Baldwin High teams put on another show
It's title time in the state of Kansas and all eyes are on Baldwin High School again.
For the second year in a row, all fall sports at BHS qualified for the state playoffs -- cross country, tennis, volleyball and football. That's an amazing feat in and of itself.
The results are mostly in and, of course, it's Mike Spielman's cross country teams that are once again in the glare of the spotlight. The boys won their sixth straight state championships and the girls followed up last year's first-ever title with a repeat performance.
That brings the running total to eight cross country crowns for the storied program.
There was almost another title added to the list Saturday. The BHS volleyball team just fell short in its bid for the championship trophy. The Bulldogs fell in the title game to Goodland, but those girls can be very proud that they advanced farther than any BHS team before them.
Of course, it was the tennis team that started this whole parade. Those girls came back from state with a sixth-place finish, which is certainly worthy of note. Much like the cross country team, the Bulldog tennis squad is a regular at state competitions.
There's another repeat performer like the volleyball team. This year's football team also made the state playoffs for the second year in a row.
All this success shows that there continues to be hard working young people coming through the Baldwin School District. There are many people responsible for that, but in this case most of the credit goes to coaches and parents.
Keep it up, Bulldogs, you make us proud.