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‘Jokester’ carries team to playoffs

‘Jokester’ carries team to playoffs

By Xavier Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor
May 18
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
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,...

Soccer coach resigns after forfeits

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Sports

After ending its 2014 season with barely enough players to field a regulation team, the 2015 Comet women’s soccer team scrubbed its season after failing to enlist enough players to compete in Bay Valley Conference play. “I decided not to play because I didn’t want a repeat of last year,” so...

Team loses coach to cancer, fails to salvage season

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

The young and inexperienced Contra Costa College women’s volleyball team failed to execute this year completing a winless 2015 season. The Comets finished the season with a record of 0-16 in the Bay Valley Conference. The team failed to win a single set with games following a typical pattern. The s...

‘Passionate’ coach shifts focus, drive

‘Passionate’ coach shifts focus, drive

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

When people speak of someone being “a lifer,” most thoughts turn to a person who made bad choices in life or committed some heartless act. We imagine someone forgotten to the world or someone wasting away in a lonely abyss. Paul DeBolt is just that — a lifer. He served as Comet women’s basketball...

Elevated play results in BVC title, playoffs

Elevated play results in BVC title, playoffs

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Sports

After missing the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, the Comet men’s basketball team rebounded to win the Bay Valley Conference crown on its home floor this year before riding its 25-8 record all the way to being one of the final eight teams in contention for a state title. Aside from grabbing nine more wins this seas...

Shorthanded team defies odds, earns championship

Shorthanded team defies odds, earns championship

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 18
Filed under Sports

Upon losing more than half of its roster to defections and eligibility issues shortly before beginning Bay Valley Conference play in January, and after ending a tough preseason schedule with a 10-8 record, the prevailing belief was that the Comet women’s basketball would miss the postseason for a seco...

Winless team holds form despite gains

Winless team holds form despite gains

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
May 9
Filed under Sports

The Comet softball team (0-26 overall and 0-22 in the Bay Valley Conference) played its last two games of the season against Napa Valley College losing both contests 20-1 and 18-2 April 26 at the Softball Field. The second place Storm made quick work of the Comet squad, putting up 10 runs in the four...

‘Heartbreaking’ losses continue to plague squad

‘Heartbreaking’ losses continue to plague squad

By Dylan Collier, Staf Writer
May 6
Filed under Sports

After suffering a heartbreaking ninth inning collapse to lose 4-3 at home against Solano College Thursday, the baseball team lost its final game of the season 5-2 against Los Medanos College Friday at the Baseball Field. Despite the fact that the Comets (12-22 overall and 8-16 in the Bay Valley Confe...

Defensive struggles prevent win, consistency

Defensive struggles prevent win, consistency

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
May 4
Filed under Sports

The baseball team surrendered double-digit runs in its sixth straight game, this time in an 11-3 loss to Folsom Lake College Saturday at the Baseball Field. Despite home runs in back-to-back innings by Contra Costa College second baseman John Velasco in the sixth and outfielder Evan Ray in the seventh...

Evolution, guts inspire last shot at lifelong love

Evolution, guts inspire last shot at lifelong love

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
April 22
Filed under Sports

In life, people choose to walk away from the thing that they love for many different reasons; time constraints, new responsibilities or sometimes the passion just seems to fade away. For first-year Comet pitcher and infielder Anna Palter it was a combination of things that made her walk away from softb...

Eagles rout team, snap two-game win streak

Eagles rout team, snap two-game win streak

By Dylan Collier, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Sports

The Comets (11-18 overall, 7-12 in the Bay Valley Conference), fresh off a two-game winning streak, got behind first place Laney College early in the game and eventually lost 14-2 Saturday at the Baseball Field. Comet starting pitcher Sean Jackson couldn’t contain the Eagles’ offense, as Laney ...

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