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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...

Winning ways are here again

Winning ways are here again

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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...

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