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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Senior forward Bryce Fowler (23) attempting to make a cross-court pass against Northern Arizona Monday, Jan. 24th, 2022 in Walkup Skydome at NAU. Fowler finished with 16 points in the Hornets 70-65 loss to the Lumberjacks that put them at 1-7 in conference play.

Sac State Men’s Basketball suffers fourth straight defeat in 70-65 loss against Northern Arizona

Jordan Latimore January 25, 2022
Hornets couldn’t hold on after a second-half surge from the Lumberjacks causing a 70-65 loss
Senior guard Jazmin Carrasco prepares to pass the ball into the paint at the Hornets’ game against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Jan. 20, 2022. Carrasco and the Hornets would get their second win in a row after defeating Eastern Washington 59-49.

Sacramento State women’s basketball team dominates Eastern Washington in 59-49 win

John Cabales January 22, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball showed dominance on defense to secure their second win in a row and also their second win in the Big Sky.
Senior guard William FitzPatrick guards the perimeter against Portland State Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at The Nest. The Hornets got  a second straight loss against Eastern Washington Thursday in a 75-62 loss to the Eagles.

Sac State men’s basketball drops second straight match against Eastern Washington

Jordan Latimore, sports editor January 21, 2022
Hornets’ offensive struggles once again pave the way for a conference loss:
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman handles the ball at the top of the key in a 75-46 loss against UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Nov. 23, 2021. Tillman was a key player in Sac State’s defeat of Portland State University 70-58 on Saturday, Jan 15, 2021.

Sac State women’s basketball earns first Big Sky win: 70-58 against Portland State

John Cabales January 19, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball earns 70-58 win against Portland State, marking their first win of this season under Big Sky. Read the recap:
Freshman guard Rick Barros III (3) in a triple threat position on the wing against Portland State Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at the Nest. Despite Barros and the Hornets’ strong defense, the Vikings emerged with a 67-62 win, leaving Sacramento State winless against every conference opponent at home this season.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers brutal 67-62 defeat by Portland State

Jordan Latimore, sports editor January 18, 2022
Sac State couldn’t find any rhythm offensively in their third consecutive defeat as Portland State came in and spoiled the Hornets on Alumni Day.
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman dribbling the ball down court in the Hornets Nest on Jan. 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to Northern Arizona University 68-57, Lianna finished the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Sac State women’s basketball team suffers 68-57 loss against Northern Arizona

John Cabales January 15, 2022
The Hornets’ slow start in their Big Sky game against Northern Arizona was too much to overcome in the fourth quarter.
The Sacramento State men’s basketball team lines up at the baseline after  practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in The Hornets Nest. The team has continued to practice despite the high number of game cancellations that have occurred amid concerns about COVID-19.

Sac State men’s basketball game against Oregon cancelled due to positive COVID-19 cases

Jordan Latimore, sports editor January 4, 2022
Sac State’s third and final PAC-12 matchup of the season against Oregon State has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases discovered within the Beaver program:
Cagnei Duncan runs during the 2021 cross-country Mark Covert Classic for Sacramento State on Sept. 4, 2021. She said that this past season, her 10th season running competitively overall, was her favorite season. (Photo courtesy of Cagnei Duncan)

Cross-country runner makes Sac State history

Nicque McMullen December 21, 2021
Sacramento State senior cross-country runner Cagnei Duncan shares the support that led her to make school history.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Sacramento State women’s basketball senior guard Summer Menke drives to the basket in a 75-46 loss to UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2021. The Hornets brought their record to 4-6 with a 60-50 road win over CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Sac State women’s basketball conquers CSU Bakersfield 60-50 after dominant third quarter

John Cabales December 11, 2021
Sacramento State women's basketball suffocated CSU Bakersfield and dominated in the third quarter to get a needed win. Read the recap here:
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