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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...

Baker adds two sports

Baker adds two sports

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Bowling, Sports, Wrestling

Baker University announced Thursday the addition of two new athletics programs to the Baldwin City campus. Women’s wrestling and men’s bowling will be the 21st and 22nd sports added to Baker in the fall of 2018. The last sports to be added to Baker were women’s bowling and men’s wrestling...

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

The Baker University wrestling team earned two first-place victories in hosting both the Graceland Dual and Benedictine Dual inside the Collins Center this past week. The Wildcats first opened their season by defeating the Yellowjackets 24-20. Baker started the dual with three straight losses in the...

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its first conference win of the season against Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent Avila University Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles 85-65, outscoring Avila 41-25 in the first half and 44-40 in the second. De...

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team opened up Heart of America Athletic Conference play with a 68-61 win over Avila Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The game got off to a slow start with the score tied at 2-2 after three minutes of play.  After trading the lead back and forth, the Wildcats trailed the Eag...