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Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Matthew Ferreira

March 27, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Showcase, Soccer, Sports

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson

December 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Connor Mcpherson

November 9, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett Hogbin scored a goal at the 87th minute to cut LA’s lead to 2-1, but Chico couldn’t capitaliz...

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Connor Mcpherson

November 4, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

In a heartbreaking loss, the Chico men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end, as they were put down by Cal State LA by a score of 1-0 with just 22 seconds left in the second and final overtime. After a great save on a penalty kick by Wildcats keeper Damion Lewis, Los Angeles managed to get the rebound and ...

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

Wesley Harris

November 3, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico State women’s soccer is hoping their second place finish in the regular season is sufficient enough to advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament after an early exit in the conference tournament. Sonoma State’s three penalty kicks bettered Chico to advance t...

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Connor Mcpherson

October 31, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

They say a 2-0 lead is the worst kind of lead in soccer, but the Wildcats have proven otherwise. Coming off of a second straight 2-0 shutout against the 20th best team in the country in UC Sand Diego, Chico has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with not only in their conference, but in the n...

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Connor Mcpherson

October 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Despite some questionable officiating, the Chico men’s soccer team was able to come away, not only with a 2-0 victory, but also with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Although they didn’t know it at the time, this game ended up being the first of two straight mat...

Women’s soccer finishes season strong on senior day

Women’s soccer finishes season strong on senior day

Andrew Baumgartner

October 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Senior day for the Chico State women's soccer team could not have gone any better for the home squad. All of the Wildcats seniors were honored before their game against the first place UC San Diego Tritons. After the ceremony the game would begin with emotions running high as both teams were looking t...

Chico State men’s soccer manages seventh shutout victory

Chico State men’s soccer manages seventh shutout victory

Wesley Harris

October 26, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico’s sonic start was enough to clasp a win over Cal State San Marcos on Thursday. Damion Lewis snagged six saves in the shutout. The Wildcats are optimistic in climbing the California Collegiate Athletic Association ranks in their final home game. Chico State arrived at University Stadium following...

Women’s Soccer back on the road to Victory

Women’s Soccer back on the road to Victory

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team started on a climactic note with an amazing save by Brenna Meier within the first five minutes of play.“It was kind of frustrating, you don’t want them to shoot," Meier said. "I am just there as the last save but luckily they didn’t have grea...

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