The American River Current

Getting recruited means more than excelling in the sport; ARC coaches speak about scouting that perfect fit

American River College running back Julie Leslie attempts to maneuver around a Laney College defensive back to score a touchdown. The game happened on Sept. 20, 2019, at ARC football field. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

April 1, 2020

American River College’s recruiting process for athletes requires coaches and staff members to dig into high schools and also around the district, to find who could fit better on the team and what specific qualities or ideas are expected from them as a college-level athlete.   “We go out an...

ARC makes statement win before playoffs

Running back Chris Osby works his way down the field to gain extra yards and help American River College in it's game against Feather River College at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 21, 2019

The American River College football team defeated the Feather River College Golden Eagles 51-20 in dominant fashion at ARC’s Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16. With this win, ARC’s football finished the season with an 8-2 record and finished 5-0 against conference opponents.  Since the first drive of the game, ARC had f...

ARC football’s defense stands strong for fourth consecutive win

American River College wide receiver, Eric Davis Jr. fights his way into the end zone to score a touchdown for his team on Nov. 2, 2019. ARC won the game 14-7. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

November 7, 2019

In a game that wasn’t decided until the last minute, the American River College football team hung on in a closely contested battle against the Butte College Roadrunners on Nov. 2 at ARC’s Beaver Stadium. The final score was 14-7 in favor of ARC, their fourth win in a row.  Both ARC and Butte ...

ARC football team wins lopsided game against Sierra, 45-14

ARC running back Jeremiah Johnson carries the ball in game versus Sierra College on Oct. 26, 2019 at American River College. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

Thomas Cathey

November 5, 2019

  The American River College football team defeated Sierra College on Saturday, Oct. 26 in a home game at the Beavers Stadium, with a final score of 45-14.  Head coach Jon Osterhout said he was satisfied with the effort of his team that day. He was also especially happy about beating a loc...

New partnership pairs drone pilots with the football team

Dan Reid launches a drone to film a few periods of football practice at American River College on Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Jack Harris

October 29, 2019

A black drone buzzed adjacent to the goal post, constantly adjusting for the best shot possible as the American River College football offense and defense slammed into each other on the field below.  The drone is the latest tool the ARC football team is using to improve its game. This is the first ...

ARC football faces consecutive losses

American River College’s wide receiver, Naequan Parker goes for a crucial touchdown to help his team get on the scoreboard in the game against Modesto Junior College on Sept. 28, 2019. ARC lost the game 38-20. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

Brandon Zamora

October 2, 2019

The American River College football team came up short in its game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates at Beaver Stadium at ARC on Sept. 28. The final score was 38-20 with ARC suffering its second loss of the season. ARC had a very rocky start to the game after going three and out on its fi...

ARC football wins home opener against Laney

American River College wide receiver Eric Davis Jr. attempts to maneuver around a Laney College defensive back to gain more yards. ARC won 15-10 against Laney College on Sept. 14, 2019. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

September 23, 2019

The football team at American River College emerged victorious against the defending state champion Laney College in its home opener for the season at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14. The final score was 15-10 in favor of ARC. ARC’s head coach Jon Osterhout said he was pleased with the performance of h...

Future looks bright for freshman defensive lineman

Freshman defensive lineman T.J Pesefea played just nine games for American River College while completing his goal to play one year at a community college and transfer to a Division I school. (Photo courtesy of T.J Pesefea)

Imani Smith

May 8, 2019

For many community college athletes, transferring out of American River College after only one year is a goal that can be difficult to reach. It’s reality, however, for football player, Tautala Pesefea — or ‘TJ’ for short. As a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman out of Foothill High School graduating in...

ARC football team optimistic for new season

The American River College football team celebrates a 22-7 victory after the game at Sierra College on Oct. 20, 2018. (File Photo)

Irene Jacobs

May 6, 2019

As the semester comes to a close at American River College, many student athletes and their teams are looking back on the past season and toward the future. With the summer semester being all that stands in the way before football starting up, head football coach Jon Osterhout says he is hopeful for the futu...

ARC Beavers crush Shasta in second half, 44-17

Vonathon Allen, running back for the American River College football team, attempts to rush the ball in the fourth quarter against Shasta at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. (photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 13, 2018

After a lackluster first half, the American River College football team earned its fifth win of the season, one week before its final game. Shasta College scored 17 points in the first half before the Beavers’ defense shut them down the entire second half. The Beavers’ offense also came alive in...

Star running back sets high standard for AR football team

Evyn Holtz, running back for the American River College football team, prepares for practice in the football locker room on Oct. 23, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 24, 2018

He had an average of 6.1 rushing yards per carry last season, one point more than Adrian Peterson had during his groundbreaking 2,000 yard rushing season in 2012. He had 12 touchdowns in 11 games. He’s only fumbled once in 200 carries. His name is Evyn Holtz. Evyn Holtz, a social sciences major who will...

ARC wins shootout over Siskiyous in OT, 44-37

Number 28 Mike Green celebrates a touchdown with teamates Donivan Hawkins, 84, and Jacob Pinola, 87, at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 13, 2018.

Tracy Holmes

October 16, 2018

American River College’s football team pulled a win out in overtime against the College of the Siskiyous on Oct. 13, bringing in a crucial win for the season. Running back Mike Green ran the game-winning touchdown in overtime, to give ARC the win, 44-37. The team is 3-3 after seven weeks of the seas...

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