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Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Golf, Sports, Uncategorized

The men's golf team entered their last tournament with a strong finish at the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats had great performances from Juniors Payton Ruder and Dawson Dykes helping the Wildcats finish 3rd at the Baker Invitational on Oct. 17-18. The Wildcats would post a team score of 629, falling...

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

“I knew I was piecing together a good round so I kept telling myself ‘you don’t know what you’re capable of until you do it.” These were the thoughts going through senior Samantha Mitchell’s mind as she put together a round of 71, one under par, to become the women’s golf school record...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Story by Lily Stephens, Multi-Media Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

This cross country season has been much anticipated as the men’s team now features 21 runners. Nine freshmen contribute to that new number, with six of the nine coming from area high schools. Freshman Jacob Cofer, from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is proving to be a strong asset to the team. At ...

New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Bowling, Sports, Wrestling

Baker University added women’s wrestling and men’s bowling programs this fall semester. Athletic Director Nate Houser says that the athletic department chose to add the sports of men’s bowling and women’s wrestling after looking at potential growth in order to make programs whole. As there i...

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

Not all freshmen athletes are lucky enough to start their collegiate careers with multiple game-winning goals, beating nationally ranked teams and Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors but for freshman midfielder Lucas Jacobs this is a reality. The Breda, Netherlands...

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

The Baker Wildcats finished the Labor Day Classic with a matchup on Monday against the University of Northwestern Ohio at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats would fight their way to a 2-0 victory over UNOH ending the weekend with a 2-0 record. This moves the team to solid 5-0 start to the 2018-2019 season.     ...

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

May 10, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baker University alumni Jim Joyner was recently honored by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association with its yearly media award. Joyner was recognized for his work with Mid Kansas Radio as its sports and news director. The award is “pretty much sportscaster of the year,” said Joyner. High school ...

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The men’s and women’s track teams hosted the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium in honor of former head track and field and cross country coach Zach Kindler, who died in 2014. Senior Cory Peoples, junior Gloria Mares and the women’s 4x100 meter relay team all qualified f...

Tennis ends season at conference

Tennis ends season at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both ended the spring season at the conference tournament. The teams traveled to Webster Groves, Missouri, to compete in the Unaffiliated Grouping Conference Tournament, which included teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference as well as the American Midwes...

Softball earns best record in history

Softball earns best record in history

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats surpassed 31 wins to become the winningest team in Baker history on April 26. The 2011 team’s 31-21 record stood as the benchmark season until the ‘Cats improved to 38-12 and counting. Senior third baseman Stephanie Cardona credits the team’s success to the player’s relentless ...