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Timber Joey cutting the winning log

Timbers break 9-game losing streak

By Gabriella Vigil / May 16, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   The Portland Timbers shook off a nine game losing streak when they rocked the San Jose Quakes on May 15 at Providence Park, beating the Quakes 4-2. “Tonight was a big win for the group, for the team, and for me personally,” said Phil Neville, Timbers head coach. The…

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Sebastian Laddusaw earns NWAC Pitcher of the Week

By Gabriella Vigil / May 14, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil  Sports Editor  Clackamas Community College baseball pitcher, Sebastian Laddusaw, received Pitcher of the Week in the Northwest Athletic Conference for the week of April 15 to April 21. Laddusaw, a first-year student at CCC, grew up in Vancouver, Washington and played baseball at Hudson’s Bay High School before attending CCC. Laddusaw sat…

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CCC baseball player Hunter Clayton swings at a pitch. Several of his teammates stand several feet away, behind the fence. A photographer can be seen to the far left.

CCC baseball player Hunter Clayton shares love for the sport

By Gabriella Vigil / May 7, 2024

    By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   Snowboarding, hiking, golfing or just being outdoors, Clackamas Community College baseball player Hunter Clayton’s strongest passion is baseball.  “The best thing about baseball is it teaches you about life, it’s a game of failure,” Clayton said. “You can do everything right in life but still not get…

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Cougar athlete Caedyn Laninga preparing for his throw at the CCC track and field meet.

CCC track and field team competes on campus

By Gabriella Vigil / April 24, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   The Clackamas Community College track and field team hosted a javelin and hammer throw event as part of their track and field season. The event, consisting of men’s and women’s teams from several Oregon colleges including Pacific University, George Fox University, Southern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, Lewis and…

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Members of the Portland Wheel blazers play basketball in Randall Hall. This took place at a school event for the disability community.

Clackamas Community College hosts event for disability community

By Gabriella Vigil / April 17, 2024

By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   Clackamas Community College’s two-part basketball and networking event from 6 p.m to 9 p.m on April 5 in Randall Hall and Gregory Forum was full of resources for allies and athletes. The Portland Wheelblazers rolled through CCC to play ball to open the event.  The Portland Wheelblazers are members…

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Clackamas wrestling finishes fourth at Championship 

By Gabriella Vigil / March 19, 2024

  By Gabriella Vigil Sports Editor   Clackamas Community College wrestling made its last stop this season at the NJCAA National Championships on March 1. The Cougars traveled to Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to try and take home the win.  Nine CCC wrestlers ended up qualifying for championships, including Cesar Avelar, Rocky Raby,…

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Wrestling ramps up training for final tournament 

By Gabriella Vigil / February 29, 2024

  By Gabriella Vigil With the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships beginning March 1, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team is ramping up their training and recovery time.  Cesar Avelar, a freshman ranked No. 2 in the country for the 133-lb. weight class, shared what it takes to enter the postseason.  “My biggest focus…

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Clackamas athletes declare ‘wrestling over everything’

By Gabriella Vigil / February 7, 2024

Clackamas athletes declare wrestling over everything  By Gabriella Vigil This season, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team acquired a new mantra, COE:  Clackamas wrestling over everything. The athletes train daily with a focus on fitness, nutrition and proper sleep to stay at the top of their game.  As the team wraps up their season with…

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CCC helps fight food insecurity

By Gabriella Vigil / November 27, 2023

        By Gabriella Vigil   Frozen liquified eggs, freeze dried clams, hand-labeled canned pumpkin puree. These are just a few of the nutritious, but sometimes odd food selections available at Clackamas Community College’s Free Food Pantry, across from the Veteran’s center office in the Wacheno Welcome Center. The Free Food Pantry also…

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College students help create human trafficking documentary

By Gabriella Vigil / November 13, 2023

        By Gabriella Vigil Citizens sometimes step in to solve problems that bureaucracy can’t. Bridging the Gap, a charitable organization based in Portland, Oregon, partnered with Clackamas Community College to produce the documentary “Human Trafficking: Portland” which premiered Sept. 25, 2023 at McMenamins Kennedy School. Bridging the Gap is best known for…

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