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Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Wildcats wet their toes with water field trip

Amelia Storm and George Johnston
May 3, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

Last weekend, 36 students and three faculty members got a firsthand look at water rights and usage all across Northern California. The overnight trip was put on by Eric Houk, a professor in the College of Agriculture, with help from Jennifer Rotnem who works at the Center for Water and Environment. Destinations...

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 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....

Wildcats shine in Twilight Invitational

Wildcats shine in Twilight Invitational

Jason Spies
April 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team put on a show in its one and only home meet of the season. Whether it was the throwers, jumpers or sprinters, every facet of this talented group was on display April 8-9 at the Twilight Invitational. Men’s Results Sophomore Nolan Nagle won the hammer throwing ...

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Gabriella Bermudez
April 5, 2016
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team won all six games at the Tournament of Champions this weekend. The final game resulted in a mercy victory against the University of Hawaii at Hilo, with a final score of 8-0 after the fifth inning on April 3, in Turlock.The win extends the Wildcats' away record to 12-4 w...

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...

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