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Men's tennis prepares for Nationals

Men’s tennis prepares for Nationals

By Chris Beck Photo by Steve Choice After an outstanding regular season, the Pima Community College men’s tennis team will cap that journey by making a trip to nationals. The team secured its spot in the national tournament in the first day of the regional tournament, which was held April 19-20. “We had a great […]

Women's golf off to nationals, men to regionals

Women’s golf off to nationals, men to regionals

Story and Photo by James Kelley The Pima Community College women’s golf team finished its regular season on a high note, as they earned a spot at nationals in Florida, while the men’s team is heading to regionals. The Aztecs’ spot at the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament was not really in […]

Women's tennis ready for nationals

Women’s tennis ready for nationals

Story and photos by Steve Choice The Pima Community College women’s tennis team will get a little something extra in its May Day basket this year. That would be an invite to NJCAA Championships, which kick off May 1 at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson. As the host school, the Aztecs receive an automatic […]

Online Extra: Women's basketball finishes seventh at Nationals

Online Extra: Women’s basketball finishes seventh at Nationals

Story by Eric Townsend Photos by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College women’s basketball team finished a bittersweet fifth place at Nationals, as a key injury and inopportune foul trouble may have cost the team its championship dreams. The No. 5 seed Aztecs (28-8) opened the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships with a […]

Online Extra: Men's basketball puts itself on the map with 7th place finish

Online Extra: Men’s basketball puts itself on the map with 7th place finish

Story by Chris Beck Photo by Daniel Gaona A year ago, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team was 10-20 and had never made an appearance on the national stage. Today, the Aztecs have turned the program around, capping a “magical” 20-16 season by placing seventh in its first trip to Nationals. The Aztecs locked […]

Online Extra: Women’s basketball team recovers to take fifth place

Online Extra: Women’s basketball team recovers to take fifth place

By James Kelley Photos by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College women’s basketball team closed out its season with a win in the fifth-place game at Nationals. The fifth-seeded Aztecs (28-8) beat No. 6 seed Parkland (Ill.) College 77-65 to finish fifth at the 12-team National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament. Sophomore center […]

Online Extra: Men's basketball takes 7th place at Nationals

Online Extra: Men’s basketball takes 7th place at Nationals

By James Kelley Photos by Daniel Gaona The Cinderella season for the Pima Community College men’s basketball team ended Saturday with a win in the seventh-place game at Nationals, their third win in a row. The unseeded Aztecs (20-16) beat No. 4 seed St. Clair County (Mich.) Community College 59-52 in the seventh-place game of […]

Online Extra: Men’s basketball advances to 7th place game

Online Extra: Men’s basketball advances to 7th place game

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College men’s basketball won its second Consolation Bracket game in a row at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament. The Aztecs (19-16) beat fellow unseeded team Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, 74-66 on Friday to secure a spot in the seventh […]

Online Extra: Women’s basketball advances to 5th place game

Online Extra: Women’s basketball advances to 5th place game

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College women’s basketball team rebounded on Friday as it won its first Consolation Bracket game at National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament. The fifth seeded Aztecs (27-8) beat eighth seeded Illinois Valley Community College 77-76 to secure a spot in the fifth […]

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Online Extra: Women’s basketball falls without stars

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The loss of Abyee Maracigan and the foul trouble of Tia Morrison was too much to overcome for the Pima Community College women’s basketball team as its national title hopes ended Thursday. The fifth-seeded Aztecs (26-8) lost to fourth-seeded Schoolcraft (Mich.) College 65-56 in the quarterfinals of […]

Online Extra: Men’s basketball rolls without Peterson

Online Extra: Men’s basketball rolls without Peterson

Story by James Kelley Photo by Chris Beck Playing without its biggest star, the Pima Community College men’s basketball team won a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament Consolation Bracket game in dominant fashion. The Aztecs (18-16) beat Mercer County (N.J.) College, 79-58, on Thursday, without sophomore forward Travares Peterson. He left their […]

Online Extra: Women’s basketball earns first round blowout

Online Extra: Women’s basketball earns first round blowout

Story and photo by James Kelley The Pima Community College women’s basketball team opened the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament in style with a blowout victory. The No. 5 seed Aztecs (26-7) beat unseeded Bismarck State College (N.D.) 82-56 on March 17. Pima jumped out to a 14-0 lead and held the […]

Online Extra: Men’s basketball loses first round game

Online Extra: Men’s basketball loses first round game

Story by James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona The Pima Community College men’s basketball team lost its opening round game of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament, 76-69, to Lincoln (Ill.) College. With the close loss, Pima moves into the consolation bracket and will play March 18 at 9 a.m. Tucson time. […]

Basketball teams combine for a double-double

Basketball teams combine for a double-double

By James Kelley Photo by Daniel Gaona Going to Nationals in the same year isn’t the only thing the Pima Community College basketball teams have in common. Both won the Region title in their coach’s second year. Last year, the women went to Nationals in head coach Todd Holthaus’ sophomore campaign. This season, men’s head […]