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Cross Country finishes fourth in team results David Beasley Sports Editor “That was probably the best race of my life, it’s tough to lose that close,” said second place winner Jorge Gil-Juarez of CCC. Leading Cougar runner GilJuarez finished the men’s eight kilometer race first with a time of 24:20, but so did Daniel Schofiel of Spokane CC. If not for an untimely fall, Gil-Juarez may have edged ahead at the finish line, but the tumble cost him a few inches and Schofield broke through the tape first. “I rolled my ankle at the end,” said Gil-Juarez. “My legs just gave out, it was a fast race.” The NWAACC Cross Country Championship race took place at Lewisville Regional Park last Saturday along the banks of the East Fork Lewis River. The waves of runners resembled the rushing river as they followed the flow of the current. Teams maneuvered around the bends and adapted to the varied terrain of the course. The caravan of athletes seemed an unstoppable force of nature. Race fans were grouped around the start to kick off each race with loud cheers. As racers circled the loop they again passed

by fans who loudly encouraged the athletes. The loudest, most frantic cheering was at the finish line when the first few runners neared the end. The Cougars help each other through each race as a team. Using team strategy, they group together and keep a close pace to give each other confidence and pace the trail correctly. Courtney Repp was proud of the teamwork the women’s team was able to accomplish throughout the season and at the championships. “We all did really good as a team, all the girls did really good,” said Repp. Repp finished first for Clackamas and 16th in the race with a time of 20:04. She also received the week three NWAACC athlete of the week award. The terrain of the course was a challenge to some of the competitors as there were a few injuries. The ground was moist and varied from grass to gravel or pavement. “It wasn’t an easy course, it was muddy, bumpy and holey, kinda’ twisted my ankle at the beginning,” said Repp. “But it was easier than when we ran it earlier this season.”

Badane Sultessa nears the finish line in the NWAACC Cross Country Championship race at Lewisville Regional Park along the East Fork Lewis River. Sultessa placed sixth in the competition.

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The Clackamas men’s team gathers together after competition. The men’s team placed third in the championships.

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Jorge Gil-Juarez competes in a tight race with Daniel Schofiel of the Spokane Community College cross country team. Gil-Juarez was edged out at the last second and subsequently earned second place in the championship.

Alternative ideas for Thanksgiving Day traditions Larissa Harper & Elizabeth Anel Diaz Staff Writers The turkey is in the oven. Mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans are on the stove, and a delicious homemade pumpkin pie will soon be done. This can be none other than

Thanksgiving Day — the one day of the year when family, friends and gratitude are the center of the celebration. However, sometimes people do not have annual traditions with their family for this holiday, or maybe some want to try something new. The Portlandarea holds many options for a fun-filled Thanksgiving Day. Here are some suggestions of alternate ideas for celebrating Thanksgiving:

For those who don’t want to spend their whole day stressing about cooking the perfect meal and then cleaning up afterward, why not go out to a restaurant with your family or friends? Many great restaurants in Portland offer a Thanksgivingdinner special. Most range from $22 to $55 per adult. Lucy’s Table on Northwest 21st Avenue has a full turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and stuffing dinner for

$22 a person. Blossoming Lotus on Northeast 15th Avenue has a vegan dinner spread with carrot ginger soup, cranberry and toasted walnut salad, tofu roast and wild rice, pumpkin and pecan pie and live hemp nog plus hot spiced pumpkin cider. All this is $35 per person. Lots of places are closed on holidays, but on Thanksgiving Day the Oregon Zoo is open! Take friends and family to go

walk around to see all the animals the zoo holds. Just make sure to bring a jacket, scarf, gloves and a hat, if the weather is a bit chilly. Regal Hilltop 9 Cinema in Oregon City, just a few minutes from campus, will be playing various movies on Thanksgiving Day.

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P r i n t : News

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CCC feels the loss of fallen Oregon City officer Erin Carey News Editor

The Sunday afternoon of Nov. 3, Oregon City was given a shock to the small town when volunteer officer Robert Libke was shot in the head by a man whose house was ablaze. Libke, 41, was an Oregon Reserve officer and after being shot was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he later died, as reported by The Oregonian on Monday, Nov. 4. The entire community has come together to mourn this tragic event, including those at Clackamas Community

College, where Libke had associates and even participated in CCC’s graduation last year. Head of Campus Security Suzy Isham gave a statement, expressing the heartfelt loss of Libke on campus. “The Department of Campus Safety is very saddened and affected by the tragic loss of our colleague and brother in arms, Officer Rob Libke from the Oregon City Police Department. Officer Libke was known to our officers through past working experience, as he was one of the volunteer reserve officers who was familiar with Clackamas Community College, assisting us this last year for graduation. He was

also in the same reserve class as one of our officers. Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Libke, as well as the brave men and women of the Oregon City Police Department and law enforcement professionals everywhere. When we lose a fellow officer, it ripples through the ranks and reminds us of the dangers of our jobs and just how precious life is. CCC and the Department of Campus Safety is working closely with the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation (OFBF) Response Team to see what support we can give Oregon City Police Department and/or the family of Officer Libke.”

CORRECTIONS: In Issue Two, pg. 6, it should say that Adrian Salas is finishing his General Ed, not that he is getting a GED. He graduated high school with a regular diploma.

If you’d like to donate to the fund for Officer Libke’s family, you can donate at any Clackamas Federal Credit Union branch in the “Officer Libke Fund”. Donations can also be mailed to Clackamas County Peace Officers’ Benevolent Foundation at: PO Box 426, Oregon City, OR, 97045. Please make checks payable to CCPOBF and write the words “Officer Robert Libke Fund” in the memo line. A public memorial is being held at Portland Memorial Coliseum on Thursday Nov. 14, the memorial starts at 1 p.m, and doors open at noon. Libke will be awarded The Oregon Fallen Officer Badge, as well.

In Issue Four, pg. 8, it said that CCC men’s basketball lost to Concordia. CCC won the game, 46- 30.

What’s Up With... The Barlow Parking Lot? Karina Gustafson The Clackamas Print Driving is an everyday necessity for most college students balancing school and jobs. It requires adequate parking to successfully attend college. Damage to the old lots is hindering the ability of both students and faculty to find parking. Tree roots protrude from the pavement and take the last parking spots in the back of Barlow parking lot, which happens to be the most convenient for students attending classes in the far end of Clackamas Community College.

Students are left with fewer spaces than expected, forcing them to park around the tree roots and drive slowly through the lot to avoid potholes or other hazards. Student Ashley Anderson has more than enough experience in this. “I destroyed my car because we drove over speed bumps that were not properly painted or visible during the day,” Anderson said. Even though $20 is added per term to student’s tuition allocated for Campus Services, including parking, shuttle, graduation, testing and transcripts, it’s not enough. Due to the fact that we do not pay to park daily, students are still seeing poor facilities on campus.

“There is not a designated schedule for parking lot repairs,” said Bob Cochran, dean of campus services. “Because of the expense of these repairs versus other repairs needed at the college, combined with limited dollars, it is basically pothole filling when we must.” Even though there are no future plans in place at this time for the Barlow parking lot repairs to be fixed, people can always email Bob Cochran at bobc@ with their concerns. As of now, students and faculty must live with the damaged pavements and worn-out paint until the college gets the funds needed for repairs, while

the school fixes more pressing matters around the campus. Ways to avoid future problems in the parking lots include; slowing down, watching for speed bumps and potholes, looking at your surroundings you when you park at night so you know what barriers could get in your way. If possible, come early to find parking closer to the buildings, or get some use out of the shuttle bus funded by student fees. If you’re feeling spontaneous, spice up your parking habits and park in another one of the many lots available at Clackamas Community College next to each building, or give your vehicle a vacation for the day, or week, and take the bus.



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ACT-On grant, a federal grant that promotes retail-management careers, said other employers also reported that they thought the job fair was well done, that they enjoyed meeting CCC students and that they had appreciated how well organized and easy it was to participate. According to Kara Leonard, a career coach on the CASE grant, a U.S. Department of Labor funded grant, the retail job fair demonstrated CCC’s ability to have multiple college departments collaborate to communicate employment opportunities to job seekers and connect to employe r s


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throughout the community. “Overall, it was a huge success,” Leonard said. But the college is already planning the next event, and they want it to be bigger. The college will be hosting a spring career fair on March 21. Be sure to mark your calendars now. Tamara Barry-Peebles, CCC Public Affairs Office

Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, Clackamas Community College’s retail job fair enticed students and job seekers on Oct. 30. Co-hosted by two teams of CCC employees with federal grants, along with CCC’s Career Center at Gregory Forum, the fair threw the spotlight on the most basic of retail principals — supply and demand. Employers from 17 companies met with, interviewed and showed more than 300 job seekers the tricks of the trade. Some of the employers even sweetened the deal with seasonal positions and second call-back interviews. The newly hired weren’t the only grateful participants in this year’s job fair. Chad Zueck, Oregon territory manager for

Cellular Plus Verizon Wireless, said he was impressed with the fair’s organization and handling. “It was the best put together career fair I’ve ever attended,” Zueck stated. He wasn’t the only employer to be impressed either. Paul Moredock, the project director for the

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Come in, be welcome, leave informed Donny Beach Associate Copy Editor

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Imagine a tourist arriving in Paris on her first visit to France. The language is unfamiliar, the road signs a complete mystery, and she has an itinerary of places to go and things to do, but no idea of where those places are or how to get there. Now imagine that it’s not Paris, but a prospective recruit’s first time visiting the Clackamas Community College campus. A lost student with places she needs to be and nowhere to get started. Enter the CCC Admissions Welcome Center, where prospective and new students can go to get help with their admission counseling needs, sign up for a new student advising session or campus tour and ensure that their first experience at CCC goes smoothly. The Admissions Welcome Center opened in Roger Rook Hall this January when the Admissions and Recruitment team (formerly Student Outreach) moved out of the Community Center building during the summer. The college’s goal was to consolidate many of the admissions and “getting started steps” into a central location, to answer questions and connect people with services.

Tracy Huddleston, part-time enrollment services specialist, loves helping people in the Welcome Center who come in wanting to go to school, but who don’t quite understand the admission process. “It’s the light bulb effect — you see the light turn on in their eyes — they get it! It is so exciting!” Huddleston said. The Welcome Center assists with a variety of newcomer questions. From help completing the online application for admissions, to understanding how to apply for financial aid and filing FASFA to admissions counseling. Student Ambassador Taylor Miller knows what being a new student feels like. “I think it makes people feel less intimidated to talk to someone peer to peer,” said Miller. In addition, the admissions and recruitment team is responsible for off-campus recruitment at high schools, college and career fairs, coordinating campus tours and hosting on-campus recruitment events. Ariane Rakich, lead admissionsand recruitment specialist is honored to have the opportunity to talk with people about their goals and challenges, and to help them see how CCC can play a part in helping them achieve their dreams. “I really enjoy the admissions counseling part of my job,” Rakich said. Many students can navigate the getting started steps with-

Student Ambassador Taylor Miller covers the front desk and processes paperwork in the Welcome Center’s new double-door foyer office.

out needing help and Dustin Bare, admissionsand recruitment specialist, encourages anyone who’d like help getting started or would like to talk with someone about whether CCC is the right place for them, to contact the

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Donny Beach Associate Copy Editor Today’s job market is highly competitive, and while businesses are placing a huge priority on having a college degree, it is the students who bear the brunt of most of that weight. Because of the rising demand for college degrees and certificates in order to earn a living wage, not going to college isn’t feasible anymore. Earlier this year, the amount of student debt in this country passed the one trillion mark. This insanity has to stop, some advocates for students say. Portland State University students made waves in the Legislature earlier this year with a pay-it-forward approach to funding college tuition, one that would give Oregon students easier access to higher education. With the help of the Oregon Center for Public Policy and a group of PSU students and the Oregon Working Families Party, the students created a proposal suggesting participants in a payit-forward program pay about 0.75 percent of their income per year they were in the program for 24 years instead of borrowing against their futures to pay tuition costs up front. That translates to a 1.5 percent per year payback

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Paying it forward, one student at a time for a two-year program or about 3 percent for a four-year degree. Barbara Dudley, an adjunct professor at PSU and co-founder of the Working Families Party, says the House Bill 3472 — the pay-it-forward program — is a home-grown Oregon solution to take wealthy banks out of the education equation. Pay it forward isn’t a debt, it’s a contract between student and state, she said. “And it makes it easier for a student when they graduate, they don’t have this terrible debt-toincome ratio that makes it impossible for students these days to even buy a car, much less a house, because they have this terrible debt on their credit record,” Dudley said. Even though the student is making a commitment to pay a percentage of his or her income when done with school, it’s not a debt, so when they aren’t working they are not accumulating debt — the student doesn’t owe anything if they are not working, they are just paying a percentage when they are working. Dudley said it will allow students to make decisions about what kind of work they want to do once they are done with school without having to worry about how the heck they are going to pay back their student debt. “To me it is much more fair and amicable,” she said. “It’s not

Admissions Welcome Center. “Helping students feel comfortable with getting started in college and providing them with the tools to success is one of my favorite aspects of my job,” said Bare.

really making it free, it’s just making the student’s contribution to higher education more manageable.” John Burbank from Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle has done a lot of research on the pay-it-forward model, but only Oregon has taken steps to advance his ideas. There was a lot of media hype initially when the Oregon Legislature unanimously passed HB-3472, which directs the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to study and create a pilot program based on the payit-forward idea before the session in 2015. The commission will meet on Monday, and state Rep. Michael Dembrow will present the payit forward concept. There also will be a working group whose job will be to design the pilot program. Sami Alloy of the Working Families Party says that taking the time to properly design the program to make sure it is going to be user friendly, accessible for students and affordable is the right thing to do. “I think it’s a really great way to do it, in steps like this, because it is something so new and so outside of the box, we wanted to make sure it is sustainable and that the public will be educated and excited about it,” Alloy said.


P r i n t : Arts & Culture

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Wednesday, November 13

Thursday, November 14

Check out the Cougar Volleyball Team as they take on the LinnBenton Roadrunners. Free with current student ID card. 6 p.m. in the gym inside Randall Hall.

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Veterans Day reading with Marlene Broemer of the English Department begins in the Literary Arts Center (Rook 220) at 4 p.m.

College Night runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gregory Forum.

Come see the Theater Department Fall Term Production of “Almost Maine”. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. in the Osterman Theatre. If you cannot attend Thursday night, catch another performance Friday or Saturday night at the same time or attend a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Love is an educator, publisher of Nestucca Spit Press and author/ editor of ten books about Oregon. He won the Oregon Literary Arts’ Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to Oregon history and literature. Love lives on the Oregon Coast and teaches photography, creative writing and journalism at Newport High School. He is working on a new novel about teaching. •

The Clackamas Print is running a special edition creative writing contest! Open submissions started last week, and there are three categories that are being judged: • • •

Poetry - under 300 words Flash Fiction 1 - under 200 words Flash Fiction 2 - between 201 & 400 words

1 entry per person per category (you can enter multiple categories). Everyone is encouraged to enter. Submission deadline is December 15th. Send entries to:

Ignite Portland 12 - 7:00 p.m. Hollywood Theatre - Please RSVP Ignite Portland is a night of presentations where each presenter has five minutes to motivate, inspire and inform the audience while a series of 20 slides advance automatically. Doors at 5 p.m. with canned food donation. 5:45 p.m. without donation. RSVP at

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The Oregon City Public Library Author Night brings hometown son Matt Love back to Oregon City at 7:00 p.m. at the Oregon City Public Library.

Saturday, November 16 •

Mustache Dache - Annual 5K run to benefit men’s health with particular empahasis on raising money for prostate cancer research. Takes place in Beaverton as part of “Movember”. Register at

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013


TURKEY: Ways to spend the holiday Continued from Page 1

Also, Thanksgiving is not just about turkey and mashed potatoes; sometimes people have unique meals or cultural food. Maybe this season, try a cultural twist on dinner. Try a roasted chicken and red potatoes, a hearty soup and biscuits, or make a chocolate cake for dessert instead of pies.

Want to do something nice for other people or for the people who don’t have the opportunity to eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Associated Student Government is hosting a food drive, which ends Nov. 20. ASG’s Public Affairs Senator Inessa Stefano helps run the drive. “The student and family can sign up for the food boxes for Thanksgiving,” Stefano said. “They write how many people

are in the family. …We did 35 boxes last year and we expect 40 to 45 [this year]. We also give out coupons, like 30 to 40 that give you a free turkey.” The Clackamas Print asked students about their plans for Thanksgiving. And while most follow the tradition of eating with family, there are some that have alternative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving: Josh Jackson: “I have

gone hunting in the past on Thanksgiving. We also just shoot guns at a firing range.” Danielle Lafferty: “I go to see a movie on Thanksgiving.” Alisha Lingren: “On Thanksgiving we pick out who to get presents for on Christmas. We draw names.” Ezra Molina: “I do what my family does. We look through Black Friday magazines. If I did do something different, other than

sitting and eating, I would go to the zoo. That would be fun.” Christian McKeldin: “I go to Washington to see my extended family and have dinner. I like the tradition. We are family oriented.” Feras Aljohani, originally from Saudi Arabia: “I have been in this country for a year and three months. Last year I just spent the holiday with my friends and family.”

Grandparents’ sweetest fruit salad around You Need: 6 to 8 cups fruit, such as pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, red grapes, green grapes, sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, maraschino cherries or canned fruit—but not fruit cocktail. I REPEAT:

NO FRUIT COCKTAIL. Fresh fruit is always preferred. Variety is good. Try cantaloupe, watermelon or honeydew. Be wild in your fruit selections. 1 quart heavy cream (Grandpa

says if you have trouble lifting it, it’s good heavy cream. Not entirely sure if he was joking on that bit.) 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: Place all fruit in colander and

set in sink to drain. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Do not over-beat or cream will turn into butter, and that’s

gross. Fold fruit into whipped cream, and serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

— Compiled by Erin Carey

Peanut butter cups for gluten-free hunger Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups Filling: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/8 cup Earth Balance butter 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup confectioners’ sugar chocolate coating:

9 ounces 70 to 100% dark chocolate (crushed) 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening Directions: Put peanut butter, butter and salt into a microwavable bowl. Heat ingredients in microwave for one minute, stirring every 30 seconds.

Once ingredients are completely combined, stir in confectioners’ sugar. Combine until smooth. Set aside. Combine crushed chocolate and shortening into a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until completely smooth.

Salatka Jarzynowa: Polish vegetable salad I come from Polish heritage. My parents immigrated to the United States in 1986. I grew up eating traditional Polish dishes, and while we would have the traditional American-style Thanksgiving, we would sneak in some European food as well. This recipe is bit of everything thrown together in a salad that has been a favorite of my family and guests. Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 potatoes 3 carrots 3 apples 16 oz can of peas 4 dill pickles 4 to 5 tbs. of mayonnaise Put the eggs (whole, in shell), potatoes and carrots (all unpeeled) in a pot and bring them to a boil. Reduce the heat and

allow the pot to simmer until the carrots become soft. Remove from heat and let the pot cool, then drain the water. Peel the eggs, carrots and potatoes. Chop the eggs, carrots, potatoes, pickles and apples and combine everything together. Add 4 to 5 tbs. of mayonnaise, mix everything up and salt and pepper to taste. Cranberry Sauce in a can: When my family moved to the U.S., we didn’t really have enough money and had to scrape together a first Thanksgiving meal. Since then, we’ve been able to have bigger and better Thanksgivings, but we always include a simple cheap serving on the table to remind us of our past: cranberry sauce out of a can.

Buy a can of cranberry sauce. Open it up and pour it out on a serving plate. If you did it right it should come out in one or two chunks in the shape of a can — ridges and all.

— Compiled by Chris Browarski

Line mini or normal-sized cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Place about one spoonful of chocolate in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes in freezer. Place about a spoonful or two of peanut butter in the middle of the cupcake liners. Pour remaining melted

chocolate over the top of the peanut butter until completely covered. Cool in refrigerator of freezer until firm. Enjoy! Store in refrigerator or freezer for best results. — Compiled by Karina Gustafson

Carrots to cake Cake: 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 1/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded carrot 2 cups flaked coconut 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup walnuts (optional) Frosting: 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar Cake Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Generously grease 9x13-inch baking pan. Combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla in large bowl and blend using wooden spoon. Stir in flour, cinnamon, soda and salt and mix well. Fold in carrot, coconut, pineapple, and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Invert onto rack and let cool. Frosting Directions: Combine cream cheese, butter, milk, vanilla and salt in medium bowl and blend well using electric mixer. Beat in enough powdered sugar to make mixture spreadable. Frost top and sides of cooled cake. Yields 16 to 20 servings. — Compiled by Denee’ Shelton


P r i n t : Sports

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Just keep running Sports for Newbs Brittany Horne Co-Editor-in-Chief

Being a Cougar is something to take pride in. Friday night the men’s basketball team scrimmaged former members of CCC basketball, and the alumni proved once a Cougar always a Cougar in an exciting and competitive exhibition at Randall Hall. The alumni team comprised former Southern region champions, NWAACC champions and players who continued college ball after CCC. Some were recently on the team and some graduated over a decade ago. The mix was interesting and entertaining. It was a good game all around, but CCC’s current squad dominated the friendly match. The first half was CCC’s best, with quite a few useful defensive and offensive rebounds. The younger team showed their hard training and teamwork. Powerful plays by Tim Lot were some of the highlights during the first half, a slam-dunk being one of them. Anthony Russel of CCC scored the final shot of the first half with a three pointer at the buzzer. CCC was ahead 46 - 32. In the second half the action was even more competitive as the alumni gained leverage with

some spot-on plays. Some of the alumni team’s momentum was due to consistent three-pointers. They were able to accumulate 30 points out of 18 attempts in the second half. CCC seemed to still battle and put together great plays, but the alumni had a slight edge in the second. The alumni garnered 55 points in the second half to CCC’s 50, an impressive comeback after the first half, but not enough to redeem it. CCC won 96-87 against the very game alumni. Leading in points Friday night was alumnus Justin Steinke, earning 33 points with eight successful three-pointers out of 13 attempts. For the current Cougars, Mitchell Beckwith earned 18 points with two nice three-pointers out of three attempts. Beckwith was followed closely by Lott, who accrued 17 points including a couple of solid slam-dunks. The last preseason scrimmage was a fun ice-breaker to foreshadow the 2013-14 season. The Cougars return to Randall for their first game of the season as they face Concordia University JV at 7 p.m. this coming Friday. —Compiled by David Beasley

Wrestling recap The Clackamas Cougars wrestling team improved to 2-0 on the season beating NCAA Division 2 Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, B.C., 33-12 last Saturday. The Cougars dominated the visiting Canadians by winning seven of 10 matches. SFU started strong at 125 pounds as Skylor Davis pinned Clackamas’ Kamron Day in 1:43, but CCC came back and won the next four bouts. Cary Palmer led the momentum by defeating SFU’s Sukhan Chahal 17-0 at 135 lbs. in a technical fall. Clackamas would streak three more consecutive wins when Lawrence Otero at 141 lbs. and Eleazar Deluca at 151 lbs. beat their opponents 12-2 and 24-9 respectively. The 149 lbs. Kenny Martin did not wrestle for Clackamas this evening but still picked up a win as SFU forfeited at the weight class. At 165 pounds, SFU’s Brock Lamb was able to edge out CCC’s Kyle Bateman in a 7-5 overtime decision but Clackamas would still keep their momentum going despite the close loss. Dustin Harris pinned SFU’s Cody Coombes in 1:53 at the 174 lbs. class while CCC’s 184 lbs. Adrian Salas beat Joshua Kim 5-0. Clackamas’ final dominating victory came by a 13-0 major decision as the 197 lbs. Ihoghama Odighizuwa manhandled SFU’s Ryan Yewchin. Simon Fraser capped the event off with a win at 285 as Arjun Gill defeated Brandon Johnson, but the 8-3 win did not earn enough points to come close to Clackamas’ performance on the day. This was the first home meet of the season for Clackamas and the second monster performance in a row coming off last week’s 34-6 win over Simpson University in the SF State Open

in Redding, Calif. Clackamas is currently sixth in the NJCAA men’s wrestling poll with 65.5 points. On Sunday the Cougars traveled to Forest Grove, OR. to Pacific University’s Mike Clock Open wrestling tournament. The men put on a strong showing with wrestlers appearing in four tournament finals and winning two class titles. Adrian Salas battled his way to win the 184 lbs. weight class in Forest grove in with a string of matches that included a close 9-8 victory over Stanford’s Garrett Krohn. Salas capped off the day beating Stanford’s Mike Sojka by a 6-2 decision. Clackamas’ Kenny Martin also had his share of success winning the 149 lbs. weight class. Martin started off strong picking up a pin fall and a 13-5 majority decision on his way in the finals. Martin won the bracket in a fall after 56 seconds of wrestling with Oregon State’s Reed VanAnrooy. In the 197 lbs. tournament Ihoghwama Odighizuwa would dominate his way to the finals by picking up a pin fall and a major decision. The effort would was not be enough to beat Oregon State’s Taylor Meeks in the finals as Meeks defeated Odighizuwa 14-0. Cary Palmer did not have a bye in the 133 lbs. bracket but was able to reach the tournament finals. Palmer was dominant early on in his effort picking up four big wins, one by pinfallpin fall and three by decision. In the finals the Palmer would was not be able to keep up with Oregon State’s Drew VanAnrooy who had a first round bye in the bracket. VanAnrooy defeated Palmer in the finals in a close 5-3 bout. —Compiled by Chris Browarski

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The cross country season is coming to a close, but why not take advantage of an opportunity to learn about the sport for next year? The concept and practice of competitive open-air running is prehistoric, and the cardio exercise during practice or a race is greatly beneficial to your body. Now would be the perfect time to start training for next season, or start with track and field which is a spring sport. The objective of cross country is to run long distances across rugged or natural terrain, competing against other runners to cross the finish line first. Participants in the “meet” run a total of four to 12 kilometers across flat land, gravel, hills, woodlands, open fields of grass and more. It is usually a fall or winter sport, taking place in a wide range of temperatures as well as during any weather conditions, including: rain, hail, wind, sun or snow. Cross country coach Keoni McCone makes the goal very clear. “It’s basically a sport where people try to outrun each other, and then there are team tactics that are used as well,” said McCone. One common team tactic is to group the athletes who run a similar pace together. The technique encourages runners to motivate and pull each other through a race. But how do you become a cross country athlete in the first place? CCC’s top male runner, Jorge GilJuarez, is passionate about the sport and encourages others to give it a try. “Give something a chance, because if you don’t, you wont find out if you’ll wind up loving it,” said Gil-Juarez. “This is perfect. Just go out on a trail and come back more relaxed.” After deciding to get involved with cross country, training begins. This means base training, or going out and running a lot of miles. An athlete must commit to running multiple miles every day, utilizing a variety of routes and terrain. Simply running, and running and running some more should be at least 25 percent of your top-end effort. The mission is not only to run long distances, but to run faster than the competition. “A lot of the research shows that the more mileage you run, the faster you run,” said McCone. Cross country is both an individual and a team sport. Awards are given to the team with the fewest points (calculated by adding the teams’ finishing scores together) as well as to the individual athletes who cross the finish line first. Success depends on dedication to be the best, as well as an ability to work as a team and encourage each other. Working closely with your team can be beneficial when training gets tough. “Just take it one day at a time,” said Gil-Juarez. “Find a friend that likes doing what you do so you don’t have to do it alone.” I think the individual challenge, teamwork and physical benefit of running are the key to cross country’s long history and growth as a sport. Although its likeness existed before, the rules and traditions of cross country emerged from Britain. The English championship began in 1876, the first national competition, followed by the International Cross Country Championships in 1903. The sport progressed until it became part of the Olympics, but only took place in 1912, 1920 and 1924. A heat wave in Paris resulted in only 15 of 38 runners reaching the finish line during the 1924 Summer Olympics. The other 23 competitors suffered from heat stroke, fainted, blacked out or suffered from some other form of unconsciousness. The spectators were shocked and the Olympic officials decided to ban cross country from future Olympic Games, although a similar run is part of the pentathlon. Despite obstacles that had to be overcome, cross country is still a growing sport. The USA Cross Country Championships have been held since 1890 and include six races. More recently, The USA Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships had its start in 2002. The USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, first held in 2001, have races for boys and girls in five two-year age divisions. Could it be possible that cross country will soon be an Olympic sport again? Thank you for learning about Cross Country with me this week. Feel free to let us know what you think about the sport or if you have been inspired to start a new hobby at

Seasoned Cougars vs. Newcomers

Men’s Basketball head coach Clif Wegner motivates his team members (left to right) Anthony Russell, Charles Smith III and Austin Harris prepare.

Blazermania Zak Laster Ad Manager There’s no better feeling for a sports fan than the home opener for his favorite team. The excitement of waking up, donning the jersey of a favorite player and getting ready for the big game can’t be matched for any sports fan. With the Portland Trail Blazers being Oregon’s longest-operating major-league sports team, the level of fan enthusiasm for the Blazers is always off the charts. Wherever you go in Portland, you’re bound to find someone sporting a Blazers T-shirt, jersey or hat. Blazers fans have had to endure many rough eras of basketball through the years. Ever since their last trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2000, against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Blazers have yet to make it past the first round. The closest they have come since winning the championship in 1977 was their championship losses in 1990 to Detroit and 1992 to Chicago. This 2013 team has fans excited that this may finally be the year they see their team not only make the playoffs, but possibly even get out of the first round. Team officials have added several young, talented players such as Damian Lillard and Thomas Robinson, whom they hope will lead the team to a championship in the near future. This is a franchise that loves its team win or loss. Blazers fans, or Rip City, as they’re called, have a reputation for being one of the loudest, wildest fan bases in the entire National Basketball Association. Prices for games are very reasonable, and despite the city’s love for the team, tickets can be very easy to come by. One of the best methods for going to a Blazers game is to wait until the day of the game. Unless it’s one of the more popular opponents, like the Miami Heat, which are likely to sell out, some of the best ticket deals can be found at 5:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. game. If you’re willing to gamble, it can be one of the best ways to save a few dollars at the game. Always be constantly checking StubHub or Craigslist. While it’s always easier to purchase tickets from the Blazers’ website, the better deals are found through these ticket resale websites for less desirable games. But if your goal is to watch the home team, regardless of opponent, you’re guaranteed to get a better deal for

prime seating. A lot of season ticket holders post their less desirable game tickets on these websites for prices that are lower than face value. The gamble referred to earlier is that the longer you wait before tip-off, the lower the prices will go because at that point sellers are just trying to get what they can for them. Once you arrive at the Moda Center, the first line you will want to hit is the concession stand. A hot dog and a beer is a must for any Blazers fan over 21. The best beer stand is the Pyramid Bar, just be ready to overpay. At $10 a beer, things can add up fast. If the line for Pyramid beer is too long, it’s recommended you try walking into the actual restaurant and standing at that side of the bar. Most people don’t realize they have servers on that side too that will assist you and you’ll be able to get to your seat much faster. In the off-season, the team announced new features and options to improve the fan experience at games this year. The Blazers added popular new food options such as Fire On The Mountain Buffalo wings and Sizzle Pie. The arena is also equipped with free Wi-Fi for fans to enjoy, although the quality of Wi-Fi signal is not that impressive. As far as fan experience goes, the Blazers arena ranks high as one of the best places to watch a game. It’s definitely recommended for any basketball fan young and old. The Blazers do a great job of incorporating the fans into the game such as a remote-controlled blimp dropping envelopes containing coupons for free prizes, or on-court fan contests. When the Blazers are winning, they’re usually dancing in the aisles during timeouts, or jumping out of their seats after an explosive dunk. You just won’t find the passion and excitement to be as intense anywhere else. These Portland Trail Blazers fans have experienced successful teams in the past but have had a string of bad luck roster decisions, whether it be the Jail Blazer era or choosing to pass on drafting Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant for injury prone Sam Bowie and Greg Oden. But after all that, it appears that this team is ready for many successful years ahead. These Blazers are a team that the city and fans can be proud of. Hopefully, they will give this city what they’ve been waiting for, another NBA championship. The city is ready to party like it’s 1977.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cougars squash sasquatch, head to semifinals


Photos by Brittany Horne The Clackamas Print

Left: Claudia Flores powerfully boots the ball, Spokane’s Tasha Luu takes a hard blow to the midsection blocking the pass. Right: Megan Luckenbach defensively challenges Spokane’s Lindsay DeHaas. With the 2-0 victory over Spokane, the Cougars win a spot in the semifinals at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., this coming Saturday. The Cougars face Edmonds for the right to play in the final NWAACC championship game.

David Beasley Sports Editor

November 13-19

Sports Calendar

Last Saturday the Cougars avenged a loss and earned a trip back to the site of that loss for the NWAACC Women’s Soccer Championship Semifinals. Aug. 27 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., was the Cougars’ first game of the season. There they were defeated by Spokane 1-2. “We played them in the beginning, but we are a whole new team and have stepped up to another level,” said Clackamas midfielder Tori Roberts. “We knew number three was gonna’ be tough, but we’re not a oneman team, we play together.” On home turf this time, the Cougars defeated their Sasquatch rivals 2-0 at OC’s Pioneer Stadium in a wild and spectacular match. “The first 12 seconds really set the pace,” said Roberts. Indeed it did, as just 12 seconds into the first stanza midfielder Hope Butler scored a statement-making goal that sent the crowd crazy with cheers for the Cougars. “It was Tori that took a shot and I capitalized on it,” said Butler. Spokane’s frustration showed early, their reaction after the first goal foreshadowed the atmosphere of the rest of the

game. The Cougars continued to employ excellent teamwork and solid defense when needed, but they consistently attacked. Melanie Trumbull put on another goalkeeping clinic with strong defends and brave sacrifice saves throughout the game. With four saves, this was Trumbull’s ninth shutout of the season. She has 58 saves total. Spokane managed to make Clackamas a little impatient halfway through the first stanza. The hard teamwork by the Cougars momentarily became overzealous as they booted the ball forward instead of passing and setting up plays. But Spokane became too aggressive and with three backto-back fouls, sent the action back towards their own goal. Cougars defender Carly Turner and midfielder Tahni Harr each launched well-placed slide tackles in the first half, continuing Clackamas’ tenacious defense. On the offensive again at 34 minutes on the scoreboard, Roberts found herself in front of Spokane’s goal. Facing away from the goal with defenders closing in, she caught a nice pass and turned 180 degrees to shoot it through the defense, right at the goal. The spectacular shot was defended, but kept up the Cougars’ competitive pace and wowed the crowd. Defender Marci Haynes continued the attack with a good header goal attempt off a volley from a corner kick by Butler. At 40 minutes, head referee James


● CCC Volleyball: vs. Linn-Benton at CCC Randall Hall 6 p.m.

THURSDAY - 11/14

● Intramurals Soccer: 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the soccer field next to Hwy. 213

Shields had to issue his first warning to the already heated Spokane assistant coach Jeff Srock. The game started getting rougher and more physical. A foul was called on Clackamas and as Spokane attacked, Haynes launched the ball back up field with a stiff boot. Spokane took a couple shots in the first, but the score remained 1-0 at halftime. The Cougars continued the second half with more constructive teamwork, good use of headers and defense against headers. The Cougars won the headers in the air and prevented Spokane from getting useful headers. A melee broke out in front of the Cougars’ goal. Trumbull had to fight hard for the save and defended well, putting herself in the line of fire. With 63 minutes showing on the scoreboard, a foul was called on Spokane’s Brittany Bruegeman and Clackamas was awarded a free kick. The foul brought Spokane their first yellow card of the match. Spokane attacked aggressively again with a battle in front of the Cougars goal, but the determination of Clackamas fended off the attempt. Spokane’s team and their fans in the stands were becoming increasingly upset with the referees. The rage turned belligerent at 69 minutes as Srock began verbally attacking Shields and questioning his refereeing. The Spokane assistant coach would not back down and Shields issued

FRIDAY - 11/15

● CCC Men’s Basketball: vs. Concordia University JV at CCC Randall Hall 7 p.m.

SATURDAY - 11/16 ● CCC Women’s Basketball: vs. Olympic at Bremerton Wash. 7 p.m. ● CCC Women’s Soccer Semifinals: vs. Edmonds at Starfire Stadium

him a yellow card. Srock relentlessly continued, so Shields issued him a red card, ejecting him from the game and the field.

The other team didn’t think it was playing fairly but we kept our composure and I think that’s why we won.” Tori Roberts Freshman Forward

“We knew it was going to be a hard game,” said Roberts. “The other team didn’t think it was playing fairly but we kept our composure and I think that’s why we won.” Spokane was visibly frustrated, but still competitive as the game continued with the Cougars in the lead. On the defensive, Clackamas forward Claudia Florez shot in with a clean, welltimed slide tackle. Shortly after she found another tackle, but fouled. Spokane made their way towards the Cougars’ penalty box and sent a shot towards goal that was deftly deflected by the head of defender Stephanie Corea. Shortly after, Trumball saved a SUNDAY - 11/17 ● Women’s Soccer Semifinals: vs. TBA at Starfire Stadium ● CCC Women’s Basketball: vs. Edmonds at Lynnwood Wash. 6 p.m.

Spokane corner kick. The second half continued on with Clackamas still winning headers and consistently defending. Spokane was still vocally upset with the referee. The score in the second was almost a stalemate. Then a free kick awarded to Cougar defender Carly Turner set up a long header by Butler that sailed perfectly into Spokane’s goal. The stands exploded with cheering voices. “We’ve actually been practicing that a lot, [free kicks] working on diagonal balls,” said Butler. “As far as this game goes, we applied everything we learned in practice. This was by far our best team game.” With 90 minutes on the scoreboard, the official game time kept on-field was counting down. Another fierce battle in front of the Cougars’ goal ensued and Clackamas defended again. The game ended with Clackamas emerging as the victor. “I feel great,” said Roberts. “Now we’re in the final four.” The Cougars play Edmonds at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash., for the right to play in the final match of the NWAACC championship the next day at 3 p.m. Roberts predicts Walla Walla to be the team they will face. “We were a lot more positive as a team,” Butler said. “As long as we play like we did today, we’ll do well.”

MONDAY - 11/18 ● Intramurals Football: 11:30 a.m. in the soccer field next to Hwy. 213

TUESDAY - 11/19


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

XC: Cougars dominate region

Photos by Brittany Horne The Clackamas Print

The men of Clackamas await the start of the race held Saturday at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, Wash. Continued from Page 1

Jessica Mildes of Spokane CC placed first in the women’s 5 kilometer race with a time of 17:51. Freshman Kira Norton followed closely behind Repp; she finished second for Clackamas and placed 32nd with a time of 20:44. Also close-after was Clackamas’ Jessie Hansen, scoring 35th with 21:01. “Jessie Hansen had a pretty good race, she looked good today,” said Cougar cross-country director Keoni McHone. Kylee Johnson earned 39th with 21:21. Grace Klovski placed 49th at 22:16. Falisha Aho got 58th at 23:03 and Allison Pugsley earned 60th with 23:21, finishing 7th for

the Cougars. “It was alright, it was a hard race, it wasn’t easy,” said Repp. At noon, an hour after the women’s race began, the men were off. After the first bend in the trail Cougar Badane Sultessa was at the lead of the pack with only one runner in front of him. “After the third mile the other group took off,” said Sultessa. “Our plan was to work together, but right when the race started we got separated.” The men’s eight kilometer race was a grueling fast pace. Clackamas’ runners struggled to stay ahead. The cold weather and the pressure of NWAACC championships were factors to be considered for the racers. “Everyone is nervous, you

The men rush past fans as they complete the first circle of the race.

kind of have to use those nerves to your advantage,” said Gil-Juarez. Sultessa finished second for the team and sixth in the race with 24:45. Third across the finish line for Clackamas was week six NWAACC athlete of the week Bake Benthin, who finished 14th at 25:16. Austin Peila placed 22nd at 25:40. Danny Robertson earned 25th with 25:53. Jackson Baker was 27th in 26 flat. Scott Schmitt came in seventh for the Cougars and 45th out of the 68 placing runners at 26:37. The Cougars men’s team placed third in the championships, the women placed sixth. As a whole, the men and women ranked fourth in the combined result. “The season was really

good,” said Sultessa. “The team was the best I ever had, better than last year.” Sultessa earned the NWAACC athlete of the week award for week eight. Also awarded an NWAACC athlete of the week title was Gil-Juarez for week one. Gil-Juarez was happy with the cross-country season, but like many others he is now getting mentally gearedup for track pre-season training. “Cross went amazing this year and if track goes well too I might think about going to Oklahoma State,” said GilJuarez. “They have a good animal science program and a good steeplechase program. Steeplechase is my event.” Also eying track season is Sultessa, who runs the 800-

meter and 1500-meter races in track. Even though he is an outstanding distance runner, he prefers a firm, consistent track over bumpy, winding trails. “My focus is track,” said Sultessa. “Everybody takes two weeks off, then we start practicing for track.” Head coach Kaitlyn Reid has lead the Cougars through a very successful season of cross country. She was awarded head coach of the year honors at the Southern Region Championships. On home turf the Cougar men’s team won and the women took sixth. “We had a really good season,” said Repp. The NWAACC championship was a close race, but the Cougars remain dominant in the Southern Region.

Nearing the finish line the men end a good season taking third in NWAACC championships.

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