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A farewell to The Orion

A farewell to The Orion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

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

Womack lifts womens basketball team past Dixie State

Jose Olivar

November 21, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

[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

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...

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Jose Olivar

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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

Chico State beats San Francisco State, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

Jose Olivar

October 25, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[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

Men’s soccer team falls to Warriors

Jose Olivar

October 20, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[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

Sonoma State beats men’s soccer team 3-1

Jose Olivar

October 12, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[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

UC San Diego shuts out mens soccer team

Jose Olivar

October 5, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Men’s soccer 4-game win streak snapped

Jose Olivar

September 26, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

First-year versus transfer experiences

Jose Olivar

September 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

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

Chico State mens soccer team gets first road win

Jose Olivar

September 18, 2014


Filed under Sports

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

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

Jose Olivar

September 15, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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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