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Fall Sports Tryouts: Harrison Middle and Baldwin High Schools

Some activities start before classes do. Do you have your paperwork done?

Students interested in competing on sports teams at and schools this coming fall season have some paperwork to complete.

Although classes for the 's 2012-13 school year won't start until Tuesday, Aug. 28, some of the district's fall sports teams start activites as early as Aug. 13.

But before athletes can begin any activities with district teams, they have to complete the required paperwork with their parents/guardians.

That paperwork (also available in the media gallery above), in three packets, is available here:

Packet 1 (11 pages)

Packet 2 (one page)

Packet 3 (one page)

Included in those packets is paperwork for an authorized medical examiner to fill out upon completion of a physical. The physical must be dated for June 1, 2012, or later.

The following is a schedule of when tryouts will be held this summer for fall sports:

J.E. HARRISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Boys and Girls Cross Country - Tuesday, Aug. 28, 3:30-5:15 p.m. (An activity bus will take students from Harrison Middle School to the Baldwin High School Stadium track.)

  • NOTE: There will be a Harrison Middle School cross country camp in August every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Baldwin High track.

Football - Monday, Aug. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Harrison Middle School field

  • NOTE: There will be an optional conditioning mini-camp from 9-11:30 a.m. each day from Aug. 13-17 at the Harrison Middle School field. Although the conditioning camp is not mandatory, players are encouraged to attend to prepare for the season. Equipment distribution will occur on Friday, Aug. 17, during that day's conditioning session. Equipment will only be lent to athletes who have turned in their paperwork. (Players must provide their own football shoes.)

Boys Soccer (Grades 7, 8 and 9) - Monday, Aug. 20, 4-6 p.m. (An activity bus will take students from Harrison Middle School to the field once classes start. Before classes start, athletes are to meet at the Whitehall Elementary field.)

Girls Soccer (Grades 7 and 8) - Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m. (An activity bus will take students from Harrison Middle School to the Whitehall Elementary field once classes start. Before classes start, athletes are to meet at the Whitehall field.)

Swimming & Diving - Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (An activity bus will take students from Harrison Middle School to the Baldwin High School natatorium.)

Girls Volleyball - Monday, Aug. 20, 3:30-5 p.m., Harrison Middle School gymnasium

  • NOTE: There will be open gym sessions from 9:30-11 a.m. each day from Aug. 13-15.

BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL

Boys and Girls Cross Country - Monday, Aug. 13, 8:30-11 a.m., Baldwin High School Stadium track

Football (Grade 9) - Monday, Aug. 13, 7 a.m.-noon, Baldwin High Stadium

Football (Junior Varsity and Varsity) - Monday, Aug. 13, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Baldwin High Stadium

Golf (Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12) - Monday, Aug. 13, 6:30 a.m.-TBD, South Park Golf Course ($12.50)

Golf (Varsity) - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m.-TBD, Cedarbrook Golf Course ($12)

Golf (Junior Varsity) - Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m.-TBD, Mt. Lebanon Golf Course (No charge, nine holes)

Golf (Varsity) - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7:30 a.m.-TBD, Cedarbrook ($12)

Golf (Junior Varsity) - Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-TBD, Mt. Lebanon (No charge, 18 holes)

Boys Freshmen Soccer - See "Boys Soccer (Grades 7, 8 and 9)" above under "J.E. Harrison Middle School."

Boys Soccer (Junior Varsity and Varsity) - Monday, Aug. 13, 6-8 a.m. and 7-9 p.m., Baldwin High Stadium

Girls Soccer - Monday, Aug. 13, 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., Baldwin High Stadium

Girls Tennis - Monday, Aug. 13, 5-8 p.m., Baldwin High tennis courts

Girls Volleyball - Monday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-noon, Baldwin High main gymnasium

Questions? Contact the B-W School District's Athletics Department at 412-885-7500, ext. 4.

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Sasafras Jackson July 31, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Good luck to everyone!
Sasafras Jackson July 31, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Agreed!
Robert Edward Healy, III July 31, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Please note that, for Harrison Middle School girls soccer and for Harrison Middle boys soccer/Baldwin High School boys freshmen soccer, activity buses from Harrison to the Whitehall Elementary School field will only be available once classes start on Aug. 28. Before classes start, athletes are to meet at the Whitehall Elementary field.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 31, 2012 at 05:18 PM
CORRECTION: Middle-school teams do not include sixth-graders.
Sasafras Jackson July 31, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Robert - do you know where community members can order apparel to support our Baldwin Teams? I have heard hearsay that there is a store at the high school but I do not know if this is true nor the proper channels to go about purchasing (i.e. online, order form, catalog). I never see Baldwin fan wear at stores like Giant Eagle and Walmart. It would be nice to show our student athletes that we support them both inside and outside the class room. I love Baldwin-Whitehall. God bless you, Robert. I hope that you are having a wonderous day! On a completely unrelated note, the sign promoting Community Day across from the Union Building on Baptist Rd. is very nice!
Robert Edward Healy, III July 31, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Sasafras, During this past school year, the school board considering allowing B-W apparel to be sold at local stores. But the board ultimately rejected a plan that would have allowed this to happen. For now (or at least when classes start), yes, there is B-W clothing sold at the high school bookstore. Sports booster groups will also sell apparel during the school year.
Jean Smith July 31, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Sasafras Jackson, They have Baldwin Shirts and hoodies for sale in the Shop N Save in Century Three Plaza.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 31, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Those MAY not benefit the district.
Sasafras Jackson July 31, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Thank you Jean and Robert. This is great information. I am curious as to why selling apparel in local stores would be rejected by the board? I only see this as a benefit to the school district, however I guess there may be an added cost to use such a distribution medium.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 31, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Here's more from the apparel debate: http://patch.com/A-snqW and http://patch.com/A-syjS.
Margaret French July 31, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Thanks for the links.
Jean Smith August 01, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Robert I couldn't say if they benefit the school or not but I was at the store today and seen them. I do know when they have freshman orientation at the high school they do have some items there for sale. I volunteered last year and we were selling bags, shirts, hoodies and a few other things.
Robert Edward Healy, III August 01, 2012 at 05:58 PM
From the PIAA, an UPDATED Packet 1 (11 pages) has been added to this article's media gallery.
Common Sense August 02, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I believe the BWSD website has these packets on them as well. Good Luck to all the Student-Athletes in their upcoming seasons!
Robert Edward Healy, III August 02, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Correct, Common. Those links are provided in the story above.

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