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‘Cats come up short in game 1 of CCAA tourney

‘Cats come up short in game 1 of CCAA tourney

Ryan Grady

May 8, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A game of missed opportunities sends the Wildcats to the losing bracket. UC San Diego topped Chico State 5-3 in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament Thursday night in Stockton. The 'Cats were just 4 for 11 when coming to the plate with runners in scoring ...

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Padilla leads the charge during senior season

Ryan Grady

April 30, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Senior third baseman Ruben Padilla is having a season that has turned some heads in the Chico State program. "This just shows the amount of time put in," Padilla said. "By the time you are a senior, you should have put in a lot of work."The time spent in practice reflects in the results come game day. For Padilla, practice is similar to a game."Taking my...

Sophomore hits big flies at right times

Ryan Grady

April 22, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

She's been a threat in the batter's box all season long, and being a powerful force in the lineup is nothing new.   Sophomore first baseman Desiree' Gonzalez has put herself in the conference leaderboards and has also broken into the Chico State all-time records. "This has been amazing," Gonzalez said. "Not a lot o...

Relay team outruns record books

Relay team outruns record books

Ryan Grady

April 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Amilia Santos, Ashley Jones, Aja Erskine and Kasey Barnett make up the Chico State women's 4x100 relay team. Together they have broken the school record in the 4x100 relay race and then beat it again.All coming from different high schools, these four have found a record-topping formula for their relay team here at...

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Walkoff single in extras finishes series with win

Ryan Grady

April 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A beautiful day at Nettleton Stadium turned out to have an even better ending. Baseball fans live for the bottom of the 9th rallies and that's exactly what they got.The game was led by Cal State Dominguez Hills 6-4 going into the bottom of the 9th. The Wildcats had its back against the wall, but a big time hit kept the game going. That two-run shot to ...

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Golfing family featured on Wildcat roster

Ryan Grady

April 1, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Sophomore Dani O'Keefe and senior Sarah McComish did not know they were related until meeting up at Chico State. O'Keefe spent her first year at San Jose State. It wasn't until she was recruited by Chico State that she found out she had a second cousin in the program. O'Keefe's dad informed her, she...

Athletes shine through rain

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

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