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Tennis teams prepare for conference matches

Tennis teams prepare for conference matches

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Baker tennis teams are on a hot streak heading into a stretch of matches against conference opponents, with both the men and women winning their past three matches. First-year head coach Keith Pipkin didn’t even realize it. “I just go one match at a time, honestly,” he said following the...

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

Men’s track team takes first at Baker Relays

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker University men’s track and field team took first at the annual Baker Relays over the weekend and the women’s team took fourth. On the women’s side, racewalkers Brenda McCollum and Caitlin Apollo took first and second, respectively. Both McCollum and Apollo hit the qualifying mark for...

Softball splits with Culver-Stockton

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 2, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team split its doubleheader against Heart opponent Culver-Stockton on Saturday. After defeating Culver-Stockton 8-0 in five innings, Baker lost 10-3 in game two. In game one against Culver-Stockton, Baker had three Wildcats with two runs each: freshman Hannah Flynn, sophomore Caitlin...

Track teams open outdoor season at OBU

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

The Baker track and field team had two athletes hit NAIA national qualifying marks at the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational Friday and Saturday. Junior Cory Peoples made the A standard in the men’s shot put, earning first place with a throw of 16.00 meters. He also finished second in the...

Baseball drops three games against MNU

Baseball drops three games against MNU

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 26, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker baseball team went 1-3 against Heart of America Conference rival MidAmerica Nazarene University on Thursday and Friday. The Wildcats played all four games at home and split the doubleheader on Thursday afternoon before dropping two games on Friday. In Thursday’s games, Baker fell to the...

Women’s basketball ends 2016-17 season

Women’s basketball ends 2016-17 season

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team ended another history-making season after falling in the Round of 16 in the NAIA National Championships. The Wildcats recorded 30 wins on the season, won the Heart of America Athletic Conference outright and claimed the Heart tournament title for the first time in program...

Softball posts 3-1 record over the weekend

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Baker softball team posted a 3-1 record over the weekend at home against conference opponents Evangel and MidAmerica Nazarene. The Wildcats first faced Evangel on Friday, defeating the Crusaders 7-3 in game one and falling 7-0 in the second game. On Saturday, Baker raced Heart rival MNU, defeating...

Women’s basketball advances to Round of 16

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women’s basketball team is headed to the round of 16 after a first-round win in the NAIA National Championships in Billings, Montana. After a close game through the first three quarters, a strong fourth-quarter performance propelled the Wildcats to a 72-56 win over Mobile. The...

Baseball opens conference play 2-2

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Baker University baseball team has started its conference season 2-2 after taking two games over Graceland University on Friday, before dropping two to Peru State College on Sunday. Matt Stuart had a walk-off double in game one of Friday’s doubleheader, capping off a terrific game as he went...

Dance team takes third at nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

March 16, 2017


Filed under Spirit Squad, Sports

The Baker University Dance team took third place at the inaugural NAIA Competitive Dance National Championships on March 11 in Oklahoma City. Baker was just 0.85 points behind second-place Aquinas and 5.6 points behind the first-place Midland team. The NAIA’s recent decision to consider dance and...

Women’s basketball takes conference championship

Women’s basketball takes conference championship

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team captured the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament championship for the first time Monday by defeating Benedictine College 64-51 in the Collins Center. This marks the 16th-straight victory for the Wildcats, as they will head into the NAIA National Championship...

Women’s basketball heads to Heart tournament finals

Women’s basketball heads to Heart tournament finals

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team is moving onto the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament finals after taking down MidAmerica Nazarene University 63-56 Friday. Sydnie Hanson led the Wildcats in scoring for the second consecutive game with 15 points. As a team, the Pioneers were held...