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Chico State men and women fall to Tritons in CCAA semifinals

Chico State men and women fall to Tritons in CCAA semifinals

Courtney Chapman and Justin Couchot

March 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

In a must win matchup for Chico State basketball where all 100 percent was needed from all its players, it was the UC San Diego Tritons who stood strong, defeating the Wildcat men 66-49, and 67-48 for the women.For the men, they went in as the higher seed in their matchup. However, when you shoot 29 ...

Wildcats softball team looking to break school records

Wildcats softball team looking to break school records

Katalina Santamaria

February 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s softball team is now 17-0 on the season where they are slowly reaching new heights to possibly break individual as well as team records.Pitching: ERA: Starting pitcher Haley Gilham currently holds the school's record for top ERA by a pitcher in a season at 1.31 and Gilh...

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Austin Schreiber

February 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

It was an exciting night for Chico State basketball, as both the men and women emerged victorious in the first round of the playoffs.The women defeated Cal State Los Angeles by a score of 78-62, and the men defeated Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 84-63.The two games were higlighted by dominant...

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Katalina Santamaria and Caitlyn Young

February 27, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Video

Senior pitcher Haley Gilham is making her name known this season after a dominant start with a 9-0 record and an ERA of 0.70. The softball team is currently undefeated sitting at 17-0 on the season. Gilham currently holds the school record for single-season wins at 23 and she is only three wins behind th...

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Andrew Baumgartner

February 25, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Track and field

Lance Huber is only a freshman on Chico State's track team, but he has his eyes set on getting to the Olympics in the future. Huber is a business major and a pole vaulter for the track and field team at Chico State and is from Loomis, California. "I want to make it to nationals, make podium in...

Wildcats offense shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Wildcats offense  shows up as power surge leads Wildcats past Seawolves

Austin Schreiber

February 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team that had been struggling to hit for power brought their bats to Sonoma State, breaking out with three home runs in four games over the weekend. The Wildcats took three of four games from the Seawolves, winning 5-1 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday, and 9-3 on Sunday. They are now 8...

Chico softball stays perfect following four game sweep of Cal State East Bay

Chico softball stays perfect following four game sweep of Cal State East Bay

Justin Couchot

February 24, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team increased its undefeated record to 17-0 (12-0 CCAA) Saturday with back-to-back double header wins against Cal State East Bay. They won 1-0 and 10-1 Friday, while finishing strong Saturday winning 4-2 in the first game and 4-1 in the second. In game one of Saturday's doubleheader, ...

With sweep of Seawolves, both men and women bring playoff basketball to Acker Gym in Chico

With sweep of Seawolves, both men and women bring playoff basketball to Acker Gym in Chico

Courtney Chapman

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Sonoma State Seawolves were no match for our Wildcats this weekend with losses of 75-68 against the women and 65-62 against the men. Seniors Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor were putting work in on the court and points up on the board. Branham ended the game with 18 points while Taylor ended her...

Wildcats track and field dominate Chico Multi Classic

Wildcats track and field dominate Chico Multi Classic

Andrew Baumgartner

February 24, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports, Track and field

In their first action of the year, Chico State track and field dominated the heptathlon and decathlon with senior Lane Andrews winning the decathlon and senior Melanie O'Brien winning the heptathlon.The Chico Multi Classic was held Thursday and Friday afternoon at Chico State.The men's track and field ...

Women win as Branham breaks 3-point record while men struggle in San Francisco

Women win as Branham breaks 3-point record while men struggle in San Francisco

Courtney Chapman

February 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State women dominated the San Fransisco State Gators in an exciting game resulting in a win of 63-49. The men fought hard but ultimately lost 38-67 against the Gators.Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor both shined on the court, scoring a combined total of 34 out of the 63 total game points sc...

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Why are steroid users still being left out of the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Austin Schreiber

February 22, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

Although many people feel that steroid users are cheaters who don't deserve awards, I believe that outstanding players should still be allowed in the Hall of Fame. Let me tell you why.Only four players were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year: Chipper Jones (97.2 percent of votes), Vladimir Guerrero (92.9 perc...

Wildcat of the Week – Senior Basketball Edition

Wildcat of the Week – Senior Basketball Edition

Courtney Chapman

February 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Showcase, Sports, Video

On a special edition of Wildcat of the Week, Chico State basketball seniors Kayla Taylor, Jalen McFerren, Haley Cremen, Corey Silverstrom, Whitney Branham and Isaiah Ellis and Jo Paine reminisced about their time at Chico. Q: What are your plans after college? Corey: I plan on pursuing a pro...

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