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Junior outfielder Josh Falco stares down the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Kenta Mcafee // March 22, 2016

The semi-pro baseball team Chico Heat has returned and picked up two prospects from Chico State: junior right fielder Josh Falco and junior pitcher Stuart Bradley.Falco, a transfer student from Cuesta...

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo credit: Chico Heat

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Kenta Mcafee // March 8, 2016

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out...

Fourth of July in Nettleton Stadium during the Heat's 2001 season. Photo courtesy of Hunter Hampton.

Chico’s favorite pastime to return this summer

Kenta Mcafee // September 8, 2015

Chico baseball fans have been deprived of summer baseball since the loss of the Chico Heat in 2002, but the pastime is coming back in June of 2016. The Heat was founded in 1997 and stood strong as a monument...

Brittney Patera, MS, RD Sports Dietitian and Chico alumna, discusses the importance of staying hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses. Photo courtesy of Brittney Patera.

Avoiding heat-related illnesses

Sarah Strausser // August 30, 2015

It was a hot spring day on the track when Kayla Lawson, junior business project management major, noticed one of her teammates beginning to shake and feel dizzy. She knew as soon as she saw her that...

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo courtesy of Chico Heat.

Chico Heat returns to Nettleton Stadium

Robert Engels // December 9, 2014

After a short lived drought, summer baseball will be back in Chico in 2016 with the reintroduction of the Chico Heat. The announcement for return of the formerly-independent professional team was made...

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