Cross Country: South Feature Athlete - Baldwin's Stephanie Bott

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Name: Stephanie Bott
School: Baldwin
Grade: 12
Sport: Cross Country

Background Info: Bott took 10th place at the Gateway Invitational on Saturday with a time of 23:00 minutes. She was also the No. 1 girl in the Whitehall Community Day 5k last weekend. Bott is a former soccer player who got into the love of running. This is her third year on the team.


Alumni Update - Ken Murawski (Carnegie Mellon)

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Ken Murawski, a Baldwin graduate, was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner for the Tartans. During his four seasons, Carnegie Mellon compiled a 34-5-1 record and won three PAC titles (1978, 1979, 1981).

Following the 1981 season, Murawski was named Kodak First Team All-American and Associated Press (A) Honorable Mention All-American. He was a two-time All-PAC selection and finished his career with 243 total tackles (159 solo stops) and nine interceptions.

Murawski was honored as a member of the PAC 60th anniversary team earlier this month.



Alumni Update - Jenny Wirth (Edinboro)

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EDINBORO, Pa. – The IWLCA today released its list of 2014 Academic Honor Roll, withWirth EUP a pair of Edinboro women's lacrosse players among the 149 honorees in Division II.  


A total of 162 institutions had representatives on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll on the Division I, II and III levels.

Edinboro is represented by senior Jenny Wirth and junior Alayna Davis (East Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse-Minoa).

Wirth, a Baldwin graduate,  is a Health and Physical Education – Health and Wellness major with a 4.00 GPA.

Academic honor roll recipients must be at least a junior academically and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater.


(photo courtesy of Edinboro University)


Baldwin 2014 Football Preview

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The sibling tandem of senior quarterback Doug Altavilla (6-2, 200) and junior wide receiver Nick Altavilla (5-11, 180) will guide an offense that averaged 27 points per game last season and helped the Highlanders snap a three-year playoff drought.

They finished 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference to qualify for the playoffs where they lost to eventual WPIAL champion Central Catholic in the first round.

Doug Altavilla completed 134 of 254 passes last season for 1,705 yards and 21 touchdowns.


Football: Four-year starter out to leave his legacy at Baldwin

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles Baldwin quarterback Doug Altavilla.

2014 0821 Baldwin Football(Photo: Baldwin quarterback Doug Altavilla is ready to begin his fourth season as a starter. Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette)

"A four-year starter at quarterback is a luxury any football coach would like to have, but add to that the quarterback's sibling as one of his favorite targets and it is an added bonus.

Baldwin enters the 2014 season riding the momentum of a WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berth last season and with senior quarterback Doug Altavilla back under center, the Highlanders will certainly be in contention for one of the Southeastern Conference's playoff berths.

Altavilla, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound right-hander, completed 134 of 254 passes during his junior season. He finished with 1,705 passing yards and 21 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. Altavilla no longer has his favorite target from last season, all-conference wide receiver Luke Smorey, who graduated. Smorey caught 58 passes for 1,059 yards last season.

Baldwin's top returning receiver, however, is a familiar face to Altavilla -- his younger brother, junior wide receiver Nick Altavilla (5-11, 185). The younger Altavilla caught 14 passes for 115 yards last season."