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Beavers football NorCal Championship vs San Francisco

November 26, 2014

The 10-1 football team is gearing up to go on the road to City College of San Francisco who they will play this Saturday, November 29 for the NorCal Championship. Kickoff is at 1pm. Online live streaming of the game may be available, please check back here for updates.

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More Beavers football news from

Football notebook, Nov. 22

Ransom’s three TDs and ARC’s smothering D come together in beating Butte 20-17

ARC football player Jordan Carrell named NorCal defensive MVP


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ARC Volleyball advances to round two of regional playoffs

November 26, 2014

The volleyball team beat Hartnell College in playoff action Tuesday with a final score of 3-1. The 21-6 Beavers now move on to host Fresno City College in 2nd-round competition on Saturday, November 29 at 7 p.m. in the small gym. ARC is ranked #3 in northern California and Fresno #6.

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California Volleyball Standings

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Volleyball State Tournament

November 24, 2014

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Volleyball state tournament


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Women's Cross Country

ARC Women’s Cross Country Big 8 Conference Champions finish 10th in State

November 22, 2014

Freshman, Jenica Dodge earned All American Status at the California Community College State Meet Championships on November 22, 2014.  She finished 4th over the Woodward Park 5k Course in Fresno with her 18:05.  “Jenica’s personal best today marks the third best mark in the history of ARC”, says Coach Powless.

Dodge led her squad to a tenth place overall finish followed by teammates freshman teammate Jocelyn Stillwell (19:27) and freshman Laura Cox (19:51).  Team captain, and the only sophomore on the squad was Jocelyn Schmidt (20:32) followed by teammates Ashlyn Hardin (20:40), Mayra Villa (22:10) and Maria Rojo (22:55). 

Rank Team Total Time
Mt. SAC 
San Diego Mesa 
LA Trade Tech 
American River 
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Beavers knock out Butte in Gridiron Classic!

November 22, 2014

The ARC Beavers will move on to round two of the Northern California Football Championship (NCFC) after beating Butte College 20 - 17. They will face off against San Franciso City College on Saturday, November 29. GO BEAVERS!


Scoring Summary 1 2 3 4 Final
Butte (7-4) 7 3 7 0 17
American River (10-1) 13 7 0 0 20



Men's Cross Country in persuit of fourth consecutive state championship

November 18, 2014


If ARC wins a fourth straight as expected, it will cement a dynasty foundation for coach Rick Anderson. He also won in 2005 and guided ARC to runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2010. Read more from the CCCAA

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From The Current:

Sports Spirit Day put together by ARC club draws a crowd

Lindsey Martin, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Volleyball Player Leaves the Chair

Lindsey Martin, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

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Women’s soccer wins final home game of season

Brandon Nelson, Web Editor

November 18, 2014

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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.