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LOS RIOS ATHLETICS

Sac City Athletes Win Statewide Awards

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ongratulations to Sacramento City College (SCC) athletes Madison Butcoff and Jason Zecchini on securing statewide Scholar-Athlete awards! Butcoff, softball, and Zecchini, wrestling, were two of 20 students selected out of more than 20,000 student athletes competing in California Community College Athletic Association sports. Scholar-Athletes are chosen based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Butcoff completed two associate degrees with highest honors in Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Science. She transferred to MidAmerica Nazarene University with a 3.92 GPA and is continuing her education and softball career. In her athletic career, she was a two-year starter for the SCC Panthers softball team. In spring 2016, she helped lead SCC to a 1st place finish in the renowned Big 8 Conference, to a Regional Playoff victory, to a Super Regional tournament victory, and, ultimately, to a 2nd place finish in the state. Zecchini completed an associate degree in Administration of Justice for Transfer with highest honors. He is currently attending and a member of the wrestling team at Dickinson State University.

NORCAL CHAMPIONS

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he American River College (ARC) football team won the northern California championship November 26, beating a tough Butte College team 15-9 (on a field that was more mud than grass) thanks to a dramatic last-minute touchdown pass. ARC went on to battle Fullerton College for the state championship December 10. The Beavers came up just short in that game, losing 29-27. At the end of the season, ARC was ranked 9th in the nation.

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Athletically, he was a team leader for the SCC Panthers and a CCCAA State Wrestling champion. He earned the following awards: All Big 8 Conference 1st Team, two times an Academic All-American, two times a state qualifier, and 4th in the state in his weight class. Both athletes are great representatives of Sac City pride. Go, Panthers!

BEST IN THE FIELD

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he Folsom Lake College women’s soccer team finished its fourth season with its fourth consecutive conference title. In post season play, the Falcons made it to the Final Four in the state playoffs, farthest in the program’s history. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ranks the team #5 in the nation. In another first for the thriving program, Midfielder Karina Torres (pictured) was named to the 2016 NSCAA Junior College Division Women’s All-America Team. Congratulations to the Lady Falcons!

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