Author: Rene Escobar

Pima offensive woes continue

March 29, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR The Aztecs  struggle as they go on a 1-5 over a six game stretch   dropping them into 15-17 overall on the season. Head coach Rich Alday has optimism for the team, saying “we have to focus on the ball.” The Aztecs have had struggles at the plate.   March 24. Game […]

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Aztecs get the spring ball rolling

February 8, 2018

BY RENE ESCOBAR Play ball! Aztec baseball is back, looking forward to the new year putting behind a 30-26 season. With a new year, comes new opportunities. The Aztecs are looking for success in a stout freshman class and the leadership of the second-year returners. Hall of Fame head coach Rich Alday says the team […]

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Cross-country keeps winning

November 2, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR The women’s cross country team continues to keep stride with its winning ways. The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Region I Championships Oct. 29 at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe. The women’s took second place after being narrowly beaten out by Central Arizona College. Freshman […]

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BEST BETS

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   KFMA FALL BALL 10/21 Fall Ball returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Oct. 21, tickets are $40 and VIP $130. It will feature the stylistics of Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Beartooth and Breaking Benjamin. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.   Tucson Half Marathon 5K 10/29 Tucson Medical […]

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Former Olympic coach returns

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Major League Baseball season begins its final stretch, the Aztecs’ baseball season is beginning to take shape. New head coach Rich Alday looks forward to leading a Pima Community College baseball program into a new era, where players are molded into well-rounded men. “For my ball players, it will always […]

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Bruno continues stellar run for PCC

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Top-10 finishes for both men’s and women’s cross country in southern California.   Oct. 14: Mt. San Antonio Community College Invitational   The PCC cross-country teams competed in Walnut, CA on Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of the Mt. SAC CC Invitational. The women’s team finished in third place out of 14 […]

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Retired PCC instructor earns Emeritus award

October 5, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Gustavo Chavez, a retired Pima Community College Hispanics history instructor, has dedicated his life to his heritage and human rights. Chavez recently won the Faculty Emeritus Award from PCC’s governing board. The award is given to longtime retired instructors who have made outstanding contributions to PCC. Chavez’s list of accomplishments is many. […]

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Women’s cross country takes the crown

October 5, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams participated at the ACCAC Conference Championships at Estrella Regional Park in Goodyear Sept. 29. Freshman Katherine Bruno is the ACCAC Conference champion after she took first place in the women’s 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 37.9 seconds. The women’s team […]

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Cross Country: Aztecs sprint into the finals

September 21, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Pima Community College Aztecs Cross Country, had a sub-spectacular day against stiff competition Sept. 15 in the Dave Murray Invitational. The women’s team finished the day in fourth place as freshman Katherine Bruno completed the 2.5-mile race in 22nd place with a time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds. Freshman Sionna Johnson took […]

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National Hypocrisy League

September 7, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR One of American people’s greatest freedoms is the freedom of protest. However, sometimes those who express their right are not truly free. White Nationalists paraded the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, in protest of Confederate monuments being torn down. This caused an uproar among supporters and those that oppose the monuments. At about 9 […]

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Can you dig it? Desert Vista plants trees for Earth Day

May 4, 2017

Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus was feeling an Earth Day vibe April 21 as volunteers from Tucson Trees and Tucson Community Food Bank planted trees in the campus’s community garden. Thirty-five volunteers spent their morning planting 27 trees and three grapevines. The planting represents phase two of a complete garden resurrection, Community Food Bank […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs end their season early

May 4, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR With the regular season coming to an end, the Aztecs did not qualify for postseason play.   April 22: PCC 9, Phoenix College 10/ PCC 1, Phoenix College 4 The Aztecs flexed their offensive might, but the defense whimpered as PCC were swept by 15th ranked Phoenix College. Down by six runs […]

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Don’t cut EPA funds

April 20, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Since his presidency began, President Donald Trump has signed 19 executive orders for varied reasons. One stands out to me as the destroyer of former president Barrack Obama’s legacy. That action came March 28, when Trump signed an order to cut Environmental Protection Agency funds by one fourth. He would trim roughly […]

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BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

April 20, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (18-28, 9-25 ACCAC) has seen better days this  season. In their game against Paradise Valley CC, April 18, both sophomore Miguel Figueroa and head coach James Hisey were ejected after arguing with the umpires about a call. April 8: PCC 5, AWC 11/ PCC 4, AWC 9 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

April 20, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As the men’s college basketball season ends, work for the players is just beginning. The dreams for these athletes is starting to become a reality. The National Basketball Association has begun sending invitations to the nation’s top prospects to attend the combine where scouts, coaches, and general managers find their next franchise […]

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