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Comets give up 9 runs in 9th in loss

Comets give up 9 runs in 9th in loss

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Baseball is a game in which glancing at a final score may not tell the entire story. This was the case for the Comets who fell to Solano Community College (8-13 overall and 4-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) 10-1 Thursday at the Baseball Field after entering the ninth inning behind 1-0 and then giving...

Softball team resurrected, set to start season

Softball team resurrected, set to start season

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 20, 2019


Filed under Sports

Disappointment. We all face it and hate when it happens, but with that comes the opportunity to grow from failure and start something great. The Contra Costa College softball team will now live out that reality. After two years without a softball team, the athletic department will field a squad this...

Pitcher sets tone as BVC play begins

Pitcher sets tone as BVC play begins

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Intensity and drive are two of the words that coaches and teammates use to describe Comet left-handed pitcher Conner Rudy. Following the Comets rough 0-13 start this season, the team seemed drained after facing top opponents in non-conference play. In the opening game of Bay Valley Conference play...

Squad falls short of state playoff berth

Squad falls short of state playoff berth

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team, for the first time since the 2015-16 season, finished with a record over .500 in the Bay Valley Conference, which was the last time they made the state playoffs. For a team (13-15 overall and 9-7 in the BVC) that only featured three sophomores (Isiah Attles, Eric Jones...

Team begins slow, ends season much improved

Team begins slow, ends season much improved

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team started the 2018-19 season with a disappointing 12-game losing streak after facing tough opposition in non-conference play. Although CCC finished the season 1-9 in the Bay Valley Conference and 4-23 overall, the team was able to turn that negative record around in conference...

Comets beat LMC in dramatic fashion

Comets beat LMC in dramatic fashion

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A confrontation cleared both benches following the game-winning bunt that gave the Comets a 6-5 walk-off victory in the 10th inning against the Los Medanos College (7-11 overall and 0-2 in the BVC) Friday afternoon at the Baseball Field. The post-game scuffle around the mound quickly turned a celebratory...

Off the Record: Giant problems

Off the Record: Giant problems

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Since the move to San Francisco in the spring of 1958, the Giants, as an organization, have experienced good and bad times. For the last 25 years, the Giants have been able to remain one of the model professional franchises in the Bay Area. However, this offseason has been a nightmare. The franchise...

Council approves new logo design

Council approves new logo design

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

A new athletic department logo design was voted on and approved by the Operations Council and College Council and most importantly, will not cost Contra Costa College a dime. The idea initially came from men’s basketball coach Miguel Johnson. “It wasn’t really a logo, more like a court graphic...

Comets lack focus, lose 21-3

Comets lack focus, lose 21-3

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a failed attempt to erase a sting of 12 consecutive losses, the Comets (0-13 overall) were bludgeoned by Hartnell College 21-3 in an eight-inning mercy rule shortened contest Friday at the Baseball Field. Comet coach Brian Guinn and Panther coach Travis Babin met at home plate in between the eighth...

Comets stumble against Yuba late in game

Comets stumble against Yuba late in game

By Kyle Grant, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

After trading baskets for much of what was a tight game, the women’s basketball team was unable to emerge victorious in a game marred by sloppy ball handling and late-game heroics by Yuba College. The Comets fell 64-57 Feb. 20 in the Gymnasium. Contra Costa College Coach Vince Shaw said, “We...

Squad looks to resuscitate program

Squad looks to resuscitate program

By Luis Cortez, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

After two seasons without a softball team, the athletic department has made significant changes, primarily by hiring a new coach who is tasked with increasing team participation rates and campuswide interest in the sport. Newly appointed coach Taylor Harris brings a winning record with her to Contra...

Team misses playoffs after push

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports

PITTSBURG — Despite a crushing loss on Sophomore Night against Yuba College on Feb. 20, the men’s basketball team rebounded here on Friday to beat Los Medanos College 89-79. Going into Friday’s game, the Comets (13-15 overall and 9-7 in the Bay Valley Conference) were already eliminated from...

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