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Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team is off to a 10-1 start under the new direction of first-year Head Coach Justin Rees. The ‘Cats are ranked No. 23 in the first NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll. The strengths of the squad rely on the highly experienced seniors according to Rees. The ...

Dance team welcomes only male member

Dance team welcomes only male member

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spirit Squad, Sports

Dance helps freshman Stephen Long express his sexuality and embrace his personality. Dance also gave him the confidence to try out for the dance team at Baker. The multiple-time, NAIA-National-Championship-qualifying dance team welcomed Long as its only male dancer. The dancers see him as just another...

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Galleries, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats run through the Missouri Valley Vikings Nov. 3 at Liston Stadium with a 73-14 victory. Sophomore JD Woods ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns and sophomore Marco Aquinaga collected 219 total yards and two touchdowns. The 'Cats defense was led by seniors Indie Allen and Kegan Schumann,...

Hedrick accredits Baker to his success

Hedrick accredits Baker to his success

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tom Hedrick made the decision to be a sportscaster on his walk home from school after being cut from his high school baseball team his junior year. Over the course of his five-mile walk back, he planned what he was going to do with his life now that he lost hope of playing professional baseball. The...

Women’s soccer wins with two last minute goals

Women’s soccer wins with two last minute goals

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Soccer

The Women's soccer team were able to secure the win against Mount Mercy University on Oct. 2o at Liston stadium. The Wildcats trailed 1-0 late in the game, but goals by Maria Jose-Echeverry  and Jenna Lattimer in the last ten minutes of regulation was enough to get the Cats' sixth win this season....

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Golf, Sports, Uncategorized

The men's golf team entered their last tournament with a strong finish at the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats had great performances from Juniors Payton Ruder and Dawson Dykes helping the Wildcats finish 3rd at the Baker Invitational on Oct. 17-18. The Wildcats would post a team score of 629, falling...

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

“I knew I was piecing together a good round so I kept telling myself ‘you don’t know what you’re capable of until you do it.” These were the thoughts going through senior Samantha Mitchell’s mind as she put together a round of 71, one under par, to become the women’s golf school record...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Lily Stephens, Multi-Media Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

This cross country season has been much anticipated as the men’s team now features 21 runners. Nine freshmen contribute to that new number, with six of the nine coming from area high schools. Freshman Jacob Cofer, from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is proving to be a strong asset to the team. At ...

New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Bowling, Sports, Wrestling

Baker University added women’s wrestling and men’s bowling programs this fall semester. Athletic Director Nate Houser says that the athletic department chose to add the sports of men’s bowling and women’s wrestling after looking at potential growth in order to make programs whole. As there i...

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Not all freshmen athletes are lucky enough to start their collegiate careers with multiple game-winning goals, beating nationally ranked teams and Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors but for freshman midfielder Lucas Jacobs this is a reality. The Breda, Netherlands...

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

The Baker Wildcats finished the Labor Day Classic with a matchup on Monday against the University of Northwestern Ohio at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats would fight their way to a 2-0 victory over UNOH ending the weekend with a 2-0 record. This moves the team to solid 5-0 start to the 2018-2019 season.     ...