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Matt Herrera running in the 2019 season.

Chico State runners adjusting to canceled season

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor // September 5, 2020

Cross country head coach Gary Towne instills a very simple catchphrase for his team to follow: If you aren’t taking steps forward then you are taking big steps backward. This catchphrase seems easy...

Chico High's Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State men's cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Matthew Ferreira // April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his...

Anita Barker is one of nine women ever selected for the Division II West Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. She has worked for Chico State for 17 years alongside her husband, Scott Barker, the head athletic trainer. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Noah Andrews // March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to...

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an...

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The Wildcat Rumble: Matt Ferreira’s debut and Wyatt Baxter interview

Ricardo Tovar // February 22, 2019

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Wildcat Rumble of the Spring 2019 semester. Sports editor Ricardo Tovar is joined by a debuting Matthew Ferreira. Ferreira is new to The Orion's sports team and...

Alexandria Tucker leads the way at the Bronco Invitational in this archived photo. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Ricardo Tovar // February 9, 2019

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man...

Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson // December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions,...

Jack Emanuel running at the NCA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Emanuel finished 18th. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Ricardo Tovar // December 5, 2018

Jack Emanuel is a Chico native who redshirted cross-country and track during his true freshman year. The construction management major has been in the scoring mix for four out of Chico State's six races...

Eddie King leads pack of Chico State runners at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Wildcats cross-country ends with top ten finishes

Ricardo Tovar // December 2, 2018

It wasn't ideal running conditions for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships on Saturday morning. The Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a hill-covered...

Chico State's Kayden Carpenter stays ahead of her opponent in the Triton Classic in this archived photo. Image from Gary W Towne.

Chico State men and women’s cross-country continues streak of CCAA titles

Ricardo Tovar // November 4, 2018

In what has become a yearly tradition over the last two decades, the Chico State men and women's cross-country teams won the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships on Saturday in San...

Cross-country runner, Karlie Garcia, just earned her first CCAA runner of the week title this season. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Wildcat of the Week – Karlie Garcia

Connor Mcpherson and Caitlyn Young // October 24, 2018

Cross-country star Karlie Garcia has had a huge impact on the team and her efforts have earned her an All-American First team honor last season. She has made her mark in the record books as well, as she...

Chico State's Remington Breeze and Derek Morton lead the way at the Bronco Invitational. Image courtesy of Gary W Towne.

Wildcats cross-country takes first in Triton Classic

Ricardo Tovar // October 21, 2018

Chico State came into San Diego on Saturday and did what they have done all year, win. The Triton Classic was no match for the men and women of Chico State who both placed first in their respective events....

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