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Youthful squad drops second straight

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

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

The first week of the 2019 season for the volleyball team wasn’t too hot as the Comets opened their season 0-2 dropping straight sets to Yuba College on Wednesday and Solano Community College on Friday in the Pinole Middle School gymnasium. CCC (0-2 overall and 0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference)...

Despite late effort, Comets lose 2-0

A Las Positas player runs for a bouncing ball as he passes a Comet player during Contra Costa College’s
2-0 loss on Sept. 17 at the Soccer 
Field.

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

Despite an aggressive defensive mindset and multiple opportunities on goal, the men’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Los Positas College on Sept. 17 at the Soccer Field. Las Positas (2-3-1) coach Andy Cumbo said his team hoped to have a lot of opportunities at goal, but was not expecting Contra Costa College...

Soccer assists time of transition, life

By Stacie Guevara, Advocate Staff

September 25, 2019

Sindy Mendoza is not your average soccer player. Looking tough to win a game, being a good team player and loving the sport contributes to her soccer her persona. She also loves reading, finishing about two books every week, and she values having an openness to everyone. “I love meeting new...

Comets gashed in loss

Contra Costa College coach Pat Henderson 
walks down the Comet sideline after 
a dispute with an official after a call against the Comets during the football team’s 48-10 home opening defeat at the hands of Monterey Peninsula College on Saturday.

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

A season that began with optimism because of a young coaching staff and a new group of players is beginning to lose its luster afforded by a fresh start. The Comets (0-2) first game of the season ended with a 31-7 loss to Cabrillo College (1-0) Sept. 7 in Aptos. CCC’s running game struggled mightily...

Renovations start at gym

By Luis Lopez and Advocate Staff

September 18, 2019

After years of watching the north side of the campus rise from the dust of construction, the $29.5 million athletic facility renovation project has finally entered its restoration phase. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2021 and will include a renovation of the four buildings that house...

Mustangs stampede over Comets in home opener

Comet player Nick Silva (right) fights for the ball duringa  6-0 blow out home loss to San Joaquin Delta College, the first of a five-game losing streak to start the 2019 season.

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

A new chapter in the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s (0-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) story did not forge the result anyone wanted as the team lost 6-0 against San Joaquin Delta College Aug. 27 at the Soccer Field. CCC was thoroughly outplayed its opening game of the season which saw...

Men’s soccer shut out in home opener

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

A new chapter in the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s (0-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) narrative did not forge the result anyone wanted as the team lost 6-0 against San Joaquin Delta College Aug 27 at the Soccer Field. CCC was thoroughly outplayed its opening game of the season which saw ...

FC Juarez dominates first half against Oakland Roots, fend off the U.S team

Oakland Roots central midfielder Octavio Guzman tackles off FC Juarez striker Diego Rolan for possession of the ball during the 4-2 win for the FC Juarez Bravos in Oakland, California on Sunday.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

September 9, 2019

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - The Mexican first division team FC Juarez scored two goals within the first ten minutes of starting the game against the Oakland Roots. The Oakland team later went on to score two goals while giving up another one for a final score of 2-4 during Sunday's friendly international match...

Coach strives for stability, recruits for upcoming season

Comet defender Ashley Portillo (right) battles for possession of the ball during a home game in the 2017 season, the last time the women’s soccer team played.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

August 28, 2019

Coach Ted Steen was hired to revamp the women’s soccer program and from its summer class group, the team has gained two committed players, biology major Sindy Mendoza and psychology major Noemi Gomez. Contra Costa College women’s soccer team is looking to recruit 16 players before its Sept. 27...

Increased role allows Attles to lead squad

Comet guard Isaiah Attles drives baseline against a defender from Mendocino College.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

In a national sports climate that emphasizes the flashy, players who are consistent, efficient and exhibit fundamental skills are often overlooked. Sometimes, for those more cerebral players, it takes reaching a level of growth to establish a mark of distinction. For The Advocate’s 2019 Male...

Two-sport athlete finds success

Comet pitcher Larissa Carvalho launches a pitch during the top of the fourth inning in Thursday’s 15-2 loss against Yuba College at the Softball Field.

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Being a successful athlete includes doing things that are not comfortable. Teammates respect players who try a new sport or change an on-court or on-field position for the betterment of the team. For two-sport athlete and The Advocate’s 2019 Female Athlete of the Year Larissa Carvalho, stepping...

Lack of focus leads to mental errors

Comet wide receiver Terique Owens sheds two Mustang defenders during Saturday’s 41-6 victory over Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. The win ended CCC’s 17-game losing streak.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

The first year in the American- Pacific 7 conference wasn’t what anyone involved with the Contra Costa College football team expected this year. The football season began with a non-conference 38-6 home loss to Cabrillo College, which started a seven-game losing streak. The loss contributed to...

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