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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)

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 and live events have been put on hold. However, the state of Florida just declared all sports as essent...

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)

Dylan Lillie, Staff Writer

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 to the ones who are at the highest risk, it inadvertently causes us to ignore some of the other eff...

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

American River college starter Kaitlyn Janese (left) blocks a Napa Valley player in their first game of the season at ARC on Nov. 14, 2019. ARC won the opener 89 - 4. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

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...

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