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SOFTBALL: PCC proving dominant with 11 win streak

SOFTBALL: PCC proving dominant with 11 win streak

By CASEY MUSE JR.  The Pima Community College softball team (29-16, 23-13 ACCAC) has seen success with sophomore ace Bailey Critchlow and freshman Mandy Lorenson going on a tear lately, earning five and six wins in a row, respectively. March 25: PCC 5, Mesa 4/ PCC 5, Mesa 2 The first game was a thriller […]

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Acedo sets sight on Division II

By ZACH SMITH Emilio Acedo’s lifelong dream of achieving college basketball success came to a halt two years after his high school graduation. Acedo left Salpointe Catholic High School in 2011 as the Southern Arizona Player of the Year. Following a standout senior year, he’d garnered interest from several Division II and a few Division […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

By CASEY MUSE JR. I am always talking about how lucky I have been to have had an opportunity to be a part of the Aztec Press. I was one of those people who had no idea what they wanted to do with their life after graduating from high school. After working full time for […]

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 […]

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 […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs move above .500 for the season

BASEBALL: Aztecs move above .500 for the season

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Pima Community College baseball team digs through the opening season schedule they face a 0.028 lower batting average than last year. The Aztecs have 37 more games till their post season, after the Chandler-Gilbert game. Feb. 18: PCC 5, Mesa 8 Manny Ramirez home runs as the Aztecs fall to […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima to host Scottsdale in playoffs

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima to host Scottsdale in playoffs

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College women’s team will be the No. 2 seed for the NJCAA Region I, Division II tournament, and will host No. 3 Scottsdale Community College on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. Pima finished the regular season with a 22-7 overall record and a 17-5 record in conference play. Feb. […]

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Pima heading to national playoffs

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Pima heading to national playoffs

By JASON WEIR The no. 4 ranked Pima Community College women’s basketball team won the Region I Division II title game in convincing fashion on March 5. The Aztecs, led by finals MVP sophomore Shalise Fernander, defeated the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds 78-54 in front of their fans. The win earned PCC a trip to […]

Pima enjoys three-game win streak

Pima enjoys three-game win streak

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (17-12, 12-9 in ACCAC) has found itself on a three-game win streak and has hit the ground running as the 2015-16 regular season play winds down. Pima was victorious in a back-and-fourth game Feb. 20 against South Mountain Community College. The Aztecs won 111-108 in […]

SOFTBALL: No. 9 Aztecs sweep Mesa doubleheader

SOFTBALL: No. 9 Aztecs sweep Mesa doubleheader

By JASON WEIR No. 9 Pima Community College (7-5) swept its Feb. 9 doubleheader at Mesa Community College. The Aztecs won the first game 8-1. Sophomore pitcher Odalis Orduno pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and striking out two. PCC scored the only runs it needed in the second inning, taking a 3-0 […]

GOLF: Women lose eligibility, men win opener

GOLF: Women lose eligibility, men win opener

By MICKEY RAY LAMB The Pima Community College women’s golf team was unable to complete its first meet of the season. “I’m not at liberty to disclose any information at the moment,” head coach Rick Price said, citing eligibility issues. Although the Aztecs participated during the first day of competition, PCC was not permitted to […]

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs avoid back-to-back losses

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs avoid back-to-back losses

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team got right back to their winning ways after having an 11-game win streak snapped on Jan. 23 at Phoenix College. The Aztecs went 3-1 in the two-week span, winning back-to-back games before a loss to Eastern Arizona. A Feb. 10 game at Mesa Community College […]

Aztecs go 4-0 in Holiday Ball-Out Tournament

Aztecs go 4-0 in Holiday Ball-Out Tournament

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (15-5, 7-6 in ACCAC) has gone 3-3 so far in the new year. The Aztecs found themselves in four tight games recently, with all the contests being decided by just a few points one way or the other. The Aztecs came up short against No. […]