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ARC Beavers sports report 12/8/14

No home games this week.


For the fourth year in a row, ARC students won the team relay in the California International Marathon (held Sunday in Sacramento). Congratulations to the team of Sean Gregg, Abdul Hamid, Sean Jagerson, and Patrick Jagerson for their combined victory. In addition, former ARC runner Anthony Costales qualified for the Olympic Trials by taking 14th place and running a debut time of 2:17:48.


Men’s basketball continues to excel. The 6-2 Beavers finished 2nd in last week’s Monterey Tournament, going 2-1. The team is now off until Dec. 18.


The women’s basketball team earned their first victory of the year at the Contra Costa Tournament, beating Los Medanos College 65-62. The Beavers are now 1-6 on the season. Their next game is this Wednesday at Yuba.



Men’s basketball

Dec. 4    Monterey            W, 64-61

Dec. 5    Los Medanos      W, 87-56

Dec. 6    Canada                L, 85-74


Women’s basketball

Dec. 4    Merritt                 L, 77-41

Dec. 5    Los Medanos      W, 65-62

Dec. 6    Chabot                 L, 89-54


2014 Season Wrap-Up

December 10, 2014

Big 8 All Conference Team Selections: Taylor Bunger, Kiana Chaney, Erika Jones, Erianna Williams, and Courtney Macklin

All State Team: Taylor Bunger

All Region Team: Kiana Chaney



ARC earned 8th in the Final State Rankings



State championship

State Championship
Congratulations Coach Anderson and the 2014 team!

December 3, 2014

The 3-time defending state champion American River men’s cross country team entered the State Championships in Woodward Pak as the #2 ranked team in California. With hopes of continuing the streak and building it to four straight titles, the Beavers had their work cut out against the rest of California, and State #1 College of the Canyons. Coming off of a dominating effort at the NorCals, hopes were high, but the reality was the team had their work cut out for them. Early in the race the Beavers looked good with their top 7 all in the top 35-40. But as the race entered the last mile and the pace lifted several of the Beavers could not match the pace and fell off slightly. Moving up quickly over the last mile were brothers Patrick and Sean Jagerson. In the end, College of the Canyons 3-4-5 attack would prove too much for the Beavers 5-6-7. The Beavers would place 4 in the top 15, and 4 in front of Canyons #2, but the gap back to ARC’s #5 would be too much and the Beavers would fall to Canyons 79-86. Receiving All-American honors for the Beavers were freshman Sean Gregg (10th – 20:29), sophomore Sean Jagerson (12th – 20:35), and freshman Abdul Hamid (14th – 20:36). Finishing just out of the Top 14 and All-American status was 15th place sophomore Patrick Jagerson (15th – 20:37). Rounding out the top 7 for the Beavers were sophomore Aidan Schraer (41st – 21:09), freshman David French (45th – 21:14) and sophomore Jason Morris (53rd – 21:21).This was the 5th straight Top 2 team finish for the Beavers and the 9th Top 5 team finish in the last 12 years.

After the NorCal Championships Coach Anderson was voted the 2014 NorCal Coach of the Year.


More Men's Cross Country



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From The Current:


Volleyball team keeps head held high despite ending its season with a loss

Matthew Peirson, Opinion Editor

December 10, 2014

More Volleyball

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

More Volleyball

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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.