Top ranked Cougars fall for first time


The agony of defeat. This week brings a new lesson for the Cougars as they pick up their first two losses of the season. Prior to Saturday’s dual against second-ranked North Idaho College and NAIA, second-ranked Southern Oregon University, the number one ranked Cougars were 13-0. Clackamas wrestlers faced off with two teams Saturday, Jan. […]

Cougars ready to pounce on rival Saints


With only 16 miles separating the Clackamas Cougars and the Mt. Hood Saints, a buzz surrounds this rivalry game. However, don’t let the short distance fool you; with the game approaching Jan. 28, the bad blood between the schools runs much deeper than geography. “Cage the Cougar,” is a phrase CCC assistant coach Brian Stamme […]

State finds CCC’s locker rooms promote inequality


Female athletes at Clackamas Community College have worse facilities than their male peers, according to a review by the Oregon Department of Education. The ODE recommended that CCC “provide comparable facilities for both women’s and men’s locker and team rooms,” but it’s been two years since the review took place and nothing has changed. CCC […]



Five score and twenty years ago, the Ducks and the Beavers took the field against each other for the first time. This year will be the 118th meeting in one of the most storied rivalries in college football. I grew up here in Oregon, but my family is from Los Angeles so most of the teams I rooted for […]

Athlete of the month: Sierra VeraCruz


With October oofficially in the books, it’s time to honor the this month’s athlete of the month. This month’s recipient is sophomore Sierra VeraCruz. VeraCruz is the libero and captain of the volleyball team. She has been described by teammates as a leader, hard worker and amazing passer. VeraCruz leads the NWAC in digs, and has helped lead the […]

Winter (sports) is (are) coming

During the winter, the Clackamas Cougars men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling get underway. The women’s basketball opens this season on a streak of success: 13 straight seasons making the NWAC Championship Tournament, as well as seven Southern Region championships in those years. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: “I expect us to be very competitive once again,” co-head coach Kayla Steen said. “We don’t have […]

Cross country team aims to finish strong


Once again, the Clackamas Cougars cross country team will be heading to Lewisville Park in Battleground, Wash. This time around, the stakes are much higher.  The Cougars return for the NWAC Championship two months from their last visit.  The  first visit was unimpressive, and the Cougars hope to rebound as a team. Back in late September […]

Volleyball team is ‘Diggin’ Pink’


On Sept. 18, 2012, Clackamas Community College volleyball mascot and family member Cougie Lucy Woods, a dog, succumbed to cancer and left this world. In honor of her loss Cougie’s mom, Coach Kathie Woods, hosts the “I’m Diggin’ Pink” event. Friday Oct. 24 was the third annual event to raise awareness and funds for pet […]