Jacob Thompson

CCC’s men’s and women’s basketball on a roll

By Jacob Thompson / February 19, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been on a roll as of late. The men’s team won their fifth straight game Saturday as the Cougars stunned the 10-2 Umpqua Riverhawks 81-65. Freshman guard Clay Sullivan was hot from 3-point range early in the contest, shooting 3-4 from beyond the arc and adding…

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Clackamas Community College Cougars takes West District Championships

By Jacob Thompson / February 12, 2019

No. 1 ranked Clackamas Community College wrestling dominated the West District Championships once again, as the Cougars clinched their sixth straight team championship Sunday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Eight Clackamas wrestlers won individual titles and all 10 of the wrestlers the Cougars took to the district meet qualified for the NJCAA National Championships in Council…

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Cougars still hunting

By Jacob Thompson / January 29, 2019

After a hot start to the season in non-conference play, 10-2, Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team has lost three of their last four games and now sits in fifth place in the south conference with a league record of 3-4. Clackamas took on first place Lane Community College (16-2, 5-1) on Saturday. The Cougars looked…

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And they call the thing rodeo

By Jacob Thompson / January 29, 2019

The Professional Bull Riders rolled into town Jan.19, for the Velocity Tour’s Portland Classic. Considered the longest eight seconds in sports, Portlanders packed the Moda Center to watch PBR cowboys take on some of the rankest bulls in the nation. The rules are simple: stay on the back of a bull for eight seconds, don’t…

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19-year-old CEO honors his mother

By Jacob Thompson / November 27, 2018

As Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team warmed up for their season opener, the Cougars dawned fresh white warm-up shirts with red and blue claw marks on the front. The design came from a once-homeless teenager who’s now a Clackamas student and basketball player, freshman point guard Devon Banks. His company, Make Them Respect You,…

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Starting out slow, but hopeful

By Jacob Thompson / November 27, 2018

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball team dropped two out of three games in their season opening Thanksgiving weekend tournament, losing to Southwestern Oregon Community 68-59 on Nov. 23 and 102-99 to Umpqua Community College on Nov. 25. “All in all I think it was a decent weekend, but I don’t like being 1-2 obviously,” head…

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From student to assistant coach

By Jacob Thompson / November 20, 2018

After hearing about Clackamas Community College from a close childhood friend, Francisco Alvares moved from Nevada in 2016 to attempt to make his dream of playing college baseball a reality. After not making the cut on CCC’s baseball team, Alvares started to help out with the men’s basketball team. Two years later, Alvares has a…

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Men’s basketball returns in style

By Jacob Thompson / November 20, 2018

The Clackamas Community College’s men’s basketball team opened the season Nov. 16 and find themselves with a 2-0 record after defeating Pacific University’s JV 101-70 on Nov. 16 and Multnomah University JV 106-73 on Nov. 17. The Cougars have a lot of new faces this season, just returning four players from the 2017-18 squad that…

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Cougars fall one win short

By Jacob Thompson / November 13, 2018

At the end of October, it looked like Clackamas Community College volleyball was headed back to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Cougars were on a five-game winning streak that started with a 3-0 sweep of Lane (then second place in the South Region). Clackamas was sitting in fourth place with a…

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Wrestlers roll out new mats

By Jacob Thompson / October 16, 2018

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling program is one of the best college wrestling programs in the nation with six dual-meet national championships. It’s hard to believe such a powerhouse program was built while practicing out of a 1,500-square-foot storage closet. Now the Cougars have a practice facility that is fit for a champion. In the second…

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