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The Wildcat starting lineup against the Warriors.

The Wildcats pitch second straight shut out to improve winning streak

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 18, 2021

After a slow start to the season, Chico State Men’s Soccer team is starting to find their rhythm.  The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors came looking for their second California Collegiate Athletic...

Chico spelled out in the empty bleachers at Acker Gym.

Acker Gym is ready for the return of basketball

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 17, 2021

After dropping their California Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament semi-final against the Cal Poly Mustangs on March 6, 2019, the Chico State Men’s Basketball team was awaiting its...

The Wildcats pre-game ritual before their match up vs CSM.

Chico State Men’s Soccer snaps 6-game losing streak

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 4, 2021

The Wildcats have been in search of their second win of the season since their week 1 win against Western Washington which came back on Sept. 2nd.  They hosted their second straight California...

The starting lineups for the CCAA home opener.

Chico State Men’s Soccer defeated at home in conference opener

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter // October 2, 2021

The Chico State Men’s Soccer team is back in the California Collegiate Athletic Association for the first time since Nov. 12, 2019, in which they fell 1-0 to the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes in...

Chico State Wildcats head coach Kim Sutton (center) encourages the team against Dominican Penguins during the second half of their womens soccer game on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in Chico, Calif.

Wildcats must wait for Coach Sutton’s 250th win; last preseason game ends in a draw

Mason Tovani, Sports Reporter // September 29, 2021

Chico State Women’s Soccer got a taste of conference play in their final preseason match. A late goal from Humboldt State tied the game and resulted in a 1-1 draw.  A victory on Saturday would...

Wildcat batter takes a swing in a home game against Cal State San Bernardino.

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

Matthew Wreden and // March 9, 2020

The Wildcats picked up a series win at Nettleton Stadium on Sunday after taking down the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 9-0. This makes for back-to-back series wins for the Wildcats.     Skylar...

Maddy Wong dribbles the ball and attempts to get past her opposing defender.

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

Matthew Wreden and // February 23, 2020

The Wildcats were hanging on to a two point lead with under a minute left to play when Maddy Wong launched back-to-back threes, extending the lead to six points and securing the win for the Wildcats....

Shay Stark dribbles the ball down the court with a Gator defender trailing.

Wildcats on a three-game roll

Alex Martin // February 21, 2020

With just four games remaining and a playoff spot up in the air, Chico State women’s basketball took their home court with great enthusiasm as they faced the San Francisco State Gators. The Wildcats...

Christopher Colla is currently a senior on the mens golf team. Photo courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

Christopher Colla represents Chico proudly in home tournament

Wesley Harris // October 21, 2019

Following a one of a kind performance in Chico’s hosting tournament at Butte Creek Country Club, Chistopher Colla has taken reign over the conference being named California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Chico States Brooke Ono sets a pass during the match against Cal State East Bay. Oct. 1, 2019 Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Wildcats battle Pioneers in five set victory

Matthew Ferreira // October 2, 2019

Chico State’s volleyball team took on California State University, East Bay at Acker Gym Thursday, in a thrilling overtime match.The Wildcats went into Thursday’s match with a strong 3-1 record...

Chico State running back Glenn Witherspoon takes a handoff during the 1987 season. Image from The Orion vault.

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

Matthew Ferreira // September 2, 2019

Each fall when college football makes its return, Chico State students can’t help but wonder why the Wildcats don’t have a team to partake in the competition. While there isn’t one concrete...

Larson went all nine innings, allowing four hits, one unearned run and securing the win for the Wildcats . Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

Noah Andrews // April 21, 2019

Chico State baseball hosted the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos at Nettleton Stadium this Saturday. In a game that had serious tournament implications for both teams, Chico State emerged with the 4-1 victory. The...

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