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Clark trades soccer past for football future

Clark trades soccer past for football future

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Football

Clark’s passion for football comes second to his childhood love for soccer. Clark was able to find success as a kid in the sport long before he was opened up to football, which would eventually lead him to Kansas and Baker University to play football. While growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Clark’s parents threw...

Women’s soccer begins new season

Women’s soccer begins new season

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Baker women’s soccer team began its season Saturday against the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma with not only new players on the bench, but also a new head coach. New women’s head soccer coach Mark Sheldon opened up his college coaching career with a loss in overtime to USAO at...

No. 2 Wildcats hold on to defeat No. 23 William Penn 31-27

No. 2 Wildcats hold on to defeat No. 23 William Penn 31-27

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The No. 2 Baker Wildcats came from behind in an explosive fourth quarter to win 31-27 in the season-opener over No. 23 William Penn on Saturday. The Wildcats took an early lead with a 4-yard touchdown pass from senior Logan Brettell to freshman Nate Pauly. The Statesmen tied the game to end the first...

Baker cheer spans three generations for graduating senior

Baker cheer spans three generations for graduating senior

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

June 12, 2017


Filed under Spirit Squad, Sports

For Baker University, tradition is something taken very seriously. For Brooke Geenens and her family, Baker is a key factor in her own family’s tradition. Geenens, along with six other family members have not only all cheered during their college careers, but have all cheered at Baker University....

Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Softball season ends in Heart Tourney

Story by Bailey

May 8, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After posting a 2-2 record during its time at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament, the Baker softball team ended its season with a 27-26 record overall. The Wildcats started strong in the tournament, defeating Benedictine 7-0 on May 3. The next day, Baker played Clarke early, defeat...

Women’s golf ready for Heart Tourney

Women’s golf ready for Heart Tourney

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

After the Baker men’s golf team ended its season Tuesday with an eighth-place finish in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament, head coach Karen Exon and the women’s team look ahead to their own tournament, which will start Monday in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “I would be disappointed if...

‘Cats host Senior day and Strike Out Sarcoma

‘Cats host Senior day and Strike Out Sarcoma

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team ended its season 16-39 overall and 9-23 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference after falling to Avila University in the final series of the season, 1-3. During the final series, the Wildcats hosted Avila for their senior day, where they recognized nine seniors...

Brees sets school record for strikeouts

Brees sets school record for strikeouts

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

On Saturday, April 22, the Baker University softball team might have split with Missouri Valley, but the real story was what occurred on the mound in game one against the Vikings. Sophomore pitcher Olivia Brees threw nine strikeouts in that game, bringing her season total up to 239 strikeouts. Brees...

Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays

Track and field teams take on Tabor and Kansas Relays

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Another BU athlete has qualified for the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships as Gloria Mares hit the ‘B’ standard in the women’s 100-meter dash and the ‘A’ standard in the 200-meter race at the Tabor Relays. Kendal Holloman also shined for the women’s team as she took...

Baseball loses home series against No. 5 CMU

Baseball loses home series against No. 5 CMU

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team took on No. 5 ranked Central Methodist at home over the weekend. The ‘Cat were able to win the first game against the Eagles, but fell in the second game on Saturday and both games on Sunday. In game one, the Wildcats started down early in the game, trailing the...

Softball team falls below .500

Softball team falls below .500

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team has fallen below .500 after being swept by Central Methodist University in a Tuesday doubleheader. The Wildcats now sit at 23-24 with four games left in the regular season. The Wildcats also suffered three losses in four games at home over the weekend, including a sweep at...

Track and field teams compete at Midwest Quad

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker track and field teams took part in the Grand View University Quadrangular Friday along with St. Ambrose University, Concordia University and the hosting Vikings, taking third place on the men’s side and fourth on the women’s. The Wildcats had one event winner on the women’s side, as...