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New online store sells AACC athletic gear

Men's Basketball forward Davon Jones runs out as the line-up is announced.

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 finish the year with a loss in the NJCAA Division III Region 20 semifinals.

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

The Riverhawks take third place in the Division III Men's Soccer tournament, hosted by AACC. Pictured: forward Caleb Willard, midfielder Joba Malomo and defender Victor Mmandama.

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...

Football tops wishlist in student sports poll

In an AACC poll, students say they want a football team and a marching band.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

Students said in November they wish the college had a football team. In an informal Campus Current poll of 50 students, 28 said they want a football team, while others said they would like the school to add a spikeball team and a marching band. “It would be great if AACC had a football team,” Landon...

Women’s Basketball starts 2019 season

Second-year transfer studies student Sarah Healy, left, and first-year nursing student Ruth Marshall practice for the basketball season.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

AACC Women’s Basketball seems well prepared for the upcoming season, according to the team’s head coach. Head coach Lionel Makell said he believes his team has learned a lot from the coaching staff. “The dedication from my coaches … all spills into the young ladies,” Makell said....

Men’s Basketball starts 2019 season

Men’s Basketball starts 2019 season

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

AACC Men’s Basketball has more new team members than returning players this season, and according to the head coach, this comes with some challenges. But coach Joe Snowden said they can use the team’s new strengths to their advantage, even though last season’s tallest players have left. “We...

Prof touches on civil rights

Dr. Richard Hardesty often ties civil rights into his sports studies lectures.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

An adjunct instructor said in October the 1966 Baltimore Orioles team reflected the shift of the civil rights movement. At the first in a series of speeches hosted by the History Club, Dr. Richard Hardesty—who teaches history and sports studies—said Orioles legend Frank Robinson and...

AACC Women’s V-ball finishes 2019 season

Women's Volleyball ends the regular season with a record of 11-10.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

AACC Women’s Volleyball finished the 2019 season with more wins than the previous two years combined. Women’s Volleyball won 11 matches during the regular season, which ended on Oct. 24. Last fall, the team recorded a 6-14 season with five more wins than the prior year. In the past,...

Men’s Soccer adds international players

First-year legal studies student Victor Mmandama from the Democratic Republic of Congo joins Men’s Soccer this semester, along with Joba Malomo from Ghana and Ousman Leigh from Ontario.

Dylan Callahan, Reporter

November 1, 2019

AACC Men’s Soccer added defensemen from Ontario and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a midfielder from Ghana to its roster this year. First-year computer engineering student Joba Malomo from Ghana moved to Ellicott City over the summer. He enrolled at AACC this semester. However,...

Men’s XC is 2 players short

Timothy Caldwell, a first-year graphic arts student (left), and Brendan Quinn, a first-year health fitness and exercise science student, are two of three runners to join Men's Cross Country so far.

Connor Shaw, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Three runners have joined AACC Men’s Cross- Country this year, but the Riverhawks are still two athletes short to participate as a team in National Junior College Athletic Association meets. Still, Coach Keith Bigelow said the three athletes will participate in the meets as individuals. And he said...

72% of poll in esports’ favor

Members of the AACC esports club at a meeting.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

October 1, 2019

Sports studies students and professors said in October they would like AACC Athletics to start an esports team. Esports—electronic sports—involve established teams that play video games competitively for fun, ranking or monetary rewards. In an informal poll, 72 percent of the 40 students who...

Athletics may add esports

Members of the campus ESports Club say they're hoping AACC will make esports an official Athletics Department  program. Pictured, left to right: club members Brandon Gebhardt, Alex Kimble and Conway Johnson.

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

October 1, 2019

AACC Athletics officials this semester are continuing to look into creating an official esports team after the National Junior College Athletic Association offered official governance for the sport. “The demographic around the college is suitable toward having an esports program and we want to be...

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