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Belarus under-16 men’s national tennis champion comes to play for ARC

American River College men's tennis player Alex Meliuk looks to return the ball during one of his matches at the NorCal Semifinals against Chabot on April 12, 2016 at American River College. Meliuk left Belarus at age 19 to come to the United States for more opportunities. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Matthew Nobert

April 15, 2016

The trip from Belarus to Sacramento is over 5,000 miles, and American River College tennis player Alex Meliuk made that trip last year to start a new life in the United States and create more opportunities for himself. “Life there is different, there are more opportunities here,” Meliuk said....

ARC’s baseball comes up just short in 13 innings

Peter Shearer of Feather River College scores the winning run against American River College in the bottom of the 13th inning at ARC. ARC lost the game 7-6. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kyle Elsasser

February 9, 2016

American River College’s 13th-inning rally came up just short as the Beavers stranded the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position vs. Feather River College who defeated ARC by the final score of 7-6 on Friday. Feather River jumped out to an early lead by scoring an unearned run in the top of t...

ARC’s men’s basketball looks for big win against BIG 8 rival Sierra College

American River College's men's basketball head coach Mark Giorgi talked to some of his players, during practice Thursday. The team will play its sixth conference game of the season against Sierra College Friday. 
Photo by Matthew Nobert

Matthew Nobert

January 22, 2016

By Matthew Nobert, Robert Hansen, Trevor Haynes and Mack Ervin American River College’s men’s basketball team has had a rough start to the season so far with a 5-12 record, but is looking for a big win in a game against league rival Sierra College Friday. The team has been struggling with a l...

ARC men’s basketball team is young but confident

Former ARC guard Jarvis Watkins takes a shot in last seasons game SJDC on Jan.27,2014. This season ARC is finding itslef lacking expeiernce and has had a bummpy start with a 4-6 record.

Johnnie Heard

December 9, 2015

The ARC men’s basketball team is lacking in experience, with some players not even having played in high school. But head coach Mark Giorgi feels that good chemistry between the players and a willingness to improve will be key to having a strong and productive season. ARC is currently 4-6 on the...

ARC football players earn All-Conference honors

American River College running back Armand Shyne, who ran for 734 yards and 8 touchdowns this season, was given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, as well as ten of his teammates. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kevin Sheridan

November 23, 2015

11 members of American River College’s football team were given All-Conference honors representing the NorCal League for the 2015 season, with five being freshman. On offense, quarterback Jihad Vercher, running back Armand Shyne, kicker Sam Keil, wide receiver Marc Ellis and offensive linemen Max Ha...

Sac City comes to ARC Saturday for final regular season football game

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)

Matthew Nobert

November 12, 2015

American River College football is set to close out the regular season with a home game against district rivals Sacramento City College on Saturday. Currently Sacramento City College is fourth in the NorCal League with an overall record of 3-6 and are coming off a 54-17 win at Feather River College. ARC...

ARC’s prolific scoring spurs third straight win for football

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher passes under pressure during ARC football’s 47-22 win over rival Sierra College on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Kameron Schmid

November 2, 2015

Quarterback Jihad Vercher threw four touchdowns and American River College’s defense intercepted three passes as ARC beat the visiting Sierra College 47-22 on Saturday. It was the third straight week that ARC (6-2) scored over 40 points in a game, and the third straight win. ARC has outscored opp...

ARC quarterback overcomes gang violence to become starter

American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher grew up in South-Central Los Angeles. He said he focused on football and homework in spite of the sounds of gunshots in his neighborhood (Photo by Barbara Harvey).

Kevin Sheridan

October 27, 2015

A previous version of this story falsely reported that "the ... San Andreas area" was occupied by "Bloods, Crips and other gangs." In fact, those gangs occupied the Los Angeles area. When he was six years old, American River College quarterback Jihad Vercher watched in horror as someone from his So...

Men’s soccer gets its first win of the season

American River College  defenseman Noe Romero (5) scores a goal during ARC's 3-0 win over College of the Sequoias on Oct. 9, 2015. The game was played with a heavy heart for Romero as his friend passed away in a car accident before the game. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels

October 12, 2015

By Kevin Sheridan and Joseph Daniels American River College’s men’s soccer team scored a season high three goals and displayed good ball movement and a deep drive into College of Sequoias territory and won its first game of the season with a 3-0 win over COS. Two of ARC’s goals came in the first half ...

ARC falls on the road to no.2 ranked College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo slot receiver David Rango leaps over his own player before being tackled by American River College safety Robert Sanders during ARC's 42-10 loss to CSM on Oct. 3, 2015. CSM ran for 298 yards against ARC's defense. (photo by Joe Padilla)

Kevin Sheridan

October 5, 2015

American River College’s football team was defeated by College of San Mateo by a score of 42-10, in a game which ARC’s defense surrendered 298 total yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Though no CSM running back had more than 100 yards, three of its backs finished with more than 50...

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