The Orion

Solid pitching and defense earns a series win

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

Matthew Wreden

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 Limonchi and JT Navarro helped carry the Wildcats (15-7, 11-5 CCAA) to their win. ...

A memorable farewell for Maddy Wong

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

Matthew Wreden

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. These last two three pointers from Wong have gone down as one of the biggest moments of her career.&...

Wildcats on a three-game roll

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

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 went on to take home the victory by a score of 84-55.  Coming into the game, the Gators held last ...

Christopher Colla represents Chico proudly in home tournament

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

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 golfer of the week. It was a moment he saw coming before the start of the season. Colla, al...

Wildcats battle Pioneers in five set victory

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

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 and were looking to improve on that record after sweeping East Bay earlier in the season.The first set ...

Chico State’s unfortunate football program history

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

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 reason the university discontinued the program there are a few signs as to what led to it ha...

Chico State get critical win over Pomona

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

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 win moved Chico's overall record to 21-17 and 17-16 in the Califonia Collegiate Athletic Association....

Love and support for five honored basketball players

Left to right: Mckena Barker, Madison Wong, Shay Stark, Isaiah Brooks, Malik Duffy Photo credit: Brandon Downs

Brandon Downs

March 18, 2019

Despite both teams missing the playoffs, five Chico State basketball players received recognition from the California Collegiate Athletic Association coaches for their hard work and success this season.The All-CCAA honors are broken down into three categories, with the division's brightest 10 stars ...

Men’s Basketball loses close game to San Francisco State

Marvin Timothy goes up for the slam. Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Noah Andrews

March 2, 2019

The Wildcats hosted the San Francisco Gators Thursday night at Acker Gymnasium. It was a game that looked like a blowout at several points early on but ended up coming right down to the wire.It ended with the Wildcats unable to complete the comeback and falling by four points to a score of 74-70.Sen...

Wildcats volleyball bounces back from a two game slump

Chico State prepares for a serve from Cal State San Bernardino in this archived photo Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Ricardo Tovar

September 29, 2018

If Chico State volleyball had to be described in one word, that word would be torturous. They have gone 4-4 since opening at home against Cal Poly Pomona. In those contests when they have won they won in five sets and when they lose they get swept in three sets. This game was the exception when Chic...

After 50 years of waiting, Chico State softball’s ‘Team 50’ wins CCAA championship

Chico State shortstop Wendy Cardinali is carried off the field by teammates Haley Gilham and Amanda Flores. Cardinali made a diving catch at shortstop with the tieing run at third base and the go-ahead run at second to end the game. Photo Courtesy: Janna Weiss Photography

Austin Schreiber

May 6, 2018

The Chico State softball team earned its 50th win of the season in grand fashion Sunday morning. The Wildcats took home the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship after defeating Cal State San Bernardino by a score of 3-2 behind ace pitcher Haley Gilham.It was the first CCAA tournamen...

Wildcat of the week: Claire Wayne

Claire Wayne will be moving from third base to behind the plate as catcher this upcoming season. Photo credit: Noah Enns

Noah Enns

January 25, 2018

Claire Wayne is a junior catcher and third baseman for Chico State’s softball team. Wayne received honorable mention her sophomore year and is looking to improve upon that while helping the Wildcats along with winning a California Collegiate Athletic Association championship. The ’Cats look ...

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