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Beavers overcome sloppy play, injuries in conference road win

Beavers overcome sloppy play, injuries in conference road win

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 16, 2011

WEED, Calif. -- It wasn't the cleanest performance, but American River College was able to open up their Mid-Empire Conference schedule with a 36-21 road win over College of the Siskiyous on Saturday, Oct.15. Behind a 104 yard rushing performance by Devonte Booker--the first for a Beavers running b...

Two-year colleges face unique sports difficulties

Two-year colleges face unique sports difficulties

Steven Paxiao and Steven Paxaio

October 12, 2011

Community college coaches at American River College spend a whole year training young athletes to be able to compete at the collegiate level, only to see them leave after the very next season. The difficulty of dealing with this task is the reason why it is challenging to field a competitive team year...

Ukulele-playing football players can be spotted around campus, leaving a trail of island sounds behind them

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

October 12, 2011

Hearing vocal melodies and ukuleles in the distance on a college campus, a passerby would think it was coming from the theater arts department.  However, in a wonderful juxtaposition, on the American River College campus it’s coming from the athletic department. If you happen to be near the ARC...

Volleyball makes headway through major setbacks

CJ Little and CJ Little

October 12, 2011

Swatting away adversity proves to be no problem for head coach Ashlie Hain and the American River College women’s volleyball team.  Despite an 11-2 preseason, all was not well for the Beavers. At the San Jose City College Invitational, sophomore Shelby Young won most valuable player of the tournament,...

Beavers open conference play on road

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 11, 2011

American River College opens up Mid-Empire Conference play Saturday, Oct.15 at College of the Siskiyous after a torrid start to the 2011 season. Led offensively by freshman quarterback Andy McAlindon, the Beavers are second in the state of California with 49.4 points per game, while McAlindon ranks in t...

Beavers Frosh quarterback sets records

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

October 8, 2011

Behind a record-breaking performance by freshman quarterback Andy McAlindon, the American River College football team dominated Yuba City College 54-13 Saturday at Beaver Stadium.McAlindon threw for a school-record six touchdown passes versus the 49ers. The final touchdown pass with just over five...

Video: ARC Women’s Water polo

Chuck Livingston

October 3, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKm892_Vv1k

Video: ARC Men’s water polo vs. Sierra College

Chuck Livingston

October 3, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEx9AaL41_M

Leading from the sidelines

Klayton Adams (left) kneels down to instruct his new players earlier this fall at San Jose State University. Adams is in his first year at the BCS conference program. (Photo courtesy of San Jose State University/Athletics Department)

Trevor Horn and Trevor Horn

September 28, 2011

American River College alum Klayton Adams has gone from an undersized center on the football team to an assistant coach at a Bowl Championship subdivision program in less than a decade. Adams played for the Beavers in 2001-2002, garnishing an all-conference nod as a sophomore. Last month, Adams...

Meet ARC’s young gun

Quarterback Andy McAlindon leads ARC to a 51-9 win Sept. 21 at Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Andrew Vasquez)

Miguel Todd and Miguel Todd

September 28, 2011

Football players heavily rely on timing. In routes, throws, blocks and assignments. No one may be more aware of the importance of timing than American River College’s starting quarterback Andy McAlindon, who’s taking every advantage of his remarkable opportunity. Leading the Beavers to a great...

‘Thinking Big’ in a new arena plan

Sacramento mayoral candidate and former NBA star Kevin Johnson appears at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.,  Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008  Johnson is trying to unseat two-term incumbent Heather Fargo.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

September 28, 2011

Time is running out and those in charge are moving slowly. On Sept. 8, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson released a report on how to get the city a new arena. The “Nexus Plan,” created by Johnson and his “Think Big” committee, outlines how the city and the Sacramento Kings plan to fund a new...

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