Wrestling ramps up training for final tournament 

By Gabriella Vigil / February 29, 2024

  By Gabriella Vigil With the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships beginning March 1, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team is ramping up their training and recovery time.  Cesar Avelar, a freshman ranked No. 2 in the country for the 133-lb. weight class, shared what it takes to enter the postseason.  “My biggest focus…

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Cougar women’s basketball wins against Linn-Benton

By Quinton Prudhomme / February 29, 2024

  By Quinton Prudhomme On Feb. 14, Cougars women’s basketball faced off against the Linn-Benton Roadrunners. The team had not played against the Roadrunners all season.  The Cougars won their last three games, and they were feeling strong going into this one. “I feel really confident with taking today to prepare, and walking through some…

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High scoring victory for Cougars men’s basketball

By Quinton Prudhomme / February 15, 2024

  High scoring victory for Cougars men’s basketball By Quinton Prudhomme Staff Writer On Wednesday Feb. 7, the Clackamas Cougars faced off against the Mt Hood Saints. The Saints were in last place going into the game and the Cougars were sitting at 3rd in the conference. Sophomore Payton Meyers, playing Wing position for the…

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Big wins for Cougar basketball and postseason aspirations

By Quinton Prudhomme / February 13, 2024

By Quinton Prudhomme Staff Writer The Clackamas Community College men’s basketball team played the Portland Panthers on Jan. 29. The Panthers were undefeated coming into the game, but clackamas prepared well. “We were excited to play, and we were confident we could win if we played well. The team had a lot of energy and…

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Clackamas athletes declare ‘wrestling over everything’

By Gabriella Vigil / February 7, 2024

Clackamas athletes declare wrestling over everything  By Gabriella Vigil This season, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team acquired a new mantra, COE:  Clackamas wrestling over everything. The athletes train daily with a focus on fitness, nutrition and proper sleep to stay at the top of their game.  As the team wraps up their season with…

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Softball Player from Hawaii Takes on Oregon

By Brandi Dees / April 21, 2023

Clackamas Community College has many athletes that come from other states to play sports. The Clackamas Print was privileged to interview Maura Muniz from Haleiwa North Shore, Hawaii. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The Clackamas Print: What made you choose CCC? Maura Muniz: I chose CCC because I liked their softball…

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Wrestling team aims to make history

By Aaliyana Balderas / February 23, 2023

The Clackamas Community College wrestling team is in high spirits after winning the West Region Championships for the 10th year in a row. CCC beat North Idaho College, one of their biggest competitors, 108.5-105.5. However, they still have more to prove this season.  Two weeks after the West Region Championships, the Cougars are heading across…

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Passing their love for basketball

By Aaliyana Balderas / February 23, 2023

For the Martineau family, basketball and Clackamas Community College have always been a part of their lives. CCC’s head women’s basketball coach and Director of Health/PE, Jim Martineau, has been married to CCC Academic Advisor PJ Martineau for 27 years. Their two children, Clay Martineau and CCC athlete Mia Martineau, also both play basketball. Jim…

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A look on and off the court of Men’s basketball at Clackamas Community College

By Aaliyana Balderas / February 7, 2023

The Clackamas Community College men’s basketball team is now halfway through its season. With a 15-7 record, the Cougars are the No. 1 ranked team in the Southern Region and eyeing another NWAC Championship.  Andre Best, a sophomore point guard from Oregon City High School said, “Every team we play is our biggest competition, when…

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Once a Coug, always a Coug

By Aaliyana Balderas / January 30, 2023

Katie Aden, the Assistant Softball Coach here at Clackamas Community College, has been nationally recognized by being named Easton/NCFA Assistant Coach of the Year for 2022. The Clackamas Print had the pleasure of speaking to Aden on her successes, struggles and experiences playing softball and becoming a coach.  The Clackamas Print: How long have you…

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