The Orion

What makes an athlete great?

Marc Wilson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

In the sports community, a phrase we so often hear is “Oh they are destined for greatness.” But how we define and measure the greatness of an athlete?In the sports world, we have some greats: Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo. But, what is it that really ma...

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Wildcat of the week: Whitney Branham

Franky Renteria and Patrick Pace

February 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Whitney Branham is the leading scorer for the Chico State Wildcat's women's basketball team. She averages 14.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and is an 89 percent free throw shooter. After two losing seasons, Branham has been the most important player on a team that currently sits at 14...

The ‘Cats on a losing streak

Marc Wilson

February 14, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats has lost three games in a row and its grip on first place in conference, with its last game to the Cougars of Cal State San Marcos. Junior guard, Jalen McFerren started out by scoring 9 of the 'Cats first 11 points. The Cougars dominated the first-half with a 13-0 run, setting them up for a 3...

‘Cats struggle in Coyote territory

Katalina Santamaria

January 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After three straight wins at home, the Chico States women’s basketball team started the new year with a tough loss against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Despite a slow start, the 'Cats were able to come close to the Coyotes, but ended up falling short, losing 58-63. Coyotes dominated the g...

Star players shine on the court

Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Chico State wins opening Exhibition

Esther Briggs

November 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

A 57 point win for the Chico State men's basketball team is only one small indicator of how it will do in the upcoming season.Currently ranked sixth in the nation, the team played against Future College Nov. 1 in its first exhibition game of the year. The result was a 108-51 victory with every Wildcat o...

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

‘Cats win league title, but fall short in the postseason

Kenta Mcafee

March 28, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the longest losing streak capping off its season, the Chico State men's basketball team won the CCAA season title, but couldn't keep its momentum going and finished with a 22-7 overall record. The Wildcats began their season with a strong start, losing just one game in their preseason. During...

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Basketball players claim CCAA awards

Danielle Pubill

March 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State basketball teams, both men and women, set many personal records as well as historical records this season. Both teams won individual, team and coach awards. Robert Duncan, junior guard and 2016 CCAA Player of the Year, led the Wildcats to many of their wins this year. He is the fifth...

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

‘Cats lose in CCAA opening round

Patrick Pace

March 2, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Chico State men's basketball team lost their second game in a row to the eighth seeded Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles 37-54 on March 1 at home. This loss knocked them out of the CCAA championship tournament in the first round. The team has lost two games to the Golden Eagles in the...

Wildcat women end season on the road

Wildcat women end season on the road

Esther Briggs

February 29, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sophomore Whitney Branham led all scorers with 20 points in the last season game against the Cal State L.A. Eagles where the Wildcats fell 83-61 at The Eagles' Nest in L.A. on Feb. 27.Branham started off the night hot. The sophomore guard knocked down four 3-pointers, giving her 41 treys for the seaso...

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Men’s basketball rebounds from Friday’s loss

Patrick Pace

February 23, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men's basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss the night before to beat the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 82-74 on Saturday, Feb. 20.The win puts the Wildcats at 21-4 on the season and 15-3 in conference play. The team is still in first place in the CCAA standings, with UC S...

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Men’s basketball team breaks its winning streak

Kenta Mcafee

February 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State men’s basketball team's eight-game winning streak was broken after a loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Feb. 19, 61-67. Despite the 'Cats leading by 17 points in the first half, they could not hang on. Chico State now has a 20-4 overall record, a 14-3 conference record and are ...

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