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Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

‘Cats continue struggles on the road

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On their second road game of the weekend, the Chico State women's basketball team suffered a loss to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 85-65 on Saturday night . After losing to San Bernardino State on Thursday night, the team faced an 11 hour drive on Friday to Arcata to play on Saturday. The game...

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Julie Ortega

February 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team is already gearing up for next season by recruiting high school standout Sammy DeHart. DeHart completed two years starting for Nevada Union High School's varsity team in Grass Valley as one of its two team captains. In 2013, DeHart was awarded First Team All-Con...

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Chico State win in overtime against Seawolves

Julie Ortega

January 20, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Fridays night's victory against San Francisco State, the Chico State women's basketball team faced Sonoma State and got their second victory in a row with a final score of 63-56 on Saturday. From the start of the game it seemed like Sonoma State had control, scoring first and making the Wildc...

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus

Kevin Lucena

December 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team got off to another slow start, but this time the ‘Cats were able to score 50 points in the second half to pick up the win. The 'Cats beat Cal State Stanislaus with a final score of 85-79 to earn the team’s first conference victory of the season. They improved to 1-...

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Senior guard nominated for national honor

Sergio Sanchez

April 15, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Courtney Hamilton ended her basketball career as one of the top point guards in Chico State history. The icing on the cake was when the Women's Basketball Coaches Association honored Hamilton by placing her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014 season.Hamilton was one of 40 NCA...

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

Women’s basketball team drops semi-final matchup

benjamin marquez

March 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team lost 64-52 Friday to Cal State Dominguez Hills in the semi-finals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament. In the first half, the 'Cats were rolling on all cylinders up 31-21 at halftime. In the second half, the problems started to pop up. With 15 minutes left in th...

Basketball teams play into postseason

Basketball teams play into postseason

Greg Silvia

March 5, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State basketball program is poised to make a deep run in the postseason, starting with the California Collegiate Athletic Association conference tournament this weekend in Ontario, Calif. Women’s The Wildcats head into the CCAA tournament on a winning note, picking up a huge victory S...

Women win final game of regular season

Women win final game of regular season

benjamin marquez

March 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball

The Chico State women's basketball team knocked down the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos Saturday 63-61. In the first half, the 'Cats controlled the tempo and cruised to a 29-24 lead at halftime. In the second half, things intensified as both teams traded baskets, but the Wildcats stood tall and knocked off the top ranked broncos 63-61. Leading...

Women lose Saturday to Cal State East Bay

Women lose Saturday to Cal State East Bay

benjamin marquez

February 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team came up short Saturday in a tough loss 63-60 to Cal State East Bay. In the first half, the Pioneers and the Wildcats traded runs of 12 and 11 points in a tight game 30-24 at halftime. In the second half, the 'Cats battled back to gain an early lead 36-34 with the help o...

Win puts women’s basketball team in second place

Win puts women’s basketball team in second place

benjamin marquez

February 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team held off Cal State Monterey Bay with a big road victory 64-56. On the road, the Wildcats stayed resilient and took sole possession of second place in the CCAA.In the first half, it was a low scoring affair with both teams trading buckets but the 'Cats held a 28-27 ha...

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