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Cat Bites: A farewell to sports

Cat Bites: A farewell to sports

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014

It's been one hell of a ride. But every ride ends at some point, and for me it's now. I'm hanging it up and sending my reporter's notebook off to Cooperstown.This is my farewell to The Orion, after spending three semesters here as a sports writer, assistant sports editor and finally sports editor this f...

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been named the 2014 Orion Sports male Wildcat of the Year. Photo courtesy of Nick Baker.

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014

The inaugural Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year voting has come to a close. And with that, the first Wildcats of the Year have been selected.Nick Baker is your 2014 male Wildcat of the Year, and Brianna Furner has been named as your 2014 female Wildcat of the Year. Baker, a former pitcher on the Chico...

Chair presents new crime book

Ryan Patten, Chico State chair of the political science department.

Nicholas Woodard

November 18, 2014

Chico State's political science chair Ryan Patten and former political science teacher Lori Beth Way presented findings from their book that studied criminal justice policies used by police officers.Patten and Way coauthored "Hunting for Dirtbags: Why Cops Over-Police the Poor and Racial Minorities...

Cat Bites: Classic rivalry reheats for playoffs

Nick Woodard

Nicholas Woodard

October 21, 2014

There's a good number of Dodger fans in Chico, and I love it. At least this time of year anyways.The rivalry between the boys in blue and good ol' Giants fans like me is always heated, but never more so than in playoff times. It's all in good fun, but somebody always gets the last laugh.This year, it was me.A...

Cat Bite: Playoff rivalries can go too far

Nick Woodard, Sports Editor.

Nicholas Woodard

October 15, 2014

In all my year of attending baseball games, I have never gotten close to being in a brawl. That is, until I went to my first playoff game on Tuesday.It was the ninth inning, and you really couldn't ask for more from a playoff game. The score was tied at 4, and the crowd was rowdy, hungry even for a win. Nearl...

Wildcat of the Week: Justin Wiles

Chico State golfer Justin Wiles takes a shot during a round of golf. Photo courtesy TL Brown.

Nicholas Woodard

October 8, 2014

[box]Wildcat of the Week - Justin WilesSport: GolfClass: JuniorMajor: Business[/box]Justin Wiles, a junior men's golfer, shot an 8-under par to tie for first at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate. Shortly after, Wiles was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Week for Sept. 24-30. In 11 career tournaments, Wiles has won ...

‘Cats golf team takes first individually, second as team

Chico State golfer Justin Wiles finished first at the Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Nicholas Woodard

October 1, 2014

Chico State's Justin Wiles finished in a tie for first place for the men's golf team at the season-opening Western New Mexico Fall Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Chico State took second as a team.Wiles ended the tournament at 8-under par. while teammate Alistair Docherty collected his 10th top-10 finish ...

Wildcat of the Week: Lindsay Quigley

Lindsay Quigley, second from right, sets up for a return in a set earlier last season. Orion file photo.

Nicholas Woodard

September 30, 2014

Lindsay Quigley, a senior on the Chico State volleyball team, has been a strong player in the Wildcat offense this year with 112 kills in 10 games so far. Most recently, Quigley delivered nine and 12 kills, respectively, in a pair of losses over the weekend.[box]Lindsay Quigley Sport: VolleyballPosition: Mid-hit...

First week practice of first-year runners

Ryan Grady

September 24, 2014

18 NCAA Championship appearances, 12 California Collegiate Athletic Association titles and 10 West Region crowns usually means a team is pretty good.Too good, in the case of the Chico State cross-country team, for a standard season preview. Instead, The Orion followed first-years Derek Morton and Camila Turati...

Chico State gets past California Baptist

Marcos Lara threw seven shutout innings to help the Wildcats to a 2-0 win Friday night. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Nicholas Woodard

May 16, 2014

Marcos Lara got two runs of support Friday night in San Diego. He probably only needed one.The right hander threw seven shutout innings as the Chico State baseball team beat California Baptist 2-0 in the NCAA West Regional. Lara scattered six hits and struck out four on the night. The Wildcat offense ba...

‘Cats come through in must-win game

Mistuloff threw a season-high 5.2 innings in a clutch 5-2 win over Cal Poly Pomona for Chico State. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats

Nicholas Woodard

May 10, 2014

It was a win or go home situation for the Chico State baseball team, and Alex Mistuloff came through. Big time.The junior pitcher threw a season-high 5.2 innings and gave up just two runs as the Wildcats beat Cal Poly Pomona 5-2 to stay alive in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament.Robert Hook...

Wildcats headed back to championships

Senior golfer Sarah McComish (courtesy Chico Wildcats)

Nicholas Woodard

April 28, 2014

The wait is over for the Chico State women's golf team. For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Wildcats will be on of the nine teams to compete in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship West Regional.The announcement marks the third time since the beginning of the program in 2001 that Chico State has mad...

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