Sacramento Snipers Press Releases

  • A Landmark Year For the Snipers +

    2023 has turned out to be a landmark year for the Sacramento Snipers. While they missed the mark of returning to the post-season, they set a franchise record for wins in a season at 39. And if they show a similar improvement next season, the playoffs will be a certainty. Much of that falls upon the shoulders of GM Noonan and any moves he makes in the off-season. With a controversial pick-up of Kevin Kowalczyk late in the season that some say hurts the team more than helps, he will need to find improvement in his front court to make things work. And for the second time in as many years, the Snipers congratulate a Rookie of the Year. Gregory Read More
  • So Won't the Real Emmert Please Stand Up? +

    It would appear Snipers star and all-around-bad-apple Lynwood Emmert can't stay out of the news lately. After the team's 2-point win over the Invaders last night - in Indiana no less - Emmert called Lynwood Jamison "Fake Lynwood" on TV, citing Invader's GM Matt Reid's recent label of "The Real Lynwood" in the media. Adding salt to the wound, Emmert was named the Player of the Game for that game, with 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 25 points. Emmert added, "A guy that has to call someone 'The Real' anything, probably has to deal with a bit of an inferiority complex. But we all know who the real Lynwood was tonight. And every night." Emmert also nabbed Player of the Week by Read More
  • Trades, Injuries, and Court Dates +

    It's been a busy week for the Snipers, with a lot of events to unpack. The biggest news of the week would be the trade at the deadline; the first trade in the tenure of GM Chris Noonan. Almost universally seen as a bad trade for the Snipers, it brings Keven Kowalczyk to Sacramento, in exchange for prospects Terrence Latimer and Aaron Todd, backup Tim Wood, and next season's 2nd round pick. Ostensibly this was to get a starter at SG to move Emmert back to SF where's he's more comfortable. Critics decry Kowalczyk's lack of shooting and foul problems. However, his first 4 games with Sacramento saw the newcomer with three 20+ ppg games, and he's only fouled 6 Read More
  • Lynwood Emmert Trashes Hotel Room, Faces Fines +

    Lynwood Emmert is due in Anaheim court later this week as he faces a charge of vandalism after trashing his hotel room the night of the All Star game. According to reports, Emmert did not attend the game, instead preferring to remain in his room for the remainder of his time after the Rookie vs Sophomore game. Witnesses claim the young Sniper was ranting quite loudly during the incident, with one anonymous bystander saying he was upset at not being selected for the All Star game itself. Back in Sacramento, Emmert had this to say when entering a local restaurant: "At the advice of my lawyer, I won't give any comment on the incident that happened in Anaheim. However, let Read More
  • Road Trip a Success +

    The Snipers wrapped up a 7 game road trip with a 101-100 nail-biter in New Jersey, with their only loss coming at the hands of the Americans. This gives them a 20-17 record, the same number of wins for the entirety of last season. So, as long at the team wins at least one more game, this season is an improvement. The team is currently 3rd in the division, 6.5 games back from the Archers, but 3 games ahead of the Dragoons. Assuming that trends holds, the Snipers will see post-season game play for the first time since 2014 - and for those of you breaking the 4th wall, the first time since FBB became a thing. Lynwood Emmert continues his Read More
  • A November to Remember +

    There's only one game left in November to play, but regardless of its outcome, November 2023 will go down as the November to Remember. Currently on a 6-game winning streak (which won't be shocking to see another W against the Lumberjacks), the Snipers are 8-6 so far this season; undefeated at home, and 7th in the Western conference. A far distance from where they were last season, and even further from many people's expected outcomes this year. And you can't blame it on schedule - not only were the Snipers expected to be the losing side on most schedules, they've won against teams like the Swing and the Thunderbirds, the latter already twice and one of those in Arizona. The Howse Read More
  • The 2023 Sacramento Snipers +

    2023 is upon us, and with a 3-3 pre-season done with, hopes are high in SacTown. But everyone will tell you: pre-season is not the season. And it's a long season ahead. The future looks particularly bright, but the question is: how far away is that bright future? Probably not this year. But improvement seems inevitable, and perhaps we might get a glimpse of what may be. Your 2023 Sacramento Snipers: C Charles Lao: Lao looks like he'll get the start at center, regardless of the rather large one-year contract handed to Kevin Mazzola. Lao brings a stability to the middle, and is entirely capable of a double-double every night. C Kevin Mazzola: A late signing in free agency, it Read More
  • So Much For the 2022 Season +

    Cause we had.... high hope, we had... high hopes... I suppose "not with a bang, but a whisper" would be applicable as well. The Snipers did not even meet the stated goal of one win better than last season. In fact, they were one win worse, with a 20-60 finish. New owner, larger budget, new general manager.... same results. Even the one bright spot in the year is just a mote of light in a sea of darkness; Lynwood Emmert earned the 2022 Rookie of the Year title. But then, this was a known result 30 seconds after he was drafted - given his team, and the amount of game time he would be given. He was top-15 for points on Read More
  • The Truth of Silence +

    If you've wondered how the Snipers were doing this season, look no further than recent press releases: silence. One universal truth to the OBWL, when a team is doing badly, the front office tends to say less. Promoting a good team brings in more tickets; talking about a bad team is depressing. So, most bad teams tend to keep a lid on the press. Now, die-hard fans and people who claim to know the game inside and out will tell you the Snipers are a better team this year than last. In 2021 the team had an 21-59 record. Right now they are 18-38. So yes, 4 more wins means they're going better. On paper. But they were 6th in Read More
  • After 10 +

    Sacramento, California - Ten games into the season, the Sacramento Snipers are not doing altogether that bad. With a 4-6 record, including a couple of games which could be considered upsets, the Snipers, while not a bastion of post-season glory, are looking much better than they did last season. Slowly but surely the team is starting to come together... and if they could solve a couple of problems in the post, they could actually make something of themselves. And while all eyes are on Lynwood Emmert, he's not the sole factor in the betterment of the team. Todd Butterfield is a great addition at point, with 12 ppg, 6 apg, and 2 spg. Ross Hanner is showing he hasn't lost a Read More
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