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Mountain Lions look for early wins to start their season

Mountain Lions look for early wins to start their season

Katie McMillin
August 31, 2011
Filed under Mountain Lions, Sports

The Mountain Lions came within one game of reaching the United Football League Championship Game during their debut season in Sacramento. This season, the team hopes to improve on its 4-4 record in 2010, even with an unsettled quarterback situation. Head coach Dennis Green said the key to the team’s impro...

Giants in perspective: fans should be grateful

Giants in perspective: fans should be grateful

Dante Geoffrey
August 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

As I begin writing this column, the San Francisco Giants are failing to execute a hit-and-run in an effort to even the score against the Houston Astros, whom they are trailing 2-1. This is the first of a four-game series in which the Giants host the worst team in baseball. I half-expect the Giants t...

Transfer student seeks competition in volleyball

Nicole Bee
August 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

Jessie Genger, a 5-foot-11 outside and right side hitter, will attend Sacramento State this fall after two years at Gonzaga. She will be expected to improve the volleyball team’s front row. In 2009, Genger graduated from Kentwood High School in Covington, Washington, where she was named the Kent...

Fall sports preview: Cross country

Katie McMillin
August 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

Sacramento State’s cross country team looks to improve its on fourth-place Big Sky Championship finishes from last season. The team will compete without a key runner from last season as the team opens its season Friday at UC Davis in the Aggie Open. Despite Renisha Robinson graduating after finis...

Fall sports preview: Men’s and women’s golf

Fall sports preview: Men’s and women’s golf

AJ Taylor
August 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

The men’s and women’s golf teams at Sacramento State will begin their seasons Sept. 12 and both teams will try to build on their strong finishes from the spring. The men finished in second place at the America Sky Championship and the women finished in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference Championship. E...

On Second Thought: Do the Giants still have a shot?

Joe Fleming, Mitchell Wilson and AJ Taylor
August 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

Joe Fleming Most Giants fans are concerned with the recent struggles their team has been going through offensively. It’s hard to accept the fact that the team hasn’t lived up to its previous years of success. For most of this season I’ve said, “Just be patient and they’ll get the bats going.” Now I find myself less optimisti...

Strength and conditioning director dies

Joe Fleming
June 16, 2011
Filed under Sports

Sacramento State mourns the loss of Terrance Brooks, the university's strength and conditioning director for the athletic department, who passed away on Monday June 13. "My thoughts and prayers go to Terrance's family at this time," Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless said on the Ho...

Baseball and softball optimistic after dismal seasons

Baseball and softball optimistic  after dismal seasons

Joe Fleming
May 31, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sacramento State's baseball and softball teams have been mired in offensive slumps for most of the season. Even though both teams finished shy of their preseason goals, each ended with hot bats and are optimistic for next year. "We've got a young team, so we have a promising future," said sophomore in...

Hornets take home eight conference championships

Hornets take home eight conference championships

Anthony Honrade
May 31, 2011
Filed under Sports

Sacramento State has shown it can compete with the best in the respective conferences by winning eight championships between the fall 2010 and spring 2011 seasons. In the past academic year, the Hornets won titles in men's indoor/outdoor track and field, women's indoor/outdoor track and field, men's socce...

Tennis: Men and Women fall in NCAA Tournament

Dave Mason
May 14, 2011
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Sacramento State men's and women's tennis team's season is over after the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The women's squad lost it's opening round game to No. 14 Arkansas 5-1 on Saturday Afternoon in Fayetteville, Ark. It was the Hornets' 10th straight NCAA Tournament appearance after finishing the ...

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