The American River Current

ARC sports coaches have athletic pasts of their own

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

March 14, 2014

The term “glory days” is often thrown around lightly by anyone with even the most humble athletic background. The fact of the matter is, most peak at the intramural level, if they’re lucky. Amongst Beaver coaches, however, “glory,” seems all too appropriate in describing their playing caree...

College football finally adapts playoff system

Photo by Emily K. Rabasto

Shedric Allen and Shedric Allen

February 27, 2014

College football has been a growing Industry since back in the 19th century and since 1998 the bowl system became the main focal point in college football. For many years the bowl system has taken plenty of shots from the fans who state that the computers can’t decide or see who are the top teams....

Battle of the Bowls: Puppies and Kittens face off on Super Bowl Sunday

Battle of the Bowls: Puppies and Kittens face off on Super Bowl Sunday

Barbara Harvey and Barbara Harvey

February 6, 2014

Every year for the past decade, millions of viewers have forgone the annual festivities of Super Bowl Sunday in favor of the only thing that could distract Americans from good old fashioned competition – puppies. In its tenth year, Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl” continued to serve as a ratings...

ARC opinions on tense Winter Olympics in Sochi

Illustration by Korbl Klimecki

Kameron Schmid, John Ferrannini, John Ferrannini, and Kameron Schmid

February 6, 2014

When Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a law toward the end of June prohibiting nontraditional sexual relationships, the first question for many non-Russians was how it would affect the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It’s been seven months since enacting the law and Russian leaders have held...

Campus reacts to 49ers loss

A children’s 49ers football autographed by Steve Young, the last Quarterback to win a Super Bowl as a 49er.

Brandon Nelson, Zach Tierney, Brandon Nelson, and Zach Tierney

January 28, 2014

By Brandon Nelson and Zach Tierney After last Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game, the San Francisco 49ers’ season has come close to a Super Bowl victory but fallen short three years in a row. In 2013 the 49ers lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens...

A very loud pat on the back

Brooke Purves, Shedric Allen, Brooke Purves, and Shedric Allen

January 24, 2014

By Brooke Purves and Shedric Allen After Richard Sherman made a fantastic game-saving pass deflection that turned into an interception to seal the NFC Championship for the Seattle Seahawks, America was intrigued when the Seahawks cornerback blasted his opponent, San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver...

Vettel takes checkered flag for the eighth straight time with a win in the U.S.

Sebastian Vettel won his first United States Grand Prix this past weekend, his eighth straight win this season, a new record.

Adnan Ramic and Adnan Ramic

November 19, 2013

For the second year in a row, Formula 1 came to America to host a racing weekend. Austin, Texas and its Circuit of the Americas hosted both Grand Prix after the circuit’s construction was finished in 2012. Formula 1 is the highest class of auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale...

No love lost over relocation recommendation

Jorden Hales and Jorden Hales

May 8, 2013

'Here they stay,’ but Seattle deserves their own NBA franchise The old adage “It’s not personal, it’s business,” is very common in interpersonal dealings, especially ones that involve politics and large sums of money. It’s simple rhetoric used to bring perspective to contentious settings...

Men’s cross-country looks to rebuild after back-to-back championships

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

December 5, 2012

After becoming the first northern California school to win back-to-back state cross-country championships during a 49-year history, the American River College men’s team will be rebuilding. But after losing two standout runners in Matt Airola and Will Melton, is a three-peat possible? “Anything...

Need For Speed

Need For Speed

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

December 5, 2012

With his recent first place finish at the California Community College Cross-Country Championships, Matt Airola has become quite possibly the most “metal” person on campus. “It’s something we say on the team,“ said Airola. “Instead of cool, it’s metal.” Airola, a native of Angels...

ARC dominates women’s volleyball double header on Sept. 12

ARC dominates women's volleyball double header on Sept. 12

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 12, 2012

It was a good night for the blue, red and white as the American River volleyball team beat Taft and Shasta Community Colleges on Sept. 12 in the Beaver Classic. In the first match of the double header the team played Taft College. Lead by freshmen Katie Christener and Nicole Hareland, the volleyb...

Tennis newbie brings calm confidence to the team

Sophomore tennis player Pscar Figueroa has come from being relatively unknown to the sport of tennis to now helping to lead the ARC men's tennis team to a 9-1 conference record. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

April 18, 2012

Oscar Figueroa, a 21-year-old sophomore, is the only returning player on last years American River College men’s tennis team and has become a main part of this year’s team and the (9-1) conference record. Most tennis players begin to play the sport at a young age and develop their game in a large...

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