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Wildcats sweep at the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase

Wildcats sweep at the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase

Karina Cope

September 12, 2019

Chico State brought the heat to La Jolla in the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase. On Thursday, the Wildcats swept Montana State University Billings and Saint Martin’s University clean. Only six sets were played that day for Chico State, as they showed no mercy and beat both their opp...

Harmonizing the responsibilities of a student athlete

Harmonizing the responsibilities of a student athlete

Wesley Harris

September 4, 2019

The hustle and bustle lifestyle of a student athlete is not one for the weak minded; it's a lifestyle that includes sprints before dawn, tortuous study sessions after the rest of town goes to bed and a list of anxieties between them.The precious time reserved to be able to let yourself go is an import...

Wildcats take a step back against the Seawolves

Wildcats take a step back against the Seawolves

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

September 30, 2018

After gaining confidence with a sweeping win against the Lumberjacks Friday night, Chico State women’s volleyball was ready to conquer Sonoma State on Saturday night, or so they thought. The Wildcats were off to a weak start letting the Seawolves take the lead 6-12. However, after a much needed...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

Gabriel Moreno

September 26, 2016

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team suffered their first loss since starting their conference, after falling short 1-3 against the Humboldt State Jacks on Sept.24th.The loss gives Chico State an overall record of 8-4, and a conference record of 2-1. The 'Cats previously held a win streak of four, ...

Volleyball faces back-to-back losses

Volleyball faces back-to-back losses

Kenta Mcafee

September 12, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team competed in the second and third rounds of the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase on Sept. 9 but lost 0-3 in both games.The losses snap the 'Cats four-game win streak and brings their overall season record to 4-3. Chico State had not previously faced a...

Volleyball splits doubleheader

Volleyball splits doubleheader

Gabriel Moreno

September 3, 2016

Chico State swept the Holy Names University Hawks in the second game of their double header on Sept. 2. The 3-0 win came after losing to the Dominican University Penguins in the first round of the Route 92 Showdown. The recent win propels the 'Cats overall season record to 1-1.Chico State opened with an o...

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Nick Reddy

October 10, 2015

There is a general consensus among sports fans that within sports teams, some positions are more valuable than others— especially on the offensive side.However, often times overlooked among the list of most vital roles in team athletics is the setter in volleyball. Tasked with trying to make every second con...

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015

The first Friday home match for women’s volleyball fans ended in a disappointing fashion as the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA West Region champion, Sonoma State, dropping three straight sets by more than four points each frame.Perhaps some nervous jitters were present for the host ‘Cats in th...

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 24, 2015

It was a Tuesday night thriller for the Chico State women's volleyball team as it racked up its 11th win of the season, and third in conference play, with a 3-2 set win over the San Francisco State Gators. Set one: The first set of the match was close. Both teams were tied at six, and then again at 15. The...

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2015

Cody Hein might say that he and the Chico State women’s volleyball team have their sights set on a postseason appearance, and while that may be true, its hard to deny that the Wildcats' sizzling hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

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

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: ...

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