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COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Emma Howard

March 13, 2020

On the afternoon of  March 12 the Heart of America announced that effective immediately all winter championship events, and championships currently underway, are to be canceled. This affects many of the remaining spring sports' seasons including bowling, softball, baseball, dance and track and field. The...

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will have competed in eight competitions by the end of the season. When asked about the team’s success, Coach...

Concordia sweeps Baker baseball in doubleheader

Concordia sweeps Baker baseball in doubleheader

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

The Baker baseball team lost both games in the non-conference doubleheader against the Concordia University Bulldogs. The Wildcats are now 5-14 overall and 0-4 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Game one was a back and forth contest that saw the game go into extra innings. Concordia...

Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

Softball begins season with perfect 8-0 record

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

With a perfect record of 8-0, the Baker softball team has begun their 2020 season with a bang. Right off the bat, they swept Park University in a double header on Feb. 18, making their initial record 2-0. Last weekend, the Wildcats earned a 4-0 win in two double headers, beating both Midland University...

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Even though it is still early in the season for the Wildcats Track and Field teams, there have been a multitude of athletes that have already qualified to compete at the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships in Brookings, S. D. on March 5-7. Freshman, Talisa Stone, qualified in the Wildcats first...

Women’s Basketball tops Mount Mercy

Women’s Basketball tops Mount Mercy

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

The Wildcats defeated the Mount Mercy Mustangs in the Collins Center on Sat. Feb. 15. to stay in the running for a spot in the Heart of America Conference tournament. The Wildcats continue to battle through an injury-riddled season that has taken many key players out of their rotation. However, the...