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Slacklining swarms campus

Slacklining swarms campus

benjamin marquez

September 23, 2013


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What do you get when you mix a trampoline, a rope and a seat belt? Slacklining. This wobbly sport requires balance and typically uses nylon or polyester webbing suspended between two anchor points, such as trees. The slackliner must attempt to walk from one end to the other without falling off. ...

Photo gallery | Men’s soccer team wins in overtime

Photo gallery | Men’s soccer team wins in overtime

September 22, 2013


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Women’s soccer falls to Pomona in OT

Women’s soccer falls to Pomona in OT

Nicholas Woodard

September 22, 2013


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The Chico State women’s soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 overtime loss Sunday at home against Cal Poly Pomona. The game featured a scoreless first period with four combined shots on goal, including two by Chico State’s Gail Bassett. Goalkeeper Brianna Furner had one save in the period as part of the Wildcats defensive effort. The second h...

Men’s soccer wins in overtime thriller

Men’s soccer wins in overtime thriller

Sergio Sanchez

September 22, 2013


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The men’s soccer defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 1-0 Sunday in an exciting, physical game that ended in overtime. The 'Cats began the game controlling the ball for the majority of the first half. A good opportunity came from a header by Matt Hurlow off a corner kick, which sailed just ove...

Lower body strength critical to success

Lower body strength critical to success

Thembiso Mawema

September 21, 2013


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Name one sport that doesn’t require lower body strength. Having a hard time? That’s probably because lower body strength is a baseline to being great at nearly every sport. Lower body strength is the most important aspect to being a strong soccer player, said Chico State forward Hector Cibrian. Players need strong leg...

Intramural sports offers opportunities to everyone

Jordyn Provence

September 21, 2013


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One of the ways many students find themselves getting involved at Chico State is by engaging in intramural sports. Through a wide variety of options such as flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball or softball, students can challenge themselves academically and athletically at Chico. The sports...

Women’s soccer coach reaches milestone

Women’s soccer coach reaches milestone

Nicholas Woodard

September 21, 2013


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Chico State women’s soccer head coach Kim Sutton doesn’t like to keep track of numbers. Fortunately, others have done that for her. Sutton recently won her 250th game as a head coach in a successful career that spans more than 20 years. She’s spent the last 13 at Chico State. Sutton said ...

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

benjamin marquez

September 21, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball team went five sets deep Friday, defeating Cal State Monterey Bay three sets to two (25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 20-25, 15-11). A trio of Wildcats led the charge, with 18 kills a piece from junior Ellie Larronde, sophomore Hannah Wilkins and junior Lindsay Quigley. In the first set, both teams played w...

Undefeated no more

Sergio Sanchez

September 21, 2013


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The Chico State men’s soccer team had its home opener spoiled Friday by the visiting UC San Diego Tritons, who handed the 'Cats its first loss of the season in a 1-0 finish. There were plenty of opportunities for both teams to score in the first half. The 'Cats did a good job pushing...

Women’s soccer pull off tie in double OT

Taylor Maddox

September 21, 2013


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The Chico State women’s soccer team had their hands full Thursday in a double overtime thriller at UC San Diego.Chico State came out firing on all cylinders, attempting five shots in the first half alone yet failing to capitalize on the offensive flurry.Both teams went scoreless in the first 45 minut...

Freshmen athletes find new home

Sergio Sanchez

September 21, 2013


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The reputation of being a party school is not one Chico State likes or wants. But that does not keep incoming freshmen athletes from deciding to call Chico their home during their collegiate career. What attracts them to the campus is the beauty of it, having the fourth biggest municipal park ...

Volleyball team wins first home game

Volleyball team wins first home game

Ben Marquez

September 18, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball won its first home game of the season Wednesday, beating Cal State Stanislaus three sets to one in front of a rowdy crowd. The Wildcats had great play from junior outside hitter Ellie Larronde, who recorded 17 kills and 14 digs. Freshman setter Torey Thompson had a game high 4...

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