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Finding solace through basketball

Sophomore Victoria Lopez is finishing her final season as a women’s basketball player at Contra Costa College. As one of the longest-tenured players on the current team, she is one of the few players to be here for all three of coach Vince Shaw’s years as coach.

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

Comet guard Sicaly Sorrell drives down the lane in last week’s 62-60 defeat against Merritt College in the Gymnasium.

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

Mariner goalkeeper Colin Sneddon clears the ball from his goal area. Sneddon was scored on 5 times during Contra Costa College's 5-1 win against College of Marin in the Soccer Field on Tuesday.

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

Comet guard Evan Thompson (center) shoots a layup on Nov. 27 during the team’s 85-80 victory over Diablo Valley College in the Gymnasium.

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

Comet guard Isaiah Attles has basketball in his blood and hopes to
jump start 
his career
playing in 
college. He hopes to become an architect one day.

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

Former CCC football coach and athletic director Tom Kinnard passed away on Monday, Nov 19 at the age of 79. He spent 27 years at the college serving many different positions.

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...

Volleyball ends season with a loss

Middle blocker Makaya Thomas makes a shot attempt over two Yuba College defenders on Sophomore Night in the Gymnasium

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

November 14, 2018

In front of a packed crowd for Sophomore Night, the volleyball team lost its last game of the season in straight sets to Yuba College (10-11 overall and 9-5 in the Bay Valley Conference) in the Gymnasium Nov. 7. Middle blocker Makaya Thomas, libero Delaine Baca, outside hitter Victoria Matue, right...

Fire, smoke jeopardize shot at BVC championship

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

Under the floodlights and the haze of lingering smoke, the men’s soccer team was denied the opportunity to compete for a Bay Valley Conference championship Monday night at the Soccer Field. The Comets (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the Bay Valley Conference), began conference play Sept. 28 in sluggish...

Comet offense obliterates Yuba back line

Comet offense obliterates Yuba back line

By Efrain Valdez, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

The men’s soccer team demolished Yuba College (0-7 in the Bay Valley Conference, 1-15-1 overall) 7-1 Friday in Marysville. The Comets (7-7-4 overall and 3-2-2 in the BVC) did what was expected of them in the victory, which kept them in the hunt for a BVC championship. But to have a shot at claiming...

Comets fall prey to Falcons’ attack

Middle blocker Makaya Thomas spikes the ball during a volleyball game this season

By Alex Kwasniza, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

Deadly spikes throughout the game led conference powerhouse Solano Community College (11-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 16-10 overall) to a victory over Contra Costa College in straight sets (25-8, 25-14, 25-12) Friday in the Gymnasium. The match, the final home game of the season for the Comets, started...

Raiders betray Oakland again…

Raiders betray Oakland again...

By Joel Umanzor, Staff writer

October 24, 2018

The future Las Vegas Raiders traded away receiver, and the NFL’s fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft, Amari Cooper on Monday to the Dallas Cowboys in a blatant attempt at tanking the rest of the 2018 season. In exchange for the 24-year-old Cooper, the lame duck franchise residing in the Oakland-Alameda...

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