The American River Current

Dean of athletics Greg Warzecka clarifies on ARC football head coaching situation

American River College football head coach Jerry Haflich is taking a break from his position due to injuries sustained by a concussion. Offensive coordinator Jon Ousterhaut was named interim head coach this week. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

January 29, 2014

The Current learned Tuesday that Jerry Haflich is temporarily stepping down from his head coaching duties of the American River College football team. Jon Osterhout, offensive coordinator for the last two seasons, will be taking over as interim head coach. On Monday night The Sacramento Bee’s Joe...

ARC football OC Osterhout named interim head coach

ARC football OC Osterhout named interim head coach

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

January 28, 2014

Jon Osterhout has been named interim head coach of the ARC football team, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Joe Davidson. Jon Osterhout was previously the offensive coordinator of the Beavers, who went 8-3 with a 3-2 conference record last year. It is unknown why former head coach Jerry Haflich...

Sierra rolls through ARC in basketball doubleheader

ARC guard Damion Trujillo shoots with two Sierra players defending

Kameron Schmid, Kevin Sheridan, Kevin Sheridan, and Kameron Schmid

January 28, 2014

By Kameron Schmid and Kevin Sheridan On a night where recently slain ARC student Marc Zhuchenko was honored, the visiting Sierra College Wolverines handed double-digit losses to both the men and women’s ARC basketball teams. The women were first to lose, with a final score of  71-51. Point...

Ballers, Britches, and Buttondowns: From Cotton to Cool

Brooke Purves, Ed Gebing, Ed Gebing, and Brooke Purves

December 17, 2013

By Brooke Purves and Ed Gebing “I used to wear a uniform just like that,” said American River College basketball coach Mark Giorgi when showed a 1980 picture of former ARC basketball players wearing close-fitting short shorts. Uniforms for nearly every sport played at ARC have undergone some change...

Men’s soccer booted from playoffs

Sam Urrea and Sam Urrea

December 17, 2013

The American River College men’s soccer team ended its season with a high-scoring 5-3 loss to Foothill Community College in the state championship’s second-round playoff on Nov. 26. The third-ranked team in the state, the team came into the game as the second seed in the playoffs with a record...

Forged transcript costs running back Devontae Booker Division I scholarship

Forged transcripts of former American River College running back Devontae Booker cost him a Division I scholarship. (File photo)

Ed Gebing, Jessica Maynard, Ed Gebing, and Jessica Maynard

November 22, 2013

By Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard Updated on Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:43 am A forged transcript cost former American River College and All-Valley Conference running back Devontae Booker a Division I scholarship, The Current recently learned. Booker was slated to play for the University of Utah thi...

Football season ends on sour note

Football season ends on sour note

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

November 19, 2013

The American River College football team played its season finale this past weekend against division rival Sierra College. ARC was coming off a win the previous week against College of the Sequoias and with only one loss this season the team was looking at securing a birth in the Northern California...

Men’s basketball falls to 0-2 as Yuba College dominates Beaver Classic opener

Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

November 18, 2013

In its first contest of the Beaver Classic Tournament, the American River College men’s basketball team lost a one-sided contest to Yuba College Nov. 15. Led by forward Jayson Williams, who scored 22 points, Yuba used an aggressive full-court press and man-to-man defense to hand the Beavers their second...

A change in tide implements a shift in tactics

American River College men's water polo goal keeper Sam Anderson blocks a shot during the Big 8 Conference in November, 2013. Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

November 15, 2013

The American River College men’s water polo team has started off the season with a 9-5 record and is currently 4-0 against other members in the Big 8 Conference. Returning six players from last year’s team, the men are led by sophomore’s, goalie Sam Anderson and utility player Patrick O’Connor. “(We...

New faces means a new scheme for this year’s squad

Freshman Isaac Woods outruns a group of Los Medanos College players during their game on Nov. 7. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

November 12, 2013

It's a new season for the men's basketball program, and there are plenty of fresh faces. Only two players from last year's roster returned (Caleb King and John Callis), and the three leading scorers from last year's team (Mardell Thompson, Chad Haysbert and Jarvis Watkins) have left. The men made...

ARC football stays undefeated

Quarterback Mike Hicks scored five touchdowns for the Beavers in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on Saturday, Oct. 19. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

October 19, 2013

Coming off their bye week, the American River College football team led by quarterback Mike Hicks and his five touchdowns, beat division opponent San Joaquin Delta College 50-27 to remain undefeated at 6-0. “We had a slow start, but we picked it up in the second quarter,” Hicks said. The first...


Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 16, 2013

Possibilities grow for undefeated Beavers after routing No. 1 team in state It’s something every athlete hopes for: a chance to prove that he or she is the best on the biggest stage. The past two seasons have accounted for tremendous change in the American River College football program. The team...

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