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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Clifton Jones, Author

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Womens basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad talks to the team during a game inside The Nest.

New rotation system wearing down opponents, leading to wins

December 10, 2013

The fast paced offense of Sacramento State women’s basketball uses a continual rotation of players, which has been key to the Hornets 6-1 start.The changing of players is similar to how a hockey coaches...

Softball adds three players to 2015 squad

December 4, 2013

Sacramento State’s softball signed three new recruits to national letters of intent for the 2015 roster who all know each other pretty well.The three future Hornets include second baseman Zamari Hinton,...

The 25th anniversary of the game that ended the streak

November 19, 2013

Saturday’s Causeway Classic will be the 25th anniversary of the 1988 game that saw Sacramento State snap a UC Davis 18-game winning streak over the Hornets.Sac State beat Davis with a game-winning touchdown...

Three Hornets named to all-Big West teams

November 14, 2013

 The Sacramento State men’s soccer team had three of its players honored Monday as part of the all-Big West Conference teams.The three Hornets honored were seniors, goalkeeper Cesar Castillo and forward...

Softball finds new leadership with head coach Lori Perez

November 13, 2013

Sacramento State’s softball team has found a new leader heading into fall conditioning. Sac State upgraded pitching coach Lori Perez to head coach and brought in two brand new assistant coaches, Nichole...

Strikowski overcoming obstacles led to success on the field

November 13, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer player Almog Strikowski played in his last game Saturday against UC Davis which marked the end of a five-year career with the Hornets.Strikowski is the lone member left...

Mens soccer should have a bright 2014 after disappointing season

Men’s soccer should have a bright 2014 after disappointing season

November 12, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer can only go up from here after finishing last in the Big West Conference with a 3-11-4, (1-8-1) record and missing out on the postseason for the second consecutive year.Sac...

No. 5 senior midfielder Almog Strikowski and No. 1 senior goalkeeper Cesar Castillo walk off the field together after their last game as Sacramento State soccer players, on Saturday against UC Davis.

Sac State ends its season with a loss to UC Davis

November 9, 2013

The second men’s soccer game in the Causeway series this season between Sacramento State and UC Davis, found the Hornets on the losing side of a 1-0 game on Saturday at Hornet Field.Sac State lost to...

Junior forward No.20 Adan Martinez steals the ball from his opponent at the game against CSU Northridge at Hornet Field on Oct. 4.

Sac State misses playoffs with double overtime draw

November 7, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer found its postseason chances fade away as the last whistle of the double overtime match sounded Wednesday at Hornet Field.Sac State battled to a 0-0 tie while being a man...

Women’s soccer upbeat about 2014 despite missing playoffs

November 6, 2013

After missing out on the opportunity for a postseason berth, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team will look to regroup and rebuild for the 2014 season.The Hornets had plenty of chances late in the...

Men’s soccer ready to make late push for playoffs

November 5, 2013

With the end of the season in sight, Sacramento State men’s soccer is pushing to make a late run to clinch the final spot in the Big West Tournament Nov.12.The remaining two games on the schedule are...

Mistakes ruin Hornets chance at victory against Cal Poly

November 3, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer stumble with mistakes against Cal Poly conceding an own goal by junior defender Mason McCann.Sac State (3-10-3, 1-7-0) lost to the Mustangs 4-2, (10-6-2, 3-3-2) . The Hornets...

Mata shows why she was born to play ball

October 31, 2013

At the age of 9, junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata’s coaches knew there was something different about her.When the coaches approached Mata’s mother, Toni, they said her daughter was different from her...

Senior keeper leads team’s defensive unit

October 31, 2013

The senior goalkeeper for the Sacramento State men’s soccer, Cesar Castillo, as a kid was always seen kicking a soccer ball around whether it was in the house or on a field.Castillo, who ranks in the...

Sac State falls to conference unbeaten Portland State

October 26, 2013

It was not the ending the seniors of Sacramento State women’s soccer envisioned Friday as the Hornets came up short against Portland State.Sac State (7-9-2, 3-5-1) lost 1-0 to the conference unbeaten...

Men’s golf finishes 10th behind strong third round finishes

October 23, 2013

Sacramento State golfers’ Robert Parden and Cody Bates shot under par third rounds leading the Hornets to a 10th place finish at the Bill Cullum Invitational Tuesday in Simi Valley, Calif.Sac State as...

Hornets fall short late against UC Santa Barbara

October 23, 2013

Sacramento State’s lack of a prolific scorer was evident in the loss against UC Santa Barbara Tuesday.The Hornets were in a tight match but fell to the 17th ranked Gauchos 2-1.Head coach Mike Linenberger...

Men’s soccer gives back to the community

October 22, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer took advantage of the opportunity to give back to the community when an old friend of head coach Mike Linenberger,asked if his youth club team can watch the Hornets play....

Sac State falls to sixth place after loss to Weber State

October 19, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer lost on the road Saturday to Weber State Saturday making it more difficult to earn a postseason berth.The Hornets fell 3-1 to the Wildcats not being able to overcome an...

Sac State falls to Cal Poly in close match

October 19, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer head coach Mike Linenberger was honored prior to Saturday’s game for his 25 years at Sac State but the game did not go the Hornets way against the Cal Poly Mustangs Saturday....

Ikyurav’s journey to Sac State strenuous but fulfilling

October 16, 2013

Sacramento State senior forward Isaac Ikyurav has gone through more change in his life than most will ever have to go through.Not only did he have to endure seeing his father flee as a political refugee,...

Sac State blanked by Cal State Fullerton 2-0

October 13, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer is having trouble keeping opponents off the scoreboard as it has conceded its fourth consecutive loss in Big West play.The Hornets (2-7-3, 0-4-0) lost 2-0 to Cal State Fullerton...

No. 28 Forward Alyssa Anderson plays defense against Southern Utahs No. 27 Kelsea Godfrey on Sundays Game.

Trenton scores hat trick in victory on senior day

October 13, 2013

In a must win game to keep their postseason chances alive, Sacramento State women's soccer dominated Southern Utah Sunday at Hornet Field. The seniors for the Hornets came out and shined in Sunday’s...

Hornets miss chances late resulting in loss to UC Riverside

October 12, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer lost its third game in a row Friday at UC Riverside.  Sac State’s record moved to (2-6-3, 0-3-0) after the 1-0 loss. The Highlanders improved to (6-4-2, 1-2-0).Neither...

Sac State defender junior No. 12 Kassi Anast attempts to kick the ball passed her NAU opponent at the Oct. 11 game at Hornet Field.

Women’s soccer held scoreless against Northern Arizona

October 12, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer could not bounce back from a rough first half against Northern Arizona University.The Hornets( 6-6-2, 2-2-1) fell to the Lumberjacks (7-3-3, 3-1-0), 3-0 Friday at Hornet...

Two women’s soccer players called up to Philippine National Team

October 9, 2013

Two Hornet women’s soccer players will get a chance to qualify for the 2014 Summer Olympics.After spending the summer playing on Filipino teams, women’s soccer junior forward Shelby Salvacion and senior...

Anderson a leader for women’s soccer

October 9, 2013

Even at the age of three, sophomore forward Alyssa Anderson was destined to play soccer at the Division I level.Anderson has scored seven goals this season and is on pace to place in the top 5 in school...

‘Superfan’ a fixture at Sacramento athletic events

October 9, 2013

Team spirit does not always come from players who shed blood, sweat and tears toiling away at practice – sometimes it is the fans who embody a team’s true character.Since 1990, Randy John Hicks has...

Two women’s soccer players heading to the Southeast Asian Games

October 5, 2013

After spending the summer training in the Philippines, women’s soccer junior forward Shelby Salvacion and senior midfielder Raylene Larot received news that they were promoted to the Senior Philippine...

Balanced offensive attack help Hornets win at Montana

October 5, 2013

Behind three goals from three different players, Sacramento State women’s soccer overcame its first test of the conference season against the University of Montana on Friday afternoon.Sac State rolled...

Junior midfielder No.13 Andres Garcia works to steal the ball from Cal State Northridge senior forward No.7 Beto Velasquez in the Oct. 4 game at Hornet Field.

Men’s soccer shut out against No. 6 Cal State Northridge

October 5, 2013

During the first Big West Conference match of the 2013 season, Sacramento State men’s soccer saw its chance to take out a nationally ranked Cal State Northridge fade away.Sac State (2-4-3, 0-1-0) was...

Mens soccer set to start difficult Big West Conference play

Men’s soccer set to start difficult Big West Conference play

October 2, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer will look to rebound after a dismal start to the season when Big West conference play begins Friday.Sac State finished the non-conference season with a record of 2-3-3,...

Kimberly Mata named Big Sky defensive player of the week

October 2, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata was named the Big Sky Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday along with Portland State  defender Torie Morris.This marks the second...

Women’s soccer opens up conference play with victory

September 27, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer started Big Sky Conference play strong as it beat the University of North Dakota at Hornet Field Friday.Sac State continued their winning ways taking the game 1-0. Hornet...

Sac State forward No. 28 Alyssa Anderson named Big Sky Player of the Week.

Women’s soccer prepares for Big Sky play set to begin Friday

September 25, 2013

With the first half of the season under its belt, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team will start Big Sky Conference games this weekend hoping to fare for good results.Sac State finished its non-conference...

Women’s golf battles rain in the WSU Cougar Cup

September 25, 2013

The women’s golf team finished tied for seventh Tuesday at the WSU Cougar Cup while having to endure a heavy rainfall.Women’s golf were led by seniors Lisa Persson and Tiffany Nichols, who finished...

Mens golf captures first tournament victory of year

September 25, 2013

With an impressive performance by redshirt freshman Cody Bates, Sacramento State men’s golf won the Boise State University Dash Thomas Invitational tournament Tuesday capturing its first tournament victory...

Men’s soccer continues disappointing season with loss at USD

September 22, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer (1-3-3) fell to the University of San Diego 2-1 Sunday, its second consecutive defeat.Sac State’s sophomore midfielder Edwin Luna scored his first goal of the season in...

Freshman goalkeeper saves game as Hornets beat Pacific

September 22, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer improved its record to 4-4-1 Sunday as it beat University of Pacific 2-1 in Stockton.Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Hannah Gendron and sophomore forward Alyssa Anderson...

Forward sophomore Josie Jogwe steals the ball from Fresno’s Defense Kayla Kret in Friday’s game.

Sac State goes toe-to-toe with Fresno State in draw

September 20, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer (3-4-1) went back and forth against Fresno State (3-4-1) ending in a 2-2 draw Friday at Hornet Field.The Hornets found themselves coming from behind on two separate occasions...

Sac State loses game and another starting forward to red card

September 20, 2013

Sacramento State (1-2-3) saw its three consecutive draws streak snapped, losing to Loyola Marymount University (4-1) 4-0 Friday.The Hornets lost the game and its starting forward due to red card, the second...

Forward Chimdum Mez returns this weekend from suspension

Forward Chimdum Mez returns this weekend from suspension

September 19, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer welcomes back junior forward Chimdum Mez from suspension after recording a draw against Saint Marys.Mez, who was serving his one game suspension last Sunday, was dearly...

Luke Kristo scores second straight top ten performance at Rams Invitational

September 18, 2013

For the second straight tournament, junior golfer Luke Kristo scored a top-10 performance finishing tied for sixth at the Rams Master’s Invitational on Tuesday.Sacramento State men’s golf finished...

Late goal buries Hornets against University of Nevada

September 16, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer saw its two game winning streak snapped Sunday  3-2 against the University of Reno, Nevada.The Hornets were led by a pair of sophomore forwards Alyssa Anderson and Josie...

Men’s soccer fails to score in third straight game

September 14, 2013

In its third consecutive double overtime game that ended in a draw this season, Sacramento State men’s soccer (1-1-3) couldn’t put one of their many chances in the net against Saint Mary’s College...

Hornets starting forward sent off with red card in 1-1 draw

September 12, 2013

Hornet’s junior forward Chimdum Mez was sent off with a red card in Sacramento State men’s soccer (1-1-2) draw in double overtime Thursday at Hornet Field.Mez was red carded and sent off in the 95th...

Sac State defenders, junior No. 12 Kassi Anast and sophomore No.8 Mckenna Swanson work together to defend the goal at Wednesdays game against Fresno Pacific.

First half goal enough for Sac State in win over Fresno Pacific

September 11, 2013

Freshman midfielder Jennifer Lum's first goal of the season in the 42nd minute against Fresno Pacific University Wednesday, turned out to be all the   Sacramento State women's soccer team needed to nab...

Men’s golf team breaks school scoring record in route to third place finish

September 11, 2013

The men’s golf team, led by juniors Owen Taylor and Luke Kristo, had a record breaking performance on Tuesday finishing third at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Invitational.Sac State’s three-round...

Women’s soccer grabs late-game victory against San Jose State.

September 9, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer (2-3-0) was able to outplay a winless San Jose State (0-6-0) team 1-0 at Hornet Field on Sunday scoring the winning goal in the 71st  minute of the match. Sophomore...

Kassidy Kellogg out for season with leg injury

September 7, 2013

Sacramento State women's soccer sophomore forward Kassidy Kellogg saw her season come to an end due to injury Friday in a match against UNLV. Kellogg suffered a broken tibia and apparent damage to her...

Roadrunner goalkeeper Anthony Perez makes a save on a fast-break shot by Hornet senior forward Isaac Ikyurav during the Hornet’s 3-0 loss.

Men’s soccer trounced by Cal State Bakersfield

September 6, 2013

Sacramento State men’s soccer (1-0) couldn’t take advantage of early chances on net against Cal State Bakersfield (1-1-0) as they lost 3-0 on Sept. 6 at Hornet Field.The speedy senior forward Isaac...

Sac State defender No. 8 McKenna Swanson conducts a corner kick during a game at Sac State.

Hornets suffer injury and loss in extra time against UNLV

September 6, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer was dealt a major blow after today’s extra time loss against the University of Las Vegas Rebels. Sophomore forward/defender Kassidy Kellogg was carried off the field...

Sagee Palavivatana practices her swing for the womens golf team.

Women’s golf team loaded with experience aims for Big Sky crown

September 6, 2013

Sacramento State women’s golf officially started its season with the team’s first practice Wednesday in preparation for the WSU Cougar Cup in Pullman, Wash.Head coach David Sutherland is optimistic...

Women’s soccer begins their first slate of home games against UNLV and San Jose State

September 5, 2013

Coming off its first win of the season, Sac State women's soccer will look to use the momentum this Friday to play well in their first weekend home stand. The Hornets will play Sept. 6 against UNLV and...

Soccer players benefit from international opportunities

September 2, 2013

With its season finally underway, Sacramento State women’s soccer had two players already playing at the elite level of women’s international soccer. Senior midfielder Raylene Larot and junior forward...

Sac State forward, No. 16, Kassidy Kellogg runs the ball past a UC Davis defender, but her effort was not enough for the Hornets on Friday. 

Dedini unimpressed with players effort in season opener

August 23, 2013

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team was unable to seize an opportunity as it lost its season opener 1-0 to Causeway Cup rival UC Davis on Friday.Sac State’s junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata and...

Perez steps up to the plate after Strahan retires

August 23, 2013

Sacramento State softball promoted pitching coach and Hornet alumna Lori Perez to interim head coach on Aug. 14.The Sacramento State athletics department announced the replacement of long-time softball...

Look out for big plays from No. 25, Raylene Larot, and the rest of the Sacramento State womens soccer team this season as they try and make the Big Sky Tournament. 

Women’s soccer not intimidated by underestimated preseason poll

August 23, 2013

Sacramento State women’s soccer team will relish the underdog role this season as they were picked to finish seventh this season in the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets will open their season Friday against...

Sac State forward, No. 16, Kassidy Kellogg runs the ball past a UC Davis defender, but her effort was not enough for the Hornets on Friday. 

Hornet’s preseason ends with a WPSL win

August 17, 2013

Led by goals from senior defender Jordyn Rolling and sophomore Kassidy Kellogg, the Hornets shut out their Women's Premiere Soccer League opponent.The 2013 Sacramento State women's soccer team is back...

Andrew Tomsky worked at Northern Arizona University prior to being hired by Sac State. 

Sac State athletic department adds new media relations director

June 8, 2013

The Sacramento State athletic department welcomed its newest member, Andrew Tomsky, to its media relations team. The position was open after former Sac State media relations employee, Joe Waltasti, left...

Golf teams wrap up season, look forward to next fall

May 14, 2013

With the season over for both men and women’s golf, the two teams can look toward next season to build on what has been a successful year. Even though both teams didn’t come away with a conference...

Religion unites Hornet athletes

May 14, 2013

Sacramento State student athletes may be seen as partiers during the off-season, but there is a group of student athletes who are a different type of partiers. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Sac...

Softball’s season comes to an end after losing to Southern Utah

May 11, 2013

Sacramento State softball saw its season come to an end Friday as the Hornets lost to Southern Utah University, 5-4 in Pocatello, Idaho.  The Hornets late rally came up short when they failed to produce...

Hornet freshman catcher No. 9 Kortney Solis hits a foul ball in the first inning against Idaho State at Shea Stadium.

Hornets take a loss as Idaho State walks off in Big Sky Tournament

May 10, 2013

Sacramento State softball dropped its first Big Sky Tournament game in a heart breaking walk-off fashion, 10-9, to the Idaho State Bengals yesterday at Pocatello, Idaho.  In what had become a heavy weigh...

Path to Big Sky Championship begins in Idaho State

Path to Big Sky Championship begins in Idaho State

May 7, 2013

With its first conference tournament appearance since 1990, Sacramento State softball will be traveling to Pocatello, Idaho, with three other teams: Southern Utah University, Portland State University...

Hornet junior midfielder No. 23 Yesenia Alcala finished the regular season batting .207 with seven RBIs. 

Sac State falls to Bengals in regular season finale

May 6, 2013

Sacramento State softball senior day and regular season ended in a loss when the Hornets were defeated by the Idaho State University Bengals Sunday afternoon, 6-3.  Despite the loss, Sac State honored...

Softball seniors prepare for final game at Shea Stadium

May 4, 2013

Sunday, four Sacramento State softball seniors will step on the field one last time in Hornet green at Shea Stadium. The four seniors for Sac State include first baseman and catcher Molly Smith, infielder...

Hornet sophomore outfielder No. 2 Paige Martin runs past third base as she heads for home to score against Idaho State at Shea Stadium.

Pitching shuts out Idaho State in game 1; gives up 11 runs in game 2

May 4, 2013

Sacramento State softball started its last home series of the season Saturday afternoon by splitting the two games today at Shea Stadium against Idaho State. The Hornets won the first game 2-0, but lost...

Softball hosts Bengals in final home series; needs one win for BSC Tournament invite

May 3, 2013

With one series left to play this season, Sacramento State softball needs to win one more game for a spot in the Big Sky Conference tournament.  But Idaho State, who is 26-20 overall, 12-3 in conference,...

Elideth Guerrero poses to begin her turn on the beam during the meet against the Air Force Falcons on Sunday. Guerrero scored a 9.675 on the beam.

Gymnastics wraps up 2013 season

April 30, 2013

With the 2013 gymnastics season in the books, the Sacramento State team looks to take what it accomplished this season to improve upon the next season. Sac State finished this season by scoring its highest...

Softball’s Vanderdrink fills void at first base left by Nakken

April 30, 2013

After the end of last season, the Sacramento State softball team saw No. 22 first baseman Alyssa Nakken leave while another No. 22 began preparing to fill her shoes. Freshman first baseman and shortstop...

Zarria McKearny throws javelin at causeway classic track meet.

Men win, women tie as track and field squares off against UC Davis

April 29, 2013

Sacramento State track and field finished the Causeway Duel with a men’s win and a women's tie at UC Davis on Friday.  The Hornet men dominated Davis with a 120-68 victory, extending their record against...

Softball gives up four run lead, lose to Portland State in extras

April 28, 2013

Sacramento State softball watched its four-run lead disappear in Saturday’s game as Portland State came back to win in extra innings, 6-5.  Sophomore pitcher Caitlin Brooks went four innings strong...

Hornet junior pitcher No. 14, Taylor Stroud, pitches a complete game shut out of the University of Nevada Wednesday that included seven strikeouts.

Sac State, Portland State take one each in Friday doubleheader

April 26, 2013

After taking a week off from play, Sacramento State softball faced Portland State in a double header today in Portland with the Hornets losing the first 1-0 and winning the second 8-0.  Hornet junior...

Seniors embrace bench roles to aid players

April 24, 2013

Sac State has two seniors on an already young team who have spent most of the season on the bench. Both have adopted a backup role to some of the younger players. Although senior infielders Lauren Blair...

This season, Hornet sophomore outfielder No. 2 Paige Martin is batting .360 with 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored. 

Martin returns home as softball travels to Portland State this weekend

April 22, 2013

After taking a week off from competition, Sacramento State softball is will push toward the finish line as it heads to Portland State, where one Hornet is looking forward to making the trip to a place...

Big Sky Conference cancels softball’s series in North Dakota due to bad weather

April 17, 2013

Sacramento State softball will not travel to North Dakota for its three-game series this weekend because last week’s snow storm left conditions on the field. Although there are three more conference...

Sac State moves to the Big Sky for its inaugural softball season

April 16, 2013

Sacramento State softball has a new home for conference games this season: the Big Sky Conference. The Hornets joined the new league after last season when Sac State finished up nine seasons as a part...

Hornet sophomore catcher No. 9 Kortney Solis warms up fo their game against Weber State on Friday in the bullpen at Shea Stadium.

Softball bullpen catchers receive credit for team’s stellar pitching

April 16, 2013

In sports, every athlete plays a vital role in his or her team’s success on the field. Sacramento State softball’s success this season can be credited in large part to the bullpen catchers for the...

Hornet sophomore pitcher No. 25 Caitlin Brooks pitches to Weber State on Saturday at Shea Stadium. She finished pitching a complete game while only giving up two hits and striking out 11 batters. 

Brooks shuts down Wildcats, Hornets rebound from 15-inning loss

April 14, 2013

Sacramento State softball finished last night’s marathon game Saturday losing to Weber State in 15 innings, 6-4 at Shea Stadium, but took the series, beating the Wildcats handily 7-0 in the final game. ...

Hornet sophomore pitcher No. 25 Caitlin Brooks pitches to Weber State on Saturday at Shea Stadium. She finished pitching a complete game while only giving up two hits and striking out 11 batters. 

Longest softball game in Sac State history stopped due to darkness

April 13, 2013

Sacramento State softball made history in Friday’s double header against Weber State at Shea Stadium.  After 14 and a half innings of play, the second game was called due to darkness with the Hornets...

How golf brands change the game

April 10, 2013

Whether it is a professional using the clubs or a college athlete, the brands in golf are seen merely to represent the manufacturer of the equipment they are using.  The men’s golf team of Sacramento...

Hornet softball pitchers explain the art of the riseball

April 10, 2013

The art of pitching has changed over the years in both softball and baseball. Both have different styles of pitching. However, softball has one unique style of pitch known as the riseball. Softball pitchers...

Ninth-inning single gives Southern Utah win over Sac State softball

April 7, 2013

Sacramento State softball lost in walk-off fashion yesterday to the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 6-5 in Cedar City, Utah. The Hornets scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning when senior center...

Sac State softball splits first two games with Southern Utah despite third-inning grand slam from Blair

April 6, 2013

Sacramento State softball split a pair of games against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in Cedar City, Utah by winning the first game 8-0 in five innings, and losing the second game 3-1.  With the bases...

Hornet junior pitcher No. 14, Taylor Stroud, pitches a complete game shut out of the University of Nevada Wednesday that included seven strikeouts.

Softball splits final test before resuming conference season

April 4, 2013

In what was a tune up game for Sacramento State softball, the Hornets were able to split yesterday’s double-header against University of Nevada.  The Hornets won the first game 1-0 against the Wolfpack,...

Young softball team on fire

April 3, 2013

Sacramento State softball team was supposed to be in a rebuilding mode, but so far this season they already have won seven straight games. The Hornets have been led by two sophomores: pitcher Caitlin Brooks...

Cayla Beutler poses after a practice session at the Elk Grove location of Byers Gymnastics Center on March 20. At 5 feet 7 inches tall, which is not typical of a gymnast, Beutler is one of the tallest members of the team.

Wife, gymnast and student Cayla Beutler moves from family farm to compete at Sacramento State

April 2, 2013

Sacramento State senior gymnast Cayla Beutler grew up helping her father on her family’s farm in Idaho and she has made the transition to city-living, when she moved to Sacramento four years ago. Beutler...

Hornet sophomore pitcher No. 25 Caitlin Brooks pitched a complete game allowing one run on two hits and striking out 10 batters in the Hornets 1-0 to UC Berkeley on Saturday

Brooks pitches well despite 1-0 loss to Cal

March 30, 2013

Sacramento State softball exceeded its attendance record, but fell to No. 5 UC Berkeley 1-0 in an intense pitching battle.  Hornet sophomore pitcher Caitlin Brooks was able to pitch one of her best games...

Softball drops second straight game to SJSU

March 28, 2013

Sacramento State softball was unable to avenge its loss yesterday as it fell in the second straight game to the San Jose State Spartans.  The Hornets pitching was not able to control the Spartan offense,...

Men’s golf travels to Orange County, finishes fifth

March 27, 2013

Sacramento State men’s golf traveled to Laguna Niguel, Calif. to compete in the Anteater Invitational. where it finished fifth place with a 46-over-par 303-298-309, 906 score.  Senior Ryan Williams...

Sac State softball unable to recover from big first inning

March 27, 2013

Sacramento State softball couldn't stand up to the power San Jose State’s lineup as   the Spartans scored eight runs in the first inning. Hornets’ freshman pitcher Jennifer Hartman lasted only a third...

Sac State gymnastics finishes third at conference championships

March 23, 2013

Sacramento State gymnastics finished the Western Athletic Conference championship meet in third place by .725 of a point behind first place with a score of 195.500.  Senior Cayla Beutler was the only...

Sacramento State Hornet softball team shut out Northern Colorado on Saturday at Shea Stadium.

Softball walks off to win series

March 23, 2013

Sacramento State softball was able to beat Northern Colorado in walk-off fashion Saturday, but it was not your typical walk-off.  The Hornets won the game 1-0 when junior shortstop Yesenia Alcala walked...

Softball splits first two games of Big Sky play with Northern Colorado

March 22, 2013

Sacramento State softball ends its first day of Big Sky Conference competition by splitting a pair of games against Northern Colorado today. The Hornets lost in the first game 6-3 after an unforgiving...

Martin makes the most of her sophomore season

March 21, 2013

After an injury plagued 2012, Sacramento State sophomore outfielder Paige Martin has taken advantage of this season to really showcase her talents. The sophomore has gone from hitting .212 in just 33 at-bats...

Nichols keeps cool under pressure

March 19, 2013

Sacramento State women’s golf has an athlete who has outshone the other golfers not only in per-round average, but the third round average as well. Junior San Jose State transfer Tiffany Nichols has...

Dallas Smith regains her balance after performing a salto on the beam during the Sunday meet against the Air Force Falcons. Smith scored a 9.7 on the beam.

Seniors strive in final home gymnastics meet

March 18, 2013

Sacramento State gymnastics honored seniors Cayla Beutler and Nicole Meiller with their families at The Nest, Sunday.  The two seniors helped lead the Hornets in all events, outscoring the Air Force Academy...

Hornet softball edges out Kansas in extra innings

March 18, 2013

Sacramento State softball won their second straight game as another freshman stepped up in dramatic fashion.  Second baseman Kayla Papez hit her first career walk-off single when she scored senior third...

Hornets place second in UC Davis gymnastics tri-meet

March 16, 2013

Sacramento State gymnastics traveled to Davis to compete against UC Davis and Air Force Academy on Aggie senior night on Friday. UC Davis lead the tri-meet with 195.925, in which the Aggies broke their...

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