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Career night for quarterback Kodama leads Beavers to upset road win

Career night for quarterback Kodama leads Beavers to upset road win

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 21, 2012

FRESNO – When it mattered most, quarterback Jonathan Kodama played his best game for American River College. In the midst of a two-game losing streak-led by four touchdown passes by Kodama-the Beavers came from behind in the second half en route to a 31-21 road win over Fresno City College on Saturday,...

ARC women’s volleyball ‘Digs Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

ARC women’s volleyball ‘Digs Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 16, 2012

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the American River College volleyball team took the opportunity to join the fight against breast cancer by joining the Side-Out foundation. The Side-Out foundation was established in 2004 by volleyball coach Rich Duentz after his Mother had battled...

Beavers’ shot at title grows longer

Beavers' shot at title grows longer

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 13, 2012

The hope in the preseason was a shot at the state title. That goal wasn’t wavered after a 52-33 loss on Sept. 29 to No. 1 state-ranked City College of San Francisco two weeks ago. But now with a 31-14 loss to San Joaquin Delta College on the road on Saturday, Oct. 13—that lofty goal might be just...

Beavers geared for first Valley Conference test on the road

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 13, 2012

Dealing with a situation the program has not dealt with in two years, the American River College football team will play a game following a loss. On Sept. 29, ARC lost to No. 1 state-ranked City College of San Francisco 52-33 at home. The loss snapped a 22-game win streak for the Beavers (4-1 and...

Volleyball duo cause spike in team’s success

Freshmen Katie Christner and Nicole Hareland lead the team in several categories helping propel the Beavers to fifth in the state. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 10, 2012

“They’re too young” or “they’re too inexperienced” are statements often associated with teams that have a lack of veteran leadership. Being young is seen as a weakness in the sports world, but for the American River College volleyball team, it may be their strength. Behind the play of...

NFL replacement refs

NFL replacement refs

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 10, 2012

It seems like an eternity since we all had to watch a bunch of low-level college referees check off another box on their bucket list. But after just two weeks, fans are certainly happy to be back to the normal. This may come as a shocker to some, but there is no redoing of the first few weeks of the...

Luis Luna breaks from pack

American River College's cross-country runner Luis Luna. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Kenneth Loafea and Kenneth Loafea

October 10, 2012

The 2011-2012 American River College Men’s Cross-Country team was successful in every way last season winning the Big 8, Northern California and California State Championships. With all the experience returning to the cross-country team this season, it may have been a little surprising to see that the lead ...

Sports Briefs

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 10, 2012

Men’s Sports Cross Country – The team is ranked No. 1 in the state for the third week in a row. The team has finished in first place in three of the first four races. Sophomore Matt Airola’s 20.75 4-mile time leads the team followed by freshman Luis Luna’s time of 20.81. The team’s next ...

Football’s winning streak ends amid tragedy

Jerry Haflich expresses his grievances to a referee at American River College during the losing game to San Francisco City College on Sept. 29. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 10, 2012

It was a distressing week for American River College football coach Jerry Halfich and his team. The football teams loss to City College of San Francisco ended their 22-game win streak, but defensive back Rozale Byrd, a key contributor as a freshman this season, lost two people in a shooting. After...

Women’s cross country shapes up

Sophomore Monica Madavi running at the last Big Eight Conference Championship. (Photo courtesy of Jeanette Allred-Powless)

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

October 10, 2012

The American River College women’s cross-country team took sole possession of the No. 3 ranking in the state, which they had previously shared with Modesto Junior College, after taking third at the NorCal Preview at Crystal Springs on Sept. 28.  “We’re ranked third in NorCal now after that ...

The streak is over as Beavers fall to SF City College Rams

The streak is over as Beavers fall to SF City College Rams

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

September 29, 2012

After nearly two calendar years since the American River College football team lost a game, the Beavers 22-game win streak finally came to an end. ARC lost 52-33 to reigning state and national champions City College of San Francisco on Sept. 29, ending the nation’s longest active win streak. “We...

Cal Baptist University beats Beavers in men’s water polo 16-13

Freshman goalie Conner Jensen blocks a goal against Cal Baptist University Sept. 21.

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 27, 2012

Offensive presence key in back-and-forth match hosted by ARC The American River College men’s water polo team hosted California Baptist University on Sept. 21 for a match that the Beavers lost 16-13. The offensive presence was consistent for both teams most of the game, trading goals at each ...

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