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Austin Bechtold
Austin Bechtold is a senior and this is his second year on the Purbalite. He can be found on the boys volleyball team, at major sporting events, and always proclaiming how the Pirates will recapture their old 2013-15 form very soon… no really it’s going to happen.

Austin Bechtold, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019
Senior farewells: Staff writers reflect on their time at Baldwin (Story)
May 28, 2019
Female Athlete of the Year: Yauch serves up one win after another (Story)
May 22, 2019
Seniors from Purb Take podcast discuss big sports moments from the school year (Story)
May 09, 2019
Girls softball wins share of section for fifth straight season (Story/Media)
May 06, 2019
Softball moves into tie for section lead with critical win at Bethel (Story)
May 02, 2019
Softball looks to bounce back after tough loss (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Podcast: Purbalite writers run a mock NFL draft (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Ford gets offers from Nebraska, Syracuse, Pitt (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Column: After playoff flop, change will come to Pens (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Wade leaves lasting impact on NBA (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
The Purb Take podcast covers Tiger Woods, NBA playoffs, UFC (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Pirates look to propel to playoffs with pitching staff (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Ziegler running as track leader (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Crawley part of hockey national champs (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
NFL atmosphere becoming too similar to NBA (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Christmas in Baldwin: 15 School Days of Christmas (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
WPIAL 6A basketball championship proves need for shot clock (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
St. Gabe’s CYO wins diocesan championship, moves on to states (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Purb Take podcast discusses Antonio Brown, Colin Kaepernick (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Tamar Braxton wins Celebrity Big Brother in clean sweep (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
CYO takes hoops back in time (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2019
Golvash hat trick hero in Baldwin hockey win (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
New football league makes strong debut (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
MLB proposed rule changes throw potential curveball (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
St. Gabe’s dominates in rematch with St. E’s (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
PODCAST: Chris Mack of 93.7 The Fan, Kevin Gorman from the Trib talk Baldwin sports (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Ice hockey falls to Hempfield (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Brown and Bell hurting their careers with actions (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
NFL referees miss the mark in tough Championship weekend (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
Celebrity Big Brother Returns with Brighter Stars (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Boys basketball defeats Bethel for first section win (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
PODCAST: Purb Take considers the big sports events of the past week (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
The future is now for Pitt basketball (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Column: Despite Pens’ success, this remains a Steelers town (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
Lawrence shows unlimited potential in championship game (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
St. Gabe’s defeats St. E’s in season’s first meeting (Story)
Jan 02, 2019
Column: Brown needs punishment, not a trade (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Barr beats buzzer for first boys basketball win (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Parking lot security booth removed (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
This season is the beginning of the end for the Warriors (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Fundraisers show support in wake of Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Video: Scenes from the grand opening of the Baldwin Bean (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
“Stronger than Hate” logo created by a Baldwin grad (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Hockey loses to Armstrong (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
First person: WPXI coverage provides great experience (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Smith-Schuster provides memories for Baldwin athletes (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Purbalite Pick ‘Em: Who will win the World Series? (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Football suffers tough loss against West Allegheny (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
2019 Pirates have potential with talent on board and on the way (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Big Brother Finale brings back old demons and memories (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Football team looks to bounce back against Moon (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Column: Steelers fans should take a deep breath and relax (Story)
Sep 06, 2018
Le’Veon Bell needs Steelers more than he thinks (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Softball wins, gears up for state quarterfinals (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
What to Watch: The Black-List (Story)
May 30, 2018
Pirates starting to strike out this season (Story)
May 29, 2018
Bristow and O’Malley’s finish top 10 in states in track and field (Story)
May 29, 2018
Three Baldwin track and field athletes finish in top 10 (Story)
May 25, 2018
Podcast: Who will move on in the NBA? (Story)
May 24, 2018
Student manager key for 3 teams (Story)
May 23, 2018
First person: Coach Falcione leaves a legacy (Story)
May 10, 2018
McCutchen to return to face resurgent Pirates (Story)
May 07, 2018
Quotes look to spread positivity around school (Story)
May 02, 2018
After 15 seasons, Abby Sciuto says goodbye to NCIS (Story)
May 02, 2018
Phiri’s music makes a debut at junior prom (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Steelers solid, Browns confusing at NFL draft (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Welcome back to the Kang Show (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Pens, Capitals set to square off in second round for third straight year (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Opinion: With no real glaring need, Steelers have options in draft (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Opinion: Kaepernick not worth media attention (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
DeGregorio, Westinghouse coach taking over hoops programs (Story/Media)
Mar 29, 2018
With expectations low, Bucs could surprise in 2018 (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Pirates should give Cutch the Dwyane Wade treatment, eventually (Story)
Mar 20, 2018
2018 March Madness may be the best yet (Story)
Mar 16, 2018
Day 1 of tourney brought its share of Madness (Story)
Mar 16, 2018
Fochtman tells her story in Central Blood Bank commercial, YouTube video (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Inline hockey takes championship over Bethel Park (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Baldwin students rise up to capture CYO state title (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Inline rolls its way into the championship game (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Why Ross Mathews will win Celebrity Big Brother (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Could Freese’s rant be the jolt the Pirates need? (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Baldwin inline hockey wins big (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Opinion: NBA trade deadline shows LeBron gets his way (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Celebrities, Expect the Unexpected (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Foles leads underdog Eagles to top of sports world (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Wrestlers find success in KO match (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
Inline hockey wins against Upper Saint Clair (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Family battles fatal disease (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Young forwards key to success for Pens (Story)
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