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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 […]

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team (3-5, 2-4 in WSFL) came close to completing a big comeback in a road contest against Glendale Community College on Nov. 5, but lost 30-24. The Aztecs battled in the first half to a manageable 16-10 deficit, but it was all Glendale in the […]

FOOTBALL: Pima survives early season test

FOOTBALL: Pima survives early season test

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team played an extremely tight contest against Scottsdale Community College on Sept. 18, ultimately pulling out a one-point win. Each team traded blows in the high-scoring 34-33 game. The Aztecs (2-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) heavily utilized the passing game to stay competitive. Freshman quarterback Justin […]

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College football team hopes to build on a successful 2015 season despite facing a tough conference schedule for 2016. The Aztecs committed five turnovers and were held scoreless Sept. 10 in a 20-0 loss to No. 5 Arizona Western College in Yuma. AWC set the tone with a […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: America's true sports pastime returns

ATHLETIC VOICE: America’s true sports pastime returns

By CASEY MUSE JR This country loves football. Not soccer but good old American football. The NFL returned Sept. 8 and continued with a full slate of Sunday games on the 11th. The league anxiously hopes to hear that it topped ratings records that were set just one season ago. Last year, the NFL saw […]

Aztecs lose in WSFL Title

Aztecs lose in WSFL Title

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (7-4) fell short in its bid to claim the program’s first Western States Football League championship on Saturday. The No. 3 seeded Aztecs lost at No. 1 Snow College 26-16 in Ephraim, Utah. This was the second time in three games that the Aztecs traveled to […]

FOOTBALL: No. 3 Aztecs head to playoffs

FOOTBALL: No. 3 Aztecs head to playoffs

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College football team (6-3, 5-3 in WSFL) played through a rough first half and held the lead at the break but was unable to maintain the lead in the second half against No. 8 Snow College. The Aztecs surrendered 28 unanswered points in the third quarter in their 48-27 […]

Aztec’s winning streak ends in Mesa

Aztec’s winning streak ends in Mesa

by STEVEN FOWLER A late rally came up short as the Pima Community College football team (4-1, 3-1 in ACCAC) suffered its first loss of the season, Sept. 19 against Mesa Community College. The Aztecs surrendered 20 points in the first quarter and were unable to take the lead resulting in a 41-27 loss in […]

Phenomenal players’ lead defense

Phenomenal players’ lead defense

by STEVEN FOWLER Everything is coming together for the (4-1) Pima Community College football team in what appears to be a Cinderella story. A year ago, no one expected a team that ranked near the bottom of every category to be doing this well. In 2014, the Aztec’s defense finished far from satisfying. Following the […]

Pima looks to have best start in program’s history

Pima looks to have best start in program’s history

By STEVEN FOWLER The No. 12 ranked Pima Community College football team (4-0, 0-0 in ACCAC)  continues their winning streak and is on their way to having the best start in program history. The Aztecs latest victory was an impressive 58-31 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Sept. 12. In the first half Pima […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Is football worth the risks?

ATHLETIC VOICE: Is football worth the risks?

By CALEB FOSTER Athletes face the threat of concussions or other serious injuries every time they walk on the field, court or ring. Is playing worth the risk? Football is regarded as one of the most dangerous sports, especially when played at the professional level. On Feb. 1, the New England Patriots outlasted the Seattle […]

Pima football signs 42

Pima football signs 42

By WILL WILLCOXSON Eleven former Pima Community College football players have committed to different four-year universities. Most notable are defensive lineman Kendall Huey and defensive back Markell Simmons who have committed to play football at the University of Utah. Simmons had four interceptions last season, two of them for touchdowns. Utah finished with a 9-4 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Throw a red flag at the NFL

ATHLETIC VOICE: Throw a red flag at the NFL

By ALFRED DICOCHEA III When the New England Patriots wrapped up a 28-24 Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1, the NFL finished its worst PR season ever. New England won its fourth title while the NFL was conducting yet another investigation of the controversial franchise, ruining the integrity of the game. […]

FOOTBALL: Season ends with three wins

FOOTBALL: Season ends with three wins

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College football team finished in sixth place in the final tournament standings and ended the season with a 3-8 overall record. “Sure it was a tough season but like I’ve said before, there’s no need for pity,” head coach Jim Monaco said. On a brighter note to the end […]

FOOTBALL: No. 10 AWC overpowers Pima

FOOTBALL: No. 10 AWC overpowers Pima

By BETO HOYOS After a week off, the Pima Community College football team traveled to Yuma on Sept. 27 with hopes of picking up its second win of the season. No. 10 Arizona Western College didn’t cooperate, defeating the Aztecs 49-13. Throughout the first quarter and most of the second, the Aztecs’ offense was as […]