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Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball drops to 5th after a tough series against East Bay

Nate Paddock, Reporter // May 2, 2024

After a dominating game one victory against Cal State East Bay, the Wildcats dropped the following three games, falling to 24-20 on the year and fifth place in the CCAA standings.  The Wildcats came...

Chico State pitcher Amelie Valdez celebrates with first baseman Destiny Sevilla. Taken by Aaron Draper

Wildcats softball closes out season, celebrate senior day

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 29, 2024

The Wildcats (13-29, 12-24 CCAA) closed out their 2024 campaign at home this weekend against the NFCA No. 24 ranked Cal State San Marcos Cougars (32-19, 20-14 CCAA). The Cougars wound up taking every...

Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

Nate Paddock, Reporter // April 22, 2024

Chico State baseball took on first-place Cal State Monterey Bay in a back-and-forth series this past weekend. The series ended with both teams collecting two wins, despite the Sea Otters taking wins in...

2023-24 Chico State men’s golf team in front of Kendall Hall. Courtesy: Jason Haley/Chico State photographer

Chico State men’s golf prepares for upcoming conference championship

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 21, 2024

As the CCAA men’s golf championship approaches, senior Tyler Ashman and junior Dakota Ochoa look to lead the Wildcats to their first conference title since 2018. The Wildcats men’s golf team will...

“Flaming Wedgee,” controlled by Heather Vo, melting “Drone,” a lightweight flying robot, in an early fight. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on April 13.

‘Flamethrowers allowed’ at Chico State’s first Robotronica

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // April 14, 2024

Chico State held its first robot-fighting tournament Saturday afternoon at the Plumas Hall courtyard, featuring high-octane fights and flamethrowing robots. Robotronica was hosted by the American Institute...

Junior starting pitcher Katelyn Oldwin on the mound for the Wildcats in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 6.

Stifling pitching from both sides Saturday leads to a split series

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 7, 2024

The Chico State Wildcats (11-19, 10-14 CCAA) started Saturday's doubleheader on the right note after squeaking out game one, 2-1, against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers (20-13, 12-10 CCAA). However, game...

Chico State sophomore Destiny Sevilla at the plate against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Lukas Mann on April 5.

A tale of 2 games for the Wildcats softball team on Friday

Lukas Mann, Reporter // April 5, 2024

Cal State East Bay (19-12, 10-9 CCAA) took game one Friday, 5-0, as the Chico State (10-18, 9-13 CCAA) bats were unable to keep up with the offensive production from the Pioneers. With the Wildcats...

Sophomore Amelie Valdez on the mound for the Wildcats against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters in game one of Friday’s doubleheader. Taken by Christina Ferrante on March 29.

Wildcats take series despite battling gloomy weather

Lukas Mann, Reporter // March 31, 2024

The Wildcats traveled down to Monterey this weekend and won three out of their four games against the Cal State Monterey Bay Sea Otters (13-20, 7-13 CCAA), improving to 9-17 (8-12 CCAA).  The Wildcats...

Starting pitcher Ethan Lay throwing a pitch late in the sixth inning. Lay had six strikeouts in a marathon performance. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on March 29.

Wildcats baseball drops series lead after late-game rally from Dominguez Hills

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // March 30, 2024

Starting pitcher Ethan Lay’s solid performance wasn’t enough for the Wildcats as they lost 2-1 to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros Lay gave the Wildcats an electric 7.1 innings, giving up no...

Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball series opener sees split outcome.

Nate Paddock, Reporter // March 29, 2024

After a hot start to the series against Cal State Dominguez Hills for the Chico State baseball team, they Thursday's double header winning game one 7-2 and losing game two 5-3.  In game one, the Wildcats...

Right fielder Troy Kent making a play on a deep fly ball in the top of the sixth against San Marcos. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on March 17.

Wildcats drop series finale after an 8-run seventh inning from the Cougars

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // March 18, 2024

The Wildcats split the weekend series with Cal State San Marcos Sunday afternoon after giving up three home runs in the finale, ultimately losing 11-7. The seventh inning was the turning point in the...

Sophomore shortstop Lorenzo Mariani, right, making a tough throw on a ground ball up the middle against Cal State San Marcos. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on Mar. 16.

Wildcats flip the script to take both in doubleheader against San Marcos

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // March 16, 2024

After a tough loss Friday night, the Wildcats turned the momentum in their favor against first-place Cal State San Marcos. The Wildcats gave the Cougars a taste of their own medicine in game one of...

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