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Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State women's basketball lost their fifth straight game, by only one point in Thursday nights game at Cal State Los Angeles, with the largest lead being only six points. The game came down to the final play. The Wildcats were down 49-52 with just over a minute to play when McKena Barker got...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Broncos trample Wildcats’ winning streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats were at an all-time high on their four-game winning streak facing off against California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, the second seed in their conference. That energy was soon shut down by the Broncos’ defensive presence on the court. “We should’ve came out with more energy,...

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

Wildcats fall short in comeback attempt against Cal Poly Pomona

Matthew Ferreira

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team lost their game against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday by a score of 62-50. The Wildcats got out to a quick start offensively after junior guard Madison Wong drained a three-pointer to give the team an early 5-2 lead. The teams stayed close through most of...

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Double overtime tires Wildcats women’s basketball

Ricardo Tovar

February 16, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coming off of two losses the Wildcats were looking to defend their home court on Thursday night. Squaring off against the 9-13 Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes seemed like the perfect slump buster. However, just like their contest in January, the Coyotes emerged with the victory. An 11-2 start by the...

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Brandon Downs

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been looking forward to Thursday's game for weeks. "I told my teammates we owe these guys revenge, you...

Wildcats place fifth at Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Wildcats place fifth at Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Matthew Ferreira

February 13, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Chico State women’s golf team finished the second day of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout, held in Lincoln, on Tuesday tied for fifth place.The Wildcats entered the day tied for sixth place with Cal State East Bay and were able to edge them out by a stroke to tie with Dixie State at 631 total team stro...

Wildcats tie for sixth in day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Wildcats tie for sixth in day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 12, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Chico State women's golf looks to redeem themselves this week, as unfavorable weather conditions in the Sea Lion Invitational caused the Wildcats to tumble to 10th place. The team came back at Mukini Sushi Shootout, hosted at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, ending the day with a 27-over par...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge of qualifying for playoffs, and the basketball teams were getting ready to kick off their season. The...

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to cope with the coming months.There are all kinds of options to keep you entertain...

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