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Record setting QB leaving ARC for FBS program

Record setting QB leaving ARC for FBS program

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

May 4, 2012

American River College record-breaking quarterback Andy McAlindon is leaving school after just one season. McAlindon verbally accepted a scholarship offer from Louisiana Tech University on May 3. “It’s an opportunity that I can’t pass up,” McAlindon said. “It’s a goal when you come...

Beavers repeat as Big 8 track champs

Beavers repeat as Big 8 track champs

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

May 3, 2012

Give an inch, beat ‘em by a mile. A slight twist on the old cliché was the theme in the Big 8 Conference Finals in track and field at Beaver Stadium on April 27. Highlighted by an impressive come-from-behind victory for the men’s 4x100 relay, the defending state champion American River College...

Sports writer Jessica Maynard tackles the best and worst moves of the NFL offseason

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

May 2, 2012

In an offseason when Peyton Manning left the Colts after 13 seasons, a top 10 Wide Receiver was traded for two third round picks, and a 100 million dollar defensive presence was added in Buffalo, these are the teams that capitalized during the offseason and the teams that were left scratching their heads? Winners 1. Denver Broncos: The sign...

Beavers Baseball takes on Division rival Wolverines

Beavers Baseball takes on Division rival Wolverines

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

May 2, 2012

The American River College baseball team concluded a three game series against divisional rival Sierra College after falling 9-1 on April 21. Saturday’s game at Beaver Field brought out 85 spectators, most of whom were family and friends of the visiting Wolverines. The crowd’s cheering provided...

NBA Playoffs ‘Heat’ up

NBA Playoffs 'Heat' up

Evan Stradford and Evan Stradford

May 1, 2012

It’s that time of year, basketball fans. The NBA playoffs are here and for fans it doesn’t get any better than this. Here is how I see each round going. Round 1 Advancing in the West: Spurs, Thunder, Lakers, Grizzlies. Advancing in the East: Bulls, Heat, Pacers, Celtics. West Quarterfinal...

ARC hosts conference track and field trials

ARC hosts conference track and field trials

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

April 24, 2012

Diondre Batson’s note to fans this week; “Come watch, it’s going to be a show.” The Olympic-qualifying sprinter, along with the rest of the American River College track and field team hosts the Big 8 Conference Trials and Finals at Beaver Stadium beginning Tuesday April 24 at 3:30 p.m. and...

King’s season report card: Team shows promise

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

April 18, 2012

This has been a tumultuous season for the Sacramento Kings.   Having the worst record in their division, inconsistent play, and struggles for a new arena have overshadowed what may be a future Oklahoma City Thunder-type team in the making.  If the Kings were in school, here's what grades they would...

ARC track star qualifies for Olympic Trials

American River College sophomore sprinter Diondre Batson, center, crosses the finish line of the 100-meter race at the Stanford Invitational on April 6 in Palo Alto, Calif. Batson (10.27 seconds) set a school record in the race, and also set the school record in the 200-meter (20.53) on April 13 in Walnut, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Rick Anderson)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

April 18, 2012

American River College standout sprinter Diondre Batson won the 100 and 200- meter events at the Stanford Invitational. The meet was on the first weekend in April on the 6th and 7th. The Invitational was as important to the Beavers as any other meet, said head ARC track and field coach Rick Anderson,...

No lack of confidence, talent for running back

Sophomore running back Devonte Booker holds up two championship rings. The top is from the 2011 undefeated season for ARC, the bottom form the 2008 state title at Grant. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

April 18, 2012

Devonte Booker has some seriously lofty goals, and so does American River College head football coach Jerry Halfich about his star running back. “A player like Devonte is going to change the perception of American River College football,” Halfich said. The Beavers are in the midst of spring drills...

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...

ARC’s NFL Draft Picks

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

April 18, 2012

People are starving and suffering through withdrawal pains with almost no NFL action in over two months. (Luck)ily to satisfy the fans passion and hunger the best part of the football offseason is here. The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, 2012, and ends Saturday, April 28, 2012 in a three-day primetime...

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...

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