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Long awaited documentary “The Last Dance” airs

Long awaited documentary

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

May 8, 2020

Because of the cancellation of all athletic events due to COVID-19, there is a huge void in the world of live sports. Major events that people look forward to attending and watching on television in the spring and summer time, like March Madness, the NBA Finals and the 2020 Summer Olympics, have been...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Sophomore Sam Huckabee gaining yards at the game last Saturday.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...

Baker adds two sports

A men's bowling team and women's wrestling team will be added for the 2018-19 school year.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017

Baker University announced Thursday the addition of two new athletics programs to the Baldwin City campus. Women’s wrestling and men’s bowling will be the 21st and 22nd sports added to Baker in the fall of 2018. The last sports to be added to Baker were women’s bowling and men’s wrestling...

Wrestling goes 2-0 in Graceland and Benedictine duals

Baker's Colby Johnson takes on Benedictine's Austin Roper in the 149-pound match up. Baker defeated Benedictine with a score of 34-19.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 7, 2017

The Baker University wrestling team earned two first-place victories in hosting both the Graceland Dual and Benedictine Dual inside the Collins Center this past week. The Wildcats first opened their season by defeating the Yellowjackets 24-20. Baker started the dual with three straight losses in the...

‘Cats defeat Eagles in 85-65 win

Senior Nate Guscott drives to the basket against an Avila defender inside Collins Center on Wednesday. The Wildcats won the Heart opener 85-65 and Guscott led all scorers with 18 points.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

The Baker men’s basketball team earned its first conference win of the season against Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent Avila University Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles 85-65, outscoring Avila 41-25 in the first half and 44-40 in the second. De...

Wildcats open Heart play with win

Senior Ericka Simpson gathers the team together one last time after a tough 49-35 loss to rival MNU in the NAIA title game on March 22, 2016, at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. Following the women’s basketball team’s success all the way to the championship game was a fun ride, and it was unfortunate to see them fall one game short. However, when everyone rushed the court after the semifinals win against Benedictine to go to the title game, it was certainly a top Baker sports moment.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

The Baker women’s basketball team opened up Heart of America Athletic Conference play with a 68-61 win over Avila Wednesday night inside the Collins Center. The game got off to a slow start with the score tied at 2-2 after three minutes of play.  After trading the lead back and forth, the Wildcats trailed the Eag...

Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Men’s soccer ends season in Delray Beach

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

The Baker men’s soccer team’s season came to a close Monday after a 1-0 loss to Columbia College in Delray Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Wildcats end their season with a 16-5-1 record, while the Cougars improve to 19-2-2 and advance to the National Quarterfinals to take on Wayland Baptist (Te...

Three ‘Cats Compete at NAIA Championship

The Baker men's team takes off for the start of the Maple Leaf Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Baldwin City Golf Course.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017

Three Wildcats from the men’s cross country team competed in the 2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championships in Vancouver, Washington, on Nov. 18. The Baker runners competed in the 8K race, which featured 328 runners from the NAIA. In his second year at nationals, sophomore Greg Flores l...

Football ends season in first round

Junior Nate McLaurin greeted the opposing team before the coin flip. The Wildcats won the coin flip and the game began at 1:05 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

Women’s basketball goes 1-1 over weekend

Junior Anna Hignight passes the ball to teammate Carrington Ream in the Wildcats matchup against Kansas Christian College.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

The No. 10 Baker Wildcats played two games at the Benedictine Classic over the weekend, posting a 1-1 record. The ‘Cats earned a 78-63 victory over Park University on Friday, before losing to No. 24 Lindenwood-Belleville University 90-89, on Saturday. In the team’s first game on the road, the...

Men’s basketball improves to 3-0

Sophomore Jesus Izquierdo drives the ball down the court against KCC.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

The Wildcats earned their third-straight victory over the weekend with an 89-73 win against Haskell Indian Nations University. Baker was the first on the board, earning a 7-0 lead after the first three minutes of the game. At the half, the team led Haskell 42-33. Haskell had its biggest lead against...

‘Cats capture third conference title

Freshman, Nick Snider looks to run down field after catching a pass. Snider would score a touchdown later in the drive.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

The Baker football team defeated Evangel 26-6 Saturday, earning the team’s third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. Freshman JD Woods was the first to put Baker in motion with a 31-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. The extra-point from senior Clarence...