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Comets stall in tournament

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
December 8
Filed under Sports

City College of San Francisco hosted the Golden Gate Classic men’s basketball tournament Friday through Sunday, featuring eight teams in double-elimination competition.  The Comets (1-7 overall) played two close games, first against San Joaquin Delta College (3-3 overall) and then against Sierra ...

Football team falters in conference

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
December 8
Filed under Sports

After earning three consecutive invitations to the Living Breath Heritage Foundation Bowl, the football team made the leap to a new division and finished just one win shy of tying for second place in the National Bay 6 Conference. Four of the Comets’ seven losses this season were decided by less than one ...

Comets earn connsecutive title

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
December 8
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team sealed its second consecutive Bay Valley Conference championship and third straight NorCal Regional Playoffs berth this fall. Contra Costa College (12-8-2 overall, 8-1-1 in the BVC) was knocked out of the first round of the playoffs 3-1 at De Anza College on Nov. 19. Before ...

Squad improves record, grows

Squad improves record, grows

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
December 8
Filed under Sports

Volleyball season ended Nov. 15, leaving the Comets with a bittersweet feeling about how the season turned out. It was a long season for the Comet volleyball players who finished 2-18 overall and 1-11 in the Bay Valley Conference, but had more opportunities to win matches than the team had in previous ...

Dons knock BVC champions out of NorCal regional playoffs

Dons knock BVC champions out of NorCal regional playoffs

By Lorenzo Morotti and Efrain Valdez
November 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Cupertino — Three goals scored from set-pieces eliminated the men’s soccer team in the first round of the 2016 NorCal Regional Playoffs amid frigidly damp conditions on Saturday against De Anza College. The Dons’ fast and direct style of play repeatedly tested CCC’s defensive backline until...

Stoppage time goal clinches win, title

Stoppage time goal clinches win, title

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 17
Filed under Sports

The lone goal scored in the game, during stoppage time, was enough for the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team to defeat Napa Valley College 1-0 to seal its third consecutive playoff berth and win the 2016 Bay Valley Conference Championship at the Soccer Field Thursday. During a Comet counter attack at minute 92, ...

Defensive lapses define loss

Defensive lapses define loss

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 17
Filed under Sports

The football team missed an opportunity to finish with a share of second place in the Bay 6 Conference after giving up a game-winning touchdown in the closing minutes of Saturday’s 19-14 loss to City College of San Francisco at Comet Stadium. Despite sophomore Harris Ross’ heroic 22-carry, 181-yard ru...

Champs regroup, out pace opponents

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 16
Filed under Sports

Last year, the women’s basketball team finished in first place in the Bay Valley Conference (21-10 overall, 11-1 in the BVC) earning a No. 13 seed in the NorCal Regional Playoffs in the process. This year the team has a new coach, some new players, but the same championship aspirations as the 20...

Team celebrates sophomore players, earns 3-1 defeat

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
November 16
Filed under Sports

The volleyball team lost its last home game of the season 3-0 against Yuba College (6-10 overall and 5-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) on Nov. 9. Although they lost, the Comets held their heads high and remembered to have fun. The Comets also held Sophomore Night during their last home game to honor the senior s...

Title within reach after road sweep

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 9
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team won its final two road games of the season to secure first or second place in the Bay Valley Conference standing with two home matches left to play. Contra Costa College (6-1-1 in BVC, 10-7-2 overall) shut out Mendocino College 3-0 on Nov. 1, and beat Yuba College 4-1 on Friday t...

Comets defeat rival with defense, heart

Comets defeat rival with defense, heart

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 9
Filed under Sports

PLEASANT HILL — After sharing a 7-7 tie at the half with intra-district rival Diablo Valley College, the Contra Costa College football team found its offensive stride and its defensive identity by putting up 21 second half points and yielding just 13 en route to a 28-20 win here Friday night. Comet ...

Sloppy win helps keep Comets tied for first

Sloppy win helps keep Comets tied for first

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team (8-7-2 overall) beat Merritt College (3-8-4 overall) 2-1 Friday on the Soccer Field to extend its Bay Valley Conference winning streak to four games. The Comets scored an early goal before the one minute mark when forward Anthony Maytum received a perfectly placed ball from mid...

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