In the biggest basketball game of the year for Umpqua Community College, (18-5, 7-1 South) Kyndal Charleston came through at the most important time.
Charleston buried five 3-pointers in the first fifteen minutes of the contest, and the Riverhawks capitalized on a dismal shooting performance by Lane Community College (19-5, 6-2 South) to win in dominating fashion 85-66. Read More
It was a tale of two halves for the UCC men’s squad in a Feb. 5 loss to the Lane Titans (12-11, 5-4 South). After a hard-fought first half battle, Lane capitalized on their size in the backcourt and handed the Riverhawks (5-16, 1-8 South) an 86-67 setback. Read More
With the kind of season that 5’11’’ freshman guard Ashli Payne has been having, opponents in the NWAACC take notice. Payne’s 53 point performance in a Feb. 1 victory against Portland spoke volumes. Payne recorded one of the greatest individual performances in UCC women’s basketball history. Read More
Umpqua Community College will never have to worry about hindsight following a 1995 decision that made Dave Stricklin, head coach of its women’s basketball team.
Now into his 19th season, the success of UCC basketball is evident. What is hard to calculate is the profound effect coach Stricklin’s had with players on and off the court. Read More
If you are wondering what is going on with the UCC pool, you are not the only one. Thankfully, some light has been shed on the status of the eye-sore project. The swimming pool, out of commission since April 2011, is on track to reopen its gates by May 2014. Read More
If Saturday night’s basketball game was determined by effort and toughness, the UCC’s mens team would have won their contest versus the Mt. Hood Saints hands-down. The men may have been a perceived underdog going into a matchup against the Mt. Hood team that boasted an enormous front line, but it did not show a bit in a heart-breaking 73-70 loss to Mt. Hood (15-5, 4-3 NWAACC South) on Jan. 25. Read More
The women’s basketball team (15-5, 5-1 NWAACC South) maintained their first place standing tied atop the conference by defeating the Mt. Hood Saints (2-17, 0-6 NWAACC South) on the back of a dominating performance on the boards, and an impressive effort from their bench. Read More
After more than 25 years without a baseball team, UCC is looking to bring America’s favorite pastime back to the college.
According to Athletic Director Cheryl Yoder, the reason for the proposal of reinstating the baseball program is to help raise enrollment as well as gain more community interest and involvement. Read More
The men and women played their second home game Jan. 15 against Southwestern Oregon Community College with a win for the women (87-70) and a loss for the men (82-60). Read More
Danae Perkey, the sole sophomore on the Riverhawk volleyball team, is traveling the unconventional path to success. She may not go on to play volleyball at a university like many college athletes strive toward, but she’s OK with that. Perkey has a different definition of fulfillment—owning her own flower shop. Read More
This year has been full of valleys, but every valley has a mountain peak somewhere. Outside hitter Mariah Gladden, deffensive specialist Jocelyn Valencia, middle blocker Kelsey Warren and setter Danae Perkey share their mountain top experiences on this journey. Read More
The Umpqua volleyball team had high spirits as they came into a pink gym for their game versus Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, Oct. 11.
The gym was decorated with pink balloons, streamers, posters and the players even wore pink jerseys in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. While honoring those who have suffered from breast cancer, the awareness had a financial impact as well. Read More
Front row from left to right: Jocelyn Valencia, Katelyn Knight
Coming off a loss to Linn-Benton the night before, the Lady ‘Hawks fell short again after three games against the Chemeketa Storm on Oct. 12. Umpqua (0-4 in conference, 2-10 overall) could not get going, resulting in a short match. Having received a minor concussion in the game the night before, Kathryn Epler was forced to sit out the entire match. Read More