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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...

Stoppage time goal clinches win, title

Stoppage time goal clinches win, title

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 17, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

‘Foundation’ fortifies, lays out future career

‘Foundation’ fortifies, lays out future career

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
November 3, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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