Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2004

BHS wins Frontier League all-sports title

May 27, 2004

Pop the corks and throw the confetti. The highly anticipated "unofficial" Frontier League All-Sports results have been counted and checked and Baldwin High School is victorious. Since these standings have been tabulated, Baldwin has never over-taken the Gardner-Edgerton and Paola storm.

For some bragging rights, the Bulldogs came out with six league championship titles. Those were volleyball, girls cross country, boys cross country, wrestling, girls basketball and girls track.

When asked about the domination of BHS sports teams, track and cross country coach Mike Spielman gave applause to the coaches and athletes.

"I think it shows a lot of commitment from athletes that do multiple sports to help the school succeed," Spielman said. "Also, it shows that there are some very dedicated coaches and athletes that make this possible."

The totals stand as Baldwin in first with 98 points, followed dangerously close by Gardner-Edgerton with 97 points. Third place was handed to the Paola Panthers (88), while fourth was given to Eudora (78), fifth goes to Anderson County (73), followed by Osawatomie (55), Spring Hill (53), Louisburg (52), Prairie View (40) and Wellsville (30).

BHS Athletic Director Roger O'Neil had much to say about this remarkable year.

"I believe that the dedication of the athletes and the knowledge of the coaching staff made BHS so successful," O'Neil said. "Equally important was the great support from the community that provided a positive atmosphere for our athletes."

Long-time girls track coach Ted Zuzzio credited his gifted athletes in their triumph.

"We've had great leadership from our seniors, combined with the chemistry and hard work of our underclassmen," Zuzzio said. "This has formed them into an outstanding and achieving group."

It's obvious that this year was filled with a very talented and devoted group of active students. After all of their hard work and devotion, they have much to show for. Congratulations go to the BHS sports teams and may their achievement continue.

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