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Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson // April 3, 2017

How many teams must perform well before we start showing up to games? The answer is blowing in the wind. While the Wildcat athletic programs are performing great across the board, attendance at games does...

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost in the CCAA tournament semi-finals cutting their season short after losing 0-1 to Stanislaus State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s soccer team CCAA title hopes cut short in first round of playoffs

Carlos Islas // November 7, 2015

In a thrilling game, the Chico State women’s soccer team lost 0-1 against Stanislaus State University in the CCAA Championship Tournament semifinals on Nov. 6 at Cal Poly Pomona’s...

Sadie Gastelum finished second overall for the women's cross-country team at the CCAA Championships in Golden Gate Park. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne.

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Kenta Mcafee // November 4, 2015

With both the men's and women's cross-country teams taking first place at the 2015 CCAA Championship, head coach Gary Towne opened up about the teams' successes as both head into NCAA competition.The Orion:...

After being swept by the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors 0-3 in Turlock, the 'Cats are now 14-5 for the season and 6-3 in CCAA Conference play. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball team swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus

Lars Gustafson // October 9, 2015

The tables were turned on the Chico State women's volleyball team as it was swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock, California on Oct. 6 after dealing out a 3-0 sweep of the Warriors at home last...

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Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Nick Reddy // October 2, 2015

Everyone hears about the trials and tribulations of the NCAA student-athlete. From long, exhaustive practices, missing classes for extensive travel for competition, rigorous year-round strength and conditioning...

James Groh, the Orion Sports Network broadcaster for your 2015 Chico State sports season. Photo credit: George Johnston

The Orion Sports Network goes live Friday night

Lars Gustafson // October 1, 2015

Tune in tomorrow at 6:50 p.m. for the Chico State men’s soccer team facing off against the California State University East Bay Pioneers with play-by-play commentary provided by Orion Sports Broadcaster,...

Ashley Huff gets ready to advance bases on Feb. 27 against her former team, the San Francisco State Gators. Photo credit: George Johnston

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Lars Gustafson // April 18, 2015

Ashley Huff and Cailin Garmon are the Swiss army knives of Chico State softball and can play a variety of positions across the field. The duo of utility players both transferred this year and in their...

Senior third baseman Dylan Garcia runs to first base during a game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 11. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson // April 17, 2015

The Chico State Wildcats struggled on offense and defense during a 10-2 loss in Turlock against Cal State Stanislaus. With only six hits and 14 base runners left on base, the ‘Cats only scored two...

Chico State's Drew Kitchens faces a Cal State L.A. opponent in a game on Jan. 30 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: Caio Calado

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Lars Gustafson // April 6, 2015

Sports rivalries are without a doubt one of the most exciting aspects of sports. Whether the San Francisco 49ers are playing the Seattle Seahawks or the Los Angeles Lakers are battling the Boston...

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

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

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...

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