Tuesday, November 20, 2012
There'll be plenty of challenges for Baldwin, but the team seems ready to adapt.
"Speed and defense." If Head Coach Gavin Prosser has been trying to drive something into the brains of his players this preseason, he's certainly getting that done. When asked to identify what might be the calling card of the 2012-13 Baldwin High School girls varsity basketball team, Prosser mentioned "speed and defense," and that was after two of his players answered the same question with the same three words. The Baldwin High girls have added a promising 6-foot freshman center—Carly Lutz—to their young roster this season, but the team will mostly have to rely on smaller players, most of whom have less scoring pedigree than three of the squad's leaders from a season ago. And all of three of those ladies have graduated. Gone from the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A number of Highlanders will continue their athletic careers at the next level.
Submit your pics by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos." For love of the game, for scholarship, for fitness, for competition and/or for other reasons altogether, some members of Baldwin High School's Class of 2012 will continue athletic careers in college. The following is a list of those student-athletes, as reported by their head coaches at Baldwin High. Coaches: Please email your additions to this list to email@example.com. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Baldwin High School held its All Sports Banquet on Sunday and gave out awards to deserving student-athletes.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Baldwin High School's annual All Sports Banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South hotel on Sunday. The Baldwin-Whitehall Athletic Booster Association donated a $2,500 scholarship to one female and one male student, and winners of those scholarships were Laura Hall and Mike Markunas. The students were asked to submit essays that were judged by faculty members to determine the winners. Hall was also the recipient of the annual Karpa Award, given to the male or female senior letter winner who displays loyalty, devotion, a sense of humor and a deep concern for others, and offers the greatest overall contribution to Baldwin Athletics. Taylor Wentzel, a basketball standout, was honored as Baldwin's 2011-12 female Bress Award winner…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The senior led the Highlanders to two state playoffs wins this year.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Taylor Wentzel has capped her career with the Baldwin High School girls basketball program by earning a spot on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 2011-12 South Fabulous Five team. Wentzel, a 5-foot-6 senior point guard, served as one of Baldwin's tri-captains during this past season when the Highlanders were WPIAL semifinalists. Baldwin went on to win two games in the state playoffs before finishing its season with a spirited loss to perennial power Mt. Lebanon High School at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center. The Post-Gazette reports that Wentzel averaged 14.2 points per game this past season. Baldwin's Head Coach Gavin Prosser said that she's headed to NCAA Division I Rider University on a basketball scholarship. --- Follow the …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
But the Highlanders give Mt. Lebanon a scare through three quarters.
Call it destiny. Well, maybe a curse. Baldwin High School, which has appeared in the girls state (PIAA) basketball playoffs in three out of the past four years—and won at least one state playoffs game every time—have always drawn Mt. Lebanon High School later in the bracket. And each time, Mt. Lebanon—the three-time defending state champion—has ended Baldwin's season. Such was the case again on Tuesday night in the second round of the PIAA tournament at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center, where the Blue Devils, WPIAL champions in three out of the past four years, improved to 25-3 for the season with a 45-32 win over Baldwin. The Highlanders finish the 2011-12 campaign at 19-8. The game was played much closer than the final score …
Again, the Highlanders will have to beat Mt. Lebanon to stay alive in the playoffs.
0-4. Baldwin High School's varsity girls basketball team has accomplished a lot in the past four years—quite a lot in fact. Try four WPIAL playoffs appearances. Three state playoffs trips. Twelve postseason victories in total. But that doesn't change one thing. In the past four postseasons, Baldwin is 0-4 against Mt. Lebanon High School. More or less, the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils (24-3 this season)—state champions three years running—have eliminated the Highlanders (19-7) from the playoffs in each of the past three seasons. But that could all change in a hurry on Tuesday night when the teams meet again at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center at 6:30. It'll be a second-round state (PIAA) playoffs game this year, but the last time that …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Eagles advance to WPIAL girls basketball title game; Highlanders await state playoffs.
Baldwin vs. Oakland Catholic at North Allegheny had a similar feel this season as it did a year ago. Same opponent, same place, same result. For the second straight season on Tuesday, Oakland Catholic High School eliminated Baldwin High School from the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs (at neutral-site North Allegheny High School). But this year's 58-41 loss feels a little different. For one, this was a WPIAL AAAA semifinal, and Baldwin High has already clinched a spot in the PIAA (state) playoffs—something that it didn't do with its quarterfinal loss to the Eagles a year ago. For another, the Highlanders generally like the way that they're playing right now. "We're much more of a team and determined this year," Baldwin's sophomore guard …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Highlanders beat Shaler Area High School, 39-28, on Friday night.
UPDATE: Time and place are set: BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL's VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL team will play Oakland Catholic High School at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (at neutral-site North Allegheny High School) in the WPIAL semifinals. (Tickets cost $6 each.) Baldwin High School's varsity girls basketball team turned the lights out on Shaler Area High School's WPIAL title dreams on Friday night—literally. After a power outage delayed Friday's WPIAL AAAA playoffs game at neutral-site Fox Chapel Area High School for 41 minutes midway through the third quarter, Baldwin High finished the game on a 16-6 run to win, 39-28, and advance to the WPIAL's "final four," which starts Tuesday with a semifinals game against Oakland Catholic High School. The Highlanders (17-6…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Highlanders win in overtime behind 17 points, 14 rebounds from Anna Lauterbach.
Basketball is about size and speed, otherwise known as Anna Lauterbach and Taylor Wentzel, respectively. Lauterbach scored a team-high 17 points—most from within a few feet of the basket—and Wentzel added a darting-and-diving 10 to lead Baldwin High School to a 54-52 overtime win against visiting Upper St. Clair High School in varsity section play on Monday night. It was a win that Lauterbach, a 6-foot-2 senior forward/center, had to enjoy from the bench for the last 1 minute, 38 seconds of overtime, as a physical game eventually led to her fouling out. She still managed to pull down an impressive 14 rebounds before watching Wentzel, a 5-foot-6 senior point guard, sink two free throws with 17 seconds left for the game's final lead. "She's …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Prosser, a 2003 Baldwin High School alum, is in his first season as a high school coach.
The Baldwin High School varsity girls basketball team has compiled an average record of 18-7 over the past four seasons, including three consecutive WPIAL playoffs appearances, a WPIAL championship game berth and two trips to the PIAA playoffs. But the team's newest head coach, Baldwin High alum Gavin Prosser '03, has a career head coaching record of 0-0. As with the boys team at Baldwin, the Highlanders girls will play under a new head coach during the 2011-12 season, a coach that is leading a varsity basketball team for the first time. Though, Prosser is not without some pedigree. He was an all-WPIAL point guard as a player for the Highlanders, scoring over 1,200 career points and leaving the school as its second all-time leading male …