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Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom

Wildcat Alumni Spotlight: Corey Silverstrom

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

Photo By Tom Andreason A Chico State education can give someone the skills needed to excel in their future career. Alumni Corey Silverstrom’s career of choice is basketball. After a successful European league rookie campaign, you could say he is excelling.   Silverstrom’s rookie year in pro...

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season

Chico State baseball reflects on cancelled season

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Jorge Perez (44) scores against Fresno Pacific University and fist bumps Turner Olson (35). Photo Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information. About a month has passed since the Chico State baseball team heard the devastating news of their season ending due to the coronavirus. The team was on a bu...

Closing of the WREC takes away more than just a workout

Closing of the WREC takes away more than just a workout

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

The WREC during the April shutdown. Photo courtesy of Arrow VanAbrams. The closing of the Wildcat Recreation Center may have stung the morale of the student body more than the closure of any other campus building. Many students heavily depend on the WREC to help them cope with the stress of studies ...

19-2 softball season comes to an abrupt finish

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The Chico State softball team was preparing for its next series against Sonoma State when they received unfortunate news. Following a redhot 19-2 start, the Wildcats stood at first place in the CCAA standings. Soon after, however, the team found out their season would be cut short due to the COVID-19 pa...

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

COVID-19 infects NCAA playoffs

Karina Cope, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

Coach Greg Clink watches his team play from the sidelines.Photo courtesy of Ryan McCasland/Chico State Athletics. The cancellation of various athletic programs across not only the country, but the globe due to COVID-19 has devastated many. Chico State athletes have felt this hard loss first hand...

Brothers represent their hometown on the baseball diamond

Tyler left, Hewitt Middle, Carl right

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

From playing Wiffle Ball together in 2010 to entering a new decade on the same collegiate baseball team, times have changed for the two Grissom brothers. Yet, their love and passion for baseball along with their brotherly bond still remains strong.  The elder brother, second baseman Tyler Gri...

Wildcat Spotlight: Jacqueline Massey-Blake

Wildcat Spotlight: Jacqueline Massey-Blake

Alex Martin and Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 27, 2020

Jacqueline Massey-Blake is a sophomore from the Bay Area and came to Chico State to pursue her degree as a business information systems major. Massey-Blake has a very diverse background in sports but she ultimately fell in love with running.  “I ended up my junior year of high school deciding ...

Freshmen Athlete Watchlist

Freshmen Athlete Watchlist

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

Alani Nguyen has primarily filled the role as the designated hitter for the softball team and has made an immediate impact at the plate. She is leading the team along with veteran Kristin Worley and fellow freshman Drew Rodriguez with a .400 batting average. Nguyen also leads the team with a slugging ...

Women’s lacrosse leaning on first year head coach to rebuild program

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

When Dexter O'Connell moved to Chico for work, he thought his days of lacrosse were far behind him. However, he thought wrong.  One morning, O'Connell was picking up bagels when he stumbled upon an advertisement on a wall that was looking for a Chico State women's lacrosse club team coach. O’...

Stars on both sides of the field

Stars on both sides of the field

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Photos Courtesy of Chico State Sports Information The Chico State softball team (19-2) has made a statement so far this season, largely in part due to the play of Kristin Worley and Brooke Larsen. The duo made an appearance last week on the Top 50 "Watch List" for the 2020 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Year award. Larsen and Worley have worked their way up to this point and are both regarded as extremely hard workers by coaches and teammates.  ...

Get ready with me: Athlete Edition

Head Coach, Angel Shamblin, cheering on her team after another homerun.

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Before Brooke Larsen steps out onto the dirt of the softball field, you can find her with her teammates chatting at Starbucks and getting prepared to take on their opposing match-up. Larsen always orders her usual iced caramel macchiato for her pregame drink.  Larsen, a junior from Sacramento, is one so...

Block record shattered

Arrow VanAbrams, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Justin Briggs, the 6-foot-10 senior center of the men's basketball team, broke Chico State’s all-time block record with 154 total blocks.  Briggs went out with a bang, heading into his last few months of being a Wildcat. However, he has no plans of ending his basketball journey anytime soon. B...

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