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‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

At the halfway point in the season, the women’s tennis team now sits at 6-2 after defeating College of Saint Mary 6-3 on March 24. The women’s team took two of the three doubles matches over Saint Mary. The first win came from Kate Taylor-Doran and Sophie Robertson, winning 8-2 in the top doub...

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team ended a spring break full of games by sweeping Evangel 6-1, 9-1, and splitting a series with MidAmerica Nazarene wining 7-4 and losing 10-9 in 10 innings. Baker currently sits at 18-5 overall and 7-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Evangel Doubleheader In game one, junior Olivia B...

Baseball goes 3-3 during spring break

Baseball goes 3-3 during spring break

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 3-3 over spring break playing against Mount Mercy University, Abilene Christian, Jarvis Christian College and Culver-Stockton College. Baker now sits at 8-18 overall and 2-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. vs. Mount Mercy University The Wildcats took on Mount Me...

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team ended its 2017-18 season in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The No. 6 seeded Wildcats fell to No. 3 seeded MidAmerica Nazarene 66-53. The ‘Cats then had to wait to see if they were selected for the NAIA Women’s...

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Sophomore Lucas Lovvorn became Baker’s fourth wrestling national champion as he took the 174-pound bracket at the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championships on March 3. Baker’s previous national champs include 133-pound Bryce Shoemaker in 2014, 149-pound Victor Hughes and 157-pound Colby Crank...

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships featured five Baker athletes on Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. Two of these athletes finished within the top eight of their respective events, earning All-American recognition. Women’s 3,000-meter race walk: ...

Dance earns at-large bid to nationals

Dance earns at-large bid to nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Spirit Squad, Sports

The dance team qualified for the 2018 NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship. This is the second year the sport will have an NAIA National Championship as the NAIA recognized cheerleading and dance as championship sports in 2017. Baker took home third place last year at the inaugural competiti...

‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team ended the 2017-18 season in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday. The ‘Cats were seeded No. 5 entering the tournament and fell to No. 4 seeded Grand View University 76-70. The Wildcats ended the season 13-15 overall and 7-12 in the H...

Wildcats look to end losing streak

Wildcats look to end losing streak

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team started off the 2018 season on a rough note losing the first nine games. The ‘Cats fell to University of St. Mary, William Woods University, Sterling College and Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The Wildcats now stand at 3-12, with the highlight so far coming in the 3-1 s...

Hot streak: Baker opens season 7-1

Hot streak: Baker opens season 7-1

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The softball team opened up the 2018 season on a 7-1 hot streak. The first four games for Baker were at the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wildcats won two of the games by spread in just five innings. The ‘Cats out-scored their four tournament opponents 47-10. On Feb. 25 the Wildcats won a series o...