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Tumultuous soccer season concludes

Tumultuous soccer season concludes

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

The start of the 2019 men’s soccer season was not a good one. It began with the firing of former coach Nikki Ferguson, which prompted the departure of many prominent players. The move came on the heels of a decision by Athletic Director John Wade to cancel two pivotal games against Merritt College...

Positivity absorbed in the D-line

Positivity absorbed in the D-line

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

For many people, sports is a haven that doesn’t simply offer a mental escape. It’s a thing you do to stay out of trouble. This is the case for sophomore linebacker R.J. Kobe Ma’Ae, who, when he was 3 years old, relocated from Honolulu, Hawaii to Tacoma, Washington with his mother and three other...

Young squad ends season winless

Young squad ends season winless

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

December 11, 2019

In a season that was marred by poor receiving and a constantly changing roster, the Comet volleyball team failed to capture a win all season for the first time in four years. The volleyball team (0-15 overall and 0-14 in the Bay Valley Conference) regressed from its last few seasons matching the record...

Full season, small squad bonds team

Full season, small squad bonds team

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

The Contra Costa College women’s soccer team finished its 2019 season stronger than many who saw the team struggle to muster up enough players to complete a season could have imagined. The Comets went from not having a team deep enough to compete, to a team with 11 games played under its belt and...

Mariners shutout extends Comet losing streak

Mariners shutout extends Comet losing streak

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

November 13, 2019

A tough season is nearing its conclusion for the men’s soccer team after the team lost its sixth straight game, its second longest losing streak this season, a 4-0 loss Friday to the College of Marin at the Soccer Field. Contra Costa College’s 4-0 loss embodied the entirety of the 2019 season. The...

Squad loses on sophomore day

Squad loses on sophomore day

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2019

Despite making gains on a one-win 2018 season, this year’s football team failed to reach the expectations players and coaches set for themselves this season. The season ended for the Comets (2-8 overall and 1-4 in the Pacific 7 Conference) with a 30-9 loss to Yuba College Saturday at Comet Stadium. Comet...

Wide receiver finds stability far from home

Wide receiver finds stability far from home

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

October 23, 2019

For Contra Costa College wide receiver Dominique Latham, life wasn’t as easy as he made it seem growing up in Seattle, Washington. Latham grew up moving around the state and growing up without a father, leaning on his family and football at a young age. Latham praised his mother for helping mold...

Early lead squandered after error

Early lead squandered after error

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Despite holding a lead and keeping the final score close, the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team fell 2-1 against Yuba College (2-3-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 5-10-1 overall) Friday at the Soccer Field. CCC (2-4 in the BVC, 2-13 overall) took a 1-0 lead three minutes after kickoff. Defender...

Aerial bombardment stifles Comets

Aerial bombardment stifles Comets

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 23, 2019

Dropping two games in straight sets last week against College of Alameda (3-15 overall, 2-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) and Yuba College (6-8 overall, 4-4 in the BVC), the winless volleyball team is entering the halfway point of its season without a single set win. The Comets (0-9 overall, 0-8 in...

Small team suffers sixth BVC loss

Small team suffers sixth BVC loss

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

October 23, 2019

Going into the second half of Friday’s contest on the Soccer Field, the Comet women’s soccer team trailed Yuba College 4-0. Despite an increase in its overall effort, the team was unable to climb into contention on the pitch and lost the game 4-1. The Comets are winless, playing with 11 players...

Squad loses 43-6 to Dons

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

The high of the previous week’s 24-16 win over San Jose City College ended abruptly as the Comet football team (2-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pacific 7 Conference) suffered a 43-6 loss to first place De Anza College (4-2 overall, 3-0 in the Pac-7) Saturday in Cupertino. Contra Costa College began the...

Defense forces turnovers, offense fails to capitalize

Defense forces turnovers, offense fails to capitalize

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

The football team (1-4 overall, 1-0 in the Pacific 7 conference) faced off against Merced College (3-2 overall, 1-0 in the Golden Coast Conference) Saturday at Comet Stadium and the Blue Devils escaped with a 21-2 win. CCC had multiple opportunities to score more points but weren’t helped by multiple...

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