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Wildcats get axed by Lumberjacks

Patrick Pace

May 17, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team won their second California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament in a row at Banner Island Ballpark last weekend. They capped the weekend off with a 12-5 victory over UC San Diego after dropping their first game a couple of hours before. The Wildcats needed...

Back to back banners for the ‘Cats

Patrick Pace

May 17, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team ended their season with a 2-5 loss to Humboldt State in the NCAA West Regional on May 13. The Wildcats fought to the end, defeating both Cal Baptist and Cal State San Bernadino before being defeated by the Lumberjacks. Sophomore outfielder Megan Bowley started off the game wi...

Wildcats can see the NCAA in reach

Wildcats can see the NCAA in reach

Marc Wilson

May 10, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team has been quite impressive this year. By many degrees, the softball team has actually exceeded expectations. This season the Wildcat ladies finished with a record of 37-16 overall and a conference record of 25-13. The Wildcat’s record was enough to get them to fourth ...

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 9, 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...

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