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Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Breanna Barnard

January 27, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State alumni Alisha Valavanis will be at the helm for the Seattle Storm as the team's president when the WNBA season starts in the summer. "It's a different opportunity to lead," Valavanis said. "It's a combination of building a team and then there's the administrative side with a front offic...

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Wildcat athletes’ game-day superstitions

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 26, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

All throughout sports there are strange superstitions or out of the ordinary game-day routines. There are some universal ones that everyone follows. For example, in baseball, if a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, no one is allowed to talk to him in between innings when he...

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Wildcats bounce back from defeat

Lars Gustafson

January 25, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After a tough loss against Cal State East Bay, the Chico State women’s basketball team rebounded and beat the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 68-53 in Monterey on Saturday night. Both junior forward Brooke Bowen and senior guard Annie Ward had a career night leading the team with 19 points each. Ward went...

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Wildcats winning streak ends against Cal State East Bay

Matthew Vislosky

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team failed to extend its winning streak to three on Friday, losing to Cal State East Bay with a final score of 75-56.Cal State East Bay brought the offensive pressure from the start, jumping out to a 9-1 lead within the first three minutes of the game. Chico State's senior guard...

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

‘Cats Topple Cal State East Bay

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 24, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats picked up right where they left off as they beat Cal State East Bay, 56-44 on Friday night. The 'Cats quickly jumped out to a 19-4 lead midway through the first half and never looked back. They came out of the locker room a little sloppy in the second half, turning the ball over four times, but the Pioneers could...

‘Cats find success at away games

‘Cats find success at away games

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students got to take a load off during break, the Chico State men’s basketball team was working toward a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at the end of the season. Returning from winter break, the Wildcats have a 8-5 (5-3 in conference) record...

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Wildcat basketball senior breaks records, blocks shots

Lars Gustafson

January 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

By the end of Chico State's 2014 men’s basketball season, the record books are going to be rewritten because of senior forward Jordan Semple, who is now the all-time leader in blocked shots and rebounds in the program's history. Semple chose Chico State over multiple full-ride scholarship offers in ...

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Julie Ortega

January 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Fridays night's victory against San Francisco State, the Chico State women's basketball team faced Sonoma State and got their second victory in a row with a final score of 63-56 on Saturday. From the start of the game it seemed like Sonoma State had control, scoring first and making the Wildc...

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Both teams couldn’t seem to find the bottom of the net in the first half, but the Wildcats turned it around late to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves with a final score of 64-59 on Saturday night. The teams headed to the locker room with Chico State up 23-20 to end the first half. With 11:02 left in t...

‘Cats end five game losing streak

‘Cats end five game losing streak

Lars Gustafson

January 19, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a game that got off to a relatively slow start, Chico State got ahead of the San Francisco State Gators early, winning 67-40 at home on Friday. This was the 'Cats' first win after a tough losing streak of five games. Sophomore forward, Ashtyn Anderson, achieved career highs in scoring and reb...

‘Cats pass Gators in triple overtime

‘Cats pass Gators in triple overtime

Breanna Barnard

January 17, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team won at home in a competitive match up against San Francisco State on Friday night, with a final score of 61-59. Junior center Tanner Giddings was taken down to the ground in the last second of the first half, but he was able to finish the game with no serious injuries. Giddings f...

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Kevin Lucena

December 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team got off to another slow start, but this time the ‘Cats were able to score 50 points in the second half to pick up the win. The 'Cats beat Cal State Stanislaus with a final score of 85-79 to earn the team’s first conference victory of the season. They improved to 1-...

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