Softball

Once a Coug, always a Coug

By Aaliyana Balderas / January 30, 2023

Katie Aden, the Assistant Softball Coach here at Clackamas Community College, has been nationally recognized by being named Easton/NCFA Assistant Coach of the Year for 2022. The Clackamas Print had the pleasure of speaking to Aden on her successes, struggles and experiences playing softball and becoming a coach.  The Clackamas Print: How long have you…

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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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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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Spring sports cancelled for 2020 season

By Lexis Shull / April 21, 2020

  One of the largest effects COVID-19 has had on Clackamas Community College was not only cancelling in-person classes, but also all spring sports for their entire season. Jim Martineau, Director of Health/PE/Athletics said in an email, “[that] the NWAC conference first suspended and then cancelled all spring sports.”  NWAC called it off on March…

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Blood, Sweat and Brain Trauma

By Jared Preble / March 4, 2020

“Maybe the point is to say, ‘Okay well you’ve had these many injuries to your brain: you’re done. You can’t do it anymore.’ At what point is that?” said Keoni McHone, head track coach and physical education instructor at Clackamas Community College. McHone survived a car crash two years ago and suffered a traumatic brain…

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Clackamas softball beats Chemeketa CC in double header

By Lexis Shull / May 15, 2019

Under a cloudless sky and unforgiving 85 degree heat, the bleachers were filled to capacity with brightly colored umbrellas, hats and sunglasses for the unlucky ones who didn’t have the pleasure of shade to escape the sun’s brutal rays. But the one thing producing more heat than the sun last Friday were the two bitter…

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Briefs: Softball, student clothing line, baseball

By Jacob Thompson / May 7, 2019

Natalie Munson hits 16th homerun Sophomore catcher Natalie Munson knocked her sixteenth homer of the season out of the park on May 1. Munson set the single season homerun record for Clackamas Community College last season with 18 and with three games left to play, she may be able to break her own record in…

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The race to the playoffs

By Lexis Shull / April 23, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s softball team had a rough weekend that started with two losses in a double header against Edmonds Community College on April 17 and ended with a 5-4 loss to North Idaho College. The Cougars are 1-5 in their last six games and have an overall record of 17-17. Despite having difficulties winning…

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Softball eliminated from NWAC playoffs

By Clackamas Print / May 23, 2018

Clackamas Community College added Softball in 1986. Since their inception, the program has only missed the playoffs three times. This year’s Clackamas squad was the 29th team in program history to make the NWAC playoffs, but failed to bring home any hardware. “It was a great learning experience for our freshmen,” Head Coach Jessica Buel…

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Softball makes playoffs for 29th time

By Jacob Thompson / May 16, 2018

Clackamas Community College’s softball team qualified for the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs in Spokane this weekend after a 23-19 season. Going into the first round as the No. 12 seed, the Cougars will play the five seed Bellevue Community College (32-13 overall) on Friday, but the Cougars aren’t worried about the Bulldogs regular season record.…

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