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Track championships under way in San Diego

Chico State decathlete Adam Nikssarian (courtesy Chico Wildcats)

Sergio Sanchez

May 1, 2014

The California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships began on Thursday for both men's and women's track & field team in San Diego.Adam Nikssarian is in good position after day one to capture his second straight podium finish at the CCAA Championships. Nikssarian set a personal record in the shot put, ...

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Senior guard Courtney Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Sergio Sanchez

April 15, 2014

Courtney Hamilton ended her basketball career as one of the top point guards in Chico State history. The icing on the cake was when the Women's Basketball Coaches Association honored Hamilton by placing her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014 season.Hamilton was one of 40 NCA...

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

Rashad Parker drives to the hoop against Seattle Pacific University earlier this season. Orion file photo.

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014

A historic season came to an end for the Chico State men's basketball team as it fell to South Carolina-Aiken Wednesday night, 85-70.In Chico State's first NCAA Elite Eight appearance, it stood toe-to-toe against the Pacers and showed why it deserved to be in Evansville.The first half was close for both teams. Jordan Semple scored th...

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

Chico State men’s basketball  will play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game against South Carolina-Aiken. Photo courtesy of Molly Ratto - Chico State Sports Department

Sergio Sanchez

March 26, 2014

The Chico State men’s basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus on March 17 to play in its first NCAA Division II Championship Tournament Elite Eight game in school history at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 in Evansville, Ind. It was the first Sweet 16 appearance in Chico State men’s basketball his...

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

Chico State men's basketball coach Greg Clink poses in front of his former players plaques. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Sergio Sanchez

March 25, 2014

The 11th head coach in the 99-year history of Chico State men’s basketball became the first to win 100 games in his first six seasons. He does not look at those 100 wins as anything special or as a goal he could have accomplished without the help of his staff and team, said head coach Greg Clink....

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

Jordan Semple makes a free throw against Sonoma State earlier this season. Photo credit: Alex Boesch

Sergio Sanchez

March 17, 2014

History was made once again Monday night as Chico State defeated Cal State Stanislaus 81-80 and advanced to its first Elite Eight. The 'Cats trailed the entire game until there were only 1.9 seconds remaining and Amir Carraway would hit the two biggest free-throws of his career thus far.Cal State Stanisla...

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

Rashad Parker looks to score against Seattle Pacific University earlier this season. Orion file photo.

Sergio Sanchez

March 16, 2014

For the first time the Chico State men's basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament after defeating Cal State San Bernardino 94-77.The 'Cats had split the regular season series with the Coyotes. Saturday night would be the third meeting between the two teams and it was dominate...

Chico State tops Cal Baptist in first round

Senior guard Rashad Parker. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Sergio Sanchez

March 15, 2014

The opening game of the NCAA Championship Tournament West Regional for the Chico State men's basketball team would end with a 77-71 victory over Cal Baptist.The 'Cats would be tested from the opening tip-off as the defense for Chico State did not play to its potential the first half.Cal Baptist shot 44.83% from the field...

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

Rich Drouillard, 68, attended the Friday softball game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Sergio Sanchez

Sergio Sanchez

March 11, 2014

There are different types of sports fans. There are the fans who watch their favorite team try to win a championship or their favorite player hit the winning shot. Then there are fans like Rich Drouillard, 68, who watch simply for the love of the game."I've been coming to these softball games since I mov...

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

Amir Carraway goes for a fancy layup against San Francisco State earlier this season. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Sergio Sanchez

March 8, 2014

History would not repeat itself as the Chico State men's basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona 77-73 for the first time in two seasons in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament semifinals.The victory Friday sent the 'Cats to its third straight CCAA Championship Tournament finals ga...

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

Jordan Semple attempts a shot against San Francisco State during a regular season game in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Sergio Sanchez

March 7, 2014

The Chico State men's basketball team began the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament with a 78-66 victory over San Francisco State.The first game of the tournament did not start how the 'Cats had hoped. Chico State was held to a season-low 25 points in the first half and trailed the...

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Senior guard and transfer student Giordano Estrada has been an important piece of the Wildcats starting lineup this season. Orion file photo.

Sergio Sanchez

March 5, 2014

Men's basketballGiordano EstradaGiordano Estrada is second in assists for Chico State, averaging 2.4 per game. He averaged 10.1 points per game this season. Estrada scored in double figures for the 'Cats in 14 games this season.Most memorable part about being a Wildcat: "It's my first year here and what I'll remember is the sense of brotherho...

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