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Women’s soccer team stay undefeated at home

Women’s soccer team stay undefeated at home

Ryan Grady

September 14, 2014


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The Chico State women's soccer team beat Saint Martin's 3-1 in Chico on Sunday.The Wildcats were familiar with the back of the net early, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 15 minutes. Junior Nicole Roberts set the tone by scoring in the ninth minute off of a corner kick that grazed a Saint Martin's defender as it went r...

Chico State volleyball team falls to UC San Diego

Chico State volleyball team falls to UC San Diego

Nick Reddy

September 13, 2014


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The Chico State women’s volleyball team fell to the 14th-ranked UC San Diego Tritons in La Jolla to cap their first conference road trip.The match ended 24-26 25-21, 25-11, 25-22. The Wildcats fall to 1-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play after playing the Tritons tough for the first half of the match. Riding high off their come-from-behind five-set win agains...

Chico State athletics place 6th in Directors’ Cup

Chico State athletics place 6th in Directors’ Cup

Emerson Keenan

September 9, 2014


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Most people in the area know that Chico State has a good athletic program, but they may not have known just how good. Until now, that is.After 10 out of 13 Wildcat teams reached NCAA postseason berths, the Chico State athletic department placed sixth in June out of 246 Division II teams in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup sta...

Men’s soccer ties Seattle Pacific in OT

Men’s soccer ties Seattle Pacific in OT

Emerson Keenan

September 7, 2014


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The Chico State men's soccer played to a 1-1 overtime tie with Seattle Pacific University on Saturday. Justin Walmsley got the scoring started with a volley from Patrick Lee in the 11th minute of the game. Freshman Luke Dennison had a solid game with four saves, including a penalty play where he blocked two shots in a ...

Wildcats volleyball picks up first win of season

Wildcats volleyball picks up first win of season

Nick Reddy

September 7, 2014


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Junior Shannon Boling led the way with a career-best 17 kills as the Chico State volleyball took advantage of the Western Oregon Wolves’ .104 hitting percentage to secure their first win of the 2014 season. The ‘Cats won in straight sets to sweep the Wolves 25-10, 27-25, 25-18.Chico State (...

Wildcat volleyball loses in straight sets to Dixie State

Wildcat volleyball loses in straight sets to Dixie State

Nick Reddy

September 5, 2014


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The Chico State women’s volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the 2014 season after losing 25-11, 26-24, 25-20 to Dixie State a day after getting swept against tournament host Seattle Pacific University. The ‘Cats face Western Oregon on Saturday at 1:30 pm in the conclusion...

Volleyball falls in three sets to start season

Volleyball falls in three sets to start season

benjamin marquez

September 5, 2014


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The Chico State volleyball team fell to Seattle Pacific in three sets on Thursday night to open the 2014 season. Scores were 25-12, 25-22, 25-17.In the first set, the 'Cats were up 3-2 until the Falcons made a run to go up 16-8. The eventually took the first set 25-12.Throughout the second set both teams battled back and fort...

Men’s soccer wins home, season opener

Men’s soccer wins home, season opener

Jose Olivar

September 4, 2014


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The Chico State men’s soccer team passed its first real test of the season by dominating Dominican University on Thursday night, with a final score of 3-0 in the team's season opener. The Wildcats took a commanding lead early, courtesy of a header goal by senior midfielder Akwafei Ajeakwa at 5:43 in the opening f...

A history of Willie the WildCat

Nicholas Woodard

September 2, 2014


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Timeline by Nick Woodard

Pro teams provide a welcome distraction

Matt Murphy

May 5, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

This is a glorious time of year in the sports world. Baseball is in full swing. The future of the NFL will soon be chosen with the Draft approaching. There's hockey, if you're into that sort of thing. Most compelling to me are the NBA playoffs, and this year's second season has gotten off to one of the be...

Old mindsets haunt modern progress

Matt Murphy

May 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don't think about racism. That probably doesn't carry much weight coming from a white male, the least discriminated-against of any demographic. I do, however, think that it is the prevailing attitude of people my age. Overt racism isn't something I grew up with. The largest racially-charged event of my...

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Wildcats break Otters 19-game win streak

Emerson Keenan

April 13, 2014


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team held its own against the No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay Otters splitting the two-game series by winning 5-3 and losing 3-2 in the doubleheader on Saturday, as well as not losing ground on fifth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. First baseman Desiree...

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