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FEATURES

‘This team doesn’t give up’ — Butte College women’s basketball team is off to its best start in a decade
Jan. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

‘I want to be there for them’ — Chico State volleyball coach Cody Hein reunites with team, despite health scare
Aug. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Paradise senior Gabe Price runs his way to state cross-country meet
Nov. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2018 CNPA Awards, First Place, Sports Feature Story

Anthony Thomas determines his own fate with Chico High
Oct. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Orland wrestler Jennifer Soto dreams of reaching the Olympics
Sept. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

In pursuit of an MLB job, Darrell Ceciliani has something left to prove
April 2018. Madras Pioneer.

Teammates turned into family: An oral history of how the Madras girls basketball team forged a family bond and rediscovered having fun
Feb. 2018. Madras Pioneer.

Evan Brown closes in on Madras boys basketball coaching mark
Dec. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Self-made seniors
Feb. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

The (night) show must go on
Aug. 2016. East Oregonian.

Oregon golf’s Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional
May 2016. Daily Emerald.

One year after near-fatal experience, Van Williams is grateful to be alive
Jan. 2016. Daily Emerald.

Ugo Amadi, Arrion Springs form bond, shape new identity in Oregon secondary
Sept. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Devon Allen holds head high following injury
Jan. 2015. Duck Sports Authority.

GAME STORIES

Overtime belongs to Chico State men’s basketball team, sending Wildcats to CCAA Tournament semifinals
March 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico State men’s cross-country team places 3rd, ties best team finish at NCAA Championships
Nov. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

On Hamilton’s senior night, Morgan Avrit serves one last point
Oct. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2019 CNPA Awards, First Place, Sports Game Story (all dailies)

Butte College football limits mistakes, gets back on track against ‘Last Chance U’ Laney College
Oct. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chris Wondolowski pays homage to Chico State in Hall of Fame induction
July 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico High wins Masters wrestling championships on last-match pin
Feb. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Biggs wins first section girls basketball title in school history
Feb. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez has a hand in history
Oct. 2018. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Madras snaps 23-game losing streak in win over Valley Catholic
Sept. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Records fall, Catylynn Duff’s best of them all
May 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Stanfield stays hungry in blowout victory
Sept. 2016. East Oregonian.

Oregon wins first NCAA Men’s Golf Championship in front of hundreds at Eugene CC
June 2016. Daily Emerald.

Reigning NCAA champion Edward Kemboi narrowly wins Oregon Twilight 800 meters
May 2016. UO SOJC Track Bureau.

Following ten-month hiatus, Oregon receiver Darren Carrington delivers encore performance
Oct. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Four pitchers contribute to no-hitter in Emeralds’ victory against Everett
Aug. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Ducks upset Utah in home finale
Feb. 2015. Duck Sports Authority.

NEWS

How Butte County’s hospitals, health systems responded to the COVID-19 pandemic
March 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

California’s updated COVID-19 guidance clears path for outdoor prep sports, including football, to resume competition
Feb. 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Michele Kirkhoven was killed in Oroville 30 years ago — the unsolved homicide case is still active
Jan. 2021. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Friends remember Stephen Vest, 30-year-old killed in Chico police shooting
Oct. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.
2020 CNPA Awards, Fourth Place, Profile Story

Gov. Gavin Newsom pays quick return trip to Butte County, discusses President Trump’s visit
Sept. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Chico couple recount ‘truly terrifying’ Wyoming hot air balloon crash
Aug. 2020. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Yoga Round-Up rebrands to Wellness Wave following 2016 cancellation
July 2016. East Oregonian.

Hermiston Neon Nights to benefit trainer fighting rare cancer
July 2016. East Oregonian.

Renovation vision remains unaltered in aftermath of Civic Stadium fire
June 2015. Daily Emerald.

OPINION

Where does the Chico State men’s basketball team go from here?
Jan. 2019. Chico Enterprise-Record.

Egos aside, two coaches find balance at Culver
Jan. 2017. Madras Pioneer.

Oregon men’s basketball players haven’t soared in the NBA
June 2015. Daily Emerald.

Collegiate programs can learn from NFL’s Ray Rice situation
Sep. 2014. FishDuck.com.

Time to take off the training wheels – let Thomas Tyner run wild
Aug. 2014. FishDuck.com.

Q&A

Jackson Michelson comes home for Pendleton Whisky Music Fest
July 2016. East Oregonian.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen reflects on his tenure at Oregon
Oct. 2015. Daily Emerald.

Arrion Springs takes on bigger role as starting cornerback
Sept 2015. Daily Emerald.

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