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Wildcats back in form and ready to defend the house

Wildcats back in form and ready to defend the house

Justin Couchot

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

After being knocked down at home, the Wildcats looked ready to attack once again this past weekend. Starting the season 2-0 on the road, the Wildcats lost back to back games at home and hoped that going back on the road would bring success once more. Midfielder Carter Johnson was clearly not happy...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

April 11, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

How long have you been playing soccer?"I grew up playing my whole life. My mom used to push me around in a stroller at my family member's soccer practices before I could walk, so soccer has always been a huge part of my life." Why did you decide to join the club soccer team?"I decided to join because ...

Improvements needed for concussion protocols

Marc Wilson

March 5, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The concussion protocol for collegiate and professional sports is flawed and needs to be improved. Athletes who have suffered any dramatic head injury should not be allowed to return and play that same day. Although professional sporting leagues and collegiate sports have implemented concussion protocols...

Valentine’s Day? More like Champions League Day

Carlos Islas

February 15, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

If you didn't have a significant other or your friends weren't into the idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day, do not fret there is something that can fill the void in your heart. After two months of inactivity the highly competitive and highly watched UEFA Champions ...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Danielle Pubill

August 30, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As their time as Chico State athletes comes to a close, the seniors' lives are just beginning. With graduation in the spring, they start to set their eyes toward the future, and student athletes decide whether to make use of their degree or chase their dream and go pro.After playing almost four year...

Women’s soccer earns first win of the year

Women’s soccer earns first win of the year

Gabriel Moreno

August 27, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State women’s soccer team snagged a 5-0 win, their first win of the year, over the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. The game took place on Aug. 26 on the 'Cats home field, in their first exhibition game.Carlie Reader scored the first goal of the season for the 'Cats, and her fourth of her colle...

Men’s soccer loses first game of the season

Men’s soccer loses first game of the season

Gabriel Moreno

August 25, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

A second half offensive barrage couldn't help the Wildcats' claw their way to victory as they fell 2-1 against UC Davis on August 21, at the Aggie's home field. The loss brings Chico State's record to 0-2 against UC Davis for the past two seasons. Despite the 'Cats loss, junior midfielder Frankie Palmer w...

Men’s soccer team learns from the pros

Men’s soccer team learns from the pros

Esther Briggs

April 1, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Not everyone gets the opportunity to play their first offseason game against a professional team. However, for the Chico State men’s soccer team, the opportunity to play the United Soccer League team Sacramento Republic was one it did not want to pass up. Ending its spring break a little early,...

Soccer world mourns legend

Soccer world mourns legend

Carlos Islas

April 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Last week the entire soccer world mourned the loss of a legend — not just a legend but a revolutionary figure of the game, Johan Cruyff. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2015 and died on March 24, 2016. With Cruyff’s death, the soccer world lost a legendary player and manager w...

Shooter on a scooter

Shooter on a scooter

Elizabeth Helmer

February 23, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Sex Fondle/Battery, 10:05 a.m. EsplanadeReporting party states man ran up behind her, pulled up her shirt and grabbed her breasts.Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 10:35 a.m. 17th StreetMale subject stopped in front of reporting party's house, blowing nose into his hand and pulli...

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