The Baker Orange

Andrew Patch joins athletic department

August 25, 2011


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Just over seven months after Baker University hired one of its own, Theresa Yetmar, to be its athletic director, it hired another Baker graduate, Andrew Patch, to be its assistant athletic director. “I immediately oversee all game operations and our financial affairs, so my title is Assistant Athlet...

BU cross country team bonds at annual camping trip

BU cross country team bonds at annual camping trip

August 25, 2011


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The Baker University cross country team is back and ready to start a new season. The team has five new runners: two new men’s runners and three new women’s runners. The season began the week of Aug. 15 with multiple practices a day, team meals at the cafeteria and a camping trip to Clint...

Women’s soccer team has high hopes for the season

Women’s soccer team has high hopes for the season

Story by Meagan

August 25, 2011


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Expectations are high for the Baker University women’s soccer team after placing third nationally in the NAIA tournament last year. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll as well as No. 5 in the nation. “That was a great nod f...

Ben Lister named head coach

Story by Christopher

May 24, 2011


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While the 2010-2011 school year is complete, the Baker University women's basketball team is beginning to prepare for the 2011-2012 season with the hiring of head coach Ben Lister. Lister was chosen from a field of 101 applicants to be Susan Decker's replacement. Decker stepped down as the head coac...

BU track and field team brings home conference title

Story by Sara

May 12, 2011


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Senior Aaron Hannon barely crossed the finish line of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday before he was tackled by his elated teammates. Prior to the final event of the HAAC Outdoor Championships, the Baker University men's track and field team knew it had won the conference title. "It was pandemonium,"...

Golf team looks toward next year

May 12, 2011


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Senior Adam Taylor ended his Baker University golf career with a spot on the All-HAAC team after the HAAC Championship May 9-10 in Hamilton, Ill. "We didn't play the course as well as expected," head coach Karen Exon said. "I was very pleased with senior Adam Taylor's performance." Baker was in sevent...

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

Alumni football game prepares players for fall

May 12, 2011


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The Baker University football team faced off against former players at the alumni football game Saturday at Liston Stadium. "It was a good end to spring football," head coach Mike Grossner said. Grossner said alumni spanning from 1983 to 2010 played in the game. After the game, the past and present...

BU track and field team brings home conference title

Story by Sara

May 12, 2011


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Senior Aaron Hannon barely crossed the finish line of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday before he was tackled by his elated teammates. Prior to the final event of the HAAC Outdoor Championships, the Baker University men's track and field team knew it had won the conference title. "It was pandemonium,"...

Three senior football players play last game

May 5, 2011


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In a game dominated by defensive plays, three Baker seniors were right at home playing defense on the football field in Victory Sports Network's fifth annual Senior Classic, hosted Saturday in Salina. Seniors from across the country, competing at the NAIA level, were nominated by coaches and then s...

Stacy Yowell leads women’s golf team to seventh place

Story by Chris Duderstadt

May 5, 2011


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The Baker University women's golf team ended its spring season by placing second in the HAAC Tournament Monday and Tuesday at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. The Wildcats entered Tuesday's round in fourth place, behind Lindenwood University, Avila University and William Jewell College, but improved 18 str...

Tennis season ends

Tennis season ends

May 5, 2011


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The Baker men and women's tennis teams completed their seasons at the HAAC Tournament April 29 in Springfield, Mo. The men's team did not come away with any wins, while freshman Caitlin Metseff and sophomore Lauren Thames clenched the only win for the women in their doubles match. The women were se...

Softball team falls to Crusaders

Softball team falls to Crusaders

Story by Meagan Thomas

May 5, 2011


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The season ended for the Baker University softball team Friday after Evangel University won a best-of-three series 6-4 and 4-0, sending the Wildcats home from the conference tournament. "We had some miscommunications that caused errors, and those added up," freshman Kayla Morse said. Junior Brooke Allen ...