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Wildcat pregame rituals

Shay Stark shooting a free throw against Holy Names University. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Wesley Harris

December 3, 2019

Game day can be a time when emotions run high in anticipation of hopping on the court. Envisioning the plays an athlete wants to make can cause anxiety as they try to keep their cool. Junior basketball player Shay Stark took me through a typical game day routine.“Honestly, I’m more calm before...

Women’s basketball loses strong lead late.

Maddy Wong serveying the floor against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

The Chico State women’s basketball season opener Thursday night was not what they hoped for going against Stanislaus State. The Wildcats were in the driver’s seat the first three quarters but mistakes would shoot them in the foot in the fourth.“It's kind of hard right now, but it fe...

Chico struggles defensively in CCAA opener

Isaiah Brooks brings the ball up the floor against Stanislaus State. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 23, 2019

Chico State men’s basketball exciting start would not prevail in their home California Collegiate Athletic Association opener Thursday night. Defense is normally something the Wildcats can hang their hat on, but they could not stop the bleeding late into the matchup. “We got to come in e...

Chico State not taken lightly against the University of Arizona

Wesley Harris

November 4, 2019

Chico State basketball surprised Arizona’s 13,000 fans in Friday night’s exhibition battle against the 17 ranked program in division one. Chico State had University of Arizona on the ropes, holding the lead until early in the second half.“Being a division two school going up agains...

Chico outlast conference rival in shutout victory

Chico State player, Cooper Renteria goes against Sonoma State player, Ulysses Vega to get the ball back. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Wesley Harris

November 4, 2019

Chico State soccer picks up a huge one score victory to hold on to their playoff hopes against rival Sonoma State Sunday afternoon. Mikey Hirsch put the single, match winning goal through the net midway through the first half to hold off the Seawolves.“We got off to a fast start,” Matt Hafi...

Road trips forge lasting connections among student athletes

Wesley Harris

October 24, 2019

Road trips are an important part of what makes all the stress of collegiate sports worthwhile for student athletes. In addition to putting up with school itself, they also have to deal with a busy sports schedule. However, a business trip to Hawaii and San Diego for the Chico State volleyball team to...

Video: Chico State men’s soccer v.s. Cal Poly Pomona

Both teams wait for the kick as the end of the game approaches. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Melissa Herrera and Wesley Harris

October 13, 2019

Reporter Wesley Harris interviews Midfielder Alex Fluitt and Forward Noah Ross about the team's loss to conference leader Cal Poly Pomona on Friday night. Wesley Harris can be reached at [email protected] or @jiggy_wes on Twitter. ...

Women’s soccer home winning record is cut at 26 games

Alexi Vonsolos fights for ball against Cal Poly Pomona defender. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

October 12, 2019

Chico State’s home record comes to an unfortunate end at 26 consecutive matches won at University Soccer Stadium. The match winning goal would come well into the second half for Cal Poly Pomona and was the lone score of the match. Cal Poly’s Taylor Scott scored the match winning goal fo...

Sonoma State takes reign over the conference defeating the Wildcats

Brooke Ono (right) sets up a kill for Kim Wright (left) Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

October 5, 2019

Chico State volleyball fails to take the top overall record in the conference over Sonoma State. After coming out of the gates strong in the first set, Chico could not stop the points from flowing in. Seawolves' Kiana Richardson’s 18 kills was too much to handle for the Wildcats. “Game one we ob...

Chico State men’s basketball cruises in first win of the season

Chico State guard Nate Ambrosini gets ready to toss the ball in against Stanislaus State on Thursday night. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Wesley Harris

December 7, 2018

Chico State men's basketball earned their first win of the season in their home opener versus Stanislaus State with a ton to build off of. The Wildcats flipped the story of their cold spell shooting the ball and pieced together a complete game together on the defensive end.Chico State entered Thursday ...

Wildcats struggle for open shots in loss to San Francisco State

Sophomore Justin Briggs avoids defense and finds an open shot in a Chico's playoff matchup against Cal State San Bernardino last season in this archived image. Photo credit: Kate Angeles

Wesley Harris

December 2, 2018

Chico State men's basketball labored for open gaps in Saturday’s 65-49 loss to San Francisco State. This would only be the second game of the season for the Wildcats after having their first five games cancelled due to the Campfire. Chico State entered San Francisco after falling to UC San Diego...

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

Chico State forward Susanna Garcia fights for the ball against tough defense from UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wesley Harris

November 3, 2018

Chico State women’s soccer is hoping their second place finish in the regular season is sufficient enough to advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament after an early exit in the conference tournament. Sonoma State’s three penalty kicks bettered Chico to advance t...

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