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The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Andrew Edwards

Andrew Edwards, Sports Staffer


Andrew Edwards is a fourth-year student at Sacramento State in his first semester at The State Hornet. He is a lifelong sports fanatic and has plans to pursue a career in sports journalism after graduating.

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Women’s golf claims another Big Sky Conference Championship Wednesday, April 17, 2024 to add to its trophy case. With this win, they’ll travel to Washington to play in the NCAA Regionals.

Sac State golf brings home double the Big Sky hardware on the links to advance

Hornet golf will embark to Stanford and Washington to compete in NCAA Regionals
Andrew Edwards, Staffer
May 8, 2024
Sac State Golf crowned Big Sky Champions, will now play for a chance to go to NCAA D1 Championships to take on Stanford and Washington.
Senior guard Austin Patterson and Freshman forward Summah Hanson preparing to take a shot. Hanson and Patterson posing in their new uniforms. (Graphic created in Canva by Jahson Nahal, photos courtesy of Sac State Athletics, Summah Hanson and Austin Patterson)

A revolving door: How the transfer portal affects Sac State basketball

Hornet hoops try to stay afloat in the midst of a never-ending cycle
Adam Camarena and Andrew Edwards
April 25, 2024
The Sac State Hornets are having to conquer the inevitable hardships from the transfer portal.
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

The Hornets give themselves something to build on going forward
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.
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

The Hornets are 2 wins away from punching their ticket to March Madness
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

Free throw shooting and career-highs take the Hornets to the finish line
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.
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

There’s plenty to unpack for a jam-packed weekend of Big Sky basketball
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

The Hornets are starting to piece it together at the right time
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.
Sac State breaks out of a timeout prior to its win over the Montana State Bobcats in Bozeman, Montana Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. This was the Hornets first win in Bozeman since 2021.

Sac State snatches a victory in Montana and rids an 11-game losing streak

Hornets finally fetch a win to instill hope as the end of the season nears
Andrew Edwards, Staffer
February 29, 2024
Sac State can’t outlast Montana, but finish off two-game road trip on the right note against Montana State
Freshman guard Michael Wilson looks to pass the rock to his teammate Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Wilson finished the game with three assists to go along with four boards in 25 minutes of play.

End-of-game paralysis and elite shooting sting Sac State despite improved play

The Hornets play well in stretches, but can’t match opponents’ efficient second-half showings on offense
Andrew Edwards, Staffer
February 21, 2024
Sac State allows Northern Arizona to get hot from three and can’t slow down Northern Colorado’s top scorers in latter half
Junior forward Zee Hamoda drives right on two Bengal defenders. Hamoda finished the game with five points, two rebounds, and two assists Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

Sac State struggles on two-game road trip, extends losing streak to eight

Hornets tussle with Idaho State and Weber State, but falter due to turnovers
Andrew Edwards, Staffer
February 14, 2024
Sacramento State Hornets lose badly to Idaho State Bengals and put up a good fight against Weber State but fall short.
Freshman guard Alex Kovatchev finishes a left-handed lay-up over his defender in the paint Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Kovatchev had six points and six defensive rebounds against the Vandals.

Sac State drops two more games to extend its losing streak to six

Sac State continues to struggle with turnovers and producing points
Ryan Lorenz and Andrew Edwards
February 7, 2024
Sac State men’s basketball struggles offensively in tough matchups against the Vikings and Vandals to extend their losing streak to six with a record of 2-8 in the Big Sky Conference.
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