Friday, April 12, 2013
Nominations are being accepted.
The Baldwin-Whitehall School District's Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominees for its next Athletics Hall of Fame class. The following criteria are used in determining candidates for the B-W Hall of Fame.: INDIVIDUALS At least ... TEAMS At least ... OTHERS The inductees must have graduated from high school at least five years prior to being nominated. Eight out of 10 Hall of Fame committee members must concur for a team or an individual to be placed into the Hall of Fame. You can send nominations (with supporting information) to the B-W Athletics Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lots of Baldwin-Whitehall restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is the Golden Rule Bar & Grill, located inside of Legacy Lanes in south Baldwin Borough. The Golden Rule is open to bowlers and non-bowlers and has become a major attraction at the renovated Legacy Lanes (known as South Hills Bowl years ago when the complex looked much different). Nowadays, Legacy Lanes is home to frequent live entertainment, including outdoor concerts. And sometimes, the Golden Rule features deejays and karaoke, not to mention an inviting menu of buffalo chicken, salads, hoagies, burgers, pizza and much more, including breakfast served daily from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for the full menu. Legacy Lanes (including the Golden Rule) is a great place to watch March Madness. If NCAA …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Beer, wings and hoops ... It's tournament time. Here's where to catch the games.
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Baldwin-Whitehall. The popular NCAA Division I men's basketball championships tournament starts on Tuesday night with two first-round games. Golden Rule Bar & Grill (inside Legacy Lanes) 5024 Curry Rd., Baldwin Borough, PA 15236 412-653-2695 - If NCAA basketball games occur during Pittsburgh Penguins games, guests can take advantage of a "hat trick special": personal, one-topping pizzas for $3.99 each; appetizers and wings prices half-off; 20-ounce Coors Light drafts for $2 each; raffle prize ($10 toward Legacy Lanes reward card) drawn between second and third periods (one raffle ticket per customer). Prior's Tap & …
Monday, February 18, 2013
'It's an awesome district. I knew this was the place where I wanted to be and spend my career.' - Peter Wagner Jr.
Peter Wagner Jr. became the newest head coach of the Baldwin High School football program on Wednesday night, and if the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board's vote on his hiring is any indication, Wagner will—rightly or wrongly—have something to prove. Three board members voted against hiring Wagner—six voted for him—and that was after B-W School District administration recommended somebody else for the job. Coincidentally enough, that somebody else is somebody whom Wagner is very familiar with—Greg Perry, who was the head coach at Seton-La Salle Catholic High School in Mt. Lebanon for the past eight seasons and an assistant coach at Seton-La Salle for the 11 seasons prior to that, including the entirety of Wagner's high school playing career. …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Baldwin alumna has started all 20 games for the first-place Dukes.
Whitehall Borough's Belma Nurkic, a Baldwin High School product, is used to winning. The 5-foot-8 guard helped and often led the Baldwin girls basketball team to three WPIAL playoffs appearances in her four high school seasons, including two appearances in the state playoffs and a WPIAL runner-up campaign. Figures then that Nurkic has been a great fit at Duquesne University, where the now-sophomore has been big a part of the 2012-13 Dukes' 17-3 overall record, including a 6-0 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference, good for a first-place tie. A season ago, Nurkic, on a basketball scholarship at Duquesne, saw action in every game for the Dukes—averaging 3.4 points—and helped them to a 20-12 mark and a berth in the Women's National Invitation …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Don't make your Pittsburgh Christmas company sit around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places that you can show your guests.
1. CONSOL Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four NCAA Division I men's teams scheduled to participate are from Robert Morris University, Penn State University, The Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art & Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Senator John Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Brown has committed to Ohio University.
Baldwin High School's senior running back Dorian Brown has been named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 2012 South Fabulous 22 football team. Despite missing a game with an injury and being limited by that same injury at other times, Brown, who has committed to play football at NCAA Division I Ohio University this coming fall, rushed for 1,059 yards and 12 touchdowns this season on 143 carries. His 7.4 yards per rush in 2012 is an even better mark than his 6.1-yard average in 2011, the year that he earned WPXI's Player of the Year award. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Baldwin's season ends at 3-6 overall.
To add your own pictures from the game, click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. Don't hesitate to include photos of the marching band, cheerleaders, coaches and fans! Full statistics (including play-by-play) are available in the media gallery above. For the first time in his four years as the head coach of the Baldwin High School varsity football team, Jim Wehner's Highlanders will not win more games than they did in their previous season. Baldwin High finished its 2012 season at 3-6 overall after falling to the visitors from Bethel Park High School, 42-25, on Senior Night on Friday—one game worse than the Highlanders' 4-5 mark from a year ago. In 2010, Baldwin was also 3-6, but that was after a 2-8 mark in 2009 (Wehner's first season …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Take our poll and let us know whether you agree with the decision to remove the statue honoring the legendary late coach—in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and Freeh report.
Once one of the most revered coaches in the NCAA, the legendary Joe Paterno was honored on Penn State's campus about a decade ago with a bronze statue that's become a landmark. But in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and the subsequent Freeh report, Penn State removed the statue at dawn on Sunday. Fox News reported earlier this week that some Penn State students had begun a vigil to protect the statue from vandalism. CNN reported that a small plane flew around the Penn State campus on Tuesday carrying a banner that read, "Take the Statue Down or We Will." Other tributes to the much-honored former coach have begun to fall. This week, Paterno's alma mater, Brown University, removed his name from its annual award to the outstanding male …
Monday, July 16, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident. Each ticket …