The Baker Orange

Coach Jimmy May hauls in state champion

May 5, 2011


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The wrestling season is over for the year, but the Baker University wrestling program is gaining new recruits for next season. One of the newest signed recruits to take the mat for Baker next year is Justin Hughes from Duncan, Okla. While he began wrestling four years ago, throughout his high scho...

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...

Baseball season finishes on positive note

Story by Christopher

April 28, 2011


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The Baker University baseball team fell short of its ultimate goal of reaching the playoffs, but it has plenty of confidence heading into next season after winning or splitting its last seven doubleheaders. "Overall, we didn't really complete our goal of making the conference tournament, but seeing...

Tennis teams await HAAC opponents

Tennis teams await HAAC opponents

April 28, 2011


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The Baker University men and women's tennis teams are winless against conference opponents this spring, but head coach Joe Ahmadian is looking for the teams to surprise opponents in the HAAC Tournament. "It is just going to take us believing in ourselves, that we belong on the same court as those other ...

Softball team set to face Crusaders in opening round of playoffs

Softball team set to face Crusaders in opening round of playoffs

Story by Meagan Thomas

April 28, 2011


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Thirty years and 30 wins is what it took for the Baker University softball team to break the record for most wins in a season. The 'Cats accomplished the feat Friday against Bellevue University. "I think getting that record just shows how great of a team we have this year, and I am really proud to be a...

Golfers face difficult conditions

April 28, 2011


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Tackling cold temperatures and a difficult course, the Baker University women's golf team took fifth place at the tournament April 17-19 at the Deuce at the National Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. Scoring a 90 on her second day and a 93 on the third, junior Stacy Yowell worked through the conditions with h...

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...

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...