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Bowling competes against national seeds

Bowling competes against national seeds

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 3, 2019

On the weekend of Oct. 12 and 13 the bowling team traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to compete in the SWIBC I and II. On day one of the SWIBC the men’ team took third place out of 15 after scoring 6,835 as a team behind nationally recognized teams such as Wichita State and Newman University. The men would...

New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

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...

Baker adds two sports

A men's bowling team and women's wrestling team will be added for the 2018-19 school year.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

Baker University announced Thursday the addition of two new athletics programs to the Baldwin City campus. Women’s wrestling and men’s bowling will be the 21st and 22nd sports added to Baker in the fall of 2018. The last sports to be added to Baker were women’s bowling and men’s wrestling...

Bowling team prepares for sectionals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 15, 2017

After a less than ideal placement in the 48th Annual Hoosier Classic, the Baker bowling team must now focus on making a statement during Sectionals. The Wildcats placed 31st out of 68 teams that competed in Indianapolis, Indiana, in what senior bowler Allyson Ware calls “one of the hardest tournaments”...

Baker bowling makes strides this season

Junior Chenoa Rhades prepares for another shot during a bowling practice session. Image by Marilee Neutel.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

Members of the Baker bowling team are feeling increasingly confident both individually and as a team. “As a team we’re doing really well,” junior Mackenzie Mitchell said. “I think this year definitely could be the year we make it to nationals, so let’s hope.” The Wildcats have seen...

Bowling season ends at sectionals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 23, 2016

The Baker bowling team spent its spring break heading back to Las Vegas for the second time this season to compete in the U.S. Bowling Congress sectionals March 12-15. Out of the eight teams that competed, Baker placed seventh. Even with a seventh-place finish, sophomore Brett Juhl believes the team...

Bowling team prepares for trip to Indianapolis

Bowling team prepares for trip to Indianapolis

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 15, 2016

Having practices that start at 9 p.m. might seem unreasonable for any other sport, but not for the bowling team. To prepare for the upcoming Hoosier Classic, coach Cheryl Keslar scheduled practices late at night to prepare the team for what it will be like when they have to sit and watch as all 80...

Bowling team starts 2015-16 season

Bowling team starts 2015-16 season

Story by Levi Blaylock, Writer

November 18, 2015

The bowling team is making strides to be one of the top teams in the nation. The Wildcats have competed in four tournaments so far this season. Of these four tournaments, the Wildcats have two top 10 finishes and one tournament win. “The team is actually looking pretty good this year,” sophomore...

Bowlers aim for national tournament in Wichita

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015

After a strong fall season, the bowling team is ready for the spring semester. The team has 13 players in total to make up both a junior varsity and varsity team. There are usually seven on varsity and six on junior varsity. The team competed in eight tournaments in the fall, finishing in the top...

Full roster prompts bowling team expansion

Story by Spencer Brown and Abigale Roorda

October 3, 2014

Eleven freshmen have been added to this year's Baker University bowling team. The current roster has 15 women, which means that for the first time Baker will have a varsity and a junior varsity team as well as a group of alternates. Julia Southern, a freshman from Gardner, is one of the new Wildcat...

Wood leads bowlers in Midwest classic

January 21, 2014

The Baker University bowling team finished in a tie for 11th place on Saturday and Sunday in the Kegal/ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic in Addison, Ill. The Wildcats finished with a total score of 8205, tying the team with Florida State University during the 53-team tournament. Wichita State University...

Bowlers chase national dream

Story by Jessica Lane

November 20, 2013

With five new bowlers on its roster, the Baker University bowling team is filled with fresh faces. But despite the team’s youth, the Wildcats have big aspirations. “Our goal as a team is to make nationals,” head coach Cheryl Keslar said. “We have to do one tournament at a time.” On Nov....