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Winless Comets fall to Folsom Lake

Winless Comets fall to Folsom Lake

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

Coach guides, motivates players to succeed

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

Comets soar in double overtime

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

Late start on Gym renovation hinders original end goal

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

Off the Record: Sports mentality shifts as free market thrives

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...

Finding solace through basketball

Finding solace through basketball

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

Growing pains that come with becoming an adult can come in many different shapes and sizes. For some people, it takes a comfortable situation for them to succeed. But for others their best path to success could be to take the most difficult road. An argument can be made that people who encounter...

Comets drop fifth straight in close loss

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

After trailing by five at halftime and tying the game after regulation to force overtime, the men’s basketball team (9-14 overall and 5-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) lost 83-79 to the College of Marin Friday in the Gymnasium. The loss added to the longest losing streak of the season and put the...

Squad ends January with a loss to Marin

Squad ends January with a loss to Marin

By Kyle Grant, Advocate Staff

February 6, 2019

Despite a questionable late game call and what can be best described as lackadaisical defense by both teams, the Contra Costa Comets fell to Merritt College in a 62-60 nail biter Jan. 30 in the Gymnasium. The Comets, who came into the match up on Wednesday with a 3-18 record (1-4 in conference play), hop...

Championship opportunity ripped away

Championship opportunity ripped away

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last month’s cancellation of the men’s soccer team match against Merritt College — not just once but twice — which would have decided the Bay Valley Conference champion, has prompted action from Contra Costa College soccer team leaders. In an email sent to CCC Athletic Director John Wade on...

Team beats DVC at home after losing halftime lead

Team beats DVC at home after losing halftime lead

By Kyle Grant, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Behind strong guard play in what’s primed to be another exciting season, the men’s basketball team held off a late surge by Diablo Valley College (3-4 overall in the Bay Valley Conference) Nov. 27 for an 85-80 victory. CCC (3-4 overall in the BVC) entered the matchup with a record of 2-2 (0-0 in...

Basketball in his blood, NBA in his dreams

Basketball in his blood, NBA in his dreams

By Joel Umanzor, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

There are times in life when rehearsal meets opportunity and the process of experience transforms from a mental note to an acquired instinctive reaction — often in high pressure situations. For an athlete, the idea of paying dues and working up the roster to eventually become a starter is an example...

Remembering coach Tom Kinnard

Remembering coach Tom Kinnard

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Longevity and charisma are a combination of traits that are not given to an individual, they are acquired by only the finest of people. Former Comet physical education professor and football coach Tom Kinnard was someone who used those characteristics to encourage his co-workers, enlighten the students...

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