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Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

Hitting, inexperience lead Comets to extra innings

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comets (11-25 overall and 6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) were able to squeeze in a win against visiting Mendocino College (6-12 in the Bay Valley Conference) on Friday behind starting pitcher Casey Edmunds who pitched a complete game, but lost in a four-hour crusade on Saturday. The win on Friday pu...

Draft picks nourish teams, provide hope

Draft picks nourish teams, provide hope

By Kyle Pierce, Advocate Staff
April 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports

A fan’s relationship with their team is a complicated one. Fans endure a lot of emotions: the joy of scoring, the dejected feeling of watching your team fall behind, the frustration of terrible officiating, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Through the highs and lows, fans stay by th...

Bond money funds pool edge restoration

Bond money funds pool edge restoration

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

The college Pool will soon undergo renovations to the deck surface and edges due to moderate cracking and chipping. “The cracking and chipping on the edge of the deck is caused by the wheels on the tarp reel falling into the Pool and the ground movement due to the nearby faults,” physical education p...

Scoring Lapses Halt Growth

Scoring Lapses Halt Growth

By Dyllan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Comets (10-22 overall and 5-7 in the Bay Valley Conference) struggled to find offensive momentum against second place Laney College (9-3 in the Bay Valley Conference) and lost the 3-game series two games to one, after CCC’s hollow bats failed to back its starting pitching. The baseball team ha...

Season ends for BVC softball

Season ends for BVC softball

By Rob Clinton, Sports Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Sports

Despite early signs that softball for the teams remaining in the Bay Valley Conference would be rescued from the brink of elimination, the reality of how flimsy the four-team league actually was has finally come to fruition. Over spring break, Athletic Director John Wade and softball coach Karolyn Gubb...

Budget cuts hurt teams

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Athletic departments at community colleges are faced with challenges that coaches and students who are, or have been, a part of these programs understand too well. “In reality there is never enough money,” Contra Costa College Athletic Director John Wade said. “A definite budget is not the realit...

$29 million allocated for remodel

$29 million allocated for remodel

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

Following the successful opening of the re-designed Campus Center, the second phase of construction now shifts to the athletic department and its dilapidated post-WWII era structures that are in desperate need of attention. Last August, the College Council at Contra Costa College, unanimously approve...

Fundraiser unites family, friends

Fundraiser unites family, friends

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

The annual Crab Feed was held in the Gymnasium on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., with student-athletes and coaches volunteering their time for the fundraising event. People from all walks of life packed into the gym to enjoy good food and good conversation, while soft jazz slowly seeped through the speaker...

NorCal Future basketball players tested

NorCal Future basketball players tested

By Kyle Pierce-Turley, Advocate Staff
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

More than 70 high school basketball prospects from up and down California came to the Gymnasium to showcase their talent at the NorCal Future basketball camp on Sunday. Whether it was the high-flying dunks, killer crossovers or smooth jumpers, these high school students showed off their skill...

Mustangs rout Comets, home team quieted in doubleheader

Mustangs rout Comets, home team quieted in doubleheader

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports

The softball team made its season debut in a doubleheader at home, but failed to make the event a memorable one, failing to convert its effort to runs and eventually losing a pair of 16-2 games against Los Medanos College March 14 at the Softball Field. With only three sophomores on the squad, this game was the fi...

Competition between ‘family’ celebrates Doss’ heroism

Competition between ‘family’ celebrates Doss’ heroism

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Video

In recognition of the selfless act of heroism committed March 9 by Demarcus Doss, family and friends gathered to participate in the “Demarcus the Hero” basketball tournament on Saturday in the Gymnasium. Doss, a former Contra Costa College student, was shot three times on eastbound Interstate 80...

Comets beat Yuba in shutout

Comets beat Yuba in shutout

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Although the Comets’ (5-13) record is beneath the team’s expectations, they began to show some improvement by  claiming a 6-0 win over Yuba College (5-11) on Saturday on the Baseball Field. CCC starting pitcher Jayson Summers only allowed one base runner in the first three innings of play and ...

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