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Getting recruited means more than excelling in the sport; ARC coaches speak about scouting that perfect fit

Getting recruited means more than excelling in the sport; ARC coaches speak about scouting that perfect fit

Emily Mello

April 1, 2020

American River College’s recruiting process for athletes requires coaches and staff members to dig into high schools and also around the district, to find who could fit better on the team and what specific qualities or ideas are expected from them as a college-level athlete.   “We go out an...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Brandon Zamora

March 16, 2020

For as long as anyone can remember, cheating in sports is something that’s always happened. Teams and players throughout history in every sport have cheated at one point or another and it’ll keep happening for years to come.  However, it was recently discovered that one team did in fact cheat to not only...

ARC softball team falls short at home against Diablo Valley College

ARC softball team falls short at home against Diablo Valley College

Heather Amberson

March 9, 2020

The American River softball team was defeated at home by Diablo Valley College, 2-1 on March 3. The game started out slow, with Diablo Valley and ARC only getting one hit each in the first inning. In the second inning, ARC committed an error that allowed Diablo Valley College to score. An error by A...

Beavers defeat Falcons in total shutdown

Beavers defeat Falcons in total shutdown

Bram Martinez

March 5, 2020

The Folsom Lake Falcons challenged the American River College Beavers in a bout of softball, that left the Beavers winners with a score of 5-2 at ARC on Feb. 25.  The weather was reminiscent of a fresh spring day.  The only sounds were the crowd cheering, the loud music that the players enjoyed, and ...

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

Brandon Zamora

February 20, 2020

In a tough match where both teams fought until the very end, the American River College men’s basketball team fell short in its game against Diablo Valley College on Feb. 13, losing via a final score of 83-72 in its home finale of the regular season. The team got off to a quick start by scoring...

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

ARC Women’s Basketball lose in heartbreaker to Diablo College

Josh Ghiorso

February 19, 2020

  The American River College women's basketball team was defeated by the second-ranked team in the state, Diablo Valley College, on Feb 13, 97-69 .  It was the final home game for ARC in the regular season and for a few of the players it was their last home game. To honor the players who w...

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River women’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 76-48 on Feb. 11. The first quarter started out slow, with both teams struggling on offense early. After both teams got settled into the game, it was a close quarter, with San Joaquin Delta only leading ...

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 80-66 on Feb. 11.  The first half was a hard-fought back and forth contest. ARC came out hot and hit a couple of early baskets, but San Joaquin Delta came right back with baskets of its own. Going i...

The challenging, yet rewarding life of student athletes

The challenging, yet rewarding life of student athletes

Dylan Lillie

February 14, 2020

Attempting to earn a degree has never been easy, no matter what school you are attending. Trying to balance your classes and retain a decent personal life can sometimes be challenging. That said, some students take it upon themselves to play collegiate sports on top of their schedules to be a part of so...

ARC basketball team wins conference game against Cosumnes River, 63-53

ARC basketball team wins conference game against Cosumnes River, 63-53

Thomas Cathey

February 14, 2020

The women’s basketball team at American River College emerged victorious in its home game against Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, winning via a final score of 63-53. With the win, ARC snapped a six-game losing streak and improved its overall season record to 11-11. In the first quarter, both teams engaged in ...

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