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Victory continues to elude Comets

Victory continues to elude Comets

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 18, 2015

The softball team faced off against Solano Community College at the worst possible time for the squad, losing both games of a doubleheader 13-0 and 17-4 to a red hot Falcon team on March 12 in Fairfield. The Falcons (14-6 overall and 6-0 in the BVC) came into the game on an eight-game winning streak...

Seafood fundraiser looks to generate funds, fill bellies

By Nina Cestaro, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Sweet crustacean aromas and familiar faces will engulf the Gymnasium for Contra Costa College’s 14th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Feed fundraiser on March 28. The $40 ticket will buy you unlimited mouthfuls of crab while also entering you into a raffle drawing and gift baskets at the door. Comet sof...

Comets preserve series sweep against Eagles

Comets preserve series sweep against Eagles

By Jose Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

For the first time this season the elation of victory in consecutive games was felt by the Contra Costa College baseball team Saturday afternoon at Laney College after the Comets swept the Eagles in a two-game series Thursday and Saturday. The Comets shut out the Eagles 6-0 on Thursday and followed...

Cramped Fitness Center drives athletes to seek ‘realistic’ option

Cramped Fitness Center drives athletes to seek ‘realistic’ option

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 4, 2015

The Fitness Center, located in the Gym Annex Building, is a place on campus where athletes go to preserve peak physical condition for the field and also where students go to fulfill their gradation requirements. In any respect, the room was never meant to accommodate both needs. Originally the weigh...

Late inning collapse dooms squad

Late inning collapse dooms squad

By Jose Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Eagle outfielder Tano Garza blasted a solo home run in the sixth inning and Mendocino College (7-7 overall and 3-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) scored three runs in the ninth to break a 4-4 tie beating the Comets 7-4 at the Baseball Field on Saturday. Comet coach Marvin Webb said bullpen woes continue to be a ch...

Comets settle with loss despite high scoring game

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 4, 2015

The Comets played their last two games before their Bay Valley Conference opener Thursday, taking on City College of San Francisco and losing both 20-2 and 24-10 Saturday. CCC (0-8 overall) had its best shot at victory all year facing the Rams (2-7 overall and 2-1 in the North Coast Conference) on i...

Overcoming obstacles, finding opportunity in life

Overcoming obstacles, finding opportunity in life

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

If you only know Jacqie Moody from her attitude and antics on the basketball court, you would know only one side of the 20-year-old Vallejo native who developed her inner leader on the hardwood and through unique life experiences. After garnering All-Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) First Team honors in her...

Storm brings end to erratic Comet season

Storm brings end to erratic Comet season

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

NAPA — The Comets missed a late opportunity to gain ground in the Bay Valley Conference losing 66-56 in their final game against Napa Valley College on Friday. Contra Costa College (13-13 overall and 10-6 in the BVC) controlled the pace and the scoreboard early, but as the squad’s shooting went co...

Team overcomes early deficit, escapes with win

Team overcomes early deficit, escapes with win

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 24, 2015

NAPA — The men’s basketball team spoiled sophomore night for the Storm with an 82-69 win, yet missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, in its final  game of the season on Friday. Despite Napa Valley College’s (13-14 overall, 8-8 in the Bay Valley Conference) inside presence and early lead at home, i...

Players offered scholarships, weigh options

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2015

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

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

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 ...

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