Jacob Thompson

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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Track and field hosts Cougar Open

By Jacob Thompson / April 23, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s track and field program hosted the Cougar Open at Oregon City High School’s Pioneer Stadium Saturday, April 20. The meet was the eighth meet the Cougars have competed in this season. Overall Clackamas has qualified 12 athletes in 16 events for the NWAC Championships. The most prolific athlete on the men’s or…

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CCC Cougars make a comeback

By Jacob Thompson / April 23, 2019

  After one of the roughest starts in recent memory, the Clackamas Community College baseball team put together a fantastic weekend of baseball t o improve to 4-8 in league play and fifth place of the South Region. Coming into the weekend, Clackamas was on a 15-game losing streak and it looked like the Cougars…

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Clackamas can’t find the swing of things

By Jacob Thompson / April 17, 2019

Sophomore pitcher Austin Butenchoe took the mound in relief for Derek Eubanks to start the seventh inning during game one of a four-game series with Chemeketa Community College on April 12. Eubanks was brilliant, throwing five innings, surrendering one hit and striking out four batters. Despite not allowing an earned run, Eubanks left the game…

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Rants from the cheap seats

By Jacob Thompson / April 17, 2019

I can handle Clackamas Community College’s struggling baseball team. I can live with the fact that — mathematically at this point — the Cougars are on pace to win a meek six games this season. I can handle the fact that the team ranks 22 in HR, 23 in batting average and leads the league…

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Women’s basketball has rough shooting night

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday, March 9, after a 71-46 loss to Wenatchee Valley College in the first round of NWAC playoffs. The Cougars came into the tournament on a bit of a hot streak winning seven of their last eight league games led by sophomore guard…

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Cougars unable to upset North Idaho

By Jacob Thompson / March 12, 2019

“Head Coach Clif Wegner knew going into Thursday’s matchup with North Idaho College (27-2, 16-0) that it would be a big test for Clackamas Community College. The Cougars came into the NWAC Playoffs as a No. 4 seed and drew the strongest No. 1 seed in the tournament in the Cardinals. “It’s always a challenge…

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Women’s basketball heads to postseason

By Jacob Thompson / March 5, 2019

It didn’t look good for Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team at the halfway point. The team sat at 4-4 in league play, and Head Coach Jim Martineau knew his team would have to rack up wins the second round of league play to have a chance of making the NWAC playoffs. “If we would’ve…

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CCC wrestling brings home national championship

By Jacob Thompson / March 5, 2019

Clackamas Community College wrestling captured their third team NJCAA National Championship in school history in dominating fashion. The Cougars outscored second place Northeastern Oklahoma A&M by 24.5 points and set a new NJCAA scoring record for national championship weekend with 176.5, 10 points more than the previous record. “This is the best team ever in…

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CCC Wrestling coach Josh Rhoden sparks golden era

By Jacob Thompson / February 26, 2019

It was 2006 and now Head Coach Josh Rhoden and his wife Keri were living in Redmond, Oregon. Rhoden had just finished his master’s degree and was a long-term substitute teacher for a second grade class. The Rhodens had built a house just six months ago, and Josh was setting up an interview for a…

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