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Athletes express concern about gun legislation

Athletes express concern about gun legislation

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Forum, Sports

As the best professional boxer of the 20th century, and renowned activist, Muhammad Ali once said, “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” National Basketball Association (NBA) all stars Lebron James and Kevin Durant have lived up to that. They proved their value with their responses to Laura ...

Injury devastates team’s leadership

Injury devastates team’s leadership

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a promising start to the 2017-18 season for the women’s basketball team, injuries and inconsistency slowly dissolved any aspirations the Comets had for finishing atop the Bay Valley Conference standings. Finishing (6-20 overall and 3-13 in the BVC) and failing to win any back-to-back games t...

Baseball squad is forced to brush off bad start

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball team this season has gotten off to a rocky start and is still searching for a club that will be able to take the lead early on, combined with pitching that will keep runs to a minimum throughout the entire game. In the first 12 games for the Comets they have a run differential of minus 79 ...

Young team fails to make playoffs

Young team fails to make playoffs

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a promising start to the preseason and an even better 5-1 start to Bay Valley Conference play, the men’s basketball team (14-13 overall and 8-8 in the Bay Valley Conference) failed to make the playoffs this season. CCC began the season with only five returning players from the previous seaso...

Scoring nightmare persists

Scoring nightmare persists

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball team (2-10) lost its 10th game in a row, this time in dramatic fashion, a 19-3 loss to Sacramento City College (12-2) Saturday at the Baseball Field. The Panthers scored early and often in the 2 p.m. contest, tallying runs in all but two innings, while spraying 15 hits around the field. “I...

Softball breeds strong mindset

Softball breeds strong mindset

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Old wounds linger and living with pain is something most people put up with at some point in their lives.   However, sometimes playing through pain comes at a cost and minor aches turn out to be something a little more serious. For Comet infielder turned pitcher Nancy Bernal, the cancellation the 2017 season may ...

Team grasps victory in overtime

By Joseph Bennett, Advocate staff

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team (14-11 overall and 8-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) completed a conference sweep of the College of Marin (3-20 overall and 2-13 in the BVC), earning an 88-85 victory in overtime Friday in the Gymnasium. Despite controlling the action for the majority of the contest, CCC failed to co...

Comets downed by Mariners

Comets downed by Mariners

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

With just two games remaining in the 2018 season, the women’s basketball team failed for the sixth time to notch back-to-back wins, this time, with a 61-51 loss to the College of Marin (15-9 overall and 10-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) Friday in the Gymnasium. After a convincing 53-46 win against Yuba Co...

Comets fail to overcome early deficit to conference leaders

Comets fail to overcome early deficit to conference leaders

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

In a contested away game against red-hot Yuba College (19-11 overall and 11-1 in the Bay Valley Conference), the men’s basketball team failed to complete an epic comeback after trailing by 18 points at halftime to lose 80-75 Friday in Marysville. Contra Costa College (13-11 overall and 7-6 in the BVC) was o...

Losing streak continues after offense falls flat

Losing streak continues after offense falls flat

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Despite striking out just four times, the Comet baseball team lost its third game in a row, this one a 9-0 shutout to De Anza College (4-1) Saturday on the Baseball Field. Contra Costa College (1-3) started the game with good defense and solid fielding but began to unravel halfway through the game. In th...

Halftime performance echoes NFL problems

Halftime performance echoes NFL problems

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ever since Colin Kaepernick was effectively blackballed from participating in the 2017 NFL season, football just hasn’t been the same and although I haven’t watched a complete game this season, my efforts fall short of a full boycott. This past weekend, the biggest American sporting event of the...

Squad blown out in conference play

Squad blown out  in conference play

By Drew Thomas, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


Filed under Sports

PITTSBURG — The Contra Costa College women’s basketball team (4-17 overall and 2-9 in the Bay Valley Conference) continued its losing streak with an 86-39 blowout loss against Los Medanos College here Friday. The Comets established an early lead against the Mustangs (15-7 overall and 9-2 in the BVC) in ...

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