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…
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.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One male and one female will win $2,500 each.
Baldwin High School senior student-athletes enrolling in a post-secondary school this coming fall can win a one-time $2,500 scholarship through the Baldwin Whitehall Athletic Booster Association. One male and one female will each win $2,500. The deadline to complete the form found in the media gallery above and send it to Mr. Vince Sortino, Athletic Director; Baldwin High School; 4653 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236 is April 29. The following criteria must be met for eligibility: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NA moves on to the quarterfinals. Baldwin's season is done.
To add your own images from the game, click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. (Don't hesitate to include photos of the cheerleaders, coaches and fans.) North Allegheny High School's girls basketball team hadn't won a game in 10 days—and hadn't even played in one in eight—but the Tigers quickly shook off that rust against Baldwin High School in a WPIAL AAAA playoffs first-round win on Tuesday night. North Allegheny (20-3 overall) won the game's opening tip at neutral-site North Hills High School, got the ball to sophomore forward Meg Morningstar for the first two points and never trailed on its way to a 56-33 pounding of the lower-seeded Highlanders (11-12 overall). The 6-foot-1 Morningstar, who finished with 11 points, got her own …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Highlanders move on to face North Allegheny on Tuesday.
To add your own pictures from the game, click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. (Don't hesitate to include photos of the cheerleaders, coaches and fans.) Baldwin High School didn't look like the lower seed. The Highlanders, forced to play Greater Latrobe High School in a WPIAL AAAA championships play-in game on Tuesday night, dominated the higher-seeded Wildcats at both ends of the floor to move on the tournament's first round with a 54-39 win. Latrobe (9-14 overall) saved its best for first by jumping out to a 4-0 lead in this neutral-site game at Penn-Trafford High School. But Baldwin's size, speed and superior shooting took over immediately, and the Highlanders (11-11 overall) finished the first quarter on a 19-6 run. "That was maybe…
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. …
Senior Daniel McTiernan earns first place.
Do you have images from this event, too? Add them to our media gallery by clicking on one of the green "Upload Photos and Videos" buttons above. Don't forget to add captions! Daniel McTiernan played piano and sang his way into first place at a Baldwin High School talent show on Tuesday night. The show was presented by the Baldwin High girls lacrosse program for the fourth straight year and brought over 200 people into the high school's auditorium to enjoy 17 acts, including McTiernan's humor-infused, crowd-energizing performance of a Justin Timberlake medley. Sha-quea Hatch and A'shanti Anderson's joint acting routine was hilarious enough to earn the duo a second-place finish, and the team of Steven Andrulonis and Darien Babinger captured …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
School board chooses Wagner by a 6-3 vote after rejecting Seton-La Salle Coach Greg Perry, 5-4.
Peter Wagner Jr. is the newest head coach of the Baldwin High School football program, the Baldwin-Whitehall School Board decided by a 6-3 vote on Wednesday night. Wagner, the dean of students at Baldwin High, has served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the high school's varsity team for the past two seasons. He has been an overall assistant in the program for the past four seasons. School board member Tracy Macek motioned for Wagner to be the new head coach after board member George L. Pry's motion to hire Greg Perry failed by a 5-4 vote. (Pry was acting on a recommendation made by B-W School District administration.) Voting for Perry were Nancy Lee Crowder, Nancy Sciulli DiNardo, Pry and Martin Michael Schmotzer…
The Highlanders (10-11) will play the Wildcats (9-13) at Penn-Trafford High School this Friday at 6:30 p.m.
(Bracket available in media gallery, below the picture.) The WPIAL officially invited Baldwin High School's varsity girls basketball team on Tuesday night to its 2013 AAAA championships tournament—sort of. Baldwin (10-11 overall), which finished its 2012-13 regular season with an upset of third-ranked AAAA team Bethel Park High School, 46-38, on Friday night, will have to play Greater Latrobe High School (9-13 overall) this Friday in a play-in, or "pigtail" game, in order to reach the first round of the tournament. The Highlanders' win over Bethel Park put them into a fourth-place tie in AAAA's Section 4 and clinched one of the WPIAL's very final postseason berths. And despite playing in the ultra-competitive Section 4, which also includes…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Highlanders shine in a do-or-die game.
To add your own pictures from the game, click on "Upload Photos and Videos" above. (Don't hesitate to include photos of the pep band, dance team, coaches and fans.) A late 3-pointer from junior guard Nikki Corcoran may end up being the biggest shot of the season for Baldwin High School's girls basketball team, which stunned visiting Bethel Park High School, 46-38, in a WPIAL AAAA Section 4 game on Friday night. With Baldwin clinging to a 1-point lead with fewer than two minutes left in its regular season and needing a win to make the 2013 WPIAL playoffs, Corcoran calmy stepped back and drained a 3-ball from the left wing to push the Highlanders' lead to two possessions. Bethel Park, which came into the game with just two losses and is …