The State Hornet

Record-breaking Sac State running back says tradition is key to Hornets’ success

Record-breaking Sac State running back says tradition is key to Hornets’ success

Michael Wiggins

September 12, 2019

In just two years at Sacramento State, junior running back Elijah Dotson has compiled numbers and accomplished feats many players wish to see over the course of their entire college career. 1,629 rushing yards, 299 receiving yards, 2,331 total all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns later, the first...

Sac State baseball team has maple fever

Sac State baseball team has maple fever

Steven Bryla

July 1, 2019

The Sacramento State baseball roster includes players from around the world, with seven international players on its roster, including six players from Canada. Senior pitcher Tanner Dalton, sophomore infielder Steven Moretto, freshmen pitchers Connor Sparks and Zack McQuaid, and freshmen infielders Dylan...

Sac State pitcher hopes to be ‘powerhouse’ Pittsburgh Pirates need

Sac State pitcher hopes to be ‘powerhouse’ Pittsburgh Pirates need

Shaun Holkko

June 18, 2019

As a five-year-old boy growing up in Los Angeles, Austin Roberts’ first team experience with baseball was in Little League with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, at 20 years old, Roberts will begin his professional career with the Major League equivalent. Story continues below photo. The Sa...

Q&A: Track and field athlete, Khala Clarke, spends her free time blogging

Q&A: Track and field athlete, Khala Clarke, spends her free time blogging

Imani Morton

May 15, 2019

Third-year track and field athlete Khala Clarke made the Sacramento State Hornets team her sophomore year after a 12-day tryout. Her love for track began after trying various sports in high school through her coaches’ recommendations, and track was the sport that stuck with her. Although the 400-meter hu...

Q&A with Sac State women’s golfer Sofie Babic

Q&A with Sac State women’s golfer Sofie Babic

Shiavon Chatman

May 6, 2019

For the second time in three seasons, the Sacramento State women’s golf team won the Big Sky Conference championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The State Hornet sat down with team leader Sofie Babic to talk to her about golf and her progression at Sac State. Babic, a native of Sweden, said she has been...

Senior outfielder having career season after rough college start

Senior outfielder having career season after rough college start

Aaron Jackson

April 28, 2019

Sacramento State senior outfielder Nene Alas, in her fourth and final softball season as a Hornet, has gone from struggling in her first two years to having the second highest batting average on the team. “I didn’t initially perform the way I wanted to or get the results I wanted and how I chan...

Sac State football athlete Andre Lindsey signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Sac State football athlete Andre Lindsey signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

April 27, 2019

Former Sacramento State wide receiver Andre Lindsey was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday after the 2019 NFL Draft. Lindsey came to Sac State after transferring from Delta College after the 2015 season. In three seasons with the Hornets, Lindsey has 46 catches...

Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Sac State defensive leader hopes to hear his name in NFL Draft

Shaun Holkko

April 26, 2019

Sacramento State football player Mister “Showtime” Harriel has been in the spotlight as a talented athlete his entire life and now hopes to be drafted to the NFL. Harriel has gone viral on ESPN and Bleacher Report multiple times 一 but not for his abilities on the field. The senior safety...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Before directing fame, Ryan Coogler was Sac State football standout

Eric Jaramishian

April 23, 2019

Before Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler became a big name in Hollywood, he was a powerhouse for the Sacramento State football team. Since Coogler’s rise to fame as a movie director, he has become an important piece of Sac State pride and history. About six years before Coogler’s ...

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Sac State softball team uses superstition to gain mental edge

Travis Boudreau

April 22, 2019

Former first baseman for the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees Jason Giambi was famously known for slipping on a gold thong whenever he was mired in a hitting slump. While not as eccentric as Giambi’s strange choice of in-game undergarment, Sacramento State’s softball players use their own bran...

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