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Sports
The Clackamas Prtnt
Wednesday,.November 25, 1992
Spaulding pleased with women's basketball roster
by Melissa Baughman
Staff Writer
The Clackamas Community
College women’s basketball team
looks to be right on track after
playing in their three preseason
scrimmages.
The team played against
Linfield, Concordia and Blue
Mountain. Coach Kim Spauld­
ing was happy with what she saw
during each scrimmage.
“Overall, we got better with
each scrimmage,” Spaulding said.
“After Linfield, we knew what
we needed to work on.”
The team’s defense is look­
ing good in both practices and
scrimmages. It is what will be
the team’s bread and butter this
season.
“Defense is going to win
some games for us,” Spaulding
explained. “I think they enjoy
playing defense.”
The scrimmages gave the
team some good experience. The
scrimmages showed the coach­
ing staff who is going to be-play-
ing where.
Spaulding is looking for­
ward to the upcoming season
and she spoke admirably of her
10 players.
“We have 10 players and
they are all going to get min­
utes,” Spaulding said. “We
don’t have an all-star. We have
Runners honored at banquet
by Paul Valencia
Staff Writer
‘"" \
The Clackamas Cougars’
crbsscountiysquadscclebrated
a stellar year at their end of the
season banquet Nov. 17.
ors in a variety of categories af~.
teams’’ votes were tal­
lied.
Team captain plaques went
Leah Guilford
ognifion for the women.
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and
Lynda
Cornwall.
\
A special recognition award
went to Assistato Coach Brie
Hruschka tor his recruiting,
coaching and leadership.
The 1992 season was one
of toe most successful}« recent
to Randy Faddis and Kevin
Bartoolmnae for the men’s team,
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Outstanding runners were
Jessie Richter on the women’s
side.
Wilfredo Elenes took the
most inspirational ru nner honor
for dm men, while Poiackand
The women won their theirtoird
straight NorthwestAtoletic As­
sociation of Community CoL
lege’s championship title^ while
toe men won their second in a
row. The team won ite fourth
consecutive combined fide, with
thclowestsqoreevíTatólpoints.
Head Coach for both Cori*
gar squads is Mifce Hodges.
NWAACC WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
TOURNAMENT RESULTS AND AWARDS
NWAACC COACH OF
THE YEAR: IRENE
2ND: CHEMEKETA CC MATLUCK SPOKANE CC
3RD: SKAGIT VALLEY CC NWAACC MOST VALU­
ABLE PLAYER: CARLA
4TH: SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPOUX, SPOKANE
OREGON CC
CC
1ST: SPOKANE CC
PHOTO 8Ÿ JERRY V/
10 solid players.”
The team suffered a huge
loss early last week when Wendy
Neilson had to quit the team, but
at the same time, another player
joined the team.
Sheri Wehling, a 26-year-
old, joined the team. She played
for the Cougars in 1985. Spauld­
ing seemsto be very happy with
her progress. “She is picking up
on things quickly,” Spaulding
said.
The team can be seen in ac­
tion at home both Fri. and Sat. at
8 p.m. They will be playing
Lower Columbia CC and Grays
Harbor CC respectively.
Photo by Lynn Sckel
The women's basketball team begins their league play on
Jan. 6 when they host Portland Community College.
After three successful preseason scrimmages...
Men's team ready to hoop it up
by Jason Eck
Staff Writer
The Cougar men are ready
to open their basketball season,
after three preseason scrimmages,
when they play in a tournament
this weekend.
The men’s team played
against varsity teams from West­
ern Oregon State College, Wil­
lamette University and Blue
Mountain Community College
over three consecutive weeks.
“(We) did very well against
all three of them,” Head Coach
Royce Kiser said. He commented
that the team is playing well of­
fensively, but needs to keep work­
ing hard to improve on the defen­
sive end of the court.
Kiser said lie is real happy
with the guys so far. The team
currently has 14 players, 7 so­
phomores and 7 freshmen. He
said that the sophomores are bet­
ter this year, and that he is going
to rely on them to provide lead­
ership this season. He is also
pleased with the 7 freshmen and
the futures they may have at
Clackamas.
Kiser mentioned that one
strength of this year’s squad is
rebounding, although the team is
relatively small. He said that the
men are “fairly well rounded”
players.
With the start of the season
just around the comer, Kiser said
that the team is going to “con­
tinue to work hard.” He also
emphasized that each player needs
to understand that he has to make
the grades, have the proper atti­
tude and stay injury free in order
to have a successful group. “If all
these things occur, we should be
a real good team,” Kiser ex­
plained.
The men’s team is traveling
to Longview, WA this weekend
to play in the Red Devil Tourna­
ment. It is an eight team tourna­
ment consisting of local colleges
from both Oregon and Washing­
ton.
The Cougars open the tour­
nament Fri. with a 1 p.m. en­
counter against Treasure Valley
CC. If they win they will play at
3 p.m. Sat., or at 1 p.m. if they
lose. The men open league play
when they host Portland CC on
Jan. 6 at 8 p.m,.
“(We’re) not going to sit back
and wait, we’re going to continue
to work hard and improve,” Kiser
said.
SPORTSBRIEFS
Don't forget about the an­
nual Turkey Trot today at
noon. Turkeys will be givento
toe top female and male nm-
to toe 15 m ile
'' Also* the intramuralfiag
football finals will be held on
this Tues., Dec. I at 12:30
p,m„ The winners of toe two
games will go on to the cham­
pionshjpgameonDee.3.
KEVIN COSTNER t WHITNEY HOUSTON
OPENS NOVEMBER 2V EVEKWHERE__^