The Orion

Wildcats strive for hot streaks

Men's basketball player Nate Appel. Photo courtesy of Chico State.
March 12, 2014

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...

Wildcats look back at their athletic heroes

Nate Appel, senior men's basketball player, uses a ball with hero Larry Bird's name on it. Photo credit: Quinn Western.
February 28, 2014

It seems like every weekend one Chico State athlete or another is making a huge play or part of a heroic accomplishment. But even heroes need heroes. Many Wildcats have...

Bench players keep Wildcat basketball on point

January 21, 2014

The unsung 'Cats of the Chico State men's basketball team are bringing the roar to opponents, one substitution at a time. The Wildcats are currently 11-3 overall and currently sit in fourth place in the...

Chico State athletes look to score big points, good grades

Photo illustration by Sam Rivera 
Sophomore McCall Habermehl, a member of the women’s cross-country and track and field teams, finds time for school and athletics.
September 17, 2013

Do you ever find yourself hopelessly adrift in a sea of homework? Buried by due dates and midterms? Imagine how Chico State’s student athletes feel. Every semester, some of Chico State’s...

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