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A handful of sports are on the rise, with some being relatively new and other being variations of already popular sports. (Photo courtesy of vectorpocket on Freepik)

The top five sports on the rise in American households

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor May 3, 2024

For a long time, the sports landscape in the U.S. has been run by the NFL, NBA and MLB. Those three leagues, and their collegiate counterparts, have consistently dominated the television ratings. However,...

The Sacramento Kings light the beam against The Oklahoma City Thunder on November 10, 2023. (Photo by Waheed Daud)

Kings Season Recap: Injury challenges and Playoff dreams crushed

Waheed Daud, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

The Sacramento Kings finished the regular season with a final record of 46-36 and were the 9th seed in the Western Conference. De’Aaron Fox averaged 26.6 points per game and led the NBA in steals per...

American River College guard Tamai Mancuso drives to the hoop during the game against Folsom Lake College on February 15, 2024. (Photo by Chris Johnson)

ARC women’s basketball falls short against Folsom Lake

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

The American River College women’s basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a blowout game against Folsom Lake College on Feb. 15, with the final score seeing the FLC Falcons take a 92-56 victory...

American River College guard Jay Burgess shoots over a Santa Rosa Junior College defender during its game on February 13, 2024. (Photo by Chris Johnson)

ARC men’s basketball falls in a close battle against Santa Rosa

Chris Johnson, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The American River College men’s basketball team lost a home game to Santa Rosa Junior College on Feb. 13 by a final score of 79-70, extending their current losing streak to three. A hard-fought battle...

Kyle Kuzma, Tyus Jones, Matisse Thybulle and Jonathan Isaac are among the trade targets that make the most sense for the Sacramento Kings at the NBA trade deadline. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings must make a move before the NBA trade deadline

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor February 7, 2024

While the Sacramento Kings stand firmly in the middle of the Western Conference playoff picture, it is imperative for their front office to make a move prior to the NBA’s Feb. 8 trade deadline. It...

The Kings will look to expand on their last season, in which they went 48-34 and finished as the third seed in the Western Conference. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

The Sacramento Kings’ 2022-2023 success was not a fluke

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 25, 2023

Last season, the Sacramento Kings took the entire NBA by surprise, ending its 16-season playoff drought and earning the Western Conference’s third seed with a 48-34 record. Many expect the Kings to regress...

The Sacramento Kings will face the Golden State Warriors in game three on April 20 at 7 p.m., ending a 16 season playoff drought. (Photo by Kaitlyn Riley)

Sacramento Kings will make it past the first round of playoffs

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

After missing the playoffs for 16 consecutive seasons, the Sacramento Kings ended their playoff drought on March 29 against the Portland Trailblazers. The Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors in...

The American River College women’s basketball team brings home the first win of the season, 68-41, against Gavilan Junior College on Nov. 19. (Photo by Carla Montaruli)

ARC women’s basketball team gets first win over Gavilan Junior College, 68-41

Carla Montaruli, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

The American River College women’s basketball team won its first game against Gavilan Junior College on Nov. 19, during their first game on the home court. That brought the team to 1-2 overall on...

Guard Devon Haynes in possession of the ball during the second half of American River College’s game against Lassen on Nov. 11. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC men’s basketball drops it’s fourth straight game to start the season against Lassen

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

The American River College men’s basketball team lost to the Lassen Community College basketball team on Nov. 11 at home by a score of 71-58. The team is currently on a four-game losing streak to...

Beavers forward Obinna Ibewiro makes the first basket of the game though ARC would lose 67-47 to Siskiyous on Nov. 10. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC men’s basketball team loses to College of the Siskiyous 67-47

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor November 22, 2022

The American River College men’s basketball team faced College of the Siskiyous Eagles on Nov. 10 at home, losing 67-47.  Though ARC forward,Obinna Ibewiro, scored the first basket of the game, baskets...

Fans sit in the bleachers for the first time in two years during American River College’s mens basketball game on Feb. 22, 2022. (Screenshot via ARC Live Stream)

ARC sports fans now allowed to attend indoor events

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 9, 2022

American River College announced on Feb. 22 that fans will be allowed at indoor sporting events for the first time in two years. Spectators had been unable to attend indoor sporting events since the COVID-19...

Kobe Bryant left a huge impact on the game of basketball and his legacy will forever inspire basketball players all over the world. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s men’s basketball team reflects on Kobe Bryant’s legacy

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor February 6, 2022

Jan. 26 marked two years since basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter accident.  Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers. Over his 20-year career, he was...

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