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Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Lars Gustafson
April 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

Sports rivalries are without a doubt one of the most exciting aspects of sports. Whether the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks or the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Boston Celtics, rivalry games are played with bragging rights on the line. Here is a look at some of the Wi...

Wildcats lose series finale

Wildcats lose series finale

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
March 24, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats lost the series finale to the number 11 ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sunday, 3-7. The Broncos broke open the game with two runs in the first, one in the second, and two in the fourth. The 'Cats tried to answer back in the second with an RBI by first year outfielder Tyler Alev, driving in ju...

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

Wildcats claw away win against Coyotes

James Groh
March 20, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino on Sunday March 15th. After four scoreless innings the scoring was opened up in the fifth. Chico State drew first blood. Junior infielder James Hatano capitalized off a San Bernadino throwing error putting the 'Cats on the board. Shortly after Hatano scored, junior...

Wildcats defend home turf

Wildcats defend home turf

Breanna Barnard
March 20, 2015
Filed under Track and field

The Wildcat Invitational kicked off with the Chico State women's track and field team sweeping in almost every event.No NCAA Provisional or Automatic qualifying marks were made on the women's side, but the men had four.In the finals for the 100 meter hurdles on the women side, the 'Cats swept first through forth giving ...

Wildcats drop both games in double header

Wildcats drop both games in double header

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
March 12, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

It was a tough weekend for the Chico State baseball team as they lost both games of a double header against the UC San Diego Tritons, 7-10 and 3-4 respectively. Game 1 The Tritons struck first scoring two runs in the bottom of the second against junior pitcher Brad Lohse. The Wildcats answered with a ...

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Wildcats on the prowl for playoff glory

Julie Ortega
March 11, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In its 100th season, the Chico State men's basketball team has made the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fourth time in a row. The Wildcats' success this season has set the team's bar high for expectations. Before clinching a spot in the playoffs, the team went on a 10-game winning streak — one of the longest since 2...

‘Cats split weekend series

‘Cats split weekend series

Dylan Wakefield
March 7, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

After breezing past San Francisco State on Friday in the series openers, the ‘Cats offense struggled against the refurbished Gator defense who held them to only four runs for the day. Game 1 Chico State threw the first punch in their Saturday morning duel with junior Ashley Huff scoring from third-b...

Wildcats fall against winless Gators

Lars Gustafson
February 26, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team lost 61-53 in a tough game against the San Francisco State on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored first with a three-pointer and had the first lead of the game, but the Gators went on a 28-6 run. San Francisco State took the lead and held it for the rest ...

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Wildcats shake off tough season, pursue playoff spot

Breanna Barnard
February 20, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Time for some victory. The Chico State women's basketball season is coming to an end with only four games remaining this season. The 'Cats have dealt with ups and downs, racking up 14 losses and eight wins. They don't have many more chances to snag some wins and qualify for the Division II playoffs. ...

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Wildcat golf swings back into action

Matthew Vislosky
February 18, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women's golf team will be getting back into the swing of things on Feb. 23 in Austin, Texas. After coming off its best finish in the fall at third place, keeping that momentum up can be a struggle. But this time it is a little different, said Nick Green, the team's head coach. "Luckily this semester as opposed to last, we were ...

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Wildcats aim to repeat success in spring season

Kevin Lucena
February 17, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

Led by All-American golfers Alistair Docherty, Justin Wiles and Lee Gearhart, the Chico State men's golf team is eager to get back on the links. Last semester, the team competed in five tournaments, picking up a pair of individual and team titles along the way. The 'Cats finished the semester ranked second in the na...

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Breanna Barnard
February 8, 2015
Filed under Cross Country, Track and field

Runners on your mark. Get set. Bang. The switch over from cross-country to track and field season is quickly creeping up. With both the Wildcat men's and women's cross-country teams placing in the NCAA Championships this past fall, the 'Cats are ready to bring their energy into track and...

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