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Senior Desiree' Gonzalez prepares before a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Gabriella Bermudez // April 21, 2016

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 1-2 in Hayward on April 17.The loss snaps the Wildcats' 14-game win streak and their first since...

Junior Cyrena Taylor celebrates with a smile in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Gabriella Bermudez // April 13, 2016

After an impressive run at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Chico State softball team currently holds a conference play record of 17-9 and an impressive overall record of 26-10. Among the plethora...

Junior Sarah Galviz waits for the play in the outfield. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Gabriella Bermudez // April 5, 2016

The Chico State softball team won all six games at the Tournament of Champions this weekend. The final game resulted in a mercy victory against the University of Hawaii at Hilo, with a final score of 8-0...

Senior center Tanner Giddings is surrounded by defenders in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Kenta Mcafee // March 12, 2016

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their...

Senior Brooke Bowen elevates to take a shot over her opponent. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Gabriella Bermudez // March 8, 2016

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get...

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Lars Gustafson // March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield // May 13, 2015

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I...

Tristan Lake hands off the baton to Lane Andrews on March 14 at the Chico State invitational. Photo courtesy of Phillip Bailey.

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Dylan Wakefield // April 12, 2015

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...

Chico State's Drew Kitchens faces a Cal State L.A. opponent in a game on Jan. 30 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Lars Gustafson // April 6, 2015

Sports rivalries are without a doubt one of the most exciting aspects of sports. Whether the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks or the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Boston...

Sophomore catcher Tori Zimmerman up to bat against Southern Oregon on Feb. 15. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Dylan Wakefield // March 15, 2015

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...

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Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Breanna Barnard // January 27, 2015

Chico State alumni Alisha Valavanis will be at the helm for the Seattle Storm as the team's president when the WNBA season starts in the summer. "It's a different opportunity to lead," Valavanis...

Chico State’s Tanner Giddings, center, jumps for the ball in a game against Sonoma State on Saturday. Photo credit: Caio Calado

‘Cats find success at away games

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // January 21, 2015

While most students got to take a load off during break, the Chico State men’s basketball team was working toward a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at the end of the season....

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