Archive for Thursday, April 29, 2004

Bulldogs still atop all-sports standings

April 29, 2004

The scores have been tallied and after the conclusion of the winter sports season, the Baldwin High School Bulldogs are still in first place in the unofficial Frontier League All Sports standings.

After emerging ahead of the pack during the fall season, BHS furthered its lead in the 10 school league with a strong performance in the winter months.

"We have excellent coaches and athletes in a lot of our programs," said Luke Halford, a member of the league champion wrestling team.

BHS added two more titles, one in wrestling and one in girls basketball, to go along with the three titles of volleyball and boys and girls cross country in the fall.

BHS has a total of 64 points, as opposed to second place Gardner-Edgerton's 53. Third place Paola (51) is followed by Eudora (47), Anderson County (41), Louisburg (32), Osawatomie (30), Spring Hill (29), Prairie View (23) and Wellsville (17).

"I think Baldwin can attribute the success to their overall conditioning during the summer," said BHS football coach Mike Berg. "We had both boys and girls who worked hard by playing AAU and weightlifting during the summer."

The All-Sports standing are figured on a point system. For every first-place performance in a given sport, the team will receive 10 points. A second-place performance merits nine points, third place, eight points, and so on.

The 2003-04 All-Sports Champion will be crowned after the conclusion of the spring season. BHS hopes to fare well in boys and girls track, baseball, softball, and golf to maintain its lead. Whether those seasons will fare well or not, BHS sport's 2003-04 campaign will go down as a success, according to many BHS coaches.

"One of the main reasons for the overall success is the participation of our outstanding athletes in multiple sports," said BHS girls basketball coach Eric Toot. "Most of our good athletes have not fallen into the trap of choosing and participating in only one sport."

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