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

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

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

Coach strives for stability, recruits for upcoming season

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

Increased role allows Attles to lead squad

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

Two-sport athlete finds success

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

Lack of focus leads to mental errors

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...

Despite effort, fires incinerate chance at title

Despite effort, fires incinerate chance at title

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Despite beating a number of California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) powerhouse soccer teams like Las Positas College and City College of San Francisco, the soccer team (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) was robbed of the opportunity of a state playoff run. While...

Softball team reborn, fails to win

Softball team reborn, fails to win

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

For the first time since 2016 Contra Costa College fielded a softball team this spring. And although the team didn’t have much success on the field, there are reasons for optimism as the program heads into the 2019-20 academic year. Newly appointed coach Taylor Harris was tasked with finding enough...

Baseball team disappoints, struggles to win games

Baseball team disappoints, struggles to win games

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

A forgettable season with a speckle of confidence and hope defined the Comet baseball season (6-34 overall, 6-15 Bay Valley Conference) in the 2019 season. The team was plagued with defensive woes and a failure to score with runners on base. The 2019 season began with the Comets losing the first...

Off the Record: 49ers stutter after rash of poor decisions

Off the Record: 49ers stutter after rash of poor decisions

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

For many fans of the red and gold, the past five San Francisco 49er seasons have been hard to watch. Since the mutual parting of ways between the team and then coach Jim Harbaugh and the opening of Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers have finished last in the NFC West with Jim Tomsula, and Chip Kelly,...

New trainer hired by athletic department

New trainer hired by athletic department

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

After months without a full-time athletic trainer and months after the initial opening was posted, the Contra Costa College athletic department has finally hired a permanent trainer in Lisa Martinez. Martinez will replace trainer Nicole Oaks who was installed following the departure the previous full-time...

Comets fail to turn progress into wins

Comets fail to turn progress into wins

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

May 15, 2019

The volleyball team mightily struggled this past fall and despite incremental improvements as the season progressed, players failed to convert better performances into victories. Finishing 2-19 overall and 2-12 in the Bay Valley Conference, the Comets finished 7th in front of last place Napa Valley...

Hoop team falls just short of postseason

Hoop team falls just short of postseason

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

The 2019 Comets men’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 9-7 Bay Valley Conference) will be forever defined by a failure to capitalize on a hot 5-1 start to their conference season. A guard-heavy group anchored by sophomore guards Isaiah Attles and Evan Thompson relied heavily on speed and tempo to...

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