Voice of Vikings is stilled

Andrew Frew
Cambridge High School students, faculty and fans miss Bob Baylor, who died last week. He made numerous contributions to the community.

    On  Tuesday,  Sept. 2, Cambridge suffered a great loss. Bigger than any loss on a field, track, court or course. It was announced Bob Baylor, the voice of the Cambridge Vikings, had passed away, leaving blank stares and dropped jaws throughout the Cambridge Jr./Sr. High school.

    Baylor had been part of the Cambridge school district for several years and had a hand in several school activities. Baylor started his career at Cambridge teaching science at the elementary school, and followed by teaching high school science.

    Throughout his teaching years he did a variety of things. He was the head wrestling coach, a track coach and an assistant football coach.

    Even after Baylor had retired after a number of years of teaching, he was still very involved at the school district. He was a substitute teacher at the school almost every week, and was a summer janitor.

    He also kept scorebooks for home basketball games, lined the track and football field, was a track starter and a junior high school volleyball official with Marti Sproston.

    One of Baylor’s biggest parts of CHS though was his announcements at all the home football games. His voice will truly be missed, and should be remembered for many years to come.   

    So the next time you hear a last call for pork chops at a football game or a pistol fire at a track meet you’ll remember the announcer, the official, the teacher, the coach, the friend,  Baylor.