COVID-19 halts the sports world

By Riley Buerk / March 12, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk From the Division I men’s and women’s 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’s Utah Jazz, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 11, it had a sweeping effect…

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Basketball alum professionally plays in Japan

By Lexis Shull / December 3, 2019

Story by Lexis Shull Chehales Tapscott is living proof that even community college athletes can make it big. In fact, Tapscott played basketball right here, at Clackamas Community College, before going on to play for Portland State. But that’s not where it ended for the competitive player. On November 1, 2013, Tapscott was selected in…

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Clif Wegner: An unknown coaching legend

By Jacob Thompson / February 9, 2018

By Jacob Thompson Sports Editor Students of Clackamas Community College may not realize it, but the Cougars’ men’s basketball team is coached by a legendary coach, Clif Wegner. Wegner has won over 440 games as a junior college basketball coach. Along the way, he has won four NWAC Championships (1994 as an assistant, and 2007,…

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Vague relationship policy at Clackamas raises questions

By Katie Archer / March 9, 2016

Track athletes were upset when they saw a distance coach giving a teammate extra practice. Drew Wasmund was on a one-year part-time contract from Sep. 2014 to June 2015. On June 22, 2015, an athlete sent an email to head track coach Keoni McHone. “… It’s pretty obvious they are dating, and they have been dating all year long,”…

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Former player returns as coach

By Katie Archer / October 21, 2015

Sarah Hoeke takes over as head volleyball coach by Katie Archer A perfectly timed set between setter and hitter can produce a point and spark a blazing fire in a team. After 32 years of coaching, Kathie Woods retired when last year’s volleyball season ended. For assistant coach Sarah Hoeke, the timing was perfect to ascend the roll of head coach for…

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