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Sprinting back into the track and field season

Teddy Kassa followed by Jason Intravaia in the distance medley relay. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 24, 2019

The track and field team kicked off their season early Saturday morning with a welcoming scrimmage between the Cardinal and White Intrasquads. Although the scrimmage performance was not for any season record, it showed the skill level both teams are starting the season with. “Coming out here and...

Wildcats tie for sixth in day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Brittany O'Bryant dropped a pair of birdies and shot a 3-over par 75 and that was good enough for sixth place on the individual leaderboard for day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout.
 Image credit: Chico State Sports Information

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 12, 2019

Chico State women's golf looks to redeem themselves this week, as unfavorable weather conditions in the Sea Lion Invitational caused the Wildcats to tumble to 10th place. The team came back at Mukini Sushi Shootout, hosted at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, ending the day with a 27-over par...

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School remained untouched despite buildings around it being destroyed by flames. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge of qualifying for playoffs, and the basketball teams were getting ready to kick off their season. The...

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Malik Duffy shooting a three against Humboldt State at Acker Gymnasium. Image credit: Chico State Sports Information

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019

Chico State came in ready to extend their winning streak on the road when they faced California State University, Stanislaus Saturday night. “We knew this was a big game because the win would help us for playoff seeding in the conference tournament so we really needed to be focused on the game plan,”...

Unpredictable weather drowns Wildcats in Sea Lion Invitational

Chico State senior Emily Rotter tees off at the first annual CCAA women's golf championship in this archived photo. Photo credit: Heather Fegley

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 6, 2019

Battling against weather conditions, the Chico State women’s golf team struggled to shine when the first round of the Sea Lion Invitational, hosted in San Diego, was canceled after the 10th hole but they were allowed to finish up the round on Tuesday. The second round meant for Tuesday was cancelled ou...

Wildcats send Lucky Loggers packing

Marvin Timothy slams the ball in against Humboldt State Saturday night. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 3, 2019

Unfair calls and Humboldt State's aggressive defense was what Chico State faced Saturday night at Acker Gymnasium. It showed what the team was truly capable of as the Wildcats gutted out a 67-65 win over the Lucky Loggers. “Everyone stepped up, everyone played well it wasn’t a one person shine,”...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Naomi Monahan is a senior pitcher. She was named Second Team All-CCAA and All-West Region selection in 2018. She led all Wildcat pitchers in winning percentage (.938), second on the team in wins (15) and strikeouts (70), third in earned run average (2.83) and tossed four complete games and three shutouts. 
Photo Credit: Janna Weiss Photography

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

Wildcats extend winning streak

Shay Stark helping the Wildcats on defense and with the flow of the game against Cal State East Bay, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 20, 2019

Chico State women’s basketball has come back stronger than ever after facing a three-game losing streak. After taking on the Pioneers, the Wildcats have extended their winning streak to four games. Shay Stark put Chico on the scoreboard first and the lead was kept throughout the first quarter. But...

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

McKena Barker is a senior, leader, rebounding specialist and this week's Wildcat of the Week. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 12, 2018

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Chico State women’s basketball comes home for a win

Chico State guard Shay Stark attempts a layup on Thursday night against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 7, 2018

The Chico State women’s basketball team showed that chemistry and determination on the court brings desired outcomes. The Wildcats maintained paced movement with their immaculate passing and did not allow Stanislaus State to keep up throughout the night. “This one is huge, it’s our first game...

Wildcat of the Week: Gavin Risbry

Gavin Risbry is the Chico State Lacrosse team's goalie, a position many are unwilling to take due to fear of being hit by the ball. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

November 7, 2018

Dual athlete in lacrosse and field hockey, Gavin Risbry, is definitely a strong force, both as a forward for field hockey and as a goalkeeper for lacrosse. He was named defensive player of the year by the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. He also received an honorable mention as an All-American At...

Warriors throw away Chico’s playoff chances

Chico State's Kim Wright goes up for the blocked shot attempt against Sonoma State in this archived photo. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

November 4, 2018

The Chico State volleyball team has been through a heck of a season.Starting off conference play with a six set losing streak at the beginning of the season then finally getting their first conference win of the season against Stanislaus State mid-September, Chico State went on to create a three game winning streak. But r...

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