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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 […]

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton win NJCAA Region I Doubles championship title

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton win NJCAA Region I Doubles championship title

BY NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams both took part in the Region I tournament, but only one group came out on top. NJCAA Region I Tournament   WOMEN The women’s team reached the semifinals of postseason play for the Region I tournament. However, both the team and individual players […]

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 […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs end their season early

BASEBALL: Aztecs end their season early

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 […]

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

BASEBALL: Inconsistency plaguing Pima at end of season

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 […]

You have to climb to be king of the rock

You have to climb to be king of the rock

If you come from a different part of the country or even spent significant time out of town, you can appreciate the mountain views in every direction we Tucsonans get to enjoy year round. At the same time, it would be a shame to let the mountains remain simply a distant view from the city. […]

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

GOLF: Women take 2nd at Paradise Valley Invitational

By DAVID SKINNER The Pima Community College teams will have the chance to compete in the NJCAA Division I championship in Garden City, Kansas, on May 5.   MEN’S TEAM April 9-10: PCC invitational The Aztecs finished just two strokes behind Mesa Community College and eight strokes behind South Mountain Community College, which ended up […]

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

TENNIS: Avalos and Ton take the doubles title

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After both of Pima Community College teams closed out regular season play, they then went to play in the regional tournament at the Paseo Rcquet Center in Glendale. MEN’S TEAM April 6: PCC 9, Glendale CC 0 In the final regular season home match, the men’s tennis team (4-3, 3-3 ACCAC) dominated its […]

Sports briefs

Sports briefs

Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo With the winter season ending and the spring seasons already well underway, Pima Community College has had many student-athletes earn awards for their efforts in the season. Others have accepted offers from universities.   Stallworth earns top rank for second time This year marks the second year in a row that […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

ATHLETIC VOICE: Raise NBA age limit

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 […]

TRACK AND FIELD: A long (jump) and winding road

TRACK AND FIELD: A long (jump) and winding road

By EDDIE CELAYA Standing nearly 6 feet tall with stunning red hair, sophomore Hannah Bartz is used to standing out in a crowd. Put her on the track and she doesn’t just stand out; she races to the front of the pack. “We were always pretty fast in elementary school,” Bartz said of herself and her equally fast, just as brightly […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

 By KATELYN ROBERTS After a home meet at the Willie Williams Invitational, Pima Community College track and field hits the road until April 8.  March 23-25: Puma Outdoor Meet WOMEN’S Freshman Alyssa Watkins took third with her hammer throw, setting a mark of 155 feet, 1 inch. Watkins earned an outdoor national qualifier mark. Freshman Rhiannon Bearup qualified nationally with her time of 1 minute […]

BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

 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 […]