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American River College's Paul Bhatia returns a ball during a non-conference game against De Anza College on Feb. 24, 2018 at ARC. ARC is looking forward to a full season after going 10-0 in a shortened district only 2021 season . (File Photo)

ARC Men’s tennis is looking to serve its competition as seasonal matches start

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

The American River College men’s tennis team is coming off nine consecutive Big 8 conference championships. In addition, they won the Northern California team title in three of the previous four seasons.  According...

The women’s water polo team has returned to American River College’s campus and is conducting frequent practices while waiting to hear back from the Los Rios district office in regards to what’s next for Beaver athletics. (File Photo)

ARC women’s water polo team is back in the pool

Cicily Thomas, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

American River College’s administration has started to allow sports to slowly return to campus, allowing athletes to engage in practices for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in March...

American River College runners Eleanor Velez, Hannah Montague, and Jessica Swingle compete in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the 31st annual beaver relays on March 4, 2016 at ARC. Vasquez finished 2nd, Montague finished 3rd, and Swingle finished 4th in the event. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

ARC women’s track & field team returns to practice

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The American River College women's track and field team has returned to on-campus face-to-face practice for the spring 2021 season. Practice will continue throughout the spring season, however, competitions...

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been mostly deserted, with the majority of classes going online and faculty and staff working remotely. (Photo by Heather Amberson)

ARC then and now: COVID-19 edition

On March 13, 2020, American River College closed its campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has now been over a year and with the exception of a few classes that couldn’t be converted to online learning...

Bethani Black, ARC women’s swim coach says the women’s swim team will spend the rest of spring getting back into the water, in shape with hopes to make a full return in fall of 2021. (File photo)

ARC women’s swim team hopes to be back to full training by fall 2021

Madison Duong, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The women’s swimming department has started to make its slow return during the rest of the spring semester. American River College women’s swimming coach Bethani Black says she hopes that the team...

American River College softball outfielder Kirsten Cox swings and misses in the bottom of the fifth inning against Sacramento City at American River College in Spring 2019. Late spring sports at ARC are expected to return as the county moves into the red tier in the states' reopening plan, in Spring 2021. (Photo by Irene Jacobs)

Outdoor late spring sports will resume when Sacramento County enters the red tier of the states reopening plan

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

After a long time of waiting and anticipation, American River College and the rest of the Los Rios Community College District’s colleges have opted into the Big 8 conferences plans for a late spring...

In recent years, there has been an increase of women in ownership roles with professional sports teams. This is important, because it creates diversity and shows young girls and women that anything is possible. (Photo illustration by Heather Amberson)

Women’s ownership in sports is vital to growing the game

Heather Amberson, Managing Editor March 17, 2021

For a long time, the only people you saw in sports ownership roles were white males. That has started to change in recent years with people of all races and genders entering into an ownership role within...

With all of sports at ARC on a hiatus due to the pandemic, the football team is still hoping that they'll have the chance to play in Spring 2021. (Photo by Brandon Zamora)

ARC’s football team stuck on standby for CCCAA’s announcement

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor December 15, 2020

The sports world has been heavily impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, and sports at American River College are feeling the effect as well with no sports played during the fall semester. One of those...

 Tyson and Jones looked surprisingly fresh after going the distance in their eight-round exhibition, and Tyson said he will box again in the post-fight interview.(Photo courtesy of Christophe Decrand)

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. ends in controversial draw

Nick Subia, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

Two legends returned to the boxing ring in an epic return to glory inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 28. Well, sort of. “Iron” Mike Tyson, and Roy Jones Jr., fought to a controversial...

Athletes and fans have been away from school sports for a while. With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, it seems sports themselves may have to wait even longer before returning to action. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com)

ARC sports without fans is better than nothing

Dylan Lillie, Arts&Culture/Sports Co-Editor December 10, 2020

Collegiate sports have many different elements, whether it be pre-game preparation or plays and schemes that haven’t ever been run to attempt and confuse the opposing side. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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)

Powless’ athletic excellence; it runs in the family

Brandon Zamora, Opinion Editor 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...

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)

We love live sports, but they’re not essential

Brandon Zamora, Sports Editor 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...

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