The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, October 13, 1977, Page 10, Image 10

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By Randy Frank
Of The Print
Crosscountry: The men's cross coun­
try team will receive a big shot in the
arm very soon when they finish re­
cruiting Kelly Brits.
Brits, according to the women's
cross country coach RogerSmith, is one
of the finest milers on the west coast
and should be in top contention for a
national championship.
"He's comparable to Lisa Nichol,
the top contender for a national champ­
ionship on the women's team, but only
on the men's team," Smith said.
Football: Stu Gaussion, Clackamas
Community College's wide receiverwho
ran back the opening kickoff for 15
yards and a touchdown in last Satur­
day's win over Olympic, was named the
Cougars' Player of the Week on the
special teams.
Defensive Coach Paul Fiskum also
announced the selection of tackle Keith
Perkins as outstanding defensive player
and right back Ed McAllister as the top
offensive player of the week.
They join previous winners Dave
Linneman, Rocky Schneider, Lucky
Richardson, Donny Miller and Steve
Wrestling: The lack of depth prob­
lem that faces this year's wrestling
squad, was somewhat alleviated this
week as coach Rich Taylor was able to
recruit Jeff Scruggs, a two-time state
champion in the 118-126 pound divi­
sion while in high school, and Ed Ritt,
a two-time state champion and Big Sky
Conference champion at Boise State
College as a freshman in the heavy­
weight division.
Tirrill reviews
hoop season
Clackamas Community College basketball
fans should have something to look forward
to this season, according to Head Coach Len
"We'll be competitive with any team in
the league this year with only our big problem
being a lack of depth," Tirrill said.
Reasons for this optimism are the Cougar
assets of height and speed. "We're as big as
anyone in the league," said Tirrill.
Returning from last year's squad are
guards Jeff Neilson and Jim Cauffman, both
of whom saw some time in the starting lineup,
center Preston Martin and guard-forward
Brian Smith.
New to this year's squad is 6—3 guard Dan
Slick from Tigard.
Slick was an All-Conference selection and
Honorable Mention All-Stater, who led his
team in scoring.
Also new to tb:t year's squad will be
5—9 Tom Terrill fro Oak Ridge High School
and 6—4 forward Brian Cross from Grant.
Ron Williams, a teacher from Beaverton
and a graduate of Lewis & Clark, was named
new assistant to Coach Tirrill.
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Photo by Brian ||
Tammy White (22), freshman on CCC women's volleyball team, spikes ball pastlPacfl
fender as Vernon Simon (23) and Karen liams (55) are set to render assistance. Thaw
defeated the Pacific University JV's 3-1 in their last home match and remain unde!
after their home game.
Cougars lose in overtime
The Clackamas Community College foot­
ball team fought hard but came up short as
the Cougars lost to Yakima Community
College in two overtime periods, 24-17.
The two teams played to a 14-14 tie
through- the end of regulation time with
each adding a field goal in the first extra
period to leave the score at 17 going into
the fifth and final period.
However, Yakima Valley broke the ice
in the second overtime period as Barry
Saylor scored from one yard out in a fourth
down play to seal the win.
Clackamas put the first score on the
board as Don Miller scored from the one
yard line and the Cougars led 7-0, I
From then the two teams battled™
other straight up until Yakima put tha
final icing on the cake.
In fact, the Cougar offense finally show
ed signs of life as Brad Roberts cample]
seven of fourteen for 70 yards while«
rushing unit had 118 yards on 45 carries,!
The Cougar defense was tough again!
they held Yakima to 202 yards on70ca
ries while their passing game was limitei
to 30 yards.
Despite the loss, it was a good teamfl
fort, and for once, this season is far front
women eye
Clackamas Community Col lege's Women's
Track Coach Roger Smith remains optimistic
at his team's chances for a post-season bid.
"I feel that we have as good a team as
there is in the nation," Smith said.
Smith has good reason to be optimistic.
The team remains undefeated in the four
tournaments in which they have participated.
They have beaten strong teams from
Mt. Hood, Linfield, Oregon State, Central
Oregon, Pacific Lutheran and also the Oregon
Track Club.
"But perhaps the strongest part of this
team's success are the athletes themseM
Smith said.
"They are all proven athletes from th!
days in high school competition andsfl
meets. One girl, Lisa Nichol, is undefeat!
and stands a good shot at a nadoH
individual championship."
The significant proof of this cameajai!
Central Oregon when both Nichol and Vic!
Paddock defeated National Champion Bren!
With regionals less than a month a«!
Smith feels the team's chances are good!
"We're excited," said Smith.
Thursday, October 13,