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Womens soccer team huddled together.

Returning Wildcats reflect and look ahead to next season

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // November 30, 2021

The Wildcats lost three important players at the end of the 2021 season, defenders Jordan Doukakis and Kylie Martinez and midfielder Sarah Emigh. However, a goalkeeper who earned Freshman of the Year,...

The Wildcats logo displayed at Acker Gym.

No. 12 Chico State Men’s Basketball dominate in CCAA opener

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 28, 2021

The No. 12 Wildcats were starting their three-game California Collegiate Athletic Association road trip in Turlock facing the Stanislaus State Warriors.  The Warriors were riding a two-game win...

Myli Martinez dribbling down the court on Nov. 13 at Acker Gym.

Chico State Women’s Basketball notches ‘Triple W’ in first three games; lose next two

Raymundo Sayago, Sports Reporter // November 27, 2021

With over 300 fans rejoicing for the return of Chico State Women’s Basketball in Acker Gym, the Wildcats answered with back-to-back wins to start the 2021-22 season.  The Wildcats went up against...

The Wildcats huddling up prior to taking their pre-game warmups.

No. 12 Chico State Men’s Basketball remains undefeated heading into conference play

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 24, 2021

The undefeated Wildcats dominated the Pacific Union Pioneers, ending their preseason two-game home skid on the right foot prior to conference play. The Wildcats, newly ranked No.12 in Division II standings...

Guard Kevin Warren throwing it down during a fast-break.

Chico State Men’s Basketball triumphs in home debut

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 18, 2021

The Wildcats made their long-awaited return to Acker Gym after 621 days. “The guys love playing here. They were excited,” head coach Greg Clink said. “We love the fact we had fans back in Acker...

Team huddle prior to their match vs. Sonoma State

Chico State Men’s Soccer season ended sour but the future looks bright

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 14, 2021

Uncertainties loomed as the soccer season approached since there was speculation that COVID-19 was going to end it once again.  That didn’t stop the 2021-22 Chico State Men’s Soccer team from...

Head Coach Greg Clink talking to his team during their game versus SPU

Chico State Men’s Basketball roars through the Conference Crossover Challenge

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 14, 2021

It has been nearly two years since the Wildcats were in action in an “official game.”  They played the UCLA Bruins on Nov. 4 in an exhibition and lost to the current No. 2 ranked NCAA Division...

Goal keeper Emma Hofmann surveying the game from the 18 yard box.

Wildcats earn first round bye in conference tournament

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // November 8, 2021

After a strong weekend, the Chico State Women's Soccer team’s two victories and one tie, earned them a second seed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference and a first round bye...

Team huddle prior to their matchhup against HSU

Senior day heroics lead to a California Collegiate Athletic Association playoff berth

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // November 5, 2021

Thursday was the last game of the season for the Chico State Men’s Soccer team and everything was in play for them. If they win, they advance. If they lose, they go home.  The visiting Humboldt...

Jane Mcnulty on the serve.

Chico State Volleyball meets TikTok sensation Boss Baby Brody

Mikey Passaglia, Sports reporter // November 5, 2021

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team had the good fortune of running into TikTok star Brody Hudson Shaffer, also known as Boss Baby Brody, at the San Diego International Airport.  Schaffer...

Chico State guard Isaiah Brooks dribbles the ball down the court for Chico State, during a game against UCLA at the Pauley Pavilion.

Chico State falls to No. 2 UCLA in first game after canceled COVID season

Connor McPherson, Sports Editor // November 5, 2021

UCLA’s defense told the tale at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, as the No. 2 Bruins defeated the Wildcats 100-61 in an exhibition Thursday night.  Waves of excitement were felt throughout...

Wildcats huddling up in a match earlier this season.

Wildcats come out victorious over top seeded Sonoma State Seawolves

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // October 31, 2021

The Wildcats defeated the Sonoma State Seawolves on Monday with a 1-0 victory, ending their two-game tying streak and senior weekend with three points.  After the weather on Sunday postponed the...

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