The Orion

Wildcat softball ready to hit the field once again

Chico softball celebrates following the 2016/2017 season. Photo credit: Carlos Islas

Katalina Santamaria

January 22, 2018

With softball season approaching, the Chico State women’s team is eager and ready to bring home a championship. Coming off a hot season last year, the team feels the pressure to not only come back just as hot, but as well as coming back to Chico with a championship. Junior Claire Wayne is a returning...

Wildcat of the Week

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

May 10, 2017

Willie Latin is a senior runner on the Chico State track and field team. The team has won 13 conference titles in 14 years and Latin has been a big part of the team's success this year. How long have you been running track?I have been running track for about seven years. What races do you run and how ...

Batter up: Baseball is back!

Cody Snider high fives a teammate after a big play

Natalia Marcus

February 5, 2017

After a 7-5 win against the Point Loma Sea Lions, it's safe to say that Wildcat baseball season has begun, and the team is ready for action.The 'Cats is set to win its second California Collegiate Athletic Association title this season. After ranking 37 in the nation, the 'Cats exceeded last year's exp...

’Cats seize top-three ranking

Senior forward Omar Nuno battles for the ball against a Sonoma State player. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Cydney Nance

November 2, 2016

While a 0-3-1 start to its conference may have plagued the Chico State men's soccer team, its meteoric rise to second has proven its resilience.The team had plenty of scoring power with senior forwards Omar Nuno and Rajaee DeLane returning for their final season, but had difficulty finding the back ...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Softball team dominates conference honors

Senior Alli Cook looks down after bunting a ball during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Anna Baytosh

May 13, 2016

Chico State softball dominated the CCAA in All-Conference honors with six total honorable mention players. Three of the 15 first-team picks were senior Wildcats. Catcher Brynn Lesovsky, infielder Desiree' Gonzalez and outfielder Alli Cook were selected by the league’s coaches to complete the list...

Runner sets sights on Olympics

Sophomore Kyle Medina runs around the track during practice, displaying his Chico State Wildcat tattoo. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Kenta Mcafee

May 9, 2016

After breaking the school record for the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3 minutes, 41 seconds at the Brian Clay Invitational, sophomore Kyle Medina has set his sights on the Olympic trials. The time set by Medina was one second faster than the previous record of 3:42 set by Scott Bauhs in 2008. Med...

Softball loses CCAA title match

First-year Rachel DeHart winds up before an inning as junior Cailin Garmon waits at shortstop in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Patrick Pace

May 3, 2016

The Chico State softball team fell to the UC San Diego Tritons in the final game of the CCAA Championship Tournament, 2-5, on May 1 in Stockton. Though they had previously beaten UC San Diego in three of their four games during the regular season, the Wildcats were not able to figure the team out...

Softball team full steam ahead toward the postseason

Sophomore Haley Gilham winds up to throw a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 8. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Anna Baytosh

April 11, 2016

The Chico State softball team is still bringing the heat with three weeks left until postseason.Wildcat softball is currently ranked second in the CCAA with a conference record of 17-9 and an overall record of 26-10.Each year, the softball team sets out to make it to postseason for the CCAA Champions...

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

The 2016 Chico State men's and women's basketball teams. Photo credit: Jacob Auby & Jordan Olesen

Danielle Pubill

March 16, 2016

The Chico State basketball teams, both men and women, set many personal records as well as historical records this season. Both teams won individual, team and coach awards. Robert Duncan, junior guard and 2016 CCAA Player of the Year, led the Wildcats to many of their wins this year. He is the fifth...

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Junior Robert Duncan drives in a game against Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 19. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016

The No. 1 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost their second game in a row to the eighth seeded Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 37-54 on March 1 at home. This loss knocked them out of the CCAA championship tournament in the first round. The team has lost two games to the Golden Eagles in the...

‘Cats finish regular season with a loss

Sophomore Isaiah Ellis runs back on defense in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

February 29, 2016

Sophomore forward Isaiah Ellis was unable to lead his team to a win over the Cal State L.A. Eagles, despite his three dunks and 23 points, as the 'Cats lost 64-65 on Feb. 27, in LA.This is the 12th game in a row that Ellis has proven himself to be a leader in the Wildcat offense, by scoring at least ...

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