Friday, February 1, 2013
Senior-less Baldwin controls its own destiny.
It's simple, really: Win, and they're in. That's the formula for the Baldwin High School girls basketball team, which has two section games left this season to earn a spot in the 2013 WPIAL playoffs. Should the Highlanders win both games, they're in the show—no matter what. But maybe that won't be so easy, especially when Baldwin's final two section opponents of the regular season—Mt. Lebanon (18-2 overall) and Bethel Park (17-2 overall) high schools—have a combined 35-4 record. But rest easy, Baldwin fans. The Highlanders could lose one or even both of those games and still make it to the postseason. After Baldwin's 66-44 win over Peters Township High School on Thursday night, Baldwin and Upper St. Clair high schools sit tied for the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Highlanders play in perhaps the WPIAL's toughest section.
"He loves the game more than anyone else." Those were the words of Head Coach Joseph Urmann when describing Baldwin High School junior Arnes Bajgora at a Baldwin High boys basketball practice on Monday night. But for Baldwin's varsity squad to have a shot at the playoffs this season, they'll need Bajgora to play the game better than most anyone else, too. Such is life for the 6-foot-6 forward, who will be counted on for a lot of the Highlanders' offense and defense this season, as he represents, really, the team's only varsity-ready size and physical presence. But Urmann has pointed to a few other players on the 2012-13 version of the Highlanders who will be there with Bajgora every step of the way, including senior point guard A.J. Greco…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are this week's top stories from Patch sites in your region: A Finger Saved Could Be Millions Earned Verona Family Displaced, Apartment Complex Evacuated Due to Fire Mock Crash Shows Students Driving Dangers BP Robber Strikes Beechview Store Peters Patch Local Editor Wins Golden Quill Award
Monday, January 23, 2012
Slack, who had been missing since Dec. 7, was found dead on Monday in the Ohio River.
The body of Jimmy Slack, the Bridgeville Borough man who had been missing for more than a month, was recovered on Monday afternoon on the shore of the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King confirmed. Pittsburgh police were called to an area near the Carnegie Science Center at around 1:30 p.m. for a report of a body, and the description of the person's clothing matched what Slack was wearing when he disappeared on Dec. 7. Pittsburgh police Sgt. Joe Gannon said that a crew on a boat that was pulling up to the shore noticed the body and called 911. King notified the family at their Bridgeville home shortly after. “It was very emotional,” King said. "I think they were still holding out to hope that he would come home.” …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Four candidates—Bob Downey, Gary Moeller, Nick Pellegrino and Susan Snyder—vie for three board seats.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area will see races for school board and borough/township positions in Nov. 8 general elections. One of those positions is Baldwin Township commissioner, of which three four-year seats will be open. Four candidates—Bob Downey, Gary J. Moeller, Nick Pellegrino and Susan V. Snyder—will compete for those seats. Get to know those candidates with these biographies seen below, as well as a question-and-answer section. (Not every candidate felt it necessary to answer every question.) Brief Biographies Incumbent Bob Downey, a 54-year-old Democrat, lives on Crestline Drive in Baldwin Township but was born and raised in Pittsburgh’s North Side area. For over 20 years, he lived in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood. Downey …