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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

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Sac State gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio stands outside of Sac State’s Athletics department on October 18, 2022. Solorio was deemed cancer free following surgery that removed his tumor and 45% of his liver in January 2022.

‘6 months at a time’: Sac State gymnastics head coach’s journey to being cancer-free

Isaac Streeter November 2, 2022
Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio wins two-year battle with cancer
Senior quarterback Jake Dunniway checks to sophomore running back Cameron Skattebo during the offense’s walkthrough at practice in Sacramento on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. This duo should get a lot of play against a blitz heavy Montana Grizzly squad this Saturday.

PREVIEW: Sac State football readies for Top 10 Brawl against Montana

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer October 21, 2022
A national television debut, the highest ranking in school history, and a top-10 matchup. Here’s everything you need to know before Saturday’s historic game.
Junior tight end Marshel Martin (16) celebrates a fourth down conversion by signaling for a new set of downs Saturday, Oct. 7, 2022, at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento. Sacramento State has a 5-19 lifetime record against Eastern Washington, with only one win on the road.

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for shootout against Eastern Washington

Jack Freeman October 13, 2022
Sac State football is back on the road this week in Cheney, Washington against the Eastern Washington Eagles. Can the Hornets overcome history and take home a win?
Assistant head coach and offensive line coach Kris Richardson watches as senior quarterback Asher O’Hara receives the snap at practice on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Sac State has never started 5-0, a feat they wish to conquer this Saturday at home against Northern Colorado.

PREVIEW: Sac State Football seeks second 5-0 start in program history

Jack Freeman, Football Beat Writer October 6, 2022
A historic start is within reach for Sacramento State football. Read here to find out what Sac State has to do to reach 5-0.
Men’s soccer head coach Michael Linenberger leads his team in practice Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Hornet Practice Field. Sac State is hunting a return to the Big West Tournament as well as an NCAA Tournament berth.

Men’s soccer opens conference play with lofty expectations

Isaac Streeter October 1, 2022
Men's Soccer's starts off hot despite lukewarm recent history
Sophomore Sac State running back Cameron Skattebo posing in the middle of Hornet Stadium Thursday, Sept.15, 2022. In week one of the 2022 Sac State football season against Utah Tech,  Skattebo rushed for 153 yards, caught one touchdown, ran for a second and took an onside kick back for a third in the Hornets 56-33 win over the Trailblazers.

‘85 Yards or More’: High Expectations Drive Sac State Running Back

Jack Freeman September 14, 2022
Cameron Skattebo dominated in Sac State’s week 1 game against Utah Tech, but there’s so much more to know about the young running back.
Sac Republic Fans gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center  to watch the US Open Cup Final as Sacramento Republic took on Orlando City SC Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Sac Republic lost 3-0, ending the Cinderella team’s run at the cup. Canva graphic curated by Alexis Hunt.

Sacramento Republic FC remains indomitable despite loss

Isaac Streeter September 8, 2022
Underdog Sacramento Republic FC suffers heartbreaking 3-0 loss Wednesday to Orlando City SC in U.S. Open Cup Final despite massive turnout to event held at the Sacramento Convention Center
Sac State sophomore receiver Chris Miller running a route against cornerback Jalin Speed at practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at the Hornet practice field. The Hornets open their season Saturday against Utah Tech at Hornet Stadium at 7:30 p.m PST as the Hornets begin their pursuit of a third straight Big Sky title.

PREVIEW: Sac State football gears up for home opener against Utah Tech

Jack Freeman September 2, 2022
Hornet Football is back this week, with a rematch against Utah Tech. Prep for this Saturday’s game with our game preview.
Sophomore Hornet receiver Sawyer Merrill (15) getting upfield after a catch Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, during practice. The Hornets are gunning for their third straight Big Sky title as the season kicks off at Hornet Stadium against Utah Tech University Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m PST.

PREVIEW: Hornet football looks to bring home third straight Big Sky Championship

Dylan McNeill and Jordan Latimore August 17, 2022
Sac State football returns as theHornets aim to defend the Big Sky title. Read more in The State Hornet preview here:
Freshman shortstop Nikki Barboza posing at Shea Stadium on Monday, May 16, 2022. Barboza has a batting average of .316 this season.

Sac State softball shortstop thrived in her first season despite the positional switch

Spencer Fielding May 16, 2022
Nikki Barboza’s confidence as a freshman grew all season long. Through the various changes in her game, she still strives to get better.
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