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Height disadvantage dooms squad

Height disadvantage dooms squad

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
October 21, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

Eagles down Comets in conference opener

Eagles down Comets in conference opener

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Sports

Despite dominating in possession and shots, the Comets failed to snap a five-game losing streak or match Mendocino College’s efficiency in front of goal during a 2-1 loss at the Soccer Field on Friday. Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s slow start in a fast-paced game let the Eagles smuggle a...

MLS salaries impede student athletes’ dreams

MLS salaries impede student athletes’ dreams

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under Sports

A student athlete’s dream is playing his or her respective sport at a professional level to make their American dream real. Unfortunately, soccer players trying to make a living off of their talent in Major League Soccer (MLS) likely will not be getting the big bucks they dream of. Out of more tha...

Offensive effort saves win streak

Offensive effort saves win streak

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
September 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

The volleyball team took a step forward Wednesday night, winning 3-0 against Laney College (0-3 overall and 0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference)  while extending its undefeated run in the Gymnasium. The Comets got off to a bad start this season after losing their first four games but managed to win bot...

Streak snapped with home win

Streak snapped with home win

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
September 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The football team put an end to its three-game losing streak, winning by one touchdown, 42-34, against Modesto Junior College (1-3) Saturday at Comet Stadium. During the national anthem, many of the Comet players chose to kneel or sit as a sign of solidarity with national protests symbolizing the ne...

Team folds despite hope, goals

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

Despite contrary reports that the women’s soccer team was on the path to resurgence after purging its former coaching staff and injecting Brittany Castillo into the vacancy, surprisingly, the 2016 season has also been scrubbed due to substandard participation. Before the season started, Castillo, had an ...

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