From Div. II redshirt to ARC’s best player

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Kameron Schmid and Barbara Harvey, Sports Editor and Scene Editor, respectively
March 26, 2014

Before the last home game of the season for the women’s basketball team, sophomores Caresse Williams and Mackenzie Theiler were honored. Each was called to the center of the court, where they received flowers from their families and a round of applause from the crowd. For Williams, the ceremony was... Read more »

Women make playoffs, season ends for men, and past athlete honored

Kameron Schmid, Sports Editor
February 27, 2014

On a night where a former men’s basketball player and student was remembered, both the men’s and women’s teams lost their last regular season games of the season. The women also made the playoffs. Alex Mirkovic was just finishing his first season as an American River College athlete four and a... Read more »

Sierra rolls through ARC in basketball doubleheader

ARC guard Damion Trujillo shoots with two Sierra players defending

Kameron Schmid and Kevin Sheridan, Sports Editor and Staff Writer
January 28, 2014

Photo credit: Phillip Kingsley            Freshman forward Nazarly Yakimchuk takes it to the hoop in Friday’s game against the Sierra College Wolverines.         On a night where recently slain ARC student Marc Zhuchenko was honored, the visiting Sierra College Wolverines... Read more »

ARC basketball programs donate Friday’s game proceeds to Zhuchenko family

Sophomore guard Gloria Garcia goes for a layup in Friday nights game against the Sierra College Wolverines, the proceeds of which went to the Marc Zhuchenko memorial fund.

Melissa Hurtado, John Ferrannini, News Editor, Staff Writer
January 27, 2014

The proceeds from ticket sales and the concession stand during Friday’s men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Sierra College were donated to the family of recently killed American River College student and employee, Marc Zhuchenko. Friends and family mourned the loss of 22-year-old... Read more »

Women have their eyes on playoff opportunity

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Ed Gebing and Kyle Moore, Co-Editor In Chief, Staff Writer
January 24, 2014

While many students enjoyed their downtime during the winter break, the American River College women’s basketball team was in the midst of their 2014 season. The women have a record of 9-8 and are 4-2 since December 27. They are 3-2 in the Big 8 with 9 conference games remaining on the season. “I... Read more »

Proceeds from Friday’s basketball games going to Marc Zhuchenko’s family

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John Ferrannini, Staff Writer
January 23, 2014

The American River College women’s and men’s basketball teams will be donating the proceeds from Friday’s doubleheader against Sierra College to Marc Zhuchenko’s memorial fund. Marc Zhuchenko was the 22-year-old former ARC student and employee killed during an attempted robbery on January 9... Read more »

2014 NBA draft potentials are kings of the court

Shedric Allen, Staff Writer
December 18, 2013

Just a month into basketball season, the hype on the 2014 NBA draft class is at its peak. This draft is supposed to be one of the top drafts in NBA history. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, and Julius Randle are the top prospects this draft, showing plenty of promise over the other college prospects. The... Read more »

Ballers, Britches, and Buttondowns: From Cotton to Cool

Brooke Purves and Ed Gebing, Copy Chief and Sports Editor
December 17, 2013

“I used to wear a uniform just like that,” said American River College basketball coach Mark Giorgi when showed a 1980 picture of former ARC basketball players wearing close-fitting short shorts. Uniforms for nearly every sport played at ARC have undergone some change in the last 30 or 40 years,... Read more »

Men’s basketball falls to 0-2 as Yuba College dominates Beaver Classic opener

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Jorden Hales, News Editor
November 18, 2013

In its first contest of the Beaver Classic Tournament, the American River College men’s basketball team lost a one-sided contest to Yuba College Nov. 15. Led by forward Jayson Williams, who scored 22 points, Yuba used an aggressive full-court press and man-to-man defense to hand the Beavers their second... Read more »

For a young team, the sky’s the limit

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Ed Gebing and J'Neil Gibson, Sports Editor and Staff Writer
November 15, 2013

The American River College women’s basketball tipped off its season with a home game Saturday Nov. 9, taking on College of San Mateo. After finishing last season with a record of 15-16, the women are looking to build the program back up.  The women are returning only one starter from last season,... Read more »

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