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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



Northern California Football Championship

November 20, 2014

Your ARC Beavers football team will host the first round of the Northern California Football Championship (NCFC) on Saturday, November 22 at 1:00 PM against Butte College. ARC is one of 8 teams battling for the state championship. ARC is 9-1 and ranked #2 in northern California; Butte is 7-3 and ranked #4 in northern California. Butte handed ARC its only defeat of the season 31-28 on Nov. 6. The Beavers will be eager to avenge that loss and move on towards a state title.

Postseason football ticket prices for the game this Saturday are set by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). Admission will be $10 for adults and $7 for identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children less than 12 years of age. The ticket booth at the south entrance gate will open at 11:30 AM Saturday.

In an effort to support our students and help them attend the game, we are setting aside free admission tickets for the first 100 ARC students who show a Los Rios student ID card at the ticket booth. Unfortunately, because of CCCAA regulations we will have to charge students $7 admission after the first 100 students.

We hope you can make it out Saturday and cheer on YOUR Beaver student athletes as they start their quest for the state championship!


Current Northern California Rankings:

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Playoff Brackets

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Signing Day

Volleyball signing


November 18, 2014


Three Beavers sign National Letters of Intent to play at 4 year programs:

Erika Jones -  Central Connecticut

Courtney Macklin -  Southern Oregon

Alexis Johnson - Tennessee State




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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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Beavers take 3rd in Northern California after OT buzzer-beater!

Women's Water Polo

 November 16, 2014

The ARC women's water polo team wrapped up their season yesterday at the Nor Cal Championships in thrilling fashion!  On Friday, the Beavers defeated Sierra College 9-3 to advance to the Nor Cal semifinals.  After a very exciting and very physical match-up, the Beavers fell one goal short of getting to the State Championships for back-to-back seasons, losing to Foothill 8-7.  ARC would go on to face San Joaquin Delta College in the 3rd place game.  After trailing 2-0, ARC would go on to defeat Delta in a thriller as sophomore Emily Perry (Rio Americano HS) won the game in overtime with a buzzer-beating goal!!

More Women's Water Polo


Lady Beavers 2014 Nor. Cal Runner Up

Women's Cross Country Nov 2014

November 8, 2014

Following up after winning their Big 8 Conference Championships last week, three lady Beavers achieved All Northern California Honors at the Community College Cross Country Championships held at Crystal Springs in San Mateo on Nov. 8th, 2014.

    The beavers Most Valuable Runner, Jenica Dodge placed 2nd overall in 18:06, followed by Laura Cox (19:14) for 10th and Jocelyn Stillwell (19:18) for 11th.  “Top 14 finishes earn this honor, and it was exciting to see three of our local Beavers in the mix today”, says Coach Powless.

     The team finished 2nd overall and qualified onto their State Meet Championships to be held in Fresno  on Nov. 22nd.

     The next lady Beaver, and team captain, was Jocelyn Schmidt who finished in 20:29, followed by Ashlyn Hardin (20:29), Mayra villa (21:50) and Maria Rojo (23:02).

The Beavers had their best team performance with three ladies hitting their best marks of the season.


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Next up for the lady beavers will be the State Meet Championships to be held at Woodward Park on Nov. 22.


More Women's Cross Country

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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.