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The Oakland As will play their baseball at Sutter Health Park from 2025-2028 (Photo Illustration by Chris Johnson)

MLB announces Athletics will play in West Sacramento ahead of official Las Vegas move

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

The Oakland Athletics announced on April 4 that they will play their home Major League Baseball games at West Sacramento’s Sutter Health Park starting in the 2025 season through the 2027 season.  The...

American River College’s left fielder Marcus Babauta hits an RBI single to bring in Nick Golden, ARC’s right fielder, in the team’s 9-4 loss to Modesto Junior College on April 20, 2024. (Photo by Will Forseth)

ARC men’s baseball swept by Modesto JC

Will Forseth, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

In the hot Modesto sun, the American River baseball team encountered its third consecutive loss in the last game of the three-game series after losing 9-4 against the Modesto Junior College Pirates on...

The Oakland Athletics are set to call Sutter Health Park home from 2025-2028. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

Sacramento shouldn’t allow A’s to move into town

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor April 23, 2024

The Oakland Athletics have been a stalwart in both the baseball and sports world for a very long time. However, with an abysmal roster and a move to Las Vegas in 2028 being almost certain, the team’s...

American River College first baseman Alex Olson has his foot on base just in case his opponent, Nate Vargas, would try to steal second base in the game against Folsom Lake College on March 7, 2024. (Photo by Elisha Chandra)

ARC baseball’s slump continues

Elisha Chandra, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

The slump continues for the American River College baseball team. The Beavers came into its March 7 home game against Folsom Lake College hoping to snap a three-game losing streak. That was not the case,...

American River College pitcher Jake Morell on the mound in game one of a three-game series against Sierra College on March 23. (Photo by Matthew Soderlund)

ARC baseball team swept by Sierra College in three-game series

Matthew Soderlund, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

The American River College baseball team continued its conference slump on March 25 after being swept in a three-game series against Sierra College.  Game one was decided early, as the Wolverines scored...

The rainy conditions are affecting American River College spring sports such as baseball, softball and tennis. Teams are forced to reschedule games and find other ways to practice and stay in shape. (Photo by Kaitlyn Riley)

Rain causes ARC sports to reschedule games

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

Due to the storms that have occurred since December, many outdoor sports at American River College have been impacted. Steven Roberson, dean of kinesiology and athletics, said that the sports most affected...

American River College Left Fielder Christian Restori swings and gets an infield single. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC baseball swept in first series of the season

Jonathan Plazola, Feature Editor February 10, 2023

The American River College men’s baseball team was swept in a three-game series against West Valley College to begin the season at home on Jan. 31. The final score was 10-5. While the team started...

Major League Baseball imposed a lockout to get a new Collective Bargaining Agreement made. But the lockout ended up delaying the regular season, angering players, and turning fans away from the game in favor of other sports. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB Lockout has permanently scarred baseball

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 20, 2022

After the Atlanta Braves won the World Series, the Major League Baseball offseason began. Free agents signed new contracts with new teams and baseball fans across the country were excited for the new season,...

The MLB saw many pitchers having historically good seasons in 2021. Little did the world know that those pitchers used substances such as sunscreen, rosin, and pine tar to doctor their pitches. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB’s newest cheating scandal is worse than steroids

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

Since the creation of Major League Baseball in 1869, baseball has been known as a game of sportsmanship and integrity. Any actions that are unsportsmanlike or ungentlemanly are frowned upon and punishments...

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...

Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros were caught cheating in the 2017 season by using cameras and trash cans to signal their batters what type of pitch was coming. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Brandon Zamora March 16, 2020

For as long as anyone can remember, cheating in sports is something that’s always happened. Teams and players throughout history in every sport have cheated at one point or another and it’ll keep happening...

American River College baseball manager Doug Jumelet talks to his team after getting routed 15-7 by Diablo Valley College in 2015. Jumelet is not qualified to manage the baseball team for he hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2005. (File Photo)

Opinion: ARC baseball should dump Jumelet, now

Gabe Carlos May 1, 2019

The American River College baseball team finished its 2019 season in a 7-1 victory over Cosumnes River College on April 26. The team finished its season with a poor 8-32 overall record and went 5-19...

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