Archive for Thursday, June 8, 2006

All-Frontier League champs

June 8, 2006

Baldwin High School once again sits atop the final Frontier League sports standings.

For the second time in three years, the Bulldogs have won the all-league sports standings. BHS scored 121 points as it held off Paola (117), Ottawa (116) and Eudora (113).

"It's kind of exciting to win," said Josiah Mason, 2006 BHS graduate. "It was great to be a part of that success. We had confidence in our abilities. Our senior class had a lot of great leaders, which helped."

BHS wrestling coach and journalism teacher Kit Harris said the all-league standing says a lot about the school.

"I think we have a lot of successful programs in many areas," Harris said. "This is one example that shows how hard work can lead to success."

Baldwin led by a minimal margin after the winter sports' season. A strong spring season helped the Bulldogs capture the crown. None of the five spring sports scored fewer than eight points.

The golf, baseball and softball teams each scored eight, which was an improvement from a year ago.

Both track teams finished in the top three at the league meet on May 11. The boys' team won the league title, while the girls placed third.

Mason said the standings represent how the school works as one.

"If we put our minds to it and we rally around one goal, we can accomplish great things," Mason said.

The all-sports standings in not affiliated with the Frontier League and are tallied by the BHS journalism staff.

"A lot of college conference do it," Harris said. "It's a fun way to show successful programs. It's just something fun to do for the league. I think every year we've done this, we have finished in the top three."

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