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Cougars outlast Comets

Cougars outlast Comets

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under Sports

The College of Alameda volleyball team (4-15 overall, 3-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) defeated host Contra Costa College in straight sets 25-12, 25-19 and 25-19, making it five consecutive defeats for the Comets Friday.  Slow starts in sets hindered the Comets from sustaining any type of rhythm...

Overcoming obstacles a driving force to success

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports

Some people have a knack for overcoming obstacles and using life experiences as motivation to get better. While living in the United States for only three years, Valeria Avila has wasted no time beginning her quest for success in academia and sports at Contra Costa College.  Nineteen-year-old Avila...

Comets remain unbeaten in PAC-7

Comets remain unbeaten in PAC-7

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comet football team returned from its bye week to successfully extend a three-game winning streak, knocking off Yuba College (3-3 overall, 2-1 in the Pacific 7 Conference) 48-21 Saturday afternoon at Comet Stadium. Contra Costa College (5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Pacific 7) made good use of the week ...

Diverse campus offers comfort to 17-year-old soccer player

Diverse campus offers comfort to 17-year-old soccer player

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 24, 2014


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Being a new face in a new school is a challenge for any student. But 17-year-old Comet defender Taheerah Brewer is comfortable knowing there are not many people like her. Brewer was born in Vallejo but was raised in Oakland. Home schooled by her mother, her family also realized peer interaction was imp...

Team edges Marin in shutout

Team edges Marin in shutout

By Lorenzo Morotti, editor-in-chief

October 24, 2014


Filed under Sports

KENTFIELD — The Comets smuggled a win out of the College of Marin after scoring a lone goal and containing a frantic Mariner offensive during the final minutes of play on Friday. Contra Costa College (7-5-1 overall, 4-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) controlled the quick momentum of the first half ...

Squad stave off sweep, still lose

By Jason Sykes, staff writer

October 23, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Comets continued to struggle in Bay Valley Conference play as they lost to the Mariners at the College of Marin (5-9 overall, 3-4 in the BVC) on Wednesday. Contra Costa College (3-9 overall, 1-6 in the BVC) is now on a three-game losing streak after the Mariners beat them 3-1 by scores of 25-9, 25...

T-Birds edge Comets in conference grudge match

T-Birds edge Comets in conference grudge match

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 17, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Merritt College converted a penalty kick in the second half to edge its Bay Valley Conference rival 2-1 on Tuesday at the Soccer field. MC (7-5-2 overall 3-2 BVC) faced the Comets for the first time since it eliminated the squad from playoff contention toward the end of the 2013 season and managed ...

Comets unable to find rhythm

Comets unable to find rhythm

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Both teams came in riding winning streaks but only one would be able to continue the trend, as Mendocino College (10-1-2 overall, 4-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) was able to knock off the Comets 1-0 Friday on the Soccer Field. Contra Costa College (6-4-1 overall 3-1 BVC) controlled the ball at the...

Defender leads on and off football field

Defender leads on and off football field

By Jose Jimenez, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports

Moving thousands of miles from home can be tough and for Comet defensive back Theodore Spann, who left his family in New Jersey to enroll at Contra Costa College, this is partially true. Spann is majoring in liberal arts and social sciences while maintaining a GPA above 3.0. He has received all-conference...

Storm continues its dominace

Storm continues its dominace

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Sports

The volleyball team came into the contest having lost every game against Napa Valley College since the program’s inception — and this game was no different as the Storm defeated Contra Costa College in straight sets in the Gymnasium, Friday. Each set had a familiar theme. The Comets (3-8 overall,...

Comets trample Mustangs at homecoming celebration

Comets trample Mustangs at homecoming celebration

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

PITTSBURG — The football team braved 90-degree heat to outshine its Bay Valley Conference rival 33-6 at Los Medanos College on Saturday. The Comet (4-1 overall 1-0 BVC) coaches, players and even ball boys arrived at the LMC stadium with a chip on their shoulders. The team was dismayed by the...

Record heat burns team’s shot at victory

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

Yuba College (3-6-2 overall, 2-1 in the Bay Valley Conference) brought the Marysville heat with them to scorch the women’s soccer team 6-0 on Friday at the Soccer Field. CCC (0-11 overall, 0-4 in the BVC) came out with an aggressive style that kept the 49ers on their heels for most of the first half. While...

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