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Beavers complete first 11-0 season in school history

Beavers complete first 11-0 season in school history

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 19, 2011

It wasn’t a perfect performance by record-breaking freshman quarterback Andy McAlindon and the American River College offense. But it was damn near perfection for the Beavers defense and special teams. And that is good enough to for the coaching staff and players to scream out perfection. “We’re...

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...

Bowl preview: Defense, special teams key to Saturday’s game

Bowl preview: Defense, special teams key to Saturday's game

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 17, 2011

American River College’s football team is on the verge of perfection. However, the biggest opponent of the season stands in the Beavers’ way. ARC hosts Chabot College on Saturday Nov. 19 at Beaver Stadium in the Capitol City Bowl at 2 p.m. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 10-0...

Still perfect, ARC complete first 10-0 regular season since 2005

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 12, 2011

Instead of one finger left, it is now ten in the air. American River College football team defeated Sacramento City College 47-28 in the final regular season home game on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Beaver Stadium. The win gave the Beavers the first undefeated regular season since 2005 and the chance...

Beavers looking to finish perfect

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 11, 2011

Just one more finger in the air. American River College head football coach Jerry Haflich has been holding up his fingers after each win over the last month to indicate to his players how many games left until the team reaches their “dream” of an undefeated regular season. If all goes as planned...

Beavers’ defense leads the team to a path of victory

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 9, 2011

Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships. Luckily for American River College, this season, the team has both in spades. Flying very much under the radar, thanks to the second-ranked offense in the state, the Beavers’ defense has been just as dominant in 2011. Yielding just 15.0 points per...

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...

Rain can’t stop these Beavers

Rain can't stop these Beavers

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

November 7, 2011

Behind a record-tying day by freshman quarterback Andy McAlindon and a stellar run game, American River College finished off Mendocino College 39-19 on Saturday Nov. 5 in Ukiah, Calif. McAlindon needed just nine games to tie the all-time ARC record of 32 career touchdown passes as he tossed a 12-yard...

ARC dominate at home with 702-yard offensive performance

ARC dominate at home with 702-yard offensive performance

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 30, 2011

Despite a four-turnovers in the first half, the American River College football team dismantled Father River College 73-21 at Beaver Stadium Saturday Oct. 29. “I never thought we would get to 73,” Haflich said. “Without the four turnovers in the first half, it could have been a whole lot more.” The...

Head to Head: NBA Lockout

Carlos Guerrero and Steven Paxaio

October 26, 2011

AS the NBA lockout continues to whittle down this coming season, the question remains: who is at fault and does anybody really care? NBA lockout? Just let me know when its over. The interest meter hardly moves when talking about this lockout. The NBA is fresh off its most successful season, arguably...

Oakland Raiders owner dies at 82

Oakland Raiders owner dies at 82

Phillip Frields and Phillip Frields

October 26, 2011

It was his constant employment of necessary roughness, his timeless slogan to “just win, baby,” and his continuous commitment to excellence that took the Oakland Raiders through their three Super Bowl championship victories (XI, XV, and XVIII) and 15 Super Bowl appearances. Al Davis, owner of...

ARC’s Gridiron Gang: Current timeline of a traveling Football team

ARC's Gridiron Gang: Current timeline of a traveling Football team

Miguel Todd and Miguel Todd

October 26, 2011

On Oct. 15, The Current’s sports editors Miguel Todd and Trevor Horn spent the day with the American River College football team and staff. Traveling 224 miles north to Weed, Calif. for their first Mid-Empire Conference game against College of Siskiyous, our writers got the inside scoop on what life...

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