The Baker Orange

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

(Left) Junior Emily chambers, freshman Talisa Stone and sophomore Brittney Wesley have qualified in their respective events for the NAIA Indoor/Outdoor National Championship. Among the accomplishments, Stone breaks a school record in high jump as a freshman.

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

Freshman Leah Vanweelden dribbles down count as the Wildcats take on Clarke.

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...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball lose against Clarke University

Freshman Kobe Buffalomeat takes the ball underneath for two.

Story by Robin Madere, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The Baker Wildcats basketball teams hosted the Clarke University Pride at home in the Collins Center on Feb. 8. The women began their game at noon, and the men followed with their own tip off at 2 p.m. The Wildcats fought for a home win, but ultimately fell to the Pride in both games.   In th...

Weekend full of competition for dance and cheer

The Wildcats dance team placed first in two competitions this weekend.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

The Baker University Dance and Cheer teams had a very busy weekend with three competitions over three days. Dance and Cheer started their weekend in Olathe, Kan. on Fri. Jan. 31 with a competition at MidAmerica Nazarene University in the MNU Invitational. The Wildcat dance team came away from the...

Men’s Wrestling sweeps rival Benedictine

Senior and reigning NAIA Nation Champion Lucas Lovvorn controlling his opponent in the 174 pound class. Lovvorn added to Baker's clean sheet by tech-fall.

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

February 2, 2020

After a tough loss last week at the hands of Missouri Valley in Canton, Mo. the No. 6 ranked Baker Wildcats dominated the Benedictine Ravens to get back on the winning track inside Collins Center on Fri. Jan. 31. It was pure domination from the very start as Emmanuel Brown started the night off i...

Baker basketball teams fall to Evangel

Freshman Turner Mattingly prepares to bring the ball to the hoop. The men's and women's games where sponsored by Student Activities Counsel as a part of spring Wildcat Welcome Week.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

In their sixteenth conference game of the season, the Baker University Wildcat basketball teams competed at home against the Evangel University Crusaders on Thurs. Jan. 30. Both games were battles, but the Crusaders ultimately rose above to secure wins in both the women’s and men's games. The...

Women’s tennis undefeated after fall season

Kayelee Smith and Morgan Francis stand ready as they prepare for a serve in a doubles match against Ottawa University.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The Baker University Women’s Tennis team finished up their fall season undefeated with a 3-0 record while facing tough competition. In their first matchup of the year, the Wildcats faced the William Jewell Cardinals. The Wildcats and Cardinals have a history of matchups. The Cardinals have historically...

Football falls to end season

Junior Marco Aguinaga under center to receive the snap from center and junior Tyrus Bergeron. Aguinaga completes 15 of 21 attempts for 186 yards against MNU.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

After finishing first in the south division of the Heart of America Conference for the fifth straight season, the Wildcats were seeded to play Kansas Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Coyotes were ranked no. 3 coming into the game while the Wildcats ranked no....

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

The Wildcats win their first two games to move to the round of 16 and travel to Irvine, Cal to play on Dec. 3 against no. 2 Columbia College. Alumni are in support for the Wildcats fifth trip in the past seven seasons.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

The Baker University men’s soccer team used their home field advantage to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in Irvine, Calif. The Wildcats were selected to be a host site in the opening round of the NAIA Mens Soccer Playoffs hosting Eastern Oregon University and Tennessee Wesleyan. The Wildcats to...