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One year after COVID-19, Sac State rugger moves on

Blynn Beltran April 8, 2021

Sac State senior Ronald June Walker helped lead the Hornets Rugby Club to a win in the PAC West Rugby Conference Sevens and a spot at the nationals. After a year of sports restrictions, he speaks on his...

The Sacramento State baseball team rushes the field after Matt Smith’s walk-off hit during the ninth inning of the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday, March 29, 2020. The Hornets were named the 24th ranked team on Collegiate Baseball’s top-25 poll on Monday, marking the first top-25 ranking in Sac State history.

Sac State baseball ranked in top 25 for first time in school history

Dylan McNeill April 5, 2021
For the first time in school history, Sac State appeared in Collegiate Baseball’s Div. I baseball poll amid a hot 18-6 start to the season.
Senior midfielder Samantha Craig takes a swift turn toward the ball, with only six seconds left in the first half of the Hornet’s home game against Montana on Friday, April 2. Sac State lost the game in overtime with a final score of 1-0.

With fans in attendance women’s soccer drops 2 matches

Robert J. Hansen and Colin Madigan April 4, 2021

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team faced off against the undefeated University of Montana Grizzlies on Friday and Sunday, getting the honor of being the first team in over a year to play in front...

NO LIMITS PODCAST: MLB Opening Day, Sacramento Kings stumble again

NO LIMITS PODCAST: MLB Opening Day, Sacramento Kings stumble again

Mack Ervin III and Garry Singh April 4, 2021
Mack and Garry discuss everything that’s happened in sports since spring break, including a discussion on all things baseball featuring returning guest Burle Dixon of the Kansas City Royals’ minor league system.
 Each week, The State Hornet will recap all the action from Sac State’s esports games.

E-Swarm Report: Sac State League of Legends’ undefeated streak snapped in Big Sky finals

Colby Case April 2, 2021
Wins across the board for the Super Smash Bros. and Valorant teams. Heartbreaking losses in League of Legends. ECAC Playoffs start next week.
Keith Torres (right) guides teammate Trevor Doyle into the plate during the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday, March 29, 2021. Doyle scored the second run in the seventh inning against Stanford University to tie the game.

Hornet Baseball: Weekend series canceled due to positive COVID-19 test

Dylan McNeill April 1, 2021
The weekend baseball series against Creighton was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test as Sac State announced fans are set to return to Sac State in limited capacity.
Freshman outside hitter Bridgette Smith attempts a kill at the Bank of Colorado Arena on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in the Hornets' first round matchup against Northern Arizona. Sac State lost the match 3-0 as their season came to an end.

Sac State volleyball season ends in 3-0 1st round Big Sky Tourney loss

Jordan Latimore March 31, 2021
The Sac State volleyball team suffered a season-ending 3-0 loss to Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament after finding no answers on defense.
Freshmen Rudolfs Aksenoks and Jan Silva fist bumping during their doubles set against Saint Mary’s Friday, March 12, at the Sac State tennis courts. The men’s tennis team lost  the match 4-1.

Sac State men’s tennis continues struggle of recruiting U.S. players

Colin Madigan March 31, 2021
Sac State men’s tennis coaches explain how the pandemic as well as other factors have led to difficulties recruiting U.S. players. Overseas players tell why they ultimately chose Sac State. The coaches express their optimism for what the future holds for this program.
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.
The Sacramento State baseball team rushes the field after Matt Smith’s walk-off hit during the ninth inning of the home game against Stanford University at John Smith Field on Monday, March 29, 2020. The Hornets were named the 24th ranked team on Collegiate Baseball’s top-25 poll on Monday, marking the first top-25 ranking in Sac State history.

Matt Smith powers Sac State baseball past Stanford 3-2

Dylan McNeill March 29, 2021
Back-to-back bean balls lead to the Hornets’ win over Stanford on Monday as the Hornets improve to 8-1 at John Smith Field on the year.
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