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‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

‘Cats drop in CCAA standings

Anna Baytosh

May 3, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team dropped from first to third in the North Division of the CCAA as a result of a 2-2 split series against San Francisco State on Sunday, May 1.Coming home with nothing but a tie, Chico State now has an overall record of 30-16 and a conference record of 20-14. This is one mo...

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Chico State baseball team solidifies first in CCAA North Division

Anna Baytosh

April 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcat baseball team pulled ahead in wins for the CCAA North Division in a game against Sonoma State at Nettleton Stadium on Friday, April 22. Before this game, Chico State was tied in the NCAA North Division with the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at 15 wins. The Otters have 12 losses on their ...

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Wildcats make comeback in Game 2

Esther Briggs

April 21, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

In Game 2 on Sunday, April 17, the Wildcats were coming out of a loss earlier in the day. Their winning streak was broken, but their determination and teamwork was still there. Runs were at a premium in Game 2, although East Bay pitcher Tatiana Beilstein held the ‘Cats to only one hit in the fi...

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Cortez tops CCAA in runs

Anna Baytosh

April 4, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sonny Cortez, a junior outfielder, is now leading the CCAA as the player with the most runs scored in the conference. In a game against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on April 3, Cortez scored two runs, securing his spot at the top of the list with 37 total runs this season.Not only does Cortez hold ...

First-year softball player makes big impact

First-year softball player makes big impact

Anna Baytosh

February 29, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports

First-year student Ari Marsh is a force to be reckoned with on the Chico State softball field. This outfielder is making an impact early in her Wildcat athletic career.Marsh has played in every softball game this season with a batting average of .353 and an on-base percentage of .371. With five runs...

Women’s soccer coach scores 200th win

Women’s soccer coach scores 200th win

Carlos Islas

September 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team won its third consecutive game at home on Saturday, Sept. 19, defeating Dominican University of California 1-0. The win gave head coach Kim Sutton her 200th NCAA win capstone. With the win, the ‘Cats improve to 4-1-1 and the Penguins losing streak continues to t...

Chico State men’s soccer wins 2-1 in overtime over Dominican University

Julie Ortega

September 18, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats won their first game of the season against Dominican University last Saturday. After the game went into overtime, Carter Johnson, sophomore midfielder, scored the winning goal. Starting the game in goal for the Wildcats was first-year Andrew Matthews, while sophomore Triston M...

Volleyball drops 2 in doubleheader for first losses of the season

Volleyball drops 2 in doubleheader for first losses of the season

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats lost both games on Friday's doubleheader at the Western Oregon Invitational. They suffered their first loss of the season to the Concordia University Cavaliers in the morning 2-3 and lost again to the University of Wisconsin 2-3 in the later game.The 'Cats are now 8-2 for the season. Game 1: ...

The future of Chico State football doesn’t look too bright

The future of Chico State football doesn’t look too bright

Jason Spies

September 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Let's take a trip back in time— back to 1996 when Chico State played its final game against Sonoma State and won 25-20. The following year, the football program was cut. It was hard for the loyal students, players, coaches, faculty and alumni to come to terms with the fact that football had be...

Men’s cross-country shines in first meet of season

Men’s cross-country shines in first meet of season

Jason Spies

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State men's cross-country team had its first meet of the year Friday afternoon at the Ash Creek Invitational in Monmouth, OR. They did not fail to impress grabbing first, second and third place with seven players finishing in the top 10. Led by Will Reyes, who placed first in the 6,400-meter run with a ...

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...

Three All-Americans, a hole-in-one for Chico State

Three All-Americans, a hole-in-one for Chico State

Jason Spies

September 7, 2015


Filed under Golf, Sports

Justin Wiles Height/Weight 6’0, 150 lbs. From Klamath Falls, Oregon Accomplishments “My two individual wins are probably my biggest accomplishments,” Wiles said. “I won my first tournament my sophomore year at the Notre Dame Tournament, and then last season I won the Western New Mexico tourna...

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