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

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 he is here, along with Tovar, to give his thoughts on Wildcat's sports, the MLB season and NBA seas...

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Chico State softball sweeps Humboldt in doubleheader

Noah Andrews

February 20, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats played host to their conference rival, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, Tuesday in a two-game back-to-back matchup. The Wildcats put on a full display of their home-field dominance by winning both games and increasing their home record to 7-1. Game one saw Humboldt strike first...

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Wildcats softball shutout doubleheader, sweeping Gators back to San Francisco

Brandon Downs

February 10, 2019

Game one:Sophomore pitcher Brooke Larsen does it all in game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Gators.Larsen is a representative of the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Year Watch List. She proved the hype real by thro...

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Wildcats wrestle Gators into submission

Noah Andrews

February 9, 2019

Chico State softball hosted the San Francisco State Gators Friday in a doubleheader. The games represented the first league play for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) this season, and both teams were looking to start off on a good note. The first game of the doubleheader kicked...

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Chico women’s softball faces highs and lows in Vegas tournament

Noah Andrews

February 4, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats Women's Softball team opened up their season this weekend at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been historically good to the Wildcats since they first entered the 24 team field in 2017. Going undefeate...

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Chico State softball seek a comeback

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

January 29, 2019

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...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

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, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Wildcats win West, move on to Super Regionals vs. No. 3 Dixie State

Katalina Santamaria

May 13, 2018

The Chico State softball team is the NCAA West Regional Champions after a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over Cal Baptist in the tournament final. The Wildcats extended their win streak to 28, their overall record to 53-3 and their 23rd straight win at University Softball Field. In a rematch of yesterday’s...

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Wildcats softball earn spot in NCAA West Regional Final with 2-0 start

Katalina Santamaria and Justin Couchot

May 12, 2018

After winnings the first two games at home of the NCAA West Regional, the Chico State softball team has now won 27 in a row and has earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional final on Saturday morning. The Wildcats are now 52-3 on the season.Chico State entered the NCAA West Regionals tournament as the No. 1 se...

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Coach of the year Angel Shamblin leads list of nine Wildcats on All-CCAA list

Katalina Santamaria

May 7, 2018

The Chico State softball team leads the league in almost every batting and pitching category along with some of its top players ranking amongst the top three. Individually all their hard work has paid off after nine Wildcats were recognized with 2018 All-California Collegiate Athletic Association ho...

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Austin Schreiber

May 6, 2018

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 3-2 behind ace pitcher Haley Gilham.It was the first CCAA tournamen...

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Three home runs lead Wildcats softball in game one of CCAA Championship

Katalina Santamaria

May 5, 2018

The Chico State softball team continue to prove why they are the No.1 ranked team in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament after beating Cal State San Bernardino 12-0 in five innings in the opening game of the tournament. The Wildcats scored eight runs in the first inning, followed ...

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