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Cougar Athletics uses downtime to revise website

By Katie Skibba / May 4, 2021

Clackamas Community College has given its sports section of the website a facelift. The new layout of the website page rolled out at the top of spring term with some new and improved features, including a recreated banner at the top and a bigger and smoother layout. A new added feature is a schedule and…

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Softball in a COVID world

By Hannah oldham / March 14, 2021

Starting March 19, the Clackamas Community College softball team will kick off their games for the season. They have lost about 20% of their usual 25 games to COVID-19 precautions and will only be playing Oregon schools, but that doesn’t damper the positive attitude we saw at the practice on Monday, March 1. Everyone was…

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Union crews not called back at Moda Center

By Margaret Wamuyu Gichachi / January 31, 2021

Due to coronavirus restrictions, fans are not allowed at NBA games, and so many employees have not been called back. That includes members of IATSE Local 28 who have worked at Portland Trail Blazers games since the Rose Quarter opened in 1995, and before that when it was the Memorial Coliseum.  IATSE Local 28 members…

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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’s 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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CCC sister athletes reflect on missed softball season

By Clackamas Print / June 1, 2020

Story by Nick Schwada There’s something magical that sports are able to do to a fan — sports have an incredible ability to hold and manipulate an individual’s emotions; they can make you feel deep fear and stress, and in an instant, those emotions can be redirected into overwhelming excitement and joy. When one is…

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Robert Ford CCC basketball player to transfer to Idaho State

By Clackamas Print / May 19, 2020

Robert Ford, basketball player and guard for Clackamas Community College averaged 23.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game during his sophomore season. Ford shot 40.1% from three and led Clackamas to a 25-3 overall record and he has committed to play for Idaho State, a division one school who competes in the Big…

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Student athletes struggle to overcome spring hurdles

By Lexis Shull / May 2, 2020

After the deeply disappointing cancellation of spring sports at Clackamas Community College, Jim Martineu wrote in an email that, “All spring sport athletes who participated before the cancellation will get their year of eligibility back.” Initially, this sounds like great news, but it further complicates things for sophomore athletes.  Transfer decisions have become even harder…

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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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Coronavirus postpones ballers

By Clackamas Print / March 10, 2020

Story by Nick Schwada On Thursday, March 5, Everett Community College closed its campus due to coronavirus concerns, effectively postponing the NWAC Basketball Championship games that were in progress that afternoon. The 16-team men’s and women’s tournament has been relocated to Clackamas and Linn-Benton community colleges. The first two rounds of the women’s tournament will…

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Q+A with Kevin Arizo

By Clackamas Print / March 3, 2020

Story by Riley Buerk Maybe you know him from hanging out in his room in Randall, or maybe you’ve been a patient. Kevin Arizo is originally from Hawaii and has spent 12 years at CCC as an athletic trainer. TCP: Where did you go to college? Arizo: Pacific University in Forest Grove. TCP: Did you…

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