Saturday turned out to be a great day, though a little chilly but the sun did shine on the American River College baseball team and their alumni as the 17th annual Alumni BP and Blue vs White game went off as planned. There was a great crowd for the intrasquad game which saw the 2020 A.R.C. Beavers in uniform for the first time this year.
Due to the chance of rain American River College and Solano College have cancelled their scrimmage which was set for Tuesday the 21st at 1:00 p.m. The Beavers open the 2020 season on Friday, January 24th at West Valley College in Saratoga at 1:00 p.m.
It looks like the weather will cooperate on Saturday and allow the 2020 version of the American River College Baseball team to kick off the season outside and in style. The baseball alumni will take batting practice from 10-11 am.
The 2019 season was a highly successful campaign for the Beavers as a team. Individually ARC earned some highly prestigious awards as well. Three Beavers achieved the highest individual honor of making the ITA National JuCo All-American Team.
The young roster features only two Sophmores, 6'3" Guard Jashon Lewis, originally from Whitney High School, and Four-year transfer Chris Cagle, a 6'7' Forward who was a leader for the Woodcreek Wolves during their dominance in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The two will serve as team captains. Additionally, the Beavers bost a solid young core of Freshman talent including 5'8" Point Guard Jair Lang (West Campus), 6'5" Tenigee Brown (Inderkum) and 6'7" Forward David O'Looney (Nevada Union).
James “Jimmy” Ghilardi comes from a family deeply rooted in athletics and coaching, and in keeping with the tradition, he has continued his football career into American River College, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Three Beaver players represented Northern California as the best community college singles player (Younes Kodij) and the best community college doubles team (Jack Hall/Gabe Kinder) in the region at the prestigious ITA Cup, played in Rome, Georgia.
The football team at American River College emerged victorious against the defending state champion Laney College in its home opener for the season at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14. The final score was 15-10 in favor of ARC.
On Friday Aug. 30, student athletes at American River College were honored by the athletic department for their achievements during the previous academic year, in anticipation of the upcoming fall sports season.
Parker Haven, a 6'6" Forward from Folsom, California, earned a full-ride athletic scholarship to play basketball at Menlo College, and NAIA Division-I school, located just outside of Palo Alto, California.
It was an all-ARC affair on the men’s side of the ITA Regional Tournament hosted by American River College at Gold River Sports Club. In the quarterfinals, 5th seeded Micah Erwin defeated the lone non-Beaver player left in the draw when he upset 4th seeded Rajan Bhatia from Solano, by the score of 3-6, 6-3, 2-0 ret.
It didn’t take Steve Holm long to make an impact as a head coach at the Division 1 level. After successful stints as an assistant coach at Sac State and Purdue University, the former Beaver player lead the Illinois State Redbirds to their first ever regional final and a 36-26 record in his first year.