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Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print “I know. I know for sure. That life is beautiful around the world.” Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers belted these lyrics out, in sync with Flea’s thumping bass line, in their concert immediately following the Dalai Lama’s address in Portland on May 11. Earlier, during a press conference on the third and final day of his Portland visit, the Dalai Lama had advice for the media. Pointing to enthusiastic reporters he said: “We are all part of humanity,” he said, reminding them that they are also a part of change. “Media people, in modern times, have much responsibility. Make known to the public what is reality. In order to know reality, you must investigate. I suggest pressman should have long nose like elephant ... and smell both in front ... and behind,” he said with a laugh. “The ultimate source of hate comes from too much suspicion, too much restriction, greed and anger,” he said. “You must be honest, truthful and unbiased. That should be your commitment, because you are responsible.” The Dalai Lama Environmental Summit was sponsored by Maitripa College of Portland, one of the first and few Buddhist colleges in America. “We have been waiting for mare than ten years to meet the Dalai Lama,” said Michael Copeland, a student at Maitripa. “This is a great honor. I am very happy.” “Have respect for all religions: Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and non-believers. Conflict with another religion is unthinkable,” said the Dali Lama. “Promote human values. You will show some negative, some sad things, but also indicate that basically we have good potential that we must utilize,” he continued. Please see DALAI LAMA, Page 5

Right: The Dalai Lama spoke of having respect for all religions in the speech he gave during his visit to Maitripa College of Portland, one of the first and few Buddhist colleges in America. Below: The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at The Dalai Lama Environmental Summit, after His Holiness had delivered his wise words.

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Despite Dalai’s message, college damns religion Joshua Dillen Co-Editor-in-Chief God is feeling the squeeze and getting less attention on campus as college administration works out current fiduciary difficulties and moves towards adopting a budget by the end of next month. Six sections of Religious Studies have been eliminated at the college as well as the program’s instructor. Brad Toebben, who is a Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus or S.T.L., is losing his full time faculty position as he nears completion of his seventh year teaching here. The S.T.L. is a graduate degree only offered by Roman Catholic institutions and is one of several he holds. Toebben is very passionate about what he teaches. A unique and almost exclusive variety of classes will no longer be available. “The beauty of Clackamas is that I inherited a program that was very prophetically formed around a whole religion core that’s uncommon in a lot of community colleges,” Toebben said. “That, I think, could be one argument depending on who you are talking to that we shouldn’t have it [Religious Studies]. But we are trying to structure an academic environment that also meets with vocational learning that moves to the university level.” The Faculty Association has filed a grievance on Toebben’s behalf. “It’s a difference of interpretation regarding the language in the [faculty] contract regarding reduction in force,” Toebben said. Please see RELIGION, Page 2



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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ASG election results: Breton, Escobedo prevail Brittany Horne News Editor

The Associated Student Government election results were released on Friday, May 10, 2013. Options for voting were through myClackamas or a write in, although the write ins’ choice(s) cannot be revealed due to regulations. They are as follows: For ASG President: • Erick Breton - 80 votes • Dean Wright - 70 votes • Six write in votes For ASG Vice President : • Susi Escobedo - 84 votes • Jamie Gibson - 39 votes • Jessica Valdivia - 37 votes • Two write in votes We were able to talk to the newly elected ASG President,

Erick Breton. The Clackamas Print: Why do you think you won the election? Breton: I think definitely campaigning had a lot to do with it, you get to advertise who you are. Helping around the school also, there’s a lot of people who remember me from events. TCP: How do you feel about it? Breton: Very excited, there’s a lot of new prospects for next year. TCP: Do you have any ideas or changes? Breton: I have a lot of ideas, but student involvement is definitely one that I want to focus on. TCP: How do you feel about working with Susi? Breton: It’s definitely going to be fun, I know that for certain. There will be hard times, but she’s fun and energetic. Next, we were also able to ask Breton’s Vice President, Susi

Escobedo, a few questions. TCP: Why do you think you won the election? Escobedo: It was definitely the people, my friends spreading the word for me. They’re very supportive. TCP: How do you feel about it? Escobedo: I’m just so thankful to all of them, they’re just so sweet. Cody Britt from the track team was helping me a lot, emailing people and on Facebook. TCP: Do you have any ideas or changes? Escobedo: I guess the biggest change that I’m going to be doing, I think the way that I encourage the team is going to be different than it was this year, also the relationships between students and ASG. TCP: How do you feel about working with Erick? Escobedo: I’m so excited to


work with him. I think we’re a perfect balance. I’m more outspoken, more energetic and he’s more measured and very intellectual. As soon as the current ASG president and vice president

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graduate, Breton and Escobedo will take over their new positions. This is when they will start recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training for the coming year.


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Above, Brad Toebben, right, teaches History of the New Testament. All six sections in the religious studies discipline have been cancelled at the college and Brad Toebben is losing his teaching position at CCC due to budget reductions.’s unfortunate that the decline in state budget and the funding of education have this effect on any of our programs.” Brad Toebben Religious Studies Instructor

leges in the 2007-09 biennium received $500 million collectively. That number has fallen to $395 million for the 2011-13 biennium. During the same time periods, the amount of money received from the state for each fulltime enrolled student went from a high of $2,778 to $1,559. The same web page also states “Unfortunately, the impact of budget reductions facing colleges today will likely be addressed in two ways: program reductions and tuition increases.” It also points out that average statewide community college tuition has almost doubled in the last decade.

Toebben said the eliminated classes were almost always close to full capacity, which is 30 or more—especially his two distance learning sections of R-210, which is World Religions. If each of the four credit courses had an average of 25 students, at the new tuition rate of $84 that translates to a potential loss of over $50,000 in tuition revenue. Angela Thorsell, 19, took Toebben’s World Religion class a year ago to fulfill her humanities

requirements. She is a Protestant and is not pursuing religious studies. Thorsell enjoyed the class and is sad to see it get eliminated. “I got so much information about the diversity of religions. It kind of exposed me to what’s out there so I have a better understanding of people and why they are spiritual,” she said. “Religion is a huge part of people whether you have one or not. I think it contributes to who a person is.”

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The grievance procedure can be found on page 43 of the current Full time Faculty Agreement. Reduction in force or lay off procedures can be found on page 54. The agreement can be found at While this nation deals with the consequences of a congressional sequester that may shake up public budgets for years, higher education is still adjusting to dwindling state support. As a result, many colleges across the country and Oregon have turned to raising tuition and slashing curriculum in an attempt to make up for shrinking federal and state funds. Students at Clackamas get to feel this budget crunch this year in the form of higher tuition and less course offerings. The discipline of religion is on the chopping block and has resulted in the filing of a grievance regarding procedure when faculty is laid off. The classes have given many students an opportunity to explore religion while fulfilling the general requirements for a transfer degree. They will no longer be available for serious Religious Studies students who are preparing for transfer to a theology school. Two prestigious spiritual higher education institutions in the area are George Fox University and University of Portland. Toebben said he currently has students from all over the Portland area who enroll in these sections. Potential theologians who need these classes will have to look elsewhere to fulfill the requirements of their educational path. Bill Briare, Dean of Arts and Sciences, is no stranger to this year’s round of budget issues. “Every budget cut we’ve had to make is difficult. I think it is sad that we’ve had to cut back on religious offerings,” Briare said. “To me it’s unfortunate the decline in state budget and the funding of education that have this effect on any of our programs.” According to data from www., all community col-


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Library to be closed for remodel

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Mickey Yeager (Right) and Carol Burnell (Left) look at layout plans in the newly remodeled library area. The goal is to transform it into the new math and writing tutoring area.

Breanna Craine Arts & Culture Editor Clackamas Community College tries to make learning the easiest thing possible for its students, which is why there are two faculty members who are in charge of some pretty major changes happening in the Dye Learning Center this summer. Carol Burnell and Rhonda Hull are the Learning Center Co-Coordinators. This big project is a group effort between several faculties on campus. Hull is a math instructor at CCC and has worked both part-time and full-time since 1991. Burnell is an Englishv instructor and has worked full time since 2004. The Writing Center will be moving from McLoughlin, as well as the Math Center. There will also be subject tutoring for students who need help in specific classes and computer tutoring so that instructors can help with online courses or simple computer problems. There are many reasons why the committee is doing all these changes. Some of the tutoring centers will be drop-in help, but like the Writing Center has always been, they require some appointments to give everyone an equal opportunity to get help. The faculty members involved in

the project took field trips to different schools to investigate what they want CCC’s students to have in their college by looking at how other colleges serve their students. “There are a lot of services that students have available. They do not always know that they have them and figuring out what they are has been challenging to students,” said Hull. There are rumors around school that the Learning Center will be gaining a coffee bar, but that is not set in stone yet. “What we do know is that we want a comfy place for students to come and stay and feel comfortable,” said Burnell. There will also be a group study section in the library. This will have white boards, computers and resources for students in classes to have a group study. “What we want this to be is a very vibrant and energetic, energyfilled room of learning,” said Hull. The changes will begin right after finals are over this Spring term. There are limited construction needs for this project, but during the week before summer term begins they will be tearing down a wall and doing all the noisy work. This will avoid disrupting students during class, everything else will be happening while the library is open. Not everything will be completed

by the beginning of Summer term. The first week of school, the library will be partially closed, but they will have a room available for people to check out textbooks. The committee is trying to make the changes that are the least invasive for students. The funding for this project is from the budgets from all the different centers that are moving. Most of the project is moving things around instead of buying things new. “It has been a great task force to be on because we can see the end product coming into vision. It’s like, ‘Whoa, this is cool’,” said Hull. “And it’s been a big group of faculty and staff who have had input, so we have had input from all over campus and even from our satellite campuses. That is such an amazing thing, to see such a large group be able to work so well together. That does not mean everything is easy,” said Burnell. Students are excited to see the changes that will hopefully help them learn better. “I hope students will love it. I hope they feel comfortable there. It certainly is going to change students’ idea of the library, because the library — while we are hoping to still have some quiet areas — the whole library is not going to be a quiet place anymore. So that is going to be a little different,” said Burnell.

Clackamas Print brings home a total of 12 awards Congratulations to The Clackamas Print for being an award winning team! Every, May 10, 2013 was the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and the Oregon Newspapers Foundation held their annual Collegiate Day event at Linn Benton Community College. The Clackamas Print, won 12 awards at the ceremony.

Best Feature Photo Credits: Brad Heineke Award: First Place Best Feature Photo Credits: Mandie Gavitt Award: Second Place Best Photography Credits: Brad Heineke Award: First Place

Best Special Section Credits: Staff Award: Second Place

Best Graphic Credits: John Howard Award: Third Place

Best Headline Writing Credits: Staff Award: First Place

Best Cartooning Credits: Anna Axelson, Co Editor in Chief Award: Third Place

Best Sports Story Credits: Andrew Millbrooke, Sports Editor Award: Third Place Best Review Credits: Joshua Dillen, Co Editor in Chief Award: Second Place Best Columnist Credits: Anna Axelson, Co Editor in Chief Award: Second Place

Best House Ad Credits: Anna Axelson Award: First Place Thank you for celebrating this end of the year success with us! If you have something to say about this or have suggestions for something you think should have won an award, tell us at under the “Forums” tab.

Best Sports Photo Credits: John Howard Award: Third Place

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Mobile library lets you borrow books to your e-book device According to a press release from OverDrive, readers have checked out more than 70 million eBooks and audiobooks in 2013. The release attributes libraries throughout the Portland area for being part of “the exploding trend in digital lending.” An 18-wheel tractortrailer is home to the Digital Bookmobile and is a one of a kind travelling exhibit that creates an engaging download experience of the host library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks and more. The eBooks and other digital items can be downloaded and “borrowed” using all major computers and devices including iPhone, iPad, Nook, Android phones and tab-

lets, Kindle and more. The Digital Bookmobile exhibit provides interactive workstations which enable users to sample eBooks and audiobooks and browse the host library’s “virtual branch” website. Digital Library Specialists are on hand to show you how easy it is to engage with eBooks and audiobooks from around the area for free. OverDrive powers the Bookmobile, which supplies Next Generation eBook-lending platforms to more than 22,000 libraries and schools worldwide. According to their website, OverDrive “has been named to the EContent100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and

is a member of the Technology Fast 500.” With all the changes going on in our own college library, could an option like Digital Bookmobile be beneficial to the goal of the new library learning environment and to CCC students? Tell us what you think about the library changes or implementing a program such as eBook lending at under the “Forums” tab. You can find out more about Digital Bookmobile at or —Compiled by Brittany Horne


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Break bread with the best Eat, Print, Love

Local hike in bloom Photos by Andrew Koczian The Clackamas Print

Anna Axelson Co-Editor-in-Chief What makes French bread, “French?” Considering the Italian ciabatta bread encompasses essentially the same ingredients, I can’t say it’s the ingredients. While technique may differ from kitchen to kitchen, that’s true of all cooking, so I can’t say it’s the technique. So what is the answer to my oh so simple question? After a healthy amount of research, scowering recipe after recipe, opinion after opinion, I can confidently say with the utmost certainty… that I have absolutely no clue other than to say that French bread is French because it was initially made in France. French or not, I once dreaded yeast breads. Having the patience of a flea, quick breads got the job done and got it done right, but alas, there is more in this world and I had room to grow. Luckily I was welcomed into the “poofy” embrace of cooking yeast breads and have learned the ways of culinary patience. Named “Italian” for its flavors and “French” because, as they say, “don’t fix something that ain’t broke,” here’s a delightful offering from EPL’s kitchen to yours.

Italian French Bread 1 tbsp sugar 2 1/4 cups warm water 1 tsp table salt (or 2 tsp kosher salt) 1 1/4 tbsp dry active yeast Garlic powder Fresh ground pepper Oregano flakes Parsley flakes 1-3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 6 1/4 cups flour

Begin by dissolving the sugar in the warm water (hot tap water works). A few moments of stirring should do the trick. Sprinkle the yeast over the surface of the water and let sit for five to eight minutes, or until yeast has “poofed,” creating a layer of foam. Gently stir in the salt, garlic, garlic powder, pepper, oregano and parsley flakes. Add a cup of the flour and mix well. Commit to getting a little messy, forgo the spoon and add in the rest of the flour a little bit at a time. Knead with the fervor of a purring kitten until you end up with a smooth ball of dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers and bounces back when given a gentle Pillsbury Doughboy poke. Coat the inside of a bowl with olive oil and drop in your ball of dough, rolling it around to coat. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm, dark place for 90 minutes. It’s at this point that I always picture that episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy and Ethel, during one of their famous bets, bake a loaf of bread. In this episode they completely misjudge how much yeast the recipe called for, ending up in a scene worthy of any 1950s sci-fi thriller. This mental image always causes me to think back and re-evaluate just how much yeast I put in. After passing the time as you so please (three whole episodes of “Lucy” will do the trick) the dough should have doubled in size and you are ready to work with it. Separate the dough into two pieces and form it roughly into “loaf” shape. Place each loaf a few inches apart on a lightly greased or cornmeal dusted cookie sheet. Once again cover with a dish towel and set aside to rise for another tedious 45 minutes. Preheat your oven to a toasty 425 degrees and with a sharp knife, lightly slash shallow diagonal lines across the top of each loaf. Place an oven safe dish with water in the oven to prevent the bread from drying out. Bake for thirty minutes or until golden brown. After letting it rest for 20 minutes, it’s time to slice. For me, a bread knife creates more mess than it’s worth, so I rely on my trusted and preferable chef’s knife to slice the heat kissed goodness that is a fresh, home baked loaf of bread. Bon appétit from EPL!

Top: Two local hikers, Laura Robertson (front) and Sue Gibbs (back) prepare for a peaceful trail walking experience within the 26 acre Natural Preserve located in West Linn’s Camassia Natural Preserve. Bottom: This small clearing is an attractive place to stop and just absorb the beauty and solace of Oregon’s natural landscaping.

Andrew Koczian The Clackamas Print Camassia Natural Preserve, located on 5000 Walnut St., in West Linn, is 26 acres of breath-taking views and the amazing wildlife that calls it home. The park offers a peaceful natural area with paths, trails and wildlife viewing opportunities. The preserve gets its name from the ‘common camas’ or Camassia quamash, which is a purple flower that blooms in April and early May. The common camas was at one point considered a delicacy to the Pacific Northwest Native Americans. Although around this time of the year the common camas looks like as if it is the only flower in the preserve. Camassia is home to over 300 plant species. Camassia provides a safe home to many animal species as well. Some of the well-known bird species include the wood duck, California quail, woodpecker, western bluebird and the goldencrowned kinglet. The trails tend to be a little on the muddy side if it’s been wet, but fresh bark has been laid making the trails easier to conquer. One thing to look out for while in Camassia is the poison oak, which is mentioned on a sign at the trailhead. One of the most memorable parts of hiking through Camassia is the changing terrain as you make your way through the many trail options. From windy bark trails that trek through creeks to walking across hand laid planks over small pools of water. The coolest feature is the huge basaltic bedrock wall that you climb up in order to continue on the trail. The large rocky plateau at the top of the wall was exposed 12,000-19,000 years ago during the ‘Bertz Floods.’ The flood swept down what is now the Columbia River Gorge and cut deep into the Willamette Valley. The floods washed out a lot of the topsoil and vegetation from the area leaving the plateau we see today. The preserve is also home to many granite boulders known as glacial erratics. Although this preserve is meant to be enjoyed and is open to the public, the Nature Perseveration Department asks that hikers follow a few rules to keep from disturbing the habitat such as: stay on the trail and do not disturb the wildlife. Depending on whether or not it has been raining, I would rate this hike on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being a hike with a drill sergeant; somewhere between 2 to 4. The rock wall does pose a challenge for some and if it has been raining the trails are a bit tricky to maneuver. All in all it’s a fantastic hike and a beautiful chunk of preserved wildlife that everyone should check out.


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He expressed that conflict comes from lack of understanding and encouraged the media to use their power to promote mutual understanding and respect, which in turn would encourage a sense of appreciation amongst one another. After 30 minutes with the press, the Dalai Lama moved immediately to center stage of

Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. Seated in the presence of His Holiness, for a panel discussion, were Governor John Kitzhaber, scientist and author Dr. David Suzuki and director of the Oregon Environmental Council Andrea Durbin. Each offered words of wisdom on our environment, the need to reduce our consumption and other steps we can consider to make a change. After a lunch break intermis-

sion, the Dalai Lama was back on stage for a personal address to the more than 11,000 in attendance. Trailblazer management re-welcomed His Holiness and presented him with a personalized Dalai Lama Blazers jersey. He also received a Trailblazer ball cap which he donned for the address. Along with his enlightening words for a better world and inner peace, he spoke of his plans.

Lama, whose name is Tenzin Gyatso, will continue to travel the world delivering proclamations of Buddhism. Danielle Williams, a student at Portland State University, responded to what brought her to the summit: “It seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am a spiritual person. My thoughts are resonating with the core beliefs that he spoke of,” said Williams.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea showed off his skills during their set list. Throughout the concert he strutted his stuff without missing a beat.

All photos by Brad Heineke The Clackamas Print

The Dalai Lama sat center stage in Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum to talk about issues of world concern. He encouraged the media to use their influence to bring more respect and understanding to their communities.

“Previously I had a political responsibility to the Tibetan people. Now, since two years I have retired, completely. Not only myself retired, but also an almost four century old tradition. Dalai Lama as a political leader is over. I have done this voluntarily, happily and proudly. I have a responsibility to carry preservation of Tibetan Buddhism,” he said. At 77 years old, the Dalai

Red Hot Chili Peppers follow the Lama In a somewhat surprising juxtaposition, the Dalai Lama was followed by a concert from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Although many of their songs do convey harmony, peace and love, some fans thought they may alter their style to conform to the day’s event and present company — ­ but no. It’s very possible that the Dalai Lama wouldn’t have wanted that. There were no holds barred as the Chili Peppers cranked out more than 30 of their greatest hits, including some more risqué classics like “Give It Away Now” and “Suck My Kiss.” True to their style, Flea and Anthony Kiedis were shirtless baring tattoos and hard bodies.

The concert was more modest than ones from their earlier years when all four members wore nothing but one strategically placed sock. I have been fortunate in having seen scores of some of the world’s top bands in concert. I would say that I enjoyed this one the most, I have been planning on seeing the Dalai Lama, but just recently learned that The Chili Peppers were coming. I like the songs that I have heard in the past. I looked them up online to hear more. “They have won seven Grammys!” said Jeff Watson, an attendee of the event who lives in Portland. The Chili Peppers, often

abbreviated as RHCP by their fans, are amazingly fun performers and played precision live music. Their unique style is the result of several factors. Instead of the bass being somewhat a backup instrument, Flea dominates the jams with his creatively funky lead. Chad Smith nailing the drums is right on the rhythm with him. The guitar interweaves the grooveheavy bass line with a rock solo style by Josh Klinghoffer. Then Kiedis lays out intoxicatingly melodic vocals and often mixes in his distinctive rock/rap style, often using his voice as much for instrumental purposes as much as vocals. Some say their lyrics are

often random and don’t make sense, but fans realize there are often hidden meaning, innuendos and cryptic or inside information. Their songs can go from soothingly mellow and poetic to hard-punk-alternative-thrashing-funk rock, then back, with surprising continuity. You can’t help but smile, even laugh at their insanely entertaining dance moves. Flea is constantly jumping, gyrating and strutting often with an exaggerated “sexy” style. In a one second rhythm break, when he can rarely remove his hand from the bass, he seems to snap off at least a half dozen corny vogue poses with matching facial expressions. Kiedis kicks

out a high stepping erratic skip while flying across the stage, spinning with flailing arms and legs, neck snapping head banging — all in perfect beat. He then often steps to the mic, poised and in perfect posture, possibly sneaking in a couple quick pop and locks. They are a high energy group and you can tell they love their own music. I knew they were one of my favorite bands, but I now have a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for them. I feel very gifted to have spent a day of enlightenment by the Dalai Lama and the music of The Red Hot Chili Pepper still resonates in my mind.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Roseland crowd witnesses seismic event Photos by Brittany Horne The Clackamas Print

The Roseland Theater was at full capacity Saturday night. The action in the cage provided the sold out crowd with a very entertaining exhibition of martial arts.

David Beasley General Associate Editor The always dependable Full Contact Fighting Federation hosted another thrilling night of combat sport. Saturday night’s Rumble at the Roseland number 71 attracted a stampede of fight fans, emerging from all around the Portland Metro area and beyond. The venue was bursting at the seams with exuberant supporters of the Northwest mixed martial arts scene. The roar of the crowd was ever present throughout the night, a constant reminder of the scale and importance of this competition. The fourteenth fight of the night was the 135 pound Lightweight Championship: Brent Messineo versus current champ Journey Newson. Both fighters began with fast boxing. “Journey, Journey!” chanted the crowd. The fighters exchanged strikes and Newson attempted a spinning kick. “Journey, Journey!” chanted the crowd again as round 2 started. More striking exchange with Newson picking shots and Messineo being aggressive, sneaking fadeaway kicks after punches. Newson attempted another spining kick after some good punches. More fast strikes by both. Round 3 continued with the crowd chanting louder. Newson kept up the good strikes and evasion, Messineo stayed with the gameplan of good kicks with a few more this round. Newson exploded with a fast takedown right as the horn sounded the end of round 3. “Let’s go red!” the crowd chanted at the opening of round 4. Newson landed a spin kick this

time, to the head. Good exchange and more footwork by Messineo while Newson occupied the center of the cage. Newson attempted another spin kick, then takedown attempt. Round 5 inspired more chants and continued with standing strikes. Newson came out very aggressive and landed an excellent spin back kick to Messineo’s stomach, then during a takedown attempt, picked him up and slammed him gaining top control and launching punches until the horn ended the final round. The crowd erupted with cheers, Newson climbed the cage and pointed to chanters. “Newson, Newson, Newson!” they chanted. Defending his title for the first time, Newson wins via unanimous decision. ”I gotta get back to my Jiu Jitsu game, the boxing’s good obviously,” said Newson about the match. For the fifteenth fight the crowd was treated to a tremendous performance by exceedingly talented fighters in the Women’s 125 pound Flyweight Championship. Katie Howard 5’5” of Girls Gym

versus current champ Emily Corso of Alive MMA. Round 1 opened with punches to clinch against the cage. Corso set the pace with a single leg takedown, but Howard defended with solid grappling to gain a reversal, then Corso attempted an armbar from bottom and Howard used good top control to defend the armbar. Fans whistled and hollered from the balcony between rounds as the ring card girls signaled round 2. Corso immediately grabbed another single leg takedown, Howard defended on the bottom with punches. As Corso postured up punching from top, Howard kicked straight up to the face, catching Corso hard, but Corso passed the guard of Howard to gain top mount position. Rolling around to Howard’s back, Corso attempted a choke and punches from back control until the end of round 2. Corso entered round 3 with a huge smile. Howard snapped out a precise trip takedown after a brief exchange, but Corso reversed the position. Howard shot another up-kick at Corso which gave her leverage for a reversal.

Lightweight champ Journey Newson picks up Bent Missineo to slam him to the canvas. Newsons earned a unanimous decision victory and kept the championship belt.

Corso’s cornerman loudly urged her to underhook Howard’s left arm. She gained her feet and attempted a single leg. Howard defended until the end of round 3. Round 4, Corso fought hard for a double leg takedown and got it. Corso threw punches in half guard. Grappling, Howard used good defense until the end of round 4. Round 5 Corso shot for a single leg attempt and against the cage pulled it off landing on top. Howard reversed the position. Corso defended from bottom with an armbar and forced a reluctant tapout from Howard. Corso retained her title in one of the most exciting and technical fights of the night. “I’m very happy about the takedowns. That’s what I wanted. She’s got some nice up-kicks though. That was seriously the best fight anyone has given me,”

said Corso. She also commented on her successful takedowns. “I’m not a wrestler originally, so it’s getting really exciting for me. I trained wrestling, boxing, Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing. My game plan was not to keep her standing, to take her to the ground. I started doing wrestling 1 year and a half ago with Jonathan Osborne, a very good wrestler. Corso praised her opponent. “I have utmost respect for her, she came at me all 5 rounds, she’s smaller than me.” Katie Howard is indeed a talented combatant; her amazing prowess will continue to draw a crowd of martial art connoisseurs whenever she fights. Her inspirational speed and technique solidify her as a top female competitor. Fight fans look forward to her next bout, as well as Corso’s next title defense.

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Contender Katie Howard performed very competitively against Corso at Rumble at the Roseland 71.

In top position Flyweight champion Emily Corso dominates Katie Howard. Corso won her first title defense by armbar tapout Saturday night retaining her title and impressing the audience in The Roseland Theater.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cougars fail to retain NWAAC championship Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

Game 1: Clackamas 4, Everett 2 — Pitchers Alyson Boytz and Lucy Baldovino combined to shut down Everett, scattering three hits while giving up two unearned runs, to win the first game of the 2013 NWAACC Tournament, 4-2. Catcher Kiara Vasquez hit a two-run home run and right-fielder Taylor Gould added two RBIs in the win over the Trojans. Gould and firstbaseman Tasha Silvius had two hits apiece. Game 2: Clackamas 9, Southwestern Oregon 0 —Baldovino came right back and pitched five solid innings in game two, striking out five, while giving up three hits and not allowing a run to get the win in the Cougars 9-0 victory over the Lakers. Gould stayed hot and hit a three run home run and Sam Owirka added a two-

run shot to power the Cougars to victory. Rashaun Sells went 2 for 2 at the plate with one run scored and one run batted in, raising her team leading average to .487 on the season. Game 3: Mt. Hood 3, Clackamas 0 — Clackamas couldn’t figure out the pitching of Saints ace, Ann-Marie Guischer, a freshman from The Dalles, in getting shut out of their first game in the loser’s bracket. Guischer allowed only two hits, both by Nicole Lehman, while striking out seven Cougars on her way to the complete game victory. Mt. Hood scored two runs in the first inning off of Cougar starter Alyson Boytz, giving the Saints the cushion they needed to turn the game over to Guischer. The Saints’ Lola Ciu crushed a home run in the sixth inning for the final 3-0 score. Post-Season Honors: Several Cougars earned recognition for their All-Star performances this season. Tasha Silvius and Rashaun Sells earned NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) All-American honors. Slivius, Sells, Megan Malvick and Alyson Boytz made the South Region All-Star first team. Sam Owirka, Nicole Lehman and Rachel Ray made the second team.

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There would not be another miracle run through the loser’s bracket this year as the Clackamas Community College women’s softball team couldn’t defend its championship in the NWAACC Tournament last weekend at Delta Park. The Cougars rolled through its first two games on Friday, but the rain came down on Saturday and washed away Clackamas’ offensive firepower as they were first knocked into the losers bracket by Mt. Hood 3-0 and then out of the tournament by Bellevue, 4-1. The Cougars fell behind Bellevue 1-0 early in their elimination game, only to see the game get suspended due to rain in the top of the third inning until Sunday morning. Unfortunately, the Cougars left all of their runs at home the following morning and despite six different players getting hits, Clackamas could only manage one run. Bellevue chipped away at the Cougars with two more runs in the third and another in the fifth to push ahead 4-0. Clackamas was held in check by Bulldogs pitcher Brielle Bray for most of the game, and then Hannah Sauget came in and closed the door by getting the last five Cougars out.

No. 2 overall seed Wenatchee Valley cruised through the tournament without a loss, winning all five games to win the 2013 NWAACC Championship. The Knights defeated upstart Douglas 6-5 in the final game on Monday. Douglas played great to get into the championship game by also winning five games during the tournament, but Wenatchee Valley proved to be too much in the end, defeating the Royals twice in two games.

Alyson Boytz throws a pitch in the game against Everett. She and Lucy Baldovino maneuvered their talents and helped Clackamas win the first game of the season.





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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thorns stab back at Sky Blue Andrew Millbrooke Sports Editor

Overall I think we’ve had a good record so far and a loss is a good wake-up call.” Rachel Buehler Defender

“I think we were entertaining at times,” said LeBlanc. “It’s tough when you have games back-to-back, you can see you’re a little bit tired in the legs. But we just have to find a way through those teams. They sat in, they did it well and they were organized.” Portland head coach Cindy Parlow Cone was frustrated with

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The Portland Thorns returned home to Jeld-Wen field last week for the first time in a month. They won on Sunday, but lost the previous game against the same team Thursday. During the away game, the Thorns lost a hard fought 1-0 match to National Women’s Soccer League leader Sky Blue FC from New Jersey. The Thorns rebounded on Sunday to defeat Washington, 2-0, to remain in second place behind Sky Blue in the standings. Although the Thorns lost the match on Thursday, it was the fans that were going crazy in the stadium that got and kept my attention. An announced crowd of 11,055 came out on a cloudy Thursday night, proving that Portlanders are crazy soccer nuts. The mass of people jammed into the north end zone seating were a standing, cheering, clapping, flag waving, stomping band of maniacs. Another 12,474 showed up on Sunday afternoon to watch the Thorns 2-0 victory over Washington. “We want to do it for the fans, especially at home,” said Portland goalie Karina LeBlanc. “It’s such an incredible environment here. It’s the environment you dream of as a kid.” This throbbing, chanting mass of humanity was noisy and loud throughout the match, showing energy and passion that sometimes was lacking by the players on the field. Many of the players noticed the less than stellar hustle and tired play on both sides, because both teams were playing the second match of backto-backs.

Above left, in red, Christine Sinclair fights for the ball against a Sky Blue FC player during one of the first home games in a month for the Portland Thorns.

the first loss of the season, but she gave credit to Sky Blue FC’s talented lineup. “Sky Blue FC is a very good team,” said Parlow Cone. “They have great players in every line on the field from the front all the way back to the back. They did some great things tonight and they scored a tremendous goal on us; it doesn’t get much better than that in terms of placement – great finish by them. They played tough defensively; they were a tough block to break down.” Sky Blue punched in a goal in the 80th minute, after getting a free kick off a Portland penalty. The free kick landed at the top of the box and Sky Blue’s Taylor Lytle saw a brief opening, so she drilled a shot into the left back corner of the goal. The goal happened so quickly that LeBlanc didn’t have a chance. Portland’s players said that a loss early in the season might be a good thing, because they have plenty of time to learn and grow from this one. “To lose at home, it stings that much more, but it’s good to have it early in the season,” said LeBlanc, “There’s a lot of things we’re going to learn from it. Hopefully we can get the result on Sunday.” Defender Rachel Buehler agreed that they could have played harder and that the loss

After being fouled for knocking down an opposing Sky Blue FC player, Portland Thorns member Alex Morgan assists the player to her feet.

should motivate the Thorns to get better. “The last ten minutes we played with a lot of urgency and maybe we could have brought that more in the game,” said Buehler. “Overall I think we’ve had a good record so far and a loss is a good wake-up call.

Mentally it is good to get after the next game and focus our energy on that, for sure.” Coach Parlow Cone likes what she sees out of her team, even in a loss. “I think we are coming together all over the field,” said Parlow Cone. “Obviously, we are disap-

pointed with the loss. But in terms of continuing to grow as a team, I think this was a good game for us to continue to grow, to continue to get better.” Win or lose, the Thorns know that they will have plenty of fan support when playing at home.


The Clackamas Print: Volume 46, Issue 22; Wednesday May, 22, 2013