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Despite effort, fires incinerate chance at title

Despite effort, fires incinerate chance at title

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Despite beating a number of California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) powerhouse soccer teams like Las Positas College and City College of San Francisco, the soccer team (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) was robbed of the opportunity of a state playoff run. While...

Softball team reborn, fails to win

Coach Taylor Harris (middle) has adjusted the way the softball team is coached because of the level the team is at. Harris has coached a seasoned team before, and now takes up the challenge to start off with an inexperienced squad.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

For the first time since 2016 Contra Costa College fielded a softball team this spring. And although the team didn’t have much success on the field, there are reasons for optimism as the program heads into the 2019-20 academic year. Newly appointed coach Taylor Harris was tasked with finding enough...

Baseball team disappoints, struggles to win games

Comet shortstop Lucas Abbas throws a fielded ball as infielder Andruw Shaw runs behind him during Contra Costa College’s 6-3 win over Los Medanos College on Friday at the Baseball Field.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

A forgettable season with a speckle of confidence and hope defined the Comet baseball season (6-34 overall, 6-15 Bay Valley Conference) in the 2019 season. The team was plagued with defensive woes and a failure to score with runners on base. The 2019 season began with the Comets losing the first...

Off the Record: 49ers stutter after rash of poor decisions

Sep 15, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Nick Bosa (97) stands on the field before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at AT&;T Stadium.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

For many fans of the red and gold, the past five San Francisco 49er seasons have been hard to watch. Since the mutual parting of ways between the team and then coach Jim Harbaugh and the opening of Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers have finished last in the NFC West with Jim Tomsula, and Chip Kelly,...

New trainer hired by athletic department

New athletic trainer Nichole Oaks wraps a bandage around Comet men’s soccer team defender Raul Garcia’s arm during a home game on Friday against College of the Redwoods.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 15, 2019

After months without a full-time athletic trainer and months after the initial opening was posted, the Contra Costa College athletic department has finally hired a permanent trainer in Lisa Martinez. Martinez will replace trainer Nicole Oaks who was installed following the departure the previous full-time...

Comets fail to turn progress into wins

Middle blocker Makaya Thomas spikes the ball during a volleyball game this season

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

May 15, 2019

The volleyball team mightily struggled this past fall and despite incremental improvements as the season progressed, players failed to convert better performances into victories. Finishing 2-19 overall and 2-12 in the Bay Valley Conference, the Comets finished 7th in front of last place Napa Valley...

Hoop team falls just short of postseason

Comet guard Isaiah Attles has basketball in his blood and hopes to
jump start 
his career
playing in 
college. He hopes to become an architect one day.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

The 2019 Comets men’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 9-7 Bay Valley Conference) will be forever defined by a failure to capitalize on a hot 5-1 start to their conference season. A guard-heavy group anchored by sophomore guards Isaiah Attles and Evan Thompson relied heavily on speed and tempo to...

Football team left without temporary swing space

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

To compensate for the long-awaited start of the $29.5 million athletic facilities renovation, the majority of the athletic department, which was housed in the Gym Annex Building, has been relocated in order for construction to begin. However, the football team has not been moved out of the building...

Team continues bad form, 4-win season concludes

Sophomore guard Victoria 
Lopez dribbles through two Yuba College guards, LaiLani Hanks and Taeyla Washington, during a game at the Gymnasium on Feb. 20.

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

The women’s basketball team (4-23 overall and 1-9 in the Bay Valley Conference) finished at the bottom of the BVC, while only grabbing one victory in conference and stringing together two wins in a row just once all year. On the bright side, the Comets were able to stay competitive in many games...

A monster at home

 In 1934, then Boston Red Sox owner John Taylor installed a 25-foot high wooden fence, stretching all the way from beyond the left-field foul pole to almost straight-away center field to prevent people on the street from getting a free view of the game. The Green Monster is now 37-feet high.

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 15, 2019

Baseball parks are notorious for having oddly shaped dimensions. In general, the only rules that apply to a baseball field are that the bases have to be 90 feet apart from each other and the mound must be 60.6 feet from home plate. Outfields, however, do not have any rules regarding the size or...

Comets fail to build momentum

Comet second baseman Bryan Perez slides into home and was tagged out during Contra Costa College’s 5-4 win against Mendocino College at Comet Baseball Field on April 19.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

An extra inning contest, in a rather forgettable season, always requires a gut check for both teams. When the infield dust settled in their final regular season home game April 19, the Comets found themselves winning 5-4 after a 13-inning battle against Mendocino College (16-19 overall and 10-11 in...

Softball team forms, fails to win a game

Comet infielder Brianna Williams picks up a pop up and gets ready to throw it  during Contra Costa College’s 21-2 loss against Mendocino College on April 19.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

May 1, 2019

First place Solano Community College (21-13 overall and 14-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) continued its dominating play with a 26-0 and a 21-0 doubleheader sweep against Contra Costa College April 19 at the Softball Field. The Falcons entered the doubleheader riding a six-game winning streak led...

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