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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 late in game versus Yuba

Comets stumble late in game versus Yuba

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...

Winless Comets fall to Folsom Lake

Winless Comets fall to Folsom Lake

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Better starting pitching proved not to be enough for the Comets (0-10 overall, 0-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) who dropped game two against Folsom Lake College 15-5 at the Baseball Field on Friday. But coach Brian Guinn said, “We’re still improving.” Progression is a day-to-day focus for...

Coach guides, motivates players to succeed

Coach guides, motivates players to succeed

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Basketball is a game of rhythm and movement that, with natural turns, takes those who are involved within its cadence to places they never thought imaginable. These movements also consist of off-court experiences which mirror in-game situations and lead toward a basketball centered life. It’s...

Comets soar in double overtime

Comets soar in double overtime

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team (11-14 overall and 7-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) outlasted the Mendocino Eagles (15-9 overall and 6-6 in the BVC) in double overtime to win a critical conference matchup 97-92 on Friday night in the Gymnasium. The Comets strung together their second win in a row and first...

Late start on Gym renovation hinders original end goal

Late start on Gym renovation hinders original end goal

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

Over the winter break, the starting date for the Gymnasium renovations for the upcoming construction project was pushed until after the basketball season. Even though the Gymnasium project did not have a targeted starting date to begin with, most involved were aiming for the winter break period. However,...

Off the Record: Sports mentality shifts as free market thrives

Off the Record: Sports mentality shifts as free market thrives

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

Imagine you are a prized employee who has excelled in every aspect of your industry. Imagine that you have been at one company since you entered this industry and are due for a new contract. Now imagine you have all these positives in your work experience to better negotiate a wage based on your...

Finding solace through basketball

Finding solace through basketball

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Growing pains that come with becoming an adult can come in many different shapes and sizes. For some people, it takes a comfortable situation for them to succeed. But for others their best path to success could be to take the most difficult road. An argument can be made that people who encounter...

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