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AACC athletes meet remotely with 4-year recruiters

Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse player Lacey Hinkle (in blue) has an offer to play lacrosse at a four-year college.

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

AACC coaches said a lack of personal contact with university recruiters hasn’t harmed any Riverhawk athletes’ chances of playing for a four-year college next year. “Even if this [pandemic] wasn’t going on, we share videos and we passionately share knowledge of our players [with other coaches...

Student athletes stay active after campus closes

AACC athletes said they've been staying active since campus closed in March.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 21, 2020

AACC student athletes have been exercising at home and keeping in touch with teammates since all games were canceled and the campus closed in March. Men’s Soccer goalie Brenden LeMaster said he’s working out twice a day since the campus closed as a precaution against coronavirus. “I do cardio...

Women’s Basketball player named All-American

Autumn Foster-Fields thanked coaches and teammates after being named an NJCAA All-American.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 20, 2020

The National Junior College Athletic Association has named an AACC Women’s Basketball forward to its Division III All-American team. Third-year sports management student Autumn Foster-Fields received an All-American honorable mention after averaging 14.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game this season. Foster-Fields...

Spring sports cancelled due to coronavirus

AACC baseball is among the 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

First-year transfer studies student and guard/forward Davon Jones practices.

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

AACC Softball and Baseball players say they hope for a successful 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

Many of AACC's part-time coaches have full-time jobs outside of the college. Pictured, Men's Baseball head coach Chris Jenkins.

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

Members of the ESports Club attend a weekly meeting.

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

Center Sarah Healy had eight straight double-doubles this season.

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

Kobe Bryant Smiling

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

Baseball center fielder Jaden Jones works on fielding at practice.

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

Men’s Basketball coach Joe Snowden (left) speaking during a timeout to forward Michael Sullivan, guard Matthew Kern and assistant coach Joe Gray.

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...

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