Sophomore Kwan Carter Awarded Conference Player of the Week

On April 27, Sophomore Kwan Carter was awarded Conference Player of the Week by the Northwest Athletic Conference for Men’s Basketball. During the two games he played this week, Carter averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one block per game. Carter began playing basketball in second grade. He became interested in the sport…

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Robert Ford CCC basketball player to transfer to Idaho State

Robert Ford, basketball player and guard for Clackamas Community College averaged 23.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game during his sophomore season. Ford shot 40.1% from three and led Clackamas to a 25-3 overall record and he has committed to play for Idaho State, a division one school who competes in the Big…

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COVID-19 halts the sports world

Story by Riley Buerk From the Division I men’s and women’s March Madness basketball tournaments all the way down to high school athletics, sporting events all across the country are getting cancelled. Once Rudy Gobert, starting center for the NBA’s Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, it had a sweeping effect…

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Coronavirus postpones ballers

Story by Nick Schwada On Thursday, March 5, Everett Community College closed its campus due to coronavirus concerns, effectively postponing the NWAC Basketball Championship games that were in progress that afternoon. The 16-team men’s and women’s tournament has been relocated to Clackamas and Linn-Benton community colleges. The first two rounds of the women’s tournament will…

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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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Blazers weigh trade options

      By Nick Schwada Coming into the 2019-20 season, there were high hopes for the Portland Trail Blazers. After coming off a trip to the Western Conference Finals, fans expected to see the Blazers make a return to the playoffs for another run. This, however, has not been the case. Through major roster…

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Basketball player profiles

Interviews by Nick Schwada TCP: Who are your top three favorite artists? Paige Downer: Mac Miller, DaBaby and Ella Mai. Kat Hilton: Can we just have the same ones? I mean, we’re roommates so we kind of listen to a lot of the same music. K’wan Carter: Roddy Ricch, Rod Wave and Lil Wayne. Rob…

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Men’s, women’s basketball off to a strong start

Story by Nick Schwada The Clackamas Cougars basketball teams are good — really good. Both the men’s and women’s team tore through the preseason, with the men finishing 11-1 and the women 10-1 through that stretch. The Cougars’ preseason success has carried over to their conference games as the men’s team is now 5-0 and…

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Basketball alum professionally plays in Japan

Story by Lexis Shull Chehales Tapscott is living proof that even community college athletes can make it big. In fact, Tapscott played basketball right here, at Clackamas Community College, before going on to play for Portland State. But that’s not where it ended for the competitive player. On November 1, 2013, Tapscott was selected in…

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Women’s basketball wins first two games of the season

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball picked up two big wins to open their 2019-20 campaign. On Wednesday the team knocked off Pacific University’s junior varsity team 101-55 and Friday they fought tooth and nail, outlasting Walla Walla Community College 66-61. The Cougars came out strong and quickly took a 9-2 lead a little over two…

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