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Aaron Rodgers keeps raising the bar

Kevin Lucena // January 19, 2015

When Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers stepped onto the Pleasant Valley High School campus in the fall of 1997 he was only 5-foot-2 and 130 pounds. Now standing at 6-foot-2 and...

A view of the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium, Levi's Stadium, in Santa Clara. Photo credit: Kevin Lucena

Cat Bites: New 49ers stadium isn’t crammed enough

Kevin Lucena // December 9, 2014

Nineteen feet. That’s all the room fans had while walking the concourses inside Candlestick Park. For 43 seasons, the San Francisco 49ers played at Candlestick Park. Now, compared to that, a jumbo...

Chico State basketball player Brooke Bowen led the team in scoring and rebounding Friday night against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Women’s basketball falls in first CCAA bout

Kevin Lucena // December 6, 2014

After going 3-1 in the non-conference games to start their season. The Chico State women’s basketball team opened conference play on the road, losing 64-42 against Cal State Dominguez...

Chico State men's basketball player Sean Park gets airborne in a game last season. Orion file photo

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Sean Park

Kevin Lucena // November 28, 2014

Before the crowd gets riled up, before the sneakers hit the hardwood floor, before that first tipoff, Sean Park catches up on sleep.Park, a former Chico State men's basketball player, has been nominated...

The Chico State women's cross-country team in Upper Bidwell Park earlier this season. The team is currently preparing for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne

Women’s cross-country team headed for CCAA championship

Kevin Lucena // November 5, 2014

After watching her teammates run toward the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship title last year, junior Quetta Peinado will compete in the Nov. 8 CCAA title meet in San...

Alistair Docherty lets a shot fly in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Men’s golf finishes 3rd of 3 teams

Kevin Lucena // November 5, 2014

[box]Dominican Tri-MatchChico State: 586 (third place)Top performers: Alistair Docherty (72, 71); Lee Gearhart (73, 72)[/box]The fourth-ranked Chico State men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of...

Chico State golfer Alistair Docherty finishes his swing in an event earlier this season Photo credit: John Domogma

Men’s golf team climbs to fourth in final round

Kevin Lucena // October 22, 2014

[box]Chico State at Otter InvitationalTeam score: Chico State 43-over par (4th place)Individual Scores: Alistair Docherty 2-over parIndividual finishes: Alistair Docherty (2nd place); Lee Gearhart (22nd).[/box]...

Former Chico State distance runner Kara Lubieniecki, left, competes in a race. Photo Courtesy Gary Towne

Former Wildcat to make marathon debut

Kevin Lucena // October 15, 2014

Wake up at 5 a.m. Go for an eight-mile run. Work in the Integrative Physiology of Aging lab at the University of Colorado from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take another eight-mile run, head home for dinner, then off...

Chico State golfer Alistair Docherty watches his shot. Photo credit: John Domogma

Men’s golf wins title at home course

Kevin Lucena // October 7, 2014

The Chico State men's golf team, ranked fifth in the nation, recovered from an up and down first round to shoot matching team scores of 284 to claim its first team title of the season....

Amateur athletes teach mixed martial arts

Amateur athletes teach mixed martial arts

Emerson Keenan // October 6, 2014

  Veronica "Ronnie" Carousos, 20, and Alex Thill, 28 both instruct the mixed martial arts program at the WREC on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. While both teach the classes, Carousos is pursuing...

Men’s golf team in 2nd place after two rounds

Kevin Lucena // September 29, 2014

[box]Chico State Golf at Western New Mexico InvitationalTeam Scores: Round 1: 292 Round 2: 281 Total: 573 (2nd place team)Top performers on the day:Justin Wiles: R1: 71 R2: 67 Total: 138 (t-1st...

Chico State freshman golfer Ileana MacDonald finished tied for 14th on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Women’s golf team takes 10th in Arizona

Kevin Lucena // September 24, 2014

The Chico State women’s golf team shot a 315 as a team to finish 10th at the Western New Mexico Intercollegiate Championship played in Avondale, Arizona. After posting their best...

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