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Walking into the Baker High School gymnasium on the fourth day of 2021, Buell Gonzales Jr. heard something he hadn’t heard in months.

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The 2021 NFL Draft is generating unprecedented anticipation. Littered throughout mock drafts, franchises have opportunities to secure a possible franchise quarterback, as up to four signal cal…

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Dan Brooks won’t be in Baker City on Christmas Day for the first time in decades, but the pandemic isn’t the only reason for his absence.

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Under the lights of Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri, the Missouri Tigers were taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores two days after Thanksgiving. The player who lined up to kick off for th…

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Thanksgiving was easily my favorite holiday to celebrate growing up. My family and I would pile into my mom’s Astro van, drive over 90 minutes deep into the heart of the Bay Area to meet up wi…

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The Nov. 18 to Dec. 2 statewide “freeze” designed to slow the recent surge in COVID-19 cases stopped high school sports practices before they had a chance to get started.

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Whether it’s kicking a soccer ball into the net, or kicking a football between the goal posts, Baker High School freshman Jozie Livingston’s schedule is hectic.

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The Baker High School girls varsity soccer team got a pleasant surprise this week.

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If high schools in Eastern Oregon resume competitive events in 2021 the teams might seek to limit their opponents to relatively nearby schools to reduce travel and make it easier to comply wit…

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The traditional fall high school sports started their 5-week “mini-session” at Baker High School this week, preparing for what they hope is a return to regular competition in 2021.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has accomplished nearly everything a starting quarterback can. He immediately secured the starting role for the organization that drafted him in the…

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Transitioning from the wrestling mat to the hardwood last season, Baker High School senior Sydney Keller had quite the eventful month. After winning a state championship in her weight class in…

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Members of the Baker athletic community will head to Quail Ridge Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 10 with their golf bags slung over their shoulders, ready to test their skills for a great cause.

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For football fans, every autumn Sunday is the same, normal routine. We wake up, prepare some of our favorite snacks, throw some protein on a grill, and firmly plant ourselves in a comfortable …

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The Baker School District has canceled all outdoor sports practices due to poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke.

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With the National Football League season underway, fans contemplate the opportunity to join their friends in a battle for bragging rights and sometimes even a money pot. As a perennial fantasy…

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Editor’s note: The first part of Baker City Herald sports editor Corey Kirk’s mock NBA draft was published in the Tuesday, Sept. 1 issue. It’s also available at www.bakercityherald.com.

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Though Baker High School classrooms will be devoid of students when the school year starts Sept. 8, weights will be clanking in the weight room this fall.

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Coaches from all levels within the Baker School District convened for a Zoom call Aug. 12 moderated by the District’s athletic director, Buell Gonzales Jr., to discuss plans for athletics in a…

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For the past four years, Caden Long donned the purple and gold while carrying the grit of a Bulldog on the hardwood.

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In this region of the country, you have to travel quite a ways to be able to watch your favorite sport live in person. Fans can travel to Portland to watch some of their favorite teams face of…

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The Baker School District athletic director and the Baker High School head football coach said they understand why Oregon’s high school sports governing agency decided to postpone fall sports …

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Five weeks ago, a group of Baker City boys gathered on the baseball diamond for the first time in months.

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For one last time, Sam McCauley, Spencer Smith and Spencer Shirtcliff donned the purple-and-gold uniform to represent the Baker Bulldogs on the baseball diamond.

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After dropping both ends of a doubleheader Tuesday against Pendleton, the Baker Brewers 16 and under summer baseball team returned to the diamond by taking on the Wallowa Valley Cougars in a t…

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With Baker High School about 6 weeks away from starting what won’t be an ordinary school year, student-athletes will have to wait even longer to compete against rival schools.

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Baker’s two summer baseball teams, one for ages 16 and under and one for 17- and 18-year-olds, took three of four games over the weekend.

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Baker’s two high school summer baseball teams had a busy weekend.