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Former Oakland Athletics player and American River College alumnus, Dallas Braden speaks to attendees of the Los Rios Foundation Honors and Awards Gala at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on Oct. 23, 2015. Braden was a guest at the gala where he was one of four alumni honored by the foundation on the occasion of the Los Rios district's 50th anniversary. (File Photo).

10 professional athletes who once attended ARC

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor April 11, 2021

When people normally think of professional athletes, they think that most of them were five-star athletes who went to Division One colleges. Well, that isn’t always the case, as some start out at smaller...

In recent years, there has been an increase of women in ownership roles with professional sports teams. This is important, because it creates diversity and shows young girls and women that anything is possible. (Photo illustration by Heather Amberson)

Women’s ownership in sports is vital to growing the game

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 17, 2021

For a long time, the only people you saw in sports ownership roles were white males. That has started to change in recent years with people of all races and genders entering into an ownership role within...

Athletes and fans have been away from school sports for a while. With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, it seems sports themselves may have to wait even longer before returning to action. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

ARC sports without fans is better than nothing

Dylan Lillie, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 10, 2020

Collegiate sports have many different elements, whether it be pre-game preparation or plays and schemes that haven’t ever been run to attempt and confuse the opposing side. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Members of the American River College men’s basketball team huddle up during the game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. The team is now working out on their own, after practices and games have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

How ARC’s men’s basketball team is staying in shape during quarantine

Heather Amberson, Arts & Culture/ Sports Co-Editor September 12, 2020

By Heather Amberson [email protected] With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to force the closure of most college campuses, some athletes have had their seasons canceled, while others...

Pro-wrestlers perform during the Virgil Flynn Production: Legacy 4th anniversary, a live wrestling event, at Cafe Colonel on July 6, 2019. On April 14, the state of Florida declared that all sports, including professional wrestling, are now deemed as essential services, which allows sporting events to resume in the state. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Hayes-Stone)

We love live sports, but they’re not essential

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor May 5, 2020

Earlier this year, the lives of everyone in the world changed with the spread of the coronavirus and every country going under quarantine, keeping nearly everyone at home. Since then, nearly all sports...

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by Heather Amberson)

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...

Guard Jair Lang went down with a leg injury in the second half with 15:40 left to go, thankfully he was okay and did return to the game. ARC lost the game 83-72 on Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)

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...

Freshman Kaili Udoffia attempts to drive the ball into the defense in a home game versus diablo Valley College. (Photo by Emily Mello)

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...

American River Collge women’s basketball team congratulates Jordyn Hilliard after a made basket against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

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...

American River guard Jair Lang directs the offense in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

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...

Guard Shantanice Mendoza prepares to shoot a free throw in a home game versus Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

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...

American River College guard Jair Lang dribbles the ball downcourt in a loss versus Cosumnes River College at ARC on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

ARC falls short on Alumni Night, loses to Cosumnes River

Thomas Cathey February 7, 2020

  The men’s basketball team at American River College came up short in a home game against Cosumnes River College on Friday Jan. 31, losing by a final score of 95-87. With the loss , ARC’s...

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