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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


Sac State track and field assistant coach Kimberly Graham-Miller poses at the Hornet Stadium Monday, Oct. 26. Graham-Miller discussed the importance of female empowerment and support in athletics.

Women at Sac State speak out on gender inequalities within athletics

Jenna Cooper November 16, 2020
Sacramento State athletes discussed the importance of coaching opportunities and female representation in the male-dominated athletics.
Sac State sophomore Amber Koeth strikes a pose after finishing her routine on the bars Friday, Feb. 28 as her teammates cheer her on in the background at the Nest. The team hopes to place higher at MPSF Championships after placing fifth last season.

Sac State women’s gymnastics team looks to finish season strong

Jesse Tapia March 5, 2020

With just two meets remaining in the regular season before the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, the Sacramento State gymnastics squad just posted their highest team score of the season...

Mariah York poses next to the balance beam before a meet with Alaska Anchorage at the Nest on Sunday, Feb. 16. York has been battling injuries her whole collegiate career and will be out for her entire junior year following ankle surgery.

Sac State gymnast Mariah York looks to bounce back from a heavily injured past

Jason Gallardo February 18, 2020

Athletes tend to feel unstoppable during their prime; Sacramento State junior gymnast Mariah York was expected to be one of those athletes and a key contributor to this year's team but a string of injuries...

Gymnastics head coach Randy Solorio dances with senior kinesiology major Viktoriya Rizvanova in the ballroom dancing class Solorio teaches at Sacramento State. Solorio has been coaching gymnastics at Sac State since 1986.

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

Leslie Hicks November 8, 2019

Randy Solorio’s first dance partner was his mother, and every time he dances the cha-cha today with his daughter, Solorio is taken back to his childhood, a generational connection he imparts on his ballroom...

Robert Nelsen, president of Sacramento State, sits in his office in Sacramento Hall on Sept. 6. Nelsen regularly attends the universitys athletic events.

Sac State President shares his love for Hornet athletics

Savannah Solley September 24, 2019

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen has only been in Sacramento since 2015 but has shown love and appreciation for all athletic programs since his first day on campus. Not only has Nelsen personally...

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith is now the director of ticket operations and fan engagement at her alma mater. Along with running all of the athletic ticket accounts, she steps in to help wherever she is needed and sometimes scans tickets at sports events.

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith wears many hats

Thomas Frey, Sports editor April 19, 2019

Everything was prepped for the 6 p.m. kickoff between Sacramento State football and Northern Arizona University on Nov. 10 of last year. Sac State Director of Ticket Operations and Fan Engagement Dallas...

Sac State senior gymnast Carly Pratt recorded a 9.775 on beam and a 9.700 on floor on senior night on March 1. Pratt celebrated senior night with Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson.

Sac State gymnastics team places third at final home season meet

Janelle Williams March 8, 2019

The Sacramento State gymnastics team finished third behind University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Davis in the last home meet of the 2018-19 season on March 1. The Hornets...

Sac State sophomore gymnast Courtnee Marquez celebrates with her teammates after hitting a career high on her uneven bars routine. The Hornets recorded a season high score of 192.600.

Hornet gymnasts hit season high all-around against San Jose State

Janelle Williams February 9, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics scored a season high on Friday to defeat San Jose State with standout performances from freshman Shaye Mathias on uneven bars and sophomore Jordyn Brent leading on the floor...

From left Jordyn Brent, Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson pose at the Nest after a meet. The three will be counted on for at least three routines each this season.

Young gymnastics team has hurdles to overcome

Thomas Frey, Sports editor January 24, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics lost five seniors with postseason experience to graduation after the 2018 season. When the team opened the 2019 season Jan. 6, they stepped up to the uneven bars and it became...

Sac State junior Alexis Belkoff speaks with head coach Randy Solorio after she performed a career high 9.800 on the event Friday night in a tri-meet at the Nest against Stanford and Seattle Pacific.

Junior shines as young Hornet gymnasts finish second behind Stanford

Thomas Frey, Sports editor January 13, 2019

Junior Alexis Belkoff set career highs on bars and beam while nearly setting a career high on vault as the Sacramento State gymnastics team finished with a score of 189.950. While Belkoff performed...

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