Bulldogs take advantage of summertime to improve skills


Ryder Nigh, BHS Journalism

The Baldwin High School sports teams had a successful summer season. Baldwin is on the uprise with all of their sports and have been putting in a lot of hard work to see the improvement that they are seeing.

 “We had a really great summer, the team put in a ton of time in the gym and we are looking forward to a lot of improvement this year,” senior basketball starter Caleb Carr said.

On topic with basketball, the girls basketball team had a summer season and worked very hard to end up having a successful season.

“We were very successful during our summer. In our summer league that we played in Wellsville, we only lost 1 game. At our team camp at Pitt State, we lost 2 very competitive games against two 6a schools,” senior Karly Neufeld said. “I absolutely loved the summer basketball season because it allows us girls to really bond and get to know each other on a very personal level. I think it helps us play better and have a better connection on the court. I am looking forward to playing with my sister and for Coach Toot. It’s really going to make my senior year unforgettable.”

The basketball teams weren’t the only teams that had a good summer season. The boys soccer team played some games here and there as well as practicing hard during summer mornings. 

Sophomore John Biles is an upcoming Varsity player. He got to start varsity the first game of the season this year.

“All of my success is from all of the hard work and dedication from this summer, without it, I wouldn’t be where I am at right now,” Biles stated, “We won a lot of games this summer and everyone was working hard, I liked to be around the team and look forward to having a good season.”

The Bulldog wrestling team also had a big summer, competing in various tournament around the country. Bulldog wrestlers competed in Columbia (Missouri), Fort Worth (Texas), Indianapolis (Indiana), the Rumble in the Jungle in Wichita, the Sunflower State Games, the Summer Scuffle in Gardner, and some wrestlers even competed for Team Kansas in Fargo, North Dakota, at Nationals.

“We had a lot of Bulldogs hit the mats this summer,” head coach Kit Harris said. “We have some wrestlers with some very big goals this year. I am excited to see them pursue them.

With all these teams getting to work during the off-season, it seems like all the teams are ready for a good year of sports and winning.