The American River Current

ARC theater students build the world of “Music Man”

American River College students Alice Morgan, left, and Kori Einsel build the sets for the upcoming theater production of

Kevin Sheridan

October 6, 2015

While many students at American River College started work at the beginning of the semester, the members of the theater department had been already working for months. Former stagework student and theater tech work major Kathy Smith said that the sets used in a play are beneficial because they rel...

ARC falls on the road to no.2 ranked College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo slot receiver David Rango leaps over his own player before being tackled by American River College safety Robert Sanders during ARC's 42-10 loss to CSM on Oct. 3, 2015. CSM ran for 298 yards against ARC's defense. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan

October 5, 2015

American River College’s football team was defeated by College of San Mateo by a score of 42-10, in a game which ARC’s defense surrendered 298 total yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Though no CSM running back had more than 100 yards, three of its backs finished with more than 50...

ARC heads back to bay area to play second ranked College of San Mateo

American River College running back Wadus Parker runs upfield during last season's 24-14 win over College of San Mateo. ARC, ranked no.1 in NorCal, will travel to San Mateo, ranked no.2 in NorCal, Saturday in a rematch of last season's game. (File Photo)

Kevin Sheridan

October 2, 2015

American River College’s football team is now ranked No. 1 in Northern California and is 3-1 after its 20-17 win over City College of San Francisco. The team will will travel back down to the Bay Area again to play College of San Mateo (3-1), ranked No. 2 in NorCal before its loss to San Joaquin...

Notebook: CCSF win gives ARC momentum heading into San Mateo game

American River College head coach Jon Osterhout argues with the referees during ARC’s 20-17 defeat of City College of San Francisco on Sept. 26, 2015. ARC is ranked no.1 in NorCal after the 20-17 win. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

September 30, 2015

After defeating City College of San Francisco, ranked No. 3 ranked in the state on Sept. 21, American River College’s football team will head back out on the road to play College of San Mateo, formerly ranked No. 2 in the state, this Saturday. San Mateo (3-1) is coming off a 43-30 loss against San Joaquin D...

ARC drives 63 yards in 10 plays to win over CCSF

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher drops back to pass from his own endzone during ARC’s 20-17 win over City College of San Francisco on Sept. 26, 2015. Vercher threw for 280 yards, one touchdown and was 5-8 for 33 yards on the game winning drive. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

September 28, 2015

As the offense of American River College’s football team took the field with 3:19 to play in the game, linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk admitted he couldn’t bear to watch. “It’s just so much emotions going through my head and I’m glad that we finished,” he said. “Coach (Osterhout) emphasiz...

ARC offense explodes in the first half in 44-24 win

American River College wide receiver Khalil Hudson catches a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jihad Vercher during ARC football’s 44-24 win over San Joaquin Delta College on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Vercher threw for 287 yards and 5 touchdowns. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

September 21, 2015

American River College’s football team moved to 2-1 with a 44-24 win over San Joaquin Delta College in a game where ARC quarterback Jihad Vercher threw for five touchdowns and ran for one more. Vercher finished the game 16 for 31 with 287 yards, and also rushed for a touchdown and ran in a two-po...

ARC football team sits at 1-1 after two games

American River College wide receiver Jacob Sipes is brought down by De Anza defensive back Christian Rita during ARC’s 38-2 win over De Anza at the home opener on Sept. 12, 2015. ARC amassed 31 points in the first half alone. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

September 14, 2015

After losing its opener at Modesto Junior College by 31, American River College’s football team stands at 1-1 after defeating De Anza College 38-2. It will now look to move above .500 Saturday at home as it plays 1-1 San Joaquin Delta College. Day and night difference After getting blown out by ...

ARC bounces back with 36-point win over De Anza

American River College running back Armand Shyne breaks tackles from De Anza defenders on Saturday's win 38-2 win over De Anza College on Saturday, Sept.12 2015. Shyne finished the game with 131 yards rushing. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan

September 13, 2015

American River College’s football team rebounded from last week’s loss to win 38-2 in a game in which quarterback Jihad Vercher threw for three touchdowns and ARC scored 31 first half points. ARC started the game firing on all cylinders on offense and defense. De Anza quarterback Ron Johns...

ARC’s offense gets bogged down in 41-10 loss

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher, left, watches from the sidelines after being pulled in the third quarter. Vercher, a sophmore transfer from Sacramento State, had 259 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

September 9, 2015

After American River College’s quarterbacks combined for just 12 interceptions last season, its new quarterbacks combined for nearly half that total in a 41-10 loss at Modesto Junior College. Starter Jihad Vercher was pulled in the third quarter after throwing two interceptions. Chris Guille...

Former Dean of Athletics returns to ARC after 14 years

Interim athletic director Bruce Werner returns to American River College after 14 years away. He was hired to the position after the retirement of Greg Warzecka and will serve in that position until Nov.1. (photo courtesy of American River College).

Kevin Sheridan

September 4, 2015

Even though he had been away from American River College for years, Bruce Werner made sure he checked the box scores for every sport. Werner, who was the dean of athletics from 1979 to 2001, has returned as the school’s interim athletic director until Nov. 1 in place of Greg Warzecka, who retired ...

Former ARC running back poised to win Heisman

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker is considered a dark horse candidate for the 2015 Heisman award after rushing for more than 1,500 yards in the 2014 season for the University of Utah. (file art)

Kevin Sheridan

September 3, 2015

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker is used to dealing with pressure. As the lead running back in his last season at ARC in the 2013 campaign, he amassed 1,427 yards and 15 touchdowns. Now playing for the University of Utah, Booker is facing a different kind of pressure, as he is conside...

ARC opens season against Modesto as title contenders

Linebacker Lawrence Hall, left, and defensive lineman Caleb Melton, right, line up against Modesto Junior College players on Sept. 6, 2014. ARC held MJC to 347 yards in the last meeting, MJC's second lowest total of the season. (File photo)

Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert

August 28, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Matthew Nobert After losing on a last second field goal to the Community College of San Francisco, American River College’s football team “can’t wait to get started.” It will begin its road to redemption on Sept. 5 at Modesto Junior College, who finished the 2014 season...

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