The Orion

Pioneers pillage ‘Cats

First year outfielder Sean Smith batting against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 12. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Dylan Wakefield

April 29, 2015

Stretching zero runs to the seventh inning, the Chico State baseball team lost their Friday night home opener against the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers. The game started off scoreless in the first inning. Leading off the second inning, Cal State East Bay squeezed in a run to open up the...

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Former Chico State student Chris Wondolowski talks to the media after playing for the U.S. Men's National Team against Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in May 2014. Photo Courtesy Jason Halley/University Photographer.

Dylan Wakefield

January 19, 2015

Seven months after debuting as a rookie last summer in the 2014 World Cup, former Chico State men's soccer player Chris Wondolowski has returned to the national team once again, this time as a veteran player. Not only is Wondolowski becoming a regular in the national scene, but he is a potential leader to ...

‘Cats pass Gators in triple overtime

Point Guard Jalen McFerren getting ready to attack against a San Francisco State defender Photo credit: Gustavo Ornelas

Breanna Barnard

January 17, 2015

The Chico State men's basketball team won at home in a competitive match up against San Francisco State on Friday night, with a final score of 61-59. Junior center Tanner Giddings was taken down to the ground in the last second of the first half, but he was able to finish the game with no serious injuries. Giddings f...

Wildcat wraps up stellar season

Senior middle hitter Lindsay Quigley takes flight and serves the ball in a match against Humboldt State in November 2013. Orion file photo.

Samuel Wolfson

December 12, 2014

Lindsay Quigley will end her volleyball career on a high note with the many accolades she has received this year. As a member of the Chico State women’s volleyball team, Quigley ended her senior year ranked fifth in the nation in hitting percentage with .400. She also broke the program’s all-ti...

Wildcats baseball team showered with awards

Sharon Martin

May 12, 2014

The Chico State baseball team took home a conference-leading 11 awards Thursday at the California Collegiate Athletic Association awards ceremony in Stockton. Head coach Dave Taylor was named CCAA Coach of the Year after leading this season's team to a 29-10 conference record and a 39-13 overall record. Tay...

Wildcats come up short against Sonoma State

Pitcher Cheyenne Sandoval pitches Saturday against the Cal State Sonoma Seawolves. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Emerson Keenan

April 20, 2014

The Chico State softball team had a tough time hitting against one of the best pitchers in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, Sonoma State's Amanda Llorena. Only one Wildcat was able to scratch the plate, losing both games of the twin bill to the Seawolves 4-0 and 9-1. The Wildcats held a ...

Men’s golf season starts strong

Sophomore golfer Lee Gearhart clips the green during a swing. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Lee Masten

March 10, 2014

  The Wildcat men’s golf team kicked off the 2014 season with a strong come-from-behind win at the Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic tournament during the last weekend of February.   The 'Cats were behind on the final day of the tournament, but they were able to come back and win the tournament with a strong perfor...

’Cats conquer Broncos, off to championship finals

Amir Carraway goes for a fancy layup against San Francisco State earlier this season. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Sergio Sanchez

March 8, 2014

History would not repeat itself as the Chico State men's basketball team defeated Cal Poly Pomona 77-73 for the first time in two seasons in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament semifinals.The victory Friday sent the 'Cats to its third straight CCAA Championship Tournament finals ga...

’Cats defeat Gators, advance to semifinals

Jordan Semple attempts a shot against San Francisco State during a regular season game in Acker Gym. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Sergio Sanchez

March 7, 2014

The Chico State men's basketball team began the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament with a 78-66 victory over San Francisco State.The first game of the tournament did not start how the 'Cats had hoped. Chico State was held to a season-low 25 points in the first half and trailed the...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Seniors Jazmine Miller and Courtney Hamilton and junior Hannah Womack, guards, are all smiles after beating UC San Diego on Friday.Photo credit: Grant Mahan

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014

Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Hakeem Dyson, J Patrick Smith and John Brunk plan to lead the track team to success this season.Photo credit: Lee Masten

Lee Masten

January 21, 2014

After a decade of dominance in the CCAA conference, the Chico State track team makes it look easy. Chico has nothing to fear as some of the best talent in the CCAA and in the nation are returning for the 2014 season. For the Wildcats, three returning athletes in particular give the competition nightmares. Sen...

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