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Sac State softball team eliminated from Big Sky Tournament

Sac State softball team eliminated from Big Sky Tournament

Noah Alvarez

May 15, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Sacramento State softball team scored 26 runs during the Big Sky Tournament but fell twice to Idaho State for the second year in a row Friday in Ogden, Utah. Each of the nine hitters in the starting lineups had three or more hits in the tournament, but three defensive errors cost Sac State (21-28...

Sac State debater first ever to advance in national tournament

Sac State debater first ever to advance in national tournament

Noah Alvarez

May 9, 2017


Filed under News

After falling short of the elimination rounds last year, Sacramento State debater Banafshae ‘Shae’ Khan became the first debater in school’s history to advance to the elimination rounds and finished 20th overall in the National Forensics Association national championship. Five Sac State debaters par...

Sac State starting quarterback transfers, leaves position up in the air

Sac State starting quarterback transfers, leaves position up in the air

Noah Alvarez

May 7, 2017


Filed under Featured, Football, Sports

After back-to-back 2-9 seasons, the Sacramento State football team will look for a new quarterback in 2017 to lead them to an above .500 record for the first time since 2014. Two-year starting junior quarterback Nate Ketteringham was asked to transfer earlier this spring semester and has been gran...

Softball slugger shatters single-season home run record

Softball slugger shatters single-season home run record

Noah Alvarez

May 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Softball, Sports

Freshman outfielder Suzy Brookshire hit her first collegiate home run on Feb. 25 — two months later, she bashed her way into the softball history books after hitting her 13th home run of the season. Brookshire, a true freshman from San Benito High School, hit two home runs during the Sacramento St...

Hornets sweep Northern Colorado, move up to 4th place in Big Sky

Hornets sweep Northern Colorado, move up to 4th place in Big Sky

Noah Alvarez

April 30, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

In its final home series of the year, the Sacramento State softball team executed a three-game sweep over Northern Colorado this weekend at Shea Stadium. The Hornets (18-25-1, 8-9 Big Sky Conference) outscored the Bears (19-33, 7-11 Big Sky Conference) 12-4 this weekend and capped the series off...

OPINION: Minorities face much greater marijuana stigma

OPINION: Minorities face much greater marijuana stigma

Noah Alvarez

April 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion

A family member once said to me, “If it’s all white, then it’s alright.” The more I pay attention, the more I find this to be true, both regarding law enforcement and the public’s views of marijuana use. Growing up in an ethnically diverse region of Southern California, I have met peopl...

Hornets fall to No. 22 ranked Cal softball team 2-0

Hornets fall to No. 22 ranked Cal softball team 2-0

Noah Alvarez

April 19, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Despite holding the No. 22 ranked Cal Golden Bears to only two runs, the Sacramento State softball team only collected two hits in a 2-0 loss Wednesday at Shea Stadium. The Hornets, who were no-hit for the first six innings, brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning, b...

Sac State program helps individuals with disabilities reach new heights

Sac State program helps individuals with disabilities reach new heights

Noah Alvarez

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

One of Sacramento State’s latest all-inclusive recreation programs is helping students of all abilities to challenge themselves in new ways. In 2014, The WELL started a program called “All-In-Recreation” to provide Paralympic and adapted sports for individuals with disabilities to partake in campus...

Burcham helps lead Israel to World Baseball Classic success

Burcham helps lead Israel to World Baseball Classic success

Noah Alvarez

April 5, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Featured, Sports

It was a tie game between South Korea and Israel, and former Sacramento State baseball player Scott Burcham stepped up to the plate with an opportunity to win the first game of the World Baseball Classic. Burcham, who played shortstop for the Israeli National Team from Sept. 22 to March 15, delive...

OPINION: Causeway Cup rivalry cause for Hornets’ ‘March sadness’

OPINION: Causeway Cup rivalry cause for Hornets’ ‘March sadness’

Noah Alvarez

March 29, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinion, Sports

When college rivalries come to mind, one typically pictures both universities close to each other geographically and competitively — but that hasn’t been the case for Sacramento State and UC Davis this year. On March 12, the UC Davis men’s basketball team won the Big West Conference and punch...

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