Author: Rene Escobar

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

April 6, 2017

Who or what can stop the drug flow into our country? President Donald Trump? Border Patrol agents? A wall? The answer is simple: nothing. Trump has vowed to “destroy criminal cartels.” How is he going to accomplish such a feat? Hell, I don’t even know how any country can. Cartels are an intricate and complex infrastructure with multiple leaders supervising numerous aspects of […]

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BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

April 6, 2017

 By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (17-23, 8-20 AC CAC) has ridden an up and down wave as they split twice and lost twice in a row March 25: PCC 10, South Mountain 9/ PCC 8, South Mountain 9 The Aztecs won in extra innings in a high-drama match up at South Mountain. Freshman Jesus Solis drew a lead-off walk at […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

March 23, 2017

By: Rene Escobar The Pima Community College baseball team (15-17, 6-14 conference) has shown a fire-and-ice trend as the team starts out hot but cools off as the game wears on. “It’s a long season,” sophomore catcher Shawn Bracamontes said. “We’ll figure it out.” March 4: PCC 8, Glendale 9/ PCC 2 Glendale CC 6 […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

March 23, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Baseball has not been played in Tucson since April of 2012 the last baseball club to call Tucson home were the Tucson Padres, Triple-A affiliate for Major League Baseball club San Diego Padres. But will Kino Stadium remain empty through the baseball season? Not for long I say. Tucson has always had […]

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Desert Vista library re-opens

March 2, 2017

  By RENE ESCOBAR  Pima Community College’s Desert Vista library has reopened after being closed 14 months for renovation. The college used federal Title V grant funds to pay for the $1 million project. The renovated library exhibits a modern look with glass walls and open floor space. It features all-new furnishings, computers and outlet […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs move above .500 for the season

March 2, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Pima Community College baseball team digs through the opening season schedule they face a 0.028 lower batting average than last year. The Aztecs have 37 more games till their post season, after the Chandler-Gilbert game. Feb. 18: PCC 5, Mesa 8 Manny Ramirez home runs as the Aztecs fall to […]

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BASEBALL: Aztecs go even in four-game series

February 16, 2017

By: RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team trounced its way into the season, picking up three straight wins against the University of Arizona Club team.   Feb. 3: PCC 2, El Paso 5 / PCC 14, El Paso 8 In the first game, the Aztecs scored their only two runs in the second […]

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Which pro dunk was best?

February 16, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR The NBA Slam Dunk Contest, one of the greatest athletic competitions, will feature the best dunkers the league has to offer on Feb. 18 in New Orleans. The dunk contest has showcased some of the most spectacular feats in sports, but which was the greatest ever? We’re not talking one dunk but […]

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