Thursday, May 23, 2013
Three Baldwin boys are headed to Shippensburg.
Two Baldwin High School juniors earned individual titles this past Friday at the WPIAL track & field championships, including Luke Smorey, perhaps Baldwin's best shot at a state title this coming weekend. Smorey, the 2013 WPIAL AAA boys javelin champ, will join two other Baldwin boys at the PIAA AAA championships, to held at Shippensburg University from May 24-25. Smorey hit 200 feet, 3 inches at the WPIAL meet, good for the No. 2 seed at the state championships. The No. 1 seed's mark is at 208-8. Fellow Baldwin junior Gary Jackson is the WPIAL's triple jump champ. Jackson leaped 45-1 at WPIALs and is seeded 14th at the state meet with that mark. The No. 1 seed is at 48-6. Baldwin's Luke Aaron, a senior pole vaulter, also qualified for the…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The esteemed regional track & field meet was held on Friday.
Baldwin High School hosted the 40th annual Baldwin Invitational on Friday, canceling classes to welcome thousands of athletes, coaches and fans from around the Pittsburgh region. The esteemed track & field meet—sponsored this year by Elite Runners and Walkers and Brooks Sports—is annually considered to be one of the best high school track & field meets in the state. Included in this article's media gallery are the full results of the meet (PDF below the photos). An estimated 80 schools participated. --- Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter. Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Baldwin track & field athlete had a little help from his friends.
He may not have had to go to such great lengths, but after he did, it was sure hard for her to say no. Going great lengths is nothing new for Jared Mott, though, or for his future prom date, for that matter. Both are distance runners on the Baldwin High School track & field team. And now both are headed to Baldwin's 2013 Junior Prom—together. With a little (more like a lot) of help from his teammates, Mott, an 11th-grader, asked 10th-grader Stephanie Bott to the prom during track practice on Thursday at Baldwin Stadium. Their teammates—boys and girls—spelled out the word "Prom?" on the stadium turf for an unaware Bott to see while Mott took her to the top of the stadium bleachers. Assistant Coach Jacqueline Rodgers witnessed the event and …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The 2013 Baldwin Invite gets a sponsor.
Terry Choate Resigns Whitehall Borough resident Terry Choate, who used public-comments time during a March 16 Baldwin-Whitehall School Board meeting to express his dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of district buses, has resigned from his position as an extra bus driver for the district. The school board accepted his resignation, dated for Jan. 4, by an 8-1 vote at its meeting on Wednesday night. Board member Martin Michael Schmotzer dissented. Choate said on March 16 that he is a 35-year administrator of transportation. "I have never seen so many rules and regulations not followed at that (Baldwin-Whitehall) bus garage," Choate said. "You can't sweep bacteria out of a bus with a broom." Following Choate's March 16 speech, board member…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Baldwin's Ed Helbig is the only coach to be inducted this year.
The face of Baldwin High School track & field will soon be where it belongs, as a selection committee of the Pennsylvania Track & Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) has chosen Ed Helbig to be a member of PTFCA Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. The organization's hall of fame was established in 1995 to honor the elite individuals in Pennsylvania track & field history. A selection committee consisting of more than two-dozen coaches, officials and journalists collects and reviews information about individuals who have been nominated. Further research is conducted, and a new ballot is formed every summer, followed by voting in the fall and induction at the coming year's indoor state championship meet—Feb. 23 this year at Penn State University. …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Money will help the Baldwin High School senior with her medical bills.
The Elite Runners & Walkers store in Robinson Township will host an event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday that will benefit Juliana Fortunato, the Baldwin High School runner badly injured in an accident at the Brownsville Road-Route 51 intersection in June. For every pair of Brooks running shoes sold during the event, Elite Runners & Walkers will donate $5 toward Fortunato's medical expenses. And Brooks will match Elite's contributions. The event is part of the Brooks Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities Tour, and each visitor will receive a free gift and a chance to win either a pair of Brooks running shoes or a head-to-toe Brooks outfit. Visitors can also take advantage of free gait analyses, chair massages from All About Massage & Wellness…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Whitehall's Juliana Fortunato is recovering from a scary accident in Brentwood in June.
Everything about a scary accident at the intersection of Brownsville Road and Route 51 on June 16 looked bad. The intersection was a mess that Saturday morning in Brentwood Borough as a car rested against a utility pole and guardrail along the southbound lane near the Greater Beneficial Union building. Blood was on the road. The crash also sounded bad, not just for the emergency sirens that accompanied two victims to UPMC Mercy Hospital but as word surfaced three days later from Brentwood police Chief Robert Butelli that a man and a girl were both in comas. Speculation abounded in the days following the crash. Who were the victims? How did this happen? Butelli told the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on June 19 that one of the victims was Laurence…
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.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The boys and girls meet was held at Baldwin High School on Thursday.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has received a list of the medalists from the 2012 WPIAL AAA boys and girls track & field championships, held at Baldwin High School on Thursday night. Click here for boys results. Click here for girls results. Congratulations to Baldwin High's senior Andrew Kuchta for winning the boys 3,200-meter run in 9 minutes, 10.36 seconds, one year after finishing third in that same event behind teammate Paul DeGregorio. Kuchta will now compete in the 2012 PIAA (state) championships at Shippensburg University from May 25-26. He will be joined by teammate and sophomore Luke Smorey, who placed third in the boys javelin throw with a toss of 182 feet, 8 inches. The top four finishers in each event automatically qualify for …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Baldwin-Whitehall hosts Special Olympics for the 25th straight year.
Much has changed in Allegheny County's past 25 years, but this much hasn't: The Baldwin-Whitehall School District has hosted the Summer Games of the county's Special Olympics every year since 1988. The 2012 games were held at Baldwin High School from Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, and the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch was there on Saturday to capture some memorable moments. Add your own photos/videos to the gallery above. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.