Sacramento Snipers Press Releases

  • Not te Result Wanted, but Still the Best for Snipers +

    High hopes fell flat in post-season. Failing to take the division championship that many people predicted, the Snipers exited the playoffs in round 2 for the second year in a row. However, seeing as they lost to the champions, and seeing as they took the first game in Tampa, it still makes this the best season on record for the Snipers. And so... another year done. What does 2027 bring? For starters, Octavio Morrison and Justin Malone are both entering Free Agency. In fact, there are only four Snipers who have contracts in the upcoming season: Troy Howse, Lynwood Emmert, Gregory Santiago, and Michael Sickler. And with only their 2nd round draft pick available, it will be up to free Read More
  • Round 2 +

    A 4-1 series win against the Invaders moves the Snipers into round 2 of the playoffs, and into a repeat of last season. Once again it will be Sacramento vs Tampa, 2nd seed vs 3rd. This time will hopefully have a much different outcome, seeing as both Lynwood Emmert and Gregory Santiago are healthy this time around. "Our greatest asset is our depth," noted coach Gonzaga at the resent press conference for round 2. "In each of our four wins against the Invaders, a different Sniper was named as Player of the Game - Troy (Howse), Lynwood (Emmert), Octavio (Morrison) and Greg (Santiago). If the Invaders shifted to try to cover one person, someone else stepped up to lead us to Read More
  • Post-season and Awards +

    Some may recall the prediction made at the beginning of the season. Suffice it to say, the 56 wins and division championship did not materialize as predicted. The Snipers had to make do with only 46 in the W column (down one from last year), and 3rd seed again. That being said, prospects in the post-season are far more optimistic, with both Lynwood Emmert and Gregory Santiago healthy this time. With another prediction, as they managed a 1st round sweep last year despite injuries, this round will also be a sweep. Emmert and Howse win awards Emmert was named All-OBA for the 4th year in a row, cementing himself as one of the best SGs in league history, and he's Read More
  • A Few Words With Gregory Santiago +

    On his recent contract extension: "Every year the same thing happens: in-demand top players declare they'll test for free agency. Several teams announce they're trying for him. Taunting happens between the GMs. And when Free Agency happens, they just re-sign with their current team because they can offer the largest contract. It's all so much drama. Lots of players seem to love drama; I know Lyn does. This way, I set the terms. Max value but not being addled to the 6-year contract the team will throw at me. All done quietly, with no drama. On the Snipers current record: "Who would've thought even two years ago that the Snipers would be the top of the conference? (author's note: at Read More
  • The 2026 Snipers +

    The Sacramento Snipers have started the season with a bang - pun intended - with a 4-0 beginning to what looks to be a hallmark year, and several predict the team to take the division... and who knows where that might lead? Lead by one of the best in the league right now (who already has a Player of the Week nod), this is without a doubt the best home team Sacramento has seen since becomeing a franchise. Here is your 2026 Sacramento Snipers: The Starters: PG Troy Howse - Regardless of who will be mentioned later, this is still the Howse that Troy built. Entering his 6th season with the Snipers, a lot people forget that he is only 24 years old. Read More
  • Lynwood Emmert and Some Other Guys Sign Contracts +

    With a lackluster draft - the Snipers had no picks - Free Agency is where the team needed to make all its decisions. And it made the most important one right off the bat: Lynwood Emmert signed a contract worth more than the entire Power Balance Pavillion. The 6 year, $119 million contract will keep Emmert on the team for the foreseeable future, because GM Noonan would probably be shot dead if he ever deigned to trade him. That also keeps last season's starting five intact, and as the three 24 year olds improve, the gameplay will also improve. Also returning to the lineup is 30 year old Michael Sickler. The definitive "6th man" on the team, typically playing minutes at 2, Read More
  • The Unexpected +

    When Lynwood Emmert broke his arm with one game left in the season, the collective opinion of everyone - include Snipers fans - was that the season was over. The series against the Americans was to be just a formality, and the team would start planning for 2025. Apparently, the team decided to prove us all wrong in a big way. Lead by the newly nicknamed Gregory "Freaking" Santiago, the Snipers put on a brute-force inside clinic and swept Philly 4-0. The 3rd year PF ranks 2nd in the playoffs for point with 27.5 ppg, and leads in rebounds with 14.5 rpg. The main decided for all 4 games was the disparity in personal fouls. The Snipers drew 124 fouls in the Read More
  • Ott Acquired, Colton Drafted +

    The 2025 season is under way, with pre-draft trades completed and another draft in the history book. One of those trades included the Snipers, which was met with a plethora of negativity from all sides. GM Chris Noonan has been missing in action since the trade; he never even attended the draft, sending head coach Bonifacio Gonzaga and new scout Lon Wells in his place. Noonan has refused all requests for interviews as well, however someone from the Snipers was kind enough to respond to our questions.... if not in the nicest of words. "So, let me get this straight," stated Snipers All-Star*, All-OBA* Superstar* Lynwood Emmert. "Noonan gets rid of a $9 million human fouling machine in (Kevin) Kowalczyk... Read More
  • Snipers Make History, Enter Post-Season +

    Two years ago, the Sacramento Snipers were purchased by John Parker. Two years ago, he hired Chris Noonan. Two years ago, the Snipers had their worst season in franchise history. What a difference two years makes. For the first time, the Snipers will be playing in the OBWL playoffs. Although managing one win less than last season, their place in the standings was one better, which gets them 16th seed in the post-season. The placement sees them facing the best team in the league, a team they already play way too many times by being in their division: the Pioneers. A team they never beat in the regular season. When asked about the teams success, Noonan said, "I know it Read More
  • Off-Season Changes +

    2024 has only barely begun, and while the Sacramento Snipers haven't made any potential game-changing moves, they have made a few. Sometimes it's the minor tweaking which can make the difference between a win and a loss. 2023 set the franchise record for most wins in a season, and now the team looks to exceed that mark, and to finally return to post-season action. Urbin and Williams taken on as coaches A few staffing changes to highlight, most notably the hiring of former All-Defense forward Jaylon Urbin, who is making his first foray into being on the coaching side of the court. Urbin should hopefully be able to impart some on-court experience to the young guns on the team; he Read More
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