Student athletes struggle to overcome spring hurdles

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

  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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Wrestling wins back to back championships

On March 6 and 7 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Clackamas Community College wrestling team brought home another NJCAA National Championship, making it their fourth in school history and second in a row after winning the title last season. For the second year in a row, the Cougars outscored Northeastern Oklahoma A&M with 133.5 total points…

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WWE NXT TakeOver comes to Portland

Photos by Lexis Shull Chairs, tables, and bodies flew across the ring as WWE NXT TakeOver took on Portland at the Moda Center on Feb. 16. WWE NXT TakeOver is a professional wrestling show, airing first in May 2014, that includes scripted storylines. These storylines are produced for their TV show, NXT, on a weekly…

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Need a lift? Mt. Hood is the place to go

Photo by Lexis Shull Crisp, white, chilly-snowcapped peaks; Mt. Hood is a picturesque oasis during its winter months — anyone would enjoy the view from its top. Now imagine someone straps two sticks or a long, thick plank to your feet and tells you to get to the bottom of the mountain without rolling into…

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Basketball alum professionally plays in Japan

Story by Lexis Shull Chehales Tapscott is living proof that even community college athletes can make it big. In fact, Tapscott played basketball right here, at Clackamas Community College, before going on to play for Portland State. But that’s not where it ended for the competitive player. On November 1, 2013, Tapscott was selected in…

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Sherwood Ice Arena offers a place to skate for all ages

Despite the lack of cold weather, let alone snow and ice, the holidays are quickly approaching and so are the festivities. One fun pastime you can count on when the weather isn’t cooperating is ice skating, thanks to indoor arenas. Sherwood Ice Arena, located on 20407 SW Borchers Dr., is an indoor skating arena that…

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Basketball alum talks about playing in Canada

Native Aussie Adam Gehrig is a basketball alum who played in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at Clackamas Community College before transferring to play at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. Gehrig is currently averaging 8.8 points per game and has been perfect from the charity stripe through Trinity Western’s four games against Kamloops…

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New Planet Fitness opens

Oregon City’s new Planet Fitness athletic gym just opened at 19003 South Beavercreek Road, two minutes down the street from Clackamas Community College. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the only exceptions include a few specific holidays. Ironically enough, Planet Fitness sits adjacent to both Shari’s and Taco Bell. According to the…

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