Track: Wicks coming on strong for Baldwin

Written by Brad Everett on .

A Wicks was on fire at the WPIAL Class AA southern qualifier last Thursday. A similar performance could lead to a big day at Thursday's championships.

Baldwin junior Jasmine Wicks posted the best throws in the shot put and discus at the qualifier, and will now shoot to do the same in the championship meet which will be held at her home track. Wicks had a top throw of 38-5 ¼ in the shot put and 117-3 in the discus. They were her best tosses of the season.

Wicks will enter the championships as the No. 1 seed in the shot put. Among her chief competition will include Uniontown's Sarah Wozniak, Hempfield's Samantha Orie and Gateway's Kristen Greggerson. Wicks is the No. 6 seed in the discus. Greta Brooks of Woodland Hills threw 123-8 at the central qualifier and is the No. 1 seed.

A few other Baldwin performers who could have lots of success at WPIALs are Alaina Stahl (100, 400), Kaden Hinish (100 hurdles), Amanda Shiflet (high jump), Gabby Loeffler (pole vault), Casey Conboy (3,200), Branden Badstinbner (discus) and Nick Lachut (pole vault).


Softball: Baldwin wins out to share section title

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

The margin for error in Section 4-AAAA is always small. That margin gets even smaller when you lose two of four section games in mid-April. That is exactly what happened to Baldwin this season. After winning its first three section games going away, the Highlanders stumbled at Bethel Park, losing 9-8 and then lost 5-1 to Canon-McMillan. Their playoff hopes, let alone their section title hopes were in danger. But Baldwin responded. It won 11-1 versus Peters Township, 12-0 at Mt. Lebanon and 14-0 versus Upper St. Clair to set up a rematch with the Big Macs. They blasted Canon-McMillan, this time on the road at North Strabane Field, 11-2. That win created a tie atop the section that would never be broken. Baldwin avenged its other section loss of the season with an 8-1 win over Bethel Park to make the co-section championship official.


Track: Baldwin’s Stahl continues to sprint to success

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Baldwin's Alaina Stahl put together an excellent freshman season last spring, making it to the final in the 100 and 400 at the WPIAL Class AAA championships. She finished eighth in the 100 and seventh in the 200.

A year later, Stahl could be sprinting to an even higher spot on the medal platform.

Stahl continued to shine last Friday, this time doing it on her home track at the Baldwin Invitational. Stahl finished third in both the 100 and 400. Her time of 12.35 in the 100 put her behind only champion Raja Rutherford of Seton-LaSalle and Burrell's Nikki Scherer, who is the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AA champion. In the 400, Stahl ran a 59.63 and was beaten out by South Fayette's Rachel Helbling and Uniontown's Mylasia Ellis, who finished first and second, respectively. Helbling is the reigning WPIAL Class AAA champion.

Stahl owns some of the fastest times in the WPIAL this season. She ranks sixth in the 100 (12.35) and sixth in the 400 (58.85).


Alumni Update - Jake Dindak (Westminster)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams hosted theirDindak Westminster annual invitational on Saturday.


The Titan men's team placed second out of 25 schools with 93 points, while the Titan women's team finished seventh out of 26 teams with 47 points.


Penn State Behrend won the men's meet with 115 points, while Clarion University won the women's meet with 97 points.

Senior Jake Dindak, a Baldwin graduate, broke the school record in the 400 with a second-place finish of 48.69. Dindak was also the anchor of the 4x400 relay that placed second at 3:24.80.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)