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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

Oakland Athletics' home stadium, McAfee Coliseum, in Oakland, California.

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

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

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

Comet first baseman Shelly Walker fouls a pitch back during the bottom of the 2nd inning of a 15-2 loss against Yuba College Thursday on the Softball Field.

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

Comet pitcher Larissa Carvalho launches a pitch during the top of the fourth inning in Thursday’s 15-2 loss against Yuba College at the Softball Field.

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...

Comets give up 9 runs in 9th in loss

Outfielder Mychael Jamison  
loses his glove after he dove and missed the ball in the ninth inning 
 during Contra Costa College’s 1-10  loss against Solano Community
College on 
March 14 at the Baseball Field.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

Baseball is a game in which glancing at a final score may not tell the entire story. This was the case for the Comets who fell to Solano Community College (8-13 overall, 4-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) 10-1 Thursday at the Baseball Field after entering the ninth inning behind 1-0 and then giving...

Softball team resurrected, set to start season

Comet infielder Sicaly Sorrell fields a ground ball during softball practice at the Softball Field on Monday. The team will have played its first game in a doubleheader against Mendocino College on Tuesday after press time.

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 20, 2019

Disappointment. We all face it and hate when it happens, but with that comes the opportunity to grow from failure and start something great. The Contra Costa College softball team will now live out that reality. After two years without a softball team, the athletic department will field a squad this...

Pitcher sets tone as BVC play begins

Contra Costa College pitcher 
Conner Rudy throws a pitch during the first inning of the Comets’ 6-3 win against Los Medanos College on March 7 at the Baseball Field.

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 20, 2019

Intensity and drive are two of the words that coaches and teammates use to describe Comet left-handed pitcher Conner Rudy. Following the Comets rough 0-13 start this season, the team seemed drained after facing top opponents in non-conference play. In the opening game of Bay Valley Conference play...

Squad falls short of state playoff berth

Comet guard Isaiah Attles drives baseline in a game against Mendocino College

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team, for the first time since the 2015-16 season, finished with a record over .500 in the Bay Valley Conference, which was the last time they made the state playoffs. For a team (13-15 overall and 9-7 in the BVC) that only featured three sophomores (Isiah Attles, Eric Jones...

Team begins slow, ends season much improved

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

March 13, 2019

The women’s basketball team started the 2018-19 season with a disappointing 12-game losing streak after facing tough opposition in non-conference play. Although CCC finished the season 1-9 in the Bay Valley Conference and 4-23 overall, the team was able to turn that negative record around in conference...

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