Sports

CCC sports are getting back on track

By Madalena Larkins / November 2, 2021

Clackamas Community College’s sports teams are functioning in a state of near normalcy as they return to competing on their pre-pandemic schedule after more than a year and a half of canceled or delayed seasons and having masks instead of fans. This is possible now that many players are vaccinated, and regular COVID-19 surveillance testing is…

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Wrestling makes history in unprecedented season

By Riley Buerk / May 26, 2021

In a year unlike any other, one thing remained the same: Clackamas wrestling taking home the NJCAA national championship. The team is only the fifth team in NJCAA history to win three championships in a row.

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Sophomore Kwan Carter Awarded Conference Player of the Week

By Hailey Reeves / May 19, 2021

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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Cougar Athletics uses downtime to revise website

By Katie Skibba / May 4, 2021

Clackamas Community College has given its sports section of the website a facelift. The new layout of the website page rolled out at the top of spring term with some new and improved features, including a recreated banner at the top and a bigger and smoother layout. A new added feature is a schedule and…

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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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