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Sac state soccer player overcomes rare blood disorder, torn ACL

Sac State soccer player Christina Lazar poses at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Lazar was diagnosed with a rare blood disease and had to heal from a torn ACL before she could return to playing for Sac State's team in March. Photo courtesy of Christina Lazar.

Jason Gallardo

May 19, 2020

On March 8, Sacramento State soccer player Christina Lazar played her first game in over a year following her battle with a rare blood disorder and a torn ACL.  Lazar grew up in Rocklin and has been playing soccer since she was in preschool. She was introduced to the sport because she wanted to co...

Q&A: Sac State alumnus Lester Holt talks about career, coronavirus pandemic

Lester Holt, a Sac State alumnus, claps during the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon on November 4, 2019. Holt spoke with The State Hornet about his journalism career and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vince Castellana

May 18, 2020

Sacramento State alumnus Lester Holt has become one of the most well-known journalists in the country for his work on NBC. Holt, who grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Cordova High School, went to Sac State in the ‘70s but dropped out before getting his degree. In 2015, Holt received an honorary...

Senior pitcher satisfied with return to Sac State, even in shortened 2020 season

Sac State senior pitcher Parker Brahms poses for a photo at practice on Thursday, Feb. 6 at John Smith Field. Brahms was drafted in the 27th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers but chose to return to Sac State.

Shaun Holkko

April 28, 2020

On Jun. 5, 2019, Sacramento State senior pitcher Parker Brahms had a childhood dream come true, being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers chose the right-handed pitcher from Southern California in the 27th round with the 821st overall pick. Yet, Brahms chose to re...

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order

Sac State community gives advice on staying healthy through shelter-at-home order

Garry Singh

April 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and California’s statewide shelter-at-home order have made it a challenge for many students to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. As a result, students have to come up with creative ways to exercise, eat healthy, stay in a positive mindset and stay motivated for school....

‘It is a completely different dynamic’: Sac State athlete describes transition from baseball to softball player

Sac State sophomore shortstop Shea Graves runs for a ball against California Baptist at Shea Stadium on Friday, Feb. 7. Graves ranks among the top five in the Big Sky for batting average and hits.

Paola Yepez

April 13, 2020

Sophomore shortstop Shea Graves’ love for sports started at a young age, but it wasn’t softball that first peaked her interest. Instead, she took a more nontraditional path to college softball.  “I played baseball until high school,” Graves said. “I enjoyed playing with boys and they were wi...

Sac State junior sprinter ends indoor season with all-Big Sky honors

Sac State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera poses on the track at Hornet Stadium on March 10. Revera finished the indoor season with career bests in the 200 and 400 races.

Allisyn Mayhew

April 2, 2020

Some athletes have a defining meet or game in their athletic career to remind them why they love the sport.  For Sacramento State junior sprinter Mikayla Revera, it’s the feeling of being part of something bigger on and off the field and having a strong team bond. “Once I joined my club t...

‘I knew my time would come eventually if I kept working’: A football player’s 2,172-mile journey

Sac State defensive back Prince Washington poses for a photo in Hornet Stadium after the team's morning workout on Friday, March 6. Washington was put on scholarship after joining the team as a walk-on and took over as the starting defensive back for the last three games of the 2019 season.

Jason Gallardo

March 31, 2020

After the last whistle blew to end the Sacramento State and University of California, Davis game, starting defensive back Prince Washington celebrated a Cinderella season that saw the Hornets win the Big Sky title for the first time in school history. The success of the 2019 season has tremendous meaning to the players and coaches of the Sac State f...

Sacramento’s Midtown Farmers Market still open despite coronavirus outbreak

Sacramento locals shop for fresh produce at the Midtown Farmers Market Saturday, March 14. The market remained open despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

Tara Gnewikow

March 18, 2020

The Midtown Farmers Market in Sacramento is scheduled to remain open Saturday despite recent concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.  The Sacramento City Council released a resolution Friday which declared a local emergency for the city and directed the City Manager to “cancel city permits f...

Sac State alumnus and musician dreams big, says, ‘Always share your candy’

Sac State alumnus and artist Harris Rudman poses on March 6 in front of Shasta Hall. His most recent album

Brooke Uhlenhop

March 18, 2020

To most, becoming Sacramento State’s most notable alumni is not even a thought, but it is a goal musician Harris Rudman works toward everyday.  “All I’ve ever really wanted in my career is to be the most notable Sac State alum,” said Rudman, who graduated in 2016. “I always joke that you...

‘I was definitely a late bloomer’: Sac State sophomore forward continues to evolve

Sac State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson prepares to shoot at Yosemite Hall. Johnson has averaged 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season.

Shaun Holkko

March 9, 2020

Rafting, fly fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few activities that Sacramento State sophomore forward Tiana Johnson grew up doing in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson was born to parents Tryg and Lynette Johnson, who encouraged Johnson and her three older sisters to get outside and enjoy recreatio...

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