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Sports Year in Review

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    The UCC men's basketball team celebrates their victory over S. Pugent Sound on March 10, 2017 to move on to the Final Four in the NWAC Tournament. Photos provided by UCC Athletic Department

What a year it’s been for sports at Umpqua Community College. UCC hired new Athletic Director Craig Jackson in July 2016 and UCC Athletics is about to become more diverse and exciting than ever. Since Jackson’s hiring, UCC has added three new sports programs: cross country, obstacle course racing, and wrestling. “The addition of our…

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OCR: What is it?

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    Andrea Bowden, OCR coach, does pushups on the track. Corden Drift / The Mainstream

UCC will soon boast the first obstacle course racing team in U.S. community college history, a sport that can be viewed as one of the most challenging and difficult. Obstacle course racing is comparable to military training. Practice doesn’t necessarily mean working on specific skills like shooting or ball handling in other sports, but instead,…

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The reality of being a student athlete

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Life must be easy being a college athlete. Student athletes have all the friends, they receive all the glory and attention from playing a great game and some might have better relationships with professors because they’re athletes. They go to school for free because of their scholarships — at least that’s the stereotype. And, the…

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Despite loss to Chemeketa, Riverhawks tournament bound

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The UCC men’s basketball team lost a closely contested game against the Chemeketa Storm 81-78 Wednesday, March 1 in Roseburg, Oregon. Although the Riverhawks couldn’t get the win against the Storm, UCC finished the season well enough to earn a share of the Southern Region Championship and an opportunity to play against the Bellevue Bulldogs…

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UCC women’s basketball earn perfect regional record, focused on NWAC Tournament

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The Umpqua Community College Riverhawks weathered the storm Wednesday, March 1 in Roseburg, by defeating the Chemeketa Storm 84-45. With the victory, UCC finished their season with a 27-2 record overall and claimed a perfect 16-0 regional record for the first time under head coach Dave Stricklin. UCC will now gear their attention towards Treasure…

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The madness is coming soon

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Staff share their March Madness picks March Madness. This college basketball regular season has had no shortage of surprises. There has been six different number one ranked teams this year. Competition throughout the country has been balanced, and no team can automatically be looked at and indisputably say they’re the best in the country. But…

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UCC men’s basketball falls just short to Clark 80-73

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    Center Jouvon Edison attempts the jump hook Wednesday, Feb. 22 on Pack the Gym night in Roseburg. corden drift/Mainstream

With hundreds of people in the stands, the UCC Riverhawks fell just short in a game that was competitive for the entirety of the match-up, and the Clark Penguins claimed the 80-73 victory Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Roseburg, Oregon. The Penguins came into the nest ready to play, forcing the Riverhawks into an early first…

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UCC women win 3rd title in 4 years, defeat Clark 78-41

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    Bria Thames helps lead UCC to their third title in four years. Corden Drift/Mainstream

UCC iced the Clark Penguins 78-41 Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Roseburg, Oregon. The Riverhawks added another accomplishment to their long list of achievements by earning their third regional championship in four years and extending their current win streak to 14 games. The UCC women look incredibly fun to watch, even in warmups. The Riverhawks have…

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Women soar over PCC

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The season for the UCC women’s basketball team continues to move in a positive direction with a win that didn’t come easy after a full 40-minute effort against the Portland Panthers Monday, Feb. 6, in Roseburg, Oregon. The Riverhawks defeated the Panthers 88-77 and continued their current win streak to nine games. UCC started slow…

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