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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
John Cabales

John Cabales, sports editor

John Cabales joined The State Hornet in spring 2021 and is the sports editor. He previously worked as the deputy sports editor. Before joining The State Hornet, he was the sports editor for The Connection at Cosumnes River College.

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Senior guard Jazmin Carrasco prepares to pass the ball into the paint at the Hornets’ game against Eastern Washington at the Nest on Jan. 20, 2022. Carrasco and the Hornets would get their second win in a row after defeating Eastern Washington 59-49.

Sacramento State women’s basketball team dominates Eastern Washington in 59-49 win

Hornets lean on defensive clinic to secure their second Big Sky win
January 22, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball showed dominance on defense to secure their second win in a row and also their second win in the Big Sky.
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman handles the ball at the top of the key in a 75-46 loss against UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Nov. 23, 2021. Tillman was a key player in Sac State’s defeat of Portland State University 70-58 on Saturday, Jan 15, 2021.

Sac State women’s basketball earns first Big Sky win: 70-58 against Portland State

Star athletes Lianna Tillman and Isnelle Natabou played a big role in the Hornets’ big win
January 19, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball earns 70-58 win against Portland State, marking their first win of this season under Big Sky. Read the recap:
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman dribbling the ball down court in the Hornets Nest on Jan. 10, 2022. The Hornets lost to Northern Arizona University 68-57, Lianna finished the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Sac State women’s basketball team suffers 68-57 loss against Northern Arizona

Hornets are winless against conference opponents this season with their third loss in a row on Monday.
January 15, 2022
The Hornets’ slow start in their Big Sky game against Northern Arizona was too much to overcome in the fourth quarter.
Photo of Sac State sophomore running back Marcus Fulcher (9) taken by Ayaana Williams. Graphic made in Canva by Alex Muegge & Mercy Sosa

Recap of Sac State’s season after playoff loss to South Dakota State: 4TH AND GOAL PODCAST

December 13, 2021

“4th and Goal'' is The State Hornet’s newest podcast and features former football beat writer and current podcast editor Mack Ervin III alongside current football beat writer Brandon Bailey breaking...

Sacramento State women’s basketball senior guard Summer Menke drives to the basket in a 75-46 loss to UC Davis on Nov. 23, 2021. The Hornets brought their record to 4-6 with a 60-50 road win over CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday.

Sac State women’s basketball conquers CSU Bakersfield 60-50 after dominant third quarter

Isnelle Natabou and Summer Menke both record double-doubles
December 11, 2021
Sacramento State women's basketball suffocated CSU Bakersfield and dominated in the third quarter to get a needed win. Read the recap here:
Senior guard Summer Menke going after a loose ball on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Sacramento State lost to the University of Montana 75-59 in their first conference matchup on the road.

Sac State women’s basketball stomped by Montana in Big Sky opener 75-59

Hornets outscored 23-9 in third quarter
December 3, 2021
Sacramento State women’s basketball dug themselves into a hole in the third quarter that was too deep for them to get out of, resulting in their first Big Sky conference play loss.
Sophomore center Isnelle Natabou gets swarmed by defenders while grabbing a rebound during both Sacramento State’s and UC Davis’ women’s teams’ first ever Causeway Classic at the Golden 1 Center on Nov. 23, 2021. Sac State womens basketball loss to UC Davis 75-46.

Sac State women’s basketball struggles against UC Davis in 75-46 loss

First time women's teams play Golden 1 Center
November 24, 2021
The Sac State women’s basketball team suffered a 75-46 blowout loss during both teams’ first ever Causeway Classic at the Golden 1 Center.
 Sacramento State men’s basketball players gather during a timeout against UC San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. The men’s basketball team will take on UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m in the return of the Causeway Classic. The women’s teams face off at 5 p.m.

PREVIEW: Sac State men’s and women’s basketball gears up for clash in next Causeway Classic

Hornets return to Golden 1 Center
November 23, 2021
Sac State men’s and women’s basketball is gearing up for a tight showdown with UC Davis at the Golden 1 Center in the return of the annual Causeway Classic, here’s everything you need to know before the game tonight:
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman (right) readies a drive to the basket in the third quarter on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The Hornets defeated Sonoma State at the Hornets Nest in a 73-53 blowout.

Sac State women’s basketball dominates against Sonoma State

Tillman had second game of 25 points or more
November 17, 2021
Lianna Tillman led Sac State in a dominant game against Sonoma State at home. Read the recap here:
Senior guard Jazmin Carrasco drives to the basket against San José State on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at the Hornets Nest. Sacramento State defeated the Spartans in a thrilling 75-65 victory.

Sac State women’s basketball beats San Jose State in hard fought home opener

Isnelle Natabou leads comeback win with a double-double
November 15, 2021
Sacramento State women’s basketball completed its comeback win after a hard fought back and forth win at home against San Jose State. Read the recap here:
Sophomore center Isnelle Natabou attempts to stop junior forward Evelien Lutje Schipholt from scoring. Sacramento State lost their home opener to Cal 90-71 at Haas Pavilion.

Sac State women’s basketball loses season opener 90-71

Mark Campbell takes first loss in return to PAC-12
November 10, 2021
Sacramento State women’s basketball gave up 52 points in the paint and loses 90-71 in Mark Campbell’s return to the PAC-12.
Graduate guard Lianna Tillman (left) and senior guard Summer Menke get ready to go in for five-on-five drills at practice in the Hornets Nest on Oct. 26, 2021. Menke and Tillman will get the opportunity to show their leadership against Cal on Nov. 9.

Preview: Sac State women’s basketball looks to change losing culture

Program hasn't had winning season since 2014-15
November 9, 2021
New head coach Mark Campbell leaves the University of Oregon to turn around a losing Sac State program that hasn’t had a winning season since the 2014-15.

Best and worst cheesecake flavors?!: State Hornet BUZZED

November 7, 2021

On this episode of BUZZED: Editor-In-Chief Jordan Parker, visuals editor Ayaana Williams, audience engagement editor Kaylin Flatland and sports editor John Cabales discuss cheesecake. Parker, who calls...

Kathy Jamieson, Sacramento State professor of kinesiology and California Faculty Association member, protests along with other CFA members on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The association argued for fair pay and diversity among faculty.

[Photo] CSU Chancellor faces faculty protests, anti-racism questions at Sac State during visit

November 4, 2021

Kathy Jamieson, Sacramento State professor of kinesiology and California Faculty Association member, protests along with other CFA members on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. The association argued for fair pay...

Graphic made in Canva

The best and worst cheesecakes from The Cheesecake Factory: STATE HORNET BUZZED

November 2, 2021

On today’s episode of Buzzed, four editors debate the best and worst cheesecake options you can get from The Cheesecake Factory. With John’s expertise as an employee at The Cheesecake Factory, along...

Sophomore slugger brings championship pedigree to Sac State softball team

Lewa Day has 9 home runs on the season
April 24, 2021
Lewa Day and her former coach have high expectations for her while she’s at Sac State: “When it is all said and done, I plan to see her name in the Sac State record books,” her former coach Michael Thomas said.
Karlee Soderberg (center), hitter for Sac State Volleyball, breaks with her team for the opening home game against Idaho State at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. The Hornets lost in back-to-back matches against the University of Northern Colorado in six straight sets on Feb. 7 and 8 at Bank of Colorado arena.

Sac State volleyball dominated by Northern Colorado in back-to-back losses

Hornets lose 3-0 in both matches
February 9, 2021
The Sacramento State volleyball team, who were on a three-match winning streak, lost to the University of Northern Colorado twice in a row.
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