Jacob Thompson

Kobe Bryant was respected and made an impact in Portland

By Jacob Thompson / January 28, 2020

Story By Jacob Thompson Jan. 26, 2020, will be a date always remembered as the day the basketball community lost a legend. Here in Portland, Kobe Bryant, the basketball player, was the villain. Somehow it always seemed Kobe and his Los Angeles Lakers were destined to ruin Portland’s chance at gaining glory. I grew up…

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Women’s basketball wins first two games of the season

By Jacob Thompson / November 26, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s women’s basketball picked up two big wins to open their 2019-20 campaign. On Wednesday the team knocked off Pacific University’s junior varsity team 101-55 and Friday they fought tooth and nail, outlasting Walla Walla Community College 66-61. The Cougars came out strong and quickly took a 9-2 lead a little over two…

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Wrestlers prepare for first official match

By Jacob Thompson / October 30, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s wrestling team is coming off the program’s third National Championship. The Cougars dominated the competition in the 2019 finale, scoring a NJCAA team record, 176.5 points. Returning four All-Americans and two other National Championship qualifiers, Clackamas is excited for the upcoming season, but trying to take it one day at a time.…

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Jacob Thompson’s top 5 NBA predictions

By Jacob Thompson / October 23, 2019

1. Houston Rockets After back-to-back great regular seasons, the Rockets were once again knocked out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. The failures added to an already souring relationship between Chris Paul and James Harden and led to Paul being traded for Russell Westbrook. The reunion of Harden and Westbrook should be the…

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Letter from the new Chief

By Jacob Thompson / October 1, 2019

Welcome back to another year at Clackamas Community College. My time on this campus is coming to an end, but I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on the most important thing I learned in my six years here. When I first stepped foot on Clackamas’ Oregon City campus, I was 18 years old.…

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Athletes face depression and anxiety

By Jacob Thompson / May 28, 2019

Freshman volleyball player Madison Landwehr was a standout on the court for Astoria High School. When it came to choosing a college to continue her education and her volleyball career she chose Clackamas Community College, following in her brother’s footsteps. When she arrived on campus she realized the competition for playing time would be much…

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Briefs: Softball, student clothing line, baseball

By Jacob Thompson / May 7, 2019

Natalie Munson hits 16th homerun Sophomore catcher Natalie Munson knocked her sixteenth homer of the season out of the park on May 1. Munson set the single season homerun record for Clackamas Community College last season with 18 and with three games left to play, she may be able to break her own record in…

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Track and field hosts Cougar Open

By Jacob Thompson / April 23, 2019

Clackamas Community College’s track and field program hosted the Cougar Open at Oregon City High School’s Pioneer Stadium Saturday, April 20. The meet was the eighth meet the Cougars have competed in this season. Overall Clackamas has qualified 12 athletes in 16 events for the NWAC Championships. The most prolific athlete on the men’s or…

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CCC Cougars make a comeback

By Jacob Thompson / April 23, 2019

  After one of the roughest starts in recent memory, the Clackamas Community College baseball team put together a fantastic weekend of baseball t o improve to 4-8 in league play and fifth place of the South Region. Coming into the weekend, Clackamas was on a 15-game losing streak and it looked like the Cougars…

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Clackamas can’t find the swing of things

By Jacob Thompson / April 17, 2019

Sophomore pitcher Austin Butenchoe took the mound in relief for Derek Eubanks to start the seventh inning during game one of a four-game series with Chemeketa Community College on April 12. Eubanks was brilliant, throwing five innings, surrendering one hit and striking out four batters. Despite not allowing an earned run, Eubanks left the game…

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