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Sixth straight win for ’Cats basketball

benjamin marquez

February 8, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team kept their winning streak alive Friday and extended it to six games after a hug win over UC San Diego.The Wildcats battled the whole game to pull of a rugged victory 55-42.In the first half, the 'Cats started off slow, being down 12-2 to turn it around and find...

Saturday’s match against Stanford Postponed

Sharon Martin

February 7, 2014


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The rugby match between Chico State and Stanford has been postponed due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for some time in March. More details about the rescheduled match will be released later in the semester.Sharon Martin can be reached at [email protected] or @SharonBMartin on Twitter. ...

Baker throws strikes in Thursday’s sweep

Greg Silvia

February 7, 2014


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The Chico State men’s baseball team got back to their winning ways, grabbing two victories from Azusa Pacific Thursday afternoon. During game one, the Wildcats broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning when catcher Jake Bailey smacked a two run single into right field. The ’Cats would ...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014


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The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

Dynamic duo take ‘Cats basketball to great heights

benjamin marquez

February 5, 2014


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The San Antonio Spurs had Tim Duncan and David Robinson, who won multiple NBA championships together and were a successful duo. Now, Chico State's McKenzie Dalthorp and Analise Riezebos, senior forwards, are mirroring the Spurs' duo and developing their own legacy on the women's basketball team.Both Dalthorp and Riezebos ...

Getting ready to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics

Greg Silvia

February 4, 2014


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The United States heads into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the biggest team in the history of the games. With 230 members comprising Team USA, the team plans to break the record of 37 medals overall, a record it set in the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Sochi Games kick off with the opening cerem...

Wildcats win last two games of tournament

Wildcats win last two games of tournament

Emerson Keenan

February 3, 2014


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After a tough three losses on Saturday, the 'Cats, earned two wins on Sunday against non conference opponents, Holy Names and Dominican, to round out the Best of the West tournament in Turlock. They beat Holy Names 3-0 in the first game, getting on the scoreboard in the 4th inning on a RBI single by Courtn...

Field star vaults her way to award

Field star vaults her way to award

Emerson Keenan

February 3, 2014


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After four years of competing in track and gymnastics at Chico High, Kasey Barnett added pole vaulting to her repertoire during her first season at Chico State. For the now-21-year-old senior recreation administration major, it's definitely paid off."I came to Chico mostly for the track program," Barnett said. "Coach Oliver pulle...

Defense dominant for third straight Wildcat win

Defense dominant for third straight Wildcat win

Sergio Sanchez

February 2, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team dominated both ends of the court Saturday night against the San Francisco State Gators. The 'Cats beat the Gators by a score of 71-57 at Acker Gym.Chico State's defense was outstanding, causing a total of 23 turnovers with 20 points coming off those turnovers. The offense did n...

Rough season opener for Chico State softball

Rough season opener for Chico State softball

Angelo Boscacci

February 2, 2014


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The Best of the West Invitational in Turlock didn't start as planned for the Chico State softball team as they dropped three straight games to open tournament play Saturday. The first game was no contest as the Wildcats failed to score against Cal State San Marcos. Cal State San Marcos scored runs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings and eventually ...

Thriller in Acker, Wildcats defeat San Francisco State

benjamin marquez

February 1, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team won a thriller in Acker Gym 67-66 over San Francisco State. In the first half, both teams battled back and forth keeping it a stalemate 36-35 at halftime. In the second half, the Wildcats came out slow, but made an impressive comeback to take home the victory 6...

Wildcats open season with series split

Wildcats open season with series split

Greg Silvia

February 1, 2014


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The Chico State men’s baseball team got the season off to a rough start splitting a double header against Fresno Pacific.   They lost the first game 4-3, but were able to take the second game 4-1.   Going into the season ranked #12 in the nation, the expectations were high...

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