Jack Spencer

Moving on up

By Jack Spencer / June 3, 2015

Athletes at Clackamas Community College will take the next step to compete at four-year schools. With spring term coming to a close , that also means that athletics are going to take a break until next fall. We will be welcoming a new group of freshman athletes come fall, but not before we bid a…

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CCC track and field takes third

By Jack Spencer / May 27, 2015

Both Clackamas Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams placed third at the NWAC Championships. After a second place finish at the Southern Region Championships, the CCC track and field team looked to finish just as strong at the NWAC Championships in Spokane, Wash. on May 18 and 19. CCC athletes showed their…

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Relay knowledge: how to follow track

By Jack Spencer / May 13, 2015

Scoreboards are an indicator to both spectator and participant of who’s winning. Some sports use the scoreboard more than others. Basketball, for instance, is a sport in which the players need to be able to see it during the game. The scoreboard shows the score, how much time is left in a game, and in…

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Longtime coach sets up for retirement

By Jack Spencer / May 6, 2015

Head volleyball coach Kathie Woods is retiring after 32 years of success on the sidelines for Clackamas Community College, having hoisted the championship trophy twice for the Cougars in 1996 and 2004. She also racked up an NWAC record 836 wins. She will retire as the sixth winningest volleyball coach in the history of junior…

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CCC plays banner games with athletes

By Jack Spencer / April 29, 2015

The Cougar volleyball team had a fantastic season this last fall, winning the Southern Region championship and taking fourth place in the NWAC tournament. Each of those achievements is awarded a banner at the end of the season. Those banners are then displayed high over the gym floor in Randall Hall, which raises the question:…

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Couch potato athletics

By Jack Spencer / April 22, 2015

Gamers enter into the sports category with new media wave called “e-sports” No longer will the world of professional competition be dominated by the physically gifted, athletic type. It’s time to make way for the people who don’t compete on a field or in a gym, but those who compete in the comfort of their…

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Greenie wins green jacket

By Jack Spencer / April 15, 2015

Since 1934, millions of people have put aside the first full week of April to relax and watch the Masters. Though golf may lack the popularity of basketball or football, sports fans gather to see who will take home the green jacket. Only 99 of the best golfers in the world qualified for an invitation…

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Softball looks to build off last season’s success

By Jack Spencer / April 15, 2015

It’s spring time in Oregon, and we all know what that means. Unpredictable weather, a nasty case of allergies, and of course Clackamas Community College softball. This year the Cougars look to build off of a second place finish at the NWAC tournament last season. The Clackamas Print exchanged emails with the head coach of…

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CCC Men’s hoops finish eighth at NWAC tournament

By Jack Spencer / March 12, 2015

The Cougars had a decent outing at the 2015 NWAC tournament in Kennewick, Wash. They finished in eighth place with a 2-2 record. Although this was the second straight year they were eliminated from championship contention with a loss in the first round, they put together a solid tournament. After the first round loss on…

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Coaches balance basketball and family life

By Jack Spencer / February 24, 2015

Family and a basketball team, two of the most difficult groups of people we may ever come across. Neither can work without good chemistry and teamwork. What would happen if these two groups collided? Would it be an advantage having such strong chemistry before you even hit the court? Here at Clackamas Community College we…

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