Baldwin sports department adds skiing, junior high bowling

BALDWIN — Some high schools have been cutting sports in past years.

At Baldwin, the number of sports is increasing. 

Athletic director Shawn Williams announced last week Baldwin is adding skiing and junior high bowling in the winter.

On skiing, “we had a parent whose daughter is real good,” Williams said. “She was asking about the possibilities.”

Williams said he contacted Cadillac, which has the sport, about being a co-op. The Michigan State High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) allows schools that don’t offer a sport to join other schools that have that sport under a co-op arrangement. One school remains the host.

“We’re going through the process right now of having a co-op,” Williams said. Cadillac is the host school, but Williams estimated about four athletes, right now, from Baldwin could be a part of the co-op. Caberfae is the host site for Cadillac and is 45 minutes from Baldwin. It will be a sport for boys and girls.

Junior high bowling, like high school, would be during the winter, Williams said. The Baldwin Bowing Center is the home site for boys and girls high school bowling. Baldwin has been competing in a league with Crossroads, Mason County Eastern and Mason County Central.