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NAIA announces spring sport cancellations

NAIA announces spring sport cancellations

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NAIA announced  that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season has been canceled, effectively immediately. Previously, the Heart of America Athletic Conference made the decision to suspend competition through March 30. But the announcement from the NAI...

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Emma Howard

March 13, 2020

On the afternoon of  March 12 the Heart of America announced that effective immediately all winter championship events, and championships currently underway, are to be canceled. This affects many of the remaining spring sports' seasons including bowling, softball, baseball, dance and track and field. The...

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will have competed in eight competitions by the end of the season. When asked about the team’s success, Coach...

Concordia sweeps Baker baseball in doubleheader

Concordia sweeps Baker baseball in doubleheader

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The Baker baseball team lost both games in the non-conference doubleheader against the Concordia University Bulldogs. The Wildcats are now 5-14 overall and 0-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one was a back and forth contest that saw the game go into extra innings. Concordia...

Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

With a perfect record of 8-0, the Baker softball team has begun their 2020 season with a bang. Right off the bat, they swept Park University in a double header on Feb. 18, making their initial record 2-0. Last weekend, the Wildcats earned a 4-0 win in two double headers, beating both Midland University...

Baker Sweeps Missouri Valley in a two game thriller

Baker Sweeps Missouri Valley in a two game thriller

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

The Baker Wildcats basketball teams hosted the Missouri Valley Vikings at home in the Collins Center on Feb. 19. With both men and women coming off wins against Mount Mercy, both games provided an intriguing challenge as the Heart of America Tournament draws near. The women began their game at 5:30 p.m.,...