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Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Strong pitching performance leads Wildcats over Tritons

Carlos Islas
March 27, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

In another game featuring strong pitching and offensive power, the 27th ranked Chico State baseball team defeated the 23rd ranked UC San Diego Tritons 7-0 in the first of three games at home on Friday, March 25. With the win, the Wildcats' record improves to 18-6 overall and 8-4 in conference play. Wildcats...

ESPN3 comes to town to cover Wildcat basketball

ESPN3 comes to town to cover Wildcat basketball

Carlos Islas
February 24, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The national spotlight and the eyes of an entire country were on Chico State and both of its basketball teams on Friday, Feb. 19 when the cameras of ESPN3 broadcasted the Wildcat games against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The game was available through ESPN3 which was accessible through WatchESPN.com, on phones...

Wildcats on caffeine

Wildcats on caffeine

Eric Mcguire
February 22, 2016
Filed under News

College life is full of peaks and valleys. This is especially true if caffeine is what fuels you. Students may become stuck in a cycle, stopping their caffeine intake when their tolerance becomes too high, and starting up again to feel that indispensable burst of energy. While there are a wide range of...

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Baseball team sweeps second consecutive weekend

Anna Baytosh
February 7, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team has developed a knack for winning. With its sixth consecutive win, the Wildcats are pre-empting their season with a great start. On Saturday, Feb. 6, Chico State faced the Point Loma Sea Lions for the third time in one weekend at Nettleton Stadium. Winning the game 3-1,...

Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Baseball team opens weekend with a win

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
February 5, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat the Point Loma University Seawolves 4-0 in the opening game of the weekend series on Feb. 5 at home. The win marks the 'Cats fourth straight win to start the season. The Wildcats started their scoring early with a RBI single by junior outfielder Josh Falco, scoring fellow...

Baseball sweeps weekend series

Baseball sweeps weekend series

January 31, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat the Menlo College Oaks 12-11 in 10 innings, then again 8-1 in the second game of a double header on Jan. 31 in Chico.The weekend sweep puts the team at 3-0 to start its season.Game 1: The Oaks came out swinging early in this one, scoring twice in the first inning, an...

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

Play Ball: Wildcat baseball looks to rebound in 2016

January 30, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Chico State baseball team returns to Nettleton Stadium determined to gain a spot in the 2016 College World Series. The Wildcats start their season at home against Menlo College on Saturday, Jan. 30. After ending last spring with an overall record of 18-25 and a winning percentage of .419, the...

Kayla Taylor improves her game on Wildcat territory

Kayla Taylor improves her game on Wildcat territory

December 7, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Scoring 28 points and sitting at third on the top scorers' list for the Chico State women's basketball team, transfer forward Kayla Taylor has made an immediate impact in her first year as a Wildcat.Taylor unexpectedly met women's basketball head coach Brian Fogel at a tournament in Oregon a few years ago where she competed on the same...

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Kenta Mcafee
November 4, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Sports

With both the men's and women's cross-country teams taking first place at the 2015 CCAA Championship, head coach Gary Towne opened up about the teams' successes as both head into NCAA competition.The Orion: Do you think Will Reyes and other members of the team will be able to compete past the collegiate level?Towne: Yes. There are guys that are ru...

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Jason Spies
September 1, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

Wildcats sweep Toros

Wildcats sweep Toros

Matthew Vislosky
May 1, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

Chico State women's softball team took on Cal State Dominguez Hills in a doubleheader on Saturday and like the one on Friday, they came away with two wins. Game 1The Wildcats struck first in the top of the first when junior center fielder Alli Cook scored off a walk to junior Brynn Lesovsky, which gave the '...

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Wildcat battles blazes as volunteer firefighter

Blaine Ball
April 27, 2015
Filed under Features

At up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, fires rapidly spread throughout Northern California's forests during the Golden State's dry summers. With almost no defense against the naturally occurring disaster, groups of trained and tested forest firefighters are called upon to protect the woodland. Amo...

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