Winter sports help BHS gain all-sports lead
After a strong winter sports season, Baldwin High School has taken a slim lead over Paola and Eudora in the Frontier League all-sports standings.
"I think it is a credit to our school, and I think it compliments our community," BHS girls' basketball coach Bob Martin said. "It is quite an accomplishment."
BHS boys' basketball coach Heath Cooper agreed with Martin.
"It is a reflection of athletics here at the high school. All the sports teams play at a high level," Cooper said. "And it's a good reflection on the community, too."
The Bulldogs used top three finishes from all three winter sports teams to sit a top the league with 73 points. Paola won girls' basketball and wrestling, but sits in second with 72 points. Eudora led after the fall season, but fell to third with 71 points.
"It is really nice to see that all the winter sports teams did well," BHS junior Sam Scott said. "The overall lead shows how hard each team from our school has worked."
Ottawa (68) is in fourth after winning boys' basketball, with DeSoto (58) and Gardner-Edgerton (56) claiming fifth and sixth.
BHS senior Josiah Mason said he is proud to be a Bulldog.
"I find that BHS is a force to be reckoned with in all areas," Mason said. "Not only are we good in sports and at the top in our area for that, we are also ranked high in academics. It is a pleasure for me to be a part of the success known to BHS students."
The spring season will add baseball, softball, boys' track, girls' track and golf to the scores.
BHS senior Matt LaBuda is confident in the Bulldogs' spring sports.
"It's taken all the sports teams doing great to get us here and with our strength in spring sports, I don't think we will give up the title," said LaBuda.