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Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball drops to 5th after a tough series against East Bay

Nate Paddock, Reporter // May 2, 2024

After a dominating game one victory against Cal State East Bay, the Wildcats dropped the following three games, falling to 24-20 on the year and fifth place in the CCAA standings.  The Wildcats came...

Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball walks it off to split series against Monterey Bay

Nate Paddock, Reporter // April 22, 2024

Chico State baseball took on first-place Cal State Monterey Bay in a back-and-forth series this past weekend. The series ended with both teams collecting two wins, despite the Sea Otters taking wins in...

Starting pitcher Ethan Lay throwing a pitch late in the sixth inning. Lay had six strikeouts in a marathon performance. Taken by Nathan Chiochios on March 29.

Wildcats baseball drops series lead after late-game rally from Dominguez Hills

Nathan Chiochios, Sports Editor // March 30, 2024

Starting pitcher Ethan Lay’s solid performance wasn’t enough for the Wildcats as they lost 2-1 to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros Lay gave the Wildcats an electric 7.1 innings, giving up no...

Left Fielder Troy Kent taking a swing in the 5th inning. Taken by Aaron Draper.

Chico State baseball series opener sees split outcome.

Nate Paddock, Reporter // March 29, 2024

After a hot start to the series against Cal State Dominguez Hills for the Chico State baseball team, they Thursday's double header winning game one 7-2 and losing game two 5-3.  In game one, the Wildcats...

Kevin Lyons dominates on the mound, nearly blanking San Francisco State in game one. Taken by Aaron Draper on March 3.

Chico State baseball splits doubleheader with SF State on Sunday

Nate Paddock, Reporter // March 6, 2024

In a doubleheader on Sunday at Nettleton Stadium, the Chico State Wildcats and the San Francisco State Gators battled it out, resulting in a series split in the first two games.  Senior Kevin Lyons...

Joshua Hamilton driving to the hoop.

Joshua Hamilton reaches 1,000 career points against San Bernardino.

Nate Paddock, Reporter // March 1, 2024

Senior guard Joshua Hamilton reached an impressive achievement of 1,000 career points during his time at Chico State with an efficient  28-point performance against San Bernardino.  Hamilton models...

Jordan Allred shooting a free-throw. Taken by Nate Paddock on Feb. 1.

Women’s basketball wins in a landslide

Nate Paddock, Reporter // February 2, 2024

The Chico State women’s basketball team added to their win streak in a dominant fashion on Thursday night against Cal State East Bay in a landslide (77-54). The first quarter started off slow as both...

Senior golfer, Tyler Ashman on the foggy golf course in Bodega Bay.

Wildcats take second place at Sonoma State’s golf tournament

Samuel Moore, Reporter // September 23, 2023

On Tuesday, Chico State's Men's Golf team finished in second place at the Sonoma State's Fall Invitational at The Links at Bodega Harbour. They finished behind the hosting Sonoma State Seawolves. An...

Lauren Millard takes a swing on a golf course for Rocklin High School where she played four years on the varsity team.

Chico State Women’s Golf gears up for highly anticipated season  

Kya Williams, Sports Reporter // September 17, 2023

 The Chico State Women's Golf team is teeing-up for a thrilling season as they prepare to hit the greens once again. With a renewed sense of determination and talent, the Wildcats are looking to make...

The front of the Wildcat Recreation Center at Chico State.

Kicking Off the Semester with Fall Intramural Sports

Kya Williams, Reporter // September 7, 2023

As the 2023 fall semester kicks into high gear, the Wildcat Recreation Center is buzzing with students eager to participate in the university's intramural sports scene. With the first season of intramurals...

Bree Rodriguez going in for a kill during the Wildcat victory against Cal State Monterey Bay. Photo by Julia Travers, taken Sept. 16.

Chico State Volleyball team roars in first home game win of the season

Julia Travers, Reporter // September 20, 2022

The Chico State Women’s Volleyball team came in hot this past weekend with two high-energy games, taking the win Friday against Cal State Monterey Bay and losing to San Francisco State during Saturday's...

First-year libero Natalia Betancourt at volleyball practice Thursday morning. Photo credit: Kiana Alvarez

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Jason Spies // August 25, 2015
First-year recruit Natalia Betancourt adds speed, positivity and a defensive mindset to a young Wildcat team looking to make some noise this season.
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