The Orion

Freshman pitcher throws no hitter

Patrick Pace

April 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Samantha Mulock threw a no-hitter for Chico State against the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts. Mulock was excellent in her five innings on the mound striking out four batters and retiring the rest without a single batter earning a hit against her. She only gave up three walks and allowed one runner to ...

Low attendance for sports teams

Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

Wildcats topple the Coyotes

Patrick Pace

March 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Chico State softball team defeated the Cal State San Bernadino Coyotes 4-0 March 27, ending their series on a high note. After losing 0-3 to the Coyotes in the second game of their four game series and squeaking by them 2-1 in the game before, the Wildcats picked it up in a big way. Freshman pitcher Samantha...

Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Wildcat of the Week- Haley Gilham

Natalia Marcus

March 22, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Haley Gilham is a junior pitcher taking the Chico State Softball team by storm. While she has been on the team for three-year, Gilham has been playing softball since she was 4 years old. In the pitcher’s circle, Gilham has wrapped up her fourth win against Cal State East Bay Feb. 24 earning her spot...

‘Cats stifle Toros in SoCal

Marc Wilson

March 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After winning the first game of its double header with Dominguez Hills in six innings by a score of 8-0, the Wildcats followed that up with an 8-3 victory in the second game. The ‘Cats started the game off with a run in the first inning before giving up two in the second inning. In the top of t...

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Wildcat of the Week: Ari Marsh

Franky Renteria, Patrick Pace, and Steven Hennessy

March 1, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Wildcats softball team is off to a red hot start this season and sophomore outfielder Ari Marsh is a rising star on campus. After appearing in 53 games last season as a Freshman, Marsh elevated her game this season and is one of the team's biggest offensive weapons. The Wildcats Right Fielder is...

’Cats dominate a win over East Bay

Marc Wilson

February 28, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

After a 2-0 win over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in the first game of a doubleheader the ’Cats offense exploded for 11 runs in the second game for a convincing 11-5 win. While the ’Cats gathered nine hits, the offense was helped out by East Bay’s carelessness.The ’Cats, led by so...

Looking for Revenge

Looking for Revenge

Natalia Marcus

February 23, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

With five wins under their belt, the undefeated Chico State softball team plans to build on last season's success. The 'Cats ranked number 13 in the nation after their last season, and they seem to only be improving. The team motto is "person over athlete," and sophomore Megan Bowley says “bu...

Wildcats starting with a bang

Wildcats starting with a bang

Carlos Islas

February 7, 2017


Filed under Softball

The Chico State softball team began the 2017 with two home runs in the 3-2 win against Augustana University in the opening game of the Desert Springer Tournament Friday. The win was also the first-time Chico State has participated in the tournament. The game was one of two on schedule for the Wildcat...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

The price of coaching

Lexi Hoedt

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Sports

Through grueling practices and long seasons, the only person more dedicated to their team than the players are the coaches.Although coaches might put in the same amount of work, the difference in salaries between men and women are reflected even when leading a team.Coaches in women's sports make an a...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

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