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Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Kenta Mcafee
November 23
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The offensive barrage of senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner couldn't lead the Chico State volleyball team to the championship win over Cal State San Bernardino.The team's faced off Nov. 20 in the final round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where the Wildcats came away...

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Branham leads Chico over Western Oregon

Kenta Mcafee
November 23
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham led the Wildcats to a win Nov. 18 against Western Oregon.Branham scored 25 points, 11 of those were from free throws. With perfect shooting from the charity stripe and four three-pointers in the game, Chico State was able to take a 70-67 win.During her 34 minutes on the c...

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Cydney Nance
November 23
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the talented play of first-year outside hitter Kim Wright. Wright had 11 kills in the game which closed ou...

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Kenta Mcafee
November 18
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team utilized its star setter and outside hitters Nov. 18 to sweep Cal State Dominguez Hills and advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament's semifinals. The Wildcats posted nine sweeps in their conference on their road to the CCAA Tournament but had a...

Big three leads to big win

Big three leads to big win

Cydney Nance
November 17
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team snagged a 64-54 win over Holy Names University Nov. 16 behind the scoring explosion of junior guard Whitney Branham.Branham scored 20 points and shot five three-pointers to lead the Wildcats in scoring. In each of the Wildcats three preseason games, Branham has poste...

Briggs drops below perfect

Briggs drops below perfect

Gabriel Moreno
November 17
Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the first time since starting his career at a Wildcat, first-year center Justin Briggs shot below 100 percent against Dominican University Nov. 16.Although the center missed out on a perfect shooting performance, Briggs still carried his team by hitting six shots out of 10, and snagging 14 points...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance
November 15
Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Full Disclosure: ’Cats reverse bad luck

Gabriel Moreno
November 14
Filed under Soccer, Sports

The end of the Chico State men's soccer team's season poorly reflected its effort.After going without a win in their first four games of their conference, the Wildcats turned the season around and won seven of the last eight games.The win streak propelled the Wildcats to the top of their conference, and ...

Campaign promotes positivity

Makayla Hopkins
November 14
Filed under Sports

The attempts of Chico State to promote diversity and acceptance has seeped into its athletic organizations with its newest campaign. Chico State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee launched a movement called “We Don’t Say,” which was similar to Duke University's “You Don’t Say” campaign....

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Women’s basketball team rallies against Notre Dame

Cydney Nance
November 14
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team rallied behind the incredible play of sophomore forward Natalie Valenzuela Nov. 12 to pull off a 59-44 win against Notre Dame University.Valenzuela posted double-digit scoring numbers for the second consecutive game, along with five rebounds and four blocks. V...

Men’s basketball loses first game

Men’s basketball loses first game

Kenta Mcafee
November 13
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team found its first loss of the season Nov. 12 against fourth-ranked National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Biola. The loss marked the Wildcats first against a non-NCAA Division I or II team in 19 games since head coach Greg Clink took over the team. Despite...

Volleyball ends with best record in a decade

Volleyball ends with best record in a decade

Gabriel Moreno
November 13
Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 3-1 win Nov. 12 against the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles capped off the season for the Chico State volleyball team. After posting a 21-6 season record and a 15-3 conference record, the team is advancing as the No. 1 seed in the CCAA Championship tournament. The team ended its season with its most...

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