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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Munchie Filer III poses for photo in front of scoreboard at Hornet stadium Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. Filer leads the team with two interceptions in the first four games.

Against all odds Sac State football player bounces back from injury and shines early

Brandon Bailey October 7, 2021
Sac State cornerback and transfer Munchie Filer III bounces back from injury with a chip on his shoulder this season. He hopes to earn an opportunity to play alongside his brother John Ross III in the NFL.
Senior forward Tiffany Miras dribbles through defenders Sunday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Hornet Soccer Field. The Hornets dominated the University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack in a 3-0 win after coming to life offensively in the second half.

Sac State women’s soccer handed tough loss against UC Davis

Jordan Latimore September 12, 2021
Sacramento State women's soccer dropped its fourth straight road game against UC Davis, losing 1-0.
Sophomore midfielder Axel Ramirez (left) and assistant coach Pedro Lupercio (right) at Hornet Field after the spring exhibition game on May 8, 2020. Ramirez said the team was excited to finally get back on the field after a year and a half of no games.

Sac State men’s soccer team made their return to the pitch in spring exhibition season

Adeola Ogunsanya May 19, 2021
Sac State men’s soccer team had the opportunity to compete in exhibition games after having their regular season canceled in both the fall and the spring.

Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team

John Cabales April 24, 2021
Lewa Day and her former coach have high expectations for her while she’s at Sac State: “When it is all said and done, I plan to see her name in the Sac State record books,” her former coach Michael Thomas said.

Baseball fans return to John Smith Field

Allisyn Mayhew April 21, 2021

The first 24 games of the Sac State Baseball season were spent fan-less due to the pandemic. On April1, fans were welcomed back to John Smith Field to cheer on their favorite players. Although there is...

Freshman golfer Jennifer Koga poses for a photo at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Koga tied for fifth at the Gunrock Invitational after scoring a 68.

Swinging in the right direction: Sac State freshman golfer shines early

Brandon Bailey March 30, 2021
Sac State freshman golfer Jennifer Koga continues to shine early, finishing in top five individually in the last three tournaments.

Sac State athlete runs food drive, opens storefront in hometown of Fresno

December 11, 2020
All month we will continue to cover stories of Black students and alumni and highlight some of our favorite past stories such as this story of a Sac State football player giving back to his hometown.
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 States team in March. Photo courtesy of Christina Lazar.

Sac state soccer player overcomes rare blood disorder, torn ACL

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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