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‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

‘Cats split doubleheader against Cal State San Bernardino

Matthew Vislosky

March 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team ended their doubleheader with one win and one loss in the second day of their four-game series against the Coyotes. Game 1 The Wildcats struck first on the scoreboard when sophomore designated hitter Clayton Gelfand singled and drove in senior third baseman Dyl...

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Dylan Wakefield

March 15, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team found success on the road in their doubleheader on Saturday against Cal State Stanislaus. Game 1 The Wildcats kicked off the top of the first inning scoring four runs. In the bottom of the first, the Warriors were able to respond, squeaking in two run...

Wildcats lose in tournament finals

Wildcats lose in tournament finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team came up short of a conference championship against Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday night, with a final score of 62-57 in overtime. Both teams matched each other's steps in the beginning of the game. The biggest seperation between the two teams in the first half came with 7:56 left ...

‘Cats split weekend series

‘Cats split weekend series

Dylan Wakefield

March 7, 2015


Filed under Softball, Sports

After breezing past San Francisco State on Friday in the series openers, the ‘Cats offense struggled against the refurbished Gator defense who held them to only four runs for the day. Game 1 Chico State threw the first punch in their Saturday morning duel with junior Ashley Huff scoring from third-b...

‘Cats advance to conference finals

‘Cats advance to conference finals

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite committing 21 turnovers, the Wildcats battled their way to a 72-60 victory in the semifinals against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night. The 'Cats played tough on the defensive end. They found their rhythm on offense to jump out to a 30-20 lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors then w...

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Wildcat leads team, steps onto mound as starting pitcher

Dylan Wakefield

March 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Friday nights are the new Sundays for pitcher Luke Barker. In his five years with the Chico State baseball program, Barker has played a slew of roles, from the redshirted first-year to the experienced junior closer. Now Barker has worked his way to the top of the totem pole with the Wildca...

Former Wildcat drives deep in tournament

Former Wildcat drives deep in tournament

Dylan Wakefield

February 25, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

Against the pressures of a long trip, language barriers and a foreign country, former Chico State men’s golfer Kyle Souza found a way to win the second round of the PGA Tour China qualifiers. Taking home the first place medal of the second round qualifiers on Feb. 6 meant a lot more to him than just be...

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

Kevin Lucena

February 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team traveled south on Friday night to Rohnert Park, defeating Sonoma State 56-51 in the Wolves’ Den. The win ended Chico’s three-game losing streak and got their last road trip of the season off to the right start. With the win, the...

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Pitch perfect: Making decisions on the mound

Dylan Wakefield

February 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports

Pitchers have endless combinations, hundreds of distinctive styles, but one common goal in mind — strikeouts.Every batter is a different fight, and a pitcher on the mound has to decide whether to take a risk and throw a weaker pitch or set the tone and throw mastered ones. For pitchers, their decisions depend heav...

Chico State battles Sunbirds in season opener

Matthew Vislosky

February 16, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State Wildcats took on Fresno Pacific in a double header, with both teams coming away with a win. Game one: The wildcats jumped out to a quick lead in the third inning when senior Danny Miller drove in two runs off of a single, giving the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. The Wildcats held the lea...

‘Cats come from behind, win 10th game in a row

‘Cats come from behind, win 10th game in a row

Julie Ortega

February 15, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team added another win to their streak. The Wildcats defeated Cal State San Bernardino in overtime, with a final score of 73-72.Cal State San Bernardino led against the Wildcats in majority of the first half. And by the end of it, Chico State was down by nine points.In the second half, with 15 minutes left in regul...

‘Cats struggle, lose to third place Cal Poly Pomona

‘Cats struggle, lose to third place Cal Poly Pomona

Matthew Vislosky

February 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats could not stop the scoring of the Broncos, who came out on top with a final score of 72-57. Within the first three minutes of the game, Cal Poly Pomona jumped out to a five point lead, but the lead was quickly diminished to two, when junior forward Brooke Bowen connected on a three-point play. The Wildcats acquired their only lead of the night...

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