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Wildcats topple the Coyotes

Patrick Pace

March 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team defeated the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes 4-0 March 27, ending their series on a high note. After losing 0-3 to the Coyotes in the second game of their four game series and squeaking by them 2-1 in the game before, the Wildcats picked it up in a big way. Freshman pitcher Samantha...

Inline hockey team is small but mighty

Inline hockey team is small but mighty

Marc Wilson

March 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

While many Chico State students belong to multiple clubs on campus, some are also on an athletic team hoping to continue their careers at a competitive level. Unfortunately, some smaller clubs and teams often fly under the radar and go unnoticed. The Chico State inline hockey team is a perfect example o...

’Cats win against the Toros

Marc Wilson

March 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State Baseball team bounced back from its first and only loss of conference play in the last game with two big wins against Cal State Dominguez Hills. After winning the first game scoring 17-4, the Wildcats followed with a 7-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader. Top of the order batters and fellow outfielder...

Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Natalia Marcus

March 22, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Haley Gilham is a junior pitcher taking the Chico State Softball team by storm. While she has been on the team for three-year, Gilham has been playing softball since she was 4 years old. In the pitcher’s circle, Gilham has wrapped up her fourth win against Cal State East Bay Feb. 24 earning her spot...

’Cats won the West, now what?

’Cats won the West, now what?

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team came together at the right time to make an improbable run in the NCAA Championship Tournament.Faced with the challenge to either rise up and win their region from an unfavorable seed or lose and end their season, the ‘Cats decided to scratch their way...

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

’Cats are electric in the NCAA

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State went from being the fourth best team in the conference to the champion of the West region of the NCAA Championship Tournament. The ’Cats utilized every player in the rotation to the best of their ability, and scoring at a more rapid pace than in the regular season.During the two games...

Should NBA players take games off?

Should NBA players take games off?

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Imagine this: You’re a huge fan of Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers but you live in Los Angeles. You buy tickets to watch the Cavaliers play the Clippers during the regular season. You buy yourself a Lebron jersey, pay for parking and food in the stadium, to then sit down at your seat on...

Grand Slam extends the ’Cats streak.

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior second-baseman Cameron Santos hit a walk-off grand slam to put the Chico State baseball team over Cal Poly Pomona Broncos extending their winning streak.While the Broncos seemed to bring the ’Cats down after scoring in the top of the 7th inning bringing the score 2-3, the Wildcats went int...

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...

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