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Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Jan Reale, NVADG volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Abbey McGrew, a sophomore kinesiology major, takes a swing in a tournament earlier this year. The Wildcats had a strong spring season despite working with a roster of only five players. Photo courtesy of Abbey McGrew

Matthew Vislosky

May 10, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to make it to two NCAA Super Regionals in two years, but fell short after losing to Sonoma State. The Wildcats couldn't crack the 36-team bracket that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals, but the season ushered in many positives, said Nick Green, head coach. "We shot o...

Wildcat blasts into record books as home run leader

Junior first baseman Desiree Gonzalez bats on Feb. 12 against Hawaii Hilo. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

May 6, 2015

Coming into the 2015 season, junior first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez was at a total of 16 home runs in her Wildcat career. She earned a spot in the record books after blasting two more in the softball team's final regular season game. She tied the existing mark at 20 in late March and in the Wil...

Wildcats sweep Toros

Senior infielder Emily McEnaney batting against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb 12. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Matthew Vislosky

May 1, 2015

Chico State women's softball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader on Saturday and like the one on Friday, they came away with two wins. Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first when junior center fielder Alli Cook scored off a walk to junior Brynn Lesovsky, which gave the '...

Power hitter a rock for Wildcats in difficult season

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs toward first base on April 11 in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 29, 2015

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia has made the best out of an otherwise disappointing season for the Chico State baseball team. Garcia has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old. Influenced by a family who loved the game, his childhood revolved around baseball. "I was always watching i...

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

Sophomore Abbey McGrew finished the Wildcat hosted tournament tied for 5th place on April 21. Photo Courtesy of Abbey McGrew

Matthew Vislosky

April 23, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team hosted the Interwest Wildcat Invitational and came away with a second place finish in a four-team field. Only three other teams showed up for the tournament, Sonoma State, CSU Monterey Bay and CSU East Bay. Junior Bianca Armanini finished in second place wit...

‘Cats take doubleheader over Gators

Junior outfielder Peter Lecce running to first base to beat Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Matthew Vislosky

April 22, 2015

Chico State men's baseball team took on San Francisco State University in a doubleheader on Saturday after a tough loss the night before.The team won both games in the doubleheader which extended their record to 17-21 on the season.Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the second, when junior catcher Cody Bistline singled to center field...

Wildcat golfers drive toward glory in upcoming championship

Junior golfer Lee Gearhart competes in a tournament last year. The Wildcat men's golf team is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. Orion file photo

Matthew Vislosky

April 19, 2015

Ranked fifth in the nation — check. Second in the west region — check. Seventeen straight top-five finishes — check. Since the 2009-2010 season, the Wildcats have produced top-five finishes in 59 of 69 tournaments, and head coach T.L. Brown credits recruiting as one of the keys to ...

Rough weekend for Wildcat softball team

Senior outfielder Emily McEnaney batting against Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 12. Photo credit: George Johnston

Matthew Vislosky

April 16, 2015

The Chico State softball team split its doubleheader against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Saturday. Game 1 Sonoma State struck first in the bottom of the second inning when left fielder Keeley Ray singled through the shortstop, to bring in a run and give the Seawolves the lead 1-0. The...

Women’s golf finishes 17th in tournament

Junior Dani O'Keefe led the 'Cats with a total score of 163, giving her a 44th place finish at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at the Rohnert Park Foxtail Golf Club on April 6. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

April 10, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team struggled to put up good scores in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at the Rohnert Park Foxtail Golf Club on April 6 and 7.The team finished 17th out of the 20 teams who competed.Junior Dani O'Keefe led the 'Cats with a total score of 163, 82 in round one and 81 in round t...

Ultimate Frisbee team sets sights on gliding into championship

Fifth-year captain Payton Laurie slides to throw the Frisbee while avoiding a defender at the Silver Bowl Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Payton Laurie

Matthew Vislosky

April 9, 2015

With only a couple tournaments left, Chico State's Ultimate Frisbee team is looking to keep the strong play up and soar into the National Championships. The Wildcats have played in four tournaments this season, three of which have been sanctioned, counting toward the team's regular season record. The team has placed in the top t...

‘Cats find success in Mustang Intercollegiate

Sophomore Abbey McGrew ended the Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate tournament tied for seventh place with a total score of 150. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

April 5, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team posted an eighth place finish with two Wildcats breaching the top 20 in The Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate on April 3 and April 4. Sophomore Abbey McGrew ended the tournament tied for seventh place with a total score of 150. She posted a score of 75 on both days. She finished the tour...

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