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Comets suffer second loss in a row

Comets suffer second loss in a row

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Comets (3-11 overall) played Sunday at the Baseball Field to make up a contest canceled due to rain. The team faced Mission College (6-5 overall) but fell in the contest 6-2. The game was quite the opposite of Friday’s extra innings match-up, and moved swiftly finishing in two-and-a-half hours, w...

Leaky Gymnasium roof damages floor

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

A leak in the 60-year-old Gymnasium roof caused by the recent storms has caused water to flow beneath its wood floor Contra Costa College Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said. “CCC is the oldest school in the district and they say you’re supposed to replace a gymnasium roof every 25 year...

Team Wins final bvc game, misses playoffs

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team (9-18 overall and 7-9 in the Bay Valley Conference) won its final game of the season at Merritt College Feb. 17, 99-79, after losing against Napa Valley College on Sophomore Night earlier that week, 81-62,  in the Gymnasium. “Against Merritt (8-17 overall and 7-9 in the BVC) it was t...

Habits affect health, wellness

By Julian Robinson, Advocate Staff
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

Women’s health, by nature, is a complex issue and there are several factors that affect the overall health of women beyond eating habits. “One main factor is knowledge. Understanding about portion size and nutrients is so important,” health education professor Miguel Johnson said. “Overeating, to me, ...

Assorted interests fuel pursuit of higher education

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

Many high school athletes dream of attending their favorite college directly after graduation, however the shifting reality of increased tuition coupled with the success junior college transfers have garnered on the professional level has made community college more attractive. Aside from saving money, attending, playing ...

Comets win despite early turnovers

Comets win despite early turnovers

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

KENTFIELD — The women’s basketball team used inspired defense and deadly outside shooting to sink the College of Marin (1-22 overall and 0-14 in the Bay Valley Conference) 71-44 here on Friday night. In a BVC game where each team played with only five players, the quality of play was not the best, ...

Basketball team ends 6-game losing streak

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team (8-17 overall, 6-8 in the Bay Valley Conference) climbed back into the win column for the first time in nearly a month after snapping a six-game losing streak with a 70-47 win against the College of Marin Friday in Kentfield. The Comets’ offensive pace was set by freshman trio Demar Du...

Merits of greatest modern athlete ignored

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Black History Month, more than any of the other signature months, is a time for lists. Talk about the “first black this, greatest black that” simultaneously enlightens the public to feats of excellence and diminishes the accomplishments of others all in the same breath. Nevertheless, this list, naming the g...

Athletic department searches for football coach

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Following the resignation and subsequent hiring of former football coach Alonzo Carter by San Jose State University, Athletic Director John Wade has named associate head coach Pat Henderson as the interim coach for the Comet football team. Although the position has not been officially filled yet, Hen...

Squad, conference sees low participation

Squad, conference sees low participation

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Players enthused about upcoming season despite low numbers

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Team fails to maintain rhythm, lead

Team fails to maintain rhythm, lead

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Contra Costa College women’s basketball team was handed its second defeat in a row following a tumultuous game Friday against Yuba College in the Gymnasium. The Comets (12-12 overall, 7-5 in Bay Valley Conference) faced a 3-point barrage by the 49ers from beyond the arc with Yuba making 15 out...

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