daughter Brenna’s Baldwin volleyball team last year and saw the Lady Highlanders claim the WPIAL Class AAA championship through the lens of ...
Arre brings a ‘world of experience’ to Baldwin basketball program
By Brian Knavish
It’s common to hear it said that a coach brings a “world of experience” to his team. But, in the case of Bill Arre, that phrase ...
Baldwin girls again hosting Highlander Cup tennis invitational
By Jennifer Goga
The second annual Highlander Cup girls’ invitational tournament will be Aug. 29 at the Baldwin High School tennis courts. Four teams will square off in ...
Guilinger wins Baldwin Mile; Johnston repeats as girls’ titlist
By Ray Fisher
John Guilinger, 13, posted a 5:53 time to finish first overall at this year’s Baldwin Mile race, held Saturday in conjunction with Baldwin Borough Community ...
Baldwin coach celebrates silver anniversary of running streak
By Ray Fisher
Rich Wright celebrated his 25-year anniversary of running at least one mile every day Sunday afternoon at Baldwin Stadium. Neither wind, nor rain, nor heat, nor ...
No end in sight for Baldwin coach’s 25-year running streak
By Ed Phillipps
On a recent morning, Rich Wright got out of bed at 3:30 a.m. and grinded out a six-mile run. And that was during vacation in Hilton ...
Baldwin students compete at international martial arts championship
By Ed Phillipps
Joyce Roberts really was looking forward to competing in the American Federation of Martial Arts international championship, but she suffered a severe knee injury while ...
Hinish family members synonymous with athletic success
By Jennifer Goga
The Hinish families of Whitehall and Baldwin are well-aware that their name has become synonymous with successful athletes. Baldwin High School graduates, Kurt (1984), and his ...
Baldwin’s Wright to celebrate 25-year running anniversary
By Ray Fisher
It is well-known in the South Hills area that Baldwin co-head cross country coach Rich Wright is an avid runner. Wright, in fact, has logged at least one mile on a daily basis for the past 25 years. On Aug. 2, Wright will celebrate his 25-year running anniversary at 1 p.m. ...
Baldwin’s all-time winningest football coach hits personal milestone
By Ray Fisher
Former Baldwin athletic director/football coach Don Yannessa celebrated many milestones during his accomplished coaching career. Earlier this week, he celebrated a personal benchmark — his 75th ...
Baldwin grad Taylor wins PGA Junior golf title at Fox Run
By Ray Fisher
Zack Taylor, a 2015 Baldwin graduate, hasn’t been playing much golf this summer. But he dusted off the clubs last week and turned in a sterling ...
Baldwin’s Sgattoni plays at national volleyball event in New Orleans
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin All-WPIAL player Maddi Sgattoni kicked off her summer with a trip to New Orleans. It wasn’t a vacation, however, as Sgattoni and the Renaissance Black ...
All-WPIAL player Wright key to Baldwin boys’ volleyball fortunes
By Brian Knavish
Baldwin’s Peter Wright opened some eyes during the 2015 high school volleyball season. Next year, the spotlight will be on him even more. And he’s ready. ...
Why the Brentwood Firecracker is anything but typical
By Brian Knavish
First, allow me to establish this: I am not fast. Not at all. In fact, when people ask about my running, I usually correct them, explaining ...
Baldwin boys basketball team to be led by solid senior leadership in 2015-16
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ basketball team posted a 5-2 record at the recent weekend team camp at Pitt. Both losses were close games, and the Highlanders defeated WPIAL opponents Shaler and Central Valley. Bailey Travers and Anthony Starzynski, who will be senior guards at Baldwin in 2015-16, said the team thoroughly ...
Baldwin hall-of-famers lauded for athletic prowess
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin High School celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014-15. As a tribute to the Baldwin-Whitehall School District milestone, the South Hills Record is featuring the top ...
Baldwin graduate McCarthy rebounds to have inspirational senior season
By Brian Knavish
It was a great senior baseball season for Pat McCarthy, not only because of the impressive performance he turned in on the field, but also ...
Baldwin boys basketball posts 3-1 record at Navy basketball camp
By Ray Fisher
If the question, “How did you spend your summer vacation?” is presented to players in the Baldwin boys’ basketball program, they have a united answer. The Highlanders began their 2015 summer vacation by traveling to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., last weekend to compete in the Navy team camp. A ...
Positive attitudes pay off for Baldwin’s Eshelman, Bott
By Ray Fisher
Ean Eshelman and Stephanie Bott were most unique student-athletes at Baldwin. “Both demonstrated hard work in their academics, volunteerism, athletic ability, self-sacrificing, high energy, and both ...

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