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Men’s basketball falls in Heart conference quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team ended its season Thursday, falling to No. 2 William Penn University 95-85 in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The Statesmen started out the game on a 17-2 run, but the Wildcats were able to respond with a 20-7 run of their...

Indoor track and field athletes miss out on nationals

Indoor track and field athletes miss out on nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Five Baker track and field athletes qualified for the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. However, due to a missed deadline, those athletes will not be competing at nationals. An official release from the Baker University Athletic Department said, “Our track and field coaches...

Baker women advance to Heart semifinals

Baker women advance to Heart semifinals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women's basketball team has advanced to the Heart semifinals after defeating the Grand View Vikings 84-52 inside the Collins Center on March 1. The Wildcats faced Grand View for the second time in a row after defeating the Vikings to end the regular season 77-59 on Feb. 25. Junior Sydnie...

Men’s basketball advances to Heart tournament quarterfinals

Men’s basketball advances to Heart tournament quarterfinals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team is moving on to the second round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament after defeating Peru State College 95-77. Tyrome Parker led the Wildcats with 27 points on a terrific scoring effort, going 9-9 from the field and hitting all three of his 3-pointers....

Tennis teams look to build on success of last season

Tennis teams look to build on success of last season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker tennis teams took on McPherson College on Saturday at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence. The No. 20 ranked McPherson women defeated the Wildcats 6-3, and the No. 18 ranked McPherson men defeated Baker 9-0. On the women’s side, the Wildcats took three singles matches. At the No. 2 spot,...

Women’s basketball earns conference title

Women’s basketball earns conference title

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Even though the Baker women’s basketball team finished as the NAIA national runner-up in 2016, junior Sydnie Hanson and the Wildcats felt like they came away empty-handed. “Last year we accomplished a lot but didn’t get any banners, since we didn’t win conference or nationals,” she said. As...

Men’s basketball prepares for Heart tournament

Men’s basketball prepares for Heart tournament

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Baker men’s basketball team showed plenty of talent, taking down a top five team in William Penn University. But eight one-possession losses throughout the season had the Wildcats wondering about their ability to perform in tight games. “We...

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Softball goes 3-1 over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker Wildcats' softball team improved to 3-5 over the weekend after earning their first two wins of the season at McPherson. The Wildcats then faced Concordia in their home-opener doubleheader at Cavaness Field, going 1-1. The ‘Cats defeated the Bulldogs 9-6 in the first game and 6-5 in the...

1-on-1 with Javeion Gray

1-on-1 with Javeion Gray

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

As a four-year starter, Javeion Gray has seen the Baker men’s basketball team evolve from a basement-dweller in the Heart of America Athletic Conference into a legitimate competitor, beating No. 4 William Penn earlier this season and taking the Statesmen to double overtime on the road last month. As...

Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Former BU player now studies video for Phoenix Suns

Story by Trevor Lininger

February 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

From the start of their playing days, most athletes aspire to make it big. For baseball players, it’s MLB; for football players, it’s the NFL; for basketball players, it’s the NBA. For Julian Mills, he’s made it to the NBA, but differently than he may have expected. Mills, who last played...

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

No. 8 women’s basketball defeats Peru State

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 8 Baker women’s basketball team stretched its winning streak to 11 games on Saturday, with all five starters finishing in double digits in a 97-77 victory over Peru State College. The Wildcats led 46-33 at halftime, but the Bobcats had a hot third quarter, outscoring Baker 26-18 to pull...

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Men’s basketball falls to Peru State in overtime

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team fell in overtime to Peru State College, 98-95, on Saturday in the Collins Center, dropping the Wildcats to 14-14 on the season. The Wildcats forced overtime by coming back from an 11-point deficit with just 3:28 to go in regulation. Tyrome Parker tied his career high...