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Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Trainers key to keeping Wildcats on top of their game

Lars Gustafson

March 9, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

If a Wildcat athlete goes down in practice or in a game, the athletic trainers of Chico State are first on the scene. Chico State's trainers are trained professionals who are passionate about sports and the health of athletes. Sergio Contreras specializes as the assistant athletic trainer for the men's baseball team, while Tyler Lesher mostl...

‘Cats advance to conference finals

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite committing 21 turnovers, the Wildcats battled their way to a 72-60 victory in the semifinals against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night. The 'Cats played tough on the defensive end. They found their rhythm on offense to jump out to a 30-20 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors then w...

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

‘Cats lose emotional game on Senior Night

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 6, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On a special night that celebrated all the seniors, the Wildcats frustrating season continued as they lost to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 45-58. That night, seniors Annie Ward, Hannah Womack, Michelle Walker, and Sarah Rebibo entered Acker Gym for the last time in their Chico State careers...

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

Lars Gustafson

March 5, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

You could feel the emotion and the love for Chico State basketball when Jordan Semple had a monster block shot with 2:36 seconds remaining in the first half during Senior Night against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats won a tough, physical game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 87-61, to...

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...

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