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Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Wildcats slip behind Broncos in the first game of series

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 19, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

What might have been the closest game of the season for Chico State Baseball, definitely reflected the skill set of the team. A pitchers' duel between the Wildcats William Curless and Bronco's Tim Holdgrafer made sure both sides had to be nearly flawless to emerge victorious. “Will did an incredible...

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Chico State women’s golf place fourth in CCAA Championship

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 18, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Despite their strong performance, the women’s golf team placed fourth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship.Day oneChico State started off with a powerful performance at Morgan Run Golf Club as five Wildcats ended the day combining to shoot even par over the last ...

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they dominated and posted 23 personal records collectively. Men’s Track It was a successful Saturd...

Wildcats make top five at Mustang Invitational

Wildcats make top five at Mustang Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 10, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

After prevailing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational the week before, Chico State was ready to continue the momentum in the Mustang Invitational. The Wildcats started off Monday at 10 under par in the morning round and a 9-under par in the afternoon round. This earned them a final score of 19-under...

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 2, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not guaranteed all the money that their contract offers. This causes a dilemma between the current Collective B...

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Track and field

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.“You put all this time and effort into things just like writing a paper and the word docu...

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Wildcats slip up in SoCal Invitational

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 7, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

The Men’s golf team took on the SoCal Invitational hosted by the University of California, San Diego on Tuesday. Through harsh weather conditions and a rigorous course, Chico State powered through the game and placed in a tie for fifth place.“We need to play smarter and that comes with expe...

Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 2, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

As the Chico Multi classic took place Thursday and Friday, the Wildcats were ready to show how ambitious they are in the new season. “I am looking forward to competing, having fun and keeping the positive energy up,” Adelae Fredeen said. Fredeen started off Friday morning with the Heptathlon Long Jum...

Sprinting back into the track and field season

Sprinting back into the track and field season

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The track and field team kicked off their season early Saturday morning with a welcoming scrimmage between the Cardinal and White Intrasquads. Although the scrimmage performance was not for any season record, it showed the skill level both teams are starting the season with. “Coming out here and...

Wildcats tie for sixth in day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Wildcats tie for sixth in day one of the Mikuni Sushi Shootout

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 12, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports

Chico State women's golf looks to redeem themselves this week, as unfavorable weather conditions in the Sea Lion Invitational caused the Wildcats to tumble to 10th place. The team came back at Mukini Sushi Shootout, hosted at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, ending the day with a 27-over par...

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge of qualifying for playoffs, and the basketball teams were getting ready to kick off their season. The...

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Wildcats shame Warriors on Alumni Weekend

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State came in ready to extend their winning streak on the road when they faced California State University, Stanislaus Saturday night. “We knew this was a big game because the win would help us for playoff seeding in the conference tournament so we really needed to be focused on the game plan,”...

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