Student athletes struggle to overcome spring hurdles

After the deeply disappointing cancellation of spring sports at Clackamas Community College, Jim Martineu wrote in an email that, “All spring sport athletes who participated before the cancellation will get their year of eligibility back.” Initially, this sounds like great news, but it further complicates things for sophomore athletes.  Transfer decisions have become even harder…

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Spring sports cancelled for 2020 season

  One of the largest effects COVID-19 has had on Clackamas Community College was not only cancelling in-person classes, but also all spring sports for their entire season. Jim Martineau, Director of Health/PE/Athletics said in an email, “[that] the NWAC conference first suspended and then cancelled all spring sports.”  NWAC called it off on March…

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Blood, Sweat and Brain Trauma

“Maybe the point is to say, ‘Okay well you’ve had these many injuries to your brain: you’re done. You can’t do it anymore.’ At what point is that?” said Keoni McHone, head track coach and physical education instructor at Clackamas Community College. McHone survived a car crash two years ago and suffered a traumatic brain…

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Briefs: Softball, student clothing line, baseball

Natalie Munson hits 16th homerun Sophomore catcher Natalie Munson knocked her sixteenth homer of the season out of the park on May 1. Munson set the single season homerun record for Clackamas Community College last season with 18 and with three games left to play, she may be able to break her own record in…

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CCC Cougars make a comeback

  After one of the roughest starts in recent memory, the Clackamas Community College baseball team put together a fantastic weekend of baseball t o improve to 4-8 in league play and fifth place of the South Region. Coming into the weekend, Clackamas was on a 15-game losing streak and it looked like the Cougars…

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Clackamas can’t find the swing of things

Sophomore pitcher Austin Butenchoe took the mound in relief for Derek Eubanks to start the seventh inning during game one of a four-game series with Chemeketa Community College on April 12. Eubanks was brilliant, throwing five innings, surrendering one hit and striking out four batters. Despite not allowing an earned run, Eubanks left the game…

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Marine in the outfield

Sophomore outfielder Tyler Parker was one of the best high school baseball players in Oregon. Playing at Liberty High School, Parker was called up to the varsity team as a freshman and stayed at that level for the rest of his career, but he didn’t just maintain, he thrived, making the Northwest Oregon Conference’s All-League…

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Brothers Gleason

Pulling onto campus in a yellow 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt are a pair of brothers. The younger, a relief pitcher, the older a catcher, both playing for Clackamas. Hip-hop plays as Cody Gleason tries to wake up Cameron Gleason who’s been up all-night playing Fortnite. The Gleasons both changed positions late in their careers. Cameron Gleason…

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Montero’s Life In The Pen

He sits in the bullpen waiting, waiting for pitching coach Jeff Lahti to give him the signal “get him hot.” He springs from the bench, grabs his mask and gets the next pitcher loose and then he returns to the bench. His name is Zach Montero and he is the bullpen catcher. Montero is currently…

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Clackamas baseball misses NWAC playoffs

“Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the No. 1 song on the radio in May of 2009 and Clackamas Community College’s baseball team had just broke a 13-year streak of missing the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) playoffs. Since that 2009 season, where the Cougars finished 25-23 overall and 16-14 in league, Clackamas…

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