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A farewell to The Orion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel, Sports Editor. Photo credit: Stephanie Schmieding

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 18, 2016

It had become the worst year of my life.In 2014, a massive earthquake struck my house back home in August. In July, I lost a family friend who my mom knew for over 30 years. Two of my cousins passed away, one in May and the other in October. In February, I lost my grandmother, "Nonnie," who I would visi...

Womack lifts womens basketball team past Dixie State

Hannah Womack lets a free throw fly in practice early in the season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

November 21, 2014

[box]Chico State 70, Dixie State 68 · Points – Hannah Womack (17) Michelle Walker (11) Whitney Branham (10)· Rebounds – Michelle Walker (5)· Assists – Hannah Womack (5) [/box] Down a point with 5 seconds left in the game, senior guard Hannah Womack sunk a 3-...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Courtney Hamilton

Courtney Hamilton, a former Chico State basketball player, has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year. Orion file photo

Jose Olivar

November 19, 2014

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...

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Chico State track and field runner Kym Crosby prepares to toe the line to compete with Team USA. Photo courtesy of Kym Crosby

Jose Olivar

October 29, 2014

In 2015, Kym Crosby will toe the line to compete against athletes from around the world. Crosby, a junior sprinter for Chico State women’s track and field team, has officially been made a member of Team USA’s Paralympic team.Crosby is visually impaired, due to the lack of pigment in her hai...

Chico State beats San Francisco State, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

Wildcat Defender Sean Gallagher attempts to play the ball in San Francisco State territory Friday October 24, 2014. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

October 25, 2014

[box]Chico State 2, San Francisco State 0 · Goals: 2 (Matt Hurlow (1); Carter Johnson (1))· Assists: 1 (Matt Hurlow)· Saves: 3 (Luke Dennison) [/box] After losing their last conference road game last weekend, the Chico State men’s soccer team bounced back on Friday n...

Men’s soccer team falls to Warriors

Wildcat Mid-forward Akwafei Ajeakwa sets up against CSU East Bay Pioneer Duke Driggs Friday October 17, 2014 at Chico State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

October 20, 2014

[box]Cal State Stanislaus 1, Chico State 0 Shots on Goal by Chico State: 4Total Shots by Chico State: 16Goals: 0 [/box] The Chico State men’s soccer team continued its struggles on Sunday, losing to Cal State Stanislaus. The final score of the game was 1-0, in favor of the Warriors. It did ...

Sonoma State beats men’s soccer team 3-1

Freshman forward Patrick Lee sprints to the ball on September 12, 2014 at the Chico State Wildcat soccer field. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

October 12, 2014

[box] Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1 Goals: 1 - Justin Walmsley (3rd of the season)Yellow Card: 3 – Justin Walmsley, Kenny Rosencrance, Sean GallagherConference Record: 1-5 (12th in CCAA Standings) [/box] The Chico State men’s soccer team capped off its 2-game road trip on Sunday with a 3-1 lost against Sonoma State. ...

UC San Diego shuts out mens soccer team

Octavio Murillo and Carter Johnson try to pry the ball away from an opposing player. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Jose Olivar

October 5, 2014

The Chico State men’s soccer team failed to snap its losing streak Sunday afternoon after falling against UC San Diego with a final score of 1-0. The only goal of the game came in the last 15 minutes of play, when UC San Diego’s senior midfielder Brandon Bauman managed to find the b...

Men’s soccer 4-game win streak snapped

Senior men's soccer player Michael Janjigian sets up on defense earlier in the season. Chico State fell to Dominguez Hills 1-0 Friday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

September 27, 2014

The Chico State men’s soccer team’s winning streak ended Friday night, after losing in a competitive match against Dominguez Hills. The final score of the game was 1-0, in favor of Dominguez Hills. In what turned out to be a defensive match-up, neither team was able to score a goal in the first half of the game. ...

First-year versus transfer experiences

Chico State cross country runner Steven Martinez. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Jose Olivar

September 21, 2014

First-year and transfer athletes go through many of the same experiences. A new school in a new place, not to mention a new team to fit into. But what are the differences? The Orion talked to both transfer and first-year athletes about this transition. Here's what they had to say:What is the most challenging p...

Chico State mens soccer team gets first road win

mens soccer player Nick Radosavljevic goes for a header in a game earlier in the year. Chico State picked up its first road win of the year on Thursday, 1-0 over BYU-Hawaii. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

September 18, 2014

The Chico State men’s soccer team won its first road game of the season on Thursday after beating Brigham Young University-Hawaii 1-0. The only goal of the game came from senior Mike Janjigian, who scored off an assist dished out by senior midfielder Justin Saul. The goal came at 17:10 in the first half. ...

First-years having early success on men’s soccer team

Chico State men's soccer player Patrick Lee approaches a defender in a game earlier this season.

Jose Olivar

September 15, 2014

One of the biggest issues for the Chico State men’s soccer team this season was the departure of 11 players last year.Because of that, the Wildcats needed help from their incoming first-years and transfers to make it to the playoffs for the sixth time under head coach Felipe Restrepo. ...

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