Sports action is iced
While most students enjoyed last week's unplanned ice-storm vacation, coaches at Baldwin High School weren't too crazy about it. The ice forced postponement of all sporting events and left teams idle, unable to practice.
That was especially hard on the BHS basketball teams, which were both playing at the top of their games.
"No, it wasn't very good timing, but it happened to everyone," said BHS girls coach Eric Toot. "We were playing real well, but we'll come back."
Losing games was one thing, but the lost practice time really hurt.
"I didn't like it at all," said BHS boys coach Jeff Haas. "Based on Saturday's practice, it had an effect on us. Hopefully that will be short lived.
"You could tell we hadn't practiced for a while and we had a couple of varsity players off on college visits," Haas said of the rough practice. "But, it's February and we need to get back into the swing of things."
The girls didn't play Gardner Tuesday and neither team played against Prairie View Friday. The BHS-Gardner game has been rescheduled for Monday at the high school starting at 5 p.m. The Prairie View games haven't been rescheduled and may be lost completely.
"Prairie View has league wrestling this week, so they don't even want to think about it," said Roger O'Neil, BHS athletic director, about rescheduling.
Already axed are the boys junior varsity and freshmen tournaments that were to be played last Saturday. The Baldwin Junior High School games with Eudora will be played Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. The seventh grade is at home and the eighth grade is at Eudora. The freshmen girls will play the first round game of the Tonganoxie tournament at 5 p.m. Thursday at BJHS.
Friday's King and Queen of courts at BHS is still on. Candidates were chosen Monday, but results weren't available.