The award-winning Baldwin Bruins Sports Podcast started its fourth year of production with a new team of students this month.
The Bruins Sports Podcast is a scholastic sports-based podcast focusing on Baldwin High School sports. The Baldwin Bruins podcast team is a small but mighty operation — they conduct interviews with athletes, coaches, and administrators to bring high school sports coverage and discussion to their colleagues.
This year the team is comprised of seniors Joey Fullone, Ava Reyer, and junior Aaron Bell, with Fullone as producer and editor. These students, athletes in their own right, are no strangers to the passion for sports.
Fullone played for the Baldwin Bruins baseball team for two years — and played for the varsity team last year. He was also the manager for the boy’s varsity basketball team.
The youngest of the team, Bell, is a four-year varsity lacrosse athlete and a proud member of the Athletes Helping Athletes club — a student athlete leadership organization, helping young students to use sports as an alternative to risky behavior. He is following in the footsteps of his older brother, Isaiah Bell, who served as a co-host on the podcast two years ago.
Reyer, a three-year varsity volleyball athlete and captain, has won the All-conference honorable mention award and like Aaron Bell, is a part of Athletes Helping Athletes club, and a theatre performer.
The Baldwin Bruins Sports Podcast is rather unique to Baldwin — the Baldwin High School is the only school on Long Island to host this type of podcast in this format.
The podcast is also an award winning production. The podcast was awarded first place in the Best High School Broadcast category for two years in a row by the Press Club of Long Island and last year they won Best Podcast in the arts and entertainment category of the annual Best of Long Island 2022 competition hosted by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The podcast has received many awards in its brief existence beginning in the fall of 2019. Gregg Kelley, a Baldwin High School business teacher, has since continued the podcast given its success, and continues to scout for new volunteers to join his team as an extracurricular activity. Each spring, a committee including previous podcast members and Kelley conducts interviews with prospective students to select the next year’s team members.
The podcast is available directly on the Baldwin Union Free School District’s website at baldwinschools.org/sportspodcast and can also be accessed using Amazon Music, Spotify, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Blubrry, iHeartRadio, and more.