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Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Extra innings allow Wildcats to win out doubleheader

Brandon Downs

February 1, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Game One:Chico State’s baseball team won a pair of nail-biters in a doubleheader Friday against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds.The Wildcats scored two early runs in the first inning of game one when the Sunbirds committed two errors.This game was lead by captain and starting pitcher Grant Lar...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

February is around the corner and that signals the start of the Wildcat’s softball season as they come back from winning their first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. Along with the National Collegiate Athletic Association West Region title that hadn’t been reached by...

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

Ricardo Tovar

January 29, 2019


Filed under Football, Sports

17 weeks of regular season and three weeks of playoff football have led us to this moment. Feb. 3 is upon us and Super Bowl LIII is promising us an enticing matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. I say, let's not wallow in the despair that is a football-less existence. Let...

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Wildcats rally late to stun Cal State San Marcos

Matthew Ferreira

January 26, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team found themselves in a hotly contested game against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday night. The game got off to a quick start when both offenses combined for 36 points in the first period to tie the game at 18-18. The Wildcats got off to a great start in the...

Chico State men’s basketball fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Chico State men’s basketball fall to number one ranked UC San Diego

Noah Andrews

January 25, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Home court advantage didn't help much last night as the Chico State Wildcats fell to UC San Diego 78-57, adding to their consecutive loss streak now at four games. From the outset, Chico struggled to string stops together, allowing the Tritons to convert 60.7 percent of their looks from the field...

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Chico State women’s basketball win streak snapped at four to UC San Diego

Brandon Downs

January 24, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chico State women's basketball team fights and comes up short against UC San Diego Wednesday night at Acker Gymnasium, putting an end to their four-game win streak. The Wildcats got on the board first with a 3-pointer but the Tritons quickly locked down their defense by outscoring the Wildcats 17-7...

Wildcats extend winning streak

Wildcats extend winning streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Chico State women’s basketball has come back stronger than ever after facing a three-game losing streak. After taking on the Pioneers, the Wildcats have extended their winning streak to four games.Shay Stark put Chico on the scoreboard first and the lead was kept throughout the first quarter. ...

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar

January 19, 2019


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

The past and future of Chico State football

The past and future of Chico State football

Connor Mcpherson

December 22, 2018


Filed under Football, Mobile Headlines, Sports

1997 marked the final year for Chico State football. The players hung up their uniforms one last time and walked out of the locker room. The cancellation of the football team was sad at the time, but could’ve been just what the Chico State athletics program needed.Despite wide protest, the footb...

The WNBA looks for expansion

The WNBA looks for expansion

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

December 18, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

The disparity that the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players face has finally gotten the spotlight in a recent collective bargaining agreement opt out.It is no shock that some of the most successful players in the league only get a fraction of what an NBA player sees on their paycheck....

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Winning streak continues for Chico State women’s basketball

Connor Mcpherson

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Humboldt State fans had a lot to cheer about in their matchup with the Wildcats. After 36 minutes of play the Lumberjacks held a consistent lead, not giving it up once to the Wildcats. However, at this point it was also clear that the Wildcats wanted to send these fans home upset, and did so by saving ...

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Chico State men’s basketball falls short in heartbreaking fashion

Wesley Harris

December 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

Chico State fails to complete its second half surge to overcome a 17-point deficit. Humboldt State converted a final second tip in off a miss to overcome the Wildcats by a score of 55-53. Chico State went to Humboldt State confidently after getting into a rhythm in its last two victories. The solid d...

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