The Orion

Things you missed in Chico over summer

Gabriel Moreno

August 23, 2016


Chico Heat recruit Wildcats

Junior outfielder Josh Falco stares down the pitcher in a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Kenta Mcafee

March 22, 2016

The semi-pro baseball team Chico Heat has returned and picked up two prospects from Chico State: junior right fielder Josh Falco and junior pitcher Stuart Bradley.Falco, a transfer student from Cuesta College, has only played one year at Chico State but has become a key player in the outfield, starting ...

Chico Heat rekindled for 2016 season

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo credit: Chico Heat

Kenta Mcafee

March 8, 2016

The five-year wait for summer baseball is almost over as the Chico Heat get ready to take to the field, with their first game on June 3 at Colusa Casino Stadium. The Heat, a semi-pro team, burned out in 2002 after their league collapsed. In 2005, the Outlaws took over, but disbanded six years later...

Chico’s favorite pastime to return this summer

Fourth of July in Nettleton Stadium during the Heat's 2001 season. Photo courtesy of Hunter Hampton.

Kenta Mcafee

September 8, 2015

Chico baseball fans have been deprived of summer baseball since the loss of the Chico Heat in 2002, but the pastime is coming back in June of 2016. The Heat was founded in 1997 and stood strong as a monument to Chico's love of baseball, but was disbanded in 2002 due to the collapse of the entire league.While the He...

Avoiding heat-related illnesses

Brittney Patera, MS, RD Sports Dietitian and Chico alumna, discusses the importance of staying hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses. Photo courtesy of Brittney Patera.

Sarah Strausser

August 30, 2015

It was a hot spring day on the track when Kayla Lawson, junior business project management major, noticed one of her teammates beginning to shake and feel dizzy. She knew as soon as she saw her that she needed to be seen by the trainer, Lawson said. The trainer later confirmed that the weak an...

Chico Heat returns to Nettleton Stadium

Chico Heat co-owners Pat Gillick, left, and Steve Nettleton, center, with Heat mascot Heater the Dragon. Photo courtesy of Chico Heat.

Robert Engels

December 9, 2014

After a short lived drought, summer baseball will be back in Chico in 2016 with the reintroduction of the Chico Heat. The announcement for return of the formerly-independent professional team was made Nov. 25th by Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pat Gillick and Steve Nettleton, the original ...

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