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ARC swimming teams full of standouts

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

April 18, 2012

Swimming may be seen to some as an activity and not a sport, but for American River College men’s and women’s swim teams you get a much difference response.  So far this season, both have managed to find success with such a small number of athletes on each. “One of the things about having a...

Men’s golf in full swing

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

March 7, 2012

Golf is often considered one of the most challenging games to consistently play well.  For the American River College men’s golf team, this is a season of finding that consistency, despite very little overall competitive experience. The team has struggled throughout the beginning of the season,...

Men’s tennis beats rival Sierra College

Freshman Patrick Johnson and the Beavers beat Sierra College on Feb. 28.

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

March 7, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb. 28 the American River College men’s tennis team defeated the Sierra College Wolverines at the ARC tennis courts. Andrew Amor and Nick Krebs defeated Sierra College’s Anton Sarachukou and Cameron McCallister (8-6) in a tight match. Sierra took advantage of the Beavers slow start...

Softball pitching coming to form

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

March 7, 2012

“You throw like a girl!” This used to be one of the worst insults a player could hear, but not anymore. American River College softball pitchers Jessica Heaney, Karolanne Tipton, and Tanya Holguin are proving that guys aren’t the only ones who can bring the heat. “(Having three great pitchers...

Student strikes gold cheering for 49ers

ARC Student Ali Gee in her Gold Rush uniform.

Amanda Hickman and Amanda Hickman

February 22, 2012

Ali Gee enjoys Sundays on the side-lines, but the community service is her passion. The San Francisco 49ers weren’t the only ones making strides this past football season. Much like the unlikely journey to the NFC championship, there is also an American River College student and Gold Rush squad...

Butler University hires former volleyball standout as assistant coach

Butler University hires former volleyball standout as assistant coach

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

February 22, 2012

Since leaving American River College, Camille Gutierrez has had her share of coaching positions at the collegiate level. As a player for the Beavers from 1993-95 Gutierrez was an all-american volleyball player. Gutierrez also started her coaching career with ARC. After six seasons as an assistant...

Softball team looks for hot start

Softball pitcher Jessica Henney is on the mound for the Beavers on Feb. 3. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

February 9, 2012

With spring around the corner, the American River College softball team prepares for a season of redemption. The team looks to build upon their strong finish from last season, and improve in all aspects of the game. The Beavers’ softball team ended with a subpar record last season, finishing 10-25....

Freshmen dominate tennis teams

Freshmen dominate tennis teams

Sergio Portela and Sergio Portela

February 8, 2012

The American River College men’s and women’s tennis teams look to rebuild with a group of young talented players this season. Men’s coach Bo Jabery-Madison has just one returning player from his top six last year. That player is number two in the line up, sophomore Oscar Figueroa, who last year...

Soccer player Rico Brown manages the change from playing for top teams in Germany to ARC’s team

Freshman midfielder Rico Brown has taken time to adjust to living in California after growing up in Germany for the past 16 years. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

November 17, 2011

When you have a father in the military, moving around is to be expected. Originally from San Francisco, Rico Brown, a midfielder for the American River College men’s soccer team, moved to Germany with his parents when he was only two years old. The Browns spent 16 years there because of his father’s...

Strong survivor swims again

Strong survivor swims again

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

November 9, 2011

Two years ago, Denise Steeb was scared for her life. Today, she is living it to the fullest. At 48, Steeb is a cancer survivor, full-time student, mother of four, and utility player for the American River College women’s water polo team. It is her first season playing the sport. Competing...

Volleyball makes headway through major setbacks

CJ Little and CJ Little

October 12, 2011

Swatting away adversity proves to be no problem for head coach Ashlie Hain and the American River College women’s volleyball team.  Despite an 11-2 preseason, all was not well for the Beavers. At the San Jose City College Invitational, sophomore Shelby Young won most valuable player of the tournament,...

Video: ARC Women’s Water polo

Chuck Livingston

October 3, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKm892_Vv1k

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