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On Sep. 14, sophomore Brayden Russo is walking up to the tee box and looks to hit the golf ball down the fairway with his driver at the Butte Creek Country Club in Chico.

Teeing off: A look into Chico State Men’s Golf season

Alejandro Mejia Mejia, Sports Editor // September 15, 2022

After coming off of a successful 2021-2022 season, Chico State Men’s Golf prepares for an action-packed season that begins on Sept. 26, where they will play in the Western Washington University Invitational...

Chico State starting middle hitter Makaela Keeve

Chico State Women’s Volleyball seeks first win at home

Raymundo Sayago, Reporter // October 8, 2021

The Chico State Women’s Volleyball team began this season by achieving early success in the Norcal Kickoff tournament, winning three out of four games. However, they have found themselves experiencing...

Photo credit: Christopher Hendrickson

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 womens 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
The Chico State women's soccer team lost 1-0 against Stanislaus State in the CCAA Championship Tournament semifinals on Nov. 6.
Sadie Gastelum finished second overall for the womens 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
Cross-country head coach Gary Towne opens up about championship preparation, athletic talent and upcoming NCAA races.
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
After sweeping the Warriors at home 3-0 last Saturday, the Chico State women's volleyball team was swept 0-3 by the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors in Turlock on Oct. 6.
Nick Reddy Photo credit: George Johnston

Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Nick Reddy // October 2, 2015
Columnist Nick Reddy shines light on Chico State’s hundreds of club sport student-athletes.
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
The Orion sports section will be providing live play-by-play updates of Chico State sporting events with our first broadcast starting at 6:50 p.m. Friday night at the Chico State men's soccer team game against Cal State East Bay.
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
Transfer students Ashley Huff and Cailin Garmon's ability to play multiple positions is having a big impact on the team's success.
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 18, 2015
The Chico State Wildcats lost to the Cal State University Stanislaus 10-2 in Turlock.
Chico States 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
Chico State athletes talk about what it's like playing against the biggest adversaries in their sports.
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
Returning runners will continue to lead Chico State's successful track team in the upcoming season.
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