Sports

Softball in a COVID world

By Hannah oldham / March 14, 2021

Starting March 19, the Clackamas Community College softball team will kick off their games for the season. They have lost about 20% of their usual 25 games to COVID-19 precautions and will only be playing Oregon schools, but that doesn’t damper the positive attitude we saw at the practice on Monday, March 1. Everyone was…

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Cougar athletic director discusses plan for sports in the near future

By Riley Buerk / March 1, 2021

Jim Martineau is in his 18th year as the women’s basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. He is the athletic director at Clackamas. In a year unlike any other, he has done his best to manage all sports and keep everyone as safe as possible.  The Clackamas Print: Have winter sports been practicing, or meeting…

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Moving Ford despite a pandemic: Robert Ford III has made an instant impact with his new team

By Riley Buerk / February 25, 2021

In a season unlike any other, former Cougar Robert Ford III has continued his all around play at Idaho State. The Bengals needed depth at guard, and he has provided just that, averaging 11.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, while starting in all sixteen games so far.  His immediate impact is a major reason…

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Union crews not called back at Moda Center

By Margaret Wamuyu Gichachi / January 31, 2021

Due to coronavirus restrictions, fans are not allowed at NBA games, and so many employees have not been called back. That includes members of IATSE Local 28 who have worked at Portland Trail Blazers games since the Rose Quarter opened in 1995, and before that when it was the Memorial Coliseum.  IATSE Local 28 members…

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Former Clackamas wrestler Nicholas Maximov is looking to dominate on the next level

By Riley Buerk / December 22, 2020

From Chico High to Clackamas Community College, and now on the verge of the UFC, former CCC wrestler Nicholas Maximov has been looking forward to this moment his entire life. Maximov started training Jiu Jitsu and MMA in middle school and realized that’s what he wanted to do with his life.  He gives credit to…

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Sports reporter discusses the challenges of pandemic reporting

By Riley Buerk / November 3, 2020

AJ McCord is currently the sports reporter for KOIN in Portland, where she’s lived for more than three years. McCord grew up in San Diego and went to college at Point Loma Nazarene. She studied broadcasting there and did many internships, including one for Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg. We sat down to talk…

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Wrestling beats fundraising goal, seeks to continue “Decade of Dominance”

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk Clackamas Community College wrestling has dominated for the last decade, winning three national championships, three national runner finishes, finishing in the Final Four nine times, and earning seven national dual meet titles.   Overall, the team finished the decade with a 128-14 record, producing 67 All- Americans and 12 individual national championships.…

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CCC sister athletes reflect on missed softball season

By Clackamas Print / June 1, 2020

Story by Nick Schwada There’s something magical that sports are able to do to a fan — sports have an incredible ability to hold and manipulate an individual’s emotions; they can make you feel deep fear and stress, and in an instant, those emotions can be redirected into overwhelming excitement and joy. When one is…

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Robert Ford CCC basketball player to transfer to Idaho State

By Clackamas Print / May 19, 2020

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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Student athletes struggle to overcome spring hurdles

By Lexis Shull / May 2, 2020

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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