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May 22, 2024

Gators lifters celebrate the season

The Baker boys weightlifting team came together one last time on Tuesday, May 14 at Milligan Assembly of God to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2024 season.

Andy Valmus finished his 15th season as the Baker boys weightlifting coach with another Gator squad showing it’s one of the strongest schools in the state.


Apr 6, 2024

Baker has good showing at regional meet

The Baker School gym was filled with some of the strongest young men in the state of Florida on Saturday. A total of 266 lifters from 27 schools were on hand to take part in the Region 1-1A championship. Florida High and Maclay had the furthest trips coming 160 miles from Tallahassee. Port St. Joe made the 140-mile trip to Okaloosa County.

Apr 4, 2024

Baker Gators claim district weightlifting championship

In what has become as much a signal of the arrival of spring as warm days and blooming azaleas, the Baker boys weightlifting team claimed a sixth-consecutive District 1-1A championship last Wednesday.

Mar 27, 2024

Gators sweep district weightlifting

In what has become as much a signal of the arrival of spring as warm days and blooming azaleas the Baker boys weightlifting team claimed a sixth-consecutive District 1-1A championship on Wednesday. Led by double wins from Tyson McBride (154), Lane Cato (183), Joseph Blackshear (199) and Leroy Pierce (238) the Gators claimed both the Olympic and Traditional titles at the meet.

Mar 12, 2024

Bulldogs compete at Navarre Invitational

Crestview brought a few wrestlers to the Navarre Invitational last Wednesday.

Feb 22, 2024

Some of Florida’s best lifters showcased at Baker Invitational

Some of the top high school weightlifters in the state of Florida gathered in Baker on Wednesday for the Baker Invitational Meet. Ten schools were on hand including Santa Rosa County powerhouses Pace, Navarre and Milton. Baker and Crestview were joined by Okaloosa County neighbors Choctawhatchee, Fort Walton Beach and Niceville. Rounding out the field were Pensacola Catholic and Wewahitchka.

Jan 26, 2024

Lady Gators dominate district weightlifting meet

The Baker Lady Gator weightlifting team is quickly making its mark in the same way the Baker volleyball team has. In other words, by dominating the opposition. That was again the case on Friday as Baker hosted the District 1-1A girls weightlifting tournament.

Dec 11, 2023

Baker girls weightlifting looks for another successful season

David Oglesby is the only girls weightlifting coach in the history of Baker School.

Now in his 19th year leading the Lady Gator program, Oglesby believes Baker has what it takes to make another deep run to state.


Jul 27, 2023

Carter is State Champion

It was another banner year for the Baker School boys weightlifting team. The Gators won their fourth consecutive district championship. They also placed third in the region in both the traditional and snatch out of 23 teams.

The Gators finished off the season with a strong showing at the state meet. Led by the performance of junior Carter Glenn, who won the 139-pound state title in the snatch, Baker finished fifth among 96 teams in the snatch and was ninth in the traditional.


May 25, 2023

Baker weightlifting team celebrates another strong season

The Baker School boys weightlifting team celebrated another banner year on May 15 celebrating the 2023 season with the annual year-end banquet.

The Gators were undefeated in regular season dual and tri meets running their record to 61-consecutive regular season wins. Baker outscored its opponents 852-141 this season.

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