The Orion

Track and field runners at  Chico State home meet earlier this season

Board games, life’s questions and running: looking behind and beyond

Mason Tovani, Sports Editor // May 15, 2022

The sun peered through the clouds, but eventually gave way to clear skies. The stage now brighter for the Chico State seniors on the track and field team. Softball and baseball played across the parking...

Bikers congregate at the finish line after completing their races. Photo taken April 24 by Mason Tovani

Wildflower Century brings together Chico’s cycling community

Noah Herbst and Mason Tovani // May 8, 2022

My experience from behind the handlebars — Noah Herbst The chilly, morning breeze tickled at my face, blowing through the holes in my helmet as the occasional truck sped by. I clung to the narrow...

From left to right: Carissa Rodriguez, Lara Condosta, Rebecca Graham, John Brunk, Amy Bell, Elise Barnum, and Samantha Bracket.

Wildcat pole vaulters stand along atop CCAA

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 6, 2022

The 2022 Chico State Women’s Track and Field season has earned multiple NCAA Provisional marks, but nothing has been more impressive than the dominance of the team’s pole vault student-athletes. The...

The Wildcats celebrating their seven seniors

Chico State softball pays tribute to fantastic 7 seniors during last home series

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // May 5, 2022

No. 24 Chico State Softball hosted the Sonoma State Seawolves at University Softball Field from April 29-30 in their last series of the regular season, coming away with a draw. The Wildcats also commemorated...

Junior first baseman Willie Lajoie hits a single to center field.

Chico State baseball avoids sweep in dominant fashion

Johnny Maldonado, Reporter // May 4, 2022

During the four-game series it looked as if Cal State Monterey Bay would walk away with four victories, but the Wildcats were looking for vengeance in their final home game.  Game one had two...

Chico state is set to make a defensive play against Cal State San Bernardino

Wildcat softball reaps second double-digit win streak of the season

JohnnyMaldonado, Reporter // April 29, 2022

Starting off the series against Stanislaus State, the Wildcats were held scoreless until the fourth inning. Freshman utility player Hailey Seva kicked off the inning with a walk to get things started.  Standing...

Cristian Bradys jump that broke the Chico State Pole Vault record.

When preparation meets opportunity: the Cristian Brady story

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 24, 2022

Cristian Brady’s journey began at South Hills High School when he failed to make the baseball team and had some decisions to make. As they say, where one chapter ends, another begins. After this happened...

On March 25, a group of Wildcat players looks toward the field as they play the San Marcos Cougars at Nettleton Stadium winning 18-4.

Wildcat baseball splits crucial conference matchup between San Bernardino Coyotes

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // April 20, 2022

Chico State Baseball (29-11) traveled to San Bernardino and played the Coyotes (21-17) over the weekend at Fiscalini Field in a four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association conference matchup...

Wildcats celebrating after a scored run against the Pioneers.

Wildcat softball brings out the brooms against the Pioneers

Javier Hernandez, Social Media Editor // April 12, 2022

Chico State Softball started their third-to-last series of the season against the East Bay Pioneers and swept them at the University Softball Stadium. The first game started off slow for the Wildcats...

Wildcat Jeffrey Ray scoring a run against the Toros.

Wildcats rally at Nettleton stadium for a ‘Night of Champions’

Javier Hernandez and Alejandro Meija Meija // April 11, 2022

Night of Champions Prior to the No. 13 Chico State Baseball taking the mound, Chico State commemorated their two West Region Champions: men’s cross country and men’s basketball. The Chico State...

Chico State Track and Field team competing at the Wildcat Invitational on March 19 at University Stadium / Photo by Sophia Pearson

Chico State Track and Field’s secret stuff

Mason Tovani, Sports Editor // April 7, 2022

In Space Jam, the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan, you might recall “Michael’s Secret Stuff,” the drink as simple as water that motivated the team to an improbable victory over the Monstars.  Chico...

On March 25, the Wildcats players are greeting infielders after getting out of the first inning. Chico State defeated San Marcos 18-4 at Nettleton Stadium.

Wildcat baseball finesses 25th win over Golden Eagles

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Reporter // April 6, 2022

The No. 13 Chico State Baseball team (25-7) traveled south and played the Los Angeles Golden Eagles (12-8), winning three games of four played with sophomore outfielder, Grady Morgan earning himself the...

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