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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Four Sacramento State alumni are making a new name for themselves in the USFL. McCloud Bethel-Thompson and Isaiah Hennie become key contributors to their respective teams. (Graphic made in Canva by Siany Harts)

Hornet alumni see professional playing time in professional football league

Nathan Cromwell May 15, 2023
Former Sacramento State Hornets are gaining professional prowess in the USFL.
[FILE] Freshman shortstop Wehiwa Aloy takes an at bat versus UC Davis Tuesday, April 11, 2023. With his fifth inning home run on Saturday, Aloy became the all time leader in Sacramento State’s Division I history for  home runs hit by a freshman with 12.

‘Pass the Bat’: Hornets baseball wins second conference series of year

Isaac Streeter and Gabriel Llamas May 2, 2023
Sac State keeps playoff hopes alive with series win
Sacramento State senior closer Jack Zalasky stands on top of parking structure three overlooking John Smith field on Wednesday, April 20, 2023. Zalasky ranks third in Sacramento State history career saves with 23 saves.

Like father like son: Sac State closer follows in his dads steps

Hugo Quintanilla May 2, 2023
Followed his dad’s steps to baseball, now he's making a name for himself
Marte Mapu makes a hand signal to the defense at Sacramento State on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Mapu became the highest draft pick in Sac State history when he was selected by the New England Patriots at 76th overall.

Marte Mapu becomes highest drafted Hornet into NFL

Jack Freeman and Isaac Streeter April 28, 2023
Swiss army knife defender makes school history being selected 76th in the NFL draft.
Sac State’s Athletic Director Mark Orr answers questions about the hiring process for new coaches and about rebuilding athletic programs. Orr has had to replace two Sac State coaches since November. (Photo courtesy of Sac State Athletics, Graphic created in Canva by Jack Freeman)

Q&A: Sac State’s Athletic Director ready to rebuild

Myla Booth and Siany Harts April 28, 2023
Sac State Athletic Director Mark Orr sits down to talk hiring coaches
[FILE] (L-R) Freshman shortstop Wehiwa Aloy and junior third baseman Jorge Bojorquez set up on defense against UC Davis Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The left side of the infield started every game this series and combined to go 10-26 with four extra base hits including a home run each.

‘We gotta get it going’: Sac State baseball drops two more conference games

Isaac Streeter April 25, 2023
Hornets outscore Seattle University, but lose two of three
Freshman forward Kiir Kiir Chol Deng prepares for his sophomore season with the men’s basketball team. Over the last month and a half, Kiir Kiir said he has added 11 pounds of bulk to provide more physicality on the defensive end.

Three continents and 9,000 miles: Hoops prospect finds new home

Nathan Smith April 20, 2023

The NBA Global Academy is known to be the NBA’s hub for 16 elite male and female high school basketball athletes each year, among these players was 6’9 freshman Sacramento State forward Kiir Kiir Chol...

El mediocampista de tercer año de Sacramento State Francisco Magaña, espera el balón para enfrentarse al defensor de Sonoma State en el Hornet Field el sábado 8 de abril de 2023. Magaña juega su última temporada en el otoño de 2023 y busca hacer de su último baile con los Hornets algo memorable.

‘Podemos ganar esta cosa’: equipo de Fútbol masculino de Sac State cree en su carrera de Big West

Hugo Quintanilla April 19, 2023
Los Hornets solo perdieron cuatro jugadores mientras continúan su temporada de primavera.
Freshman pitcher and outfielder Jaxon Byrd makes his collegiate pitching debut versus UC Davis Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Byrd made his first collegiate start versus ninth ranked Stanford on Tuesday, April 18, throwing two innings and striking out two.

‘We were gonna win’: Sac State stuns #9 Stanford

Isaac Streeter April 19, 2023
Hornets take down nationally ranked Stanford to stay above .500
Junior pitcher Cooper Rons throws a pitch to freshman catcher Jacob Cortez Sunday, April 16, 2023, at John Smith Field. Rons threw three and one-third innings on Sunday, setting a career high for strikeouts with six.

Weekend recap: Sac State baseball drops fourth conference series of year

Isaac Streeter April 18, 2023
Hornets fall to 10th place in WAC play with series loss
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