BHS wrestlers lose first league dual in two years
The Baldwin High School varsity wrestling team went 1-1 in league duals last Thursday. The Bulldogs won against Louisburg 52-21, but lost its first league dual in two years to Gardner-Edgerton 44-30.
In the dual against Louisburg, Baldwin had numerous wins to pull them to victory. Baldwin received wins from freshman Alan Callahan, sophomore Nick Rockhold, junior Michael Thurlow, senior Keith Cowart, sophomore Kevin Callahan, freshman Colin Busby, senior Josiah Mason, sophomore Gabe Mason, junior Josh Wood and junior Brandon Reed.
Although in the dual against Gardner-Edgerton, Baldwin had many victories, there were not enough to shut the Trailblazers down.
Baldwin winners were Alan Callahan, Rockhold, Thurlow, Kevin Callahan, Josiah Mason and Gabe Mason.
Even with the tough loss, the team wasn't losing focus.
"We aren't really focusing on wins and losses right now," Josiah Mason said. "We are focusing more on how we wrestle."
The Bulldogs, now 13-2 in duals are still disappointed about their loss, but they know they still have time to improve.
"A loss is always disappointing but we won't let it get us down," Josiah Mason said. "We'll just focus on getting better."
Coach Kit Harris agrees that the team is still working to improve.
"We are still trying accomplish a tough third period mentality, but we are getting there," Harris said.
Next up for the Bulldogs is more league competition today with duals vs. Eudora and Paola. The action begins at 5 p.m. in Eudora.
On Saturday, Baldwin will be hosting the Frontier League tournament. The meet will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Baldwin Junior High School gym. The Bulldogs are the defending league champions.