basketball

Cougars look to bounce back

By Jacob Thompson / November 15, 2017

  CLACKAMAS LOOKS TO WIN 20-PLUS GAMES AFTER GOING 17-12 IN 2016-17 By Jacob Thompson Assistant sports editor The Clackamas Community College women’s basketball team looks to keep their program’s winning tradition alive as the 2017-18 season approaches. The Cougars have advanced to the NWAC playoffs 16 out of the last 17 years. Last season…

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Cougars ready to hold down the den

By Jacob Thompson / November 1, 2017

Story by Jacob Thompson Assistant Sports Editor Last season Clackamas men’s basketball saw a 17-year streak come to an end when the Cougars failed to secure a spot in the playoffs, ending the season on a three-game losing streak. The team is returning seven of their nine freshman from last year’s squad. “The end [of…

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Basketball season wrap up

By Doug Fry / March 14, 2017

By Doug Fry Women’s basketball The Clackamas women’s basketball team battled through a rocky start to league play, injuries and even facing teams with twice as many players on their roster; but they still made the most of their season. The Cougars finished the regular season with an overall record of 17-11, with a 9-7…

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Israeli student moves for hoops

By James Harley / February 21, 2017

Elroi Butler relocates to Oregon to play basketball By James Harley Unlike most players on the men’s basketball team at Clackamas Community College, who grew up in the U.S., one player finds it an unfamiliar place. Having grown up in Israel, Elroi Butler found a love for basketball. Wanting to come to the U.S. where…

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Cougars make midseason surge

By Doug Fry / February 14, 2017

Despite slow start cougars riding five game win streak, make push for nwac tournament Story by Doug Fry With the season coming to an end, the Clackamas women’s basketball team eyes the NWAC tournament and a top three finish in league. After an 8-4 preseason record, the Cougars started league play in rough fashion. A…

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Cougars struggle to find consistency

By Travis Whittaker / February 7, 2017

GRAPPLING WITH MEDIOCRE SEASON, COUGARS ATTEMPT TO MOUNT COMEBACK LATE IN YEAR By Travis David V Whittaker Since the 1999-2000 season, the Clackamas men’s basketball team has found themselves among the 16 teams that qualified for the NWAC tournament. But this year, the team is in unfamiliar territory, unsure if they’ll make the tournament. With…

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Cougars score double wins

By Clackamas Print / November 22, 2016

Men dunk high line By Doug Fry Inside room 201 in Randall Hall, the Clackamas Community College men’s basketball team celebrated their 89-83 win over the Highline Community College Thunderbirds in a game that had eight ties and eight lead changes throughout. From outside the room, fans heard the Cougars end their meeting with a…

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Cougars bond on the court

By Clackamas Print / November 8, 2016

Women’s basketball looks to improve on last season’s success with new and returning players By Ty Delbridge It has been 12 years since the lady Cougars have been able to call themselves the queens of the Northwest Athletic Conference. Last year the women’s basketball team went 20-10. They made the playoffs with scoring a team average…

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RIP city unites behind young team

By James Harley / May 10, 2016

Story and photo by James Harley “Blazers win! Blazers win!” These are familiar words Portland Trail Blazer fans have been hearing the last several years. After multiple playoff seasons and winning records, everyone thought it was safe to say the Blazers were going to continue the trend, but those thoughts diminished after last season, when…

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Clackamas player earns top honors

By Clackamas Print / May 3, 2016

Jo Paine wins NW Athletic Confrence women’s basketball player of the year By Edgard Valencia Hard work and leadership paid off for sophomore guard Johanna “Jo” Paine, as she was named NWAC basketball player of the year last month, ending her magical season with a cherry on top. Paine had a monster season for the…

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