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Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Matthew Wreden and // March 9, 2020

The Wildcats picked up a series win at Nettleton Stadium on Sunday after taking down the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 9-0. This makes for back-to-back series wins for the Wildcats.     Skylar...

Maddy Wong dribbles the ball and attempts to get past her opposing defender.

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

Matthew Wreden and // February 23, 2020

The Wildcats were hanging on to a two point lead with under a minute left to play when Maddy Wong launched back-to-back threes, extending the lead to six points and securing the win for the Wildcats....

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

Wildcats on a three-game roll

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...

Christopher Colla is currently a senior on the men's golf team. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

Christopher Colla represents Chico proudly in home tournament

Wesley Harris // October 21, 2019

Following a one of a kind performance in Chico’s hosting tournament at Butte Creek Country Club, Chistopher Colla has taken reign over the conference being named California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Chico State's Brooke Ono sets a pass during the match against Cal State East Bay. Oct. 1, 2019 Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Wildcats battle Pioneers in five set victory

Matthew Ferreira // October 1, 2019

Chico State’s volleyball team took on California State University, East Bay at Acker Gym Thursday, in a thrilling overtime match.The Wildcats went into Thursday’s match with a strong 3-1 record...

Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 1987 season. Image from The Orion vault.

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

Matthew Ferreira // September 2, 2019

Each fall when college football makes its return, Chico State students can’t help but wonder why the Wildcats don’t have a team to partake in the competition. While there isn’t one concrete...

Larson went all nine innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run and securing the win for the Wildcats . Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

Noah Andrews // April 21, 2019

Chico State baseball hosted the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos at Nettleton Stadium this Saturday. In a game that had serious tournament implications for both teams, Chico State emerged with the 4-1 victory. The...

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Brandon Downs // March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The...

Marvin Timothy goes up for the slam. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Noah Andrews // March 2, 2019

The Wildcats hosted the San Francisco Gators Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. It was a game that looked like a blowout at several points early on but ended up coming right down to the wire.It ended with...

Chico State prepares for a serve from Cal State San Bernardino in this archived photo Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wildcats volleyball bounces back from a two game slump

Ricardo Tovar // September 29, 2018

If Chico State volleyball had to be described in one word, that word would be torturous. They have gone 4-4 since opening at home against Cal Poly Pomona. In those contests when they have won they won...

Chico State shortstop Wendy Cardinali is carried off the field by teammates Haley Gilham and Amanda Flores. Cardinali made a diving catch at shortstop with the tieing run at third base and the go-ahead run at second to end the game. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Austin Schreiber // May 6, 2018

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State...

Claire Wayne will be moving from third base to behind the plate as catcher this upcoming season. Photo credit: Noah Enns

Wildcat of the week: Claire Wayne

Noah Enns // January 25, 2018

Claire Wayne is a junior catcher and third baseman for Chico State’s softball team. Wayne received honorable mention her sophomore year and is looking to improve upon that while helping the Wildcats...

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