The Orion

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the women's volleyball team. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014

The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Katrina Rodriguez, a track and field alumna, pole vaults at the alumni meet.Photo credit: Emily Teague

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Luis Martinez, men's soccer player

Sergio Sanchez

February 12, 2014

Al Pacino gave a speech to his team in “Any Given Sunday” that resonates with every athlete hoping to beat competition in unfamiliar territory. “The margin for error is so small,” Pacino said. “I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, and you don’t ...

Triple threat leads winning streak

Seniors Jazmine Miller and Courtney Hamilton and junior Hannah Womack, guards, are all smiles after beating UC San Diego on Friday.Photo credit: Grant Mahan

benjamin marquez

February 10, 2014

Word around town is that the Golden State Warriors may need to witness what the Wildcat women’s basketball team has going on this season. The Warriors have the “Splash Brothers,” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, but the Wildcats have one up on them, bringing the “Splash Sisters Trio” to the court. The ’Cats are...

Former Wildcat soccer players get closer to dream goal

Octavio Guzman. The Orion file photo.

Sergio Sanchez

February 5, 2014

The dream of playing for a professional team could come true for three former Chico State men's soccer players.Tyson Crim, Octavio Guzman and Jake Ward completed round two of tryouts for Sacramento Republic FC, the expansion team from the United Soccer League.Round one was held in December with five to seven spots available to 25-28 college players. Chico State p...

Getting ready to watch the Sochi Winter Olympics

Greg Silvia

February 4, 2014

The United States heads into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the biggest team in the history of the games. With 230 members comprising Team USA, the team plans to break the record of 37 medals overall, a record it set in the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Sochi Games kick off with the opening cerem...

‘Cat Bites: Tackling Super Bowl essentials

Nick Woodard

Nicholas Woodard

February 1, 2014

The greatest Sunday in the sports world is nearly upon us. In a matter of days, people across Chico and the rest of the world will be screaming at TVs, laughing at commercials and stuffing down more food than they care to remember. That’s right — it's Super Bowl Sunday. In the midst of all of this hysteria, ho...

Australian student keeps calm and swings on for Chico State golf team

Will Flitcroft, an Australian-born sophomore accounting major, leads the men's golf roster.Photo credit: Lee Masten

Lee Masten

January 28, 2014

A cool, calm and collected athlete out of Sydney returns to the Wildcat golf team for the upcoming season.Will Flitcroft, a 23-year-old sophomore accounting major, was born andraised in Australia. With early aspirations of coming to America, Flitcroft was drawn to Chico State to attend school and play golf. Flitcr...

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