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Update: Two sextortion accusers speak

Actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel (standing right) rehearsing for ARC's production of Young Frankenstein. Hirtzel was found guilty on four counts relating to sexual extortion and will be sentenced on August 2. (File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

March 15, 2016

Christian Brian Hirtzel, a former American River College theater student, was arrested Jan. 22 on on 18 counts of six different felonies stemming from sextortion allegations made in November 2014. Two accusers told their stories in separate interviews with the Current. In accordance with the Associated Press guid...

Update: Sextortion suspect speaks

Prominent ARC actor and former ARC student Christian Brian Hirtzel, pictured in promotional art for ARC's fall 2014 production of 'Young Frankenstein,' was arrested on Jan. 22 on charges of distribution of child pornography and extortion. (Photo courtesy of the American River College theater department)

Jordan Schauberger

March 14, 2016

A former American River College theater student, arrested on Jan. 22 in relation to sextortion allegations made in November 2014, told a Current reporter in a tearful jailhouse interview Sunday morning that he’s looking to take a plea bargain and doesn’t intend to take the case to court. Chri...

Twin brothers, one a former ARC student, arraigned on murder charges

Brothers Cody and Kevin Martinez were arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and probation violation. Cody (left) is a former American River College Student. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Matthew Peirson

March 7, 2016

Two brothers, one a former American River College student, were arraigned on charges of attempted murder and probation violation Wednesday, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Cody and Kevin Martinez got into an argument with their mother and stepfather and stabbed each of them multiple time...

Former ARC football player Antonio Perez dies

Former American River College football player Antonio Perez (54), seen airborne to the right attempting to block a kick during the 2014 season, died yesterday due to an unverified cause.
(File Photo)

Jordan Schauberger

February 26, 2016

An American River College football player, who was a part of the team that made it the State semifinals in 2014, died yesterday, according to ARC football coach Jon Osterhout. The cause of death was not immediately verified. Antonio Perez was a defensive lineman for the Beavers for one season in 2014 a...

ARC baseball ready for opening day, upcoming season

American River College catcher Matt Elliot hits the ball in last seasons game against West Valley College at American River College on Jan.29, 2016. ARC will start the new season against West Valley College on Thursday. (File Photo)

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Nobert

January 28, 2016

By Matthew Peirson and Matthew Nobert American River College’s baseball team will look to take the next step and reach the playoffs this season after falling just short in 2015, as the team starts the new season with an opening day matchup against West Valley College. ARC also squared off with ...

Volleyball team bonds through season a midst changes

Sophomore middle blocker Erianna Williams, number 8, and freshman outside hitter Candice Reynoso, left of Williams, block a spike attempt by Hartnell sophomore Neysha Laumatia. ARC won 3-2 and also won their second match of the doubleheader against Lassen College. (Photo By Kameron Schmid)

Matthew Peirson

December 2, 2015

Though a coaching change was made over the summer and star middle blocker Erianna Williams missed nearly a month of the regular season due to an injury, American River College’s volleyball team reached the NorCal Regionals second round playoffs once again before falling to Foothill College. “We ...

Linebacker Kunaszyk named NorCal League Defensive Player of the Year

ARC linebacker Jordan Kunasyzk tackles SDJC tight end Johhny Weirnicki during the Gridiron Classic Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. ARC lost 24-17 in overtime. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Matthew Peirson

November 24, 2015

American River College football linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 for the NorCal League by the California Community College Athletics Association, the second consecutive year the award has gone to an ARC player. Kunaszyk finished the season with 118 tackles...

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