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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...

Sporting fields and arenas across Sacramento remain empty as the shelter-in-place order continues, keeping healthy athletes from competing. (Photo by Dylan Lillie)

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

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...

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)

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...

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)

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...

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)

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...

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)

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...

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)

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...

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

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...

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