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Early exit from sub-state volleyball ends Bulldogs’ season
November 2, 2006
An early exit from sub-state to the eventual state champion ended the Baldwin High School volleyball team’s struggling season. The Bulldogs were defeated in two games in the first round of sub-state, which was hosted by Spring Hill Oct. 21. Baldwin lost 25-8 and 25-6 to Eudora, which went on to win the Class 4A state title last weekend.
Long vows to continue tradition as Baker president
November 2, 2006
Baker University ushered in a new era last Thursday with the formal inauguration of President Pat Long. “To be the first woman president and the 28th president — it’s an awesome responsibility and opportunity,” Long said.
Boo Fest brings trick or treaters
November 2, 2006
Baldwin City youngsters got a warm up to Halloween this year as nearly 100 children attended the Boo Fest Saturday afternoon. Boo Fest, formerly called Spooks on Parade, allowed children to trick-or-treat at local businesses. The group of children and parents traveled through downtown Baldwin City and along U.S. Highway 56.
Candidates vie for 10th district seat
November 2, 2006
Unlike the contentious attorney general’s race this year or the 10th district Kansas House of Representative campaign two years ago, this year’s race for the seat doesn’t include mudslinging. Two years ago when incumbent Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City was running for re-election, his opponent used several tricks including mailings and church appearances in an attempt to unseat Holland. Not so this time around.
Good health guides Garcia to individual state title
November 2, 2006
One year ago, Heather Garcia had high hopes of winning the Class 4A state cross country title, but that dream was shattered with an injury and allergies. Garcia made up for it Saturday in Wamego, winning the individual state title that had eluded her. In late September 2005, the Baldwin High School runner broke her arm playing dodge ball at a Fellowship for Christian Athletes event. A few weeks later, Garcia battled the flu along with allergies, ruining her sophomore year of cross country. She finished 19th at the state meet, a year after placing second as a freshman. It was a tough way for her to finish her season. “It was hard, because I wanted to do so much better,” Garcia said. “I didn’t expect it, which made it tougher.”
Shutout ends Bulldogs’ football season at 4-5
November 2, 2006
EUDORA — A season that was surrounded by controversy and tough losses came to an end here last Thursday. Cold, rainy conditions made it hard for the Baldwin High School football team to move the ball offensively, as the Bulldogs (4-5) lost 14-0 to the Cardinals (9-0).
Perfect season ends with Toy Bowl championship
November 2, 2006
After two years of second-place finishes, the Baldwin Bulldogs fifth grade youth football team won its first Toy Bowl Sunday afternoon. A 31-0 victory over the Chops capped off an undefeated season for the Bulldogs. They finished the season with a perfect 7-0 record.
BHS girls fall to Wildcats in repeat attempt
November 2, 2006
WAMEGO — An individual title was not enough to help the Baldwin High School girls’ cross country repeat as state champions here on Saturday. It was the second time in three years that the Bulldogs have placed second at the Class 4A meet. In 2002, 2003 and 2005, Baldwin left Wamego with a state title.
Streak snapped at eight straight
November 2, 2006
WAMEGO — As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. That’s exactly what happened here Saturday. After eight consecutive state championships, the Baldwin High School boys’ cross country team was unable to win its ninth straight title, as it placed second to El Dorado. “It had to end sometime and that’s part of the deal,” coach Mike Spielman said of the streak of titles.
BHS soccer squad falls short in regional title game
November 2, 2006
Doubling the number of wins from its inaugural year wasn’t quite enough for the Baldwin High School soccer team. The Bulldogs won 12 games in the program’s second year of existence. A state bid was their goal, but the season ended last Thursday in the regional championship. Piper defeated Baldwin 5-3 at Baker University’s Liston Stadium.
Velma Velora Postma
November 2, 2006
Kathy Diane Jardon
November 2, 2006
Halloween pranksters run afoul with the law
November 2, 2006
A Halloween prank turned from fun to trouble for at least five Baldwin City juveniles Tuesday night. Police Chief Mike McKenna said there were two vehicles involved in what turned into a city-wide shooting spree involving five boys who used paintball guns to “decorate” houses, signs and other targets.
Espinales found guilty of second-degree murder
November 2, 2006
A jury on Wednesday convicted a Gardner man of the lesser charge of second-degree murder for the March 4 shooting at a birthday party in Baldwin City.
Letter to the Editor
November 2, 2006
Tepee becomes reality thanks to BEF grant’s help
November 2, 2006
One of the Baldwin Education Foundation project grants became a reality for a class of fifth graders Monday. Donna Reed’s Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth grade students took their Native American studies one step further than the classroom. Reed used the grant money to purchase a tepee that the students helped put up Monday morning.
Baldwin Briefs
November 2, 2006