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Ex 49er and Chico State legend dies at 83

Ex 49er and Chico State legend dies at 83

Jordan Jarrell
February 21
Filed under Football, Sports

George Maderos, 83, was a four-sport Chico State from 1951-1955. He was involved with the football, boxing, basketball and track team during his collegiate career at Chico. Maderos lived a very eventful life, the Chico faculty and local community are still in mourning after his passing Feb. 2. Maderos...

Men’s basketball is bouncing back

Patrick Pace
February 20
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Robert Duncan scored 18 points on 7-13 shooting and led the Wildcats to a convincing win against Cal State Stanislaus in the last regular season home game of his career.It was senior night for Duncan and forward Michael Bethea Jr. They opened the game by scoring 8 eight points for the ‘Cats. The ̵...

Women’s basketball third straight loss

Patrick Pace
February 20
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team dropped it's second game in a row to Cal State Stanislaus, making their next two games crucial if they want to participate in the postseason tournament. The Wildcats opened the game up strong, scoring the first 11 points and sending the Warriors into a panic....

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Jordan Jarrell
February 20
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior pitcher Hunter Haworth's day on the mound Saturday afternoon against Simpson University was almost perfect. He struck out 13 batters in six innings while only giving up a single hit and a walk. Haworth came within one strikeout of tying Chico States all-time record of 14 by a single pitcher in...

Valentine’s Day? More like Champions League Day

Carlos Islas
February 15
Filed under Soccer, Sports

If you didn't have a significant other or your friends weren't into the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day, do not fret there is something that can fill the void in your heart. After two months of inactivity the highly competitive and highly watched UEFA Champions ...

Sports in Trump’s America

Marc Wilson
February 15
Filed under Columns, Sports

For those who love to experience the thrills and disappointments of a game, where we watch it from is a temple. The couch serves as a temporary escape from problems outside the game. It is one of the few places where people of all nationalities, races and religions come together. The election of Pre...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Jalen Mcferren is the starting point guard for the Chico State men's basketball team. He is averaging almost 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He is also shooting 91 percent from the free throw line.Though his team has lost 3 games in a row, it is to no fault of Mcferren. He is one of th...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

Wildcats win game two of double header

Christopher Hendrickson
February 14
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Steven Baker strikes out nine at bat Sunday night against Simpson University Red Hawks, winning the second game of home opener, 4-1.The game began with center fielder, Sonny Cortez stealing a base hit. Gelfand then walked two of the next three batters up.Gelfand continued into the top of the second, ...

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Women’s basketball is on the right track

Patrick Pace
February 14
Filed under Basketball, Sports

After two 10-16 seasons, Chico State women's basketball seems to be trending in the right direction again. The Wildcats are currently 14-8 overall with a 9-3 record at home and are currently in 7th place in the CCAA. They could have a chance to go to the CCAA postseason tournament for the first time in...

Putting an end to stadium bullies

Natalia Marcus
February 13
Filed under Columns, Sports

There is a new movement starting in the world of competitive sports, and this girl is so for it. The new year has brought to light a lot of underlying issues in our country, and regardless of your political affiliation, you can be assured that you’re going to see an insane amount of change throughout...

Wildcats starting with a bang

Wildcats starting with a bang

Carlos Islas
February 7
Filed under Softball

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time Chico State has participated in the tournament. The game was one of two on schedule for the Wildcat...

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