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Comets set to defend title, advance further

Comets set to defend title, advance further

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

The defending Bay Valley Conference men’s soccer champions are set to start a new season this Friday at home against Evergreen Valley College at 7 p.m. This is the first official non-conference game of the season beginning the Comet’s quest to three-peat as conference champions. “We obviously w...

Junior college sports produce high quality athletes, stories

By Erain Valdez, Social Media Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

With the start of the fall semester so starts the time for college sports with Division I institutions get- ting the bulk of the attention from media outlets around the country. Junior college sports are highly underrated and while the majority of the attention goes to these major universities,...

Two-sport athlete defines determination, leadership

Two-sport athlete defines determination, leadership

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

When team leaders are imagined, one may envision a player dripping with bravado, openly strutting an athletic dominance that lets the public know they are the main attraction of any sporting event. For 5 feet 5 inch freshman point guard Dierra Mize, her quiet confidence and unassuming demeanor, led her...

Squad repeats as conference champs

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team finished the 2016 season as back-to-back Bay Valley Conference champions with an overall record of 12-8-2. For the entirety of the season, the team went through periods of adversity, first with a seven-game losing streak, followed by an eight-game winning streak to end the regul...

Games reward brains, vigor

Games reward brains, vigor

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

All participants of the first Contra Costa College Olympics received $100 for completion of all the events while first place was awarded $500, second place $350 and third place $250 on the Soccer Field on Saturday. Incoming Associated Student Union Parliamentary Officer Jackie Ortiz said the ASU’s event ...

Better conference competition challenges team, spurs growth

Better conference competition  challenges team, spurs growth

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

After living life as a big fish in a small pond, the football team began its 2016 campaign by entering uncharted waters after shifting conferences to one of the toughest in Northern California, the National Bay 6 Conference. Now aligned with local powerhouses like City College of San Francisco and the Colle...

Overall losses overshadowed by development

Overall losses overshadowed by development

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Although the volleyball team finished with a 2-18 overall record in 2016, it showed improvement over its zero-win total in the 2015 season. The team’s 1-11 Bay Valley Conference record was just enough to keep it from finishing in the bottom slot in the final conference standings. Despite its lackl...

Goalie spearheads push to BVC championship

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a season as captain and leading one the most competitive men’s soccer teams in Contra Costa College history, goalkeeper Eduardo Escamilla has been named The Advocate Male Athlete of the Year for 2016-17. Escamilla had enough credits to leave CCC after his first year playing but still had another ...

Squad breaks even, misses playoff berth

Squad breaks even, misses playoff berth

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team managed to finish with a 13-13 overall record despite only having five players at the end of the season. First-year coach Vince Shaw took over a very successful program that had been led by former coach Paul DeBolt. The team kicked the season off by hosting the annual...

Offensive struggles doom pitching, Napa sneaks win

Offensive struggles doom pitching, Napa sneaks win

By Dylan Collier

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Comets (11-27 overall, and 6-14 in the Bay Valley Conference) lost to Napa Valley College 2-1 in the 11th inning Thursday in the team’s last home game of the season. In another example of a disappointing end to a solid start, Comet pitchers Tyler Reames and Casey Edmunds kept runs to a minimum, bu...

Comet coach helps refine academic drive

Comet coach helps refine academic drive

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

It is said in football that it’s always better to retool a program than to rebuild one. Since Comet football coach Pat Henderson was tapped to lead the team, its infrastructure is being slowly reworked to better meet the needs of student-athletes. After former football coach Alonzo Carter was hired by San Jo...

Falcons pick Comet alumnus in NFL Draft

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Beat, News, Sports

Contra Costa College has long been a hotbed of talented students who rarely receive the attention or recognition their accomplishments demand they deserve. That all changed  Thursday night when CCC alumnus and Richmond resident Takkarist McKinley was drafted in the first round of the 2017 National F...

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