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Hawks highlights squad woes, trounce team in ultimate bout

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

A relentless Hawk offensive barrage destroyed the Comet defense in its final game of the season. Contra Costa College (1-19 overall, and 1-11 in the Bay Valley Conference) fell to Las Positas College (6-12 overall and 4-7 in BVC), losing 11-0, in a lopsided contest on the Soccer Field Friday. The Hawks p...

Team drops in five-set heartbreaker

Team drops in five-set heartbreaker

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Costly mistakes and a late-match offensive drought led to a spoiling of Sophomore Night for the volleyball team in the Gymnasium Friday. The Comets fell to the College of Marin in a hard fought five-set match. Neither team was able to gain a serious advantage over the other, as the contest was a toss up the...

Bittersweet champions

Bittersweet champions

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 19, 2014

Players on the Contra Costa College football team visited with the family of 24-year old defensive line coach Darryl Blackmon at his funeral in Berkeley on Wednesday. Blackmon died in a single-car accident in Mill Valley, in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 on his way home from work. Having dedica...

Men’s basketball team wins consolation prize

By Rodney Woodson, Associate Editor

November 19, 2014

After finishing 2-1 and winning the consolation bracket at the Tony Costello Memorial Tournament, the men’s basketball team is off to a decent start to the 2014-15 season. Held at Las Positas College Nov. 6-8, the tourney took place 20 days before the team’s next game. The Comet philosophy is buil...

Conference play ends in loss

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

The woman's soccer team missed its chance for a conference sweep when it lost 3-1 to the College of Marin (1-11 overall, 1-9 in the Bay Valley conference) on Nov. 4 at the Soccer field. Contra Costa College (1-17 overall, 1-10 in the BVC) lacked roster depth and gave the Comet forward Mayra Garcia...

Comet’s defense muffles T-Bird offensive barrage

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2014

OAKLAND-The men’s soccer team relied on the stability and work rate of its defense to nearly escape a loss against a threatening Thunderbird offensive at Merritt College on Friday. Contra Costa College (6-3-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 9-7-1 overall) was lucky to return home against its conference...

Comets maintain lead over Knights, earn first place in PAC 7

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2014

The quest for 50 points continues after the Comets beat the Knights 44-27 to win the battle for first place in the Pac 7 at Comet Stadium on Saturday. Contra Costa College (7-1 overall, 4-0 in the Pac 7) continued to be plagued by penalties, but forcing turnovers, and big-play ability on offense, would ...

Comets dominate Eagles in three straight sets

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2014

Crisp passing, mixed with a strong backcourt defense, controlled extended volleys that eventually translated into the Comets' volleyball team sweeping Laney College 25-20, 25-18, and 25-18 at the Gymnasium on Oct. 30. Contra Costa College (4-12 overall 2-9 in the Bay Valley Conference) and the Eagles...

Women’s soccer squad fall to Mustangs

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 5, 2014

The defensive focused women's soccer team  failed to contain their conference rival’s crosses into the penalty area or escape a shutout due to sustaining two in game injuries. The Mustang’s unleashed an offensive barrage throughout the game to defeat a nine-player Comets squad 4-0 at Los Medanos...

Comets win second straight, shut out 49ers

Comets win second straight, shut out 49ers

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014

The geese almost instinctively cleared the Soccer Field minutes before play began, as if it were a forgone conclusion that shots would be sprayed from all corners of the field. Offense was on display as the Yuba College 49ers (1-10 overall, 0-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) made the trek south from...

Falcons find holes in backline

Falcons find holes in backline

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014

Coach Amanda Beckenhauer took a more hands-on approach to prepare her goalie for the Comets’ second unsuccessful crack at taking out Folsom Lake College’s (13-3 overall, 8-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) women’s soccer team, dropping another contest to the Falcons, 7-0, Friday at the Soccer Field. Contra...

Rushing attack too much for Corsairs

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 29, 2014

EUREKA — The Contra Costa College football team ramped up its rushing attack, outgaining the College of the Redwoods (2-5 overall, 1-3 in the Pacific 7) on the ground by 221 yards, overcoming soggy conditions, and a multitude of penalties eventually running away with a 48-24 victory here Saturday. “This...

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