The American River Current

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)

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 qualities or ideas are expected from them as a college-level athlete.   “We go out an...

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

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)

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 was satisfied with the effort of his team that day. He was also especially happy about beating a loc...

ARC football team optimistic for new season

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

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 in the way before football starting up, head football coach Jon Osterhout says he is hopeful for the futu...

Beavers football team take on another win against Sierra 22-7

Running back Daniel Wright Jr. rushes past Sierra defenders during a game at Sierra College on Oct. 20, 2018. He scored 2 touchdowns for the Beavers during the game. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Breawna Maynard

October 26, 2018

The American River College football team reeled in another win against Sierra College with a score of 22-7 on Oct 20. Running back Daniel Wright Jr.’s 81-yard touchdown run started things off for the Beavers to lead 7-0 in the first quarter. As the Beavers made Sierra punt, they traveled downf...

Beavers football head into a bye week after loss to Fresno

Running back Daniel Wright Jr. is tackled by a Fresno player at the ARC v. Fresno game on Saturday Sept. 29. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Patrick Hyun Wilson

October 3, 2018

The American River College football team lost to Fresno City College 17-3 for their third loss of the season on Saturday. This loss comes right before a bye week that will lead in to their first conference game of the season. The game began poorly for the Beavers. Two minutes into the first quarter,...

AR football team looks to repeat success in 2018

American River College fooball defensive backs look on at practice before their first game on Saturday, Sep. 1. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

August 30, 2018

With the American River College football team going 10-2 last season, they now look to getting back to the State Championship game, where they came up just a game short last year, losing to the College of San Mateo, 24-21. Jon Osterhout says he is ready to start his fifth year as the head coach a...

ARC football player has eyes on the next level

Arthur Jackson III (left) runs with the football during a game against Laney College on Nov. 18. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael and Ashley Hayes-Stone

December 5, 2017

By Luis Gael Jimenez & Ashley Hayes-Stone As he waits for the kick return, Arthur Jackson III blocks out the noise from the roaring crowd. He imagines himself standing alone on the field. Just him, the ground in front of him and in just a few moments, the ball. Jackson snaps back into real...

San Mateo steals NorCal Championship after Beavers miss game-tying field goal

ARC quarterback Hunter Rodrigues is tackled down by San Mateo defenders while attempting to run the ball at American River College on Nov. 25. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mack Ervin III

November 27, 2017

American River College’s football team’s hopes of playing in a second straight State Championship game were dashed after missing a game-tying field goal with 20 seconds left, crowning College of San Mateo NorCal champions on Saturday, 24-21. The No. 1 ranked Beavers played the No. 2 ranked Bulldogs in a r...

ARC holds off Laney comeback attempt, advances to NorCal Championship

Quarterback Hunter Rodrigues scrambles for a first down during American River College’s 41-35 win over Laney College on Nov. 18. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Mack Ervin III

November 23, 2017

American River College’s football team held off a late comeback attempt by Laney College to win its semifinal game 41-35 on Saturday, securing another shot at winning the NorCal Championship. The Beavers entered as the No. 1 seed with home field advantage throughout the playoffs after posting a...

ARC athletic department kicks off fall season with preview event

Bucky the Beaver poses in front of the student athletes who received a GPA of 4.0 at American River College during an athletic preview event on Aug. 25, 2017. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

August 29, 2017

By Luis Gael Jimenez American River College’s athletic department held a season preview where it honored student athletes with 4.0 GPAs, congratulated the reigning Northern California football champion Beavers and encouraged all athletes to approach school with the same tenacity that they do wi...

Beavers surge in fourth quarter to win NorCal Championship over Butte

American River College quarterback Griffin Dahn rushes with the ball during the NorCal Title game against Butte College on Nov. 27, 2016 at Butte. Dahn had 109 passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions along with 47 rushing yards as ARC won the game and the title, 15-9. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Mack Ervin III

November 28, 2016

Hundreds of games have been played and thousands of players have come through American River College’s football program, and though they have had various successes over the years, no team has been able to call themselves NorCal Champions. That is, until the last 44 seconds of Saturday’s game against ...

Football team advances to regional championship.

American River College wide receiver Torian Williams prepares to run a route during a playoff game against Modesto Junior College on Nov. 19, 2016 at ARC. ARC won 27-21 and will face Butte College in the NorCal Championship on Saturday. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mike Yun

November 22, 2016

The football team advanced to the regional finals the Community College football playoff by beating Modesto Junior College in the North State Bowl on Saturday in Modesto. “We have unfinished business,” Coach Jon Osterhout said after the Beavers close playoff win against the Pirates. The beavers started o...

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