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Ryan Pitts, head coach of track and field, receives the Joe Bidens Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Each recipient received a certificate signed by President Joe Biden.

Head Track and Field Coach Ryan Pitts earns Presidential Lifetime Achievement award for volunteer service

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor February 25, 2022

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on Feb 26. at 10:43 a.m. Last November, Baker University Head Track and Field Coach Ryan Pitts received the 2021 Joe Biden...

Recent Baker alum and former member of the esports team, Justin Toumberlin, becomes interim Head Coach for esports until the position is filled.

Baker University welcomes new Esports interim head coach Justin Toumberlin

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

On Jan. 19, it was announced that class of 2020 Baker University Alumni Justin Toumberlin would be the interim head coach of Baker University’s Esports team. Toumberlin was approached by Athletic...

Baker baseballs season officialy began on Feb. 14 with a win against the University of St. Mary.

Baker Baseball season preview

Story by Trey Donovan, Staff Writer February 16, 2022

Baker Wildcat baseball has officially begun this week. The Wildcats are coming off a year in which they saw progress, improving from 7-16 in 2020 to 19-31 in 2021. In the 2020 season, the Baker Wildcats...

During the awards part of the competition, freshman Ruby Boswell and seniors Sydney Upton and Kira Horn jump up in excitement. The team received their highest score of the season.

Dance and cheer compete in Baker Classic

Story by Grace Duddy, Photographer and Staff Writer February 14, 2022

The Chiefs loss to Bengals means that they will not be playing in the Super Bowl this year. The Bengals will face off against the Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Chiefs 2021 season: a recap

Story by Emiliano Navarro, Staff Writer February 12, 2022

With the 2021 NFL season coming to a close on Sunday, Feb. 13, students have been reflecting on the end of the Kansas City Chiefs season. This season, the Chiefs made it to their fourth straight conference...

Freshman Tristan Stafford wrestles first at 125 and gets the first Baker win of the night.

Wildcat Wrestling takes down Graceland

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 13, 2021

Baker University men's wrestling had a big night with a 43-0 shutout against Graceland on Nov. 12. Starting with 125 pounds, Freshman Tristan Stafford won in a majority decision of 11-3. Following...

Sophomore Braden Wiggs tries to find the basket against two Falcons players.

Men’s Basketball wins first game against Kansas Christian

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 3, 2021

Baker men's basketball started the season off with a win against Kansas Christian College with a final score of 87-80. The game lead alternated between teams, giving each team the lead on multiple...

Junior kicker, Mikolaj Stan kicks the field goal to add to the Baker lead.

Baker Football beats rival Benedictine

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 2, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Baker Wildcat football took on their rival, the Benedictine Ravens. The Wildcats took home the win with a final score of 28-23. With a dominating offense, Baker was able to...

On Saturday Oct. 23 bicyclist lined High Street, eagerly awaiting to start the Maple Leaf Gravel Grind Race.

Baldwin City Recreation Commission hosts Maple Leaf Gravel Grind

Story by Josephine Moore, Photographer October 28, 2021

On Oct. 23, bicyclists from all over Douglas County came to Baldwin City, Kan. to participate in the 3rd annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind, an all gravel trail bike race, hosted by the Baldwin City Recreation...

Senior Kelsey Simmons goes all in to earn the Wildcats another point.

Wildcat Volleyball defeated by MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 27, 2021

Baker University's women's volleyball team fell short against MidAmerica Nazarene in three sets with the scores being 25-13, 25-16 and a nail-biter at the end of the third set giving a score of 25-23. Junior...

Freshman Phillip Vesta gets set at the line of scrimmage preparing to make the next defensive play.

Wildcat Football excels with a win over MidAmerica Nazarene

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 19, 2021

This past weekend, the Baker Wildcats football team took on the MidAmerica Nazarene Pirates. The game started off slow but quickly picked up after an interceptions and the Baker defense picking up...

Baker Mens soccer gets a pep talk before the start of their game against Park University.

Baker Men’s Soccer falls short against Park University

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 8, 2021

The Baker Men's soccer team fell short this Wednesday, Oct. 6 against Park University. The game started off with the Wildcats scoring early making the score 1-0. Park was able to tie the game 16 minutes...

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