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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...

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014


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The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

’Cats roll through Spartans

’Cats roll through Spartans

Lee Masten

February 1, 2014


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The Wildcats completely ran through the San Jose State Spartans this Saturday en route to a 34-0 smack down. The Wildcats won possession first and within the first few minutes already had their first try by Ian McLens. The next possessions were tough but Chico State was able to keep the ball out of the Spartans’...

’Cats defeat rival Sonoma State

Sergio Sanchez

February 1, 2014


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The Chico State men's basketball team won a tough game against rival Sonoma State by a final score of 76-68.Jordan Semple scored a game-high 25 points for the 'Cats. Coming off the bench Semple also had six rebounds, blocked three shots and dished out three assists and two steals. Despite shooting 54.17% from the field for Chico State compared to 4...

’Cats dominate Seawolves at home

benjamin marquez

February 1, 2014


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In the first half, the Wildcats played safe and sound converting multiple fast breaks to find themselves up 37-28 at halftime. In the second half, the 'Cats came out aggressive and stepped the tempo up to leave the SeaWolves in the dust 79-45. Seniors Jazmine Miller and Analise Riezebos lead the...

Former football players tackle rugby

Former football players tackle rugby

Ryan Grady

January 29, 2014


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Football and rugby are both aggressive, high-energy and intense sports. It’s no surprise former football players seem to make an impression on the rugby field. For three Chico State Wildcats, the transition from football to rugby took some time, but has been successful. Juniors J.W. Davis, an agricultural business major, Bra...

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