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Volleyball ends season with a loss

Volleyball ends season with a loss

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In front of a packed crowd for Sophomore Night, the volleyball team lost its last game of the season in straight sets to Yuba College (10-11 overall and 9-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) in the Gymnasium Nov. 7. Middle blocker Makaya Thomas, libero Delaine Baca, outside hitter Victoria Matue, right...

Fire, smoke jeopardize shot at BVC championship

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Under the floodlights and the haze of lingering smoke, the men’s soccer team was denied the opportunity to compete for a Bay Valley Conference championship Monday night at the Soccer Field. The Comets (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the Bay Valley Conference), began conference play Sept. 28 in sluggish...

Comet offense obliterates Yuba back line

Comet offense obliterates Yuba back line

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team demolished Yuba College (0-7 in the Bay Valley Conference, 1-15-1 overall) 7-1 Friday in Marysville. The Comets (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the BVC) did what was expected of them in the victory, which kept them in the hunt for a BVC championship. But to have a shot at claiming...

Comets fall prey to Falcons’ attack

Comets fall prey to Falcons’ attack

By Alex Kwasniza, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Deadly spikes throughout the game led conference powerhouse Solano Community College (11-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 16-10 overall) to a victory over Contra Costa College in straight sets (25-8, 25-14, 25-12) Friday in the Gymnasium. The match, the final home game of the season for the Comets, started...

Raiders betray Oakland again…

Raiders betray Oakland again…

By Joel Umanzor, Staff writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The future Las Vegas Raiders traded away receiver, and the NFL’s fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft, Amari Cooper on Monday to the Dallas Cowboys in a blatant attempt at tanking the rest of the 2018 season. In exchange for the 24-year-old Cooper, the lame duck franchise residing in the Oakland-Alameda...

Football team beats Mustangs in blowout

Football team beats Mustangs in blowout

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

PITTSBURG — In commanding fashion, the football team beat Los Medanos College (3-4 overall, 1-3 in the Pacific-7 Conference) here on Saturday in a victorious effort that included every unit. The Comets (1-7 overall, 1-3 Pac-7) ended a 17-game losing streak that dated back to the 2016 season with a...

Coaching enables personal growth

Coaching enables personal growth

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight

In the span of a student-athlete’s career, almost every single one will tell you about an instance when they found themselves changing their outlook on the field and in life. After coming to Contra Costa College over the summer, 20-year-old linebacker R.J. Ma’ae found himself changing the way he...

Eagles soar over comets in sweep

By Alex Kwasniza, Staff writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The volleyball team (2-14 overall, 2-7 in the Bay Valley Conference) held close in every set, but errors kept the team from controlling momentum as the Comets battled hard but eventually lost in straight sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-23) to Mendocino College Friday in the Gymnasium. Mendocino (4-8 overall,...

Comets storm past Napa Valley College

Comets storm past Napa Valley College

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In its first rematch of the season, the volleyball team used a relentless offensive attack to crush Napa Valley College (0-12 overall, 0-8 in the Bay Valley Conference) in straight sets to sweep the season series Friday in the Gymnasium. During their first meeting on Sept. 12 in Napa, the two squads...

Stout Thunderbird defense halts Comet offense

Stout Thunderbird defense halts Comet offense

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

In a battle for sole possession of first place in the Bay Valley Conference, the men’s soccer team (1-1-2 in the BVC and 4-6-4 overall) struggled to get through the stingy Merritt College defense in a 1-0 loss Friday in Oakland. The Thunderbirds (3-0-1 in the BVC and 7-1-5 overall) managed their third...

Big plays help Dons slay football team

By Alex Kwasniza, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a valiant comeback attempt in the third quarter, the Comet football team (0-7 overall, 0-3 in the Pacific 7 Conference) failed to fight back into contention and eventually lost 41-14 to De Anza College Saturday in Comet Stadium. The Dons (5-1 overall, 3-0 in the Pac 7) opened the game by taking...

Freshman setter takes on role as leader on court, motivator

Freshman setter takes on role as leader on court, motivator

By Alex Kwasniza, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Every team in any sport needs someone who can be a staple and is willing to put their teammates in a position to succeed. This someone for Contra Costa College’s volleyball team is Kimberly Calip. Calip, 18, was born in San Francisco in 1999 and has grown up most of her life in Hercules. This is...

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