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Baldwin High girls qualify nine for state
May 23, 2001
Throughout this track season the Baldwin High School girls team has fought hard to win many titles. They placed at all of their meets and are now looking towards this Friday and Saturday for the State Championships in Wichita.
BHS boys snare regional title
May 23, 2001
The Baldwin High School boys track team swept regional track by storm, taking first place at the meet. BHS qualified eight boys for the State Track Meet in Wichita. Junior Hugh Murphy placed first in shot put, fourth in discus and second in javelin. Junior Matt Noonan placed first in the 3,200-meter run, first in the 1,600-meter run and first in the 800-meter run. “This is my third year going to state track. Nevertheless, it’s an honor. As long as I stay well and the team stays healthy we should do really well. Injury and sickness are the only things that can stop us now,” said Noonan, a defending state champion who helped lead the Bulldogs to a third-place trophy last year.
Monday pool festivities to kick off summer season
May 23, 2001
The Baldwin City swimming pool will be active Memorial Day. The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is sponsoring a Memorial Day Celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at the city pool.
Sixth Street project to snarl traffic
May 23, 2001
It will be at least October before the construction is finished and Sixth Street is completely open again. “The intent is that the project will be completed by Maple Leaf weekend,” City Administrator Larry Paine said. “If it’s not, there will be a lot of parking problems and getting traffic to and from the Maple Leaf will be a problem.”
Baker tennis team eliminated in first round
May 23, 2001
Baker University’s tennis team fell to Embry-Riddle University of Florida in the first round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championships Monday in Lexington, Ky.
Lewis is All-American for Baker golf team
May 23, 2001
Baker University golfer Meghan Lewis walked away with All-American Honors from the NAIA National Women’s Golf Tournament which was in London, Ky, May 15 through May 18.
Bulldogs fall in extra-inning thriller
May 23, 2001
The Baldwin High School girls softball team had an excellent season this year despite a disappointing loss to Mill Valley in regional play Thursday that ended the season.
Mayor decides on split votes
May 23, 2001
It was up to Mayor Ken Hayes to make the final decision not once, but twice, Monday night at the Baldwin City Council meeting. With Baldwin City Council member Marilyn Pearse absent from the meeting, votes on two motions were 2-2, leaving the tie-breaker decisions to Hayes.
Memories abound for BHS Class of 2001
May 23, 2001
It was a time for celebration and memories Saturday as the Baldwin High School Class of 2001 had its commencement ceremony at a sun-filled and packed Liston Stadium. It was the first time in many memories that the BHS graduation was held outside. The weather cooperated with no rain, but it did get a little warm by the time the graduates slung their mortar boards, silly string and soap bubbles in the air in celebration. Still, it will be a memory all who were there will have forever. From the opening speaker, BHS senior Mandy Smith, to the end, each speaker touched on memories. “Happiness is not something you experience, it is something you remember,” Smith said in reference to memories. Kristen Wessel, another BHS senior representing the class, presented the school with the class present, a 44-gallon aquarium for the library. “This is appropriate because it’s like Mr. (Joe) Gresnick (BHS principal) said, we were in deep water from the day we got here,” said Wessel, bringing the best laugh of the day.