Archive for Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Sports briefs

June 21, 2000

BHS football team wins pair at Eudora

The Baldwin High School varsity football entry in the Eudora 7-on-7 league went 2-0-1 in action Saturday.

To open action, Baldwin tied host Eudora 14-14. After that was a pair of victories, 20-10 over Kansas City Ward and 28-12 over DeSoto. The squad had a full contingent of players after playing short-handed the week before.

The junior varsity Bulldogs, comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores, lost two games Saturday, but also picked up their first win of the season with a forfeit.

The teams will now be in a tournament to close out the season Saturday in Eudora. Games start at 8 a.m.

Basketball teams pick up victories

Baldwin High School's basketball teams playing in Sport-2-Sport's Danny Manning League picked up their first victories last week.

The Old Dogs, comprised of seniors, beat the Sport-2-Sport All-Stars 57-53 in overtime in their second game. They had lost to Free State High School Green 52-43 in the opener.

The Young Dogs, a team of juniors and sophomores, beat Tonganoxie 42-41 in the opener and fell 57-56 to the same FSHS Green team that had beaten the Old Dogs earlier.

The teams play on Wednesday evenings through the end of June.

Fund-raiser set for Baldwin wrestlers

Six Baldwin High School wrestlers will be competing for Team Kansas in the National Freestyle/Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships in Fargo, N.D., in July and efforts are under way to help pay their way.

Friday at Subway in downtown Baldwin, the wrestlers will receive $1 for each foot-long sandwich and 50 cents for each six-inch sandwich that is sold between 4 and 7 p.m.

The wrestlers attending the championships are Andy Breedlove, Joe Brown, Nathan Deel, Witt Hinton, Adam and Seth Halford. For additional information or to help the wrestlers out, contact BHS wrestling coach Kit Harris at 594-3481.

Track and field meet set for Friday

The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is having a Hershey's Track and Field Youth Program meet at 6 p.m. Friday at Liston Stadium for children ages 9 to 14. No entry fees, special equipment or special clothing are required. Participants need only wear shorts, a shirt and shoes.

Events will include the 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, 800-meter relay, 1600-meter relay, standing long jump and the softball throw.

The Hershey Youth Program, founded in 1975 by Dr. Donald P. Cohen in Charleston, W.Va., has grown from a local playground event in one community to the largest youth sports program of its kind in the United States and Canada. The program is designed to encourage physical fitness among youth, and emphasizes participation and sportsmanship.

"The goal of the Hershey's Track and Field Youth Program is to teach children to be the best they can be. If we accomplish this goal, then the program is a success," said Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medalist and spokesperson for the program.

For more than 20 years, the Hershey Youth Program has involved millions of youngsters from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. It is endorsed by the National Recreation and Park Association, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and Athletics Canada, and is solely funded by Hershey Foods Corporation.

BU basketball camps set for July run

The Baker University Basketball Day Camps for boys and girls going into grades fourth through eighth will be in July at the Collins Center.

Session I will be July 10-13 and Session II will be July 24-27. Both sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily. Camp director will be Rick Weaver, head men's basketball coach at Baker, and cost is $50.

There will be individual attention for each player, 1-on-1 and 2-on-2, as well as other team competition. The camp staff will be comprised of area high school and college coaches, as well as college athletes.

For more information or to obtain registration forms, contact Weaver at Baker. Enrollment confirmation letters will be sent after the form is received.

Track camps set at KU in July

LAWRENCE The University of Kansas track and field program will host the Nike Jayhawk Summer Camps series.

The track and field camp is July 9-13; the cross country and distance camp is July 23-27. Each camp will focus on technique, competition strategy, sports psychology, nutrition and fun.

The camps are open to all boys and girls from grade 4 through 12. Cost of the camp for those staying overnight is $365. Day-camper cost is $265.

For more information, contact Tim Weaver at KU, 785-864-7971.

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