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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...

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

Seniors celebrate last home game with victories

February 26, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Both the men's and women's basketball teams took on Benedictine College inside the Collins Center on Feb. 24 for senior day. The women started the day off with a 79-64 win and the men followed with a close win, 65-62.

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Baker downs Benedictine on Senior Day

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team defeated Benedictine 65-62 in the final game of the regular season. Baker finished the regular season 13-14 overall and 7-12 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Senior Tyree Peter was crucial to the Wildcats’ offense as he had his 11th double...

Men’s basketball picks up third-straight win

Men’s basketball picks up third-straight win

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team earned its third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference win on Saturday. The Wildcats took down Avila 71-60 in Kansas City, Missouri. This leaves Baker at 12-13 overall and 6-11 in Heart play with just two games remaining in the regular season. The Wildcats started...

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Five wrestlers qualify for nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

Five Baker wrestlers qualified for the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championship as the Wildcats hosted the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday. Baker’s biggest win came in the 174-pound bracket championship match as sophomore Lucas Lovvorn defeated Grand View’s No. 1...

Wrestling defeats Ottawa on senior night

Wrestling defeats Ottawa on senior night

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The No. 15 Baker University wrestling team won its last two duals before heading into the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships. To end the year, Baker defeated Drury University, an NCAA Division II program, on Dec. 31. Then in their first dual of 2018, the Wildcats took down Ottawa Univer...

‘Cats fall in season-opener

‘Cats fall in season-opener

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team began the 2018 season in a doubleheader against University of Saint Mary played at Lawrence Free State High School. Saint Mary took down Baker 10-8 and 14-5. The first game of the doubleheader saw five different Baker pitchers. Junior David Tudhope started the game ...

Dance takes third at conference

Dance takes third at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Spirit Squad, Sports

The Baker University dance team competed at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Competitive Cheer and Dance Championships on Feb. 3 at Grand View University. The dance team placed third overall, finishing with 73.71 points behind Grand View and Avila. Avila has taken the top spot at the past fi...

Three race walkers qualify for nationals

Three race walkers qualify for nationals

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three upperclassmen recently qualified for the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championship in the 3,000-meter race walk event. This comes after achieving qualifying times at the Snow Bird Open at Illinois College in late January. Senior Brenda McCollum finished first in the women’s event...

Cheer and dance host Baker Classic

Cheer and dance host Baker Classic

January 30, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Spirit Squad, Sports

The Baker cheer and dance teams hosted the 2018 Baker Classic inside Collins Center on Jan. 28. Nine cheer teams and four dance teams competed in the competition. The dance team placed first and the cheer team finished in eighth. Both teams will travel to Grand View University for the Heart Championships...