The Advocate

Jahna Maramba proves her leadership on and off the court

Jahna Maramba proves her leadership on and off the court

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Since the dawn of time, leaders have been defined by their actions when called upon for duty. Leaders are expected to stand poised and prepared, ready to strike when their name is called. But more importantly, leaders are role models to their peers and an example of what is possible. Comet forward Jahna ...

Hopeful seasons end in frustration for Comet participants, programs

Hopeful seasons end in frustration for Comet participants, programs

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

In years past, spring athletics at Contra Costa College offered a balance of hope and unrealized expectations for the sports teams and 2017-18 would prove to be no different. For the second season in a row, the softball team failed to produce enough players to field a regulation team and was forced ...

Lackluster records solidify endurance

Lackluster records solidify endurance

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

In a year of excitement due to the upcoming renovations for the athletic department’s buildings, the fall sports teams failed to reciprocate an enhanced level of excitement on the field. The 2018-19 school year at Contra Costa College featured no playoff appearances by any of its teams for the fal...

Next-level talent drives local pitcher to strive for NCAA dreams, possible professional career

Next-level talent drives local pitcher to strive for NCAA dreams, possible professional career

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Childhood aspirations of future careers come in many different forms. However, the opportunity to manifest them lie in the perseverance and dedication of pursuing adolescent dreams. For Contra Costa College pitcher Jake Dent, living and breathing baseball has been a way of life since he was 3 years old. ...

Division I coaches to educate during clinic

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

When pushing to achieve a goal it is always helpful to hear the experiences of those who have already weathered the journey and for the previous four years, the Comet football coaches clinic has accomplished that. Information from the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education shows onl...

Dramatic win ends season on high note

Dramatic win ends season on high note

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comet baseball team (9-27 overall, 5-16 in the Bay Valley Conference) struggled to muster up momentum early in the game, but capitalized in the bottom of the eighth to beat Napa Valley College 4-2 in the final season matchup of the team’s three-game series Friday at the Baseball Field. Back-to-back changes...

Participation woes in women’s sports persist despite effort

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

After the Comet softball team failed to field a team for the second year in a row due to a sustained lack of participation, the trend of dwindling involvement of area women in post-high school athletics leaves administrators and coaches searching for answers. This season, the Bay Valley Conference softb...

Comets easily grounded in seven run blowout loss

Comets easily grounded in seven run blowout loss

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball team (7-26 overall and 3-15 in the Bay Valley Conference) failed to continue its light wave of momentum, resulting from recent back-to-back wins, by losing to Mendocino College 10-3 in the second match-up of the teams’ three-game series Thursday at the Baseball Field. Sloppy fielding, bad...

Renovation design for sports facilities in finale stage

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The athletic department facilities’ much-needed structural renovations are set to begin on time in 2019 and will take place for about 18 months with the cost of the project still within the allocated $29.4 million budget. Contra Costa Community College District Facilities Planner Ray Pyle said the re...

False hope over baseball coliseum leaves fans bewildered

False hope over baseball coliseum leaves fans bewildered

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Athletics front office is once again tainted by its broken promises as the team continues to search for a location in the East Bay for a new baseball-only ballpark. When A’s President Dave Kaval announced last year that Peralta Community College District land near Laney College would b...

Comets devour Yuba in series finale

Comets devour Yuba in series finale

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Contested early innings ending in a 4-2 Comet lead skyrocketed Contra Costa College (6-24 overall, 2-13 in the Bay Valley Conference) to an 8-2 win over Yuba College (13-21 overall, 4-11 in the BVC) during the third game of their three-game series on the Baseball Field Saturday. After the Comets d...

Last shot at redemption

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Having to navigate through the hardships of life and overcome those challenges is what separates humans from other living beings. Injuries are the toughest obstacle any athlete can face. Since his sophomore year of high school, Comet pitcher Kyle Brown has battled through multiple rotator cuff injurie...

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