Campus Current

Men’s championship turns 20

Men’s championship turns 20

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

VA, PA athletes enroll at AACC

VA, PA athletes  enroll at AACC

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


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It isn’t uncommon for athletes to transfer to AACC from states outside of Maryland. Of the 295 students attending AACC from different states, two are playing for AACC sports teams: Men’s Lacrosse players Nick Karnes, from Catherine, Virginia, and Joel Rodriguez, from McGaheysville, Virginia. Rodriguez,...

Faceoff starter is No. 2

Faceoff starter is No. 2

October 4, 2018


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A Men’s Lacrosse player who ranked second in the country for faceoffs last season has signed to return to AACC this spring. Nick Karnes, a second-year faceoff player and graduate of Battlefield High School in Northern Virginia, won All American honors for his performance in the role during the 2017...

Cross country runners set goals for semester

Cross country runners set goals for semester

Sanyee Barjoger Jr., Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


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AACC’s Women’s Cross Country coach in September pointed to academics as a major player in the team’s success this season. Coach Jim Griffiths said the team wants to earn the NJCAA National Academic Team of the Year Award, which requires an average team GPA of at least 3.0. Second-year cross...

Spring sport athletes start practices in fall

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baseball, Softball and Men’s Lacrosse started fall practices in September, even though their first games aren’t until the spring semester. These teams begin Fall Ball practices and scrimmages every year before their seasons start in late February. “[Fall Ball] is a huge part of what we do,”...

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