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Team optimistic about chance at fresh start

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

The softball team had a rough 2014 season. However, the revolving door that is community college athletics seems to be working in the Comets’ favor, as a new crop of athletes looks to erase the bad taste that was left in the collective mouths of those involved with CCC softball last year. Coach Karolyn Gubbin...

Women’s team snatches another win

Women’s team snatches another win

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team won its fourth conference game in a row, snatching away a 56-50 victory from the Storm on Jan. 22 in the Gymnasium. Napa Valley College (13-8 overall 5-3 in the Bay Valley Conference) came in seeking its fifth consecutive win, yet they trailed at halftime 30-25. Contra...

Men’s basketball team edge Storm

Men’s basketball team edge Storm

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Comets returned to the comfortable confines of home, where they have only one conference loss this season, and fought back the surging Storm to escape with a 63-55 victory on Jan. 22 in the Gymnasium. A strong defensive play mentality was stressed by Contra Costa College's (9-9 overall 6-2 in...

Modest trainer leaves home for greener pastures

Modest trainer leaves home for greener pastures

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Comet athletic department is losing a person who some say is the glue that holds the whole thing together. Brian Powelson is the mild mannered, overly modest athletic trainer who has been the healing hands of the Contra Costa College athletic department since spring of 1994. It only takes spending a ...

Comets bounced from Costa Classic

Comets bounced from Costa Classic

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team is off to a rough start this season. The team came into the 21st Annual Costa Classic carrying a lackluster 1-4 overall record prepared to face off against Fresno City College (5-1 overall) in its first game of the tournament. The Comets struck first but found themselves frequen...

Winning ways are here again

Winning ways are here again

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

Despite having a new coach and a freshman heavy roster, the men’s soccer team was able to finish in second place in the Bay Valley Conference and secure a playoff berth. Contra Costa College (11-7-3 overall, 8-3-1 in the BVC) was knocked out of the Northern California regional playoffs in the fir...

Injuries, obstacles explain record

Injuries, obstacles explain record

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

The long practices and before-the-game jitters are now over because the volleyball season has ended for the Comets. The Comets (4-15 overall and 2-12 in BVC) ended their season on a sour note but they were still optimistic about the outcome of their season. The Comets may have played the best game of the seas...

Dual losing streaks sandwich lone win for team this season

Dual losing streaks sandwich lone win for team this season

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team started slow and finished at a snail’s pace with an eight-game losing streak. Contra Costa College (1-19 overall, 1-11 in the Bay Valley Conference) also failed to score in all but one of those contests. The squad’s problems weren’t connected to road games; they also fai...

Sweet redemption

Sweet redemption

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

SALINAS — In a repeat of last year’s Living Breath Foundation Bowl match-up Contra Costa College (10-1 overall 6-0 in the Pacific 7 Conference) defeated Hartnell College (9-2 overall 5-1 in the Golden Coast Conference) 34-27 in the bowl game on Nov. 29 at Rabobank Stadium. In what was billed as...

Rams shut out Comets in first round of NorCal playoffs

Rams shut out Comets in first round of NorCal playoffs

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2014


Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team failed to mirror the amount, speed, and accuracy of the Ram’s offensive drives during the second half of the NorCal Regional Playoffs at Fresno City College on Saturday. Fresno City College (13-7-2 overall, 5-3-1 in the Central Valley Conference) scored twice within five min...

Women’s basketball team falls out of tournament

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 20, 2014


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team is set to begin its 2014 season and start Bay Valley Conference play against Merritt College in the Gymnasium on Jan. 3. The Comets opened their pre-season on Nov. 7 by participating in tournament at Mission College in Santa Clara. Contra Costa College entered the tournament coming off ...

Comets clinch playoffs in shutout

Comets clinch playoffs in shutout

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite wasting a slew of goal scoring chances, the men’s soccer team kept its composure throughout its ultimate game of the season to shut out the College of Marin at the Soccer Field on Friday. Contra Costa College (11-6-3 overall, 8-3-1 in the Bay Valley Conference), defeated the Mariners 2-0 ...

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