Baker High School athletes missed the spring season but they’ll soon be able to start unofficial summer practices.
After spending his fall under the Friday Night Lights, and his winter on the hardwood, Baker High School senior Spencer Shirtcliff was excited to find himself heading back to the baseball diam…
Baker High School athletes haven’t been able to compete on the field, track or court this spring, but they’ve been performing at a high level academically all year.
This offseason was like any other for Baker Little League.
Prior to the pandemic dominating the headlines in the world of sports, this baseball offseason has been muddied. Fingers have been pointed, action has been taken and consequences have been lai…
Editor’s Note: The first part of Baker City Herald sports editor Corey Kirk’s second look at the NFL draft, which starts this evening, ran in the April 21 issue.
Running isn’t just a staple in everyday life for Baker senior Kale Cassidy.
In a matter of just a few weeks, ball fields emptied, the track is desolate, and the tennis courts are silent.
As thousands of people piled into the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 24 to honor the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, those close to Kobe came to the podium to speak about wha…
Two Baker seniors, Sydney Younger and Caden Long, were named basketball players of the year for the Greater Oregon League in voting by league coaches.
Being over 330 miles from home, Baker School District Athletic Director Buell Gonzales Jr.’s day did not go according to plan.
Baker High School baseball players gathered around the batting cages, waiting for coach Tim Smith.
Mat Sand was driving through the darkness Thursday night when it struck him that he was supposed to be somewhere else at that moment.
These past 72 hours have been eventful to say the least. The NBA opted to suspend its season as Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz were tested positive for the COVID-19, also kn…
As the NFL combine has come and gone, we are officially a month away from these college players' lives forever changing and NFL organizations looking for the next best piece to their team. Cat…
Baker freshman Jozie Ramos stood tall among the competitors on the hardwood Friday night, not just by height but by leading the Bulldogs to victory and a return to the Class 4A state tournamen…
The Baker boys basketball team, facing a daunting deficit starting the fourth period, could have played the final eight minutes of its season with a certain apathy.
The Baker boys basketball season ended this afternoon with a 64-52 loss to the Henley Hornets at Klamath Falls in a Class 4A playoff game.
The Joseph Eagles put undefeated Crane in the unfamiliar position Friday afternoon of having to rally in the third quarter.
Nixyaawi’s run toward a second straight boys state basketball title ran into the Damascus Christian Eagles Friday afternoon.
When Carson Eynetich whipped a perfect pass to Taylor Rollins for a layin late in the third quarter, it looked as though Ione/Arlington was making a serious run at stunning top-ranked Damascus…
Baker's girls basketball team beat Gladstone 53-31 Friday night in the Baker gym to advance to the Class 4A state tournament for the fourth straight season.
The Country Christian Cougars girls basketball team faced the top-ranked Crane Mustangs on the hardwood for the second time this season, but Wednesday’s rematch had higher stakes.
Stellar defense, sharp shooting early and a response when Damascus Christian made a rally Wednesday sent the Joseph Eagles to the state semifinals for the first time since 2009.
Hello Baker City! My name is Corey Kirk and I am the newest addition to the Baker City Herald. As the new sports editor, I am excited to be covering the high schools in this region, as well as…
Though often seen on the basketball court this winter, Baker junior Sydney Keller strapped on the head gear and headed for the wrestling mat whenever she could.
The Baker boys wrestling team finished 5th at the Class 4A state tournament this weekend at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum, following the Bulldogs’ school-best 4th-place finish last year.
Going into the state tournament, every wrestler hopes to get their hand raised in success while being crowned the state champion of their weight class.
Baker junior Sydney Keller becomes the Bulldogs' first girls state champion wrestler tonight by winning the 115-pound title match at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. Keller defeated West Albany's…
What a difference two months can make.
Powder Valley rallied in the fourth quarter but the Badgers couldn’t quite overcome an early deficit to Joseph in the girls championship game at the District 7-1A basketball tournament Saturda…
The Baker boys wrestling team finished second in the team standings at the district tournament Friday and Saturday at Ontario, and eight Bulldogs qualified to compete in the state tournament t…
Hailey Zikmund gave Baker the lead, and then she made sure the Bulldogs kept it.
When Caden Long started the fourth quarter by throwing down a two-handed slam dunk, La Grande’s 10-point lead had shrunk to a single point and the roaring Baker crowd sensed a stirring comebac…
Baker sophomore Brianna Stadler claimed her second career state swimming title Saturday, winning the 100-meter butterfly race in a time of 58.99 seconds, more than a second ahead of runner up …
The Joseph boys rallied from an 8-point deficit late in the third quarter to nip Powder Valley 51-48 Friday afternoon and clinch a berth in the Class 1A state playoffs.
The ball left Belle Blair’s right hand, poised on the rim for an agonizing second, then fell through the net.
Baker’s third-ranked girls basketball team was in an unfamiliar, and rather unexpected, spot late in the first quarter Friday night against Ontario in the Baker gym.
The goal, Caden Long said, was to give the Baker crowd a show to remember on the night when he and the five other Bulldog seniors were honored.
It was an exciting Senior Night Friday in the Baker High School gym as the Baker boys and girls basketball teams both had resounding wins over Ontario to wrap up Greater Oregon League play.
NORTH POWDER — Powder Valley’s girls and boys basketball teams easily handled Pine Eagle on Tuesday on the Badgers’ home court.
Baker’s girls basketball team had to wait a couple of extra days to resume its quest for a fourth straight Greater Oregon League regular season title.
Baker boys basketball coach Jebron Jones knew Mac-Hi was capable of pulling an upset Tuesday, and he knew who was most likely to lead the Pioneers.
Baker High School’s girls wrestling team is new, but it’s already making its mark.
Baker’s wrestling team rolled to a 64-12 victory over Ontario Thursday in a district dual on the Baker mats.
HILLSBORO — Baker’s wrestling team went up against the top grapplers in Oregon last weekend at the Resers Tournament of Champions, and coach Brandon Young is pleased with the Bulldogs’ progress.
If you wanted to gauge the intensity of Friday night’s boys basketball
With an upset brewing Friday night in the Baker gym and the La Grande
Baker’s offense all but disappeared for eight minutes Tuesday at North Powder, but the Bulldogs’ stifling defense stuck around.
Baker’s boys basketball team had its shortest bus ride of the season, and the Bulldogs played like a team that hasn’t had time to get stiff sitting on uncomfortable benches.
Baker’s boys wrestling team won the title at the Grant Union Invitational Friday, amassing 264.5 points to top runner up Grant Union at 231.5.
Baker got its point guard back and got back into the win column on the same night.
As Baker piled up the points against Ambrose, Idaho, in the first quarter Saturday afternoon in the Baker gym it might have seemed more like a practice than a game.
The Baker wrestling team rebounded from a tough loss to Nyssa on Wednesday to down Grant Union and Mac-Hi in a three-way meet Thursday on the Baker mats.