Esports, eSports, and E-sports; no matter how you spell it, the term generally refers to competitions held over popular video games. The name, short for “electronic sports,” originated in the 1950s and the gaming sport has grown considerably since the 90’s with the rise of console gaming and high-speed internet.
The River Hawk obstacle course racing team, which started in 2017, is now competing with four athletes while also including some members of UCC’s track and field team. Noah Retherford, one of the team’s members, has been competing in obstacle course racing as a solo athlete for many years prior
New horizons for UCC sports teams Of all the opponents UCC athletes faced the last 12 months, COVID-19 may have been the most formidable. But, the RiverHawks quarantined and prepared. Then, they got busy competing and dominating. UCC has also welcomed new teams to its sports selection: ESPORTS and Women’s
NWAC guidelines: Athletes compete without spectators UCC athletes have started competing under NWAC pandemic sanctions, including no spectators. No spectators will be permitted into any NWAC competitions, which can impact competition. NWAC closed competition last March, nearly a year ago. UCC men’s basketball was on their way to tournament at
Student Athletes: a look at their everyday life during the Pandemic The Pandemic restrictions are taxing. UCC has been following strict COVID-19 guidelines. Kaevon Burney, a female UCC wrestler, is patiently waiting to hear back from the governor on when athletes can actually start practicing with contact and eventually play.
UCC sports training under NWAC color phase protocol UCC athletes going to compete this year? With all the social distancing, quarantines, and group meeting regulations it is hard to imagine how, but the UCC athletic department and coaches have been working to uphold the Northwest Athletic Conference guideline, safe, healthy
Josh Whetzel/The Mainstream Women’s basketball team continues undefeated streak with a win against Clackamas The undefeated Umpqua Community College women’s basketball team overcame early game trials in order to secure a win against Clackamas Community College on Feb. 29. Riverhawk starter Grace Campbell went down with an injury with three
Kamilah Mirza/The Mainstream UCC’s newly formed baseball team finds success opening weekend After a long awaited return, the UCC Baseball team is met with great community support. Opening weekend saw 1,500 fans including alumni from 35 years ago come and cheer the baseball team to a successful 3-1 start to
Josh Whetzel/ The Mainstream Riverhawks break four game losing streak with win over Cougars UCC’s volleyball team sought retribution Oct. 19 against Clackamas Community College after previously conceding a 3-0 loss to the Cougars. The RiverHawks (17-14, 3-7 NWAC South Region) managed to clinch a win against the Cougars (10-20,
Umpqua’s womens basketball team stormed past Grays Harbor by a final score of 86-68 on Sunday, March 10 in Everett, Washington. The RiverHawks victory secured their spot in the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament’s Final 4 against the East Region champion Big Bend. “It’s been extremely rewarding to work with this
Lane v. RiverHawks Umpqua’s women’s basketball team inched their way closer to Lane in the Southern Region standing with their come-from-behind victory at home on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Lane Titans went home with a sour taste in their mouths after blowing a 14-point half-time lead against Umpqua, behind freshman