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#22 Morgan Mathis throws up a shot in a basketball game at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif (Chico State Sports Information)

Morgan Mathis: the Wildcats’ three-point sharpshooter

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 26, 2021

Morgan Mathis is a freshman at Chico State and is one of four new recruits to join the women’s basketball team along with India Starr, Stella Rollo and Jazmyne Lillie. She has not played in a game yet...

Joshua Curls driving pass a defender while playing for the Wildcats.

Chico athletes reflect on Black History Month

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // February 24, 2021

February is Black History Month in the United States. The month honors and remembers important African American figures and events throughout history.   In the sports world, many Black athletes have...

#23 Haley Ison goes up for a shot in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Women’s basketball hopes to return in Fall 2021

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 18, 2021

It’s been almost a full year since the Chico State women’s basketball team played a game. Their most recent game was a playoff match on March 3, 2020 in which the Wildcats lost to the Cal State East...

#24 Vanessa Holland dribbles a ball in a basketball game at Chico State (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Vanessa Holland: a point guard and leader for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 15, 2021

Vanessa Holland is a senior at Chico State and is one of the leaders on the basketball team. She was born in Eureka, but grew up in Humboldt County where she developed a passion for basketball from her...

#23 Haley Ison is a junior and current member of the Chico State Wildcats women's basketball team (Ryan McCasland/Chico State Sports Information)

Haley Ison: a basketball star for the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 8, 2020

Haley Ison is a junior at Chico State and is one of the rising stars on the basketball team. She grew up in Laguna Niguel, California and quickly developed a passion for the game of basketball. “I...

Eager Wildcats enter the first round of playoffs

Matthew Wreden, Staff Writer // March 4, 2020

With the CCAA First Round of playoffs starting on Tuesday, March 3, both men’s and women’s basketball are eager to clinch game one and move on to the second round. Both teams are also looking to fight...

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Wildcat Spotlight: Daisha Abdelkader

Alex Martin, Staff Writer // February 26, 2020

Daisha Abdelkader is one of five starters on the Chico State women’s basketball team. She is from San Jose and the only player on the current roster to play junior college basketball before coming to...

Chico State men's basketball setting up defensive play against Cal Poly Pomona. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Men’s basketball rally late but not enough to overcome a sloppy start

Ricardo Tovar // December 9, 2019

Chico State men's basketball came into Saturday's game hot, riding a four-game win streak and a big win against the up until then undefeated University of San Diego on Thursday. Their grand start to the...

The Orion Newscast: Womxn's Conference & Multicultural Night

The Orion Newscast: Womxn’s Conference & Multicultural Night

Christian Solis // November 20, 2019

https://youtu.be/UX3gfd0V2F0 This week on The Orion Newscast we cover two stories celebrating both women empowerment and cultural diversity. The newscast also includes coverage of both men and women's...

After a defensive steal, Marcus Rehrman charges down the court toward the basket with the defender, Peter Koenen, closely guarding during a scrimmage game on March 4, 2019. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Wildcat students enjoy intramural sports

Karina Cope // September 16, 2019

Intramural sports here at Chico State have been one of the many things that this school takes pride in. In a fun, structured environment students enrolled in six or more units can sign up for...

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Matthew Ferreira, Noah Andrews and Ricardo Tovar bring their takes on the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Ricardo Tovar // April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes...

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The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Ricardo Tovar // March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball,...

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