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Fast and furious

Fast and furious

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

February 13, 2013

Former ARC student finds success in a “no holds bar” racing scene. It takes a great deal of experience and skill to hone a craft. As for West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod racer Scott Bailey, 56, that statement holds true. Pro Mod racing is a “no holds bar” form of quarter mile drag racing, defined ...

Men’s cross-country looks to rebuild after back-to-back championships

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

December 5, 2012

After becoming the first northern California school to win back-to-back state cross-country championships during a 49-year history, the American River College men’s team will be rebuilding. But after losing two standout runners in Matt Airola and Will Melton, is a three-peat possible? “Anything...

Loss of a parent

Loss of a parent

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

December 5, 2012

The Current’s sports editor details her healing journey after family tragedy I lost my mother when I was 23 years old. She passed away at the young age of 53. Nearly two years later, I still fight back the tears when people ask me, “What happened?” On Jan. 9, 2011, my mom left her house at...

Need For Speed

Need For Speed

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

December 5, 2012

With his recent first place finish at the California Community College Cross-Country Championships, Matt Airola has become quite possibly the most “metal” person on campus. “It’s something we say on the team,“ said Airola. “Instead of cool, it’s metal.” Airola, a native of Angels...

Third time’s a charm for men’s cross-country team

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 26, 2012

Beavers capture third state championship with back-to-back season victories It was déjà vu all over again for Head Coach Rick Anderson and the American River College men’s cross-country team – the men won the state title at the California Community College Cross-Country Championships for the ...

Sports Briefs – Nov 23 2012

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 26, 2012

Men’s Basketball – The men played in the Shasta tournament on Nov. 16-18. The team went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Merrit College but lost to Diablo Valley College and Ohlone College. The team’s next home game isn’t until Jan. 11 when they play Sacramento City College. Cross-Country ...

ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

ARC players don’t get a kick out of soccer fields

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 25, 2012

Poor turf quality has faculty and teams pushing for changes American River College has a modern stadium, gyms and playing fields. The football field has high quality turf, the baseball and softball diamonds are maintained regularly and the tennis courts and basketball gyms have been recently renovated. The...

ARC’s Dusty Baker Center closes temporarily

The Dusty Baker Center, a counseling office for student-athletes, has a sign posted on its door since Oct. 12 claiming that the office is

Sarah Scott and Jessica Maynard

November 8, 2012

A sign on the door of the Dusty Baker Center reads “closed today.” This sign has been hanging there since Oct. 12. Campus officials said the temporary closing of the center would allow time for administrators to modify its mission of how best to serve student-athletes. “It’s going to be...

Rise of concussions in sports lead to concerns for ARC athletes

Jessica Maynard & Sergio Portela, Jessica Maynard, and Sergio Portela

October 24, 2012

“I forgot the play that I made,” Nicole Lopes said. “I didn’t know the day. I thought it was the day before. I was dizzy. I had an instant headache. When I was on the ground trying to get up, I couldn’t. My eyes wouldn’t open and I didn’t know where I was.” Lopes, a sophomore forward...

In Our Heads- Sports Editor Jessica Maynard

In Our Heads- Sports Editor Jessica Maynard

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 24, 2012

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn - This classic thriller has perfectly written characters and proves knowledge is the ultimate power in any relationship. The book will play with your mind; one minute you think you have the book figured out and in the next chapter everything changes. “Dead Trigger” for Android p...

ARC women’s volleyball ‘Digs Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

ARC women’s volleyball ‘Digs Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 16, 2012

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the American River College volleyball team took the opportunity to join the fight against breast cancer by joining the Side-Out foundation. The Side-Out foundation was established in 2004 by volleyball coach Rich Duentz after his Mother had battled...

Volleyball duo cause spike in team’s success

Freshmen Katie Christner and Nicole Hareland lead the team in several categories helping propel the Beavers to fifth in the state. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 10, 2012

“They’re too young” or “they’re too inexperienced” are statements often associated with teams that have a lack of veteran leadership. Being young is seen as a weakness in the sports world, but for the American River College volleyball team, it may be their strength. Behind the play of...

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