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Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Ryan Grady

November 10, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

If you have watched a Chico State women's soccer game in the last four years, you have probably heard the name Furner.Senior goalkeeper Brianna Furner has been nominated by The Orion sports staff as a candidate for Wildcat of the Year.She is the one who stands between the goal posts in each soccer game and...

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Ryan Grady

November 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Cal State Stanislaus 1Assists: Torey Thompson (48)Kills: Ellie Larronde (17)Digs: Emily Duran (20).[/box]The Chico State volleyball team steamrolled Cal State Stanislaus in four sets Tuesday night in Acker gym. The 'Cats came out with a strong tempo starting off the first set by scoring the first 10 points to a Warriors 4. The second set...

Men’s club volleyball to restack with rookies

Men’s club volleyball to restack with rookies

Ryan Grady

October 22, 2014


Filed under Sports

With only four returning players, Chico State’s men’s club volleyball team will have some holes to fill.The team’s president, Tanner Ruhlen, said he plans on having a roster size of 12 to 14 total in January. That means over half the team will be new recruits.“We are hoping to have a good pull from t...

Duran notches career milestone with 1,000th dig

Duran notches career milestone with 1,000th dig

Ryan Grady

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It's Emily Duran's senior year and she is finding herself in the record books at Chico State. Having reached 1,108 career digs during her 'Cat career, Duran has reached a milestone that only five players in the history of Chico State have ever obtained.Pretty impressive considering that Duran only ha...

Former Wildcat distance runner breaking records with Team USA

Former Wildcat distance runner breaking records with Team USA

Ryan Grady

October 6, 2014


Filed under Sports

There's only one runner in the nation Scott Bauhs' age who he hasn't beaten head-to-head. That's Galen Rupp, an Olympic silver medalist.Not bad for a former Wildcat.Bauhs, a former Chico State cross-country and track and field runner, continues to reach new records running for Team USA. Bauhs ran for the Wildca...

Womens soccer plays to a tie

Womens soccer plays to a tie

Ryan Grady

October 6, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Halima Abdelshife put the ball in the net with 23 minutes left in regulation to tie the game 1-1 and sent the Chico women's soccer team into overtime against UC San Diego Sunday afternoon. Two overtimes later, the game ended in a tie.Abdelshife's goal came off of a header, set up from Katie Woodrum's...

Roberts off to a strong start for women’s soccer team

Roberts off to a strong start for women’s soccer team

Ryan Grady

September 28, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Nicole Roberts walks into the locker room with a boom box in hand and that's where it begins. Before every game, the women's soccer team likes to get fired up and bring tempo to the field."It's fun to have our pregame dance party," Roberts said. "It pumps us up."Roberts and her boom box have helped ...

First week practice of first-year runners

Ryan Grady

September 24, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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...

Veteran squad primed for play

Veteran squad primed for play

Ryan Grady

September 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The 2014-2015 Chico State men's rugby team welcomes back 14 starters in a game played with 15. "It's good to have all these veterans out here," senior Charlie Brennan said. "We also have good depth in our rookie class. There is a lot of new faces out here."Among all the returners, seniors outside center John Wesley Davis, eight man Brennan, f...

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Alumnus to take on duty of assistant coach

Ryan Grady

August 24, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When offered the Wildcat's assistant coaching job, Lucas Gabriel has just one thing to say.“Where do I sign up?” Gabriel said. The Chico State men's basketball team will welcome back a familiar face to the sidelines this season. Gabriel, a graduate assistant from 2008-2010, will take on the role ...

‘Cats advance in west region

‘Cats advance in west region

Ryan Grady

May 15, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Chico State baseball team beat Dixie State 5-4 in the opening round of the NCAA Championship tournament West Regional Thursday at UC San Diego. Dixie State controlled most of the game by a commanding three-run first inning. It wasn't until the bottom of the eighth inning that the 'Cats to...

Gearhart named CCAA Golfer of the Year

Gearhart named CCAA Golfer of the Year

Ryan Grady

May 12, 2014


Filed under Golf, Sports

Being named for a league award is an accomplishment, but being named the conference player of the year is an eye-opening achievement. Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart was announced the California Collegiate Athletic Association Golfer of the Year in just his sophomore season. "Being named CCAA Golfer of the Year...

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