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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor


Freshman forward Summah Hanson shoots a free throw against San Diego State University Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. Hanson was named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year. (Photos courtesy of Sac State Athletics, graphic created in Canva by Jahson Nahal)

Down under to downtown: Freshman forward left her mark on Sac State

Jahson Nahal, Staffer March 30, 2024
Sac State freshman forward Summah Hanson wasn’t known as a scorer in Australia but that changed after a stellar freshman season for the Hornets.
Junior guard Zee Hamoda in the Big Sky Conference Tournament semifinals on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. Hamoda was one of four Hornets to finish with double-digit points.

Sac State shaken awake from dream run as they fall short in semifinals

Andrew Edwards, Staffer March 15, 2024
Sac State played its last game of the season in the Big Sky Conference semifinals on Tuesday after an unexpected resurgence late in the year.
Freshman forward Summah Hanson, distance runner Brandon Moreno, sophomores Kara Houghton and guard Benthe Versteeg, junior Zoe Ewell and senior third baseman Lewa Day all broke individual and season records in February of the spring semester. Six total records were broken by the Hornets and three more were tied. (Photos by Brionna Woody and Rinn Lee, photos courtesy of Sac State Athletics and Rhianna Kahley / NAU Athletics, graphic created in Canva by Ryan Lorenz)

Sac State finishes a month full of records

Ryan Lorenz, Staffer March 15, 2024
Gymnastics, basketball, softball and track and field put themselves in the Sacramento State record book in February.
Freshman guard Lina Falk shoots a three-pointer against Northern Arizona Sunday March 10, 2024. Falk had 22 points over Sac State’s two Big Sky Tournament games.

Sac State women’s basketball falls in Big Sky Tournament second round

Jahson Nahal, Staffer March 14, 2024
The Sac State women’s basketball season came to an end after losing to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in the second round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Sac State head coach David Patrick and junior guard Austin Patterson embrace after the Hornets’ huge win over top-seeded Eastern Washington on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Sac State will now advance to the semifinals on Tuesday.

So long 1 seed: Sac State makes Big Sky Tournament history

Andrew Edwards, Staffer March 11, 2024
Sac State is moving on to the semifinals after knocking off the number one seed in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Hornets are inching closer to their first ever March Madness appearance.
 Senior forward Akol Mawein after hitting one of his two first-half threes on Saturday, March 9, 2024. Mawein was exceptional in the Hornets’ first-round win, tallying a career-high 25 points.

Sac State earns a shot at redemption with Big Sky Tournament win

Andrew Edwards, Staffer March 10, 2024
The Sac State lives to see another game after a first-round win over the Idaho Vandals in the Big Sky tournament. The Hornets will face Eastern Washington Sunday.
Freshman guard Lina Falk guards the opposing ball handler against Idaho State Saturday March. 9, 2024. Falk scored a total of 17 points to help the Hornets advance to the second round of the Big Sky Tournament.

Sac State women’s basketball dominates fourth quarter in Big Sky Tournament win

Jahson Nahal, Staffer March 9, 2024
Sac State women’s basketball beat the Idaho State Bengals to advance to the second round of the Big Sky Conference tournament, thanks to a controlling fourth quarter.
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team huddled up prior to their game against Portland State Saturday March 2, 2024. Sac State is facing Idaho State in the first round of the womens basketball Big Sky Tournament on Saturday.

‘It’s do-or-die’: The women’s Big Sky Tournament tips off Saturday

Jahson Nahal, Staffer March 8, 2024
The women’s basketball Big Sky Tournament begins on Saturday where all 10 teams will compete to earn the title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament
Junior forward Zee Hamoda drives past his defender towards the basket Saturday, March 2, 2024 at The Nest. Hamoda and the Hornets will face off against the Idaho Vandals in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament on Saturday in Boise, Idaho.

Time to dance: The men’s Big Sky Tournament is here

Andrew Edwards, Staffer March 8, 2024
Eastern Washington, Northern Colorado and Weber State are among the favorites to cut down the nets in the Big Sky Conference tournament.
Junior guard Austin Patterson attempts to go up for a lay up over an Eagle defender Monday, March  4, 2024. Patterson ended the game with a game-high four threes.

Sac State is morphing into a team to be reckoned with

Andrew Edwards, Staffer March 7, 2024
Sac State goes one for two in its final homestand of the year, including an intense battle with first-place Eastern Washington and an easy win over Portland State.
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