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Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Paradise High School on the road to Recovery

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

The first week of November was a crucial time for Paradise High School athletics: the football team was ready to take on their first playoff game, both soccer teams and the wrestling team were on the verge of qualifying for playoffs, and the basketball teams were getting ready to kick off their season. The...

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

To cure Super Bowl hangovers, watch more sports

Matthew Ferreira

February 10, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Sunday's big game brought with it the dreadful fact that the NFL season has come to an end. For many football fans, this can feel as if the dark ages have started all over again. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to cope with the coming months.There are all kinds of options to keep you entertain...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Ricardo Tovar

February 9, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Sports, Volleyball

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man show by sports editor Ricardo Tovar: Super Bowl talk, NBA trade deadline analysis and much more. Hope you enjoy!...

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Wildcat Rumble: The boys are back in town

Ricardo Tovar

February 2, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Sports

Welcome to the second Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! Sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Andrew Baumgartner (former sports editor of The Orion) and Alex Grant (former managing editor of The Orion). They discuss the Super Bowl, the NBA regular season and their trade rumors, ...

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Wildcat Rumble: The first episode of spring 2019

Ricardo Tovar

January 19, 2019


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Sports

Welcome to the first Wildcat Rumble of the spring semester! New sports editor of The Orion Ricardo Tovar is joined by Daniel Dunn. Dunn is a Humboldt State graduate who majored in journalism and is a current board-operator for KNBR 680 in San Francisco. They discuss Danny's background in the field, ...

Studs and duds of round one in the NBA playoffs

Studs and duds of round one in the NBA playoffs

Courtney Chapman

May 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

There is no I in team, but there are two in winning. The 2018 NBA playoffs have certainly shown fans that the teams have players with pure talent as well as some who have been struggling with under-performing on the court.No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota TimberwolvesStud: James Harden has always been a t...

House Bill 2 is too much

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

North Carolina has made one thing clear with their implementation of House Bill 2: the LGBT community is not welcome in the Tar Heel State.HB2 prevents people from using the restroom they identify with and allows for workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. Several cities in North Carolina had started to make changes ...

WNBA remains out of reach

WNBA remains out of reach

Cydney Nance

September 20, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With preseason starting in a matter of weeks, the Chico State women’s basketball team is preparing to have a better season this semester, after ending last year with a six-game losing streak. While there are many talented players on the women's roster, the WNBA is not the goal for most players on the ...

Stop hating on greatness

Stop hating on greatness

Patrick Pace

March 4, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

I hate Stephen Curry. I hate how he can make a shot from basically anywhere on the floor. I hate how perfect his jump shot looks. I hate how well he runs his team. Being a Los Angeles native, I especially hate how he and the Golden State Warriors rarely lose a game.Though I dislike him and his team, I can...

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Men or women, we are all Wildcats

Gabriella Bermudez

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

When watching the Chico State men's basketball team face off against Cal State East Bay on Feb. 5, I was overwhelmed by how loud and encouraging the crowd was. The stands were filled with exuberant Wildcats decked out in red and black and I even noticed a student waving a Chico State flag as encouragement fo...

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

Subculture of American sports turns fans away

January 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shock over a gay man drafted to play defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Drake claiming he can shoot a basketball better than the great Stephen Curry, and a Budweiser commercial showing a fleet of jets flying above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis: these reflections of the three biggest American professional sp...

From sports superstars to has-beens

From sports superstars to has-beens

December 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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