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Baldwin Briefs
November 1, 2007
Column: Spielman’s techniques bring home hardware
November 1, 2007
At what point does continual success get overlooked and taken for granted? If such a point exists in sports, Mike Spielman has reached that pinnacle. His success with the Baldwin High School cross country teams is phenomenal and nearly impossible to compare to anyone else.
Second place easier to swallow this season
November 1, 2007
WAMEGO — What a difference a year can make. There was no sadness or grieving this time around for the Baldwin High School boys’ cross country team here Saturday. One year after ending its streak of eight consecutive Class 4A state championships, the Bulldogs were thrilled to finish runner-up for the second straight season.
Fourth state title in six years comes with ease
November 1, 2007
WAMEGO — Calleigh Durr’s smile said it all. Shortly after the Class 4A girls’ cross country race finished here Saturday, there was no question which team was bringing home the state title this year. Durr, a junior at Baldwin High School, had a smile on her face that told the story. She laughed and smiled all the way back to the Bulldogs’ tent, knowing the hardware was coming back to Baldwin.
BHS weather Cyclones
November 1, 2007
After throwing three for touchdowns a week ago, the Baldwin High School running game got back on track Tuesday night. BHS threw a trio of touchdowns last Thursday in its 20-19 victory over Eudora to win the district crown. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (8-2) racked up 515 yards of offense and rushed for six scores in their 41-7 win over Bishop Ward. “That was the goal,” BHS coach Mike Berg said. “We have to get the ball going on the ground. We didn’t have a rushing touchdown last week, so that was our goal tonight. We were able to accomplish that.”
Water flap with Eudora is still touchy
November 1, 2007
A meeting between Eudora city officials and Douglas County Rural Water District No. 4 Board of Directors Oct.24 failed to produce an agreement but did show how far the two sides are apart in a dispute now in federal court.
Baker breaks ground for new residence hall
November 1, 2007
Baker University is once again making news during its 150th anniversary year. Kansas’ oldest university broke ground on its newest facility that will house students and classrooms. Baker President Pat Long spoke at the ceremony Friday afternoon.
Permits needed to burn now
November 1, 2007
Maple Leaf is over again and Baldwin City’s plethora of leaves are starting to fall. It’s time to burn again, but this year will be different. The Baldwin City Council passed an ordinance at its Oct. 15 meeting that limits the amount of leaf and yard debris fires to 25 per day. Permits are now required to burn leaves and residents who burn without one and are caught face a $25 fine.
Giving up sweets helps bring tasty state title
November 1, 2007
Most high school students don’t often watch what they eat. However, the Baldwin High School girls’ cross country team did during the last two weeks of its season. The healthier diet just might have led to the Bulldogs’ fourth state championship in six years. “It did help them, because sugars really knock the immune system down,” coach Mike Spielman said.
Stick’ savors second state title
November 1, 2007
They call her “Stick.” Her 5-foot, 6-inch, 106-pound frame to go along with her nickname may not scare too many opponents away. Mention the name Heather Garcia and Kansas cross country runners quiver in their shoes. Garcia, a senior at Baldwin High School, didn’t let her body size do the talking during her impressive four-year career. Instead, her times and medals were all she needed. “It fits her body type,” BHS coach Mike Spielman said of her nickname. “In distance running, size does make a difference. Her body type has helped her. She also has all of the other things that go with it: speed, competitiveness and willingness to work hard. She has a lot of things to go with her ability.” Garcia has been compared to former BHS legend Megan Noonan (Nelson), who graduated in 2001. Noonan also won two individual titles at the state cross country meet. The pair are also similar in size, although Garcia does have a few inches on her predecessor.
Failed conversion lifts BHS over Eudora 20-19
November 1, 2007
Rivalry games often provide exciting finishes. Thursday’s game here was no exception as Baldwin and Eudora battled it out for a shot at a home game Tuesday. After the dust cleared, Baldwin held on to win 20-19 over Eudora.
Lyle Windon North
November 1, 2007
Myron William McHenry
November 1, 2007
James E. Griffith
November 1, 2007
Good school news surrounds district
November 1, 2007
The day-after Halloween dilemma: what to do with the candy
November 1, 2007
Susan Krumm was not impressed with my piece of candy logic.
SRO Hotline established for district’s students
November 1, 2007
Baldwin City students have a new tool to use to make their schools safer. The Baldwin City Police Department started the SRO Hotline Monday. Students are encouraged to call the hotline at (785)423-1789 whenever they witness a crime or hear information regarding a crime, whether it’s on school property during school hours or not. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.