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TENNIS: Aztecs struggle in early season conference

TENNIS: Aztecs struggle in early season conference

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a series of scrimmages, the Pima Community College tennis teams played conference meets against Mesa and Glendale to start their season. “The team adapts really well to play styles they have never seen before,” head coach Ian Esquer said. WOMEN’S TEAM March 9: PCC 0, Mesa CC 9 In their third […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs fall short in championship game

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The No. 2 Pima Community College women’s basketball team (23-8, 16-6 conference) closed out their season on an early note after losing to No. 1 Mesa CC Thunderbirds. Last season, the Aztecs overcame the Thunderbirds and made their way to third place in the NJCAA championship tournament. Last season, the Aztecs were […]

GOLF: PCC improves tournament play

GOLF: PCC improves tournament play

By DAVID W. SKINNER The Pima Community College women’s golf team locked up two second place finishes at the Chandler- Gilbert Invitation and South Mountain Invitational. The men’s team finished fifth at the Estrella Mountain Invitational in Feb., nine strokes behind fourth place. March 7-8: Estrella Mountain Invitational. PCC 584 Freshman Cooper Cordova carried the […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

ATHLETIC VOICE: Tucson: Bye-bye baseball

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 […]

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 […]

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

 By KATELYN ROBERTS With the Aztecs’ last meet before nationals under their belts, every national qualifier earned is being counted. On Feb. 17, Pima Community College’s track and field teams competed in the NAU Tune-Up Meet in Flagstaff. Freshman Colin Dylla qualified nationally for the 800-meter race with a time of 1 minute and 58.17 seconds, taking fifth place  Freshman Filimone Tu-avao qualified in the weight […]

New coach surprises at preseason tourney

New coach surprises at preseason tourney

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After a sweep against Imperial College, the Pima Community College men’s and women’s teams played in a preseason tournament in Mesa. “It went really well,” head coach Ian Esquer said. Other schools such as Eastern Arizona and Arizona Christian University weren’t expecting the new coach and his team to get as far […]

GOLF: Men’s team seeks improvement, women’s team stays consistent

GOLF: Men’s team seeks improvement, women’s team stays consistent

By DAVID W. SKINNER Both teams are keeping pace after the Pima Community College men’s golf team placed sixth in the Mesa Community College invitational on Feb. 6 and the women’s team placed second. The women’s team took second place for the second time in a row while the men’s team improved to place fourth […]

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 […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima riding wave to postseason

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s basketball team is currently averaging 83.2 points per game, an improvement from the previous seasons 72.6 points per game average. The Aztecs have also improved their three-point accuracy, hitting 30.7 percent as opposed to 21.9 percent last season. Their overall field goal percentage has also seen a […]

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

TRACK & FIELD: Aztecs break records and nationally qualify

By: KATELYN ROBERTS As Pima Community College presses on, Aztecs made five more national qualifying marks between the men’s and women’s teams at the Aztec Indoor Invitational. PCC hosted the tournament at West Campus. Records were also broken during the Arizona Indoor Invitational, hosted by Glendale Community College.   Feb. 3-4: Aztec Indoor Invitational WOMEN’S […]

GOLF: Hong ties for first

GOLF: Hong ties for first

By DAVID W. SKINNER The Pima Community College golf teams took a swing in two opening invitational’s held in Mesa and Scottsdale. Feb. 5-6: Mesa Invitational The women’s team finished in second overall, with Desiree Hong tieing for first in. The men’s team finished 10 strokes behind and placed sixth overall. Feb. 13-14: Scottsdale Invitational […]

TENNIS: Team's sweep openers

TENNIS: Team’s sweep openers

By: Nicholas Trujillo With a new coach at the helm for both Pima Community College tennis teams, Ian Esquer starts off his season 1-0, for the men’s and women’s teams. MEN’S Feb. 4: PCC 9, Imperial Valley 0 The men’s team earned a 9-0 sweep against Imperial Valley College. Fresman Francisco Sotelo swept his No. […]