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Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Branham and McFerren lead Chico State basketball to first round playoff victories

Austin Schreiber

February 28, 2018

It was an exciting night for Chico State basketball, as both the men and women emerged victorious in the first round of the playoffs.The women defeated Cal State Los Angeles by a score of 78-62, and the men defeated Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 84-63.The two games were higlighted by dominant...

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week – Haley Gilham

Katalina Santamaria and Caitlyn Young

February 27, 2018

Senior pitcher Haley Gilham is making her name known this season after a dominant start with a 9-0 record and an ERA of 0.70. The softball team is currently undefeated sitting at 17-0 on the season. Gilham currently holds the school record for single-season wins at 23 and she is only three wins behind th...

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Andrew Baumgartner

February 25, 2018

Lance Huber is only a freshman on Chico State's track team, but he has his eyes set on getting to the Olympics in the future. Huber is a business major and a pole vaulter for the track and field team at Chico State and is from Loomis, California. "I want to make it to nationals, make podium in...

Chico softball stays perfect following four game sweep of Cal State East Bay

Chico softball stays perfect following four game sweep of Cal State East Bay

Justin Couchot

February 24, 2018

The Chico State softball team increased its undefeated record to 17-0 (12-0 CCAA) Saturday with back-to-back double header wins against Cal State East Bay. They won 1-0 and 10-1 Friday, while finishing strong Saturday winning 4-2 in the first game and 4-1 in the second. In game one of Saturday's doubleheader, ...

Women win as Branham breaks 3-point record while men struggle in San Francisco

Women win as Branham breaks 3-point record while men struggle in San Francisco

Courtney Chapman

February 23, 2018

The Chico State women dominated the San Fransisco State Gators in an exciting game resulting in a win of 63-49. The men fought hard but ultimately lost 38-67 against the Gators.Whitney Branham and Kayla Taylor both shined on the court, scoring a combined total of 34 out of the 63 total game points sc...

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Chico State baseball struggling to match last year’s offensive performance

Austin Schreiber

February 19, 2018

With Sunday's double-header cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, let's take a closer look at how this year's Chico State baseball team stacks up against last years. In regards to their record, the two teams are remarkably similar. Through their first eight games, the 2018 team is 5-3,...

Gilham stays perfect as Wildcats’ softball sweeps San Marcos

Gilham stays perfect as Wildcats’ softball sweeps San Marcos

Andrew Baumgartner

February 17, 2018

Haley Gilham led the way for Wildcats softball this afternoon against San Marcos, as the Wildcats remain unbeaten winning game one 4-0, and following that with a 7-1 victory.Gilham started game one Saturday and pitched her fifth complete game shutout on the season, her second in two days. "I was just going w...

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Casey Costello continues to dominate on the mound

Austin Schreiber

February 16, 2018

Senior pitcher Casey Costello came out on top in a pitchers duel Friday as the Wildcats defeated Stanislaus State 1-0. Costello was able to keep the Warriors quiet for seven innings, limiting them to just three hits while striking out four.Costello is now 2-0 on the season, after setting the Chico State...

Chico State softball stays unbeaten behind powerful bats and strong pitching

Chico State softball stays unbeaten behind powerful bats and strong pitching

Katalina Santamaria

February 16, 2018

The Chico State softball team is beginning to feel unstable,after winning both games of their double-header Friday against Cal State San Marcos to improve their unbeaten record to 11-0. In game one, the Wildcats won 3-0, followed by a third straight shutout, winning 4-0.In game one of the double heade...

Men’s basketball team outlasts Tritons, women’s team falls short of upset

Men’s basketball team outlasts Tritons, women’s team falls short of upset

Noah Enns

February 16, 2018

The Wildcats split victories Thursday night as the men’s basketball team came away with a win by a score of 66-56 in a tough battle against the UC San Diego Tritons. Despite a strong showing, the women’s team fell short of an upset by a score of 67-55. The men’s team came out firing and opened...

‘Through The Red Door’ book signing at Chico State gets emotional

‘Through The Red Door’ book signing at Chico State gets emotional

Andrew Baumgartner

February 15, 2018

A Valentines Day book signing led by author Carson Medley and Chico State men's basketball coach Greg Clink, shows appreciation for basketball, reporting, and writing."Through The Red Door," by Carson Medley gives readers an all access look at the highlights of the 2015-2016 Chico State men's basketball team.Medley followed around the team as if he was one of them during their championship seas...

Wildcat Statue begins construction

Wildcat Statue begins construction

February 6, 2018

The plaza of the Bell Memorial Union building was closed to allow construction Tuesday.As this was the first day of construction of Chico's new Wildcat Statue, the closure was made in front of the main entrance of the BMU facing Chestnut Street all day.This project is said to be completed by April 8. The construction site does not af...

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