The Orion

Victory allows Wildcats to clinch a home playoff game

Calvin Geraci jumps high and takes a shot while a Gator defender goes up in attempt to block.

Matthew Wreden

February 21, 2020

The Chico State men’s basketball team locked up a first-round home game in the CCAA tournament after defeating the San Francisco State Gators by 80-69 Thursday night in Acker Gym. The Wildcats (19-6) were in a battle at the start of the game. The ball was going back and forth between the two team...

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Shay Stark dribbles the ball down the court with a Gator defender trailing.

Alex Martin

February 21, 2020

With just four games remaining and a playoff spot up in the air, Chico State women’s basketball took their home court with great enthusiasm as they faced the San Francisco State Gators. The Wildcats went on to take home the victory by a score of 84-55.  Coming into the game, the Gators held last ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss of the season

LHP Grant Larson pitching against the Gators.

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State University Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated, having won their first six games. It did not take long for the Wildcats to hop on the scoreboard. In the ...

Wildcat Spotlight: Shay Stark

Shay Stark talks with reporters about herself and family.

Alex Martin, Julian Mendoza, and Alex Coba

February 19, 2020

Shay Stark is a star player on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She developed a passion for the game of basketball at a young age and brought her passion to college. Stark is a fierce competitor and she plays with her whole heart out on the court. https://youtu.be/fsLuFpfwLfk “When I...

Wildcats take series win over SF State Gators

Daniel Foret praised by teammates after ending the inning.

Matthew Wreden

February 16, 2020

With a 2-2 count, two outs and two men on, Adam Muñoz stepped up in the bottom of the seventh inning looking to put up the go-ahead runs. Muñoz did exactly that and drilled one to center field to add two clutch RBIs.  “We practice getting that runner home all the time in practice. I was just tr...

Wildcats split doubleheader, snagging the series lead

Daniel Foret on the mound for the Wildcats,

Arrow VanAbrams

February 16, 2020

On Saturday, the Chico State Wildcat baseball team hosted the San Francisco State Gators in a doubleheader. The Wildcats took a tough loss in game one, 2-7, and won a nail biter in game two, 1-0.  These were the second and third games in a four-game series against SF State. The Wildcats won ...

Wildcats hand San Francisco State their first loss on the season

Chico State hitter bunts the ball down the third base line.

Alex Martin

February 15, 2020

It was an exciting day at Nettleton Stadium as the Wildcats took on the San Francisco State Gators in game one of a four game series. Coming into the game, the Gators were undefeated having won their first six games. It did not take long for the Wildcats to hop on the scoreboard. In the bottom of the fi...

Wildcats come back strong

Chico State takes on Cal State San Marcos in Acker Gym.

Arrow VanAbrams

February 14, 2020

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to UC San Diego, the Chico State men’s basketball team returned to the court strong with a 79-73 win over California State University, San Marcos in Acker Gym on Saturday Feb. 8.  The Wildcats were recovering from a tough loss in arguably the biggest game o...

Wildcats drop second straight home game

Brynn Thoming makes a move to the rim from the low post.

Alex Martin

February 9, 2020

It was an intense night in Acker Gym as the Wildcats took on the California State San Marcos Cougars. Unfortunately, the game would end in a loss for the Wildcats with a final score of 57-69. This loss to the Cougars makes the second straight game lost for the Wildcats. Forward Haley Ison express...

Wildcats complete sweep over the Otters

Chico State softball team chants in victory.

Arrow Van Abrams

February 9, 2020

The Chico State softball team won both games of their doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8 to sweep their first home series of the year.  The Wildcats showed flashes of brilliance offensively in both games. They won game one by a score of 4-3 and dominated game two 9-0 ...

Wildcats sweep Sunbirds in home series opener with 37 runs

Aidan Rasmusson gets excited after scoring a run.

Matthew Wreden

February 9, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning in game two of the double header, Willie Lajoie stepped up to bat in a crucial situation for the Wildcats. Pressure was on. Lajoie drilled one up the left-center gap right past the shortstop for a Nettleton Stadium walk-off to complete a three-game sweep over the Fre...

Wildcats sweep the Otters in home opening doubleheader

Wildcats huddle in celebration.

Alex Martin

February 8, 2020

The Wildcats opened up their first series at home with a doubleheader against the California State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Feb. 7. The starting pitcher for the Wildcats was Brooke Larsen. Larsen is the team’s ace, and she had no problem showing that by striking out five batters, walking ...

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