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Head to Head: Steroids in sports

Head to Head: Steroids in sports

Jessica Maynard, Korbl Klimecki, Korbl Klimecki, and Jessica Maynard

December 4, 2013

Con- Jessica Maynard A research study done by The Associated Press showed that 7 percent of college athletes from 120 different athletic programs tested positive for steroids. It is widely known around the world that athletes use steroids in order to enhance their performance even when athletic leagues ban their use. Steroid use has been glorified f...

Forged transcript costs running back Devontae Booker Division I scholarship

Forged transcripts of former American River College running back Devontae Booker cost him a Division I scholarship. (File photo)

Ed Gebing, Jessica Maynard, Ed Gebing, and Jessica Maynard

November 22, 2013

By Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard Updated on Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:43 am A forged transcript cost former American River College and All-Valley Conference running back Devontae Booker a Division I scholarship, The Current recently learned. Booker was slated to play for the University of Utah thi...

American River College defense returns to form in commanding win over Fresno City College

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

November 4, 2013

The No. 1 ranked defense in the state is determined to not allow 27 points on the scoreboard again. The American River College defense held Fresno City College to 0 points, a first down and 31 yards during the first half of Saturday’s game to help the Northern California No. 2-ranked Beavers defeat...

Redemption

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 16, 2013

Possibilities grow for undefeated Beavers after routing No. 1 team in state It’s something every athlete hopes for: a chance to prove that he or she is the best on the biggest stage. The past two seasons have accounted for tremendous change in the American River College football program. The team...

Will Reyes continues strong run

Will Reyes continues strong run

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 14, 2013

The California Community College Athletic Association has been awarding standout athletes with the Student Athlete of the Month Award since 2006. Of the 103 sports programs American River has only produced one award winner, sprinter Christina Hibbert in May of 2006. Sophomore cross-country runner...

Extra classes at a steep price

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 14, 2013

Governor Brown signed into law Thursday a bill that will allow select community colleges to charge non-resident fees for additional high-demand classes to be offered during winter and summer intersessions. Assembly Bill 955 creates a pilot program that will be offered to six California community colleges...

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

October 6, 2013

The No. 3-ranked football team American River College capitalized on five first-half turnovers to top the No. 1-ranked team in the state City College of San Francisco 34-13, Saturday at Rams Stadium in San Francisco. The Beavers defense finished the game with seven turnovers which proved instrumental...

Battle of the unbeaten: No. 6 ranked Beavers blow out Santa Rosa Junior College on the road

Battle of the unbeaten: No. 6 ranked Beavers blow out Santa Rosa Junior College on the road

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 29, 2013

A total of 48 unanswered points by the No. 6 nationally-ranked team AmericanRiverCollege and a 55-21 on-the-road victory over the No. 23 nationally-ranked team Santa Rosa Junior College Friday Sept. 27 will give any fan a reason to ignore the Beavers slow offensive start. The Beavers trailed 7-0 early...

Going for the kill: ARC volleyball looks to bounce back from a first round exit at the state championships

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 25, 2013

As the team looks up in the rankings, the American River College volleyball team can’t help but like the position it’s currently in. As of Sept. 17 the women are ranked No. 10 in the state with a 7-3 overall record. The team jumped up three spots after beating the No. 6 ranked team in the state Fresno City College two times in a row. Coming into this season the women had big holes to fill. The team lost Katie Christener who lead the Big 8 Conference in kills and kills per set, their libero Josie Casillas and Bailey Humes who led the conference in assists. “Surprisingly enough our starters are all sophomores,” women’s volleyball Head Coach Ashlie Hain said. “We had a large team last year so that helps and even though we’ve transferred seven or eight, we still have a core group of five or six.” With the addition of new players the Beavers are returning middle blocker Nicole Hareland who went from .75 blocks per set to 1.39, outside hitter Lauren Kirschke who is arguably the most i...

Keep your risk factors to yourself, please

Keep your risk factors to yourself, please. (Photo Illustration by Korbl Klimecki)

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 24, 2013

Pregnancy can be a daunting time for any woman, especially when she’s trying to finish her college degree.  The concerns that already run through a pregnant woman’s mind are amplified when she comes in contact with secondhand smoke. Studies from multiple journals state the negative effects secondhand...

ARC’s defense shines versus Chabot College as the Beavers’ offense gets lost in the rain

ARC’s defense shines versus Chabot College as the Beavers’ offense gets lost in the rain

Jessica Maynard and Jessica Maynard

September 22, 2013

The American River College 33-13 win over the Chabot College Gladiators Saturday was a defensive juggernaut featuring a combined total of 7 turnovers and a safety. Despite the offensive woes sustained by the Beavers, the No. 8 ranked football team in the nation is now 3-0. Arguably, the unsung hero...

A spot of their own

A motorcycle parked between cars on August 29, 2013. According to Los Rios Police Department policy,

Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard

September 18, 2013

This story was written by Ed Gebing and Jessica Maynard. Due to the limitations of our platform, it is published multiple times under a joint, and two individual bylines. You’re running late for your 9 a.m. class when you find what you believe to be an empty parking spot, but, when you go to turn i...

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