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‘Last Chance’ celebrity speaks to Riverhawks

“Last Chance U’s” Brittany Wagner comes to campus.

Alexandra Radovic and Tommy Parker

December 4, 2018

“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

Deondre McNeill, one of AACC’s Men’s Basketball captains, shoots during a pre-season scrimmage.

Noah Reem, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

The team plaque hangs  in the AACC Hall of Fame in the gym.

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

Basketball guard Javon Smith will play in the final tournament.

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

Volleyball is one of the sports AACC Athletics streams on its YouTube channel.

Sanyee Barjogar Jr., Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

Sylvia Frye, a first-year ultrasound technician student, plays volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. She is one of three Riverhawks who play dual sports.

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

In a Campus Current poll, student athletes said they do not think eSports club members should be considered athletes.

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

Athletics Director Duane Herr and The Hawk’s Nest’s manager, Richard Buenaventura, may work together to offer food at big games.

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

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

The Health and Wellness Club hosts a neck injury prevention course, their speaker highlights a common injury called

Arianna Beers, Reporter

November 8, 2018

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

Second-year education student Stephen Darley quit the football team at Wesley College in Delaware to focus on academics. He’s an education student here now.

Tommy Parker, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018

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

Second-year AACC Men’s Lacrosse player Nick Karnes earns All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association for his play last season.

Brady Reilly, Sports Co-Editor

October 4, 2018

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

Second-year AACC Men’s Lacrosse player Nick Karnes earns All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association for his play last season.

October 4, 2018

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...

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