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Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Nick Reddy

October 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

There is a general consensus among sports fans that within sports teams, some positions are more valuable than others— especially on the offensive side.However, often times overlooked among the list of most vital roles in team athletics is the setter in volleyball. Tasked with trying to make every second con...

Men’s golf team takes second places

Men’s golf team takes second places

Jason Spies

October 2, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Wildcats came up one shot short of winning their second tournament in a row, and it happened in dramatic style with a huge comeback midway through the final and second day of the tournament. The Wildcats ended the first day of the Regional Preview at the New Mexico State University golf course at 8-over par. They were in a three-way tie for...

Reyes leads men’s cross-country to victory

Reyes leads men’s cross-country to victory

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 29, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

The saying goes, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Chico State men's cross-country runner, Will Reyes, has more than enough will and knows the way for success. At the Ash Creek Invitational on Sept. 11, junior cross country runner Will Reyes ran the 6,300 meter at a 4:32 mile pace a...

Gearhart gears up for success

Gearhart gears up for success

Kenta Mcafee

September 28, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

As only the fifth Wildcat to win at least three All-CCAA accolades, including CCAA Player of the Year two years running, Lee Gearhart is one of the premier golfers in the U.S. circuit. Gearhart, now a senior, came to Chico as a true first-year after graduating from Woodcreek High School in Roseville, Cali...

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The first Friday home match for women’s volleyball fans ended in a disappointing fashion as the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA West Region champion, Sonoma State, dropping three straight sets by more than four points each frame.Perhaps some nervous jitters were present for the host ‘Cats in th...

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

Men’s golf team starts season with a roar

Jason Spies

September 27, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Wildcats came into their first tournament of the year at the NCAA DII National Preview in Denver, Colorado looking to make a big statement in the 2015 season. Chico State held an 8-shot lead after the first day and never let up. The Wildcats won the tournament with a score of 20-under par and a 13-stroke advan...

Women’s soccer coach scores 200th win

Women’s soccer coach scores 200th win

Carlos Islas

September 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team won its third consecutive game at home on Saturday, Sept. 19, defeating Dominican University of California 1-0. The win gave head coach Kim Sutton her 200th NCAA win capstone. With the win, the ‘Cats improve to 4-1-1 and the Penguins losing streak continues to t...

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It was a Tuesday night thriller for the Chico State women's volleyball team as it racked up its 11th win of the season, and third in conference play, with a 3-2 set win over the San Francisco State Gators. Set one: The first set of the match was close. Both teams were tied at six, and then again at 15. The...

Women’s soccer team beats California Baptist University 4-0

Women’s soccer team beats California Baptist University 4-0

Carlos Islas

September 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team won its second consecutive game of the season after defeating California Baptist University 4-0 at home on Thursday, Sept. 17. With the win, the Wildcats improve their record to 3-1-1 while the Lancers drop to 0-4-1 for the season. ...

Chico beats Holy Names 2-1 in men’s soccer home opener

Chico beats Holy Names 2-1 in men’s soccer home opener

Julie Ortega

September 22, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team defeated Holy Names University in its home opener, 2-1. Both goals came from junior forward, Omar Nuno. The Wildcats had a slow start in the first half. The first goal of the game came from Holy Names University during the 38th minute when Ignacio Alvarez, senior midfi...

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Cody Hein might say that he and the Chico State women’s volleyball team have their sights set on a postseason appearance, and while that may be true, its hard to deny that the Wildcats' sizzling hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

Chico State men’s soccer wins 2-1 in overtime over Dominican University

Julie Ortega

September 18, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats won their first game of the season against Dominican University last Saturday. After the game went into overtime, Carter Johnson, sophomore midfielder, scored the winning goal. Starting the game in goal for the Wildcats was first-year Andrew Matthews, while sophomore Triston M...

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