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Volleyball update

Baker celebrates a block by senior Makaila Garcia. The 'Cats record 11 block against William Penn University in a 3-0 sweep.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 28, 2019

The Wildcat’s Volleyball team is approximately halfway through their season and their current overall record stands at 9-14 and 3-4 in Heart of America Conference play. The Wildcats opened conference play against tough opponents in no. 17 ranked Central Methodist University and no. 7 ranked Grandview...

Men’s soccer vs. Clarke University

Freshman Kyle Pellen receives a ball out wide and takes one touch to serve it into the box. Pellen assisted two goals from the 12-0 win against Clarke University.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 22, 2019

Baker University’s no. 10 ranked men’s soccer team remains undefeated in Heart of America Conference play as they down the Clarke University Pride 12-0. The Wildcats dominated all facets of the game as the Wildcat’s backfield did not allow a single shot on goal by the Pride. The Wildcats s...

Women’s soccer vs. Clarke University

Junior Georgia Vernardakis fights off a Clarke midfielder to keep possession. Vernardakis averages 2.5 shots a game.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 22, 2019

  Strong defense was the theme for both women’s soccer teams as the Baker Wildcats hosted Clarke University Pride. Throughout the first half the Wildcats outshot the Pride 3-2, but both teams remained scoreless going into halftime. The game remained scoreless until the 79th minute when...

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 22, 2019

The Wildcats football team hosted William Penn University Statesmen at Liston Stadium during Baker University’s Family Weekend. The Wildcats started off strong, scoring midway through the first quarter with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Marco Aguinaga to Sam Huckabee. However, that would be the...

Baker Wildcats vs University of Jamestown

Baker players surround the goal keepers box on a corner kick. The 'Cats were able to slot one goal home in overtime with a total of 20 shots and eight on target against the University of Jamestown.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

September 19, 2019

The men's team walks through the University of Jamestown with a final score 7-1. Sophomore Jordan Alonge nearly scoring a hat-trick with two goals and receiving Heart of America men's soccer Offensive player of the week. Junior Andrew Dowdy records first ever career goal for Baker in all competitions....

Wildcats defeat Graceland

Wildcats defeat Graceland

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

After a tough loss to Grandview last week, the Wildcats got back on track with a big win over the Graceland University Yellow Jackets. The Wildcats went ahead on the first drive after a 77-yard run for a touchdown by running back JD Woods. On Graceland’s first offense drive Mikeice Adams picked...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Sophomore Sam Huckabee gaining yards at the game last Saturday.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...

Volleyball Baker Invitational

Junior Sophie Heldenbrand digs a serve from a University of St. Mary player in set one. Baker goes on to win the first two sets then finish day one of the Baker invitational with a fifth set win.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

September 9, 2019

Women’s soccer vs Avila University

Senior Jenna Lattimer fights for a ball near Avila University's box. Down 1-0 late in the second half, Lattimer pushes forward for a goal.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

September 9, 2019

Men’s soccer vs Avila University

Sophomore Jordan Alonge rises to head a ball crossed in. Alonge scoring two goals against Avila University was a goal shy of a hat trick.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

September 9, 2019

Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Senior Jarrett Alley works through his major of exercise science and passion for sports. At this year’s Scholar Symposium on April 10, Alley presented his research on emotional and physical stress that athletes face in their sports.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Athletes are put through a great deal of physical and emotional stress. Though participation in collegiate athletics is meant to be enjoyable, and is for many people, a student-athlete’s personal well-being can be put at risk. Among the many Baker Dialogos presentations was one that aimed to identify...

Brees seeks national championship

Senior Olivia Brees received NAIA National Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this season. Brees led the team to win the Heart for the first time in 37 years. The ‘Cats are heading to the national tournament for the second year in a row.

Story by Riley Swickard, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019

If you follow the Baker Athletics headlines, you might have seen or heard the name Olivia Brees mentioned quite a few times over the last four years. Her successes on both the women’s volleyball and women’s softball team for Baker University has earned her over 20 awards and recognition throughout ...