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April 29, 2015





Lady Beavers Win the 2015 Northern California Championships

May 8, 2015

NorCal Champs 2015

Freshman Jenica Dodge led the lady beavers to their Nor. Cal. championships hosted at American River College on May 8, 2015.  The ladies battled the 25 teams that qualified by collectively put it together for the title.Dodge earned the most points, as the most valuable ARC track athlete, by putting in 18 points.  She finished 2nd in the 10K (39.08), was third in the 5K (18:24.79) and 5th in the 1500 (4:51.25).

Kandace Compton added 15.5 points from 3rd in the 800m (2:15.97), 2nd in the 1500 (4:42.52) and 2nd in the 4X400 (3:59.27) with teammates Ane Archuleta, Keirnan Hawthrone and Morgan Simpson.

Jocelyn Stillwell contributed 11 points by winning the 3k Steeple (11:28.94) and 8th in the 400H (1:10.08).

Imani Thomas scored another 11 points by finishing 3rd in the 200 (26.87), 5th in the 100m (12.11), and 2nd in the 4X100 (47.49) with teammates Abigail Finlayson, Olivia Brown and Tatiana Bell.

Mackenzie Theiler scored 10 points by winning the heptathlon (4517).

Olivia Brown put in 7 points from her4th in the 100 (11.93) and 2nd in the 4X100.

Tatiana Bell and Siena Morgan both scored 6 points each.  Bell’s came from her 6th in the 100 (12.25), 8th in the 200 (26.37) and the 2nd place 4X100.  Morgan was 3rd in the pole vault (3.25).

Carmen Garcia and Shelby Crider both put in 5 points.  Garcia was 5th in the shot (12.10) and Crider was 4th in the Javelin (39.32m).

Morgan Simpson added 4.5 points from her 6th in the 400m (1:00.08) along with her 3rd place in the 4X400 relay.

Adrianna Reagan put in 3.5 points from her 5th in the high jump (1.56m).

Mayra Villa and Abigail Finlayson both added 2 points.  Villa’s came from her 7th place in the 3k steeple (12:48.10), and Finlayson’s came from her 4X100 relay leg.

Keirnan Hawthrone and Ane Archuleta both added 1.5 points from the 4X400 relay.

Mariah Earl also scored a point with her 8th in the 100H (15.63).

Thirteen ladies qualified onto the State Meet Championships to be in San Mateo May 15-16.

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Women’s team scores:


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 April 24, 2015

The 2015 American River College Baseball regular season came to a close on Friday with the Beavers winning a wild 14 inning game 9-8 on a walk-off wild pitch.  The first inning started off rough for the Beavers as freshman LHP Mikey Ramirez (Del Campo) struggled through the first, allowing three runs, all after there were two outs and nobody on.  The Beavers came back though, scoring six runs in the top of the first, as the first 6 batters of the game all got base hits.  It was the second straight day that the Beavers recorded 6 hits in a row off of Vikings pitchers.  DVC starter Mike Fowler was replaced after A.R.C. 3B Austin Call (Oakmont) doubled in a pair of runs down the third base line.  Reliever Steve Hantos then hit DH Colton Freeman (El Camino) with a pitch to make it 7 straight Beavers to reach base.  After C Bryan Babcock (Antelope) struck out CF Brandon Raposa (Woodcreek) singled to drive in the 6th run of the inning.  With two outs, SS Cameron Bennett (Rio Linda) singled off of the leg of Hantos but it did not drive in a run, but it was the 8th hit of the inning for the Beavers.  Hantos settled down the Beavers bats however, allowing just 3 hits over the next 6 innings.  The Vikings tacked on a run off of Ramirez in the 4th inning, then threatened again in the 6th, loading the bases with one out.  Freshman Christian Savage (Cosumnes Oaks) came on in relief and struck out the next two batters to end the threat.  Savage could not survive the 7th though as He allowed a leadoff single, then walked the next batter.  DVC C Mark Castellucci then bunted up the third base line and Savage bobbled the ball allowing the bases to be loaded.  He then threw a wild pitch, followed by a two run single to give DVC the lead.  Sophomore Matt Gunter (Bella Vista) came on in relief, his first relief outing of the season to try and salvage the Beavers season.  The Beavers did tie the game up in the 7th when a ball hit by Call was misplayed in left field allowing LF Jimmy Lunardelli (Oakmont) to score and  tie the game at 7 apiece.  With state saves leader Mike Marlar (Casa Roble) on in relief of Gunter, the Vikings were able to score in the top of the 10th inning on a two out single.  The Beavers led off the bottom of the 10th with Austin call getting hit by a pitch, but DH Colton Freeman hit into a double play which made the Beavers hopes look dim.  Sophomore pinch-hitter James Boitano (Argonaut) singled up the middle with two outs to keep their hopes alive.  Freshman Kirby Broadbent (Oakmont) then pinch-hit for Raposa and lined a double down the left field line to score Boitano.  The score remained even until the 14th when Colton Freeman singled through the right side with one out.  He stole second then with two outs and CF Justin Jordan (Folsom) at the plate DVC reliever Andrew Merken uncorked a wild pitch to allow Freeman to move up to third.  With a full count Merken then threw ball four to Jordan and the pitch got away from the DVC catcher allowing Freeman to score the game winning run. 

The Beavers finish the season in 4th place and await  the playoff seedings which will be announced on Sunday.



American River College placed 5 student-athletes on the 2015 All-Big 8 Conference squad, it was announced Wednesday. 

Sophomores Dalton deVries (Oakmont) and Steve Mercado were named 1st team all-conference, deVries and the Designated Hitter and Mercado as an infielder.  Mercado was also the runner-up for the league Gold Glove award for middle infielders.  deVries finished conference play 3rd in the league in batting average, hitting an even .400 with 7 extra base hits and 13 RBI in 20 games.  Mercado made just 3 errors and struck out just 4 times in 21 conference games. 

Sophomores Mike Marlar (Casa Roble) and Alex Gaskin (Jesuit) received 2nd team All-Big 8 Conference honors.  Gaskin hit .294 in conference play with 6 extra base hits and 11 RBI.  He played right field for the Beavers.  Marlar led the conference and the state in saves this season.  Of the Beavers 9 conference wins he had a hand in 7 of them, with one win and six saves.  Marlar posted a 2.13 ERA in conference play.

Sophomore Matt Gunter (Bella Vista) received honorable mention for his sophomore year, finishing conference play with a  3-3 record and a 3.45 ERA.  He had 7 wins on the season.  Gunter finished his A.R.C. career with 11 victories, and was a 2nd team all-conference selection as a freshman in 2014.  He was tied for 3rd in conference play with 35 strikeouts and 2nd in the conference on the season with 68.  His 7 wins this season is the most in one year for the Beavers since Robert Butler had 7 in 2007.

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Individual State Championships at Ojai

April 23 - 26, 2015

ARC singles seeds (all seeds are for Norcal only):

1. Seppi Capaul

7. Jimmy Giovannini

ARC doubles seeds (all seeds are for Norcal only):

1. Capaul/Giovannini

6. Aukland/Foote

9. Atkinson/Wilson


In the year-end state individual championships, the Beavers performed admirably. In the singles Seppi Capaul and Jimmy Giovannini each reached the 3rd round before falling to opponents from Socal #2 team, College of the Desert. In the doubles all 3 ARC teams reached at least the 3rd round. Nic Atkinson/Ryan Wilson won a well-played match 6-4, 6-3 against a solid Bakersfield team in the 2nd round before falling to a Grossmont seeded team in their next match. John Foote was forced to pull out of the doubles due to an injury, so Dylan King stepped in to pair up with TJ Aukland. Aukland/King played well in route to the 3rd round where they faced off against the #2 team from Cerritos College. The match was hard fought and well played in the first set, as both teams fought off multiple set points. Eventually the Cerritos team pulled it out and the ARC team was forced to retire when Aukland aggravated a pre-existing injury early in the 2nd set. The ARC #1 team of Capaul/Giovannini cruised in to the round of 16 where they met the #1 team from College of the Desert. Unlike in their singles matches against the COD players, the ARC duo controlled the flow of play. They played aggressive, attacking doubles, forcing their opponents in to defensive court positions. ARC finished the match strong, winning the 10-point match tiebreak 10-8, and moved on to the quarterfinal, matching the best result by an ARC doubles team since 1992. In the quarterfinal matchup ARC fell just short to a strong Irvine Valley College team, 6-3, 7-6(4). It was a great run for the ARC pairing and capped atremendous seaon for ARC Men’s Tennis.

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Volleyball Spring Signing

Volleyball 4-year transfer signing

April 27, 2015

Taylor Bunger Oklahoma Baptist

Taylor Bright Keene State

Leila Whaley Bethany College








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Swimming Championships 2015


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About ARC Athletics


ARC offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women, with over 500 student-athletes. ARC is a member of the Big 8 Conference for all sports except football, which competes in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA).

ARC’s Kinesiology and Athletics Department has four areas of academic concentration with 21 full-time faculty members, 13 adjunct faculty, and nine classified staff. ARC is one of the largest community colleges in the state, with 35,000 students in Spring 2012.


ARC Mission Statement and Athletic Philosophy

The athletics program is an integral component of the Physical Education curriculum; we embrace the educational mission of American River College. The charge of the athletics program is to provide athletically oriented students with opportunities to enhance their collegiate education through their pursuit of excellence by participation in competitive collegiate sport.

We are committed to meeting the challenges of a multi-cultural student-athlete population. Strengthened by diversity, yet based on principles of equitable treatment of all participants, athletics is student-athlete focused. To promote student access and success we provide our student-athletes with comprehensive support services to enhance their athletic and academic processes both while at ARC and in preparation for their continued education and participation beyond our college.

Our athletic preparation and competitions are based on current principles of sport skill development, fitness training, sport psychology and fair competition. Athletic programs are planned to emphasize principles of good sportsmanship, social consciousness, leadership, cooperation, and individual achievement. Always, the integrity of the student-athlete and respect for both the competitors and the sport are paramount.

The athletics program promotes academic progress as desired for the student body in general. Student-athletes are required to maintain satisfactory advancement towards their educational goals. Athletic program attention to academics is designed to support and enhance student-athletes access and success in their academic pursuits.