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Chico State decathlete Adam Nikssarian (courtesy Chico Wildcats)

Track championships under way in San Diego

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...

Senior guard Courtney Hamilton. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Senior guard nominated for national honor

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...

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

’Cats knocked out of NCAA tournament

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...

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

’Cats begin Elite Eight Wednesday

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,...

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

Basketball coach reaches 100-win milestone

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...

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

Comeback ’Cats heading to Elite Eight

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...

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

Wildcats manhandle Coyotes, off to Sweet 16

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...

Senior guard Rashad Parker. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Chico State tops Cal Baptist in first round

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...

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

Faces in the Crowd: Chico transplant supports softball

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,...

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

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

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...

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

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

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...

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

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

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...

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