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Players offered scholarships, weigh options

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2015


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A pair of student-athletes on the 2014 men’s soccer team at Contra Costa College, have garnered the attention of coaches from four-year universities.  Comet coach Nikki Ferguson said he was contacted by soccer coaches from various out-of-state and local universities in search of filling center back pos...

Comets suffer eighth inning collapse

Comets suffer eighth inning collapse

By Jose Jimenez, Staff Writer

February 16, 2015


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De Anza College baseball team scored five runs in the eighth inning to rob the Comets any chance of a late comeback during a close game on Feb. 12 at the Baseball Field. Contra Costa College (1-5 overall) trailed 2-3 heading into the eighth inning when shortstop, turned into a relieve pitcher,...

Men’s basketball team boosts streak to three wins

Men’s basketball team boosts streak to three wins

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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The men’s basketball team won its third game in a row to climb back over .500 for the season with a 95-80 win over Mendocino College Friday in the Gymnasium. With only three conference games remaining, the streaky Comets (12-11 overall, 9-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) will face their biggest test ...

Rally in second inning fuels first win of season

Rally in second inning fuels first win of season

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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After a brief rain delay, the Comet baseball team earned its first win of the season in a 9-2 romp over City College of San Francisco at the Baseball Field on Saturday. Fielding errors combined with outs instead of hits with runners in scoring position has already cost the team winnable games this se...

Early turmoil seals Comets opening loss

Early turmoil seals Comets opening loss

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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The softball team opened its 2015 season in dramatic fashion, but not as intended, as it fell in both games of a doubleheader against Chabot College (2-2 overall) 21-1 and 13-1 on Thursday at the Softball Field. By the end of the first inning, Contra Costa College (0-2 overall) was already at a dis...

Comets string together blowout wins

Comets string together blowout wins

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015


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The Comets put together consecutive blowout wins for the second time this season beating hapless Mendocino College 64-30 Friday in the Gymnasium. The team dominated second place Laney College 90-62 Feb. 4 in Oakland. Contra Costa College (11-12 overall, 8-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) looked to capitalize on th...

Solid defensive effort protects playoff chance

Solid defensive effort protects playoff chance

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 3, 2015


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FAIRFIELD — The men’s basketball team established its lead early and never looked back in its 68-54 win at Solano Community College to keep its playoff push going strong on Friday. Contra Costa College’s (10-11 overall, 7-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) sophomore players vowed to make a concerted effo...

Squad extend losing streak to four against Falcons

Squad extend losing streak to four against Falcons

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 3, 2015


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Fairfield — After a strong conference start, the women’s basketball team has lost its last three games in a row, dropping another road contest 70-56 against Solano Community College (16-7 overall, 9-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) Friday in Fairfield. Contra Costa College (9-12 overall 6-5 in the BVC) set ...

Trainer enjoys new home, makes smooth transition

Trainer enjoys new home, makes smooth transition

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

It is not often that an institution quickly finds a replacement to fill the shoes of someone regarded as an essential part of departmental success. When former athletic trainer Brian Powelson left the CCC athletic department earlier this month, his only hope was that someone would come in and do as go...

Squad loses grip of its four game winning streak

Squad loses grip of its four game winning streak

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

OAKLAND — The women’s basketball team (9-10 overall, and 6-3 in the Bay Valley Conference) entered the teeth of its conference schedule as teams jockey for their playoff lives, facing Merritt College (12-9 overall, and 7-2 in the BVC) and coming away with a 82-69 loss Jan. 24 in Oakland. With three teams gri...

Comets fall to conference rivals T-Birds

Comets fall to conference rivals T-Birds

By Jason Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

OAKLAND — The men’s basketball team traveled into hostile territory hoping to earn its seventh conference win of the season. But Merritt College (17-4 overall, and 7-2 in BVC) had other plans, playing inspired basketball and earning an 91-81 victory at home on Saturday. The Comets (9-10 overall, and 6-3 in ...

Underserved female athletes in district seek equity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2015


Filed under News, Sports

The athletic department will hold another open meeting to gauge student interest in adding another women’s athletic program on March 19 at 1 p.m. in GA-40. Athletic Director John Wade said he set up this second meeting because the first one, held in early December, only attracted one Contra Costa ...

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