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Wildcats earn their first tournament win

Mikey Passaglia, Sports reporter // October 18, 2021

The Chico State Men's Golf team was able to record its first tournament win of the season. The Wildcats traveled up north to Blaine, Washington to compete in the Western Washington Invitational which...

Chico spelled out in the empty bleachers at Acker Gym.

Acker Gym is ready for the return of basketball

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 17, 2021

After dropping their California Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament semi-final against the Cal Poly Mustangs on March 6, 2019, the Chico State Men’s Basketball team was awaiting its...

Senior defender Jordan Doukakis dribbling out the back in a match earlier this season.

Wildcats respond with win after rough loss

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // October 16, 2021

After a 3-0 loss on Friday, the Wildcats turned things around on Sunday and defeated Dominguez Hills 1-0 with a goal in the 76th minute.  The Chico State’s Women’s Soccer team faced their...

Freshman Kelli Litchfield holding off her defender in a match earlier this season.

The Wildcats face tough loss against Monterey Bay

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // October 15, 2021

The chemistry was off for Chico State's Women’s Soccer team on Friday against Monterey Bay. They lost their first match on the road 3-0 and couldn’t find an answer to the Otters game plan.  While...

Jordan Morris goes up for a shot during a basketball game

Women’s basketball returns soon with four new faces

Alex Martin, Editor-in-Chief // October 9, 2021

The last time Chico State Women’s Basketball Team at played a game was over 18 months ago, right before COVID-19 shut everything down. It was a game in which the Wildcats lost 53-78 to the Cal State...

The Wildcats pre-game ritual before their match up vs CSM.

Chico State Men’s Soccer snaps 6-game losing streak

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 4, 2021

The Wildcats have been in search of their second win of the season since their week 1 win against Western Washington which came back on Sept. 2nd.  They hosted their second straight California...

The starting lineups for the CCAA home opener.

Chico State Men’s Soccer defeated at home in conference opener

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 2, 2021

The Chico State Men’s Soccer team is back in the California Collegiate Athletic Association for the first time since Nov. 12, 2019, in which they fell 1-0 to the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes in...

The team celebrating after competing in the 2019 NCAA Division 2 Cross-Country Championships

A new era awaits Chico State’s long-dominant Cross Country teams

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // September 13, 2021

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams at Chico State have dominated conferences for over a decade. The men’s team has consistently won the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference...

Chico State womens soccer team taking the field before Mondays game.

Wildcats score 3 unanswered goals, go undefeated on road trip 

Mason Tovani, Reporter // September 9, 2021

The Wildcats didn’t allow the Eagles to soar too high in their matchup Monday morning. Chico State women’s soccer rallied back from being down 1-0 to defeat Biola University 3-1.  Midway through...

Wildcats warming up prior to their match up against SPU

Wildcats drop game in overtime

Javier Hernandez, Reporter // September 6, 2021

Coming off a victory in their first game of the season last Thursday, the Wildcats wanted to end their two game home stint off on the right foot. The visiting Seattle Pacific University Falcons came...

Photo courtesy of Assistant Coach Kat Benton-LaEzza

The Wildcats getting ready to take the field after 665 days.

An early goal for the Wildcats sets the tone

Mason Tovani, Reporter // September 5, 2021

An impressive start for the Wildcats in their season opener as they beat Azusa Pacific University on the road and spoiled the Cougar’s chances of improving to 2-0.  The women’s team didn’t...

Chico State closer Kristian Scott stands on the sideline with teammates.

Kristian Scott: a dominant closer for the Wildcats

Connor McPherson, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Chico State closer Kristian Scott has been a shut-down pitcher for the Wildcats; in 2020, he had a 0.77 earned run average through just over 11 innings. On top of that, Scott recorded five saves for the...

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