The American River Current

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...

Former state champion aims for 2012 Olympics

Dakota Williams and Dakota Williams

February 22, 2012

ARC's ex-track and field star Bracin Walker for upcoming Olympics and expects 'nothing less than gold' Former student and track and field star Bracin Walker trains for the Olympics on American River College soil. While being trained by his former ARC long jump coach Adrian Barr, Walker’s focus will...

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....

Five Former Beavers sign with FBS programs

Five Former Beavers sign with FBS programs

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

February 8, 2012

Following the first undefeated season in school history, the American River College football team had a busy offseason of accolades. Eighteen players have been offered scholarships with 12 accepting the offers and five players transferring to NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision schools, formally known...

Pitching woes early concerns

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

February 8, 2012

As the American River College baseball season begins, the team looks to build upon last season’s power-hitting performance and solve their pitching troubles. For the Beavers it signifies the thirteenth season coach Doug Jumelet has been in charge of the team. Despite finishing with a less-than-ideal...

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...

Beavers are tops in the nation for athletics

Head football coach Jerry Haflich and cross-country coach Rick Anderson. (Photo by Stephanie Lee)

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

February 8, 2012

After an undefeated football season, a cross-country state championship, and eight playoff berths, the American River College fall athletic programs performed at a very high level of competitiveness. This success has landed the Beavers on top of the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators...

Jarret Bush talks about his journey from college football at ARC to playing in NFL

Jarret Bush talks about his journey from college football at ARC to playing in NFL

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

November 30, 2011

With the current undefeated success of the American River football team, it brings to mind past talent that has come through the program. The path from community college football to the NFL is a difficult one, but ARC has had a small share. Former Beavers quarterback Tony Eason played eight seasons...

The Beavers strived to achieve the perfect season

The American River College football team celebrates following a 41-18 win over Chabot College in the Capital City Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Beaver Stadium. The Beavers finished the season 11-0 -- the first undefeated season in school history. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 30, 2011

Never in American River College history had a football team finished 11-0. Well, until this season. Following an impressive 10-0 regular season, the Beavers beat Chabot College of Hayward in the Capital City Bowl 41-18 on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Beaver Stadium. “I wanted to get that 11th win...

Penn State controversy overshadows other NCAA problems

Derek Evans and Derek Evans

November 30, 2011

By now most everyone has heard about the Penn State scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The allegations are about as bad as they get. Sandusky used his charity organization named The Second Mile to get access to children, who he then sexually abused. Not only that, but some of...

ARC men’s team captures cross-country state title

American River College's men's cross-country team captured the second state title in school history on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Woodward Park in Fresno. (Photo courtesy of Rick Anderson)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 21, 2011

The American River College men’s cross-country team won the California Community College Athletic Association Championship title on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Woodward Park in Fresno. It marks the second state title for the Beavers since 2005, and only the third for a Northern California team to win the...

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