Andrew Hurla looks to close out senior year in style
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker wrestler Andrew Hurla has seen it all in the world of NAIA wrestling.
Hurla was a member of national championship teams at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., before he realized something was missing. Originally from Shawnee, Hurla couldn’t resist the opportunity to return two years ago to his home state when Baker announced it would add men’s wrestling to its athletic program. Hurla was among the first recruits for Hall of Fame coach Jimmy May in 2008.
2.2.11 | Football
Signing Day 2011: Tracking Baker’s newest football class
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University football team proudly announced the signing of 32 student-athletes for the 2011-12-football season.
Nearly all the Wildcats‘ players committed early in the recruiting process, thus allowing the coaching staff to concentrate on the areas where they needed an immediate impact.
2.3.11 | Women's Basketball
Gustin and Gibson rough up reeling Central Methodist
FAYETTE, Mo. – At this point in the year any time you can win a game on the road it’s a positive. Baker did just that on Thursday evening defeating Central Methodist 53-43 extending the Eagles losing streak to nine straight games.
Baker (13-10, 8-5 HAAC) had two players in double figures as Emily Gibson scored a team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds. Aubree Gustin added 16 points as Baker pulled away late in the second half to secure the victory. Gibson’s double double was her sixth of the season.
2.3.11 | Men's Basketball
Baker men fall in overtime at Central Methodist, 85-80
FAYETTE, Mo. – The Baker men’s basketball took a three point lead late, but Curtis Smith hit a key 3-pointer for the Eagles with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Jaris Wommack led all Baker scorers with 20 points while shooting 8-for-17 from the floor. Andre Stozier added 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Jack Shotell and Austin Bond each chipped in with 13 and 10 points respectively.
2.4.11 | Wrestling
Wrestling Dual – Baker University defeats No. 20 Hastings, 33- 13
125: Jarrod Wiens (Hastings) dec. AJ Gassman (Baker), 4-3
133: Josh Haugen (Baker) pinned Cameron Mettenbring (Hastings), 4:16
141: Phil Henes (Baker) dec. Garth Ginder (Hastings), 2-0
149: Jarell Price (Baker) pinned Justin Ferguson (Hastings), 2:59
157: Nathan Sommer (Baker) dec. Taylor Boyce (Hastings), 5-3
165: Jameon Rush (Hastings) major dec. Jakob Price (Baker), 13-4
174: Parker Owen (Baker) dec. Jarin Potter (Hastings), 5-3
184: Nick Simms (Hastings), won by forfeit
197: Brandon Gebhardt (Baker), won by forfeit
285: Levi Calhoun (Baker), won by forfeit
Notes: Wildcats improve to 10-0 all-time in duals, and 6-0 in 2010-11. Baker has qualified 26 wrestlers for the NAIA National Championships set to be held March 3-5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
2.5.11 | Basketball
Baker set for Saturday showdown with Evangel
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team will get the action started on Saturday afternoon when they host HAAC leader No. 20 Evangel University (13-7, 11-1 HAAC) at 2 p.m., from the George F. Collins Center.
Baker (13-10, 8-5 HAAC) is coming off a victory on Thursday night at Central Methodist University. The Wildcats had two players score in double figures as Emily Gibson scored a team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds. Aubree Gustin added 16 points as Baker pulled away late in the second half to secure the victory.
2.5.11 | Women's Basketball
Hot shooting pushes Evangel past Baker, 63-52
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker women’s basketball team took a 3-0 lead to open the game, but from that point forward it was all Evangel as the Crusaders grabbed a lead and never looked back.
Baker (13-11, 8-6 HAAC) shot just 6-for-22 (27 percent) in the first half, ultimately putting the Wildcats in a hole from which they couldn’t recover.