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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...

With all of sports at ARC on a hiatus due to the pandemic, the football team is still hoping that they'll have the chance to play in Spring 2021. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC’s football team stuck on standby for CCCAA’s announcement

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor December 15, 2020

The sports world has been heavily impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, and sports at American River College are feeling the effect as well with no sports played during the fall semester. One of those...

Over the past few years, peaceful protests from NFL players have been criticized by fans and team owners. (Photo courtesy of Pixibay.com)

NFL should walk the walk, instead of relying on performance activism

Thomas Cathey, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May, sports organizations in the United States. have demonstrated a heightened sensitivity to racism. But some, like the NFL, are merely...

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)

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

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...

Running back Chris Osby works his way down the field to gain extra yards and help American River College in it's game against Feather River College at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16, 2019. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC makes statement win before playoffs

Brandon Zamora November 21, 2019

The American River College football team defeated the Feather River College Golden Eagles 51-20 in dominant fashion at ARC’s Beaver Stadium on Nov. 16. With this win, ARC’s football finished the season...

American River College wide receiver, Eric Davis Jr. fights his way into the end zone to score a touchdown for his team on Nov. 2, 2019. ARC won the game 14-7. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC football’s defense stands strong for fourth consecutive win

Brandon Zamora November 7, 2019

In a game that wasn’t decided until the last minute, the American River College football team hung on in a closely contested battle against the Butte College Roadrunners on Nov. 2 at ARC’s Beaver Stadium....

ARC running back Jeremiah Johnson carries the ball in game versus Sierra College on Oct. 26, 2019 at American River College. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)

ARC football team wins lopsided game against Sierra, 45-14

Thomas Cathey November 5, 2019

  The American River College football team defeated Sierra College on Saturday, Oct. 26 in a home game at the Beavers Stadium, with a final score of 45-14.  Head coach Jon Osterhout said he...

Dan Reid launches a drone to film a few periods of football practice at American River College on Oct. 16, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

New partnership pairs drone pilots with the football team

Jack Harris October 29, 2019

A black drone buzzed adjacent to the goal post, constantly adjusting for the best shot possible as the American River College football offense and defense slammed into each other on the field below.  The...

American River College’s wide receiver, Naequan Parker goes for a crucial touchdown to help his team get on the scoreboard in the game against Modesto Junior College on Sept. 28, 2019. ARC lost the game 38-20. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC football faces consecutive losses

Brandon Zamora October 2, 2019

The American River College football team came up short in its game against the Modesto Junior College Pirates at Beaver Stadium at ARC on Sept. 28. The final score was 38-20 with ARC suffering its second...

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)

The threat of concussions for student-athletes

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...

Freshman defensive lineman T.J Pesefea played just nine games for American River College while completing his goal to play one year at a community college and transfer to a Division I school. (Photo courtesy of T.J Pesefea)

Future looks bright for freshman defensive lineman

Imani Smith May 8, 2019

For many community college athletes, transferring out of American River College after only one year is a goal that can be difficult to reach. It’s reality, however, for football player, Tautala Pesefea...

The American River College football team celebrates a 22-7 victory after the game at Sierra College on Oct. 20, 2018. (File Photo)

ARC football team optimistic for new season

Irene Jacobs May 6, 2019

As the semester comes to a close at American River College, many student athletes and their teams are looking back on the past season and toward the future. With the summer semester being all that stands...

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