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New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

Baker University added women’s wrestling and men’s bowling programs this fall semester. Athletic Director Nate Houser says that the athletic department chose to add the sports of men’s bowling and women’s wrestling after looking at potential growth in order to make programs whole. As there i...

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Jacobs leads men’s soccer into conference play

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 18, 2018

Not all freshmen athletes are lucky enough to start their collegiate careers with multiple game-winning goals, beating nationally ranked teams and Heart of America Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors but for freshman midfielder Lucas Jacobs this is a reality. The Breda, Netherlands...

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

September 5, 2018

The Baker Wildcats finished the Labor Day Classic with a matchup on Monday against the University of Northwestern Ohio at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats would fight their way to a 2-0 victory over UNOH ending the weekend with a 2-0 record. This moves the team to solid 5-0 start to the 2018-2019 season.     ...

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

May 10, 2018

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Joyner: Sportscaster of the year

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

May 7, 2018

Baker University alumni Jim Joyner was recently honored by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association with its yearly media award. Joyner was recognized for his work with Mid Kansas Radio as its sports and news director. The award is “pretty much sportscaster of the year,” said Joyner. High school ...

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Track honors coach Zach Kindler with meet

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018

The men’s and women’s track teams hosted the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium in honor of former head track and field and cross country coach Zach Kindler, who died in 2014. Senior Cory Peoples, junior Gloria Mares and the women’s 4x100 meter relay team all qualified f...

Tennis ends season at conference

Tennis ends season at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both ended the spring season at the conference tournament. The teams traveled to Webster Groves, Missouri, to compete in the Unaffiliated Grouping Conference Tournament, which included teams from the Heart of America Athletic Conference as well as the American Midwes...

Softball earns best record in history

Softball earns best record in history

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

May 4, 2018

The Wildcats surpassed 31 wins to become the winningest team in Baker history on April 26. The 2011 team’s 31-21 record stood as the benchmark season until the ‘Cats improved to 38-12 and counting. Senior third baseman Stephanie Cardona credits the team’s success to the player’s relentless ...

Men’s golf finishes sixth in the Heart

Men’s golf finishes sixth in the Heart

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 4, 2018

The men’s golf team rounded out the spring season on Tuesday taking sixth at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship. The Wildcats traveled to Galena, Illinois to take on eight other teams, and finished with a final score of 946. William Penn finished on top with a score of 914. Se...

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Baker falls to MVC to end regular season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 25, 2018

The men’s and women’s tennis teams each fell to Missouri Valley College 7-2 in the last regular-season match. One of the two wins for the Baker women came from the No. 2 doubles team of senior Holly Chestnut and junior Sophie Robertson. Chestnut and Robertson defeated MVC’s Lauryn Dayon and...

Central Methodist sweeps Baker

Central Methodist sweeps Baker

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

The Baker baseball team lost all four games in the series with Central Methodist over the weekend. The Wildcats are now 18-30 overall and 9-18 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. In game one, Baker took the lead in the top of the fourth off Bailey Pattin’s two-run home run. The Eagles responded...

Softball splits with Benedictine

Softball splits with Benedictine

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

The No. 25 Baker softball team split a doubleheader with Benedictine College on Sunday. The Wildcats took game one 7-6 but fell in game two 5-4. The Wildcats now sit at 31-9 overall and 20-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one saw three lead changes. The ‘Cats went up 2-0 in the...