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Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

Women’s basketball team hits bump in the road over break

January 26, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With a conference record of just 3-8, and an overall record of 8-9, the Chico State women's basketball team has struggled to snap its losing streaks. Although the women's basketball team has been unable to find its stride and break into a winning streak, several players have attempted to take on the bu...

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

Women’s basketball team loses 47-49 to San Francisco State

December 8, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After winning its first four games of the season, the Chico State women’s basketball team ventured into the "City by the Bay" to take on San Francisco State in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams last Friday night. Despite shooting 30.5 percent from the field, the Wildcats led for the majority of the game and found themselves in a ...

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

Women’s basketball team loses to Cal State East Bay 45-69

December 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women's basketball team lost its second consecutive CCAA game against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 45-69 on Dec. 5.The team now sits at 4-2 overall and remains winless at 0-2 in CCAA conference play. The team ranks 11th overall in the conference. First Quarter- The Wildcats led for most of the first quarter, going up by six midway th...

Wildcats fall against winless Gators

Lars Gustafson

February 26, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State Women’s basketball team lost 61-53 in a tough game against the San Francisco State on Saturday night. The Wildcats scored first with a three-pointer and had the first lead of the game, but the Gators went on a 28-6 run. San Francisco State took the lead and held it for the rest ...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

‘Cats bounce back from 3-game skid

Kevin Lucena

February 21, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team traveled south on Friday night to Rohnert Park, defeating Sonoma State 56-51 in the Wolves’ Den. The win ended Chico’s three-game losing streak and got their last road trip of the season off to the right start. With the win, the...

‘Cats continue struggles on the road

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 16, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

On their second road game of the weekend, the Chico State women's basketball team suffered a loss to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 85-65 on Saturday night . After losing to San Bernardino State on Thursday night, the team faced an 11 hour drive on Friday to Arcata to play on Saturday. The game...

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Wildcat women’s basketball acquires top high school recruit

Julie Ortega

February 13, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Chico State women’s basketball team is already gearing up for next season by recruiting high school standout Sammy DeHart. DeHart completed two years starting for Nevada Union High School's varsity team in Grass Valley as one of its two team captains. In 2013, DeHart was awarded First Team All-Con...

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

First-year Wildcat seizes opportunity to lead

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

It might seem intimidating to lead a team's offense as a newcomer, especially playing a different position, but first-year guard Whitney Branham is making it look easy. Branham played shooting guard in high school but made the transition to point guard for the 'Cats this season. She has be...

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Wildcats break 2 game losing streak

Julie Ortega

February 7, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Wildcats defeated UC San Diego on Friday night to end their losing streak, finishing the game with a final score of 76-70. Junior guard Chanelle Di Croce scored the first 3-pointer of the night for the Wildcats. Di Croce was also one of the four top scorers of the night finishing the game with 10 points.Midway into the first half Chico State lead UC San Diego by 12 points. The Wildcats were...

First-year versus transfer experiences

First-year versus transfer experiences

Jose Olivar

September 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

First-year and transfer athletes go through many of the same experiences. A new school in a new place, not to mention a new team to fit into. But what are the differences? The Orion talked to both transfer and first-year athletes about this transition. Here's what they had to say:What is the most challenging p...

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