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Ultimate Frisbee team sets sights on gliding into championship

Fifth-year captain Payton Laurie slides to throw the Frisbee while avoiding a defender at the Silver Bowl Soccer Complex in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Payton Laurie

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

Wildcat first-year pitcher Haley Gilham takes a practice pitch during a game on Feb. 12 against the University of Hawaii. Photo credit: John Domogma

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

Junior All-American Justin Wiles was among five competitors who finished at 12-over par tied for 19th in the Tim Tierney Shootout. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

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...

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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

Natalie Oelsner,  president of the women's rugby team, runs down the pitch with the ball to attempt a try. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

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 ...

Strong faith enables student to succeed

Nicollette Singleton, senior nursing major, is dedicating her summer to social work in Nicaragua. Photo credit: Malik Payton

Nicole Santos
March 13, 2015
Filed under Archives

This summer Nicollette Singleton will get on a plane, step out of her comfort zone and go to another country with the guidance of the big man upstairs. Singleton, a senior nursing major and Chico local, is spending May 21 to Aug. 10 in Nicaragua doing social work counseling abused women. “Personally, I have neve...

Email job offer scam tries to swindle students

Austin Redfern
March 5, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

  Chico State students have been the recent target of a fraudulent phishing scam that is showing up in their Wildcat email accounts claiming to offer employment. Sophomore Ariana Baumann had been looking for a job since November when she came across an email from someone offering her $30...

‘Cats win consecutive Coyote Classic tournament titles

Golfer Lee Gearhart takes a swing during a spring 2014 tournament. Orion file photo

Kevin Lucena
March 4, 2015
Filed under Golf, Sports

Chico State men’s golf team started off the spring swing of their schedule with a tournament win at the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino. The win marks the second straight, and third of the last four Coyote Classic titles the Wildcats have claimed. The ‘Cats started...

‘Cats take doubleheader sweep against Warriors

Sophomore Nick Padilla throwing the ball to a teammate in a game against Fresno Pacific University earlier this year. Photo credit: George Johnston

James Groh
February 26, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chico State’s baseball team beat Cal State Stanislaus 5-4 in an eleven-inning thriller. Game 1 The Wildcats jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to runs by two of their outfielders, junior Kyle Westhuis and senior Danny Miller. All momentum seemed to be with the 'Cats, ...

‘Cats leave mark in Seawolves territory

Chico State's Mike Rosaroso facing Sonoma State's Nathan Molony-Benjamin on Jan 17. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Breanna Barnard
February 23, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sonoma State Seawolves' men's basketball team had trouble defending their home den against the Chico State Wildcats. The 'Cats beat the Seawolves with the final score being 80-43. With the loss against Humboldt State ending their 10-game winning streak, the 'Cats had no trouble putting that...

‘Cats kick off 4-game series with a win

Junior pitcher A.J. Epstein throws a player out attempting to steal a base during practice. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Matthew Vislosky
February 23, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats started out their series against Cal State Stanislaus with a victory on Friday. Chico State came away with a 5-1 win.The 'Cats' senior pitcher Luke Barker struck out 11 batters, allowed three hits and only one run as he worked his way to his first complete game of the season. Chico State jumped out to a quick lead with a solo home run fr...

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