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‘Foundation’ fortifies, lays out future career

‘Foundation’ fortifies, lays out future career

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 3
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Nineteen years ago a young couple from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico decided that the best way to ensure their daughter had the brightest future was to make the 1,900 mile trek to the Bay Area, settle down, and give her the opportunity to thrive. And now, Comet volleyball player and outside hitter Alejandra...

Comets recover to register first Bay 6 victory

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 3
Filed under Sports

CUPERTINO — After losing its first two games in the Bay 6 Conference, the football team re-discovered its formula for success by mixing a tough rushing offense with a stout defense to hold on for a 29-22 win over De Anza College here Saturday. Both teams entered the game owning identical 1-6 overall reco...

Lack of empathy disrespects all Native Americans

Lack of empathy disrespects all Native Americans

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 3
Filed under Opinion, Sports

This week on television, feathered headdresses and face paint accompanied the beating of war drums in a show of solidarity against an outside invader intent on denigrating historically sacred soil, the deceptively named Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians major league baseball team. The 20...

Comets hold onto winning streak

October 29
Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

Contra Costa College Comets soccer team defeated Merritt College Thunderbirds 2-1 on Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Comets continue to hold winning streak since beginning of season.

Re-defining objectives after heartbreak, loss

Re-defining objectives after heartbreak, loss

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Some people don’t get to choose their destiny; it is a decision that is made for them by a coach or parent. But the thing about destiny is, when it’s the right path you can feel it. Comet strong safety Rodney Washington was born to play football. His 6-foot-2-inch height and 205-pound frame is t...

Height disadvantage dooms squad

Height disadvantage dooms squad

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Sports

Despite forcing long volleys and exposing many Falcons’ defensive lapses, the Contra Costa College volleyball team lost too many battles at the net to build an effective scoring attack and succumbed to visiting Solano Community College Friday in the Gymnasium. The Comets (2-11 overall, 1-5 in the Bay Val...

Team finds form with three-game streak

Team finds form with three-game streak

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The men’s soccer team (7-7-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Bay Valley Conference) is coming into form after beating College of Marin (2-12-1 overall and 1-4 in the BVC) 3-0 in Kentfield on Oct. 11. Then, on Friday, the Comets won 2-1  at Napa Valley College (4-7-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the BVC) creati...

Hiring injects new life into women’s game

Hiring injects new life into women’s game

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Sports

When former CCC women’s basketball coach Paul DeBolt chose step down after 30 years at the helm of the program, many took the news in disbelief. But at least one person saw the opening as an opportunity to step in and continue a legacy of basketball excellence. After an extensive search, established...

Comets shut out for first time since ’09

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Sports

The football team suffered its worst loss since 2009 losing in every major statistical category while being shut out in a 34-0 drubbing at the hands of National Bay 6 Conference leading Santa Rosa Junior College Saturday in Santa Rosa. In the rain-soaked contest, the Bear Cubs (6-0 overall, 1-0 in...

Coverage is proof revolution will not be televised

Coverage is proof revolution will not be televised

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Nearly eight weeks have passed since Colin Kaepernick was spotted sitting silently alone as his teammates stood for the national anthem before the third San Francisco 49ers’ preseason football game. Since then, players from various sports and all walks-of-life have joined the 28-year-old’s prot...

Penalties, clock management mar courageous effort

Penalties, clock management mar courageous effort

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
October 6
Filed under Sports

The football team (1-4) fell short in achieving its second win and ending Laney College’s two-game winning streak after leading at halftime then losing by a single point, 21-20, Saturday night at Comet Stadium. More than 400 people showed up to witness the Comets play host to a Laney team that it...

Comets drop second in a row to napa valley

Comets drop second in a row to napa valley

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 6
Filed under Sports

After a having its two-game winning streak snapped Wednesday at Columbia College, the volleyball team has lost two games in a row, this time in straight sets to Napa Valley College 25-8, 25-11 and 25-17 Friday in the Gymnasium. A habitually slow starting team, the Comets (2-7 overall and 1-3 in the Ba...

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