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Angel Guerrero, Author

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Kevin Montano lands a punch on his sparring partner while training at Midtown Fitness and Boxing in Sacramento on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Montano, a junior at Sacramento State, secured his spot as a member of Team USA in December and now stays for weeks at a time with all expenses paid at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in preparation for international competitions with other prospective Olympic athletes.

Sac State student-boxer punches his way to Team USA

Angel Guerrero, Sports editor
March 6, 2018

Five months ago, Kevin Montano couldn’t afford to compete in a boxing tournament on the other side of the country — now he’s cashed his ticket to fight for Team USA in countries around the world. Montano,...

Sacramento State junior Andre Lindsey warms up with some hurdles before track practice on Feb. 5 at Hornet Stadium. Lindsey competes in football as a receiver and indoor and outdoor track as a hurdler.

Dual-sport speedster outruns his competition on track, football field

Angel Guerrero, Sports editor
February 20, 2018

Over a decade ago, Andre Lindsey stood and watched as the football he was supposed to be grabbing bounced on the ground — but now he’s picking up recognition as one of Sacramento State’s most impressive...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings, middle, prepares to defend Eastern Washington senior guard Bogdan Bliznyuk, left, in the second half of a 74-54 loss Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Nest. Strings finished the game with 16 points, while Bliznyuk posted a season-high 40 points on 15-of-18 shooting from the field.

Bliznyuk’s big 40-point performance carries Eastern Washington over Hornets

Angel Guerrero, Sports Editor
February 2, 2018

After limping through January with a 2-5 record, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team just couldn’t keep up with Eastern Washington senior guard Bogdan Bliznyuk Thursday night at the Nest. Bliznyuk...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings shoots the ball over UC Davis junior forward Garrison Goode Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Golden 1 Center. Strings posted 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 turnovers in a 64-47 loss against the Aggies.

Basketball programs struggle in first 7 games of Big Sky

Angel Guerrero, Sports Editor
January 23, 2018

The Big Sky Conference has been anything but kind to the Sacramento State men’s and women’s basketball teams. Both programs have combined for a 3-11 start in conference play and have 11 games left...

ICYMI: 10 stories you may have missed this winter

ICYMI: 10 stories you may have missed this winter

Whether you spent the winter intersession with family, hard at work or taking courses and wandering the frigid, desolate Sacramento State campus — here are some stories you might have missed since final...

Sacramento State junior guard Jordan Tolbert dribbles the ball down the court in a 64-47 loss against UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

Hornets host Antelope Valley men’s basketball after 6-game losing streak

Angel Guerrero
December 5, 2017

After a 70-54 loss to Saint Mary’s on Monday, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team concluded a brutal stretch of six straight games away from the Nest since Nov. 17. The lack of a home-court...

Sacramento State head football coach Jody Sears stands on the sidelines during a 52-47 win over UC Davis Saturday, Nov. 18 at Hornet Stadium. Sears was fired Monday following a 2-8 season.

Sears agrees to multi-year contract to remain Sac State head football coach

Angel Guerrero
November 30, 2017

Twenty years ago, Jody Sears was selling cars — now he’s successfully sold himself as the Sacramento State head football coach for the next upcoming seasons after agreeing to a multi-year contract. This...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings protects the ball against UC Davis junior forward AJ John Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Golden 1 Center. Strings posted 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 turnovers in a 64-47 loss against the Aggies.

Sac State men’s basketball falls to UC Davis 64-47

Angel Guerrero
November 22, 2017

After a 64-47 loss to UC Davis, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team has taken silver against the Aggies for the second straight season at the Golden 1 Center. The Hornets (1-3) — which only...

Sacramento State freshman running back BJ Perkinson sprints away from a UC Davis defender in the 64th annual Causeway Classic at Hornet Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Sac State defeated the Aggies 52-47.

Hornets hang on to hoist Causeway Cup over UC Davis

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2017

After falling to rival UC Davis for the past two years, the Sacramento State football team ended its regular season with the Causeway Cup in hand and a 52-47 victory over the Aggies Saturday at Hornet...

After being briefly kicked off the Sacramento State football team during his sophomore season, senior receiver Isiah Hennie became the fourth-leading player in program history with 137 career receptions on Nov. 11.  Hennie also earned a top-10 spot in career receiving yards with 1,488 on Sept. 9.

Sac State football senior tackles adversity, makes history

Angel Guerrero
November 17, 2017

Two years ago, Sacramento State senior receiver Isiah Hennie was kicked off the football team for the second time in his collegiate career and missed the Causeway Classic against UC Davis a week later. Hennie,...

Sacramento State receiver Jaelin Ratliff runs with the ball during a kickoff return against UC Davis Nov. 19, 2016 at Aggie Stadium. Sac State lost to UC Davis 48-30 in the 63rd annual Causeway Classic.

PREVIEW: Sac State football looks to achieve history against Aggies

Angel Guerrero
November 16, 2017

History will be on the line for the Sacramento State football team when it hosts rival UC Davis in the 64th annual Causeway Classic on Saturday. If the Hornets (6-4, 5-2 Big Sky Conference) defeat UC...

Sacramento State junior guard Jordan Tolbert dribbles past Notre Dame de Namur University sophomore guard Stephen Baity Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Nest. Tolbert finished with eight points, seven assists, two steals and just one turnover in a 74-53 home-opening win over NDNU.

Sac State men’s basketball neutralizes NDNU 74-53 in home opener

Angel Guerrero
November 15, 2017

Coming off a loss to begin its season, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team defeated winless Notre Dame de Namur University 74-53 in its home opener Tuesday at the Nest. However, the Hornets...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings became the 15th men’s basketball player in program history to score 1,000 career points after he notched 19 against Colorado State in a season-opening 72-61 loss on Friday.

Once overlooked, all eyes now on men’s basketball senior captain

Angel Guerrero
November 13, 2017

When Sacramento State men’s basketball coach Brian Katz first started recruiting senior forward Justin Strings in high school, he thought he was a little chubby, but talented nonetheless. Six years...

Sacramento State defensive lineman Josiah Erickson attempts to bring down Cal Poly fullback Joe Protheroe Oct. 29, 2016 at Hornet Stadium.

PREVIEW: Sac State football prepares for Cal Poly’s rushing attack

Angel Guerrero
November 9, 2017

After missing the last three games with an undisclosed injury, Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson’s return seems to be on the horizon against Cal Poly on Saturday. Thomson, who declined...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings drives past Brandon Gfeller of Montana for a layup in the paint during a 92-83 win Jan. 21 at the Nest. Strings led the Hornets with a game-high 44 points in a 94-75 win against UC Santa Cruz in their lone exhibition game of the 2017-18 season Friday at the Nest.

Men’s basketball team hopes to exceed expectations despite losing veterans

Angel Guerrero
November 7, 2017

After a lackluster 13-18 campaign last year, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team is preparing to try and exceed expectations by doing more with less in the 2017-18 season. Sac State, which...

Sacramento State freshman running back Isaiah Gable avoids a tackle by North Dakota freshman linebacker Jake Rastas Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Sac State defeated North Dakota 34-27.

PREVIEW: Hornets travel to Northern Arizona for Big Sky battle

Angel Guerrero
October 26, 2017

Last week at this time, the Sacramento State football team was without three of its four quarterbacks due to injury and had to prepare a redshirt freshman for the biggest game of his life. Sac State...

Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves drives in for a layup against Idaho State Feb. 11 at the Nest.  Graves will miss the entire 2017-18 season after having back surgery on his herniated disc.

Sac State basketball captain out for season after surgery

Angel Guerrero
October 23, 2017

Three months ago, Sacramento State senior guard Marcus Graves felt some pain in his back but dismissed it thinking he was “being a baby” — now he's recovering from back surgery. Graves, who had...

Sacramento State head football coach Jody Sears instructs his players during practice Sept. 20 at the Sac State practice field. After defeating North Dakota 34-27 on Oct. 22, 2017. Sears was fired Monday.

Head coaching position still in limbo for next year’s football team

Angel Guerrero
October 23, 2017

After back-to-back 2-9 finishes, it would’ve been no surprise to see newly-hired Sacramento State Athletic Director Mark Orr hire his own head coach last spring for his struggling football program. However,...

Sacramento State senior receiver Isiah Hennie prepares to make a reception while being guarded by North Dakota freshman linebacker Cameron Hunt Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Sac State defeated North Dakota 34-27.

Football team breathes new life after 3-1 start in Big Sky

Angel Guerrero
October 23, 2017

Two weeks ago, an opposing head coach came to a quick conclusion after his team lost 41-21 to the Hornets’ football program: “This team is not the Sac State of old.” Idaho State coach Rob Phenicie...

 Sacramento State freshman running back BJ Perkinson tries to break a tackle against Idaho State Saturday, Oct. 15 at Hornet Stadium. Perkinson finished with a game-high 155 rushing yards and his first career touchdown in a 41-21 homecoming win over the Bengals.

Sac State football runs over Idaho State 41-21 at homecoming

Angel Guerrero
October 15, 2017

Coming off a weeklong bye, Sacramento State celebrated its football homecoming with a 41-21 win over the visiting Idaho State Bengals Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. The Hornets’ homecoming success...

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson sets in the pocket to throw the ball downfield during the Hornets home opener against the University of Incarnate Word Sept. 9 at Hornet Stadium.

PREVIEW: Hornets host Idaho State in football homecoming

Angel Guerrero
October 13, 2017

After football practice earlier this week, Sacramento State coach Jody Sears looked his team in the eyes and his message was blunt: “Mediocrity is not OK.” With a 2-3 overall record and a 1-1 standing...

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech about racial inequality in front of approximately
7,000 students at Sacramento State College, now named Sacramento State, on Oct. 16, 1967.

Student athletes remember MLK, speak on peaceful protests in NFL

Angel Guerrero
October 11, 2017

(Go to StateHornet.com/MLK50CSUS for more related stories) Nearly 50 years ago, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t just speak at Sacramento State — he urged approximately 7,000 students...

Sacramento State junior quarterback Kevin Thomson races down the field for a 59-yard rushing touchdown against Southern Utah Sept. 23 at Hornet Stadium. Thomson finished with 14 carries for 149 yards and four touchdowns.

Hornets subdue Southern Utah 54-27 in Big Sky football opener

Angel Guerrero
September 24, 2017

Sacramento State opened Big Sky Conference football play with a 54-27 victory over the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. This lopsided win was powered by Sac State...

Sacramento State freshman wide receiver Jeremiah Foster runs down field after making a catch during training camp Aug. 21 at Hornet Stadium.

PREVIEW: Sac State opens Big Sky play against Southern Utah

Angel Guerrero
September 21, 2017

After a 1-2 start to the season, Sacramento State will kick off the Big Sky Conference portion of its schedule against an opponent that defeated the then-No. 18 ranked team in the country last week. The...

Sacramento State junior linebacker Marcus Bruce attempts to stop Weber State senior tight end Andrew Vollert Saturday, Sept. 16 at Hornet Stadium. Sac State lost to the Weber State Wildcats 31-24.

Weber State escapes with 31-24 win over Sac State

Angel Guerrero
September 17, 2017

After winning its home opener last week, the Sacramento State football team got the wind knocked out of them early in a 31-24 loss against Weber State Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. Sac State (1-2)...

Sacramento State junior cornerback Dre Terrell runs during a sprinting drill Sept. 12 at the practice field. Terrell earned FCS Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording three interceptions against the University of Incarnate Word Sept. 9 at Hornet Stadium.

Despite small stature, Sac State cornerback comes up big

Angel Guerrero
September 14, 2017

Most opposing receivers tower over Sacramento State junior cornerback Dre Terrell, but that hasn’t stopped him from intercepting balls from under their noses and picking up accolades. Terrell, 21,...

Sacramento State junior receiver Andre Lindsey out runs University of Incarnate Word sophomore safety Chris Thomas for a touchdown Saturday, Sept. 9 at Hornet Stadium. Sac State defeated UIW 56-22 for its first win of the season.

Sac State downs Cardinals 56-22 in football home opener

Angel Guerrero
September 10, 2017

After losing its first game of the season, the Sacramento State football team bounced back with a 56-22 home opening victory over the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. Sac...

Sacramento State junior transfer quarterback Wyatt Clapper leads the huddle before taking the field during training camp Aug. 21 at Hornet Stadium.

PREVIEW: Hornets host Incarnate Word in football home opener

Angel Guerrero
September 7, 2017

As Sacramento State’s home opening football game approaches, the Hornets prepare to play a University of Incarnate Word team in a similar situation Saturday night at Hornet Stadium. Both programs...

Sacramento State freshman quarterback Jack Rice, left, and senior Kolney Cassel, right, practice a drill during training camp Aug. 21 at Hornet Stadium.

5 biggest questions headed into football season

Angel Guerrero
August 22, 2017

 As the Sacramento State football team travels to Idaho for its season opener Aug. 31, it will do so with only four wins in the past two years and five important question marks throughout its roster. The...

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OPINION: Pay-to-play not the way for nonprofit NCAA

Angel Guerrero
May 7, 2017

As summer break approaches for Sacramento State athletes and temperatures rise, it’s time to address a heated debate in the sports community: should the NCAA pay players to compete? No, it isn’t...

Newly named Sacramento State Athletic Director Mark Orr and Sac State President Robert Nelsen pose with students during Orrs introductory press conference Monday in the Terrace Suite at The WELL. (Photo by Angel Guerrero)

Sac State hires Mark Orr to fill athletic director position

Angel Guerrero
March 28, 2017

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen introduced Mark Orr as the university’s fourth athletic director in six years Monday in the Terrace Suite at The WELL. Orr, 40, leaves behind his role as Director...

Sacramento State senior forward Justin Strings drives past Brandon Gfeller of Montana for a layup in the paint during a 92-83 win Jan. 21 at the Nest. Strings led the Hornets with a game-high 44 points in a 94-75 win against UC Santa Cruz in their lone exhibition game of the 2017-18 season Friday at the Nest.

Men’s basketball team nears bottom of Big Sky

Angel Guerrero
January 27, 2017

Entering the Big Sky men’s basketball season, Sacramento State was selected to finish eighth in the conference by the preseason media poll, and so far this prediction has held true. Sac State (6-12,...

Sacramento State junior guard Marcus Graves drives past several Montana defenders for a layup at the Nest, Saturday, Jan. 21.  Graves had 18 points and a career-high 13 assists to help the Hornets to a 92-83 win. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Men’s basketball team wins long-awaited rematch over Montana 92-83

Angel Guerrero
January 22, 2017

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team hasn’t forgotten about losing to Montana in last year’s Big Sky Tournament quarterfinal; it helped fuel them to a 92-83 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday. Just...

Sacramento State junior forward Justin Strings attempts to steal the ball away from Brynton Lemar of UC Davis at Golden 1 Center on Nov. 21. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Sac State men’s basketball team falls 74-65 to Montana State

Angel Guerrero
January 20, 2017

The goal for the Sacramento State men’s basketball team was simple entering Thursday’s matchup against Montana State: stop the nation’s third leading scorer in points per game, Tyler Hall. Hall,...

Sacramento State junior forward Justin Strings goes up for a layup against Ronnie Kozak of UC Merced at the Nest on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets rebound from four-game losing streak with 81-54 win

Angel Guerrero
December 4, 2016

After losing four straight games, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team returned to the Nest and responded with a dominant 81-54 win over UC Merced on Saturday. Sac State, which entered the contest...

Sacramento State true-freshman guard Izayah Mauriohooho-Leafa attempts a 3-pointer over Siler Schneider of UC Davis at Golden 1 Center on Monday, Nov. 21. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Hornets outscored by UC Davis at Golden 1 Center 81-72

Angel Guerrero
November 22, 2016

During a back-and-forth first half between Sacramento State and UC Davis, Aggies’ senior guard Darius Graham buried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer en route to a 81-72 win at Golden 1 Center. This shot...

Sacramento State senior running back Jordan Robinson breaks a tackle attempt by defensive back Ryan Wood of Portland State at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 12. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State, UC Davis set to clash in Causeway rivalry

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2016

Whether on the basketball court or football field, the sentiment around Sacramento State vs. UC Davis is simple to senior guard Trevis Jackson: “It’s a game we have to win.” Both the Sac State...

Sacramento State junior guard Marcus Graves attempts a layup against an Antelope Valley defender on Thursday at the Hornets Nest. Graves finished with a team-high 19 points in the Hornets 82-60 win. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Men’s basketball team wins home opener 82-60 over Antelope Valley

Angel Guerrero
November 18, 2016

After a close competition through 33 minutes of play, the Sacramento State men’s basketball team came alive with seven minutes left to beat Antelope Valley 82-60 at the Hornets Nest. This 22-point...

Sacramento State senior running back Jordan Robinson runs for a big gain against Portland State at Hornet Stadium on Nov. 12. Sac State recruited three high school running backs to replace Robinson and senior running back Demetrius Warren on Feb. 1.

Robinson carries Sac State football team to 42-35 victory

Angel Guerrero
November 13, 2016

On a night dedicated to seniors, Sacramento State running back Jordan Robinson couldn’t help but stand out as the Hornets defeated Portland State 42-35 at Hornet Stadium. Robinson rushed for a career-high...

Sacramento State junior guard Marcus Graves attempts a layup in the paint against the University of the Pacific in the Sacramento State Invitational on Nov. 29, 2016 in the Hornets Nest. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Men’s basketball team prepares to tip off 2016-17 season

Angel Guerrero
November 2, 2016

Sacramento State men’s basketball enters the 2016-17 campaign as the projected eighth place team in the 12-squad Big Sky Conference by the preseason media poll, and ninth according to coaches. However,...

Sacramento State defensive lineman Josiah Erickson attempts to bring down Cal Poly fullback Joe Protheroe Oct. 29, 2016 at Hornet Stadium.

No. 14 Cal Poly runs over Hornet football team 59-47

Angel Guerrero
October 30, 2016

Cal Poly’s Kori Garcia could’ve stepped out of bounds after his 35-yard run in a 59-47 win over Sacramento State, but instead chose to stampede over defenders at Hornet Stadium. This run by the...

Sacramento State true-sophomore quarterback Nate Ketteringham is sacked by North Dakota defensive lineman Nick Schmitz on Oct. 8 at Hornet Stadium. Ketteringham finished the season completing 165 of his 328 passing attempts for 1,977 yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Hornets stumble through first half of football season

Angel Guerrero
October 15, 2016

Sacramento State is struggling to improve upon its 2-9 finish in last year’s campaign midway through the football season. Sac State (1-5, 1-2 Big Sky) began this season with the program’s worst...

Sacramento State freshman running back Quincy Jountti runs through a North Dakota defender on Oct 8, 2016 at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Michael Zhang)

Hornets hit hard by North Dakota in homecoming loss, 40-7

Angel Guerrero
October 9, 2016

Sacramento State football fans had little to cheer about on homecoming night at Hornet Field as North Dakota ran all over the home team on Saturday for a 40-7 victory. North Dakota (4-2, 3-0 Big Sky)...

From left, former NBA Commissioner David Stern, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson cut the ribbon at the Golden 1 Center on Friday. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Ribbon cutting opens Golden 1 Center basketball arena to Sacramento

Angel Guerrero
October 6, 2016

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was up all night prior to the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, thinking to himself that “nobody thought we would be here.” After...

Sacramento State senior David Davis has competed in professional Street Fighter and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3  tournaments since 2012.
(Photo by Angel Guerrero)

Sac State senior isn’t playing around in competitive e-sporting tournaments

Angel Guerrero
October 5, 2016

The sport of baseball is often regarded as America's favorite pastime, but one 27-year-old Sacramento State student never gravitated towards it — he’d much rather have his Mad Catz arcade fightstick...

Sacramento State sophomore Jaelin Ratliff grabs a 17-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Nate Ketteringham in the 4th quarter against Montana State on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Hornet Stadium. (Photo by Bob Solorio/Sac State Athletics)

Hornets win on last-minute touchdown over Montana State, 41-38

Angel Guerrero
October 2, 2016

It looked as if Sacramento State and Montana State would be a defensive battle after the first quarter of football on Saturday, but two young quarterbacks had a different idea in mind at Hornet Stadium. Sac...

Senior forward Alex Bettencourt takes off his shirt after scoring a game-winning goal against Portland at Hornet Field on Sept. 15. Bettencourt is one of seven players on the mens soccer team to earn all-Big West Conference honors in 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Sac State soccer downs Pilots with last-minute goal, 2-1

Angel Guerrero
September 15, 2016

One Sacramento State men’s soccer player lost his jersey in celebration as the first-year Hornet found a last-minute goal to help defeat Portland 2-1 in the home opener on Thursday. Sac State senior...

Sophomore Nate Ketteringham throws the ball against Western Oregon, Sep. 3, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Offense stalls: Hornets fall 31-3 at Fresno State

Angel Guerrero
September 12, 2016

The Sacramento State defense came out to play against Fresno State, but due to an offensive slump, lost 31-3 to the Bulldogs on Saturday. Through three quarters, Sac State (0-2) held the Bulldogs (1-1)...

Senior Demetrius Warren runs the ball against Western Oregon, Sep. 3, 2016. (Photo by Matthew Dyer)

Hornets upset by Western Oregon, 38-30

Angel Guerrero
September 4, 2016

Sacramento State entered as heavy favorites against Division-II Western Oregon, but the Wolves and junior wide receiver Paul Revis had a different result in mind during their 38-30 victory on Saturday...

Running back Jordan Robinson sprints past Northern Colorado University defenders on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at Hornet Stadium. Robinson lead the team in rushing with 149 yards on 28 carries. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Competition drives football team

Angel Guerrero
September 2, 2016

Competition is high among college football programs throughout the country and Sacramento State is no different as the team spent the entire month of August battling from within in order to establish its...

Forward Adaurie Dayak steals the ball from a Fresno State defender on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at Hornet Field. The Hornets fell to the Bulldogs, 1-0. (Photo by Francisco Medina)

Cohesion is major key for women’s soccer

Angel Guerrero
September 1, 2016

Team leadership is a crucial component to any roster, and the Sacramento State women’s soccer program understands the benefits that come with it. The Hornets (2-2) boasts nine upperclassmen in its...

The flame burns bright for Loaiza

Angel Guerrero
May 8, 2016

At only 15 years old, Ana Loaiza Esquivias represented her hometown of Mazatlan, Mexico by running with the 2011 Pan American Games Olympic torch in her hand. The Olympic Games and flames of that...

STUNT team finishes season fourth in the nation

Angel Guerrero
May 4, 2016

Sacramento State hosted the NCAA Division I STUNT National Championship for the first time in the sport's six-year history, and for the Hornets, it was a bittersweet competition at Sacramento Memorial...

Women’s tennis fails to reach Big Sky finals

Angel Guerrero
May 2, 2016

Sacramento State’s postseason has been ended by the Idaho Vandals for the second straight year following a 4-2 loss in the Big Sky Conference women’s tennis semifinals on April 30 in Gold River,...

Do’s and dont’s for athletes in the social media world

Angel Guerrero
April 28, 2016

Imagine living in a world where one mistake on a social media account could cost you a scholarship to a university or bring the scrutiny of an entire nation to your doorstep. For the nearly half...

Inaugural “Junior Day” bonds football and community

Angel Guerrero
April 18, 2016

The Sacramento State football program opened its doors to approximately 200 high school juniors from all over California in an event known as “Junior Day” on Saturday, April 9. This gave young...

STUNT team looks to put Sac State on the map

Angel Guerrero
April 13, 2016

What if someone told you that Sacramento State has a nationally ranked athletic program on its campus? You might guess it’d be the gymnastics team or the women’s tennis program, but you’d...

Freshman Mikus Losbergs hits a forehand to a Montana State player. The Hornets won 6-1 on Feb. 27 at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts.

Men’s tennis has a youthful soul

Angel Guerrero
April 5, 2016

The youth movement at Sacramento State has been one of highs and lows for the men’s tennis program. Sac State’s (9-13, 7-2 Big Sky Conference) lineup consists of two seniors, two sophomores...

Women’s tennis using diversity as training tool for life lessons

Angel Guerrero
March 22, 2016

Diversity at Sacramento State is greater than ever, and the women’s tennis program is one of the numerous teams on campus that reflect this reality; using their diverse backgrounds to enhance their...

Aaron Beverly, a rising star on the Sacramento State mens golf team, practices on a Friday morning at the Ancil Hoffman golf course, March 18.

Aaron Beverly: a golfer with no limits

Angel Guerrero
March 16, 2016

Successful golfers all over the U.S. such as Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, picked up their golf clubs at a young age. Junior Aaron Beverly of the Sacramento State men's golf team is no different. Beverly,...

Senior Jennifer Ong backhands a ball against Portland State at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club Saturday, Jan. 30, 2015. The Hornets went on to defeat the Vikings 6-1.

Women’s tennis battles flu, drops match to Fresno State

Angel Guerrero
March 16, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team was defeated 6-1 against the No. 20 ranked Fresno State Bulldogs at the Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center on March 12. The Hornets not only competed against...

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Men’s golf wins second straight title

Angel Guerrero
March 9, 2016

The Sacramento State men's golf team rallied from behind to capture its second-straight Sacramento State Invitational team championship on March 8 at Valley Hi Country Club in Sacramento. Sac State...

Mens golf looks to be repeat champions

Men’s golf looks to be repeat champions

Angel Guerrero
March 7, 2016

The first two rounds of the Sacramento State Invitational have concluded, and the Hornets men's golf team is currently in second place. The Hornets collectively shot three strokes over par as a...

Senior Jennifer Ong backhands a ball against Portland State at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club Saturday, Jan. 30, 2015. The Hornets went on to defeat the Vikings 6-1.

Hornets, Aggies prep for Sunday battle

Angel Guerrero
February 20, 2016

The Sacramento State women’s tennis team will look to end their two-game losing streak as the Hornets travel to UC Davis to play against the Aggies on Sunday, Feb. 21. This 11 a.m. matchup at...

Women’s tennis dominates at home

Angel Guerrero
January 31, 2016

In their first home game of the season, the Sacramento State women's tennis team came out swinging against the visiting Portland State Vikings at the Rio Del Oro Racquet Club on Saturday, Jan. 30. The...

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