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Chico State’s No. 1 women’s rugby team eyes championship dreams in round of 16

Chico State’s No. 1 women’s rugby team eyes championship dreams in round of 16

Noah Enns

April 20, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 Chico State women's rugby club is heading to Stanford this weekend to take part in the Spring Championship Round of 16. The club takes on UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Saturday."I think we had an idea we were going to have a pretty good season, but we definitely try to stay humble and hungry," said fu...

2018 NFL draft preview: Top 10 prospects entering this year’s draft

2018 NFL draft preview: Top 10 prospects entering this year’s draft

Courtney Chapman

April 19, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

The NFL draft is a time where many young men's dreams come true. They are finally given an opportunity to play in the highest level of football in the world after years of dedication and hard work.Top 10 prospects for the draft:It seems undisputed by sports analysts that the number one pick in the draft will...

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Wildcat of the Week: The 2018 record-breaking Wildcat softball seniors

Katalina Santamaria, Caitlyn Young, and Kate Angeles

April 18, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Video, Wildcat of the Week

The Chico State softball team has a lot to be proud of in their record breaking 39-3 season that included a perfect 20-0 home record at University Softball Field. From one of the Wildcats' greatest all-time pitcher, to a league-leading hitter, this years senior class has shown their dedication and pa...

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Bear Hole: Formerly a hidden gem, now a Chico favorite

Courtney Chapman

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

You hear rushing water but all you see are fields around you. There are some strange jagged rock formations and as you approach them, you see a large drop leading down to the rushing river below.This is Bear Hole.Located in Upper Bidwell Park roughly 10 minutes outside of downtown Chico, Bear Hole is a f...

Chico State baseball heating up before playoffs before final homestands

Chico State baseball heating up before playoffs before final homestands

Austin Schreiber

April 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

After dropping the opening game 6-8, the Chico State baseball team fought back to win three games in a row by scores of 11-7, 10-4 and 7-2 against Cal State San Marcos.This was a crucial series win for a team that was struggling just a few weeks ago. The Wildcats are now 24-16 overall and 20-14 in the Ca...

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

Two more records broken as Wildcats finish perfect 20-0 at home

Justin Couchot

April 16, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Softball, Sports

Another homestand, another sweep for the Chico State softball team as they finished a perfect 20-0 at home this season. With the four-game sweep came two more records broken for the Wildcats.In the bottom of the third inning of game two Friday, third baseman Bailey Akins launched a home run over the ...

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Chico State athletics and alcohol don’t mix

Andrew Baumgartner and Courtney Chapman

April 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Soccer, Softball, Sports

As we move on from cold and rain to nicer weather, there will be no shortages of partying Chico State students. This narrative of a typical weekend is different for student-athletes who are bound by a drinking policy through the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics."We want people to have a good co...

Chico State Men’s rugby club falls to Long Beach, ending season

Chico State Men’s rugby club falls to Long Beach, ending season

Noah Enns

April 15, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Chico State men's rugby club's season officially came to an end in Long Beach at the Spring Championship quarterfinal. The Wildcats lost to Long Beach State by a score of 36-28."I think we did a lot better than we did last year," said junior Matthew Mulholland. "We built upon our successes from last...

Chico State track continues success in Stanislaus Multi, Woody Wilson Classic

Chico State track continues success in Stanislaus Multi, Woody Wilson Classic

Andrew Baumgartner

April 15, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Track and field

Chico State's track and field teams split action over the weekend, part of the team was in Turlock for the Stanislaus Multi and the others were in Davis for the Woody Wilson Classic. Stanislaus Multi In the Stanislaus Multi, the men participated in the decathlon, while the women participated in the hep...

Wildcats softball sweeps Seawolves on senior day in Chico

Wildcats softball sweeps Seawolves on senior day in Chico

Austin Schreiber and Martin Chang

April 15, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team couldn't have asked for a better senior day, as they successfully completed a four game sweep of Sonoma State.The Wildcats defeated the Seawolves 6-2 in the first game, and finished with a 2-0 victory in game two. With the wins, Chico State has officially clinched the Calif...

Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani eyes Babe Ruth as possible two-way player

Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani eyes Babe Ruth as possible two-way player

Austin Schreiber

April 13, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

If you don’t already know who Shohei Ohtani is, then you likely will soon. The 23-year-old Japanese star recently signed with the Los Angeles Angels this past offseason and has been turning heads this year with his unique ability to hit and pitch at a high level. Unlike most major league baseball ...

Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday with Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday with Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Andrew Baumgartner

April 11, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are here and that means exciting hockey is right around the corner.Earlier today there was a preview for the Western Conference posted on theorion.com, now we will be looking at the Eastern Conference.Pittsburgh PenguinsThe Penguins are looking to win the Stanley Cup for the third year in ...

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