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Kaun Green and his family pose for a photo after a Comets football game in San Pablo (Photo/Pointer&Buena)

Contra Costa student and star football player in recovery after shooting

The illegal firearm that started the madness was never fired, but the officer's gun was
By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2022

Before waking hours on March 27, Contra Costa College student K’aun Green was shot by a San Jose police officer and remains hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery for his injuries. “It’s...

SAN PABLO, CA, March, 24- Comets third baseman Angel Carson tags out a Storm runner trying too steal third base in the second inning of Thursdays game. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Baseball team loses fifth straight game as pitching struggles continue

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2022

After a brief three-game winning streak, the Comets have been finding wins difficult to come by, and that trend continued Thursday afternoon in San Pablo when they were defeated by Napa Valley College...

Comets display grit, hang on to win tight game at home

Comets display grit, hang on to win tight game at home

By Joseph Porrello, Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2022

On March 10, the Comets baseball team beat Yuba College 6-5 in San Pablo for their third consecutive victory, defending their home field in each of the three wins. “We’re taking it one game at a...

Sophomore guard John Wade ll shoots a mid range jump shot over a Butte College defender in San Pablo on Tuesday, Dec. 7. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Resiliency shown by Comets in latest victory

Missing key players and having to regain their form after over two weeks without playing, the men’s basketball team would not be denied
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

The Comets men’s basketball team got the better of Butte College in San Pablo on Tuesday night after a long sixteen-day stretch without playing a game. After their victory against Gavilan College...




Comets players celebrate victory by gathering around the trophy they just earned in San Pablo on Saturday Dec. 4, 2021. (Photo/Joseph Porrello)

Comets football caps off stellar season, finishing undefeated at home

After slow start, Comets knock off rust and come roaring back in second half
By Joseph Porrello, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

In a hard-fought season finale, the Comets defeated Foothill College 28-19 Saturday in the Chris Pappas Bowl in San Pablo. “We didn’t play the way I think we were capable of playing, but at the...

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...

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