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Team chemistry brings success

Team chemistry brings success

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

The No. 23 Baker softball team now sits at 24-5 overall and 13-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after winning nine of the last 10 games. The Wildcats’ sole loss since March 16 came in a 10-9 extra-inning game against MidAmerica Nazarene. Baker was recently ranked in the NAIA Coaches’ ...

Mitchell, Wildcats take first place

Mitchell, Wildcats take first place

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

The women’s golf team brought home first place in the first tournament of the season at the Graceland Spring Invitational on March 24. Baker finished with 733 team points, ahead of second place Waldorf University by just two points. Junior Samantha Mitchell took first place out of 31 golfers individually with r...

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

‘Cats defeat College of Saint Mary 6-3

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 6, 2018

At the halfway point in the season, the women’s tennis team now sits at 6-2 after defeating College of Saint Mary 6-3 on March 24. The women’s team took two of the three doubles matches over Saint Mary. The first win came from Kate Taylor-Doran and Sophie Robertson, winning 8-2 in the top doub...

Softball continues winning trend against Grand View

Softball continues winning trend against Grand View

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

March 29, 2018

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

‘Cats sweep Evangel, split with MNU

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

The Baker softball team ended a spring break full of games by sweeping Evangel 6-1, 9-1, and splitting a series with MidAmerica Nazarene wining 7-4 and losing 10-9 in 10 innings. Baker currently sits at 18-5 overall and 7-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Evangel Doubleheader In game one, junior Olivia B...

Baseball goes 3-3 during spring break

Baseball goes 3-3 during spring break

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

The Baker baseball team went 3-3 over spring break playing against Mount Mercy University, Abilene Christian, Jarvis Christian College and Culver-Stockton College. Baker now sits at 8-18 overall and 2-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. vs. Mount Mercy University The Wildcats took on Mount Me...

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

Wildcats denied at-large berth to nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

The Baker University women’s basketball team ended its 2017-18 season in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The No. 6 seeded Wildcats fell to No. 3 seeded MidAmerica Nazarene 66-53. The ‘Cats then had to wait to see if they were selected for the NAIA Women’s...

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Lovvorn wins 174-pound national title

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 21, 2018

Sophomore Lucas Lovvorn became Baker’s fourth wrestling national champion as he took the 174-pound bracket at the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championships on March 3. Baker’s previous national champs include 133-pound Bryce Shoemaker in 2014, 149-pound Victor Hughes and 157-pound Colby Crank...

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Athletes compete at indoor track and field nationals

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2018

The NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships featured five Baker athletes on Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. Two of these athletes finished within the top eight of their respective events, earning All-American recognition. Women’s 3,000-meter race walk: ...

Dance earns at-large bid to nationals

Dance earns at-large bid to nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018

The dance team qualified for the 2018 NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship. This is the second year the sport will have an NAIA National Championship as the NAIA recognized cheerleading and dance as championship sports in 2017. Baker took home third place last year at the inaugural competiti...

‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

‘Cats end season in Heart tourney

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 3, 2018

The men’s basketball team ended the 2017-18 season in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday. The ‘Cats were seeded No. 5 entering the tournament and fell to No. 4 seeded Grand View University 76-70. The Wildcats ended the season 13-15 overall and 7-12 in the H...