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Thirteen of the 15 incoming recruits for the Chico State mens track and field team. In the middle of them is the new athletes mantra: respect, optimism and discipline. Photo Courtesy Oliver Hanf

Wildcats track and field bringing big crop of recruits

Emerson Keenan // October 12, 2014

Losing 17 seniors doesn't happen every day. When it does, it can really hurt a team. Chico State men's track and field coach, Oliver Hanf, came prepared by bringing in a fresh class of 15 athletes to replenish...

Octavio Murillo grapples with the opposition as both players go for the ball. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Men’s soccer team wins in OT against Humboldt

Emerson Keenan // October 10, 2014

[box]Chico State 2, Humboldt State 1 (OT)Quick Stats:Goals: 2 - Matt Hurlow (3rd and 4th of season)Assist: 1 - Sean Gallagher (1st of season)Saves: 6 - Luke Dennison (41 saves on the season)[/box]The Chico...

Chico State long jumper leaps through the air earlier this season Photo credit: Emily Teague

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Emerson Keenan // May 11, 2014

Winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association men and women’s track and field championships is becoming a norm for Chico State. Both teams have won the annual championship every year since...

Pitcher Alex Molina winds up against Sonoma State earlier this season. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Wildcats softball ends season with split

Emerson Keenan // April 28, 2014

The Chico State softball team ended its season Sunday spliting the doubleheader at Cal State East Bay 6-2 and 11-6. Sophomore first basemen Desiree' Gonzalez slugged her 11th homer of the season in the...

John Brunk, Theodore Elsenbaumer and J Patrick Smith compete alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk.

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Emerson Keenan // April 21, 2014

It’s not every day that an opportunity to compete against the Michael Jordan of your sport arises. For three Chico State decathletes, the chance arose for a few heats at the Sam Adams Combined Events...

Junior steeplechase athlete Alex McGuirk. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Emerson Keenan // April 15, 2014

A sport originating with runners dashing from one church to another and prancing over streams and walls during the 1800s in England eventually became an event in track and field. Steeplechase combines...

Alex Molina, senior pitcher, gets ready to bat during practice. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Pitcher grand slams as hitter

Emerson Keenan // March 25, 2014

Senior pitcher Alex Molina stepped into the batter’s box with the bases loaded. Humboldt State is holding on to a 5-2 lead and with a swing of the bat, Molina sends a grand slam over the fence giving...

Sophomore pitcher Brooke Langeloh. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Sweet sweep for ’Cats softball team

Emerson Keenan // March 15, 2014

The Chico State softball team's offense came alive once again against Pace University, sweeping the doubleheader 7-3 and 9-1, while moving above .500 for the first time this season. Junior second basemen...

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