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Spring sports cancelled due to coronavirus

Spring sports cancelled due to coronavirus

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

AACC officials announced on Friday the cancellation of the remainder of the spring 2020 athletic season due to concerns about the coronavirus. Athletics Director Duane Herr said the decision didn’t come as a surprise, but he understood the college’s choice.  “This was a very difficult d...

Men’s Basketball guard leads team in points

Men’s Basketball guard leads team in points

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

A Men’s Basketball guard/forward who is leading his team in points said he plays every game to leave an impression on the fans. First-year transfer studies student Davon Jones averaged 15.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season. “I’m always out here trying to perform my...

Spring teams prepare for season

Spring teams prepare for season

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

AACC Baseball and Softball players are spending the first weeks of the new season building team chemistry. Men’s Baseball head coach Chris Jenkins said one of the biggest challenges his team faces is the number of freshman players. “One of the things that’s going to be interesting to watch...

Part-time coaches brings passion to job

Part-time coaches brings passion to job

Brayden Nazarian, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The “cherry on top” of his coaching career, says Women’s Basketball head coach Lionel Makell, was watching center Sarah Healy’s “face light up” when she learned the National Junior College Athletic Association had named her Player of the Week. “I asked her if she’s ever imagined this,”...

Esports not in budget for athletics this year

Esports not in budget for athletics this year

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

Esports—electronic sports—will not become an official athletics sport at AACC until at least fall 2021, according to the college’s athletics director. Director Duane Herr attributed the delay to budgetary limitations. “We did advocate for an esports program at the athletics level for next...

Women’s Basketball player goes on double-double streak

Women’s Basketball player goes on double-double streak

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

A Women’s Basketball center averaged 14.7 points and 17.3 rebounds this season, including eight straight games with double-doubles. Sarah Healy, a second-year transfer studies student, said the streak was “very impressive. I had it [and] then I lost it. But I’m going to get it back again, so...

AACC reacts to passing of Kobe Bryant

AACC reacts to passing of Kobe Bryant

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Students, athletes and coaches at AACC said on Monday they’ll never forget former NBA legend Kobe Bryant. On Sunday, the 41-year-old Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles, California. Students said they saw Bryant as an icon in the...

Spring sports get underway at AACC

Spring sports get underway at AACC

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

ACC spring sports started tryouts and practice in January. Spring sports include Baseball, Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse and Golf. Baseball Baseball finished last season with an 11-32 record. “Our team chemistry is way better this year,” second-year pitcher Zach Rees said. ...

Coaches may speak openly to newspaper

Coaches may speak openly to newspaper

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

AACC’s Athletics Director said in January his department’s practice of asking coaches and journalists to arrange media interviews through the department's communications coordinator was never intended to violate anyone’s First Amendment rights. “In no way would I ever intend or direct anybody...

New online store sells AACC athletic gear

New online store sells AACC athletic gear

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

AACC Athletics opened an online store in January to sell sports apparel with the blue, gold and white Riverhawks logo. The store, part of athletic gear vendor SquadLocker, sells shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, hats, backpacks and a blanket branded with the names of any of the college’s 12 sports...

Women’s Soccer finishes season at 7-7

Women’s Soccer finishes season at 7-7

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

AACC Women’s Soccer finished 2019 with seven wins and seven losses, and according to players and coaches, the athletes wanted better results. Women’s Soccer ended the regular season with a loss to Oxford College of Emory University on Nov. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association...

Men’s Soccer team finishes in 3rd place

Men’s Soccer team finishes in 3rd place

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

AACC Men’s Soccer finished the 2019 season with a record of 9-7-1, improving from 7-8-1 last year. Their performance on the field earned a third-place spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Region 20, behind Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community...

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