The Orion

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Jose Olivar

November 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

For the first time in four years, former Chico State women’s basketball team point guard Courtney Hamilton was not on the court for the season tip-off. Hamilton graduated last spring with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. During her final season as a Wildcat, Hamilton was placed her on the All-America Honorable Mention list for the 2013-2014...

Women’s basketball goes on without graduated guards

Women’s basketball goes on without graduated guards

Nick Reddy

November 11, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Multimedia, Sports, Video

Having more new players than returners on any team is always a challenge. With only six returning players for the Chico State women’s basketball team, head Coach Brian Fogel expects some growing pains this season.“It’s a big turnover," he said. "We have six freshmen out there and we...

Wildcats strive for hot streaks

Wildcats strive for hot streaks

Angelo Boscacci

March 12, 2014


Filed under Sports

What do you get when you mix women's basketball player Courtney Hamilton, men's basketball player Nate Appel and women's softball player Sammi Ridgway? Streaks of success, of course. "It’s looking for that player who wants the ball in their hands at that time," Hamilton said. "The game kind...

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Basketball seniors reflect on time as Wildcats

Sergio Sanchez

March 5, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men's basketballGiordano EstradaGiordano Estrada is second in assists for Chico State, averaging 2.4 per game. He averaged 10.1 points per game this season. Estrada scored in double figures for the 'Cats in 14 games this season.Most memorable part about being a Wildcat: "It's my first year here and what I'll remember is the sense of brotherho...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Triple threat leads winning streak

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

From Chico State to Candlestick, superstition makes the sports world go 'round

Taylor Maddox

September 30, 2013


Filed under Sports

During his NBA career, Michael Jordan wore his college practice shorts underneath his uniform because he claimed it brought him good luck. Retired NFL linebacker Brian Urlacher ate two chocolate chip cookies before every game — no more, no less. Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Steve Kline never...

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