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10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

Heather Amberson

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak cancelling or suspending most sports, here is a list of sports podcasts to get your sports fix during the hiatus. This list includes podcasts that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB and some that cover multiple sports and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other places that ...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

Heather Amberson

March 16, 2020

“With all the knowledge that I have over the last 20 to 30 years plus of playing basketball, being able to come in here and give these kids some knowledge from what I’ve learned and help them better themselves [is what made me want to start coaching].”  Kenny Thomas, a former NBA player, has found...

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Brandon Zamora

March 16, 2020

For as long as anyone can remember, cheating in sports is something that’s always happened. Teams and players throughout history in every sport have cheated at one point or another and it’ll keep happening for years to come.  However, it was recently discovered that one team did in fact cheat to not only...

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

Brandon Zamora

February 20, 2020

In a tough match where both teams fought until the very end, the American River College men’s basketball team fell short in its game against Diablo Valley College on Feb. 13, losing via a final score of 83-72 in its home finale of the regular season. The team got off to a quick start by scoring...

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River women’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 76-48 on Feb. 11. The first quarter started out slow, with both teams struggling on offense early. After both teams got settled into the game, it was a close quarter, with San Joaquin Delta only leading ...

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

Heather Amberson

February 18, 2020

The American River College men’s basketball team was defeated at home by San Joaquin Delta College, 80-66 on Feb. 11.  The first half was a hard-fought back and forth contest. ARC came out hot and hit a couple of early baskets, but San Joaquin Delta came right back with baskets of its own. Going i...

Remembering the Mamba

Remembering the Mamba

Brandon Zamora

February 6, 2020

On Jan. 26, a helicopter crashed down in Calabasas, Calif., killing nine people. Two of those people were Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.  People all around the world have been affected emotionally by this tragic event. From the families who lost their loved ones in the crash, to fa...

ARC baseball team’s comeback halted in close game

ARC baseball team’s comeback halted in close game

Brandon Zamora

January 30, 2020

In a tough fought game that wasn’t decided until the very last out, the baseball team at American River College fell short in its game against West Valley College on Jan. 25 at ARC’s Beaver Field. The final score was 8-7, bringing ARC’s record to 1-1 to start off the new season. ARC had a ro...

Confidence is the key to success for ARC’s softball team

Confidence is the key to success for ARC’s softball team

Brandon Zamora

January 28, 2020

Despite a disappointing season last year, the women’s softball team at American River College is entering the 2019-2020 season with confidence in themselves to do better. ARC’s softball team went 14-20 last season,  only winning nine out of its 21 games against conference opponents. Yet, both playe...

ARC dominates Napa Valley in season opener

ARC dominates Napa Valley in season opener

Alexis Warren

November 25, 2019

The American River College women’s basketball team opened their 2019-20 season with a home game against Napa Valley College Storm on the night of Nov. 14. The Beavers washed the Storm out with an ending score of 89-44. The Napa Valley Storm consisted of only eight players total, giving them only t...

New partnership pairs drone pilots with the football team

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 drone is the latest tool the ARC football team is using to improve its game. This is the first ...

ARC athletic department holds rally for academic excellence of student athletes

ARC athletic department holds rally for academic excellence of student athletes

Thomas Cathey and Thomas Cathey

September 9, 2019

On Friday Aug. 30, student athletes at American River College were honored by the athletic department for their achievements during the previous academic year, in anticipation of the upcoming fall sports season.  Student personnel assistant for the Dusty Baker Student-Athlete Resource Center, Olga Pr...

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