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No stopping the Wildcat ladies

April 11, 2017

The Chico State softball team just keeps on winning. In the first game of their four game weekend series with Cal State San Marcos, the Wildcats won 6-0. The team bounced back from its loss in the previous...

Inside the life of an athlete

Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel
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...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

February 28, 2017

After a 2-0 win over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first game of a doubleheader the ’Cats offense exploded for 11 runs in the second game for a convincing 11-5 win. While the ’Cats gathered...

Looking for Revenge

Sophomore Rachel Dehart swings at a pitch. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel
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...

Wildcats starting with a bang

Ari Marsh steps up to the plate. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
February 7, 2017

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time...

Softball loses CCAA title match

First-year Rachel DeHart winds up before an inning as junior Cailin Garmon waits at shortstop in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel
May 3, 2016

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three...

Softball team wins both in Sunday doubleheader

Junior Cailin Garmon swings at the ball during the game against Dominican University on Feb. 7. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
February 8, 2016

The Wildcat softball team achieved its second and third win of the spring against the Dominican University Penguins, on Sunday, Feb. 7. Chico State defeated the Penguins at home with a score of 5-3 in...

Softball team splits double header to open season

Junior Cailin Garmon pitches the ball during practice on Jan. 27. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus
February 8, 2016

After losing its first game of the season 3-2, the softball team finished the second half of a doubleheader with a dominant 14-1 victory against the Academy of Art Knights on Feb. 6, at home. The split...

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Ashley Huff gets ready to advance bases on Feb. 27 against her former team, the San Francisco State Gators. Photo credit: George Johnston
April 18, 2015

Ashley Huff and Cailin Garmon are the Swiss army knives of Chico State softball and can play a variety of positions across the field. The duo of utility players both transferred this year and in their...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Brooke Bowen, forward on the women's basketball team, listens to her favorite song,
February 22, 2015

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped...

‘Cats split doubleheader in season opener

Junior Wildcat Amanda Cordeiro hits the ball towards left field Feb. 12, during a match against University of Hawaii-Hilo. Photo credit: John Domogma
February 15, 2015

After mother nature prevented them from playing last weekend, the softball season finally got under way as the Wildcats took one out of two games against the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. The first game was a pitchers...

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