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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 ...
Baldwin teacher races toward her 2016 Olympic goal
By Jennifer Goga
Katie Jarocki admits she was just an average high school runner at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Coraopolis. But now Jarocki is running ...
Baldwin hockey squad taking optimistic approach
By Ed Phillipps
After a dominant season in the PIHL Open division, the Baldwin hockey team has taken a leap. Where the Highlanders land remains to be seen. After racking ...
Passionate approach on the pitch promotes success
By Ray Fisher
There are 11 players on a soccer field — normally two forwards, four midfielders, four defenders and one goalkeeper. The forwards, also known as attackers or ...
Baldwin cheerleading duo sets an unbreakable record
By Jennifer Goga
Mia Rodgers and Stephanie Teahan started cheering for the Baldwin youth football program when they were in first grade. Now seniors at Baldwin High School, the ...
Baldwin to host WPIAL girls volleyball finals
By Tribune-Review
Baldwin is the host site for the WPIAL girls’ volleyball championships this year. The finals will take place Nov. 1 for all three classifications. The Lady Highlanders, the Section 5-AAA champions this season, met Plum earlier this week in a first-round matchup at Baldwin. The Baldwin girls finished 12-0 in section competition and ...
Thomas Jefferson senior looking forward to RMU volleyball career
By Ray Fisher
Volleyball notes, and more, from around the South Hills: Thomas Jefferson’s Allie Yurkovich, a senior outside hitter, is a Robert Morris University volleyball recruit. “I chose ...
Runners flock to Mingo Classic in support of Baldwin coach
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin annually hosts the Mingo Classic invitational. The 2014 event was held last week in support of Baldwin’s co-head coach Bonita “Bunny” Schmidt, who is ...
Gorman: Baldwin’s Altavillas ‘always on same page’
By Kevin Gorman
When they first played Pee Wee football together, Doug Altavilla was an offensive linemen who blocked for his younger brother, Nick. The Altavillas spent countless hours playing catch in their backyard, but it wasn’t until last season that the Baldwin brothers were teammates again. This time, it’s as quarterback and receiver. ...
Sgattoni sisters exemplify team’s passion at Baldwin
By Ray Fisher
Tori and Maddi Sgattoni have been high school volleyball teammates for the past two years. Prior to that, they were teammates on club teams for six ...
Baldwin football team remains focused
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin football team is looking to snap a five-game losing streak Friday night in a conference matchup at Peters Township. The Fighting Highlanders lost at ...

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