Lugar, Strong continue careers


Clackamas Community College sophomores and Oregon City High School graduates Mary Lugar and Rachel Strong have signed letters of intent to continue their softball and academic careers at four-year colleges.

Strong, a two-time NWAACC All-Southern Region selection at catcher, is headed to College of Idaho. Lugar (utility) has signed with Concordia University.

Lugar and Strong helped lead CCC to the 2010 Southern Region title, a combined 54-21 record over two seasons, and third- and seventh place finishes at the NWAACC Softball Championships.

Concordia and College of Idaho are both members of the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference. Concordia placed third in the conference with a 15-9 record (22-15) during the past season; Idaho (24-16, 14-10) placed fourth in the conference.