Sports

Trail Blazers prepare for the Memphis BBQ

By Zak Laster / April 22, 2015

by Zak Laster Finally! The Blazers season stumbles to a close and now, it’s time for playoffs! This time last year, there was excitement and optimism because the Blazers had a strong starting five, with nearly everyone hitting their stride at the right time. The same cannot be said for this year’s team, as they…

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Greenie wins green jacket

By Jack Spencer / April 15, 2015

Since 1934, millions of people have put aside the first full week of April to relax and watch the Masters. Though golf may lack the popularity of basketball or football, sports fans gather to see who will take home the green jacket. Only 99 of the best golfers in the world qualified for an invitation…

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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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