The Orion

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

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

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 reason the university discontinued the program there are a few signs as to what led to it ha...

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

January 19, 2019

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

Frigid from three leads to third loss

Junior forward Jo Paine attempts a shot at the rim. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Makayla Hopkins

December 10, 2016

Only three of 19 three-point attempts fell for the Chico State women's basketball team Dec. 9 game against Humboldt State. Along with the 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc, Chico State also committed 21 turnovers in its 42-44 loss. The inability to take advantage of their possessions and ineffective...

Women’s soccer team ends season successfully

The women's soccer team takes to the field in their final game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Cydney Nance

October 24, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team had its best performance of the season Oct. 23 against Humboldt State but had its success come too late.The team did not qualify for a postseason, as they placed eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with 13 points and a 4-7-1 record. To clinch th...

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

Chico State junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton serves the ball during a home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

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, ...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Sophomore Jalen McFerren takes a shot against Cal State Stanislaus while junior Robert Duncan looks for the rebound. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Women’s basketball team loses to Humboldt State

Sophomore Whitney Branham dribbles around her opponent in a game against Cal State Stanislaus. Photo credit: Jordan Olesen

Gabriella Bermudez

February 23, 2016

The Chico State women's basketball team continues to struggle through the CCAA conference this season. The 'Cats lost their second consecutive CCAA conference game against the Humboldt State Jacks 67-73 on Feb. 20 at home.The loss drops the team's conference record to 5-13, and its overall season re...

Women’s volleyball defeats Humboldt State in five sets

Janai Johnson, junior, smashes the ball back over the net for the Wildcats. Photo credit: John Domogma

Julie Ortega

September 28, 2015

After Friday night's loss against Sonoma State, the Wildcats were able to find success defeating Humboldt State 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Wildcats got the victory with set scores of: 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-12. The key for the 'Cats yet again was sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano, who ended the night ...

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Dylan Wakefield advances the ball for the Wildcats during their Sept. 25 game against Humboldt State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Kenta Mcafee

September 27, 2015

The Chico State Men's soccer team took on Humboldt State on Sept. 25, looking to capitalize on a two-game winning streak and win its first conference game. The game ended 1-0 with a win for the Wildcats.The 'Cats were fired up from the start, with Matt Hurlow leading the charge by scoring from a penalty ki...

Women’s volleyball team wins in four sets

From left to right: Kristyn Casalino, Shannon Boling and Olivia Mediano set up before a serve for Chico State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

October 31, 2014

[box]Chico State 3, Humboldt State 1Scores: 25-17, 18-25, 28-26, 25-23Kills: Ellie Larronde 17, Lindsay Quigley 11Assists: Torey Thompson (39)Digs: Emily Duran (27)[/box]The Chico State women's volleyball team came out Friday playing aggressive, beating a talented Humboldt State team in four sets at Acker Gym...

10 dead from bus crash

Orland residents look on Thursday as emergency personnel clean up the accident. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 11, 2014

Ten people died after a crash Thursday involving a charter bus, a FedEx semitrailer and a white sedan on Interstate 5 near Orland. The accident occurred after a semitrailer traveling south crossed over the center divider and clipped a white sedan, then collided with the bus, according to California H...

Crash leaves 9 dead

The scene of the accident on Interstate 5 in Orland. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 10, 2014

Nine people are confirmed dead after a collision Thursday before 6 p.m. involving a tour bus, a semi truck and a white sedan occurred in Orland on Interstate 5. A tour bus carrying high school seniors from the south Los Angeles area were traveling to Humboldt County, said CHP officer Tracy Hoover....

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