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Valentine’s Day? More like Champions League Day

Carlos Islas
February 15, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Anna Baytosh
February 7, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Saturday morning, the Wildcat baseball team was defeated by Point Loma with a walk off win in San Diego. This match was the third in a four game series against the Sea Lions.Chico State started the game strong with a run scored by senior infielder, Andru Cardenas, from an RBI single hit by senior ...

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Natalia Marcus
February 5, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

‘Cats win in a thriller

‘Cats win in a thriller

Patrick Pace
February 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman Justin Briggs scored a season-high 19 points in 22 minutes of action in a win over the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes Jan. 27 at home. Briggs set the tone early with two huge dunks with 14 points in the first half, and led his team throughout the game along with junior guard Jalen Mcferren. A...

Tom Terrific does it again

Patrick Pace
January 31, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Tom Brady is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age. After (unfairly) being suspended for the first four games of the season for his role in "DeflateGate," Brady led his team to his 7th Super Bowl trip in 16 seasons as the New England Patriots starting quarterback. Most quarterbacks retire in their ...

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