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

American River College running back Julie Leslie attempts to maneuver around a Laney College defensive back to score a touchdown. The game happened on Sept. 20, 2019, at ARC football field. (Photo by 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...

Ballin’ Beavers shooting for victory this season

American River College forward Chris Cagle attempts a dunk in a home game against the Redwoods College basketball team on Nov. 7, 2019. (Photo by Colin Bartley)
November 25, 2019

It’s that time of year again, as the American River College men’s basketball team gears up for another season. Mark Giorgi, ARC’s basketball coach for the last 21 years, said he is excited about...

Opinion: ARC baseball should dump Jumelet, now

American River College baseball manager Doug Jumelet talks to his team after getting routed 15-7 by Diablo Valley College in 2015. Jumelet is not qualified to manage the baseball team for he hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2005. (File Photo)
May 1, 2019

The American River College baseball team finished its 2019 season in a 7-1 victory over Cosumnes River College on April 26. The team finished its season with a poor 8-32 overall record and went 5-19...

ARC survives close playoff game against Merritt College

American River College freshman Kareem Clark looks for a pass while being guarded during the first round of the NorCal Regional Playoffs against Merritt Community College on Feb. 27, 2019 at ARC. The Beavers won the game, 79-69, and move on to play Gavilan College in Gilroy, on March 2. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
March 2, 2019

After almost losing its double-digit lead, the American River College men’s basketball team let Merritt Community College hang around until the very end until ARC came out victorious (79-69) in the first...

Sacramento Republic FC victorious in exhibition match hosted at ARC

Sacramento Republic midfielder Villyan Bijen challenges the ball against a Sacramento Gold player during a preseason game at American River College on Feb. 9, 2019. Republic FC won the game, 5-0. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 25, 2019

Despite the harsh weather conditions, professional soccer teams Sacramento Republic FC and Sacramento Gold FC held the third annual Sacramento FC Friendly at American River College on Saturday, Feb. 9....

Multi-sport athlete balances life at ARC

American River College athlete Rachel Harvell  balances playing volleyball and softball at ARC. Harvell enjoys playing both sports as it brings a challenge to herself. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
February 11, 2019

It's all a balancing act. Many college freshmen are tasked with having to adjust to the pacing of their new courses, but athletes are also trying to figure it out in-between practice and games. From...

ARC baseball suffers first loss of season to Yuba, 5-3

American River College catcher Casey DeMello steps into the batters box against Yuba College. DeMello went 0-3 with one walk and one strikeout. ARC lost to Yuba College 5-3. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)
February 4, 2019

The American River College baseball team hosted Yuba College on Jan. 29. ARC lost the matchup, 5-3. ARC came out strong, getting two runs in the bottom of the first inning by a single from starting...

ARC water polo team wins Big 8 for first time

The men's water polo team celebrates their win of the Big 8 Conference Championship on November 1, 2018, at American River College. (Photo courtesy of Daria Atraseva)
December 14, 2018

The American River College men’s water polo team won the Big 8 Conference tournament for the first time in the team’s history, going undefeated in conference play and closing out a successful season...

ARC volleyball takes CCCAA State Championship

The American River College volleyball team celebrates their 3-1 win against El Camino College in the quaterfinals of the CCCAA State Chmpionship tournament at Solano College on Nov. 30, 2018. ARC moved on to place first in the tournament. (Photo by Jennah Booth)
December 4, 2018

For the first time in the team’s history, the American River College’s women’s volleyball team took first place in the California Community College Athletics Association State Championships over...

ARC softball suffers heartbreaking defeat 11-2

ARC catcher Alexis Logan and Sac City College infielder Taylor Fratto during a women's softball game on April 4, 2017. (Photo by John Ennis)
April 6, 2017

American River College’s softball team had a rough time playing Sacramento City College, losing 11-2. Sac City was the first to score in the second inning with two home runs. ARC struggled getting...

Dahn makes the most of opportunity at starting quarterback

American River College quarterback Griffin Dahn rushes on a play during a game against Modesto Junior College at Cosumnes River College on Sept. 10. ARC won 47-33. (Photo by Laodicea Broadway)
September 15, 2016

American River College’s grayshirt freshman quarterback, Griffin Dahn, is making the most of his opportunity as the starting quarterback for the Beavers. The starting quarterback was originally sophomore...

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