The State Hornet

Volleyball transfer returns after injury

Joe Davis

October 2, 2012

Standing at 6-feet-2-inches tall, sophomore right-side hitter for the Sacramento State women’s volleyball team Kiley Mansfield has all the physical tools required to be dominant on the court. Mansfield grew up in Chico where she was a three-sport athlete at Pleasant Valley High School which is known for ...

Persson sinks a hole-in-one to lead women’s golf in season opener

Persson sinks a hole-in-one to lead women’s golf in season opener

State Hornet Staff

September 26, 2012

Junior transfer Lisa Persson made her way into the Sacramento State record books this past weekend with a hole-in-one to start the 2012 season.The shot came in the final round on the par-3 sixth hole at the WSU Cougar Cup in Pullman, Wash., Tuesday.This was the first hole-in-one by any golfer since the...

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

Buzz of the Crowd: Trio of running backs; help or harm?

State Hornet Staff

September 25, 2012

In football, teams are lucky to have one premier running back to lean on, let alone three.But what if it actually harms the chemistry of the offense?In 2009, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ran for more than 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. His backup, Chester Taylor, only ran for 338 yards whi...

Hornet runners plan post-college careers

Hornet runners plan post-college careers

James Heck

September 18, 2012

For the cross country runners on the Sacramento State men’s and women’s teams, the emphasis of their training and commitment pertain to collegiate running. After college, the different avenues runners can or want to pursue depend on athletic ability, opportunity and sheer desire to continue runn...

Heroic Sac State football kicker offered scholarship

Heroic Sac State football kicker offered scholarship

Joe Davis

September 11, 2012

When Edgar Castaneda hit a 30-yard game-winning field goal to help his team beat the Pac-12’s University of Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, he earned more than a victory and the respect of his teammates - he helped pay for his education. During the post-game speech, head coach Marshall Sperbeck announce...

Football gets paid as it conquers another Pac-12 school

State Hornet Staff

September 11, 2012

One field goal gave Sacramento State football more than it could ever imagine.With no time remaining in the game against the University of Colorado, kicker Edgar Castaneda’s 30-yard field goal sailed through the goalposts to give the Hornets a 30-28 win Saturday afternoon in Boulder, Colo.“I’m kind ...

Kickers set goal for new kicking unit

Kickers set goal for new kicking unit

Joe Davis

August 28, 2012

Sometimes the butt of jokes and often overlooked, the kicker position is a hot topic surrounding the Sacramento State Hornet football team heading into the 2012 season. After last year’s woeful performance in the kicking game, nobody is laughing now. In 2011, redshirt freshman Jason Diniz was thru...