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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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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,...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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 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)
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...

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)
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,”...

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