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Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in...

Chico athletes reflect on shortened season

#20 Kristin Worley takes an at bat in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 11, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has halted sports programs at Chico State since March. Before COVID-19, the spring sports teams were playing well and had a shot to make a deep run in the playoffs. The softball...

Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Sara Mitrano: a catching star for the Wildcats

#15 Sara Mitrano catches a pitch in a softball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)
November 5, 2020

Sara Mitrano, a current catcher on the roster for the Wildcats, is in her senior year at Chico State. She is considered to be one of the leaders on her team. Mitrano was born in Ventura, California, but...

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy
November 3, 2020

For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. This was not an easy path for the Dodgers to take as they had to go through four teams and secure 13 victories to become...

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols
November 3, 2020

After clinching the 2020 World Series, Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrated on the field with his teammates, despite being told he had COVID-19, leading MLB to start a full investigation on the veteran...

Reilani Peleti: a softball star for the Wildcats

Reilani Peleti takes a swing in a softball game for Chico State.
October 28, 2020

Reilani Peleti, born in Petaluma, California is in her senior year at Chico State. She is a member of the softball team and one of the best hitters that’s currently on the roster. A 2017 graduate of...

Women’s basketball adds four new athletes

Stella Rollo moves up the court with the ball in a game for Denver East High School in Denver, Colo.
October 26, 2020

Recently, the Wildcats acquired four new women to play on the basketball team at Chico State. They are India Starr, Morgan Mathis, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. All four of these athletes come to...

NFL acts accordingly after minor outbreak

Graphic made by Jacob Collier
October 25, 2020

The NFL has done well keeping players safe from COVID-19, despite a minor outbreak in the first weeks of the season. The NFL had a plan going into the 2020 season: mandate that each team create an...

Lebron and AD are the Lakers’ best duo in team history

A graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned as the NBA champions for the first time since 2010. Winning a championship anywhere is special, but with this season taking over a year to complete, it makes the...

The Opening Of The WREC Is A Great Sign

The home gym my roomates and I were able to create.
October 21, 2020

For the past nine weeks students that still lived around the Chico area have had to get creative when it came to working out. Gyms have either been shut down or open for limited capacity in Butte County...

Three new players hope to drive the golf team toward success

Kelly More takes a swing while representing Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, Calif while playing three seasons for them.
October 20, 2020

The Chico State golf team recruited three new women golfers to bring their talents to the golf course. Last season, before the pandemic, the women’s golf team participated in six events including...

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