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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

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

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

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

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

Eagles’ midfielder Arturo Alvarez blocks the ball from going into the net off of a Comet corner kick during the last minutes of CCC’s 1-0 loss to Mendocino College on the Soccer Field Friday. Mendocino shut out the Comets, successfully defending eight Comet corner kicks during the game.

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014

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

Defensive back Theodore Spann leads the team on the field, while maintaining a GPA above a 3.0.

By Jose Jimenez, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014

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

Comet players Valeria Avila (center) and Kailey Walker attempt to block a ball hit by Storm middleblocker  Katie Morris during CCC’s loss to Napa Valley College in the Gymnasium on Friday.

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

October 14, 2014

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

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

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...

Resilient squad breaks streak

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014

OAKLAND — The volleyball team broke its four-game losing streak at Laney College after playing the Eagles in four tense sets on Oct. 8. The Comets (3-6 overall, 1-3 in the Bay Valley Conference) lost control of the game during the second set, but shattered the 1-1 deadlock entering the third set. During...

Second half surge fuels win

Comet winger Missael Hernandez strides down field with the ball during CCC’s 3-0 win against Folsom Lake College at the Soccer Field on Friday. Hernandez used his quick pace to create attacking options for the Comets.

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2014

Two second half goals prompted a late Falcon offensive surge that a well-positioned Comet defensive backline contained to seal a shutout victory at the Soccer Field on Friday. The men’s soccer team (2-0-0 in Bay Valley Conference, 5-3-1 overall) took advantage of key counter attacks to defeat a...

Lack of intensity leads to loss

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014

Losing in straight sets to Solano Community College (7-5 overall, 3-0 in BVC), the women’s volleyball team has now dropped three consecutive Bay Valley Conference games. The Falcons beat Contra Costa College 25-16, 25-14 and 25-13 to stay undefeated in conference play. The Comets (2-6 overall, 0-3...

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