RSSAll Entries in the "Sports" Category

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 […]

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 […]

TENNIS: Esquer still building program

TENNIS: Esquer still building program

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO With the Pima Community College tennis squads completing the first half of their season, head coach Ian Esquer will gear up his teams for the NJCAA Region I Tournament at Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale, Arizona. “For the amount of time we have been practicing, they’ve done a good job of stepping up to the plate and competing against all kinds of […]

GOLF: Hong swings in first

GOLF: Hong swings in first

By DAVID W. SKINNER As the post-season approaches, the Pima Community College men’s golf team will host a home invitational on April 9-10 at the Silverbell Golf Course. Meanwhile, the PCC’s women’s golf team will pack their bags for a two-day event at Paradise Valley. MEN’S TEAM The Pima Community College men’s golf team placed fifth at the South Mountain Invitational as freshman Derek Lozier […]

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find winning consistency

SOFTBALL: Pima trying to find winning consistency

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (25-12, 19-9 conference) has been playing well in March and has found consistency in several aspects of the game. March 4: PCC 4, Phoenix 10/ PCC 1, Phoenix 12 The No. 18 Aztecs fell behind 4-0 early in the first game against the No. 2 […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

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 […]

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

By Katelyn Roberts After hosting their own indoor invitational, the Aztecs take to the road, with their next home meet on April 8. NJCAA Indoor National Championships The Aztecs headed to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 3 and 4, to compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Sam Shoultz placed first in high jump with 7 […]

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 […]