BHS well represented on all-area fall teams
The Lawrence Journal-World recently announced its fall all-area teams, which included the athlete and coach of the year for football, soccer, cross country and volleyball. Baldwin High School earned several nominations, including three athletes of the year.
Here are the BHS athletes selected to the LJW all-area teams:
Football player of the year: Josh Hoffman.
Hoffman, the Bulldogs' running back, rushed 181 times for 1,623 yards and 23 touchdowns this fall. The multi-purpose Hoffman caught 20 passes for 519 yards and three additional scores. Hoffman was also Baldwin's leading tackler on defense, with 121 tackles, eight for loss, three interceptions (two of which he returned for touchdowns) and three fumble recoveries. Baldwin went 10-2 this fall.
Boys cross country runner of the year: Tony Weiss.
Weiss finished second individually at the Class 4A state cross country meet on Oct. 30 at Wamego Country Club. The Bulldogs captured the Class 4A team title with 66 points, topping second-place and three-time defending champion Mulvane (89 points). Weiss placed second at the regionals meet and first in the Frontier League meet. He also won the Baldwin Invite and the Sabetha Invite in the fall.
Girls cross country runner of the year: Elizabeth Sigvaldson.
Sigvaldson placed seventh individually at the Class 4A state cross country meet on Oct. 30 at Wamego Country Club. The Bulldogs dominated the field and captured the Class 4A team title with 58 points. The next-closest team to Baldwin was runner-up De Soto with 105 points. Sigvaldson took sixth place at the regionals meet and placed fifth at the Frontier League meet.
Boys and girls cross country coach of the year: Mike Spielman.
It didn't get much better than Spielman's Bulldogs this fall. Baldwin won the Class 4A state boys title and girls title on Oct. 30 in Wamego. Baldwin has won the past four Class 4A state girls crowns.
Boys soccer coach of the year: Mark Joslyn.
Joslyn led the Bulldogs to an opening-round victory in regionals over Fort Scott this season. The Bulldogs finished with a solid 9-8-1 record.
Other Baldwin High all-area selections
Football honorable mention: Ryan Rogers and Jesse McDaniels
Volleyball first team: Ramie Burkhart
Volleyball honorable mention: Kaysha Green and Monica Howard
Boys soccer first team: Louis Joslyn
Boys soccer honorable mention: Joey Cool and Caleb Michaels
Boys cross country first team: Ethan Hartzell
Boys cross country honorable mention: Brian Wright and Tosh Mihesuah
Girls cross country first team: Sienna Durr and Katelyn Barnes
Girls cross country honorable mention: Katie Jones and Heather Karlin