Student athletes face off against extra stress

By Gifty Ulinwa / April 15, 2015

Balancing school and work is never an easy task, but what happens if we throw collegiate athletics into the mix? The stress of work and school can be trying enough, but today’s college athletes have much more on their plate. How do collegiate athletes today manage their time? From exercising to spending time with friends,…

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Softball looks to build off last season’s success

By Jack Spencer / April 15, 2015

It’s spring time in Oregon, and we all know what that means. Unpredictable weather, a nasty case of allergies, and of course Clackamas Community College softball. This year the Cougars look to build off of a second place finish at the NWAC tournament last season. The Clackamas Print exchanged emails with the head coach of…

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CCC Men’s hoops finish eighth at NWAC tournament

By Jack Spencer / March 12, 2015

The Cougars had a decent outing at the 2015 NWAC tournament in Kennewick, Wash. They finished in eighth place with a 2-2 record. Although this was the second straight year they were eliminated from championship contention with a loss in the first round, they put together a solid tournament. After the first round loss on…

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Bull riders buck through Moda Center

By Katie Archer / March 3, 2015

For a city known for its hipsters, Portland showed there are fans new and old of bull riding. Long lines of cowboys and cowgirls had already formed outside the Moda Center an hour before the event started. On Feb. 28, cowboys from all over the world transformed the Moda Center into the next stop on…

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National runner-up

By Clackamas Print / March 3, 2015

The Cougars wrestling team took 2nd place at the NJCAA Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. Despite falling short of the ultimate goal, the team still had a school record eight All-Americans and all 10 wrestlers at the event scored points for the team. Head coach Josh Rhoden also was honored as the 2015 NJCAA Man…

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Athletics funds fall short

By Clackamas Print / March 3, 2015

It makes sense for head coach and 2014-15 NJCAA Man of the Year, Josh Rhoden to be less than pleased with the current financial state of his wrestling program – a program that has won several regional titles, a national championship, produced 50 wrestling All-Americans and 59 Academic All-Americans. “We’re a champagne program on a…

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Coaches balance basketball and family life

By Jack Spencer / February 24, 2015

Family and a basketball team, two of the most difficult groups of people we may ever come across. Neither can work without good chemistry and teamwork. What would happen if these two groups collided? Would it be an advantage having such strong chemistry before you even hit the court? Here at Clackamas Community College we…

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Are you ready for some wrestling?

By Brandon Minnis / February 24, 2015

“When your body says, ‘Screw you,’ you say, ‘Screw you’ back!” These are the words of encouragement Coach Josh Rhoden bellows at his athletes during the conditioning circuit of wrestling practice. Despite putting on performances they weren’t entirely happy with at the West Region Championship tournament, all 10 of the Cougar wrestlers qualified for the…

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Clackamas Cougars wrestling conquers West Region again

By Clackamas Print / February 17, 2015

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Clackamas Cougars wrestling team has won the West Region championship. For the second year in a row, and four out of the past five years, the Cougars have conquered the West Region. It’s the team’s second back-to-back championship – the team also won the NWAC National Dual…

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Athlete of the month: Cassidy Edwards

By Jack Spencer / February 10, 2015

Clackamas Community College represents determination, pursuit of greatness and a willingness to learn. After talking with sophomore standout Cassidy Edwards, it was apparent that she embodies what CCC stands for. Edwards, who attended Sister’s High School more than 90 miles away, has been phenomenal for both the basketball and softball teams here at CCC. This…

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