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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

Team continues bad form, 4-win season concludes

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

A monster at home

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

Comets fail to build momentum

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

Softball team forms, fails to win a game

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...

Off the Record: Leagues should separate public, private high school teams

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

iHgh school sports leagues in the North and East Bay areas have been in a constant state of change, which has hindered the potential of making Northern California a powerhouse region for football. Sure, De La Salle High School (Concord) has been on an unprecedented run for almost 30 years, but the...

Off the Record: Athletics can’t fill Coliseum

Off the Record: Athletics can’t fill Coliseum

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Upgrades to the ballpark and good play have not been enough to lure fans from the East Bay to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for Oakland Athletics baseball. Disappointing, small crowds plagued the first homestand of the season even when marquee players and the reigning champions came into town. Mike...

Rain delay helps squad with needed rest

Rain delay helps squad with needed rest

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

April 17, 2019

Everybody loves a day off. The Comets (5-27 overall and 5-13 in the Bay Valley Conference) found themselves in the midst of one due to rain on Monday after rescheduling a non-conference makeup game with Cañada College (14-17-2 overall and 7-8 in the Coast Pacific Conference). For coach Brian Guinn,...

Inexperience leads to growth

Inexperience leads to growth

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

April 17, 2019

Generally, the start of something new brings with it unique challenges. The adjustment time to accommodate a changing situation offers the opportunity to grow and adjust to better fit new circumstances. This is the case with the Contra Costa College softball team. After years of not having a team,...

Walker steps up to the plate

Walker steps up to the plate

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 27, 2019

Life can be hectic and unpredictable and sometimes people don’t end up doing the things they want to do because of fear or a lack of time. That was the case for Contra Costa College first baseman Shelly Walker, who looks to prove that age is just a number and leaving your comfort zone is the first...

Team progresses despite home loss

Team progresses despite home loss

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 27, 2019

Miscues and inexperience underscored the softball team’s second home performance as the team fell 15-2 and 13-4 in a doubleheader sweep to Yuba College (3-10 overall, 3-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) Thursday at the Softball Field. CCC (0-4 in the BVC) entered the game looking to put runs on the...

Off the Record: Comet record does not reflect performance

Off the Record: Comet record does not reflect performance

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

The latest in a series of storms to hit the Bay Area has given the baseball team (3-18 overall and 3-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) a makeshift bye week to close out the month of March and a chance to reflect on the 2019 campaign so far. Observing this year’s Comets inside the vacuum of the BVC...

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