The Orion

Cross country runner pushes on through tragedy

Talia Swangler running in race at the Cross Country Championships. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Karina Cope

November 17, 2019

Talia Swangler was raised in Paradise and attended Butte College after high school. She then transferred to Chico State before the start of her junior year. Less than three months after her transition, she was hit with tragedy. The town she grew up in and her parents’ home she had recently moved out...

Chico State men’s track and field claims CCAA Championship

Eddie King races in the 5,000 meter run. King finished first in the CCAA championship on Saturday. Photo Courtesy: Gary Towne. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Andrew Baumgartner

May 6, 2018

With nine first place finishes, the men's track and field team dominated the competition to win the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship.Chico State scored 252.5 points, which was 89.5 more points than runner-up UC San Diego.The first victory for the Wildcats came in the decathlon...

Chico State men’s golf wins CCAA title

Kelley Sullivan tees off at the CCAA Championship at Butte Creek Country Club in Chico. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Andrew Baumgartner

April 26, 2018

The Chico State Wildcats are the California Collegiate Athletic Association champions in men's golf. Last year the Wildcats fell to Cal State Monterey Bay in the semifinals, but this year the two matched up in the finals in Chico at Butte Creek Country Club. Chico State finished victorious as they conclude...

CCAA men’s golf championship coming to Chico’s Butte Creek Country Club

Josh McCollum tees off during Chico State golf practice. Photo Courtesy: Josh McCollum

Andrew Baumgartner

April 22, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team will be hosting the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship at the Butte Creek Country Club on April 23 through 25. The team has registered two first place finishes this season. The first one came at the Sonoma State Invitational and the other at the In...

Chico State golf plays well at last tournament before CCAA Championships

Josh McCollum takes a swing at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational. Photo credit: Courtesy of Josh McCollum

Andrew Baumgartner

April 4, 2018

The Chico State men's golf team placed fourth out of 13 teams at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational in Turlock on Tuesday.The Chico State women's golf team meanwhile placed sixth out of 13 teams at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational in Rohnert Park on Tuesday. The men were led by Christopher Colla who finish...

Wildcats lose game in final inning

The Chico State baseball team looks on during an important game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jacob Auby

Gabriella Bermudez

May 13, 2016

The Chico State baseball team lost its second game in the CCAA Championship Tournament. The 'Cats took the field against the UC San Diego Tritons in Stockton on Wednesday, May 12. Although the Wildcats held the lead over the majority of the game, in the final inning, UC San Diego came back to take ov...

Cal State East Bay upsets Chico State

Junior golfer Alistair Docherty is currently ranked 15th in the nation by Golfstat. Docherty won his first CCAA tournament on April 21. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Kevin Lucena

April 23, 2015

Junior All-American Alistair Docherty got the first tournament championship victory of his collegiate career on April 21, in a playoff over Cal State Stanislaus’ Connor Day at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament. One of the top collegiate golfers in the nation, currently 15th in the nation according ...

‘Cats prepare for playoff push

Tanner Giddings, Forward for the Wildcats, bodying up against a Cal State East Bay defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Lars Gustafson

March 5, 2015

You could feel the emotion and the love for Chico State basketball when Jordan Semple had a monster block shot with 2:36 seconds remaining in the first half during Senior Night against Cal State East Bay. The Wildcats won a tough, physical game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 87-61, to...

Women’s soccer team advances to championship game

Lindsey Dias had the game-winning goal in double overtime on Friday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Lars Gustafson

November 7, 2014

[box]Chico State 1, Cal Poly Pomona 0 (2OT)Goals: Lindsey Dias (1)Saves: Brianna Furner (8)[/box] After a long defensive battle with the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos, Chico State's women's soccer team won in double overtime 1-0 to advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship game. The ...

’Cats seeking championship title

Senior Ryan McClellan takes a cut Sunday against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Ryan Grady

May 7, 2014

With the season all wrapped up, it's that time of the year again. Playoffs. The 'Cats ended their regular season Sunday with a heartbreaking 10-7 loss to Sonoma State, a game that determined the regular season champion. While it was a tough loss to take, it doesn't mean everything. The loss se...

Strong second day at track championships

Chico State track and field athlete Olivia Watt. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Angelo Boscacci

May 2, 2014

The second day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship closed with both Chico State's mens and women's track teams finishing strong. On the mens side, freshmen Scott Pater came in first place in the 100-meter yard dash with a time of 11.15 seconds. Teammate Adam Nikssarian finishe...

Track championships under way in San Diego

Chico State decathlete Adam Nikssarian (courtesy Chico Wildcats)

Sergio Sanchez

May 1, 2014

The California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships began on Thursday for both men's and women's track & field team in San Diego.Adam Nikssarian is in good position after day one to capture his second straight podium finish at the CCAA Championships. Nikssarian set a personal record in the shot put, ...

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