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Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Wildcats rally late to beat Sonoma State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
January 19, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Both teams couldn’t seem to find the bottom of the net in the first half, but the Wildcats turned it around late to beat the Sonoma State Seawolves with a final score of 64-59 on Saturday night. The teams headed to the locker room with Chico State up 23-20 to end the first half. With 11:02 left in t...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Sean Park

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Sean Park

Kevin Lucena
November 28, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Before the crowd gets riled up, before the sneakers hit the hardwood floor, before that first tipoff, Sean Park catches up on sleep.Park, a former Chico State men's basketball player, has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year. Last year, Park started in 33 games for the Wildcats, bringing his career total to 119 games, tying him ...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Nick Baker

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Nick Baker

Emerson Keenan
November 18, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Sports

When athletes are deciding where to go to school, it sometimes comes down to where they can make the biggest impact right off the bat. For former Wildcat pitching ace Nick Baker, that was just one of the reasons he chose Chico State.Baker is currently a candidate for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year, after going 10-2 in 16 sta...

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Wildcats enter season highly ranked by NCAA

Angelo Boscacci
November 9, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Last season ended at the NCAA Elite Eight in Indianapolis for Chico State's men's basketball team, after losing by 15 to University of South Carolina Aiken. Fresh off that historic appearance, the Wildcats come into the new season ranked 15th in the nation by the NCAA Division II preseason coaches poll."...

Wildcat of the Year: Nominee Announcement

Wildcat of the Year: Nominee Announcement

Nicholas Woodard
November 4, 2014
Filed under Sports

2014 has been kind to Chico State athletics. Both the baseball and basketball teams made historic playoff runs. Track and field produced a series of record-breaking performances. Soccer volleyball and cross-country have burst onto the scene this fall with playoff opportunities and championship shots...

Former Wildcat to make marathon debut

Former Wildcat to make marathon debut

Kevin Lucena
October 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

Wake up at 5 a.m. Go for an eight-mile run. Work in the Integrative Physiology of Aging lab at the University of Colorado from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take another eight-mile run, head home for dinner, then off to bed to be ready to do it all again tomorrow.For former Chico State long-distance runner Kara Lubieniecki, t...

Wildcats track and field bringing big crop of recruits

Wildcats track and field bringing big crop of recruits

Emerson Keenan
October 13, 2014
Filed under Sports, Track and field

Losing 17 seniors doesn't happen every day. When it does, it can really hurt a team. Chico State men's track and field coach, Oliver Hanf, came prepared by bringing in a fresh class of 15 athletes to replenish the loss. Of the 15 athletes that joined the men's track and field team, there are eight transfers and seven freshmen."We brought in a bi...

Seawolves slam Wildcats in four sets

Seawolves slam Wildcats in four sets

Nick Reddy
October 12, 2014
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1 Scores: 10-25, 22-25, 27-25, 21-25Kills: Ellie Larronde (17); Lindsay Quigley (12).Digs: Shannon Cotton (17)Assists: Torey Thompson (39).[/box]Hoping to salvage a split on their weekend foray to the Bay Area, the Chico State women’s volleyball team came up short a...

Chico State women’s golf places 6th at GolfWeek Fall Invitational

Chico State women’s golf places 6th at GolfWeek Fall Invitational

Lars Gustafson
October 8, 2014
Filed under Golf, Sports

The Chico State women’s golf team had their best tournament of the season so far at the GolfWeek Fall Invitational and placed sixth out of 12 teams. The team had its best overall team round so far this season on Sunday, combining for a 13-over par 297. As a team, the Wildcats shot a total score of 47-ov...

Former Wildcat distance runner breaking records with Team USA

Former Wildcat distance runner breaking records with Team USA

Ryan Grady
October 6, 2014
Filed under Sports

There's only one runner in the nation Scott Bauhs' age who he hasn't beaten head-to-head. That's Galen Rupp, an Olympic silver medalist.Not bad for a former Wildcat.Bauhs, a former Chico State cross-country and track and field runner, continues to reach new records running for Team USA. Bauhs ran for the Wildca...

Wildcat volleyball overwhelms Warriors

Wildcat volleyball overwhelms Warriors

Nick Reddy
October 1, 2014
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Any volleyball match that takes less than 90 minutes is usually a sign of a mismatch. That was the case Tuesday night in Turlock, as the Chico State women’s volleyball team quickly dispatched the CSU Stanislaus Warriors 25-22, 25-14, and 25-20.The sweep moves the bumps the Wildcats to the positive side of .500 to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in...

Wildcat volleyball team stumbles against Humboldt State

Wildcat volleyball team stumbles against Humboldt State

Nick Reddy
September 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Traveling from San Bernardino to Arcata is one of the longest distance California Collegiate Athletic Association teams can cover. The Chico State women’s volleyball squad made that trip and came out fast to seize the first set, then faltered three times, giving the Humboldt State Lumberjacks a victory. The Wildcats lost 29-27, 20-25, 18-2...

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