Archive for Thursday, December 18, 2008

BHS trails Gardner in all-sports standings

December 18, 2008

With the fall sports season all wrapped up, the Baldwin High School Bulldogs have some catching up to do if they wish to win the Frontier League All-Sport title this school year.

After sweeping the boys’ and girls’ cross country titles and placing second in football, the Bulldogs still trail Class 5A Gardner-Edgerton, 26-24 in the annual all-sports standings. Gardner Edgerton claimed the league title in football, placed second in boys’ cross country, placed third in girls’ cross country and finished fourth in volleyball.

Freshman Brian Wright believes the fall sports season was a success for BHS.

“It was solid. All the teams performed well,” Wright said. “Especially the cross country team. Volleyball, they were good too. Football was pretty sweet. My boy Sam Beecher tore it up.”

Paola slightly trails BHS and Gardner, with 22 points. Paola was aided with a second-place finish in volleyball and a third place finish in boys’ cross country.

In a distant fourth is De Soto, with 19 points. The Wildcats finished second in girls’ cross country and third in boys’ cross country.

With this year’s strong basketball teams, the Bulldogs could make a comeback in the all-sports standings. Senior Blake Randels believes the winter sports will be very successful.

“Our winter sports will be very solid,” said Randels. “Basketball is going to get over the hump and into state.”

Girls’ basketball coach Bob Martin also believes the winter sports teams can be successful.

“I think all three teams have a chance to be very successful,” Martin said. “I think we have a chance to be competitive in the Frontier League.”

Last year, Gardner-Edgerton beat Baldwin 66-62 in the overall standings. Gardner-Edgerton has claimed the title every year since 2004.

The Frontier League all-sports standings are not affiliated with the Frontier League. They are compiled by the BHS journalism staff each year.

Scores after fall season

1. Gardner Edgerton - 26

2. Baldwin – 24

3. Paola – 22

4. De Soto - 19

5. Eudora - 18

6. Louisburg - 16

7. Ottawa - 11

8. Spring Hill - 8

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