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

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)

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 are still to be decided on, like the upcoming season for American River College’s men’s basketba...

We love live sports, but they’re not essential

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)

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 and live events have been put on hold. However, the state of Florida just declared all sports as essent...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

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)

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...

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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...

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

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)

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 ...

ARC falls short on Alumni Night, loses to Cosumnes River

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)

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 overall season record drops to 12-10.  In the early minutes of the first half, both teams  engaged in ...

ARC dominates Napa Valley in season opener

American River college starter Kaitlyn Janese (left) blocks a Napa Valley player in their first game of the season at ARC on Nov. 14, 2019. ARC won the opener 89 - 4. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Alexis Warren

November 25, 2019

The American River College women’s basketball team opened their 2019-20 season with a home game against Napa Valley College Storm on the night of Nov. 14. The Beavers washed the Storm out with an ending score of 89-44. The Napa Valley Storm consisted of only eight players total, giving them only t...

The threat of concussions for student-athletes

Former ARC linebacker Lawerence Hall stops a Sacramento City College player from scoring a touchdown during last seasons game on Nov. 15, 2014. ARC won the game 44-23 and must win the game Saturday to have any chance of making the playoffs. (File Photo)

Breawna Maynard

May 8, 2019

“Everything felt amplified, things are brighter and sounds started sounding like the volume is turned up,” said Marissa Hady, former American River College student, describing her concussion experience during a soccer game in October 2018. Head injuries and concussions are common in student-athletes and...

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)

Gabe Carlos

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 round of the Northern California Regional Playoffs, on Feb. 27 at ARC. ARC started the matc...

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