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Chico State softball eliminated from Conference Tournament

Bailey Akins had an RBI and a walk against Cal State Monterey Bay in Friday's CCAA championship game. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

May 4, 2019

After an opening round loss to Cal State San Bernadino on Thursday, the Wildcats found themselves in a win-or-go-home situation against Cal State Monterey Bay. The task would prove to be a difficult one, seeing as Chico had lost the regular season series to the Otters 3-1. The final score of the gam...

Chico State baseball complete sweep of Sonoma State

Dustin Miller reaches third base against San Marcos on April 5, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

April 29, 2019

The Wildcats swept the Sonoma State Seawolves in a four-game series this past weekend.They capped off the series on Sunday with a 7-6 victory that had everything you could ask for. Stellar offensive play, incredible defense, great teamwork and a heartwarming senior walk-off hit that resulted in a seri...

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

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

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 win moved Chico's overall record to 21-17 and 17-16 in the Califonia Collegiate Athletic Association....

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

#16 Wyatt Baxter is a dual-sport athlete who runs cross-country in the Fall and the men's 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters for track in the spring. 
Image courtesy: Chico sports information

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

With a 4-1 record in 11 appearances, eight as a starter, Lopez has struck out 35 batters and has allowed just nine earned runs on the season.

Noah Andrews

April 15, 2019

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a 1.60 ERA in 50 2/3 innings pitched. Soft-spoken and humble, Lopez likes to take the trash talk, superstition...

‘Cats’ split doubleheader with Cal State Monterey Bay

Wendy Cordial concentrating while at-bat where she finished Friday's victory with 3 RBIs including a home run against Cal State San Bernardino on May 5, 2018. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Noah Andrews

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats headed down to Monterey Bay during the weekend to face off against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. With the second half of the season underway, each game is starting to shape a picture of what the postseason and playoffs in the California Collegiate Athletic Association...

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

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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...

Chico State club basketball enjoys inaugural season

Andy Beronilla jumps up to block John Vega’s shot on the basket at Monday night’s practice on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

March 6, 2019

Chico State's Collegiate Sports Club Program was created to provide students an opportunity to participate in competitive sports against other intercollegiate teams while enhancing the students' university experience by aiding in their physical, social and academic development.It is with these values in...

Men’s basketball fall to Sonoma State on Senior Night

George Clink finished his 11th season as the Chico Men's basketball head coach against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Noah Andrews

March 4, 2019

The Wildcats basketball season hasn't gone exactly as they hoped, but they still looked to close out their three seniors careers on a high note.Unfortunately for Marvin Timothy, Keith Datu, and Nate Ambrosini the Sonoma State Seawolves had other ideas in mind. The Seawolves put up a season-high 98 points...

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

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

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 the Wildcats unable to complete the comeback and falling by four points to a score of 74-70.Sen...

Chico women’s basketball stumble in overtime against the Toro’s

Shay Stark goes up for a layup against Humboldt State Feb. 9, 2019. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Noah Andrews

February 24, 2019

"We played really hard tonight and put forward a tough effort for 40 minutes," starting center Mckenna Barker said. "Although we slipped up a couple times, we fought the whole game and that is what matters. We just have to keep battling and fighting to get into the conference tournament."Chico State wom...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Ari Marsh went 4-2 with an RBI in Tuesdays game against Humboldt State Photo credit: Janna Weiss

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

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