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Gritty comeback leads to draw

Gritty comeback leads to draw

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

In yet another high scoring game, the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team tied at home against Merritt College (3-7-2 overall, 0-0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) at three goals-a-piece on Friday. After letting the Thunderbirds take a 2-0 lead early in the game, Comet forward Eduardo De Loa Jr. scor...

Volleyball team falls in rout

Volleyball team falls in rout

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Contra Costa College’s women’s volleyball team proved to be no match against Solano Community College’s (9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) fastpaced style of play, which resulted in the Comets losing in three straight sets Friday night in the Gymnasium. “We needed to stop overthinking and play o...

Team returns, lacks communication

Team returns, lacks communication

By Mayra Garcia, Art Director

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The woman’s soccer team (0-1-0) played its first game of the season Friday against  Mendocino College (2-4-2), losing 4-1 on the Soccer Field. Within the first four minutes of the game a direct shot tested the waters for Comet goalie Yajaira Celso, as she saved the first of many Mendocino shots. CC...

Local athletes respond in protest to Trump

Local athletes respond in protest to Trump

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Forum, Opinion, Sports

In the wake of the President Donald Trump’s attack on the peaceful protest of NFL players by kneeling during the national anthem, the Bay Area seems to be in the middle of it all. It all started over a year ago when then-49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem, protesting ...

Squad searches for third win

Squad searches for third win

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

Serving problems doomed the Comets (0-2 Bay Valley Conference, 2-5 overall) against College of Marin (2-1 BVC, 6-6 overall) leading to a loss in three sets on Sept. 20 in the Gymnasium. Comet libero Delanie Baca (7 digs) said the team was “a little anxious.” As a result, Marin took advantage of ...

Victory remains elusive for team

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

The football team (0-4) continued its offensive woes and defensive struggles, this time on the road, losing a one-sided shootout 41-6 to Modesto Junior College (1-3) Saturday in Modesto. With just one game to play before the National Bay 6 Conference portion of its season begins, the Comets have yet to fi...

Disorganized team falls to Wolverines

Disorganized team falls to Wolverines

By Rob Clinton, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The football team lost its third game in as many tries despite scoring more points than in its previous two games combined, this loss a 56-28 drubbing against Sierra College Saturday at Comet Stadium. The Wolverines (1-2) scored early and often in the game, and despite the Comets (0-3) second half sc...

Twins serve it up on volleyball court

Twins serve it up on volleyball court

By Rob Clinton, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

For some student athletes the pursuit of athletic goals is a project of passion, however, for some it's a stepping stone, providing a platform to learn important lessons and light the path toward loftier goals. For sophomores Joshleen and Justine Ayson volleyball found them at an impressionable tim...

East Bay team to build stadium remain in area

East Bay team to build stadium remain in area

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

With Raiders owner Mark Davis taking his team to Las Vegas and Warriors owner Joseph Lacob taking his team across the bay to San Francisco, Oakland will be left with one professional sports team. The Athletics, through team President Dave Kaval, have announced that they want to build their privately finan...

Team fails to preserve momentum loses in four to Alameda, 3-1

Team fails to preserve momentum loses in four to Alameda, 3-1

By Xavier Johnson, scene editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

ALAMEDA — In a four-set contest, the volleyball team lost its first Bay Valley Conference game of the season to the College of Alameda Cougars (1-8 overall, 1-1 BVC) here on Friday. Contra Costa College (2-4 overall, 0-1 BVC) lost 3-1 to a Cougars squad that was winless coming into Friday’s matc...

Comets fail to secure win despite early lead

Comets fail to secure win despite early lead

By Drew Thomas, Advocate staff

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last Friday Contra Costa College men’s soccer team (0-4-4) played a hard fought game against Butte College (4-0-3) that resulted in a draw, 2-2. Butte’s aggressive play rewarded them early with a penalty kick after Butte player Jao Paolo Ferreira collided with Comet forward Jorge Avina while battlin...

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