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Comets freshman guard Miles Lewis battles for a loose ball amongst three Cabrillo College players on Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Basketball team shines in home opener, stays undefeated

The Comets may have been undersized in terms of height, but not in terms of heart and hustle
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The Comets’ men’s basketball team took down Cabrillo College in their first home game of the season Tuesday evening, improving their overall record to 4-0 in what was a hard fought, up-and-down battle...

Comets players celebrate a touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Football team gets back on track with statement win

Coming out out the gate firing on all cylinders, the Comets never seized control of the game
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

The Comets defeated winless Yuba College for their last regular season home game in a shellacking on Saturday in San Pablo, with the final score being 55-3. “This game was about getting our minds...

A Mendocino College defender fails to stop a goal from being scored by the Comets, as their goalie can only watch, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in San Pablo (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Comets soccer wins at home, loses on the road

So far, the Comets have not allowed a conference opponent to leave San Pablo with a win
By Joseph Porrello, Staff writer November 5, 2021

After having a week off, the Comets men’s soccer team earned a much desired win on their home pitch in San Pablo last Friday.  “I always tell the guys, we’re in search of a feeling, the feeling...

Defender Hector Mejia beats the outstretched Napa College goalie to score a goal for the Comets, in San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College, on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Comets soccer team has another tough tie at home 

By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 4, 2021

The Contra Costa College Comets men’s soccer team felt robbed of a victory by the officiating crew after they ended up with a four-all tie Oct. 22 in San Pablo.  The Comets’ four goals matched...

Head Coach Otis Yelverton addresses his Comets football team after a victory against Foothill College, as their team saunters to the locker room, In San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Golden Eagles break Comets’ undefeated streak

The Contra Costa College football team stayed undefeated until last weekend
By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 4, 2021

The Contra Costa College football team is having an amazing season, staying undefeated with a win on Oct. 23 against the formidable Foothill College in San Pablo for the Comet’s homecoming game before...

Midfielder Javier Villa tries to create some offense for the Comets against the Marin College Mariners in San Pablo, Calif., at Contra Costa College, on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

After pandemic shutdown, Comets sports return to life 

By Joseph Porrello , Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Sports programs at Contra Costa College are beginning to move toward normalcy again after nearly two years, albeit with some new restrictions.  Interviews last month with athletic department leaders...

Contra Costa College forward Sam Johannessen dribbles in between
two Napa Valley College players during Napa’s 68-63 win at the Police Activities League gym in Richmond on Feb. 12.

Women’s teams on campus fold again, men’s basketball team continues

By Sicaly Sorrell, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

With Contra Costa College athletics unexpected season cancellations from both women’s basketball and softball, the focus now turns to men’s basketball and baseball as both teams move forward with their...

Athletic department to fill voids

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

The athletic department is facing a wave of change within its coaching ranks. In the past three semesters, the department has parted ways with men’s soccer coach Nikki Ferguson, demoted football coach...

Baseball team falls 18-3 in blowout

By Carlos Cruz, Advocate Staff February 19, 2020

The baseball team (3-8) matched up against Sacramento City College (9-1) in a quest to end the Panthers’ winning streak. Contra Costa College hung close early, but eventually fell after a pair of five-run...

Former 
men’s soccer 
coach Rudy
Zeller 
(left middle)
places his hands on his hips as the squad sits on their bench during a game this season. Zeller ended his term as coach at halftime during a game against Napa Valley on Oct. 4.

Tumultuous soccer season concludes

Soccer coach quits mid-game
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...

Sophomore R.J. Ma’Ae flexes his biceps after making a big stop for the Comets in the 2018 season. Ma’Ae finished his career with the Comets with 75 tackles, 10.5 of those for losses.

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...

Right side hitter Nadia Thomas (left) spikes the ball over the net in the Comets’ first game of the season against Yuba College in the Pinole Middle School Gymnasium on Sept. 18

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...

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