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VOLLEYBALL: Season comes to an end

VOLLEYBALL: Season comes to an end

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College volleyball team’s season came to an end after losing to Scottsdale Community College in the elimination match of the region I, division II tournament. This was the second straight year the Aztecs made the tournament. The Aztecs struggled early in the first set and would find themselves down […]

VOLLEYBALL: Pima fighting for final playoff spot

VOLLEYBALL: Pima fighting for final playoff spot

By BETO HOYOS  The Pima Community College volleyball team is seeking the final spot in the Region I, Division II playoffs as the Aztecs head into their last game of the regular season at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Nov. 1. Pima beat Chandler-Gilbert in four sets earlier this month at the West Campus. On Oct. […]

Team splits four October matches

Team splits four October matches

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College volleyball team started October with two victories, but fell short in its next two matches. The team was scheduled to play No. 11 Arizona Western College in Yuma on Oct. 16. The match took place after Aztec Press went to the printer. On Oct. 11, the Aztecs (13-10, […]

VOLLEYBALL: Team battles through tough conference play

VOLLEYBALL: Team battles through tough conference play

By BETO HOYOS   The Aztecs (11-8, 2-5 in conference) fell to Mesa Community College on Sept. 27 in three hard-fought sets.   Down early in the first set, the Aztecs made a run that gave them a 14-10 lead. In that stretch, freshman Alexis Ammerman helped ignite a cold offense with three kills.   […]

Pitts keeps the ball in her court

Pitts keeps the ball in her court

By BETO HOYOS   Sports have always been a passion for Pima Community College sophomore volleyball player Courtney Pitts.   Although she played other sports, her talents blossomed when she began playing volleyball in sixth grade.   At Tucson’s Catalina High School, she and her teammates made multiple state volleyball tournament appearances. Pitts was named […]

Aztecs play strong at Scottsdale tournament

Aztecs play strong at Scottsdale tournament

By BETO HOYOS With the volleyball season in full swing, the Pima Community College volleyball team has been riding a hot streak as of late. The Aztecs spent two days away from home Sept. 13-14 for the Scottsdale Classic Tournament. The women had a strong showing, triumphing in three of their four games in Scottsdale. […]

VOLLEYBALL: Pima’s bid for nationals ends

VOLLEYBALL: Pima’s bid for nationals ends

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The Pima Community College volleyball team’s season ended on Nov. 2, as it fell to Scottsdale Community College in the Region 1 double-elimination tournament. The loss left PCC’s final mark at 14-14. “All in all, the season was more than we could have hoped for,” head coach Dan Bithell said. “We played […]

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs end losing streak, look to regionals

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs end losing streak, look to regionals

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The Pima Community College volleyball team ended a four-match losing streak on Oct. 19 with a four-set victory over Chandler-Gilbert Community College. PCC dropped the first set, but came back to take control in the second. The Aztecs were able to hang on to take the third and fourth sets. Sophomore Cheryl […]

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs going the distance for wins

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs going the distance for wins

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The Pima Community College volleyball team had its home-undefeated streak snapped on Oct. 5, falling in five sets to Phoenix College. The squad now sits at 11-9 on the campaign, and has won nine of its last 11 matches. The 17-25, 17-25, 25-18, 31-29, 8-15 loss marked the fourth straight match the […]

VOLLEYBALL: Pima serves up some home cooking

VOLLEYBALL: Pima serves up some home cooking

By CLYNISHA STEVENS The Pima Community College volleyball team won its first two home matches of the season, and now stands with a record of 9-8. Pima played at home against Yavapai College on Sept. 26, but the Aztec Press had gone to print before results were available. Pima had its seven-game winning streak snapped […]

VOLLEYBALL: Team setting high goals for season

VOLLEYBALL: Team setting high goals for season

BY CLYNISHA STEVENS The Pima Community College volleyball team has had a rough beginning, but sophomore setter Kami Humphrey believes better things are yet to come. “I have a lot of confidence, because I feel like we’re a lot better skill-wise this year,” Humphrey said. “I think we will push through the tough times. We […]

Volleyball veteran in line for academic award

Volleyball veteran in line for academic award

    By AMY ZAMBRANO   Year after year, many athletes want to join Pima Community College teams. Only those willing to leave their hearts on the court make it. Czarina Schutt, 19, is one athlete who made a name for herself on the PCC volleyball team. Her coach, Dan Bithell, named her team captain […]

Season ends with losses

Season ends with losses

  By AMY ZAMBRANO   The Pima Community College volleyball team concluded the season with losses against Mesa and South Mountain community colleges. The (3-21-0 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) Aztecs hoped to finish their season strong but instead came home empty-handed. The team had an 11-game losing streak, then three wins at a San Diego […]

Volleyball season comes to an end

Volleyball season comes to an end

By AMY ZAMBRANO The Pima Community College Volleyball team concluded the season with losses against Mesa Community College and South Mountain Community College. The (3-21-0 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) Aztecs hoped to finish their season strong but instead came home empty handed. The team had an 11-game losing streak, then three wins at a […]

From the archives: Bithell has coached volleyball for a decade

From the archives: Bithell has coached volleyball for a decade

By MYLO ERICKSON   Dan Bithell has been the head coach of the Aztec Women’s Volleyball team since 2000 when he took over for Heather Moore. Bithell was the assistant coach for the team for six years prior.  The season before Bithell replaced Moore as the head coach of the Lady Aztecs, they’re record was […]