The American River Current

Catching up with ARC’s man behind the plate

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

April 18, 2012

Sophomore catcher Tyler Eppler has not only brought a defensive presence to the American River College baseball team, he has also been a focal point of leadership on a team consisting of mainly freshman. Eppler’s versatile catching style has brought confidence to a young bullpen. When asked how Eppler...

Sports is not just a boy’s club

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

March 21, 2012

Skirt. Check. Heels. Check. Sports jersey? Check. One of those things is unlike the others. The sports world is widely known as being a male dominated field. The stigma is that guys play sports, guys watch sports, and of course they talk about sports. But where do the females fit in? We are constantly...

Who is better? LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

Who is better? LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

Josh Baumbach and Dakota Williams

March 21, 2012

LeBron James Michael Jordan will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Mainly because his career was filled with back to back championships, multiple MVP honors, and defensive team awards. Although it seems like Jordan did everything, it was thanks to his team tha...

Beaver sprinter leading the pack

ARC speedster Diondre Batson anchors the 4 x 100 meter relay team for the Beavers on March 3. (Photo courtesy of Dean Lophgren)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

March 21, 2012

Less than a second to the average person is nothing. For a track and field sprinter, it’s a lifetime. And that’s how close Diondre Batson, All-American sprinter for the American River College track and field team, is from the world record in the 100-meter dash. Batson began this season the...

Former Beaver takes leap forward

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

March 21, 2012

Becoming a nationally ranked triple jumper is not an easy task to accomplish.  Traelynn Lewis has found that success, and risen to the challenge with focus and determination. Lewis is a former track and field athlete for American River College, who battled a knee injury throughout her beaver career. ...

Football team signs 30 players

Football team signs 30 players

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

March 12, 2012

Winning sure does have benefits. And the list of players filing into Raef Hall on March 10 to sign a letter of commitment to the football program at American River College showcased said benefits. Monster linemen, speedy receivers and a solid core of linebackers highlight a recruiting class 30...

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,...

Kings, NBA and city all shook hands. Now what?

Kings, NBA and city all shook hands. Now what?

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

March 7, 2012

The Sacramento Kings have always been the backbone of the city. Lately, it has been more than usual in the wake of the team possibly relocating to a different city. However, on March 6, city officials voted in favor of the recently proposed arena deal that would ensure that the Kings would remain in...

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...

Five top sports bars in Sacramento

Bisla's sports bar in East Sacramento is a sure bet for sports fans.

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

February 22, 2012

Regardless of the numerous advancements in home entertainment over the years, there’s something sacred about going to a sports bar to watch the biggest events with fellow sports fanatics. These five places are sure stops when it comes to watching your favorite teams play. 1. Bislas  stands above...

Track and field team rich in talent

The American River College track and field team running at practice on Feb. 15. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

February 22, 2012

Sixty years. That’s how long it had been since the American River College track and field team won their first state title during last year’s championship run that included a sweep of conference, Nor Cal and state titles. “You go 60 years at this school, 60 years of track teams without ever...

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