The Orion

From sports superstars to has-beens

Nick Martinez-Esquibel. Orion file photo.

December 16, 2015

Growing up as a kid, my superheroes didn't wear capes or have super powers. My superheroes did their work on the football field or the basketball court. I have nothing against Superman or Batman; I mean, I watched "The Dark Knight" three times in theaters when it came out. But it were the amazing plays by Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant that glued my eyes to the telev...

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Practice makes perfect as Luis Martinez prepares for his match. Photo courtesy of Luis Martinez.

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

MVP battle: Curry’s got a shot

MVP battle: Curry's got a shot

Stephanie Schmieding

April 25, 2015

The regular NBA season may be over, but the race for MVP is still going strong. While the league is not shy of talent, there is one player that rises, or rather splashes, above the rest. Stephen Curry. Standing at 6 foot 3 inches and 190 pounds, the point guard for the Golden State Warriors encompasses everything that...

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