The Baker Orange

Women’s soccer earns first win

Senior Megan Johnson defends the ball from Clarke University's defender, Jenny Wicks.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 18, 2017

The women’s soccer team opened up conference play against Clarke University at Liston Stadium on Saturday, defeating the Crusaders 2-1. Baker showed offensive aggression early, scoring in the second minute of the game. Freshman Victoria Aceves-Power scored for the Wildcats, earning her first collegiate...

Football dominates at Homecoming

Lightning delayed the game during the third quarter with 7:02 remaining. The game restarted over an hour later.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 17, 2017

The Baker Wildcats brought home another victory after defeating the Graceland Yellowjackets 66-14 at Liston Stadium on Sept. 16. The ‘Cats Homecoming victory marks their fourth-consecutive win. Baker took the lead early with freshman J.D. Woods scoring for the Wildcats 1:25 into the game off...

Football vs. Graceland

President Dr. Lynne Murray embraces hall of fame inductee, Kelly Wolverton. Wolverton played soccer at Baker University and graduated in 2003.

September 17, 2017

Some shots by staff photographer Elizabeth Hanson of the homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Clark trades soccer past for football future

Clarence Clark became the NAIA's All Time Leading Scorer on Aug. 26 vs William Penn. Clark currently has 526 points and counting as he continues his senior season.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

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...

Men’s & Women’s Golf at Ottawa Fall Invitational

Teeing off at Eagle Bend Golf Course, sophomore Hannah Daugherty contributes to the women's fourth place finish at the Ottawa Fall Invitational. Daugherty placed 23rd individually.

September 13, 2017

The men's and women's golf teams opened up their seasons at the Ottawa Fall Invitational in Lawrence at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The women's team finished fourth as senior Bailey Gibson lead the way for the 'Cats with a tie for 17th place. The men's team finished sixth and senior Alec Wuellner finished in the top position on the team in eighth place.

Cross Country Maple Leaf ZK Invitational

The men's team toes the line for their 5K race at the Baldwin City Golf Course Sept. 2. The men finished fourth as a team with 101 points.

September 4, 2017

The men's and women's cross country teams hosted the annual Maple Leaf ZK Invitational Sept. 2 at the Baldwin City Golf Course. The women's team captured second place and the men placed fourth. Medalists included senior Rosie Hollis (4th place), freshman Camille Henderson (7th place) and sophomore Greg...

Women’s soccer begins new season

Junior midfielder Allyson Hertig fights for the ball against University of Science and Arts Aug. 26. The Wildcats lost the season opener 1-2.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

August 30, 2017

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

Senior Hayden Jenkins leads the Wildcats onto the field on Aug. 26.

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

August 29, 2017

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...

Football vs. William Penn

Freshman JD Woods makes a sharp cut against William Penn and scores a touchdown for the Wildcats.

Story by Baker Orange, Photographers

August 29, 2017

The Wildcats enter the 2017 season with high hopes after a run to the National Championship game in the 2016 season. The Wildcats came away with a 31-27 win over No. 23 William Penn to start the season 1-0. Clarence Clark had a record breaking game by becoming the NAIA All-Time Leader in scoring with 526 points and counting.

Houser named new athletic director

Head mens soccer coach Nate Houser oversees a Baker 2-0 win against Johnson County Community College in a scrimmage Aug. 12.

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

August 15, 2017

President Lynne Murray recently announced the departure of Theresa Yetmar as the Director of Athletics for Baker University. “Theresa Yetmar Grosbach has tendered her resignation and will be working with the administration for the rest of the month to ensure a smooth transition,” Murray said in...