The American River Current

Inconsistent season leaves ARC’s baseball team’s out of playoffs

American River College right fielder Cade Parker hits the ball during a game vs Sacramento City College on April 21 2016 at American River College. ARC lost by the final score of 7-3. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Matthew Nobert

May 3, 2016

American River College’s baseball team started off the season with hopes of making the playoffs, but ended up having a sub .500 season and finishing with a 15-21 overall record. “The goal is always to go to playoff and state, but as the season goes on you realize that was looking less obtainable...

Women’s Tennis team continues to struggle

American River College's women's tennis coach Steven Dunmore talks with the team during an intermission of their game against Shasta College on March 8, 2016 at ARC. ARC lost to Shasta 6-1. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III

March 11, 2016

American River College’s women’s tennis team continued their season-long struggle by losing 8-1 to Big 8 rivals Sierra College on Tuesday. The women’s tennis team had a rocky preseason as a planned coaching change fell through right before the start of the season, meaning that there was little to...

ARC baseball pulls a Big 8 win against Sierra

American River College pitcher Tommy Balmain throws a pitch during a game at Sierra College on March 3, 2016. ARC won 8-4. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Matthew Nobert

March 6, 2016

American River College’s baseball team started off March with a strong win against Sierra College 8-4, but both players and coaches still think there are some areas that can be improved on before going into conference. ARC started off with a good defense, forcing Sierra to have a three up three down ...

ARC men’s basketball closes home season with loss

American River College guard Marcelas Perry looks down after a loss to Modesto College. ARC dropped its final home game of the season to Modesto by the final score of 85-67 at American River College on Feb. 11 2016. (Photo by Kyle Elsasser)

Mack Ervin III

February 15, 2016

Sophomore guard Marcelas Perry led scoring for the fourth straight game with 24 points as American River College men’s basketball team lost its final home game 85-67 to Modesto Junior College. ARC started off strong with a 8-0 lead, before Modesto scored 14 unanswered points on its way to leading...

ARC hosts first-time welding expo

Fronius technical sales engineer Fritz Arumber welds together some metal during the Welding Expo at American River College on Feb.6, 2016. The welding industry has been looking for welders and the expo was held to offer apprenticeships and jobs. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Jordan Schauberger

February 11, 2016

American River College’s welding technology program, in coordination with the American Welding Society (AWS), hosted the first-ever welding expo at ARC on Saturday. The AWS has a trailer full of welding simulators that they take around the country, and after they contacted ARC about bringing the...

Turnovers cost ARC in overtime loss to Sierra

ARC guard Marcelas Perry drives by a Sierra College defender. ARC lost to Sierra 103-100 in overtime.
(Photo By Kyle Elsasser)

Mack Ervin III

January 25, 2016

Late turnovers and missed shooting opportunities plagued American River College’s men’s basketball team as they dropped a close overtime game Friday against Sierra College 103-100. The Beavers took a 19-8 lead to start the game, before the Wolverines came back to even the score at 45 by halft...

ARC runs out of gas in fourth quarter, loses to Sierra

Head coach J.R. Matsunami gives the American River College's womens basketball team a pep talk in the second half of their game against Sierra College Friday. ARC lost to Sierra 71-56. 
(Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

January 25, 2016

Alternating runs and a back and forth third quarter ultimately wore out American River College’s women’s basketball team, as it was outscored 23-6 in the fourth quarter of a 71-56 loss to Sierra College on Friday. Forward Cassandra Jaimes led ARC with 17 points, but had only 2 in the final quarter aft...

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...

Married ARC water polo coaches keep it in the family

Water polo coaches Eric Black (left) and Bethani Black (right) eating cake for Eric's birthday on the American River College pool deck. (Photo by Noor Abasi)

Noor Abasi and Matthew Nobert

December 3, 2015

By Matthew Nobert and Noor Abasi Water polo coaches Eric and Bethani Black share not only a a pool deck, work office and practice equipment, but also a household. The couple have been married for 15 years, with Bethani coaching the women’s team while Eric coaches the men's team at American River C...

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 looks to go 3-0 in-conference vs Sierra College

Former American River College cornerback Malcolm Scott celebrates with teammates after an interception in last season's 31-22 win over Sierra College. ARC has defeated Sierra in two of their last three meeting and looks to improve its conference record to 3-0 on the season. (File Photo)

Kevin Sheridan

October 30, 2015

American River College’s football team (5-2 overall, 2-0 in conference) will be playing a familiar opponent in Sierra College (3-4 overall, 1-1 in conference) on Oct. 31. Sierra, ranked No. 3 in the national NorCal conference, has faced off against ARC in each of the last eight seasons, with ARC ...

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