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Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 28, 2015
Filed under Soccer, Sports

Although the name has changed from the original Soccercats to Wildcats, one thing has remained the same for Chico State soccer during the last 50 years — a winning tradition. Former coach Don Batie started that tradition when he took over in 1967. He went on to lead the team to a 326-153-45 rec...

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

CADEC educates about perils of prescription drug abuse

Kristina Martinez
April 24, 2015
Filed under Community, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted its second annual Prescription Drug Awareness Week from Monday to Wednesday, putting on events such as film screenings and a panel. Monday and Tuesday had a booth and a prescription drug overdose display on the Glenn Hall lawn. CADEC also had a booth in the gaunt...

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

‘Cats tie Friday night doubleheader with Lumberjacks

James Groh
April 19, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

  Game 1 Chico State got off to a hot start in their four game weekend series against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Wildcats won the first game by way of the mercy rule. The umpire stopped the game in the fifth inning with an ending score of 8-0. Senior third baseman Courtney Brown led...

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

‘Cats drop 1st game of series against Gators

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 19, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Wildcats came up just a run short against the San Francisco State Gators, losing the first game of the series, 3-4. The Gators came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning against senior pitcher Luke Barker--the first came off an error, the other two coming on base hits, --to...

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

‘Cats take 1st game of series against Toros

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 14, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

On a gorgeous Friday night for baseball, the Wildcats took game one of a weekend series against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, 7-0. The 'Cats broke open their scoring in the third when junior second basemen Andrew Carrillo singled to drive in senior shortstop Cody Slater. Sophomore infielder C...

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Nobody knows the swag of Craig

Miles Inserra
April 9, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shasta, Lassen, Whitney and Sutter — four mountains that are the namesakes of the most popular dorms on campus. Esken, Mechoopda and Konkow — three north campus dorms named after Native American tribes.Craig — the off-campus dorm named after some guy?On-campus residents are immersed i...

Ultimate Frisbee team sets sights on gliding into championship

Ultimate Frisbee team sets sights on gliding into championship

Matthew Vislosky
April 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

With only a couple tournaments left, Chico State's Ultimate Frisbee team is looking to keep the strong play up and soar into the National Championships. The Wildcats have played in four tournaments this season, three of which have been sanctioned, counting toward the team's regular season record. The team has placed in the top t...

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

First-year pitcher delivers stellar performance in March

Nick Martinez-Esquibel
April 7, 2015
Filed under Softball, Sports

When first-year pitcher Haley Gilham is not busy with school or trying to be a part of the K-9 police unit, she is on the mound showing opponents that she is the new sheriff in town. Gilham, a criminal justice major, has been untouchable lately. Since March 6, she has posted a 9-2 record, including a streak of ...

‘Cats continue with hot streak on golf course

‘Cats continue with hot streak on golf course

Kevin Lucena
April 6, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

For the second straight week, the Wildcats men’s golf team made a jump up the leaderboard from outside the top-10 starting the final round to a third place finish. The 'Cats claimed the day’s best team score in Tuesdays final round. Chico State’s team total of 296 was 11 shots bett...

The Orion broadcast

The Orion broadcast

Salahadin Albutti
April 2, 2015
Filed under Video, Visuals

Under the name "Wildcat Watch", We will be creating weekly videos of the previous week's Wildcat enents stories and sport scores, highlight and records. Sasha Walters can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Rugby player braves broken bone to help team clinch championship

Rugby player braves broken bone to help team clinch championship

Lars Gustafson
March 27, 2015
Filed under Sports

In her first season with the women's rugby team in 2013, Chico State junior Selena Miranda cracked her fibula in the middle of a rugby match against UC Berkeley and still played the rest of the game. “Every time I play (rugby), I lay my body out on the line for my team," Miranda said."And if ...

March Madness inspires bracket mayhem

March Madness inspires bracket mayhem

Kevin Lucena
March 17, 2015
Filed under Sports

March Madness is back. All across the country, people are filling out brackets online and turning them in for the big dance. On any given night, any of the top 64 teams in the country can beat any of the other top 64 teams in the tournament. No other sports championship offers that much ...

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