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Wildcats lose game in final inning

Wildcats lose game in final inning

Gabriella Bermudez

May 13, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Desiree’ Gonzalez: Home run queen

Gabriella Bermudez

May 12, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team has had an impressive run this season. Among the five seniors who will be leaving the team after this season, we will bid farewell to Chico State's all-time home run leader senior first base Desiree' Gonzalez. Desiree's Beginning It all began in Pasadena in front of...

Wildcats fall short at home

Wildcats fall short at home

Gabriella Bermudez

April 27, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the San Francisco State Gators 1-2 in Chico on April 23.The loss puts their conference play record at 33-12 with an overall record of 24-11.The 'Cats and Gators were held at a standstill for the beginning of the game; neither t...

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Gabriella Bermudez

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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 March 25. This drops their conference record to 23-10 with an overall record of 32-11. The Wildcats ...

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Attention NFL, we all smoke pot

Gabriella Bermudez

April 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Josh Gordon, Ace Sanders, Demetri Goodson and Jerome Simpson: They are all talented athletes in the NFL, but all four couldn't outrun the fate that the NFL had condemned them with. It's hard to remember that athletes are normal people like you and me. After all they lead a much more lavish life then...

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Gabriella Bermudez

April 13, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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 of talent, a new face has gotten some attention as she rises up the leader board. From Te...

Langeloh fans 10 in win

Langeloh fans 10 in win

Gabriella Bermudez

April 11, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team won the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 9-1 after only six innings at home on April 8. The win puts the 'Cats at a conference record of 19-9 with an overall record of 28-10 for the 2016 season.The first game was pitched by senior Brooke...

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Gabriella Bermudez

April 5, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

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 after the fifth inning on April 3, in Turlock.The win extends the Wildcats' away record to 12-4 w...

57 years in the making: Baseball reunion with Cuba

57 years in the making: Baseball reunion with Cuba

Gabriella Bermudez

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Growing up in the Bay Area, I've attended more than my fair share of San Francisco Giants' home games. Watching baseball is nothing new to me, but this past week something extraordinary happened in the world of the sport closest to my heart. Castro, Bay of Pigs and a damned good ham sandwich are all...

Blindsided by Hollywood

Blindsided by Hollywood

Gabriella Bermudez

March 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, Hollywood has lied to us. Shocking, I know, but what's even more shocking is the hidden malice residing in some of our favorite sports movies. There is a certain patriotism we feel when we gather around to watch inspirational sports movies. We love the zero to hero complex...

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Gabriella Bermudez

March 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 to know Brooke BowenSenior guard Brooke Bowen came to Chico as a transfer from Clark College ...

The difficulty of making it pro

The difficulty of making it pro

Gabriella Bermudez

March 7, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports

Anyone who ever played sports as a child has dreamed about it. Taking the field in the World Cup, hitting the court wearing the jersey you idolized as a kid or hearing the crack of the bat as you get your first hit in the major leagues. Thousands of children dream of turning their after-school hobby...

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