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Strong b-ball group returns

Strong b-ball group returns

By CHRISTRIAN 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 […]

PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

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 with an overall record of 15-5-1. Oct. 26: No. 20 PCC 3, Arizona Western CC 4  In the NJCAA […]

Hernandez having a ball

Hernandez having a ball

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 […]

As stretch run looms, Aztecs up-and-down form continues

As stretch run looms, Aztecs up-and-down form continues

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Goal oriented: Women's soccer dominates with five-game streak

Goal oriented: Women’s soccer dominates with five-game streak

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team have put themselves in an ideal situation heading into the season finale and regional tournament. Only the top six teams in the region are invited to the regional tournament, with the top two seeds both receiving […]

After shaky start, PCC women's soccer picks up steam

After shaky start, PCC women’s soccer picks up steam

Photo and story by CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After a couple of early season losses, Pima Community College dropped out of the latest NJCAA Top 20 Poll, which was released Sept. 12. The Aztecs received some votes to be included in the top 20, but it wasn’t enough to garner a national ranking. It wasn’t all bad […]

Womens soccer: Sophomore squad showcase strength

Womens soccer: Sophomore squad showcase strength

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Coming off a successful year in 2016, in which the Aztecs finished with a record of 16-6-1 and reached the NJCAA Region 1 Final, 16-year Pima Community College head coach Kendra Veliz has high expectations heading into the new season. “Considering how we finished last year, losing in the regional final to […]