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UFC Fighter Josh Emmett reflects on growing up in Sacramento

UFC fighter Josh Emmett trains in the octagon with his trainer Joey Rodriguez at on Feb. 14 at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness. Emmett is preparing for his first UFC main event fight against Jeremy Stephens on Feb. 24 in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael

March 14, 2018

From where Josh Emmett is standing, he can hear the music pounding through the arena speakers. He’s waiting for his cue to enter the octagon. The 32-year-old is about to make his professional mixed martial arts debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship — the largest MMA promotion in the world. ...

ARC honors student athletes with high GPAs during spring preview event

American River College student athletes who held a 4.0 GPA received congradulatory metals at the Spring Sports Season Preview on Jan. 19. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Gabe Carlos

January 29, 2018

For some, being a student athlete is a difficult thing to do, having to keep that GPA up during the season and to also work around the schedule of the sport. There is a grind to it all and more importantly a risk; having to give up most of a social life, home life, to spend the day training for that...

Men’s cross country team places first at Lou Vasquez, Women’s place seventh

A group of ARC cross country runners waiting outside of their travel bus for their race at the racecourse, Lou Vasquez, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on Sept. 22. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

September 25, 2016

The American River College men's and women's cross country teams raced on Friday at the Lou Vasquez cross country course in Golden Gate park in San Francisco. The men's team took first place and the women's team finished seventh. First for the men’s team, Freshman Edgar Bonilla placed second overall wit...

ARC women’s cross country looks to jump start season at Sierra

The American River College women's cross country team warm up in the parking lot behind the new soccer stadium before their first meet of the season at Sierra College on Sep. 2. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

September 1, 2016

The American River College women’s cross country team will race in its first meet of the season in the NorCal Preview tomorrow at Sierra College at 9:15 a.m. Not only is it the first race of the season, but it is the first race hosted at Sierra College since they removed their cross country progra...

Faculty blows out Classified 24-9

Men's track and field head coach and Faculty player Rick Anderson looks back after scoring a run during the Classified vs. Faculty softball game on April 29, 2016 at ARC. Faculty won the game 24-9. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

May 5, 2016

The Faculty vs. Classified softball game ended with a blowout victory for the faculty team, winning by the score of 24-9. The game was played with modified rules since they had permission to use the field for only an hour. Some of the rule changes included five pitches per batter instead of counting strik...

Classified vs. Faculty Softball game set for April 29

American River College is hosting a classified vs. faculty softball game on April 29 to allow a chance for them to meet with and collaborate with each other away from their typical roles. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Sharriyona Platt

April 26, 2016

In the spirit of collaboration and camaraderie, American River College is hosting a classified staff vs. faculty softball game, bringing the school’s community together to associate in an atmosphere other than working. The game will be held on April 29 on the ARC softball field at 11 a.m. Clas...

ARC students compete in StarCraft collegiate tournament

American River College Eric Key smiles during a StarCraft game against the University of Utah during the 2016 TESPA StarCraft Collegiate Series. Key and teammate Becky Harris, representing ARC, won the game three matches to none but was knocked out of the tournament in the next round by the University of Washington. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

April 8, 2016

On the backs of games like League of Legends, StarCraft and Counter Strike, eSports has slowly integrated into the traditional sports scene. Two American River College students were a testament to that when they took part in the Tespa Collegiate StarCraft Series over the past three months. Eric Key ...

ARC men’s cross-country team wins fourth state championship in five years

The American River College cross-country team huddles up before they run in the California State Championship meet. ARC won the meet for the team's fourth state championship in five years. (Photo courtesy of Rick Anderson)

Matthew Nobert

November 27, 2015

American River College’s men’s cross-country team looked to continue its reign over Northern California Cross-Country as it finished out the 2014 season with a No. 1 finish in the Big 8 Conference and in the NorCal Championship. The team did so in the 2015 season, winning its conference and the...

WWE stars stop by ARC, share thoughts on industry of wrestling

WWE stars stop by ARC, share thoughts on industry of wrestling

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

November 14, 2014

American wrestling icon Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart and English bare-knuckle boxer turned WWE nemesis Wade “Bad News” Barrett visited the Current’s newsroom at American River College during a media circuit Wednesday for the upcoming “WrestleMania 31.” Speaking with the 70-year-old...

Freshman cross country runner fastest on her team

Jenica Dodge, the fastest women on the American River College cross-country team, warms up. (Photo by Jessica Vang)

Jessica Vang and Jessica Vang

October 9, 2014

American River College cross country runner Jenica Dodge may only be a freshman, but is already the fastest on her team. She ranked second at the Crystal Springs Invitational and Lou Vasquez Invitational, and she finished at a time of 18:43 at the Fresno Invitational. As for her all time best,...

Men’s Cross Country aiming for another win

The men’s cross country team’s first place state championship awards from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2005.

Thomas Santos and Thomas Santos

October 7, 2014

American River College’s Men’s Cross Country team is gearing up for their fourth straight championship at the Big 8 Conference and they are confident about this year’s meet. With the Big 8 Conference championships coming up at the end of the month, the men’s team is staying focused and determined...

Spring sports programs close out seasons

Spring sports programs close out seasons

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

May 9, 2014

Many of the American River College spring sports teams are wrapping up their seasons with some making their way to the playoffs. Others are sadly packing it in until next season. The men’s baseball team lost its final home game of the season with a disappointing 11-0 loss to Diablo Valley College....

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