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Baldwin coach fulfills his hall-of-fame dream

By Brian Knavish
Every day when he’s at work, Gavin Prosser walks past the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame. Several times per day, actually. And each time, he …
Baldwin runner makes most of opportunities, collects Karpa Award
By Ed Phillipps
Alicia Mastroianni had a dilemma. As a standout soccer player and emerging cross country runner at Baldwin, she knew she could no longer keep up …
Lady Highlanders paved a road in 1989 for today’s Baldwin athletes
By Ray Fisher
The 1989 Baldwin girls’ volleyball team ranks as one most accomplished squads in any sport in school history. The Lady Highlanders rolled to WPIAL and …
Smorey wraps up distinguished athletic career at Baldwin
By Ed Phillipps
At his graduation party, an entire table was dedicated to Luke Smorey’s achievements at Baldwin. His two most recent awards from the past month made …
Nicola’s ‘team-first’ attitude pays off with top Baldwin honor
By Ed Phillipps
After serving as a selfless, team-first player all season, Baldwin’s Carla Nicola was awarded the school’s highest individual athletic honor. Nicola, who starred in soccer …
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts eager …
Baldwin softball team playoff qualifier for five consecutive years
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin softball team tied for second place with Bethel Park in Section 4-AAAA this season, two games behind section champ Canon-McMillan. The Lady Highlanders …
Baldwin’s Caponi lands Section 3-AAAA coach-of-the year honor
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin’s varsity baseball squad, with nine seniors and essentially a returning starter at every position, had high expectations entering the 2014 season. The Highlanders ended …
No surprise! Baldwin track coach a worthy award recipient
By Brian Knavish
Ed Helbig has done plenty in his illustrious track and field coaching career at Baldwin. He’s coached state champions, organized massive competitions and touched the …
WPIAL inducts 2014 Hall of Fame class
By Jerry DiPaola
Don Yannessa heard the complaints and listened with the patience of a good coach and administrator. In the end, though, he did things his way, …
Baldwin grad Hall helps lead Guilford to historic 29-win season
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin product Laura Hall helped lead the Guilford College softball team to a record-setting season in 2014. The Quakers finished with a 29-15 overall record …
Baseball, softball teams look to regroup after WPIAL playoff letdowns
By Jason Mackey
Give Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia a choice, and the decision is easy. WPIAL or PIAA championship? Amalia’s taking the latter. “If you’re out of state and you told someone you won your district, they might think that’s good, but they don’t know how many teams are in your district,” …
Seneca Valley caps unlikely playoff run with WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
It takes an unlikely hero to produce an unlikely champion, and that’s the role Seneca Valley senior Matt Rafferty found himself in Thursday. Rafferty hit …
Highlanders surge into WPIAL playoffs with late-season push
By Ray Fisher
After a slow start, the Baldwin boys’ volleyball team ended up qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs this seson. The Highlanders tied for fourth …
Baldwin’s Pantuso, McCarthy land berths in all-star showcase
By Ed Phillipps
The individual accolades are starting to roll in for the Baldwin baseball team. Case in point is the inclusion of Baldwin seniors Alex Pantuso and …
Breaking down the WPIAL baseball championships
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA Baldwin vs. Seneca Valley 5 p.m. Wednesday, Consol Energy Park No. 2 Baldwin (16-2) Coach: Dan Caponi No. Name Pos. Yr. 21 Nick Bernick SS Sr. 24 Morgan Schmitt 1B Jr. 9 Tom …
Baldwin qualifies for 1st WPIAL championship game by topping Moon
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin coach Dan Caponi has a yearly tradition where he and his son watch the WPIAL baseball championships from the stands. “Not this year,” Caponi …
Baldwin senior Smorey wins WPIAL javelin event
By Ray Fisher
Baldwin senior Luke Smorey was not going to be denied winning a second consecutive WPIAL championship. Not an all-day rain, wet turf or chilly weather …
Multi-talented Keller earns Outstanding Young Citizen award at Baldwin
By Ed Phillipps
Last summer, Brandon Keller promised himself he would make his senior year at Baldwin something to remember. He certainly made the most of it by …
Baldwin grad Kozlowski rebounds from Tommy John surgery
By Brian Knavish
This season made it all worth it. All the pain Zak Kozlowski endured while rehabbing a reconstructed elbow, and all the frustration he felt sitting …
Plum’s miscues prove costly in playoff loss to Baldwin
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Plum and Baldwin had their proms Friday night. Plum’s baseball team still was slow-dancing Saturday. Another bad inning was all it took to oust the …
Baldwin coach honored by U.S. Tennis Association
By Jennifer Goga
Dave Hayden, a 1976 Baldwin High School graduate, returned to his alma mater five years ago to take over as head coach of both the …
Baldwin graduate Suhoski makes big contributions as Seton Hill freshman
By Brian Knavish
Not only was it the first game of the season for Seton Hill University, it was Abbey Suhoski’s first-ever college softball game. In fact, it …
Catcher Murray dives into his role as Baldwin’s ‘field general’
By Justin Criado
Ask Baldwin head coach Dan Caponi about his starting catcher Zach Murray, and his answer may surprise you. “He’s kind of scary,” Caponi said. “He’s …

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