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AACC Men’s lax to study harder

AACC Men’s lax to study harder

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Men’s Lacrosse coach is requiring players to spend up to four hours a week in a study hall this semester. “The decision was mine,” Men’s Lacrosse coach Joe Stanilaus said. “We needed something to help us improve our GPA from last year.” Study halls run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday...

Gamers: Video games=sports

Gamers: Video games=sports

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Club News, Sports

Members of AACC’s eSports Club said in November they  consider themselves as athletes playing a sport. “No one’s going to argue that normal sports take more physical activity,” said eSports Club coach Conway Johnson. “But I’m not convinced sports are 100 percent about physical ability.” AACC...

‘Last Chance’ celebrity speaks to Riverhawks

‘Last Chance’ celebrity speaks to Riverhawks

Alexandra Radovic and Tommy Parker

December 4, 2018


Filed under Feature, Front Page, News, Showcase, Sports

“Last Chance U” star Brittany Wagner gripped a pencil in her left hand and a microphone in her right as she spoke to AACC faculty and students in Jenkins Gymnasium on Nov. 27. “An opportunity is like a pencil,” Wagner said. “There is no value in it until you put forth effort.” This is ...

AACC basketball teams look forward to season

AACC basketball teams look forward to season

Noah Reem, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball players said they look forward to the upcoming season after winning pre-season scrimmages in October. Men’s Basketball won a scrimmage against Delaware State University, 91-67, on Oct. 13, while Women’s Basketball won against Delaware Technical Community C...

Men’s championship turns 20

Men’s championship turns 20

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The last time an AACC sports team won a national championship was in 1998, when Men’s Lacrosse brought home the trophy. This year marks the 20th anniversary of that National Junior College Athletic Association—or NJCAA—victory, back when the Riverhawks were known as the Pioneers. “It was...

Conference tournament ends

Conference tournament ends

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Maryland’s junior college athletic directors have decided to discontinue the end-of-season basketball conference championship tournament after the March 2019 games. Men’s and women’s basketball champions for the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference—or JUCO—have always been the winners...

Streaming on YouTube helps fans view games

Streaming on YouTube helps fans view games

Sanyee Barjogar Jr., Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

AACC’s athletics director said in October more people have been watching live streaming for sports games when they can’t attend them. Live streaming started in fall 2017 with soccer and lacrosse home games. Athletics Director Duane Herr said he hoped fans and parents of team members who couldn’t...

Players on more than 1 team span fall, spring

Players on more than 1 team span fall, spring

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three AACC Riverhawks who are playing fall sports this semester will switch teams in the spring. Second-year transfer studies student Ryan Owens, a Men’s Soccer defensive player, will be a goalie for Men’s Lacrosse next semester.  Two members of next semester’s Softball team, Sylvia Frye, a...

AACC student athletes do not support eSports

AACC student athletes do not support eSports

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Student athletes said eSports, or electronic sports, should not be considered a sport, and the participants should not be considered athletes. None of the 20 athletes who participated in an informal Campus Current poll in October said they believe that competitive video games are sports or their players...

AACC Hawk’s Nest Grill may sell food at games

AACC Hawk’s Nest Grill may sell food at games

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Sports

AACC is considering selling food at large-scale sports games to draw in more fans. After Campus Current reported last month that fans would be more likely to attend home games if they could buy food there, Athletics Director Duane Herr met with Richard Buenaventura, who runs The Hawk’s Nest Grill &...

Health and Wellness Club hosts informational speech on neck injuries

Health and Wellness Club hosts informational speech on neck injuries

Arianna Beers, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity, Front Page, Showcase, Sports

The Health and Wellness club hosted an informational speech to educate students on neck and spinal cord injury prevention. Dr. Cameron Hatam, who is a doctor of Chiropractics, presented a power point that discussed different types of neck injuries the symptoms to look for and how they can affect a...

Players decide to stay at home

Players decide to stay at home

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three student athletes who declined offers to play at other colleges are attending AACC this semester. Two students, including one who is playing here, based their decisions on financial and personal reasons. “I wouldn’t have anything to show for it after playing,” said first-year broadcast...

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