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Baldwin baseball team looking to build off last 2014 success

By Jennifer Goga
The 2014 season was historic for the Baldwin baseball team. The Highlanders won Section 3-AAAA with a 8-2 record and finished 16-4 overall. They were the WPIAL runners-up and competed in the PIAA tournament. No less than 10 players garnered all-section honors, and five went on to play in college. “We ...
Baldwin girls lacrosse goal is a WPIAL playoff berth
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ lacrosse team is focused one thing this season. “We have one goal: to make the playoffs,” Rich Deemer, Baldwin’s head coach, said. “Every ...
Baldwin winter baseball skills camp a big hit
By Jennifer Goga
This winter season has prompted a heavy dose of cabin fever, with the long stretches of cold, snow and ice. For parents of young children, those ...
Lady Highlanders looking to compete for WPIAL title
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin softball team, which has qualified for the WPIAL playoffs for five consecutive years, has high aspirations for the 2015 season. “We intend to compete ...
Baldwin graduate Roth quickly swims into Penn State Behrend record book
By Brian Knavish
Swimmer Nick Roth begrudgingly admits his favorite event is the 200-yard butterfly. “I hate to admit it, but I think I’ve fallen in love ...
Baldwin wrestling team displays progress during rebuilding year
By Brian Knavish
Entering the season, those around the Baldwin wrestling program knew success would not be measured in dual-meet victories. Instead, it would be measured by the number of athletes in the program, the progress they made on the mat and the overall enthusiasm surrounding the team. Given those measures, the 2014-15 season indeed ...
McCarthy brothers teammates in Seton Hill baseball program
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin graduates, and brothers, Pat and Tom McCarthy are teammates on the Seton Hill University baseball team. Pat is a red-shirt senior second baseman; Tom is ...
Larkin, Gazzam develop close bond while at Baldwin
By Ed Phillipps
For the past four years, Baldwin’s Amanda Larkin and Natalie Gazzam have been inseparable. They go to school together, played on the same basketball team and ...
Baldwin athletic director Sortino humbled by regional honor
By Ray Fisher
Vince Sortino has been selected as the 2015 Region IV athletic administrator of the year. Sortino has been employed by the Baldwin-Whitehall School District for 25 ...
Baldwin relayers place second at indoor championships
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin boys’ distance medley relay unit turned in its top performance of the winter Saturday at the Tri-State Track Coaches Association finals. The Highlanders’ relayers, ...
Baldwin’s Karabinos places second all-around at Pennsylvania Classic
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior Josie Karabinos ended her brilliant high school gymnastics career with a second-place state finish. Karabinos placed second in the diamond division all-around scoring at ...
Baldwin’s Karabinos places 2nd at WPIAL gymnastics championships
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos climbed a few more rungs up the WPIAL gymanstics ladder this year. Karabinos, a senior advanced gymnast, placed second all-around at the WPIAL ...
Pritchard, Watterson lead Baldwin swimmers into WPIAL Class AAA finals
By Jennifer Goga
The Baldwin swimming and diving teams exceeded first-year head coach Ryan Johnson’s expectations this season, and he is confident the future is bright. “I was hopeful ...
Hampton wins 1st WPIAL gymnastics title
By Bill Hartlep
Rachel Hornung had quite the debut at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday. The freshman won the advanced division all-around title to lead Hampton to its first WPIAL championship. Hornung won the beam event with a score of 9.5 and scored 38.25 overall to edge Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos (37.85) and defending champion Danijela ...
South Hills gridders ink national letters of intent
By Ray Fisher
The football careers of Brentwood seniors Cody Conroy and Connor McWilliams are headed in opposite directions. Both signed national letters of intent last week. Conroy will continue ...
Karabinos, Baldwin gymnasts vying for WPIAL success
By Ed Phillipps
Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos will be gunning for a WPIAL individual gymnastics championship this weekend, that’s for sure. Who she will be up against, though, remains a ...
Baldwin boys wrap up season on a winning note
By Ray Fisher
It wasn’t a WPIAL playoff game, and it didn’t have a playoff atmosphere. But the Baldwin and Thomas Jefferson boys’ basketball teams ended their 2014-15 season with a “South Hills” playoff game Monday night at Baldwin. Local bragging rights were at stake for both squads. The Highlanders rallied past the visitors 63-47, thanks ...
Baldwin-Whitehall Youth Wrestling Association flourishing in 2014-15
By Brian Knavish
Deep under the bleachers at Baldwin Stadium sits a wrestling room. The room — its floors and walls lined with wrestling mats — is drenched in deep purple, symbolic of the storied history of Baldwin wrestling. The varsity team practices after school, but the wrestling doesn’t end then. On weeknights during the ...
Trib Cup: Baldwin girls basketball team stands by motto
By Alex Oltmanns
Energy. Effort. Focus. While they’re just three words, they mean so much more to the Baldwin girls basketball team. They have been the Fighting Highlanders’ motto ...
Baldwin tennis coach Hayden appointed to top district post
By Ray Fisher 9:01 p.m.
Baldwin tennis coach Dave Hayden celebrated the start of the new year in a big way. Hayden, who has been in charge of Baldwin’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams for several years, recently was appointed president of the Board of the Allegheny Mountain District of the United States Tennis Association. Megan Foster ...
Baldwin’s Zewe maintains lofty individual goal despite injury
By Brian Knavish 9:00 p.m.
The season was going so well. Now, it’s a waiting game. Nick Zewe, a junior on the Baldwin wrestling team, began the 2014-15 season in impressive fashion, quickly putting together an 11-2 record. He wrestled in the Southmoreland holiday classic at the end of December, and during the 138-pound weight class semifinal ...
Baldwin cheer squad aiming for sweet success
By Jennifer Goga
A last-minute decision to combine the Baldwin varsity and junior varsity competitive cheerleading squads for the PIAA qualifying meet paid off for the Lady Highlanders. Despite ...
Baldwin-Whitehall school board blocks change to football team coaching staff
By Stephanie Hacke
Baldwin-Whitehall School Board members failed to heed a recommendation from the varsity football coach to make a shift on his coaching staff. Board members voted 4-3 to approve amendments to the district’s extracurricular assignments, but all personnel items require the support of five board members to pass, based on district ...
Baldwin sophomore Hoydick an ‘inspirational’ team member
By Ed Phillipps
Jordan Hoydick does a little bit of everything for the Baldwin gymnastics team. The sophomore has piled up points in all four disciplines to help the ...
Baldwin graduate Wentzel back with Rider women’s basketball team
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin graduate Taylor Wentzel is back with the Rider University women’s basketball program. Not that she really departed from the Lady Broncos’ program. Wentzel, a 5-foot-6 redshirt ...

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