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Low attendance for sports teams

Low attendance for sports teams

Christopher Hendrickson

April 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports

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 not show that. Simple math would show high performance sports programs equal high attendance numbers. ...

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

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

Carlos Islas

November 7, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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 Kellogg Field. The loss means Chico State’s season is over while Stanislaus advances to the CCAA Championship Tournament Finals. In ...

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Kenta Mcafee

November 4, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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: Do you think Will Reyes and other members of the team will be able to compete past the collegiate level?Towne: Yes. There are guys that are ru...

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

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

Lars Gustafson

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 Saturday at home. The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors won in three sets: 26-24, 25-17, and 25-22.Set 1The game started off with a n...

Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Club sport student-athletes part of Chico State athletics

Nick Reddy

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 programs, to representing one’s university on a national level, all while not being paid, university athletes are the r...

The Orion Sports Network goes live Friday night

The Orion Sports Network goes live Friday night

Lars Gustafson

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

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, James Groh. The Orion will be providing live broadcasts of home games throughout the semester. St...

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Utility players’ versatility key to softball’s playoff push

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Softball

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 first season as Wildcats, they have become a key part of the playoff-bound team. Ashley Huff — junior kines...

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Wildcats struggle in 10-2 loss

Lars Gustafson

April 18, 2015


Filed under Baseball

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 runs in nine innings of play. The Wildcats first scored in the 5th inning with a single up the middl...

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Wildcat rivalry tensions elevate performance

Lars Gustafson

April 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 Celtics, rivalry games are played with bragging rights on the line. Here is a look at some of the Wi...

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Lee Masten

January 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

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 2014 season. For the Wildcats, three returning athletes in particular give the competition nightmares. Sen...

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