Riley Buerk

Wrestling makes history in unprecedented season

By Riley Buerk / May 26, 2021

In a year unlike any other, one thing remained the same: Clackamas wrestling taking home the NJCAA national championship. The team is only the fifth team in NJCAA history to win three championships in a row.

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Cougar athletic director discusses plan for sports in the near future

By Riley Buerk / March 1, 2021

Jim Martineau is in his 18th year as the women‚Äôs basketball coach at Clackamas Community College. He is the athletic director at Clackamas. In a year unlike any other, he has done his best to manage all sports and keep everyone as safe as possible.¬† The Clackamas Print: Have winter sports been practicing, or meeting…

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Moving Ford despite a pandemic: Robert Ford III has made an instant impact with his new team

By Riley Buerk / February 25, 2021

In a season unlike any other, former Cougar Robert Ford III has continued his all around play at Idaho State. The Bengals needed depth at guard, and he has provided just that, averaging 11.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists, while starting in all sixteen games so far.¬† His immediate impact is a major reason…

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Former Clackamas wrestler Nicholas Maximov is looking to dominate on the next level

By Riley Buerk / December 22, 2020

From Chico High to Clackamas Community College, and now on the verge of the UFC, former CCC wrestler Nicholas Maximov has been looking forward to this moment his entire life. Maximov started training Jiu Jitsu and MMA in middle school and realized that‚Äôs what he wanted to do with his life.¬† He gives credit to…

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Sports reporter discusses the challenges of pandemic reporting

By Riley Buerk / November 3, 2020

AJ McCord is currently the sports reporter for KOIN in Portland, where she‚Äôs lived for more than three years. McCord grew up in San Diego and went to college at Point Loma Nazarene. She studied broadcasting there and did many internships, including one for Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg. We sat down to talk…

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Wrestling beats fundraising goal, seeks to continue ‚ÄúDecade of Dominance‚ÄĚ

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk Clackamas Community College wrestling has dominated for the last decade, winning three national championships, three national runner finishes, finishing in the Final Four nine times, and earning seven national dual meet titles.¬†¬† Overall, the team finished the decade with a 128-14 record, producing 67 All- Americans and 12 individual national championships.…

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Wrestling knocks out competition to secure top transfer

By Riley Buerk / May 1, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk   Head coach Josh Rhoden and the Clackamas Community College wrestling team secured a victory on April 14 when former four-time California state champ Justin Mejia committed to the team. Mejia is attending his fourth college and comes to CCC from Fresno State, where he wrestled for one season. Mejia is…

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COVID-19 halts the sports world

By Riley Buerk / March 12, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk From the Division I men‚Äôs and women‚Äôs March Madness basketball tournaments all the way down to high school athletics, sporting events all across the country are getting cancelled. Once Rudy Gobert, starting center for the NBA‚Äôs Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, it had a sweeping effect…

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Riley Buerk’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Riley Buerk / October 23, 2019

  1. Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers pulled off a heist this offseason, stealing NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard from the Toronto Raptors and somehow convincing the Oklahoma City Thunder to trade all-star Paul George to them. The Clippers are the most well rounded team in the league, with defensive ace Patrick Beverley, up-and-comer Landry…

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Dig pink volleyball game for breast cancer awareness

By Riley Buerk / October 22, 2019

Story by Riley Buerk Fans flooded Randall Hall last Friday night to cheer on the Clackamas Community College Cougars volleyball team against the visiting Lane Community College Titans for their annual Dig Pink game. Dressed in pink hair ties and jerseys, teams such as Clackamas Volleyball and others across the country host Dig Pink nights…

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