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Wildcats get “Last Chance” to compete before tournaments.

Lyndsey Settle running a sprint at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

The Chico State track and field team got a final opportunity to prepare for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships when they competed in the Yuba Last Chance Invitational Saturday.They Wildcats had a strong day overall as a team and won 11 of the 21 events that they competed in.The te...

Wildcats split four-game series with Dominguez Hills

Jorge Perez tries to squeeze a ball against Cal State San Marcos on Friday, April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

April 15, 2019

The Chico State men’s baseball team finished their series with Cal State Dominguez Hills Sunday, capping it off with two straight wins. The Wildcats dropped the first two games to the Toros Friday and Saturday but were able to recover due to a couple of great pitching performances and a more productive...

Women’s golf earns second straight top 10 finish at Sonoma Invitational

Freshman Julia Kalez watches her tee shot to see where it lands

Image Credit: Chico State Sports Information

Matthew Ferreira

April 10, 2019

The Chico State women’s golf team competed in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational Monday and Tuesday, placing eight amongst 15 total teams. Day one: The Wildcats got out to a fair start Monday as they shot for a score of 314 collectively as a team. Brittany O’Bryant got out to a good s...

Chico State track and field gets multiple wins at Twilight Invitational.

Distance runners Nadine Dubon and Taylor Bailey in the middle of competing. Image Courtesy of Gary Towne Photo credit: Gary Towne

Matthew Ferreira

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats track and field team placed well in various events at the Distance Carnival and Twilight Invitational Saturday at University Stadium. There was a bit of rain at the beginning of the day but eventually, the skies cleared up for the day's events. The Wildcats events started...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Digital Art By Claire Bang:

Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

Wildcat of the week: Isaiah Roybal

Isaiah Roybal warms up on with the rest of the track team. He is getting ready for their track meet this weekend, Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Matthew Ferreira

April 4, 2019

Track star Isaiah Roybal is in the middle of a very impressive season and is working hard with his teammates to get the Wildcats to the 2019 National Championship tournament. Roybel is a transfer student from Santa Rosa Junior College who came to Chico State to study criminal justice in 2017. He originally...

Chico State men’s golf dominate in Turlock

The Chico State men's golf team celebrates after taking first place at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational
Photo Credit: Kelley Sullivan

Matthew Ferreira

April 3, 2019

The Chico State men’s golf team did an outstanding job at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock Monday and Tuesday. The Wildcats scored 19 shots under par collectively and their efforts secured them first place honors. The team’s score in the tournament tied the school scoring record. The...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Notable Chico sports figures who attended Chico State: Grant Larson (top), Michael Bethea Jr., (left), Chris Wondolowski (right). 
Illustration by: Ricardo Tovar

Matthew Ferreira

March 27, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Grant Larson delivers a pitch to a Stanislaus State Warriors batter in Sunday's game on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Matthew Ferreira

March 26, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their sport.Basketball player Michael Bethea Jr. played for the Wildcats as recently as the 2016-17 season a...

Men’s golf excels in Alameda

The Wildcat men's golf team celebrates their second place finish at the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in Alameda Tuesday. Photo credit: Josh McCollum

Matthew Ferreira

March 21, 2019

The Chico State men’s golf team had a great outing Monday and Tuesday at the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout in Alameda. The teams all played three rounds at the Corica Park South Course.The Wildcats competed against 15 other teams and were able to outscore all but one of them.The team shot a tota...

March Madness brings the most exciting time of the college basketball season

March brings the March Madness Tournament for the NCAA 
Photo Credit: NCAA

Matthew Ferreira

March 19, 2019

Saturday and Sunday were huge days in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball world and as a result, we now have the official NCAA March Madness bracket.The tournament favorite among many, Duke University, won the ACC championship over Florida State on a terrific performan...

Women’s basketball experience ups and downs in long season

From left to right: junior Madison Wong (All-CCAA and had 10.8 points a game), freshman Mikaila Wegenke (13.7 min. per game and 4.1 points per game), sophomore Vanessa Holland (28.6 min. per game and 7.1 points per game), sophomore Shay Stark (All-CCAA and 11.4 points per game), senior Natalie Valenzuela (last season and 10.5 points per game). Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Matthew Ferreira

March 13, 2019

The Wildcats women's basketball team's season didn’t end the way that they planned on as they missed the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament. It did, however, have a lot of excitement, ups and downs and entertaining games.The team’s season didn’t start on the ri...

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