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

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 have kept her out of competition. York grew up in Queen Creek, Arizona and began her gymnastics ca...

Sac State gymnastics coach leads students in ballroom dance class

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 dance students.  Sacramento State gymnastics head coach Solorio also teaches ballroom dance as par...

Sac State President shares his love for Hornet athletics

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 made an impact on each individual athlete, but he has made an effort to make the programs str...

Former Sac State gymnast Dallas Smith wears many hats

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 Smith was preparing the student seating section and ensuring ticket ushers were ready. Then, ...

Sac State gymnastics team places third at final home season meet

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 will have a chance to face UC Berkeley again on March 17 and they will finish their season by travel...

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

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 and all-around. Sac State secured a win with a narrow lead against San Jose State and won 192.600-192....

Young gymnastics team has hurdles to overcome

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 evident that this is a young team with a long way to go. The Hornets returned just one starter — so...

Junior shines as young Hornet gymnasts finish second behind Stanford

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 well, the rest of the Hornets struggled, finishing in second place behind Stanford and ahead of Seat...

Video: Sac State gymnasts preview upcoming season

Kelly Kiernan

January 6, 2019

Sacramento State gymnastics opens its season in the NorCal Classic against Stanford, UC Davis and San Jose State today. Seniors Lauren Schmeiss and Jackie Sampson talk about their goals for the season after having strong junior campaigns while sophomore Jordyn Brent speaks about preparing to be ...

Sac State gymnast recalls her freshman year’s challenges and successes

Sac State gymnast recalls her freshman year’s challenges and successes

Shiavon Chatman

November 13, 2018

The time finally came for Sacramento State gymnast Jordyn Brent as she stepped up to the mat at Maples Pavillion on the campus of Stanford University Jan. 8. Brent was preparing for her second semester of school and was making her collegiate debut on the uneven bars. She executed her routine ...

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