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Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


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

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Softball team dominates conference honors

Softball team dominates conference honors

Anna Baytosh

May 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State softball dominated the CCAA in All-Conference honors with six total honorable mention players. Three of the 15 first-team picks were senior Wildcats. Catcher Brynn Lesovsky, infielder Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook were selected by the league’s coaches to complete the list...

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Gabriella Bermudez

May 12, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team has had an impressive run this season. Among the five seniors who will be leaving the team after this season, we will bid farewell to Chico State's all-time home run leader senior first base Desiree' Gonzalez. Desiree's Beginning It all began in Pasadena in front of...

Wildcat softball player crosses the ocean

Wildcat softball player crosses the ocean

Esther Briggs

May 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

As the school year comes to an end, many seniors will hang up their cleats, put their bats away and remember the fun memories they made playing college softball. However for one senior, Brooke Langeloh, this won’t be how her career ends. After her graduation ceremony on May 21, she is heading s...

Softball chants bring unity

Softball chants bring unity

Esther Briggs

May 6, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

As the Chico State softball team fights in the NCAA Division II tournament, one thing that keeps the team strong is the chants the players use throughout the game. The chants have come from all over, and although no one person created them, they are passed down through the years. According to senior Alli ...

Softball loses CCAA title match

Softball loses CCAA title match

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Softball pitcher launches first career home run in win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham went 0-for-10 all of last season, but launched her first collegiate home run and pitched seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the San Francisco State Gators to split a doubleheader on April 23 at home. Gilham's 1-for-3 performance at the plate brought her batting average t...

Wildcats fall short at home

Wildcats fall short at home

Gabriella Bermudez

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco State Gators 1-2 in Chico on April 23.The loss puts their conference play record at 33-12 with an overall record of 24-11.The 'Cats and Gators were held at a standstill for the beginning of the game; neither t...

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In Game 2 on Sunday, April 17, the Wildcats were coming out of a loss earlier in the day. Their winning streak was broken, but their determination and teamwork was still there. Runs were at a premium in Game 2, although East Bay pitcher Tatiana Beilstein held the ‘Cats to only one hit in the fi...

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Gabriella Bermudez

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 1-2 in Hayward on April 17.The loss snaps the Wildcats' 14-game win streak and their first since March 25. This drops their conference record to 23-10 with an overall record of 32-11. The Wildcats ...

Softball team dominates doubleheader

Softball team dominates doubleheader

Danielle Pubill

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team won both games against Cal State East Bay on April 16, finishing off the doubleheader with a 4-2 win in the second game. Sophomore pitcher Haley Gilham got the win and increased her overall record to 14 wins and seven losses.The big hitters for the Wildcats in Game 2 were s...

Wildcats take first game of the series

Wildcats take first game of the series

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

In Game 1 of the weekend, Chico State against Cal State East Bay Pioneers doubleheader, Chico came out with the first victory on April 16. They wasted no time in putting a score on the board. First-year Ari Marsh reached on an error and scored on senior Brynn Lesovsky's double to right-center field....

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