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Wildcats win at MNU for first time since 1996

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
October 22, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker Wildcats went into the locker room on Saturday afternoon in Olathe trailing for the first time this season. MNU led Baker 17-14 at the end of the first half, and the Pioneers were looking for their 15th win in their last 17 football games against Baker. But the Wildcats exploded in the...

Wildcats win big on Maple Leaf weekend

Wildcats win big on Maple Leaf weekend

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
October 16, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker football team is off to a 7-0 start for the second time since 2014. The Wildcats beat the Avila Eagles 52-7 on Saturday night at Liston Stadium and improved to 15-0 all time against the Eagles. Even though the Wildcats scored 52 points and accumulated 429 yards of offense, Baker didn’t...

No. 3 Wildcats reach halfway point undefeated

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
October 2, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

Baker enters its bye week with an unblemished record after beating No. 22 Peru State 42-21 on Saturday in Peru, Nebraska. For the second time in the last three years, the Baker Wildcats are 6-0 to begin the season. “I love the mentality of our football team,” head football coach Mike Grossner...

No. 4 Wildcats roll Ravens, improve to 5-0

No. 4 Wildcats roll Ravens, improve to 5-0

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats avenged their only regular season loss of the 2015 season with a 60-7 win over the No. 12 Benedictine College Ravens on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats outscored the Ravens 51-0 after the first quarter and kept their perfect 5-0 record intact. “That was a good football...

Big win at Graceland sets up homecoming showdown

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats picked up their fourth win in four games with a 44-15 victory at Graceland in Lamoni, Iowa , on Saturday. After leading only 16-3 at halftime, the Wildcats scored 28 second-half points to win their second-straight road game. After leading the NAIA in passing offense through...

Wildcats start 3-0 for third straight season

Wildcats start 3-0 for third straight season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 4 Baker Wildcats have opened the season with three wins and no losses for the third consecutive year. Baker dominated No. 6 Grand View 36-13 in the season opener, dismantled Culver-Stockton 89-27 in its second game and shut down William Penn’s triple option on Saturday, 41-7. “I love this...

Johnson, offense explode in win at William Penn

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
September 11, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 5 Baker Wildcat football team picked up its first road win of the 2016 season with a dominant 41-7 win over William Penn on Saturday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Senior wide receiver Quanzee Jonson’s four receiving touchdowns helped power the Wildcats to a 3-0 start this fall. Johnson scored Baker’s...

Wildcats score 89 in win over Culver-Stockton

Wildcats score 89 in win over Culver-Stockton

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
September 4, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 5 Baker Wildcats put together a record-breaking day in an 89-27 beatdown of Culver-Stockton College on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Baker improved to 2-0 with the win and broke a 96-year old school record in the process. “I think we have the best defense in the country, and I believe...

No. 5 Wildcats make a statement with opening win

No. 5 Wildcats make a statement with opening win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 27, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

For the second straight season, the No. 5 Baker Wildcats opened up their season with a win over the No. 6 Grand View Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Liston Stadium. Unlike last season, Baker dominated Grand View from start to finish and picked up a 36-13 win. “I think we wore them out,” head...

No. 5 BU football team set for 2016 season

No. 5 BU football team set for 2016 season

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor
August 22, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team begins its 2016 campaign as the No. 5 team in the NAIA after winning the Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division in 2015 and reaching the second round of the playoffs. The Wildcats have many tools back and look to continue their surge toward the top of the NAIA in...

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Dual threat: Tennis standout Rahachou also plays football

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Sports, Tennis

From Minsk, Belarus, to the football field and tennis courts of Baldwin City, senior Spartak Rahachou is no stranger to change. However, this did not stop the dual-sport athlete from becoming the first tennis national qualifier in Baker history last September at the 2015 NAIA Central-South/Southwest...

Wildcats fall in football quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer
November 28, 2015
Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football season came to an end Saturday when the Wildcats were defeated by Southern Oregon University 24-19 at Liston Stadium in the second round of the NAIA playoffs. Although the Wildcats fell short of winning, head coach Mike Grossner was proud of their effort. “I thought we played...