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Superstitions across sports

Superstitions across sports

Gabriel Moreno

September 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Sports

Superstition is common among the athletes at Chico State. Senior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom, has several different superstitions to enhance his game."I personally have my own superstitions, I like to show up early to each game to try to get in the zone. I also have a certain playlist to listen...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Senior golfers thank teammates, coach

Senior golfers thank teammates, coach

Danielle Pubill

May 17, 2016


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

As graduation quickly approaches, senior golfers Dani O'Keefe and Bianca Armanini's collegiate golfing careers come to a close. Both O'Keefe and Armanini have learned much about themselves as athletes and as people in general. "I've gotten more patient with myself," Armanini said. Being from...

Wildcat moves from the ice to the green

Wildcat moves from the ice to the green

Jason Spies

May 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

At the age of 13, senior Alistair Docherty moved from Canada to the United States, and the only sport he’d ever played was hockey. Two concussions and two very worried parents later, Docherty was in need of another sport and along came golf. “My dad was the one who really got me into golf, and th...

Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

Men’s golf team wins NCAA Regional Championship

Jason Spies

May 6, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Led by first-year Matt Hutchins, who had the best day of golf in his collegiate career, Chico State was able to climb out of second place and win with a six-stroke lead and a team score of 852. After the first day of the three-day long NCAA West/South Central Regional Championships, the Wildcats found ...

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

Men’s golf team collapses in CCAA Championship

Jason Spies

April 25, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

It’s been over a month since the Chico State men’s golf team has placed lower than first in a tournament, but on Wednesday, April 20, they were brought down to earth as they fell to Sonoma State in a 3-2 decision at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. Despite destroying the competition on Monday...

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

Danielle Pubill

April 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe is wrapping up her golfing career at Chico State and has had some great moments throughout her time golfing for the 'Cats. With a teaching professional as a father and her family owning a golf course in her home town of Santa Maria, California, O'Keefe has had golf in her...

Women’s golf team wins first tournament in nearly three years

Women’s golf team wins first tournament in nearly three years

Jason Spies

April 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior Bianca Armanini won medalist honors shooting a 6-over par and scored a 150 as the Wildcats won the Sonoma State Spring Invitational April 4-5. It was a huge win for Chico State and the first tournament win since 2013. Armanini’s first-place finish makes her the fifth player in Chico State...

Men’s golf team finishes first, women’s team grabs ninth

Men’s golf team finishes first, women’s team grabs ninth

Jason Spies

March 29, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Men's Golf The Chico State men’s golf team is on a tear, and it is being led by senior All-American Lee Gearhart. Winning for the third time in four tournaments, Gearhart made sure his team came away with a victory at the UCSD Triton Invitational in Turlock, California, March 21-22. Gearhart and the team as a...

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Golf team hopes to recreate championship from 50 years ago

Jason Spies

March 10, 2016


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

Fifty years ago the Chico State men’s golf team won the NCAA championship. This year, the men’s team looks eerily similar to the team that won it back in 1966. One of the best ways to celebrate that amazing victory would be to win a championship this year on the anniversary, and that is exactly...

The difficulty of making it pro

The difficulty of making it pro

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

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