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Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight for their own championship. The men’s team is on a roll after winning their last four games....

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to Chico State. Abdelkader has learned a great amount throughout her transition from Diablo Valley Coll...

Consistent defense and free throws – crucial for a win

The tip-off begins the game between Chico State and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Nicolas Espino

January 24, 2020

     Second-chance opportunities prove to be the difference as junior Malik Duffy led the Chico State men’s basketball team to an 85-76 victory over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Thursday night.       Duffy got off to a hot start and was perfect from the free-throw line in his...

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Chico State men's basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the season was put to the test against Cal Poly Pomona, who was also on a four-game winning streak.Both teams cam...

Inspiration is the key to prominence

Ronan McEnroe (middle) celebrating a goal at University Soccer Stadium. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 18, 2019

The first steps of becoming an outstanding collegiate athlete do not just incorporate natural talent, but rather require list of people and experiences along the way which influence a talented individual. For Chico State’s senior soccer player Ronan McEnroe, coming from a humble home base and me...

Seniors leave everything out on the field in double overtime draw

Chico kicks the ball to continue the game. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

November 11, 2019

Chico State women’s soccer took the field for the final time in their 2019 campaign and couldn’t have asked for a more intense match. From a late goal delivered with only three seconds to play, Cal State Monterey forced two overtime periods when the match seemed to be over with to finish in...

Regular season winds down as Wildcats are still in full throttle

Kim Wright and Kelly Jacome work side by side to prevent San Francisco from hitting the ball to their side. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Karina Cope

November 8, 2019

The season is winding down for Chico State volleyball and they are determined to make the most out of the later part of their regular season. Wildcats took home a win, three games to one, against the San Francisco State Gators Wednesday night, which was the Cats’ second to last regular se...

Chico State not taken lightly against the University of Arizona

Wesley Harris

November 4, 2019

Chico State basketball surprised Arizona’s 13,000 fans in Friday night’s exhibition battle against the 17 ranked program in division one. Chico State had University of Arizona on the ropes, holding the lead until early in the second half.“Being a division two school going up agains...

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

The Orion Newscast: Protests & Protests

Christian Solis

October 31, 2019

https://youtu.be/bSI_Xe86QcI This week on The Orion Newscast, we cover protests over police brutality and women's reproductive rights.   Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

Wildcats’ Five set battle results in loss against Toros

Makaela Keeve serving the ball to the other team. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2019

The volleyball team took a tough loss to the California State University, Dominguez Hills in a long five set battle Friday night. The confidence that Chico State displayed throughout the game showed the grit the team has had in the season so far.The Wildcats were looking for a win on their home cour...

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

Christian Solis

October 16, 2019

https://youtu.be/-A5oZXyoa1o This week on the Orion Newscast we cover Queer Week on Chico State campus and Angel Ortega reviews Between Two Ferns by Zach Galifianakis. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

Wildcats battle Pioneers in five set victory

Chico State's Brooke Ono sets a pass during the match against Cal State East Bay. Oct. 1, 2019 Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Matthew Ferreira

October 2, 2019

Chico State’s volleyball team took on California State University, East Bay at Acker Gym Thursday, in a thrilling overtime match.The Wildcats went into Thursday’s match with a strong 3-1 record and were looking to improve on that record after sweeping East Bay earlier in the season.The first set ...

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