Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2004

BHS girls post top records

March 18, 2004

Baldwin High School junior varsity and freshmen girls played their last games against Louisburg on Feb. 26. The freshman ended the season with a disappointing 43-40 loss, while the JV won 32-27.

With the conclusion of that game, the freshmen finished 15-3 overall and 7-2 in league.

"It was a very enjoyable season. The girls improved a lot from the beginning of the season to the end," said coach Bernie Bierman. "I look forward to seeing them play the next three years."

The players were content with the season, too.

"We did extraordinary, we improved a lot and our team played well together," said freshman Annie Hannon.

Along with an impressive record, the freshmen were able to beat some excellent teams to take their place as the Tonganoxie Tournament champions.

"Our team improved a lot," said freshman Emily Krysztof. "All of our players stepped up to help us have a winning season."

The leading scorers this year were Hannon, Katie Frank, Amanda Vander Tuig, Krysztof and Kelsey Verhaeghe.

The JV had a successful year as well, pulling off yet another winning season.

"Basketball was a whole lot of fun," said junior Katie Krysztof. "We had a great season and came together as a team, even though we had girls from three different grades."

BHS finished 12-3 overall and 7-1 in league with key victories.

"It was a long road to travel," said junior Kara Tompkins. "Going over a month without a game hurt us mentally, but in the end we bounced back and pulled off a pretty good record."

Leading scorers for the JV were Tompkins, Krysztof, Denise Orloff and Amy Craig. All of the JV players are looking forward to improving and the next season.

"The team did an excellent job. I was really happy with the way they competed and progressed throughout the year," said JV coach Bob Martin. "I can't wait to see them compete at the varsity level."

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