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Comets string together blowout wins

Comets string together blowout wins

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Team optimistic about chance at fresh start

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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...

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