BHS second in ‘All-Sports’ standings
Usually schools have dominant sports programs and the others are mediocre, but Baldwin High School is an exception.
With the conclusion of the spring sports regular season the unofficial Frontier-League "All-Sports" results have been tabulated. Gardner-Edgerton received first with 106 points. Baldwin came in a close second with 90 points, followed by Paola's 76.
To determine the school's rank in the all-sports standings, schools were awarded 10 points for a championship, nine points for second place, eight points for third place, etc.
"It just goes to show how many talented athletes we have in our school and that we're competitive all around," said junior Mandi Daigh, who competed on the softball team.
Junior Katy Frerking agreed.
"We have excellent athletes all the way around," said Frerking, who competed on the cross country and track teams.
The dominant spring sports for Baldwin were girls track, which placed first in the league, and softball, which placed second behind Spring Hill. Golf was sixth in the league standings. Baseball, only in its second season, was seventh in the league, as was boys track.
"We have students who are determined to be the best," said sophomore Aaron McClintock about the athletes at the Baldwin High.
The top three schools for the last two years have been Baldwin (319 10-12 enrollment), Paola (505 10-12 enrollment), and Gardner-Edgerton (625 10-12 enrollment). Baldwin and Paola tied for first in the 2001-2 league all-sports standings.
"I guess we tried hard, but obviously not hard enough. We should be number one, even against the big schools," said sophomore Zac Towns, who participated in track and cross country.
The full standings are Gardner-Edgerton (106), Baldwin (90), Paola (76), Spring Hill (67), Eudora (58), Louisburg (58), Anderson County (58), Osawatomie (54), Wellsville (49) and Prairie View (48).