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‘Cats fall short to Cal State East Bay

‘Cats fall short to Cal State East Bay

benjamin marquez

January 17, 2014


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The Chico State women's basketball team lost Friday to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 64-61. In a nail bitting game, the 'Cats fell short by a missed free throw from senior point guard Courtney Hamilton. In the first half the Wildcats played sloppy and had difficulties breaking the Pioneers press and half co...

‘Cats compete for Sacramento’s new pro soccer team

December 18, 2013


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The beauty of a tryout at any level is that an individual gets an opportunity to show why their skills make them special. This past week, three Chico State men’s soccer players experienced this beauty, on the grandest of levels. Seniors Octavio Guzman, Jake Ward and Tyson Crim made it past the f...

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Point guard for the Wildcats achieves success on and off the court

Jordyn Provence

December 18, 2013


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Chico State has been home to Courtney Hamilton, a point guard for the women’s basketball team, for the past four years. Throughout her time as a Wildcat, Hamilton has made a lasting impact on the program. Jazmine Miller, guard for the ‘Cats, has played with Hamilton all four years and says that sh...

Wildcat Athletics reach new highs in 2013

Greg Silvia

December 18, 2013


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Track and Field The Chico State track and field program’s season was highlighted by J Patrick Smith’s second consecutive NCAA Division II national championship in the decathlon. Smith recorded a career high score of 7,612, breaking his own personal record and the stadium record. On the women’s side, Rob...

Transfer student brings new edge to Wildcat basketball

Taylor Maddox

December 17, 2013


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Chico State received an early Christmas present this winter, in the form of a scrappy 6-foot-1-inch player out of Concord. In his first year as a Wildcat, senior guard Giordano Estrada has taken the men’s basketball program by storm, putting on a clinic for fans at Acker Gym with stunning 3-pt shooting displays and tireless defensive effort. Estrada has been an integral contrib...

Assistant coaches seek out second jobs

Sergio Sanchez

December 15, 2013


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Vince Lombardi, Phil Jackson, and Bill Walsh were all legendary head coaches. But like Drake said, they all started from the bottom. All began their coaching careers as assistant coaches, a position that often gets overlooked by fans and the media. Nick Green, an assistant c...

Wildcats defeat visiting Cal State Stanislaus, improve to 7-1

Wildcats defeat visiting Cal State Stanislaus, improve to 7-1

Taylor Maddox

December 15, 2013


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The Chico State men’s basketball team tasted sweet revenge Saturday, routing visitors Cal State Stanislaus, 88-67. The Wildcats were eager to take care of some unfinished business against the Warriors, the team responsible for handing them their only loss of the season on November 16th. Wildcats guard Rashad Parker came out swinging ...

Men’s basketball team hosts basketball youth clinic

Brett Appley

December 12, 2013


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Pizza, prizes and basketball instruction. There aren’t many places where children can find such a wonderful combination, but at the Chico State Basketball Clinic on Dec. 15, that’s exactly what they’ll get.Hosted by the talented Chico State men’s basketball team and run by ass...

‘Cats give back

‘Cats give back

benjamin marquez

December 10, 2013


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Waking up on Christmas morning with gifts under the Christmas tree is a dream for many children. And this year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is helping to make that dream a reality. The committee, which is made up of at least two representatives from each of the university’s 13 sports teams, participated in the University’s Needy Children Pro...

Cats end two-game skid

Sergio Sanchez

December 10, 2013


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The Chico State women’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak with a close victory over rival Sonoma State, 65-58. The first half was controlled by the ’Cats holding the ’Wolves to only shooting 30% from the field, while Chico State shot 43.8% from the field and led 36-29. An...

Sport club struggles from lack of funding

Sport club struggles from lack of funding

Greg Silvia

December 9, 2013


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Unbeknownst to many students at Chico State, several sports teams are struggle every year to remain afloat. There are 19 club sports recognized by the Competitive Sport Clubs of Chico State, including water skiing, rugby, inline hockey, ultimate Frisbee, soccer and many more. But unlike NCAA-affil...

Come-back ‘Cats get road victory

benjamin marquez

December 9, 2013


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The Chico State men's basketball team proved its resilience Saturday, coming back from an 11-point defecit against Sonoma Sate to earn a 79-68 victory. In the on-goings of the first half, the Wildcats couldn't buy a basket and were down 18-7 before head coach Greg Clink called a timeout to regroup....

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