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Wildcats beat Otters at home

Wildcats beat Otters at home

Breanna Barnard

March 4, 2015


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State men's basketball team returned home defeating the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in their second to last game of the season.The 'Cats continued on with their two game winning steak in pursuit to end the season strong, and move on to playoff season.The first half started off with the 'Cats leading th...

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Curry, LaVine top highlights of NBA All-Star break

Kevin Lucena

March 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Stephen Curry’s magical season continued during the NBA All-Star weekend in New York. Curry put on a record-setting performance en route to winning the NBA three-point shooting contest. He went up against a field that included top scorers and record-breakers in shootout that turned out to be ...

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Wildcats look back at game-winning shots

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 2, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As a kid, every basketball player dreams of it. Playing basketball in the backyard, the countdown of "three ... two ... one" and recreating the sound of the buzzer as the shot sails into the basket. Rarely do basketball players actually hit a game-winning shot outside of their backyards, but senior guards Mike Rosaroso and Hannah ...

Wildcats fall against winless Gators

Lars Gustafson

February 26, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team lost 61-53 in a tough game against the San Francisco State on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored first with a three-pointer and had the first lead of the game, but the Gators went on a 28-6 run. San Francisco State took the lead and held it for the rest ...

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

Breanna Barnard

February 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sonoma State Seawolves' men's basketball team had trouble defending their home den against the Chico State Wildcats. The 'Cats beat the Seawolves with the final score being 80-43. With the loss against Humboldt State ending their 10-game winning streak, the 'Cats had no trouble putting that...

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

Matthew Vislosky

February 23, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats started out their series against Cal State Stanislaus with a victory on Friday. Chico State came away with a 5-1 win.The 'Cats' senior pitcher Luke Barker struck out 11 batters, allowed three hits and only one run as he worked his way to his first complete game of the season. Chico State jumped out to a quick lead with a solo home run fr...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

Kevin Lucena

February 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team traveled south on Friday night to Rohnert Park, defeating Sonoma State 56-51 in the Wolves’ Den. The win ended Chico’s three-game losing streak and got their last road trip of the season off to the right start. With the win, the...

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Breanna Barnard

February 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Time for some victory. The Chico State women's basketball season is coming to an end with only four games remaining this season. The 'Cats have dealt with ups and downs, racking up 14 losses and eight wins. They don't have many more chances to snag some wins and qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...

‘Cats continue struggles on the road

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On their second road game of the weekend, the Chico State women's basketball team suffered a loss to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 85-65 on Saturday night . After losing to San Bernardino State on Thursday night, the team faced an 11 hour drive on Friday to Arcata to play on Saturday. The game...

‘Cats come from behind, win 10th game in a row

‘Cats come from behind, win 10th game in a row

Julie Ortega

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team added another win to their streak. The Wildcats defeated Cal State San Bernardino in overtime, with a final score of 73-72.Cal State San Bernardino led against the Wildcats in majority of the first half. And by the end of it, Chico State was down by nine points.In the second half, with 15 minutes left in regul...

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Julie Ortega

February 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team is already gearing up for next season by recruiting high school standout Sammy DeHart. DeHart completed two years starting for Nevada Union High School's varsity team in Grass Valley as one of its two team captains. In 2013, DeHart was awarded First Team All-Con...

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