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No. 3 Wildcats reach halfway point undefeated

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 1, 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 24, 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 28, 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...

Morse coaches quarterbacks in return to Baker

Morse coaches quarterbacks in return to Baker

Story by Richard Alexander

November 23, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

For the 2015 football season, the Wildcats welcomed back former quarterback Jake Morse, who now teaches his former position as a member of the coaching staff. Morse spent the 2014 football season as a graduate assistant with Texas Tech, and his experience there seems to have paid off for the Wildcats’...

Football team reaches national quarterfinals

Football team reaches national quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullens, Writer

November 22, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Through the cold and wind, Baker’s offense was effective against the warm-weather Point University’s defense in a 68-21 win on Saturday at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats put up a season-high 605 yards of total offense and are now one step closer to the NAIA Championship Game in Daytona Beach. “You...