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American River College runners Eleanor Velez, Hannah Montague, and Jessica Swingle compete in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the 31st annual beaver relays on March 4, 2016 at ARC. Vasquez finished 2nd, Montague finished 3rd, and Swingle finished 4th in the event. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

ARC women’s track & field team returns to practice

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The American River College women's track and field team has returned to on-campus face-to-face practice for the spring 2021 season. Practice will continue throughout the spring season, however, competitions...


Tiger Woods has engraved a place in the hearts of many children he has helped through the TGR foundation to recognize their potential and cultivate their aspirations towards higher education and a career. (Photo via Tiger Woods website)

Tiger Woods’ impact goes far beyond the golf community

Gwen Mahler and Staff Writer April 19, 2021

In February, golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Woods was extricated from the car and it was initially reported that he suffered serious injuries to both...

Former Oakland Athletics player and American River College alumnus, Dallas Braden speaks to attendees of the Los Rios Foundation Honors and Awards Gala at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 2015. Braden was a guest at the gala where he was one of four alumni honored by the foundation on the occasion of the Los Rios district's 50th anniversary. (File Photo).

10 professional athletes who once attended ARC

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 11, 2021

When people normally think of professional athletes, they think that most of them were five-star athletes who went to Division One colleges. Well, that isn’t always the case, as some start out at smaller...

Bethani Black, ARC women’s swim coach says the women’s swim team will spend the rest of spring getting back into the water, in shape with hopes to make a full return in fall of 2021. (File photo)

ARC women’s swim team hopes to be back to full training by fall 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The women’s swimming department has started to make its slow return during the rest of the spring semester. American River College women’s swimming coach Bethani Black says she hopes that the team...

American River College softball outfielder Kirsten Cox swings and misses in the bottom of the fifth inning against Sacramento City at American River College in Spring 2019. Late spring sports at ARC are expected to return as the county moves into the red tier in the states' reopening plan, in Spring 2021. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Outdoor late spring sports will resume when Sacramento County enters the red tier of the states reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

After a long time of waiting and anticipation, American River College and the rest of the Los Rios Community College District’s colleges have opted into the Big 8 conferences plans for a late spring...

In recent years, there has been an increase of women in ownership roles with professional sports teams. This is important, because it creates diversity and shows young girls and women that anything is possible. (Photo illustration by Heather Amberson)

Women’s ownership in sports is vital to growing the game

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 17, 2021

For a long time, the only people you saw in sports ownership roles were white males. That has started to change in recent years with people of all races and genders entering into an ownership role within...

With all of sports at ARC on a hiatus due to the pandemic, the football team is still hoping that they'll have the chance to play in Spring 2021. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC’s football team stuck on standby for CCCAA’s announcement

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor December 15, 2020

The sports world has been heavily impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, and sports at American River College are feeling the effect as well with no sports played during the fall semester. One of those...

Athletes and fans have been away from school sports for a while. With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, it seems sports themselves may have to wait even longer before returning to action. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

ARC sports without fans is better than nothing

Dylan Lillie, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 10, 2020

Collegiate sports have many different elements, whether it be pre-game preparation or plays and schemes that haven’t ever been run to attempt and confuse the opposing side. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

 ISA 2000 is a three-minute drive from ARC and reopened a few months ago to allow practice. However, when Sacramento moved into the purple tier of coronavirus infections, their youth leagues were postponed. (Photo by Athena Acevedo)

With sports at a standstill, ISA 2000 is an option for soccer players

Athena Acevedo, Staff Writer December 9, 2020

Due to coronavirus closures, the athletic teams at American River College have had to curb their seasons for the 2020-2021 school year. Because of this, soccer players are able to take advantage of the...

The American River College women’s volleyball team, which won the state championship in 2018, fought hard to try and retain its position through 2019. Players and their supporting faculty are hoping to hit the ground running next year. (Photo by Emily Mello)

ARC women’s volleyball season bumped to spring 2021

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

The American River College women’s volleyball team entered the 2019 season as defending state champions. Though there were some stumbles during the early weeks of the season, with the team losing four...

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

Los Rios Community College Spring 2020 athletes have been granted extended eligibility for their semester of school, and fall students will hear shortly whether the LRCCD will grant eligibility for their semester as well. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

State college association to allow spring 2020 students to annul season and gain eligibility back

Dylan Lillie and Will Minke October 19, 2020

It’s been over six months since the California Community College Athletic Association canceled the seasons for spring 2020 sports. Now, nearly halfway through the fall 2020 semester, this previous cancelation...

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