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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

T he 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 ...

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...

Baker community prepares for national championship trip

Baker community prepares for national championship trip

Story by Nathalia Barr, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

With finals, a national championship football game and graduation all in one week's time, Baker faculty, students, athletes and fans are adjusting their schedules. Although the NAIA-FCS National Championship game is not until Saturday, the whole week is full of celebrations and events for the Wildcats,...

Baker-Saint Francis national championship preview

Baker-Saint Francis national championship preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

For the first time in 30 years, the Baker Wildcats football team will be playing in the NAIA-FCS title game. Baker will play the University of Saint Francis at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Wildcats are a perfect 14-0 on the season after rallying from a 17-point deficit in the semifinals...

Clark serves as dual-threat for football team

Clark serves as dual-threat for football team

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photographer

December 7, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

A 50-mile drive to another soccer practice for a high school star. Alongside this decorated soccer player is his number one supporter, his father. That was the athletic life for Clarence Clark during his high school days. Despite Clark’s decorated football career at BU, football was not his favorite...

Late rally sends Wildcats to title game

Late rally sends Wildcats to title game

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 3, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

With 5:35 to play in the fourth quarter, Eastern Oregon took a 41-24 lead, and the game was apparently over. The Baker Wildcats' hopes for a perfect season were beginning to slip away. It would take a miracle for Baker to win the game. On Saturday, that miracle happened in Baldwin City. The Wildcats...

Wildcats reach NAIA semifinals for first time since 1993

Wildcats reach NAIA semifinals for first time since 1993

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 27, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

After losing in 2013 and 2015 in the NAIA FCS quarterfinals, the No. 2 Wildcats finally crossed the bridge into the semifinals with a 42-27 win over No. 8 Lindsey Wilson on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Baker is into the semifinals for the first time since 1993 and the first time under head coach...