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Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

May 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Willie Latin is a senior runner on the Chico State track and field team. The team has won 13 conference titles in 14 years and Latin has been a big part of the team's success this year. How long have you been running track?I have been running track for about seven years. What races do you run and how ...

Wildcats defeat Humboldt advancing to championship game

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 10, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team defeated Humboldt State in the semi-final game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament Friday. In the tournament, the 'Cats won both of their games to come out of the winner's bracket on top, preparing to face the Lumberjacks on Championship Sunday. H...

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

History favors title run for Wildcat baseball team

Christopher Hendrickson

May 9, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team had a great season in 2017, but how great was it actually? Diving into the historical archives and comparing them to Chico State’s last championship baseball team helps paint a better picture.The year was 1999 the last time the Chico State Baseball team won a Division II...

Life after the scrum

Life after the scrum

Jordan Jarrell

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The Chico State Women's Rugby team will lose six of their senior members next season. Though these members are important to their club, they are looking forward to what lies ahead in the coming years. I sat down and got the blitz on what's ahead for seniors Stephanie Keel-Moore and Makayla Hopkins. Li...

Wildcats win its second straight CCAA championship

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team clinched their second straight California Collegiate Athletic Association title for the first time in school history against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats, who have gone 30-3 in conference play, found themselves in a battle early on in the game. They traded runs back...

Wildcat ladies just made it into the CCAA

Patrick Pace

May 2, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team won their final game of the regular season in extra innings against Sonoma State to clinch the fourth and final spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament. The Wildcats came into the day needing to win one of their two games to clinch...

‘Cats thrives after losing 2 top players and a coach

‘Cats thrives after losing 2 top players and a coach

Patrick Pace

April 25, 2017


Filed under Golf, Sports

Despite their losses, the Wildcats have managed to head into the postseason ranked 25th in the nation by Golfweek and 26th by Golfstat. Even though the team struggled in a few tournaments, they were able to keep their season going due to a few key players..Colby DeanColby Dean has had a great season so...

WREC climbing competition brings on the ‘Ruckus’

WREC climbing competition brings on the ‘Ruckus’

George Johnston

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Wildcat Recreation Center hosted an all-day climbing competition called the “Ruckus” April 23. Rather than using ropes or safety harnesses like the traditional method, climbers were only allowed to use chalk in the competition. “Competitions are one of the biggest parts of rock climbing...

Can the ’Cats claw their way back

Patrick Pace

April 23, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After splitting their doubleheader in a previous game, the Chico State softball team lost two close games including the series to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. The Otters, ranked seventh in the nation and the top seed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, defeated the Wildcats 9-8 in th...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Brook Oneto is a senior center forward for the Chico State club inline hockey team. After taking a few years off from hockey after high school, he was happy to join the club team in his fourth year in college. He also enjoys smoking cannabis from time-to-time.   Why did you decide to join the club inli...

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

NCAA policies are hurting student athletes

Patrick Pace

April 19, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

The long list of banned substances put in place by the NCAA comes with serious consequences. Regardless of whether it is a performance-enhancing or recreational drug, use of any banned substance will result in repercussions. The fallout ranges from fair to excessive, eventually ruining the career of...

Let them spark it up

Let them spark it up

Carlos Islas

April 17, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

Medical marijuana has become less of a taboo and more of an alternative choice for medication; even though it's just in 28 states. While there are benefits, there is still a fuss when it comes to an athlete using it for injuries. Athletes should be allowed to use medical ...

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