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Raiders roll the dice on Vegas as Oakland walks the plank.

Raiders roll the dice on Vegas as Oakland walks the plank.

Jordan Jarrell

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In the past few months, the rumors of the Las Vegas move were starting to become more of a fact than fiction. I have been in denial these past 6 months as I refused to acknowledge Las Vegas and Raiders could be in the same sentence. As a Bay Area native, I grew up loving the Raiders even though they...

Wildcats lose their first series of the year

Patrick Pace

April 11, 2017


Filed under Baseball

Chico State baseball lost their series against the second place UC San Diego Tritons this weekend, making the race for first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association even closer than before. After winning the first game and losing the second, the Wildcats lost the third and final game 4-6....

Making it to first in the nation

Making it to first in the nation

Patrick Pace

April 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State men’s baseball team is number one in the country for Division II. With a mix of savvy veterans and key newcomers, the Wildcats are a tough team to beat. The team is currently 27-5 and has only lost one game since Feb. 24. They used their stellar offense as well as a deep pitching...

’Cats slide into another win

Patrick Pace

April 4, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior infielder Jimbo Pernetti hit his second home run and made key plays on defense against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars.The game never got close as the ’Cats jumped out to a four-run lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back. But this would not have been possible without Pernetti...

Low attendance for sports teams

Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

’Cats win against the Toros

Marc Wilson

March 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State Baseball team bounced back from its first and only loss of conference play in the last game with two big wins against Cal State Dominguez Hills. After winning the first game scoring 17-4, the Wildcats followed with a 7-2 win in the second game of the doubleheader. Top of the order batters and fellow outfielder...

Grand Slam extends the ’Cats streak.

Patrick Pace

March 21, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior second-baseman Cameron Santos hit a walk-off grand slam to put the Chico State baseball team over Cal Poly Pomona Broncos extending their winning streak.While the Broncos seemed to bring the ’Cats down after scoring in the top of the 7th inning bringing the score 2-3, the Wildcats went int...

MLB puts in new rule changes

MLB puts in new rule changes

Jordan Jarrell

February 28, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball is one of the last sports to allow their athletes to use metal cleats. Getting spiked can give a player nightmares. The bottom of a player’s foot now becomes a weapon that leaves permanent damage. The cleats don’t actually use spikes like they use to run track. These cleats have rec...

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Haworth pulled before breaking school record

Jordan Jarrell

February 20, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Junior pitcher Hunter Haworth's day on the mound Saturday afternoon against Simpson University was almost perfect. He struck out 13 batters in six innings while only giving up a single hit and a walk. Haworth came within one strikeout of tying Chico States all-time record of 14 by a single pitcher in...

Wildcats win game two of double header

Christopher Hendrickson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Steven Baker strikes out nine at bat Sunday night against Simpson University Red Hawks, winning the second game of home opener, 4-1.The game began with center fielder, Sonny Cortez stealing a base hit. Gelfand then walked two of the next three batters up.Gelfand continued into the top of the second, ...

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Chico State baseball loses on a walk off

Anna Baytosh

February 7, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

On Saturday morning, the Wildcat baseball team was defeated by Point Loma with a walk off win in San Diego. This match was the third in a four game series against the Sea Lions.Chico State started the game strong with a run scored by senior infielder, Andru Cardenas, from an RBI single hit by senior ...

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