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‘Cats dominate in series opener

‘Cats dominate in series opener

Ryan Grady

February 21, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

  The Chico State baseball team cruised past Academy of the Arts Friday 8-2 on a warm day at Nettleton Stadium. Starting pitcher Nick Baker set the tone by throwing six and two-thirds scoreless innings. Baker struck out six and walked only one. The win now puts Baker at a 2-1 for the season. ...

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Women’s golf squad finishes third in Texas tourney

Jordyn Provence

February 20, 2014


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The Wildcat women’s golf momentum continues as they start off the 2013-2014 spring. The team ended the St. Mary's Lady Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas in the final round with a collective 20-over par 308 Tuesday, which allowed them to work their way up to a third place finish in the 36-hole play car...

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Men’s basketball team break starting record

Lee Masten

February 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

After a convincing 71-57 defeat over San Francisco State on Feb. 1, the Chico State men’s basketball team repeated history, playing its best start since 1941. The Wildcats tied its best starting record through 18 games by going 14-4. For the 2014 Wildcats, 10 of those wins came from within the...

Long distances do not derail family support

Long distances do not derail family support

Nicholas Woodard

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Family matters; in life and in sports. Chico State athletics are no exception. Family plays a huge role for many Wildcats in their respective sports, regardless of distance. For players like Sarah Rebibo, a junior guard on the women’s basketball team, family is the very reason she got into the sport. Rebibo said she began playi...

Strength and conditioning club teaches healthy techniques

Sergio Sanchez

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

If flipping tractor tires or pulling a pickup truck sounds fun, meet the Wildcat Strength and Conditioning Club. The club teaches proper technique and movements to local students and athletes, and its members are passionate about health and wellness. Becka Shaver, president of the club, said it is a gre...

Rugby rookies drive for championship pitch

Greg Silvia

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

Winning the USA Rugby College National Championships is a goal of the Chico State women’s rugby team’s strong rookie class. After five seniors graduated last year, the Wildcats were able to get an influx of youthful talent, adding nine rookies to this year’s squad. Natalie Oelsner, a three-year member of th...

Women solid in Texas Invitational

Jordyn Provence

February 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

After three months, the Chico State women’s golf team is picking up right where it left off as they take on their first event of the spring. The women are in sixth place after the opening round of the St. Mary's Lady Rattler Invitational at Dominion Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. In Monday...

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014


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The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...

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