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Athletic department searches for football coach

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Following the resignation and subsequent hiring of former football coach Alonzo Carter by San Jose State University, Athletic Director John Wade has named associate head coach Pat Henderson as the interim coach for the Comet football team. Although the position has not been officially filled yet, Hen...

Squad, conference sees low participation

Squad, conference sees low participation

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Players enthused about upcoming season despite low numbers

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Team fails to maintain rhythm, lead

Team fails to maintain rhythm, lead

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Contra Costa College women’s basketball team was handed its second defeat in a row following a tumultuous game Friday against Yuba College in the Gymnasium. The Comets (12-12 overall, 7-5 in Bay Valley Conference) faced a 3-point barrage by the 49ers from beyond the arc with Yuba making 15 out...

Streak continues for struggling Comets

By Jaleel Perry, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team extended its losing streak to  six games after falling to Yuba College (22-2 overall and 12-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) 63-43 Friday night at the Gymnasium. Despite trailing by only three points at halftime, the size and depth of the Yuba lineup eventually wore on the Comets allo...

Comets relinquish 12-point lead, lose to district rivals

Comets relinquish 12-point lead, lose to district rivals

By Jaleel Perry, Staff Writer

February 1, 2017


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Misfortune continues as conference losing streak grows

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Baseball team rallies together despite two losses

Baseball team rallies together despite two losses

By Dylan Collier, Assistant Scene Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Comet baseball (0-2 overall) team is off to a somewhat rocky start this season losing Saturday at home to rival Diablo Valley College 21-6. With an experienced but young team, some returning players are trying their hand at new positions — sophomores Johnny Velasco at third base and Eric Whitf...

Carter resigns after successful six-year stint as coach

Carter resigns after successful six-year stint as coach

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

January 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Following a successful six-year run as head coach of the Comet football team, Alonzo Carter has tendered his resignation and has assumed the role of running backs coach at San Jose State University. In Carter’s tenure at Contra Costa College, which began in 2011, CCC amassed a 42-21 overall record wi...

Adversity tests leadership

Adversity tests leadership

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

In life, people acquire leadership qualities through two ways — some people are said to be born leaders and some earn the right by learning from a collection of experiences that reshape the idea of what responsibility is and how it should be displayed. For Comet freshman Azanae Lewis, the idea of...

One point denies team

One point denies team

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

December 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

The women’s basketball team (3-5) finished the 23rd Annual Comet Classic in fourth place with one win and two losses. Contra Costa College coach Vince Shaw said, “I’m satisfied with the way my team played this weekend. Their effort was amazing. They showed good glimpses of teamwork and just playe...

Comets stall in tournament

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff

December 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

City College of San Francisco hosted the Golden Gate Classic men’s basketball tournament Friday through Sunday, featuring eight teams in double-elimination competition.  The Comets (1-7 overall) played two close games, first against San Joaquin Delta College (3-3 overall) and then against Sierra ...

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