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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...

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

May 10, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baker University alumni Jim Joyner was recently honored by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association with its yearly media award. Joyner was recognized for his work with Mid Kansas Radio as its sports and news director. The award is “pretty much sportscaster of the year,” said Joyner. High school ...

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s track teams hosted the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium in honor of former head track and field and cross country coach Zach Kindler, who died in 2014. Senior Cory Peoples, junior Gloria Mares and the women’s 4x100 meter relay team all qualified f...

Tennis ends season at conference

Tennis ends season at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both ended the spring season at the conference tournament. The teams traveled to Webster Groves, Missouri, to compete in the Unaffiliated Grouping Conference Tournament, which included teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference as well as the American Midwes...

Softball earns best record in history

Softball earns best record in history

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats surpassed 31 wins to become the winningest team in Baker history on April 26. The 2011 team’s 31-21 record stood as the benchmark season until the ‘Cats improved to 38-12 and counting. Senior third baseman Stephanie Cardona credits the team’s success to the player’s relentless ...

Men’s golf finishes sixth in the Heart

Men’s golf finishes sixth in the Heart

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

The men’s golf team rounded out the spring season on Tuesday taking sixth at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship. The Wildcats traveled to Galena, Illinois to take on eight other teams, and finished with a final score of 946. William Penn finished on top with a score of 914. Se...

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each fell to Missouri Valley College 7-2 in the last regular-season match. One of the two wins for the Baker women came from the No. 2 doubles team of senior Holly Chestnut and junior Sophie Robertson. Chestnut and Robertson defeated MVC’s Lauryn Dayon and...

Central Methodist sweeps Baker

Central Methodist sweeps Baker

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team lost all four games in the series with Central Methodist over the weekend. The Wildcats are now 18-30 overall and 9-18 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In game one, Baker took the lead in the top of the fourth off Bailey Pattin’s two-run home run. The Eagles responded...

Softball splits with Benedictine

Softball splits with Benedictine

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The No. 25 Baker softball team split a doubleheader with Benedictine College on Sunday. The Wildcats took game one 7-6 but fell in game two 5-4. The Wildcats now sit at 31-9 overall and 20-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one saw three lead changes. The ‘Cats went up 2-0 in the...

Team chemistry brings success

Team chemistry brings success

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The No. 23 Baker softball team now sits at 24-5 overall and 13-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after winning nine of the last 10 games. The Wildcats’ sole loss since March 16 came in a 10-9 extra-inning game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Baker was recently ranked in the NAIA Coaches’ ...

Mitchell, Wildcats take first place

Mitchell, Wildcats take first place

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Golf, Sports

The women’s golf team brought home first place in the first tournament of the season at the Graceland Spring Invitational on March 24. Baker finished with 733 team points, ahead of second place Waldorf University by just two points. Junior Samantha Mitchell took first place out of 31 golfers individually with r...