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SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Casey Muse Jr. and Nicholas Trujillo   James takes NJCAA Player of the Year During the Pima Community College men’s basketball season, one sophomore stood apart: Deion James. The sophomore forward was named the 2017 Spalding NJCAA Division II Player of the Year. The week before, James was also named to the NJCAA […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

By CASEY MUSE JR.   Pima Community College has meant so much to so many students over the years. The athletics department has offered opportunities to hundreds of student athletes in various sports.   Many athletes at PCC are in it for the educational benefits, but lately several sports have been in serious contention. Success […]

Life’s a pitch for Lorenson

Life’s a pitch for Lorenson

By CASEY MUSE JR. Freshman pitcher Mandy Lorenson is aware of the commitment necessary to be the best. “I’ve been playing softball my whole life,” Lorenson said. “That’s all I can remember really, playing softball, going to school.” Lorenson grew up in the Oro Valley area and discovered her love for pitching at a very […]

SOFTBALL: Aztecs to face Yavapai in first postseason game

SOFTBALL: Aztecs to face Yavapai in first postseason game

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Aztecs earned the No. 4 seed in the Region I Division I tournament and will face No. 1 seed Yavapai College in the first round. Last year the Aztecs made it to the Region I, Division II Championship game where they lost against Phoneix college, 11-3.   April 25: PCC […]

SOFTBALL: Aztecs drop their five-game win streak

SOFTBALL: Aztecs drop their five-game win streak

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (34-19, 28-16 ACCAC) managed to scrape together some key wins during the back half of the regular season. The bullpen has remained consistent all season and the bats are finding their stoke at the right time of year. April 8: PCC 14, EAC 6/ PCC […]

SOFTBALL: PCC proving dominant with 11 win streak

SOFTBALL: PCC proving dominant with 11 win streak

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (29-16, 23-13 ACCAC) has seen success with sophomore ace Bailey Critchlow and freshman Mandy Lorenson going on a tear lately, earning five and six wins in a row, respectively. March 25: PCC 5, Mesa 4/ PCC 5, Mesa 2 The first game was a thriller […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

By ZACH SMITH Emilio Acedo’s lifelong dream of achieving college basketball success came to a halt two years after his high school graduation. Acedo left Salpointe Catholic High School in 2011 as the Southern Arizona Player of the Year. Following a standout senior year, he’d garnered interest from several Division II and a few Division […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Men's team back on map

ATHLETIC VOICE: Men’s team back on map

 By CASEY MUSE JR. There are many lessons to be learned from the men’s basketball team this past season. The most important: Never give up, no matter what the situation. This motto was building for the Aztecs before the season even started. The program viewed itself as a long shot to land hometown player Deion James, who was coming back after one year of […]

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

By CASEY MUSE JR. I am always talking about how lucky I have been to have had an opportunity to be a part of the Aztec Press. I was one of those people who had no idea what they wanted to do with their life after graduating from high school. After working full time for […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs earn win at nationals, wrap up great season

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs earn win at nationals, wrap up great season

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team cruised into the NJCAA national tournament after a great season at the conference level. The Aztecs played each of their opponents close and did everything they could to make the Pima community proud. The team finished with a record of 22-13, and brought home […]

James happy to put team on his back

James happy to put team on his back

By CASEY MUSE JR.  Sophomore big man Deion James has sparked the Pima Community College men’s basketball program this season with both his play on the court and his swagger off it. No, not his “swag.” Swagger in the sense that James keeps things professional while remaining approachable and light-hearted. The kid carries himself in […]

Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

Aztecs to face Glendale in playoff game.

 By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s basketball team will be the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Region I, Division II tournament. PCC will host No. 3 seed Glendale Com munity College on March 8. During their final five games of the sea son, Pima won two games and lost three. Feb. 15: PCC 110, Cochise 102 […]

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find batting consistency

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find batting consistency

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College softball team has entered the full swing of the regular season. Players are looking to establish some consistency with their bats as they look to reach their full potential. Feb. 16: PCC 10, Colorado Northwestern 13 / PCC 6, Colorado Northwestern 3 The Aztecs split a non-conference […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

ATHLETIC VOICE: Madness launches March 14

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ah, March. This the month in which the weather warms, the plants grow and the nation’s most intense single-elimination sports tournament occurs. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament will take place March 14-April 3, with games occurring in venues all across the country. The tournament is an opportunity for 68 […]

SOFTBALL: Aztecs looking for consistency during season start

SOFTBALL: Aztecs looking for consistency during season start

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College softball team eased into the season with some key wins at the beginning of conference play. The Aztecs are striving for consistency in their pitching as well as trying to keep their bats healthy. Jan. 31: PCC 0, Arizona Western 6 / PCC 5, Arizona Western 4 The Aztecs […]