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Aaron Rodgers keeps raising the bar

Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Kevin Lucena

January 19, 2015

When Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers stepped onto the Pleasant Valley High School campus in the fall of 1997 he was only 5-foot-2 and 130 pounds. Now standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 225 pounds, the Chico native is the favorite to win his second NFL MVP award after leading Green Bay to a f...

Cat Bites: A farewell to sports

Cat Bites: A farewell to sports

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014

It's been one hell of a ride. But every ride ends at some point, and for me it's now. I'm hanging it up and sending my reporter's notebook off to Cooperstown.This is my farewell to The Orion, after spending three semesters here as a sports writer, assistant sports editor and finally sports editor this f...

Cat Bites: Classic rivalry reheats for playoffs

Nick Woodard

Nicholas Woodard

October 21, 2014

There's a good number of Dodger fans in Chico, and I love it. At least this time of year anyways.The rivalry between the boys in blue and good ol' Giants fans like me is always heated, but never more so than in playoff times. It's all in good fun, but somebody always gets the last laugh.This year, it was me.A...

Cat Bite: Playoff rivalries can go too far

Nick Woodard, Sports Editor.

Nicholas Woodard

October 15, 2014

In all my year of attending baseball games, I have never gotten close to being in a brawl. That is, until I went to my first playoff game on Tuesday.It was the ninth inning, and you really couldn't ask for more from a playoff game. The score was tied at 4, and the crowd was rowdy, hungry even for a win. Nearl...

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