Basketball

Cougars unable to upset North Idaho

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

“Head Coach Clif Wegner knew going into Thursday’s matchup with North Idaho College (27-2, 16-0) that it would be a big test for Clackamas Community College. The Cougars came into the NWAC Playoffs as a No. 4 seed and drew the strongest No. 1 seed in the tournament in the Cardinals. “It’s always a challenge…

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Q&A with point guard Robert Ford

By Lexis Shull / March 12, 2019

Freshman Robert Ford is one of the most dynamic point guards in the NWAC, averaging 18.8 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game and 8.3 assists per game. Ford finished his freshman season with 546 points and his clutch gene was on display in many of the Cougars games this season as he used his…

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Cougars clinch playoff berth

By Lexis Shull / March 5, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team picked up a crucial win on Feb. 27 against Mt. Hood Community College 96-86. The win ended up being the deciding factor in the South Region playoff race, giving Clackamas the final South Region playoff spot. Clackamas jumped out to a quick lead over Mt. Hood, led by the…

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Women’s basketball heads to postseason

By Jacob Thompson / March 5, 2019

It didn’t look good for Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team at the halfway point. The team sat at 4-4 in league play, and Head Coach Jim Martineau knew his team would have to rack up wins the second round of league play to have a chance of making the NWAC playoffs. “If we would’ve…

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CCC’s men’s and women’s basketball on a roll

By Jacob Thompson / February 19, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been on a roll as of late. The men’s team won their fifth straight game Saturday as the Cougars stunned the 10-2 Umpqua Riverhawks 81-65. Freshman guard Clay Sullivan was hot from 3-point range early in the contest, shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc and adding…

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Fight to the playoffs

By Clackamas Print / February 8, 2019

Story by Cole Sowders With the postseason approaching quickly there is little margin for error. That margin is even slimmer for Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team. After finishing the first round of league play with a record of 4-4, the Cougars found themselves in fifth place behind Chemeketa, who they lost to in double…

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Cougars still hunting

By Jacob Thompson / January 29, 2019

After a hot start to the season in non-conference play, 10-2, Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team has lost three of their last four games and now sits in fifth place in the south conference with a league record of 3-4. Clackamas took on first place Lane Community College (16-2, 5-1) on Saturday. The Cougars looked…

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19-year-old CEO honors his mother

By Jacob Thompson / November 27, 2018

As Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team warmed up for their season opener, the Cougars dawned fresh white warm-up shirts with red and blue claw marks on the front. The design came from a once-homeless teenager who’s now a Clackamas student and basketball player, freshman point guard Devon Banks. His company, Make Them Respect You,…

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Starting out slow, but hopeful

By Jacob Thompson / November 27, 2018

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team dropped two out of three games in their season opening Thanksgiving weekend tournament, losing to Southwestern Oregon Community 68-59 on Nov. 23 and 102-99 to Umpqua Community College on Nov. 25. “All in all I think it was a decent weekend, but I don’t like being 1-2 obviously,” head…

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From student to assistant coach

By Jacob Thompson / November 20, 2018

After hearing about Clackamas Community College from a close childhood friend, Francisco Alvares moved from Nevada in 2016 to attempt to make his dream of playing college baseball a reality. After not making the cut on CCC’s baseball team, Alvares started to help out with the men’s basketball team. Two years later, Alvares has a…

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