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Football ends season in first round

Football ends season in first round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

‘Cats capture third conference title

‘Cats capture third conference title

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team defeated Evangel 26-6 Saturday, earning the team’s third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. Freshman JD Woods was the first to put Baker in motion with a 31-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. The extra-point from senior Clarence...

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Missouri Valley Vikings handed Baker its first loss of the season, breaking its Heart of America Athletic Conference winning streak as well. Before the 27-22 loss, the Wildcats were unbeaten in the last 26 Heart games since Sept. 26, 2015, at Benedictine. This puts the ‘Cats at 9-1 overall and...

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 ranked Baker Wildcats celebrated senior day with a 49-0 shutout victory against Central Methodist last Saturday at Liston Stadium. While the day was focused on the seniors' accomplishments over their time on the team, eyes were on freshman JD Woods, who had 313 yards on 28 attempts, breaking...

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team had another record-setting game this past Saturday, when the team defeated Peru State 65-42. Senior quarterback Logan Brettell broke the school record for all-time passing yards set by Mack Brown on Sept. 30. Senior Clarence Clark was able to connect on a 99-yard touchdown pass fro...

Football 5-0, defeats Benedictine 44-37

Football 5-0, defeats Benedictine 44-37

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

It came down to the fourth quarter for the No. 2 ranked Baker Wildcats in a 44-37 victory over Benedictine on Saturday for the NAIA Game of the Week. After the Ravens were the first to score on a safety, Baker lead Benedictine until there were six minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Ravens tied...

Football dominates at Homecoming

Football dominates at Homecoming

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker Wildcats brought home another victory after defeating the Graceland Yellowjackets 66-14 at Liston Stadium on Sept. 16. The ‘Cats Homecoming victory marks their fourth-consecutive win. Baker took the lead early with freshman J.D. Woods scoring for the Wildcats 1:25 into the game off...

Clark trades soccer past for football future

Clark trades soccer past for football future

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football

Clark’s passion for football comes second to his childhood love for soccer. Clark was able to find success as a kid in the sport long before he was opened up to football, which would eventually lead him to Kansas and Baker University to play football. While growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Clark’s parents threw...

No. 2 Wildcats hold on to defeat No. 23 William Penn 31-27

No. 2 Wildcats hold on to defeat No. 23 William Penn 31-27

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker Wildcats came from behind in an explosive fourth quarter to win 31-27 in the season-opener over No. 23 William Penn on Saturday. The Wildcats took an early lead with a 4-yard touchdown pass from senior Logan Brettell to freshman Nate Pauly. The Statesmen tied the game to end the first...

Wildcats fall to Saint Francis in national title game

Wildcats fall to Saint Francis in national title game

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 17, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

Baker’s run at its first national championship in program history ended on Saturday night in the NAIA-FCS championship game. The Saint Francis Cougars beat Baker 38-17 for their first national championship in program history after three failed trips in the title game from 2004 to 2006. The Wildcats...

Championship trip serves as homecoming for three Baker players

Championship trip serves as homecoming for three Baker players

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

When Baker punched its ticket to the NAIA-FCS national championship game in Daytona Beach, Florida, it was a chance for most of the players to take a trip to a new place with an ocean view. For linebackers Akim Francis and Mikeice Adams and running back Naz Brown, it was a chance to return to their home...