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‘Rebuilding’ team embraces season of change

‘Rebuilding’ team embraces season of change

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

The upcoming season for the Contra Costa College women’s volleyball team marks the beginning of a time for change. Last year the Comets had a winless 0-16 Bay Valley Conference season. The team was unable to win a single set last year, losing every game 0-3. Former assistant coach Christy Tianer...

BVC Champs lose first game, seek resurgence

BVC Champs lose first game, seek resurgence

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Winning the 2015 Bay Valley Conference championship last season secured the men’s soccer team a second consecutive spot in the Northern California Regional Playoffs against the same opponent — Fresno City College. The Comets lost both playoff games to the Rams in 2014 and 2015, but that did not sto...

Women’s soccer expands roster, prepares for season

Women’s soccer expands roster, prepares for season

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team is preparing for the start of the 2016 fall semester after it forfeited the entire 2015 season under its former coach because it did not have enough players to field a team. The only returning Comet from last year, defender Mary Sanchez, said she is “excited and motivated...

Prospects surge as season nears

Prospects surge as season nears

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

After moving to the Pacific 7 Conference in 2014, and 2015 and boasting a 19-3 record with two bowl game appearances (1-1), the Contra Costa College football team now takes another leap this season, moving to the vaunted National Bay 6 Conference. There are three conferences in Northern California’s Divisi...

Former Comet captures dream, big league destiny

Former Comet captures dream, big league destiny

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

It is the dream of every college athlete to sit with family on draft night, waiting in anticipation to hear his name called as a selection to a professional team.  For former Comet shortstop Jamal Rutledge that dream has become a reality. “I’ve wanted to get the opportunity to play professional...

Johnson earns coaching award

Johnson earns coaching award

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

The successful men’s basketball season culminated in a Bay Valley Conference championship and coach Miguel Johnson earning Coach of the Year honors. Johnson led the Comets to an overall record of 25-8 and 11-1 in conference play. Included was a 12- game winning streak from Jan. 7 to Feb. 16. In confer...

Team builds on errors, improves capacity

Team builds on errors, improves capacity

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Even though the Comets didn’t make the playoffs this year, they did win twice as many games as last year, putting their wins in the double-digit column and proving they can only go up from here under new skipper Brian Guinn. Contra Costa College finished the season in sixth place in the Bay Valley ...

Absence of participation induces ‘horrendous year’

Absence of participation induces ‘horrendous year’

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

After the second consecutive season where the softball team couldn’t scrape together even one win, frustration and disappointment filled the Comet dugout. There were many factors that led to CCC’s horrendous year, but one obvious problem was the size of its team. “Our biggest challenge was having enough p...

Freshmen shock system, win PAC 7

Freshmen shock system, win PAC 7

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Riding the success of their 2014 one-loss season and successful bid in the Living Breath Foundation Bowl, the Comet football team found a way to maintain its winning ways posting a 9-2 record and returning to post-season action in the process in 2015. With 24 players from the previous championship team moving on...

Comet guard sets pace to BVC title

Comet guard sets pace to BVC title

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

As the lone freshman starter for the women’s basketball team, many expected the 2015-16 season to be filled with the rough patches and adjustment periods that usually define the transition many players have when moving from high school to the college level. But for 6-foot-2 guard Julian Robinson, the ...

‘Jokester’ carries team to playoffs

‘Jokester’ carries team to playoffs

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

In order to achieve greatness and stand out in a team sport, a basketball player must excel at executing individually on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. He or she must elevate their teammates to perform at a high level as well. Sophomore Comet forward Larry Wickett, The Advocate’s 2015-...

Comets win title, lose playoff game

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team not only won the Bay Valley Conference title for the first time in 10 years and sealed a consecutive playoff berth, but the program created a culture of success. “All the players put so much energy to get back to the playoffs we never really celebrated winning conference,...

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