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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...

Soccer player succeeds on the field and in the classroom

Soccer player succeeds on the field and in the classroom

Esther Briggs

February 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

It's a special feeling to be able to put on your school's uniform and lace up your cleats before stepping out onto the soccer field. However, there is also something to be said about holding the third highest GPA for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I and Division II Scholar...

More fútbol, less football

More fútbol, less football

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite what you may hear or what you see, soccer is quickly becoming one of America’s big sports. It may not be at the height of baseball, basketball or football yet, but it is gaining a big following. Sure, the sport may have players diving to oversell a foul but the same thing is done in basket...

Women’s soccer team says goodbye to 4 seniors

Women’s soccer team says goodbye to 4 seniors

December 14, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team had a 12-5-2 season, went 8-3-1 in conference play, led head coach Kim Sutton to her 200th win and will now say goodbye to four of its most seasoned players.Seniors Cassi Scroggins, Ella Fries, Nicole Roberts and Jojo Smyth are leaving the 'Cats after their long and ...

Women play sports too

Women play sports too

Brittany Mcclintock

October 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Women, rejoice. You can now play soccer in the digital world. FIFA '16 announced in May that female players would be included in the game, and it received positive feedback— for the most part. Three countries even had females voted the most popular cover for the game's release. I was ecstatic when I hear...

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With the 2015 soccer season underway, the Chico State woman's soccer team is going to need its 19 first-year players to jump right in and compete. The team only has a total of 11 returning players. With a young and untested team, the 'Cats will rely on their seasoned players while also utilizing their new talent.Despite having a young team, he...

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Julie Ortega

September 8, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State Men’s Soccer had a slow start in game two of the season against Saint Martin’s University Men’s Soccer. The Wildcats took a tough loss with the final score, 2-3. This makes it their second loss in a row. First HalfWith 6 minutes and 37 seconds into the game Saint Martin̵...

Chico State Women’s Soccer Coming in Strong

Chico State Women’s Soccer Coming in Strong

Julie Ortega

September 3, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With a lot preparation for the season, the Wildcats came in strong. The starting lineup only consisted of two seniors both defender Jojo Smyth and Cassi Scroggins. But that didn't drag them down. It was the first collegiate game for Freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Boulton, but she did a great job making fou...

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