Tag: RCC athletics

RCC women’s volleyball team defeats Santa Ana College

By Jesus Coronel Don’t call it a comeback.    After starting the season 0-3 with nine straight set losses, the Riverside City College volleyball team has since won 12 consecutive sets to propel their winning streak to four games. RCC is now 4-3 and the momentum seems to be on their side. They continued their comeback

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RCC football player, track coach talk pandemic training

By Daniela Ramirez This March marks one year mark since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campuses, and the hiatus has especially impacted athletes. Riverside City College athletic programs have experienced a lot of challenges through the last year.  Student-athletes have not been able to practice on campus with their coaches and teammates since last spring. Many

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Riverside City College hires new athletic director

By Erik Galicia A former professional athlete, attorney and assistant director with the NCAA has been selected to lead Riverside City College’s Athletics Department. Payton Williams is a Riverside native. He was born at Parkview Community Hospital and attended Emerson Elementary School before becoming Fresno State University’s first academic all-American football player as an adult.

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Riverside City College football coach, student-athlete mentor dies

By Aniela Russo A long-time Riverside City College assistant football coach has died at the age of 60. Mike Richey coached at RCC for 15 years and specialized in coaching linebackers and defensive backs. His leadership helped the Tigers achieve an undefeated National championship in 2019, which was RCC’s first in 30 years. “If anyone

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Athletic directors examine return of sports to Riverside City College, Norco College

By Jesus Coronel The Riverside City College Athletics Department has drafted a plan to have sports return in January, assuming the district is able to fund the testing necessary to keep student athletes safe and COVID-19 does not worsen. Kaladon Stewart, RCC acting athletic director, was tasked with completing a cost-analysis of personal protective equipment,

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Riverside City College Athletics holds virtual workouts to stay in shape

By Jair Ramirez Riverside City College athletes have found ways to maintain contact through the pandemic’s campus closure with online workouts, social media and different apps.  “Through Canvas Online we put our workouts and then have them take videos of their workouts,” said Tom Craft, RCC football coach. “We want our players to video their

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Riverside City College athletes get signed during pandemic

By Zane Mudron Volleyball Libero Sadie Arganda recently committed to Virginia Wesleyan University. “I was very nervous, I didn’t know what kind of questions they were going to ask me,” Arganda said. “This was the first time I had met with a four year university, so a little nervous, but everything turned out ok.” The

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Riverside Community College Athletics director, Jim Wooldridge to retire

By Zane Mudron The first football championship in 30 years isn’t a bad way to go out.  Also, if not for the COVID-19 closure, the men’s basketball team seemed poised to make its own run at a title.  Riverside City College Athletic Director Jim Wooldridge announced his retirement March 30 after five years directing traffic

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RCC suffers defeat in Southern California finals, places second

By Ashley Gomez   All good things must come to an end as the Riverside City College men’s basketball team concluded its season March 9 with an 66-54 defeat against Santa Monica College in the Southern California Regional Finals. This was the second time that the Tigers were in the Regional Finals under coach Philip

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