The Baker Orange

Baker tennis teams fall to Graceland

April 14, 2011


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The Baker University men and women's tennis teams continue to battle through a tough season. Both teams played Graceland University Saturday in Baldwin City, but couldn't come away with any wins. "Graceland's men are ranked No. 10 in the country, so we expected tough matches, and that's what we got,"...

Women’s golf team begins season

April 14, 2011


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After the Baker University women's golf team had its first spring tournament canceled due to snow March 27-29, BU began its spring season Monday and Tuesday at the Cardinal Hill Country Club in Liberty, Mo. Head coach Karen Exon was pleased with the team's performance, but thought it would have been b...

BU dance team wins national championship

BU dance team wins national championship

Story by Megan

April 14, 2011


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Going from second place at HAAC to being the team to beat in the NAIA National Dance Alliance finals, the Baker University dance team has shown what months of commitment can accomplish by bringing home a championship win. "HAAC was a disappointment by placing second," senior captain Alex Hess said. ...

Kim Gilges home run fuels 5-0 softball victory

Story by Meagan

April 14, 2011


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Senior Kim Gilges hit a grand slam Tuesday against Culver-Stockton College, but this grand slam was special for Gilges. "It was my first collegiate home run, so it was pretty awesome," Gilges said. "It was kind of an emotional thing. It's coming close to the end of my senior season, and it is just a...

Baseball team’s winning ways keyed by walk-off in extra innings

Baseball team’s winning ways keyed by walk-off in extra innings

Story by Christopher

April 14, 2011


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What a difference a week makes for the Baker University baseball team. After losing all four games of a home and away doubleheader to Avila University April 2-3, the Wildcats bounced back Friday and Saturday against William Jewell College. BU won three of four games in two doubleheaders against the C...

Track and field team unfazed by heat

April 14, 2011


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The warmer weather did not stop the Baker University track and field team from continuing a hot streak at the Breast Cancer Awareness Invitational Saturday in Fayette, Mo. The men finished third overall, and the women finished fourth. Senior Aubree Gustin won the women's javelin throw for the third...

Susan Decker resigns as women’s basketball coach

Story by Christopher

April 11, 2011


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After 11 seasons at the helm of the Baker University women's basketball team, head coach Susan Decker announced her resignation Monday. "There is a time and a feeling that I had that I needed a change, and this opportunity going into full-time teaching presented itself in that very way," Decker said. ...

Susan Decker resigns as women’s basketball coach

Story by Christopher

April 11, 2011


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After 11 seasons at the helm of the Baker University women's basketball team, head coach Susan Decker announced her resignation Monday. "There is a time and a feeling that I had that I needed a change, and this opportunity going into full-time teaching presented itself in that very way," Decker said. ...

Baker softball team eyes conference lead

Baker softball team eyes conference lead

Story by Meagan

April 7, 2011


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The Baker University softball team is ranked second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after sweeping a doubleheader with Avila University Tuesday at Cavaness Field. "This year is more than we've expected already," senior Erin Ford said. The Wildcats have a 20-12 record after beating Avila...

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Story by Christopher

April 7, 2011


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The Baker University baseball team could not buy a break against Avila University Saturday and Sunday. Avila won all four games of the home and away doubleheader against Baker, but just one or two plays made the difference in each game. "Despite the outcome, I thought we played really well," junior...

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Avila sweeps doubleheaders against BU baseball team

Story by Christopher

April 7, 2011


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The Baker University baseball team could not buy a break against Avila University Saturday and Sunday. Avila won all four games of the home and away doubleheader against Baker, but just one or two plays made the difference in each game. "Despite the outcome, I thought we played really well," junior...

Track and field team has eight top finishers

April 7, 2011


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The Baker University track and field teams had eight first-place finishes at the Friends University Invitational Saturday in Wichita. Freshman JaBryanna Wellington finished first in the 400-meter dash and senior Aubree Gustin placed first in the javelin throw. The Wildcats also won the 4x100 and 4x4...