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‘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...

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

‘Cats struggle, lose to third place Cal Poly Pomona

‘Cats struggle, lose to third place Cal Poly Pomona

Matthew Vislosky

February 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats could not stop the scoring of the Broncos, who came out on top with a final score of 72-57. Within the first three minutes of the game, Cal Poly Pomona jumped out to a five point lead, but the lead was quickly diminished to two, when junior forward Brooke Bowen connected on a three-point play. The Wildcats acquired their only lead of the night...

Chico State claims first place in 9th straight win

Kevin Lucena

February 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Video, Visuals

In a battle of first place teams, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat Cal Poly Pomona to claim first place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference as their own. The game took place before a packed house in Acker Gym as the Wildcats improved to 16-5 overall and 13-3 in conference, winning 60-52 over the Bronco...

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Chico State holds top spot in conference

Breanna Barnard

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team sealed their fifth win at home by beating UC San Diego on Friday, with a final score of 72-64. The Tritons who were number two in the conference standings gave the Cats' competition to defend their spot. The first half started with an immediate foul by the ...

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Julie Ortega

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats defeated UC San Diego on Friday night to end their losing streak, finishing the game with a final score of 76-70. Junior guard Chanelle Di Croce scored the first 3-pointer of the night for the Wildcats. Di Croce was also one of the four top scorers of the night finishing the game with 10 points.Midway into the first half Chico State lead UC San Diego by 12 points. The Wildcats were...

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