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Dramatic win ends season on high note

Dramatic win ends season on high note

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comet baseball team (9-27 overall, 5-16 in the Bay Valley Conference) struggled to muster up momentum early in the game, but capitalized in the bottom of the eighth to beat Napa Valley College 4-2 in the final season matchup of the team’s three-game series Friday at the Baseball Field. Back-to-back changes...

Participation woes in women’s sports persist despite effort

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

After the Comet softball team failed to field a team for the second year in a row due to a sustained lack of participation, the trend of dwindling involvement of area women in post-high school athletics leaves administrators and coaches searching for answers. This season, the Bay Valley Conference softb...

Comets easily grounded in seven run blowout loss

Comets easily grounded in seven run blowout loss

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball team (7-26 overall and 3-15 in the Bay Valley Conference) failed to continue its light wave of momentum, resulting from recent back-to-back wins, by losing to Mendocino College 10-3 in the second match-up of the teams’ three-game series Thursday at the Baseball Field. Sloppy fielding, bad...

Renovation design for sports facilities in finale stage

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The athletic department facilities’ much-needed structural renovations are set to begin on time in 2019 and will take place for about 18 months with the cost of the project still within the allocated $29.4 million budget. Contra Costa Community College District Facilities Planner Ray Pyle said the re...

False hope over baseball coliseum leaves fans bewildered

False hope over baseball coliseum leaves fans bewildered

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Athletics front office is once again tainted by its broken promises as the team continues to search for a location in the East Bay for a new baseball-only ballpark. When A’s President Dave Kaval announced last year that Peralta Community College District land near Laney College would b...

Comets devour Yuba in series finale

Comets devour Yuba in series finale

By Denis Perez, Editor-In-Chief

April 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Contested early innings ending in a 4-2 Comet lead skyrocketed Contra Costa College (6-24 overall, 2-13 in the Bay Valley Conference) to an 8-2 win over Yuba College (13-21 overall, 4-11 in the BVC) during the third game of their three-game series on the Baseball Field Saturday. After the Comets d...

Last shot at redemption

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Having to navigate through the hardships of life and overcome those challenges is what separates humans from other living beings. Injuries are the toughest obstacle any athlete can face. Since his sophomore year of high school, Comet pitcher Kyle Brown has battled through multiple rotator cuff injurie...

Crustacean feast fosters unity

Crustacean feast fosters unity

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

Coming together for a meal and socializing with friends, family and colleagues is something that gives people a sense of unity. The annual Crab Feed, hosted by the athletic department Saturday in the Gymnasium showed that the community continues to support the department through the event. CCC men’s...

Comets fall to Mariners

Comets fall to Mariners

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a series of rain delays, the Contra Costa College baseball team (4-13 overall and 0-2 in Bay Valley Conference) finally got to host its first conference game of the season. In a 12-3 defeat to College of Marin (13-7 overall and 2-0 in BVC), the Mariners slayed the Comets with a combination of su...

Pool revamp scheduled

Pool revamp scheduled

By Dan Hardin, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

The renovation and refurbishing of the college Pool’s eroding deck and cantilevered deck will require more time and more money. The Pool continues to be a staple at the college. There was no talk of closing the Pool and clearly a pool that is not in the best of condition, is better than no pool at all. ...

Team falls flat at home in close duel

Team falls flat at home in close duel

By Denis Perez, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

With three runners on base, two outs, down by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning and a three-game winning streak on the line, the baseball team failed to execute a walk-off win during a 1-0 loss against Mendocino College (8-8 overall) on the Baseball Field on Thursday. The Comets, (3-11 overall) gained m...

Softball team folds after losing players

Softball team folds after losing players

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

For the second year in a row, the excitement surrounding the start of the Contra Costa College softball season was short lived as the Bay Valley Conference quartet of teams was reduced to three following the Comets’ season dissolution. There were signs that BVC softball was in trouble in the weeks lea...

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