RSSArchive for March, 2011

Track & field Willie Williams Invitational video

Track & field Willie Williams Invitational video

Video by JOEL GANTT

Women's basketball earns second place at Nationals

Women’s basketball earns second place at Nationals

By HANNAH McLEOD Photos by JAMES KELLEY and ED ADAMS The Pima Community College women’s basketball team came up just short at Nationals. On March 19, the top-seeded Aztecs (28-7) lost 78-74 to No. 11 seed Monroe (New York) College in the national championship game. Pima went 3-1 at the National Junior College Athletic Association […]

Donny Toia signs with Major League Soccer club

Donny Toia signs with Major League Soccer club

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY Pima Community College sophomore-to-be Donny Toia of the men’s soccer team has left early to play professionally. Toia signed with the Major League Soccer club Real Salt Lake. “Toia is really athletic, left-footed, fast, can jump – likely an attacking player,” said Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey […]

ONLINE EXTRA: ATHLETIC VOICE: 2011 fantasy baseball preview

ONLINE EXTRA: ATHLETIC VOICE: 2011 fantasy baseball preview

By JOEL GANTT Do you know what the greatest day of the year is? It’s not Christmas and it’s definitely not your birthday. For a baseball fan, it’s MLB opening day. The sun is always shining and the smell of pine tar and fresh-cut grass seems to seep though the television. Opening day for professional […]

Softball moves up in the rankings, earns another POW

Softball moves up in the rankings, earns another POW

Story and photo by JAMES KELLEY As the Pima Community College softball team snapped a three-game losing streak and won six of their last seven games, accolades continued to come. The Aztecs (30-9, 20-6 Arizona Community College Athletic Association) moved up five spots in the rankings to No. 7. In addition, freshman infielder Jacqueline Deen […]

Baseball drops four straight and out of rankings

Baseball drops four straight and out of rankings

Story by JAMES SARGENT Photo by JAMES KELLEY The Pima Community College baseball team has been up and down over the past couple of weeks and recently ended on a sour note with a four-game losing streak. Sophomore pitcher Eric Fredrick said the losing streak can be “easily” erased. The Aztecs, (18-14, 9-7 Arizona Community […]

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & field begin conference play with victories

ONLINE EXTRA: Track & field begin conference play with victories

Story and video by JOEL GANTT Photo by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College track and field teams started Arizona Community College Athletic Conference outdoor meets and then quickly stepped out of conference play. The Aztecs competed in the Willie Williams invitational on March 18 and 19 at the University of Arizona. Freshman Zion Harvey […]

Women's tennis enjoys productive Spring Break

Women’s tennis enjoys productive Spring Break

Story and photo by HANNAH McLEOD The Pima Community College women’s tennis team moved into second place in the conference with a four-match winning streak. The Aztecs’ (8-2, 4-1 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) win against Scottsdale 8-1 on March 22 moved them into second behind Eastern Arizona College. “Our toughest competition will be Eastern […]

SPORT SHORTS: Men's soccer holding tryouts

SPORT SHORTS: Men’s soccer holding tryouts

By JAMES KELLEY Aztecs will have their chance to join one of Pima Community College’s best teams, as the men’s soccer team will be holding open tryouts. On March 26, the Aztecs will hold tryouts at the West Campus soccer field from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Go to […]

Practice round pays off for men's golf

Practice round pays off for men’s golf

Story by MYLO ERICKSON Photo by LEFTRICK HERD The Pima Community College men’s golf team changed things up in preparation for their third tournament and it paid dividends. On March 12-13, the Aztecs competed in a tournament was hosted by Mesa Community College, played at Dobson Ranch Golf Course. For the first time this year […]

Pima digital arts students win advertising awards

Pima digital arts students win advertising awards

By LYNDAJOE ECHERIVEL aztecpress@pima.edu Nine Pima Community College digital arts students have won ADDY awards honoring creative excellence in advertising. More than 700 people attended a gala awards ceremony Feb. 19 at the Fox Theatre downtown sponsored by the American Advertising Federation’s Tucson chapter. The event honors advertising professionals for work from the past year, […]

Women's golf plays in back-to-back tournaments

Women’s golf plays in back-to-back tournaments

By MYLO ERICKSON The Pima Community College women’s golf team played in two tournaments, one right after another. The first tournament played on March 12 and 13 was hosted by Mesa Community College at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course. Pima placed fifth in this two-day tournament and had one player finish in the top five […]

Lawsuit headed to court

Lawsuit headed to court

By DEBBIE HADLEY   The Arizona Republic is suing Pima Community College for hundreds of e-mails sent between college officials about former student Jared Loughner, the suspected shooter in Tucson’s Jan. 8 massacre.   Loughner attended PCC from 2005 to October 2010, when he was formally suspended after multiple encounters with PCC police.   PCC […]

Tuition rising $5 per credit

Tuition rising $5 per credit

By ASTRID VERDUGO aztecpress@pima.edu Pima Community College tuition will increase by $5 to $58.50 per credit hour, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. “I rather not see tuition increases with this magnitude,” said board member Scott A. Stewart. “There are different choices that we can make… I just don’t see another alternative at this point.” […]

Photographer gets scoop on shooting

Photographer gets scoop on shooting

By STEPHEN REAL aztecpress@pima.edu All eyes in the class shift between their computer screens and the person speaking. On their screens, students see incredible, emotional pictures. At the front of the classroom stands James Palka, the photographer responsible for capturing them. Palka, the first photographer on the scene of Tucson’s Jan. 8 mass shooting, recently […]