The Orion

Wildcats’ 14-game win streak snapped in Hayward

Senior Desiree' Gonzalez prepares before a pitch in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 21, 2016

The Chico State softball team lost the first half of a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 1-2 in Hayward on April 17.The loss snaps the Wildcats' 14-game win streak and their first since March 25. This drops their conference record to 23-10 with an overall record of 32-11. The Wildcats ...

Wildcat transfer turns heads at the plate

Junior Cyrena Taylor celebrates with a smile in a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Gabriella Bermudez

April 13, 2016

After an impressive run at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, the Chico State softball team currently holds a conference play record of 17-9 and an impressive overall record of 26-10. Among the plethora of talent, a new face has gotten some attention as she rises up the leader board. From Te...

Wildcats go undefeated at Tournament of Champions

Junior Sarah Galviz waits for the play in the outfield. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Gabriella Bermudez

April 5, 2016

The Chico State softball team won all six games at the Tournament of Champions this weekend. The final game resulted in a mercy victory against the University of Hawaii at Hilo, with a final score of 8-0 after the fifth inning on April 3, in Turlock.The win extends the Wildcats' away record to 12-4 w...

Men’s basketball season ends at the NCAA tournament

Senior center Tanner Giddings is surrounded by defenders in a game against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Kenta Mcafee

March 12, 2016

The No. 7 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost 64-76 to the No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons on March 11, in Oregon, ending its season with a 22-7 record. The 'Cats lost the final three games of their season, the longest losing streak they had this year. Despite winning their previous game against...

Wildcats bid a farewell to lone senior

Senior Brooke Bowen elevates to take a shot over her opponent. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Gabriella Bermudez

March 8, 2016

After a disappointing season resulting in a conference record of 5-15 and an overall record of 10-16, the Chico State's women's basketball team says goodbye to much more than a chance at the CCAA tournament.Get to know Brooke BowenSenior guard Brooke Bowen came to Chico as a transfer from Clark College ...

Coach Clink: Recruiting winners, making champions

Head coach Greg Clink designs a play in the CCAA playoffs against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Lars Gustafson

March 7, 2016

They say “Once a Chico State Wildcat, always a Chico State Wildcat.” Chico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Clink lives the popular motto to the max as a former player turned head coach for the 'Cats. Twenty-four years ago, Clink was in his first year as a player for the men’s basketball...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield

May 13, 2015

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Tristan Lake hands off the baton to Lane Andrews on March 14 at the Chico State invitational. Photo courtesy of Phillip Bailey.

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015

For the four men on Chico State's track and field 4x400 relay team, it is the collective mindset and support within the quartet that makes them successful. The four-man band consists of: junior hurdler Tristan Lake, junior 400-meter runner Geoff Brown, sophomore decathlete Lane Andrews and juni...

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Chico State's Drew Kitchens faces a Cal State L.A. opponent in a game on Jan. 30 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Lars Gustafson

April 6, 2015

Sports rivalries are without a doubt one of the most exciting aspects of sports. Whether the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks or the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Boston Celtics, rivalry games are played with bragging rights on the line. Here is a look at some of the Wi...

Wildcats sweep Cal State Stanislaus

Sophomore catcher Tori Zimmerman up to bat against Southern Oregon on Feb. 15. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Dylan Wakefield

March 15, 2015

The Chico State softball team found success on the road in their doubleheader on Saturday against Cal State Stanislaus. Game 1 The Wildcats kicked off the top of the first inning scoring four runs. In the bottom of the first, the Warriors were able to respond, squeaking in two run...

Former Wildcat to lead Seattle Storm

Photo courtesy Chico State

Breanna Barnard

January 27, 2015

Chico State alumni Alisha Valavanis will be at the helm for the Seattle Storm as the team's president when the WNBA season starts in the summer. "It's a different opportunity to lead," Valavanis said. "It's a combination of building a team and then there's the administrative side with a front offic...

‘Cats find success at away games

Chico State’s Tanner Giddings, center, jumps for the ball in a game against Sonoma State on Saturday. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

January 21, 2015

While most students got to take a load off during break, the Chico State men’s basketball team was working toward a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance at the end of the season. Returning from winter break, the Wildcats have a 8-5 (5-3 in conference) record...

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