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Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014


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Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Wildcats comeback in triumph over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Wildcats comeback in triumph over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

benjamin marquez

February 16, 2014


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The Wildcats bounced back with an impressive road win over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 54-51.After a flat first half and heading into overtime being down 33-21, the Wildcats came out with a flurry of offensive spurts to get back in the game for the second half. Senior guard Jazmine Miller and junior guard Annie Ward hit back to back three's as the 'Cats wen...

Wildcats achieve Saturday sweep against UC San Diego

Wildcats achieve Saturday sweep against UC San Diego

Greg Silvia

February 16, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team swept a doubleheader on the road against UC San Diego Saturday.   The 12th-ranked Wildcats had two stellar starting pitching performances from its two starting pitchers, Marcos Lara and Brad Lohse.   Lara pitched five and one third shutout innings, allowing only tw...

’Cats cruise to victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills

’Cats cruise to victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills

Sergio Sanchez

February 16, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team won in dominating fashion Saturday night against Cal State Dominguez Hills by a final score of 85-60.The 'Cats had five players in double figures at the end of the night while the Toros only had two. Sean Park led Chico State with 19 points and Rashad Parker put in 14 of hi...

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Tritons take down ’Cats in doubleheader

Emerson Keenan

February 15, 2014


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After the Wildcats split the doubleheader on Friday, they fell flat in the doubleheader on Sunday, losing to the UC San Diego Tritons 4-0 and 10-4 respectively. Behind a strong pitching and five innings of work from Alex Molina, back to back triples in the sixth inning resulted in four earned runs. Molina also p...

’Cats win streak snapped to Golden Eagles

’Cats win streak snapped to Golden Eagles

benjamin marquez

February 15, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team's seven game winning streak was snapped Friday night to Cal State L.A after losing 83-71.In the first half, the 'Cats came out timid as the Golden Eagles established being the aggressors going on a 25-13 run in the final 12 minutes to have a lead 42-30 at halftime. In ...

Wildcats split doubleheader against UC San Diego

Angelo Boscacci

February 15, 2014


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The Wildcats softball team started conference play on the road against UC San Diego as it split a two-game set losing the first game 2-0 and winning the second game 2-1. Game one saw it's only two runs scored in the first inning by UC San Diego. Caitlin Brown reached on a fielders' choice which scored ...

Wildcats soar to victory against Golden Eagles

Sergio Sanchez

February 15, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team broke the hearts of Cal State L.A. Friday night with a comeback started by senior Giordano Estrada to snag a victory on the road, 63-61.Estrada finished the game with 12 points, but scored 10 straight in the second half to tie the game at 61 with 1:36 left to play.Chico State's la...

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

Nicholas Woodard

February 15, 2014


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This week I’ve been asking everyone I can about one particular sports story. The discussions that ensued have, for the most part, been entirely different from each other. Yet they have all revolved around the same, suddenly polarizing athlete — Michael Sam. The senior college football player and NFL hopeful from the...

Wildcats share gameday preparation rituals

Wildcats share gameday preparation rituals

Ryan Grady

February 13, 2014


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  Gameday preparation can determine if athletes hurdle their way over the competition or get hit in the head with a bat. Keeping the energy up throughout the day is most important, said Michael Kicenski, a junior who competes in the high jump for the Chico State track and field team. ...

Coaches carry ‘Cats athletic aspirations

Angelo Boscacci

February 12, 2014


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Generally, when people consider the dedication and pressure that goes into sports they think about athletes. The coach becomes an afterthought, running around the sidelines as the game progresses on the field or on the court. However, a strong coach is the backbone of a good team. Coaches face more and more pressure a...

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Sergio Sanchez

February 12, 2014


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Al Pacino gave a speech to his team in “Any Given Sunday” that resonates with every athlete hoping to beat competition in unfamiliar territory. “The margin for error is so small,” Pacino said. “I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, and you don’t ...

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