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Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Kenta Mcafee // May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls...

Sharon Galligan and Maribeth Mika, left, jump up to block a shot in a game in the '70s. Junior Ashton Kershner, right, tips the ball back to her opponent in a game last season. Photo credit: Becky

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs // February 19, 2016

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport....

Anna Baytosh, sophomore communication design major, leaps up to spike the ball down on her opponents. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Women’s volleyball team falls to Cal State San Bernardino in 4 sets

Nick Reddy // November 8, 2015

The rollercoaster ride that is the Chico State women’s volleyball team’s season has hopefully hit the bottom of the hill, with the only track remaining going up from here with four regular...

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...

Janai Johnson, junior, smashes the ball back over the net for the Wildcats. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball defeats Humboldt State in five sets

Julie Ortega // September 28, 2015

After Friday night's loss against Sonoma State, the Wildcats were able to find success defeating Humboldt State 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Wildcats got the victory with set scores of: 25-21, 22-25,...

The Wildcats slam down a spike in the tough loss against Cal State L.A. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball swept by Cal State LA

Jason Spies // September 21, 2015

The Wildcats' great start to the 2015 season sputtered in Los Angeles as they were swept by the Golden Eagles in three sets. Sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano led Chico with 12 kills while...

High school senior Natalia Betancourt proudly wears her Chico State sweatshirt in her home in Southern California. Betancourt will be joining the Wildcat volleyball team in the fall. Photo courtesy of Natalia Betancourt.

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

Julie Ortega // January 26, 2015

Volleyball high school standout Natalia Betancourt officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Chico State in the fall of 2015. Betancourt ended her high school career with 1,624...

Left to right, Jordan Semple (Orion file photo), Dani O’Keefe, Kristyn Casalino and Lindsay Quigley  (Photographs by John Domogma/The Orion)were all part of record-breaking performances during the fall season.

Chico State breaks six school records

Samuel Wolfson // December 1, 2014

There's an old saying that claims records were meant to be broken. The Wildcats are taking it quite literally this year. Some of Chico State's athletes have broken six school records this fall between...

Chico State volleyball player Kristyn Casalino meets the opposition at the net. Photo credit: John Domogma

Uncommon hitting style key to volleyball offense

Nick Reddy // October 12, 2014

Year after year, as players come and go, the Chico State volleyball team’s best offensive set has remained the same. Whenever an easy-to-receive ball floats over the net, it’s a safe bet for...

Wildcat Shannon Boling spikes the ball over Amber Tygart from Cal State Monterey Bay September 20 at Acker Gym. Photo credit: John Domogma

Volleyball player leads offensive attack

benjamin marquez // October 5, 2014

Shannon Boling is on a killing spree.The 5 feet 10 inches junior outside hitter for the Chico State women's volleyball team has moved into a vital role this year. Boling's aggressive play has helped her...

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