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Larson throws his way to MLB draft

Larson throws his way to MLB draft

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports

Grant Larson, the left-handed, 6-foot-7 ace Wildcats pitcher wants to take his talents to the professional level after the 2019 season. In his 2018 sophomore campaign, Larson had a 6-4 record with 82.1 innings pitched and a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and walked 15. “Last year I got a...

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Five straight losses make playoff push harder for Wildcats women’s basketball

Brandon Downs

February 22, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State women's basketball lost their fifth straight game, by only one point in Thursday nights game at Cal State Los Angeles, with the largest lead being only six points. The game came down to the final play. The Wildcats were down 49-52 with just over a minute to play when McKena Barker got...

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Wildcats baseball fight but lose battles in doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 18, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game one: Game one of Sunday’s baseball doubleheader was a back-and-forth rally full of action; with a total of 25 runs between Chico State and Stanislaus State. The Stanislaus State Warriors stepped into the box and immediately started hitting and scoring. The Warriors rallied early agains...

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Men’s basketball wins fourth straight while getting revenge

Brandon Downs

February 15, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State men's basketball team got revenge against Cal State San Bernadino with an 11 point victory Thursday night. The Coyotes beat the Wildcats 88-72 back in January, so the Wildcats have been looking forward to Thursday's game for weeks. "I told my teammates we owe these guys revenge, you...

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


Filed under Softball, Sports

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 baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Wildcats baseball team holds on in game one, shutout in second

Brandon Downs

February 7, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team split Friday's doubleheader with the Simpson Red Hawks, giving the Wildcats their first loss of the season.Game one:The Wildcats were up 10-2 in the ninth inning of the first game when the Red Hawks came storming back with six runs in their final at-bats.“We need ...

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Wildcats baseball sets high goals for the year

Brandon Downs

February 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats baseball team looked to get back into the swing of things after they headed down for a series against Fresno Pacific to start the 2019 campaign. Aside from a rain delay that canceled their Saturday game, the Wildcats could not have asked for a better start to the season taking two out...

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 1, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game one when the Sunbirds committed two errors.This game was lead by captain and starting pitcher Grant Lar...

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

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