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Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

Wildcats catch fire early in game against Simpson University

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team won its second game in a row beating Simpson University 78-62, Jan. 23 in Acker Gym. It was the first time the two non-conference teams have ever faced each other, and the Wildcats left their mark all over this game. The win boosts Chico State's record to 8-9 o...

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

Men’s basketball team stays hot over winter break

January 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

While most students were home for the break, the men's basketball team was busy defending their home court with five consecutive wins in Acker Gym. The team holds a record of 15-3 overall, and 9-2 in conference. Over the break, the Wildcats succeeded in winning six of their eight games, and have had...

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

There’s a piece of advice that goes something along the lines of, “Make sure that whatever you leave behind is better than how you found it.” While it's always hard to leave something behind, such as a collegiate volleyball career, not often are graduating players able to confidently proclaim that they are departing a situation better than they...

Men’s basketball team beats San Francisco State 74-67

Men’s basketball team beats San Francisco State 74-67

December 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Having trailed a majority of the game, the Chico State men’s basketball team beat San Francisco State 74-67 on the road in the final minutes of a thrilling game on Friday. The game was the 200th time the teams have faced off against each other and opened CCAA conference play. The game was televised on cable ...

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning its first four games of the season, the Chico State women’s basketball team ventured into the "City by the Bay" to take on San Francisco State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams last Friday night. Despite shooting 30.5 percent from the field, the Wildcats led for the majority of the game and found themselves in a ...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

December 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team lost its second consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 45-69 on Dec. 5.The team now sits at 4-2 overall and remains winless at 0-2 in CCAA conference play. The team ranks 11th overall in the conference. First Quarter- The Wildcats led for most of the first quarter, going up by six midway th...

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Softball team secures playoff berth through grit, determination

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 6, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

Heading into the last weekend of the regular season, the Chico State softball team was on the outside looking in on the last spot for playoffs. Two things stood in the way — a four-game series with the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and a little help from the UC San Diego Tritons to beat four...

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Top-notch basketball recruit signs with Chico State

Dylan Wakefield

May 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wildcat cub Justin Briggs will be joining the Chico State men’s basketball team in the fall. The 6 foot 9 inch power forward of River City High School in West Sacramento signed his Letter of Intent to become a Wildcat on April 20. Briggs was a top-notch recruit and was receiving attention fr...

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

Dylan Wakefield

April 29, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in the first inning. Leading off the second inning, Cal State East Bay squeezed in a run to open up the...

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Breanna Barnard

April 27, 2015


Filed under Track and field

Day one: 100-meter, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter.Day two: 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500-meter.No, this is not a two-day track meet with different people running at different times. These are 10 events all competed by one person in a matter of two days. It is calle...

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Nothing beats a pair of aces

Dylan Wakefield

April 25, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

When it comes to poker, the best hand wins, and the Chico State softball team has two aces up its sleeves — Brooke Langeloh and Haley Gilham. Haley Gilham — 1.89 ERA 65 strikeouts (ranked No. 13 of 40 in conference for most strikeouts overall)35 walks109 hits allowed33 earned runs against478 ...

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

For the four men on Chico State's track and field 4x400 relay team, it is the collective mindset and support within the quartet that makes them successful. The four-man band consists of: junior hurdler Tristan Lake, junior 400-meter runner Geoff Brown, sophomore decathlete Lane Andrews and juni...

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