Basketball

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

By Clackamas Print / January 21, 2020

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

By Lexis Shull / December 3, 2019

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

By Jacob Thompson / November 26, 2019

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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Mens basketball ready to tip-off

By Jacob Thompson / November 14, 2019

The jamborees are over and the first official game is right around the corner for Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team. Clackamas returns three starters from last season’s squad in sophomore point guard Robert Ford, wing Clay Sullivan and post Matt O’Brien, and the coaching staff is excited about the balance of incoming freshmen and…

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Basketball alum talks about playing in Canada

By Lexis Shull / November 12, 2019

Native Aussie Adam Gehrig is a basketball alum who played in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at Clackamas Community College before transferring to play at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. Gehrig is currently averaging 8.8 points per game and has been perfect from the charity stripe through Trinity Western’s four games against Kamloops…

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Jacob Thompson’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Jacob Thompson / October 23, 2019

1. Houston Rockets After back-to-back great regular seasons, the Rockets were once again knocked out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. The failures added to an already souring relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden and led to Paul being traded for Russell Westbrook. The reunion of Harden and Westbrook should be the…

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Riley Buerk’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2019

  1. Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers pulled off a heist this offseason, stealing NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from the Toronto Raptors and somehow convincing the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade all-star Paul George to them. The Clippers are the most well rounded team in the league, with defensive ace Patrick Beverley, up-and-comer Landry…

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Clackamas welcomes new court

By Lexis Shull / October 1, 2019

While most Clackamas Community College students and staff were off enjoying the summer sun, hard work was underway on the athletic gym located in Randall Hall. The gym is an integral part of campus, hosting sports teams and classes such as volleyball, basketball, and many classes, such as tennis when the rain won’t give up.…

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Rip City Recap

By Clackamas Print / June 5, 2019

Story by Isaac Flaherty I remember the day like it was yesterday, March 25th, 2019. Blazers at home against the Brooklyn Nets, a playoff berth on the line for the Blazers. The game had just hit overtime when the air got sucked out of the entire arena. It was hard to watch as Jusuf Nurkic,…

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Women’s basketball has rough shooting night

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday, March 9, after a 71-46 loss to Wenatchee Valley College in the first round of NWAC playoffs. The Cougars came into the tournament on a bit of a hot streak winning seven of their last eight league games led by sophomore guard…

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