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Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker men’s soccer team’s season came to a close Monday after a 1-0 loss to Columbia College in Delray Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Wildcats end their season with a 16-5-1 record, while the Cougars improve to 19-2-2 and advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on Wayland Baptist (Te...

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Three Wildcats from the men’s cross country team competed in the 2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 18. The Baker runners competed in the 8K race, which featured 328 runners from the NAIA. In his second year at nationals, sophomore Greg Flores l...

Men’s soccer ends tournament run in second round

Men’s soccer ends tournament run in second round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker men’s soccer team’s season came to a close Monday after a 1-0 loss to Columbia College in Delray Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Wildcats end their season with a 16-5-1 record, while the Cougars improve to 19-2-2 and advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on Wayland Baptist...

Football ends season in first round

Football ends season in first round

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

Men’s soccer punches ticket to Florida

Men’s soccer punches ticket to Florida

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

The Baker University men’s soccer team punched its ticket to Delray Beach, Florida, Saturday night with a 2-1 win against Grace College. The Wildcats will now travel to the final site of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship to face Columbia College in the second round on Nov. 27. The...

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 10 Baker Wildcats played two games at the Benedictine Classic over the weekend, posting a 1-1 record. The ‘Cats earned a 78-63 victory over Park University on Friday, before losing to No. 24 Lindenwood-Belleville University 90-89, on Saturday. In the team’s first game on the road, the...

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats earned their third-straight victory over the weekend with an 89-73 win against Haskell Indian Nations University. Baker was the first on the board, earning a 7-0 lead after the first three minutes of the game. At the half, the team led Haskell 42-33. Haskell had its biggest lead against...

‘Cats capture third conference title

‘Cats capture third conference title

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Baker football team defeated Evangel 26-6 Saturday, earning the team’s third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. Freshman JD Woods was the first to put Baker in motion with a 31-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. The extra-point from senior Clarence...

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Missouri Valley Vikings handed Baker its first loss of the season, breaking its Heart of America Athletic Conference winning streak as well. Before the 27-22 loss, the Wildcats were unbeaten in the last 26 Heart games since Sept. 26, 2015, at Benedictine. This puts the ‘Cats at 9-1 overall and...

Men’s basketball starts season 2-0

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sorts Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its second victory of the season after defeating Kansas Christian College 85-59 Tuesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats are now 2-0 for the season, after opening the season on Oct. 31 with a 79-72 victory over Ottawa University. The Wildcats...

‘Cats break school record with 108 points

‘Cats break school record with 108 points

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team broke its record for most points scored in a game Tuesday after defeating Kansas Christian College 108-26 in the Collins Center. The victory was the largest margin of victory in coach Ben Lister’s era. The Wildcats led the Falcons for the entirety of the game...