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As the wind blew through the Baker Sports Complex Tuesday, May 4, the Ontario Tigers swept Baker in a Greater Oregon League softball doubleheader.

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For the first time since it opened back in 1950, the Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium could be in line for a major renovation project.

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Baker’s softball team used late-inning heroics to claim its first win of the season with a 9-8 victory over Nyssa on Tuesday afternoon, April 27 at the Baker Sports Complex.

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After almost a week since their last contest, the Baker baseball team didn’t show any signs of rust in routing Nyssa 11-1 on Tuesday, April 27 at the Baker Sports Complex.

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The Baker girls finished first and the boys placed second in a multi-school track and field meet Thursday, April 22 at Nyssa.

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Baker’s tennis team traveled to Vale on Wednesday, April 21 and the Vikings swept all the matches.

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Baker senior Taylor Nudd was the girls medalist with a round of 96, and junior Jesse Maldonado tied for fourth among the boys with a score of 88 at a golf tournament Tuesday, April 20 at Quail…

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The Baker tennis team lost 6-2 in a Greater Oregon League match against La Grande on Monday, April 19 at the Ash Grove courts.

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Baker’s strong start to the baseball team ran into a tough obstacle Tuesday, April 20 in the form of the La Grande Tigers.

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On a windy Tuesday afternoon at the Baker Sports Complex, the Baker softball team had a tough outing against La Grande, falling 20-0.

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Baker opened its Greater Oregon League baseball schedule with a 12-0, 9-2 doubleheader sweep of Ontario Saturday, April 17 at the Sports Complex.

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The Baker track and field team kicked off its first competitive season in two years on Thursday, April 15 by playing host to La Grande, Nyssa and Joseph.

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Baker used a furious last-inning rally to beat Grant Union/Prairie City 14-10 in the Bulldogs’ season-opening baseball game Wednesday, April 14 at John Day.

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Powder Valley doesn’t have a shiny new, official Class 1A state volleyball championship trophy to grace the school’s display case.

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No high school sports season can fairly be called normal during the pandemic, but it appears that at least some Baker High School athletes will have a chance to compete for an unofficial state…

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Baker football coach Jason Ramos said the Bulldogs had a good week of practice preparing for the season’s final game Friday, April 9 against league rival La Grande at Community Stadium on the …

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Baker’s cross-country teams had a strong performance at the state Class 4A meet, the girls placing third and the boys eighth on Saturday, April 10 at Marist High School in Eugene.

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When the calendars flip from April to May, for the first time in two years Wade Williams Field and the softball complex on 17th Street will echo with the sounds of bats on balls and the sight …

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Led by individual wins from seniors Sydney Keller and Justin Ash, the Baker/Powder Valley cross-country teams won the team titles at the district cross-country meet Friday, April 2 at La Grande.

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On a night that started with a ceremony honoring their two seniors, the Baker volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match against the Vale Vikings in the Baker gym.

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Baker came away with good experience, but also a loss, after traveling to Pendleton on Friday, April 2 to take on the Buckaroos at Round-Up Stadium.

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The Baker boys soccer team, missing four starters and playing for the second day in a row, lost 8-0 to La Grande on Wednesday, March 31, at the Baker Sports Complex.

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Less than 24 hours removed from taking the La Grande Tigers to five sets, the Baker volleyball team fell to Class 1A powerhouse Powder Valley in three sets on Wednesday, March 31, at the Baker gym.

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Baker’s volleyball team didn’t quite come away with a win Tuesday evening, March 30, at La Grande.

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Playing at home for the second straight Friday, the Baker Bulldogs dismantled Ontario 41-8 on Senior Night March 26 at chilly Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

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Baker’s volleyball team won its second straight match on Saturday, March 27, sweeping the Ontario Tigers in the Baker gym to improve to 3-5 on the season.

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Time and time again, we have seen full circle moments in the NBA, as players looking for work return to the team where they started their career.

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Led by a dominating defense, the Baker boys soccer team beat Nyssa 5-1 Saturday afternoon, March 20, at the Baker Sports Complex to improve its record to 2-4.

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For the first time in 17 months the gates opened at Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium, and the fans who arrived Friday evening, March 19, were treated to a thriller as Baker rallied late to nip N…

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The Baker girls soccer team dominated Ontario Thursday, March 18 at the Sports Complex, topping the Tigers 6-1 to improve to 3-2 on the season.

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Over the past month, three Baker High School seniors have taken a momentous step in their athletic careers, signing their national letter of intent to compete on the collegiate level in their …

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Baker’s boys soccer team played even with the unbeaten La Grande Tigers on Friday, March 12 for almost the entire first half.

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Baker’s volleyball team started strong against Vale and showed its resilience with a late rally, but the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome the Vikings on their home court, losing a five-set match on …

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Baker scored first, but the Bulldogs couldn’t maintain their momentum in a 32-14 loss in a nonleague football game against North Bend on Saturday, March 13.

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One year ago, in my first week as the Baker City Herald’s sports editor, I helped cover the Class 1A state basketball tournaments at Baker High School.

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Baker’s girls soccer team, playing for the second straight day with a minimum number of players, was no match for the unbeaten La Grande Tigers, losing 10-1 Wednesday, March 10, at the Baker S…

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Coming off a win over Ontario on Saturday, the Baker volleyball team couldn’t maintain its momentum against another group of Tigers, falling in four sets to La Grande on Monday, March 8, in th…

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With just enough players to field a team, the Baker girls soccer squad lost 8-2 Tuesday, March 9 to Riverside, evening the Bulldogs’ record at 1-1.

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Baker’s volleyball team rebounded from a tough opening week to beat league rival Ontario in four sets on Saturday, March 6 at Ontario.

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Baker’s young and short-handed girls varsity soccer team had a strong start to its pandemic-shortened season, routing Nyssa 9-1 on Saturday in a road match.

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With the Friday Night Lights finally illuminating the field, the Baker Bulldogs started their abbreviated football season with a 21-12 loss on Friday, March 5 at Vale.

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The Baker volleyball team started its shortened season Tuesday evening with a hard-fought five-set loss to the Burns Hilanders in an unusually quiet Baker gym, with spectators not allowed due …

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Travis Bloomer is the rare football coach whose work preparing his players includes driving an ATV connected to a snow blower.

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As the midway point of the National Basketball Association’s season approaches, the rumblings about the All-Star Game starting lineups broke through on television and social media.

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The Baker High School volleyball team has a lot to get used to during a season first postponed, and now shortened, by the pandemic.

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Under the glow of the stadium lights, the Baker Bulldog football players are doing something they haven’t done in well over a year.

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Baker High School coaches are excited to get back to working with their athletes, no matter that sports which usually start in late summer will instead begin in late winter.

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Clad in black and orange and with a pen in his right hand, Jake Wright signed the most important signature of his life so far.

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Buell Gonzales Jr. already knew that volleyball, soccer and cross-country teams at Baker High School could start practicing Feb. 22 to prepare for a five-week season that could include competi…

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