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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 9:00 p.m.
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 9:00 p.m.
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 ...
Baldwin runner Conboy holds 2 Whitehall 5K course records
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin sophomore Casey Conboy set his second of two Whitehall 5K Run course records this year. The 5K race course was changed for this year, and ...
Baldwin runners Conboy, Koenig log winning times at Whitehall 5K race
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin sophomore Casey Conboy relishes running on the Whitehall 5K Run course. And it doesn’t matter whether the race is held early or late-summer. Conboy, 16, captured ...
Baldwin softball well-stocked for 2016
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin softball team enjoyed an outstanding season this spring. The Lady Highlanders tied for first place in Section 4-AAAA with Canon-McMillan and Bethel Park; ...
Meyer, Reckley spur Baldwin girls to first playoff win
By Ray Fisher 2:35 p.m.
The 2015 season proved to be historic for the Baldwin girls’ lacrosse team. Baldwin qualified for the WPIAL Division II playoffs, then compiled a 1-1 record ...
Karabinos first gymnast to win Baldwin’s Bress Award
By Ed Phillipps
After wrapping up a one-of-a-kind career as a Baldwin gymnast, it’s fitting that Josie Karabinos added one more first to her resume before graduating. Karabinos ...
Altavilla lands Bress Award as top male senior student-athlete at Baldwin
By Jennifer Goga 2:35 p.m.
Doug Altavilla already has accomplished many goals as an 18-year-old student-athlete. At the recent Baldwin senior athletic awards banquet, he accomplished another by winning the Bress ...
Team chemistry attracts Baldwin’s Larkin to Point Park
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior hoopster Amanda Larkin signed with the Point Park University women’s basketball team as an early signee last fall. Larkin is a 5-foot-8 ...
Baldwin’s Keiser, Teahan honored as ‘Positive Athlete’ award recipients
By Ed Phillipps
More than 1,000 athletes were nominated across numerous sports for the C. Harper Positive High School Athlete awards and scholarships. With such stiff competition, being able ...
South Hills tracksters advance to state finals at Shippensburg
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin track and field program ended up with four PIAA qualifiers at the WPIAL Class AAA championships held last week at Baldwin Stadium. The PIAA ...
Eisel, Kozarian keys to Baldwin’s baseball future
By Brian Knavish
After making it to the WPIAL Class AAAA championship last year, the Baldwin baseball team narrowly missed the playoffs this season. However, even without a postseason run, there still is plenty of excitement around the program. Two Baldwin players — outfielder Chris Eisel and shortstop Jon Kozarian — were named all-section, ...
Baldwin, Thomas Jefferson tracksters advance to WPIAL Class AAA championship meet
By Ray Fisher
Several Baldwin athletes advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA individual track and field championships with first-pace finishes at last week’s Southern qualifier. Junior Kadin Hinish took ...

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