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Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Paradise stays undefeated in more than one way

Matthew Ferreira

November 5, 2019

A year ago, the Camp Fire changed everything for Paradise residents.After the fire displaced the majority of the town’s residents and burned down many of its homes and businesses, the Paradise High School Football team reached out to help in healing the community and sharing hope for the futur...

Chico High faces Eureka High after nearly 30 years

Chico High faces Eureka High after nearly 30 years

Matthew Ferreira

October 12, 2019

We’re a little over halfway through the Northern California high school football season, and teams are starting to heat up. The Chico High Panthers have had a strong season so far, losing only one of their first six games. All due to their explosive offense and a defense that improves every wee...

Paradise High School Football Bounces Back

Paradise High School Football Bounces Back

Matthew Ferreira

September 22, 2019

"Resilience" is defined as “the ability to recover quickly from difficulties.” The Paradise High School football team seems to be the embodiment of that word.After losing most of their town during the Camp Fire, the Paradise Bobcats have banded together as a family and community to start ...

More than a game for the city of Paradise

More than a game for the city of Paradise

Wesley Harris

August 24, 2019

Paradise High School football returned to play in front of their Paradise family for the first time since having their playoff hopes denied after the city was traumatized by the largest fire in California history. Along with running the score up in a 42-0 shutout, the Bobcats’ performance provided th...

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Wildcat Rumble: Was Lebron’s first year in LA a failure?

Ricardo Tovar

April 5, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns this week with sports editor Ricardo Tovar and a returning Matthew Ferreira. New co-host to the program, The Orion's sports writer, Noah Andrews brings his unique sports takes with Ferreira and Tovar. They speak on the NCAA tournament, MLB season, NBA season and much more! Ag...

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

How to throw a Super… Bowl party in college

Ricardo Tovar

January 29, 2019

17 weeks of regular season and three weeks of playoff football have led us to this moment. Feb. 3 is upon us and Super Bowl LIII is promising us an enticing matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. I say, let's not wallow in the despair that is a football-less existence. Let...

Podcast: It’s all about football

Podcast: It’s all about football

Andrew Baumgartner, Ricardo Tovar, and Alex Grant

December 14, 2018

The Wildcat Rumble is back for its final episode of the semester. In this episode Andrew and Ricardo are joined by Alex Grant. Football is the topic of discussion as the NFL season presses on. Listen for your favorite segments, like game of the week, freaks and geeks and the moment of the week. Agree or...

Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

Record number of quarterbacks in top 10

Noah Enns

April 27, 2018

As the saying goes, it's a quarterback driven league and that was the case in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. A record four quarterbacks were taken in the top 10 of the draft and five overall in the first round, according to ESPN. The Cleveland Browns got things started with a surprise selection...

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Bring back the Wildcats roar!

Karen Limones

March 13, 2018

Picture fans in the bleachers cheering for the Wildcats, tailgating and the thrill of football players beating a rival school. As we all know, Chico State lacks this American pastime, but a football team is exactly what we need for our quiet little town. Having a football team would change our...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Martin Chang

February 14, 2018

Blake McFadden, the left handed pitcher from Northwest Nazarene, warms up before the 3:30pm game on February 9th by catching football passes from his teammates.

NFL Pro Bowl run down

NFL Pro Bowl run down

January 28, 2018

The NFL Pro Bowl is always held the week before the nation’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. For decades, the Pro Bowl was played in Honolulu, Hawaii. This changed last year when the game was held in Orlando and will be again in 2018. The Pro Bowl gives viewers an opportunity to witness the best...

Week 4: Fantasy Football update

Week  4: Fantasy Football update

Noah Enns

October 1, 2017

The National Football League has begun its play this season. For a lot of people, this means fantasy football is also going on. There have been fantasy superstars and fantasy disappointments within these first four weeks.Starting with fantasy superstars, Kansas City Chiefs running back, Kareem Hunt is ...

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