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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...

men’s soccer 
coach Rudy
(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...

The women’s soccer team (3-10) walks to the Soccer Field for a home game on Aug. 27 during their first full season in over two years.

Full season, small squad bonds team

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2019

The Contra Costa College women’s soccer team finished its 2019 season stronger than many who saw the team struggle to muster up enough players to complete a season could have imagined. The Comets...

Freshman midfielder Christian Diaz (left) takes a direct free kick during Friday’s 4-0 loss to College of Marin.

Mariners shutout extends Comet losing streak

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor November 13, 2019

A tough season is nearing its conclusion for the men’s soccer team after the team lost its sixth straight game, its second longest losing streak this season, a 4-0 loss Friday to the College of Marin...

Comet running back Jerald Daniels trucks a defender during a rushing attempt during the Comets’ 30-9 loss to Yuba College on Saturday on Comet Stadium.

Squad loses on sophomore day

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2019

Despite making gains on a one-win 2018 season, this year’s football team failed to reach the expectations players and coaches set for themselves this season. The season ended for the Comets (2-8 overall...

Comet receiver Dominique Latham goes up for a catch during a game on the football field.

Wide receiver finds stability far from home

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff October 23, 2019

For Contra Costa College wide receiver Dominique Latham, life wasn’t as easy as he made it seem growing up in Seattle, Washington. Latham grew up moving around the state and growing up without a father,...

Comet midfielder Nick Silva dribbles
up the field as Yuba College 	midfielder Salvador Ramirez
pressures him during Contra Costa College’s 2-1 Bay Valley Conference loss at home Friday.

Early lead squandered after error

By Luis Cortes , Sports Editor October 23, 2019

Despite holding a lead and keeping the final score close, the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team fell 2-1 against Yuba College (2-3-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 5-10-1 overall) Friday at the Soccer...

Freshman middle blocker Christina Hall (left) hits the ball past two defenders during the Comets’ game against College of Alameda on Oct. 16 at Pinole Middle School.

Aerial bombardment stifles Comets

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor October 23, 2019

Dropping two games in straight sets last week against College of Alameda (3-15 overall, 2-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) and Yuba College (6-8 overall, 4-4 in the BVC), the winless volleyball team is...

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