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Powless’ athletic excellence; it runs in the family

Tour de France participant Neilson Powless alongside his mother, Jeanette Powless who is the women’s track and field coach at American River College (Photo courtesy of Jeanette Powless)
Former Olympic athlete reflects on 30 years of multi-sport coaching
October 14, 2020

Jeanette Powless is a professor in the athletic department, and the women’s track and field coach at American River College. Before she became a coach at ARC, however, Powless was an Olympic track-runner...

We love live sports, but they’re not essential

Pro-wrestlers perform during the Virgil Flynn Production: Legacy 4th anniversary, a live wrestling event, at Cafe Colonel on July 6, 2019. On April 14, the state of Florida declared that all sports, including professional wrestling, are now deemed as essential services, which allows sporting events to resume in the state. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Hayes-Stone)
With Florida deeming all sports as “essential businesses,” there might be a higher risk for professional athletes to catch the coronavirus
May 5, 2020

Earlier this year, the lives of everyone in the world changed with the spread of the coronavirus and every country going under quarantine, keeping nearly everyone at home. Since then, nearly all sports...

Shelter-in-place order causes cancellation of all ARC spring sports

Sporting fields and arenas across Sacramento remain empty as the shelter-in-place order continues, keeping healthy athletes from competing. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)
Healthy athletes sit at home as they wait for the college to reopen
April 22, 2020

When dealing with situations as serious as a pandemic, it’s easy to forget about the people who would be less affected by the direct issue at hand. Though it makes sense for us to pay most attention...

10 sports podcasts to fill the void during sports hiatus

With sporting events canceled or suspended due to coronavirus concerns, multiple sports podcasts such as ESPN Daily are filling the gap during the unknown hiatus. (Photo courtesy of espn.com)
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...

Former NBA player looks to help the next generation

ARC men’s basketball assistant coach Kenny Thomas talks to ARC forward David O’Looney during the game against San Joaquin Delta on Feb. 11.  (Photo by 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...

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros were caught cheating in the 2017 season by using cameras and trash cans to signal their batters what type of pitch was coming. (Photo Illustration by 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...

ARC men’s basketball falls short in home finale

Guard Jair Lang went down with a leg injury in the second half with 15:40 left to go, thankfully he was okay and did return to the game. ARC lost the game 83-72 on Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo by Emily Mello)
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...

ARC women’s basketball loses at home

American River Collge women’s basketball team congratulates Jordyn Hilliard after a made basket against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by 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...

ARC Men’s Basketball team loses at home

American River guard Jair Lang directs the offense in a game against San Joaquin Delta College on February 11, 2020. (Photo by 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...

Remembering the Mamba

American River College basketball player Vernon Robertson inscribed a tribute to Kobe Bryant on his shoes prior to a game versus Cosumnes River College on Jan. 31, 2020. (Photo by Thomas Cathey)
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...

ARC baseball team’s comeback halted in close game

Second baseman Daniel Paiz steps up to the batter box to help his team by getting a hit against West Valley on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by 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....

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

American River College’s softball team lines up on the ARC softball field on Jan. 24, 2020 for their team photo, standing ready for the upcoming season as one united team. (Photo by 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...

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