Author: Chistian Mortensen

Women’s Soccer: Six student-athletes to take next step

May 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After a successful campaign in 2017, six Pima Community College women’s soccer athletes have signed letters of intent to play at different universities next year. Three of them will be attending the same school, Benedictine University-Mesa in Phoenix. Last season, this group of sophomores helped lead the Aztecs to a second place […]

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Sports Profile: Keven Biggs named All-American

May 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Coming out of highschool, Keven Biggs didn’t even know if he wanted to play basketball anymore. Now, at Pima just three years later, he is a NJCAA All-American, an ACCAC regional finals MVP and is well on the way to playing Division I collegiate basketball. “I really wasn’t sure if I was […]

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Golf: Men and women squads will both be at Nationals

May 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN and MICHELLE TRUJILLO For both the Men’s and Women’s Pima Community College golf teams, there indeed was a rainbow at the end of the storm. As after a 2018 regular season of up and downs for each squad, they both will be participating in the NJCAA Men’s and Women’s golf tournaments to […]

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Men’s Basketball: Aztecs finish as national runner up

April 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College Men’s Basketball season came to an end on March, 24 when the Aztecs lost in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game 89-85 to Triton College. Even though Pima didn’t come away with the national championship, it was still a record breaking year for the men’s […]

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Men’s Basketball: Best ever regular season comes to close

March 30, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Despite losing the last game of their regular season, the Pima Community College Men’s Basketball team just enjoyed the program’s best regular season in school history. This year the Aztecs, who finished 26-4 overall and 18-4 in conference play, set school records in both conference and total wins for a single season, […]

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Golf: Men’s and Women’s seasons continue

March 8, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN AND MICHELLE TRUJILLO It was a busy couple of weeks for the Pima Community College’s Men’s and Women’s golf teams, with both programs taking part of invitationals as their individual seasons continued. Men’s: By Christian Mortensen Feb. 20-21: Estrella Mountain Community College Invitational In its second tournament of the season, the Pima […]

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Softball: PCC’s offense shines in conference play

March 8, 2018

By Kyle McDaniel The Aztecs’ blistering offense continues to torch opposing teams as they win seven of their last eight games.   March 3 (H) Game 1: PCC 4, Phoenix College 6, Game 2: PCC 10, Phoenix College 9 Pima split the series with No. 3 Phoenix College over the weekend. In the first game […]

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Sports Profile: Q&A With Pima Softball Sensation Paige Adair

March 8, 2018

By Kyle McDaniel Even though she only stands at 5 ft. 2 inches tall, Pima’s freshman pitching sensation Paige Adair packs a lot of punch and has an enormous heart. She’s off to a fast start with her Aztec career at 15-1 and helping the team to a winning record. I decided to sit down […]

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Men’s Basketball: Aztecs in midst of historic season

February 8, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After an ideal start to their season, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team has continued in its strong play and currently are enjoying one of the program’s best years in recent memory. At the moment, the Aztecs are 21-2 overall and are ranked No. 6 in the latest Division II Poll. […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: 2018 World Cup will be great, albeit different

December 7, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN When the eyes of the world shift their collective attention to Russia next summer for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there is no doubt they will behold the grandest of sporting spectacles. As always, some of the best athletes on the planet will be on display as the different cultures of the […]

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Men’s Basketball: Strong group returns

November 16, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Coming into 2017-2018 after their best season in years, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team is looking to a solid group of returning players and a couple of key additions to build on the program’s success last season. In 2016-2017, the Aztecs went 22-13 and were good enough to reach the […]

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Women’s Soccer: PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

November 2, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Oct. 26 after a heartbreaking loss to Arizona Western Community College 4-3 in the NJCAA Region 1 Tournament Semifinal. The Aztecs finished second in the regular season table with an overall record of 15-5-1. Oct. 26: No. 20 PCC 3, Arizona […]

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Sports Profile: Hernandez having a ball

November 2, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN It might not have been love at first touch, but these days, Pima Community College student-athlete Alexis Hernandez clearly plays soccer with a passion that shows she loves the beautiful game. “I actually hated soccer when I first played at 5 years old,”  she said. “But when I was 9, I decided […]

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Women’s Soccer: Aztecs up-and-down form continues

October 24, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Editor’s Note: This story should have been published on October 5, 2017.  As the midway point in the season came and went, the Pima Community College Women’s Soccer team (8-4-1) can feel mostly good about the way they have played so far this year. The Aztecs currently sit in third place in the […]

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The Word: Should NFL players be required to stand for the national anthem before games?

October 19, 2017

THIS ISSUE’S WORD IS IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT ANTHEM PROTESTS BY NFL PLAYERS, CREATING NATIONWIDE CONTROVERSY STORY AND PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN AT EAST CAMPUS Samba Jarju “I don’t think at all that players should be required to stand for the national anthem. As a veteran, I recognize that this protest isn’t about disrespecting […]

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