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‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

‘Cats’ late rally falls short, now face elimination

Brandon Downs

May 2, 2019

The Wildcats softball team started the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament with a late rally that fell short.Chico State took on Cal State San Bernadino Thursday night as the two seed in the tournament. The ‘Cats look to defend its 2018 championship but after Thursd...

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Softball finishes strong against East Bay; Ari Marsh becomes hits leader

Brandon Downs

April 21, 2019

The softball team finished the season Saturday afternoon against Cal State East Bay by taking three games of four against the Pioneers. The team split Saturday's doubleheader as the second game took 10 innings to determine if the Wildcats were going to sweep the Pioneers. Game one   After the Pion...

Softball senior day sweep

Softball senior day sweep

Noah Andrews

April 14, 2019

Chico State softball honored their seniors with a pregame ceremony before their doubleheader bout against Stanislaus State on Saturday. Bailey Akins, Wendy Cardinali, Amanda Flores, Ari Marsh, Naomi Monahan, and Claire Wayne, (the team's seniors) were able to sweeten their special day by sweeping...

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

Noah Andrews

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats headed down to Monterey Bay during the weekend to face off against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. With the second half of the season underway, each game is starting to shape a picture of what the postseason and playoffs in the California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

Wildcat’s split doubleheader with Coyotes

March 9, 2019

The 9-2, No. 19, Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes came into Chico Friday looking to show the 14-3, No. 6, Chico State Wildcats that they belonged amongst the best in Division II. What followed was two games that came down to the last at-bats for both teams, a 2-1 win for Chico State followed by a 3-4...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Noah Andrews

February 9, 2019

Chico State softball hosted the San Francisco State Gators Friday in a doubleheader. The games represented the first league play for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) this season, and both teams were looking to start off on a good note. The first game of the doubleheader kicked...

Wildcats softball finishes regular season on 22 game win streak entering CCAA Tournament

Wildcats softball finishes regular season on 22 game win streak entering CCAA Tournament

Katalina Santamaria

April 30, 2018

The Chico State softball team capped off season play with a four-game series sweep over San Francisco State, extending the team's win streak to 22. Following the weekend sweep, the Wildcats finish the season with a record of 47-3 and have secured their spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Associ...

Wildcats softball team ends regular season play atop the offensive leaderboard

Wildcats softball team ends regular season play atop the offensive leaderboard

Katalina Santamaria

April 29, 2018

The Chico State softball team is proving to fans that this year’s team has the skills and capabilities of bringing home a National Championship coming from their impressive offense where they sit at 47-3 going into the California Collegiate Athletics Association Championship Tournament. The Wildcats lead t...

Inside the life of an athlete

Inside the life of an athlete

Marc Wilson

March 8, 2017

Nothing makes an athlete happier than playing the sport they love, whether it is preparing for the upcoming season with offseason workouts or stepping out onto the field or court to open the season. There's just something about those sweaty workout shirts, the double practice days and the bruises all...

Looking for Revenge

Looking for Revenge

Natalia Marcus

February 23, 2017

With five wins under their belt, the undefeated Chico State softball team plans to build on last season's success. The 'Cats ranked number 13 in the nation after their last season, and they seem to only be improving. The team motto is "person over athlete," and sophomore Megan Bowley says “bu...

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