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Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Wildcats win first round of NCAA’s

Patrick Pace
March 20, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore forward Marvin Timothy scored 12 points and provided a huge boost for the Chico State men's basketball team as they defeated Western Washington University 96-83 in the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. Timothy was the perfect complement to junior forward Isaiah Ellis, providing...

Best ’Cats in the West

Best ’Cats in the West

Patrick Pace
March 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won the West Region of the NCAA tournament against UC San Diego thanks to the team's two starting junior players. Forward Isaiah Ellis, named the most outstanding player of the tournament, had 35 points and guard Corey Silverstrom had 21. Ellis kept the 'Cats...

Inside the life of an athlete

Inside the life of an athlete

Marc Wilson
March 8, 2017
Filed under Full Disclosure, Sports

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria
March 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Isaiah Ellis is a junior forward for the Chico State men's basketball team. During his first year as a starter, Ellis averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and has emerged as one of the leaders of the team. He has improved as a player every year and the Wildcats will need him to show up if th...

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Duncan is leaving his legacy

Carlos Islas
March 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Everyone’s dream is to leave their mark on history, but very few, if ever, get the opportunity to do so. In sports the opportunity is always present but it is up to the athlete to leave their mark in one way or another, whether it be by winning championships or breaking records. Chico State senior...

The longest season in college sports

The longest season in college sports

Christopher Hendrickson
March 6, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports

Staying fine tuned throughout the golf season is not an easy task. Practices start in late August, tournaments begin in the fall and the season makes its way through May when the NCAA championships begin.I stopped by to have a chat with the men’s golf coach, Nick Green, this past week to check in ...

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Wildcats lost in the CCAA

Patrick Pace
March 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team lost in the semifinals of the CCAA Championship Tournament to the UC San Diego Tritons. The ’Cats, who were on a five game winning streak, never took the lead as the Tritons led by 16 points in the first half. Later, Chico State got the lead down to five p...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson
March 5, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

Wildcat ladies lose first round

Marc Wilson
March 4, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team's season ended in heartbreak as the team lost its first-round game of the CCAA post season tournament to Cal State East Bay. Back-to-back buckets by junior Kayla Taylor gave the Wildcats an early lead, but East Bay bounced back and find its groove to go on...

‘Cats stifle Toros in SoCal

Marc Wilson
March 4, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

After winning the first game of its double header with Dominguez Hills in six innings by a score of 8-0, the Wildcats followed that up with an 8-3 victory in the second game. The ‘Cats started the game off with a run in the first inning before giving up two in the second inning. In the top of t...

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Franky Renteria, Patrick Pace, and Steven Hennessy
March 1, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team is off to a red hot start this season and sophomore outfielder Ari Marsh is a rising star on campus. After appearing in 53 games last season as a Freshman, Marsh elevated her game this season and is one of the team's biggest offensive weapons. The Wildcats Right Fielder is...

’Cats win big in the Bay

Marc Wilson
February 28, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Men’s Basketball team heads into the postseason with a new-found momentum.After putting up 78 points in their victory over Cal State East Bay Friday, the Chico State men’s basketball team stayed red hot and scored 72 points in its 72-57 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay. The ...

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