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Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Noah Andrews

February 9, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State softball hosted the San Francisco State Gators Friday in a doubleheader. The games represented the first league play for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) this season, and both teams were looking to start off on a good note. The first game of the doubleheader kicked...

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Noah Andrews

February 4, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats Women's Softball team opened up their season this weekend at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been historically good to the Wildcats since they first entered the 24 team field in 2017. Going undefeate...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

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...

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Katalina Santamaria

May 13, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team is the NCAA West Regional Champions after a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over Cal Baptist in the tournament final. The Wildcats extended their win streak to 28, their overall record to 53-3 and their 23rd straight win at University Softball Field. In a rematch of yesterday’s...

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

May 12, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

After winnings the first two games at home of the NCAA West Regional, the Chico State softball team has now won 27 in a row and has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday morning. The Wildcats are now 52-3 on the season.Chico State entered the NCAA West Regionals tournament as the No. 1 se...

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team leads the league in almost every batting and pitching category along with some of its top players ranking amongst the top three. Individually all their hard work has paid off after nine Wildcats were recognized with 2018 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association ho...

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Austin Schreiber

May 6, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 3-2 behind ace pitcher Haley Gilham.It was the first CCAA tournamen...

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria

May 5, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

Wildcats softball finishes regular season on 22 game win streak entering CCAA Tournament

Wildcats softball finishes regular season on 22 game win streak entering CCAA Tournament

Katalina Santamaria

April 30, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team capped off season play with a four-game series sweep over San Francisco State, extending the team's win streak to 22. Following the weekend sweep, the Wildcats finish the season with a record of 47-3 and have secured their spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Associ...

Wildcats softball team set a new single season wins record with sweep of Jacks

Wildcats softball team set a new single season wins record with sweep of Jacks

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

April 22, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team improved to 43-3 in its four game sweep of Humboldt State. In doing so, Chico State also set a new single-season wins record, breaking the mark of 40 set in both 1980 and 2016. One pitcher who has broken several records as a Wildcat had another strong weekend in Humboldt. Ha...

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Katalina Santamaria, Caitlyn Young, and Kate Angeles

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Video, Visuals, Wildcat of the Week

The Chico State softball team has a lot to be proud of in their record breaking 39-3 season that included a perfect 20-0 home record at University Softball Field. From one of the Wildcats' greatest all-time pitcher, to a league-leading hitter, this years senior class has shown their dedication and pa...

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