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Streak continues for struggling Comets

By Jaleel Perry, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team extended its losing streak to  six games after falling to Yuba College (22-2 overall and 12-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) 63-43 Friday night at the Gymnasium. Despite trailing by only three points at halftime, the size and depth of the Yuba lineup eventually wore on the Comets allo...

Comets relinquish 12-point lead, lose to district rivals

Comets relinquish 12-point lead, lose to district rivals

By Jaleel Perry, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

Misfortune continues as conference losing streak grows

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Baseball team rallies together despite two losses

Baseball team rallies together despite two losses

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

The Comet baseball (0-2 overall) team is off to a somewhat rocky start this season losing Saturday at home to rival Diablo Valley College 21-6. With an experienced but young team, some returning players are trying their hand at new positions — sophomores Johnny Velasco at third base and Eric Whitf...

Carter resigns after successful six-year stint as coach

Carter resigns after successful six-year stint as coach

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following a successful six-year run as head coach of the Comet football team, Alonzo Carter has tendered his resignation and has assumed the role of running backs coach at San Jose State University. In Carter’s tenure at Contra Costa College, which began in 2011, CCC amassed a 42-21 overall record wi...

Adversity tests leadership

Adversity tests leadership

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

In life, people acquire leadership qualities through two ways — some people are said to be born leaders and some earn the right by learning from a collection of experiences that reshape the idea of what responsibility is and how it should be displayed. For Comet freshman Azanae Lewis, the idea of...

One point denies team

One point denies team

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team (3-5) finished the 23rd Annual Comet Classic in fourth place with one win and two losses. Contra Costa College coach Vince Shaw said, “I’m satisfied with the way my team played this weekend. Their effort was amazing. They showed good glimpses of teamwork and just playe...

Comets stall in tournament

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
December 8, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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