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Comets beat LMC in dramatic fashion

Comet shortstop Lucas Abbas throws a fielded ball as infielder Andruw Shaw runs behind him during Contra Costa College’s 6-3 win over Los Medanos College on Friday at the Baseball Field.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 13, 2019

A confrontation cleared both benches following the game-winning bunt that gave the Comets a 6-5 walk-off victory in the 10th inning against the Los Medanos College (7-11 overall and 0-2 in the BVC) Friday afternoon at the Baseball Field. The post-game scuffle around the mound quickly turned a celebratory...

Off the Record: Giant problems

Off the Record: Giant problems

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Since the move to San Francisco in the spring of 1958, the Giants, as an organization, have experienced good and bad times. For the last 25 years, the Giants have been able to remain one of the model professional franchises in the Bay Area. However, this offseason has been a nightmare. The franchise...

Council approves new logo design

Council approves new logo design

By Luis Cortes, Advocate Staff

March 6, 2019

A new athletic department logo design was voted on and approved by the Operations Council and College Council and most importantly, will not cost Contra Costa College a dime. The idea initially came from men’s basketball coach Miguel Johnson. “It wasn’t really a logo, more like a court graphic...

Comets lack focus, lose 21-3

Hartnell College first baseman Chris Wright fields a pickoff throw from his pitcher as Comet outfielder Mychael Jamison dives safely back to first base.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

In a failed attempt to erase a sting of 12 consecutive losses, the Comets (0-13 overall) were bludgeoned by Hartnell College 21-3 in an eight-inning mercy rule shortened contest Friday at the Baseball Field. Comet coach Brian Guinn and Panther coach Travis Babin met at home plate in between the eighth...

Comets stumble late in game versus Yuba

Comet forward Larissa Carvalho goes up for a shot as she is contested by 49er Gloria Leon-Campos during Contra Costa College’s 64-57 loss to Yuba College on Feb. 20 in the Gymnasium.

By Kyle Grant, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019

After trading baskets for much of what was a tight game, the women’s basketball team was unable to emerge victorious in a game marred by sloppy ball handling and late-game heroics by Yuba College. The Comets fell 64-57 Feb. 20 in the Gymnasium. Contra Costa College Coach Vince Shaw said, “We...

Squad looks to resuscitate program

Former Comet pitcher Hulita Latu pitches during the Comets’ 16-2 loss against Los Medanos College at the Softball Field in the first game of a doubleheader on March 14, 2017.

By Luis Cortez, Advocate Staff

February 27, 2019

After two seasons without a softball team, the athletic department has made significant changes, primarily by hiring a new coach who is tasked with increasing team participation rates and campuswide interest in the sport. Newly appointed coach Taylor Harris brings a winning record with her to Contra...

Team misses playoffs after push

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

PITTSBURG — Despite a crushing loss on Sophomore Night against Yuba College on Feb. 20, the men’s basketball team rebounded here on Friday to beat Los Medanos College 89-79. Going into Friday’s game, the Comets (13-15 overall and 9-7 in the Bay Valley Conference) were already eliminated from...

Winless Comets fall to Folsom Lake

Comet pitcher Karon Casey prepares to throw a pitch during Contra Costa College’s 19-1 loss against Folsom Lake College on Friday.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Better starting pitching proved not to be enough for the Comets (0-10 overall, 0-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) who dropped game two against Folsom Lake College 15-5 at the Baseball Field on Friday. But coach Brian Guinn said, “We’re still improving.” Progression is a day-to-day focus for...

Coach guides, motivates players to succeed

Contra Costa College women’s head coach Vince Shaw talks to Comet guard Janelle Pansoy during CCC’s 64-57 loss to Yuba College on Feb. 20 in the Gym. Shaw started his CCC career in 2016 and hopes to establish a program that benefits the community that seek it.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

Basketball is a game of rhythm and movement that, with natural turns, takes those who are involved within its cadence to places they never thought imaginable. These movements also consist of off-court experiences which mirror in-game situations and lead toward a basketball centered life. It’s...

Comets soar in double overtime

Comet guard Evan Thompson prepares to shoot a game tying free throw in the Comets' double overtime victory over Mendocino College on Friday.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team (11-14 overall and 7-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) outlasted the Mendocino Eagles (15-9 overall and 6-6 in the BVC) in double overtime to win a critical conference matchup 97-92 on Friday night in the Gymnasium. The Comets strung together their second win in a row and first...

Late start on Gym renovation hinders original end goal

A construction worker locks the fence surrounding the Gymnasium for renovations.

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

Over the winter break, the starting date for the Gymnasium renovations for the upcoming construction project was pushed until after the basketball season. Even though the Gymnasium project did not have a targeted starting date to begin with, most involved were aiming for the winter break period. However,...

Off the Record: Sports mentality shifts as free market thrives

Free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain free agents as spring training is set to begin.

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

Imagine you are a prized employee who has excelled in every aspect of your industry. Imagine that you have been at one company since you entered this industry and are due for a new contract. Now imagine you have all these positives in your work experience to better negotiate a wage based on your...

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