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’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 ...

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Wildcat baseball catches preseason awards

Nicholas Woodard

February 12, 2014


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Pitching and defense go hand in hand. A pitcher needs his defense to make plays behind him and the defense relies on the pitcher to set the pace of the game. Luckily, the Chico State baseball team has two of the best players covering these positions. Senior pitcher Nick Baker and junior shortstop Cody Slader lead in pit...

Returning roster ready for women’s lacrosse

Returning roster ready for women’s lacrosse

Lee Masten

February 11, 2014


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The 2014 season looks like a bright one for the Chico State women’s lacrosse team. Many starters will return to show new members how it’s done as they take on the other teams competing in the Western Women’s Lacrosse League. They finished last year with an 8-5 league record but fell one game short of reaching the championships. Although...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Triple threat leads winning streak

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014


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Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

Seven game winning streak in tact for Wildcats

Seven game winning streak in tact for Wildcats

benjamin marquez

February 9, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team kept their seven game winning streak alive Saturday after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 74-72.In a crazy game at Acker Gym the Wildcats rode to victory on a game winning put back by Mckenzie Dalthrop. In the first half, both teams battled back and forth as the 'Cats found th...

Wildcats topple Coyotes in overtime battle

Wildcats topple Coyotes in overtime battle

Sergio Sanchez

February 9, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a heart-breaking loss with an overtime thriller against the NCAA Division II 12th-ranked Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Defeating the Coyotes by a final score of 86-82.It would take another five minutes for the 'Cats to get a victory at home Satur...

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