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Flag football team wreaks Havoc on national level

By Ray Fisher
The Havoc have proven to be unstoppable in postseason play the past two years, reeling in back-to-back national championships in the United States Flag/Touch Football ...
Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Steel Valley’s Kennedy Smith, Baldwin’s Lauren Gilbert
By Alex Oltmanns
Kennedy Smith School: Steel Valley Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Smith scored 17 points, including a mid-range jump shot with two seconds ...
Former Baldwin girls basketball teammates making mark at college level
By Ray Fisher
Most years, a few of the senior members of a girls’ high school basketball team are fortunate enough to continue their careers at the collegiate ...
Baldwin football standout reunite with older brother at Mercyhurst
By Tribune-Review
Doug Altavilla, then a senior at Baldwin, completed 148 of 258 passes for 1,191 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2014. His favorite target that year was ...
Chartiers Valley’s 3rd-quarter surge leads to victory over Baldwin
By Nathan Smith
Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell used a lot of words to describe Eddie Flohr. “Clutch” might describe him best. The senior guard sparked a third-quarter run Friday ...
Communication key for Baldwin girls’ playoff chase
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ basketball team has been winning regularly in the month of January. After a 3-3 start to the season, the Lady Highlanders won seven ...
Electric atmosphere expected when Baldwin boys host Chartiers Valley
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ basketball team played on its home floor in front of a near-capacity crowd last week against Peters Township. The Highlanders won a thrilling ...
Baldwin gymnasts place 2nd at Moon Invite
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s gymnastics team annually participates in the Moon Invitational. The Baldwin girls usually turn in a top-notch performance at the midseason event, and this year was no different. Baldwin placed second with a 136.725 overall point total at the competition. “Our girls did so well; it was our best meet of the ...
Gorman: Family affair in Section 4
By Kevin Gorman
Anthony Starzynski gave his uncle a hug and repeated his parents’ message: Win or lose, promise you’re coming over to watch the Steelers game. Gary Goga coaches Peters Township. That his nephew and godson, Starzynski, stars for Baldwin made their Section 4-AAAA game Friday night both familial and familiar. “It’s ...
Baldwin cheerleading squad Hershey-bound
By Ray Fisher
The nationally-qualified Baldwin cheerleaders have added another prestigious competition to their 2015-16 resume. The Lady Highlanders have advanced to the PIAA competitive spirit championship to be ...
Inaugural Baldwin youth wrestling tournament deemed a success
By Brian Knavish
When legendary Baldwin coach George McCormack passed away in 2013, people throughout the wrestling community — in Baldwin-Whitehall and beyond — started to have the ...
Pritchard helps launch Baldwin girls swimming squad to strong start
By Jennifer Goga
The Baldwin girls’ swim program has benefited from having a large varsity team this year, as the Lady Highlanders are undefeated at 5-0, and 1-0 section action. The boys’ team (1-4, 0-1) is smaller and has struggled to achieve similar results. “I think the girls will have a winning record, and that’s ...
Baldwin boys basketball team enjoys sunny bonding experience in Florida
By Jennifer Goga
While most people still were recovering from their holiday festivities in the wee hours of Dec. 27, nine members of the Baldwin boys’ basketball team, their head coach, and a handful of family members and friends embarked on a memorable trip to Orlando, Fla. During their six-day trip, the Highlanders went ...
Starzynski helps Baldwin boys hit stride early and often
By Ray Fisher
Opponents are taking notice to the Baldwin boys’ basketball team. And not just WPIAL opponents. Baldwin climbed into the Tribune-Review boys’ basketball rankings for the first time ...
Baldwin junior volleyball standout lands top postseason accolade
By Ray Fisher
Maddi Sgattoni can’t drive a car yet, but she sure knows how to be a driving force on the volleyball court. Sgattoni has had a dynamic ...
Baldwin hockey team looking for more consistency
By Joe Sager
So far, Baldwin’s hockey team has seen its season mimic a pendulum. The Highlanders watched it swing in a positive way when the team won its ...
Coaches share Kelly surname, success stories
By Ray Fisher
They are not related, but they do have something in common: Each is a highly accomplished high school coach. Chris Kelly, 40, is coach of the ...
Baldwin gymnastics team aiming for strong season
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin coach Jodi Cummings has high hopes for the 2015-16 gymnastics season. “We have a strong team this year,” she said. “It’s nice to see our ...
Baldwin’s Eckels displays diligence in and out of the classroom
By Jennifer Goga
At 18 years old, Shane Eckels already knows a lot about hard work and reaching personal goals. The Baldwin senior worked hard to secure the starting ...
Baldwin’s Starzynski, Brentwood’s Thomas earn MVP plaudits at tip-off tourneys
By Ray Fisher
Two area athletes opened the high school basketball season in MVP fashion. Baldwin’s Anthony Starzynski was named most valuable player of the North Hills tournament, and Brentwood’s Rachel Thomas earned the girls’ most valuable player award at the Brentwood High Athletic Boosters tournament. “I thought we played with a lot of energy ...
Baldwin boys basketball looks to seniors
By Ray Fisher
Call them the Iron Five. They are not expected to be ironmen in the starting lineup for the Baldwin Highlanders but have emerged as iron-clad team leaders in 2015-16. Baldwin’s boys basketball team will be steered by the senior leadership provided by Bailey Travers, Alex Richards, Anthony Starzynski, Kevin Taylor and Nick ...
Presto emphasizes defense for Baldwin girls basketball
By Ray Fisher
Basketball has been an integral part of Nikki Presto’s life. Presto, hired this summer to replace Gavin Prosser as coach of the Baldwin girls’ basketball team, ...
Baldwin girls volleyball season ends in PIAA semifinals
By Ray Fisher
Two powerhouses tangled last week in Somerset in the PIAA Class AAA girls’ volleyball semifinal round. WPIAL champion Baldwin fell to District 3 winner Hempfield, ...
Schleicher connects for 1,210 regular-season passing yards for Baldwin
By Tribune-Review
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Voelker overcomes setbacks, mans middle hitter position for Baldwin
By Jennifer Goga
Volleyball is her passion. Mackenzie Voelker, a senior at Baldwin, has been playing the sport since grade school. Voelker averaged 10 kills per game last season as ...
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