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MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs fall to Yavapai in playoffs

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall to Yavapai in playoffs

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team lost to Yavapai 3-2 in the semifinals of the Region I playoffs on Oct. 30. It was the same story as the two previous times that Pima played Yavapai this year. Yavapai went up early and Pima fought back, but fell short. Pima controlled the game throughout but […]

CROSS-COUNTRY: Women lengthening strides at ideal time

CROSS-COUNTRY: Women lengthening strides at ideal time

By DIEGO LOZANO III  One week away from the NJCAA National Championships being held in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the Pima Community College cross country teams will need to be at maximum strength and depth to put forth competitive efforts on Nov. 9. They took a step in that direction on Oct. 28, when Pima hosted […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs advance in playoffs with win over Mesa

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs advance in playoffs with win over Mesa

BY JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team defeated Mesa Community College 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 28. Pima freshman Arturo Vega scored the game’s first goal in the 37th minute. Freshman Luis Valenzuela tacked on another one in the 65th minute. “This is something we’ve work for […]

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. […]

FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

FOOTBALL: Pima falls to New Mexico

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College football team fell to New Mexico Military Institute 51-28 on Oct. 19 in the final regular game of the season. “We just didn’t show up,” head coach Pat Nugent said. “I don’t know if it was the long travel time or what, but we didn’t bring it.” New […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: My NFL mid-season report card

ATHLETIC VOICE: My NFL mid-season report card

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  At the start of each NFL season, all fans have high hopes for their teams. Now that we have hit the halfway point of the season, we see where teams really stand.  As is true every season, some teams have exceeded expectations and some haven’t. Teams that exceeded expectations have fans believing […]

Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

Tight-knit Aztecs want national championship

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  Pima Community College women’s basketball coach Todd Holthaus has high expectations for his players this season. Coming off a 17-15 record and a trip to regionals last year, he expects them to take the next step.  “I feel like the work we have put in since June in the weight room and […]

New coach changing team culture

New coach changing team culture

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  It’s been 12 years since the Pima Community College men’s basketball team has had a winning season. Newly hired head coach Brian Peabody plans to change that statistic. Peabody feels he can build a winning team, though he warns it may take a few seasons. “I would love to play as up-tempo […]

New learning center supports athletes

New learning center supports athletes

By DIEGO LOZANO III Pima Community College’s West Campus Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence, which opened last spring, is enjoying high turnout. Lead tutor Walter Henderson said the facility’s mission is to promote academic success. He defined the center as a structured, supervised area with specific rules and regulations. “We don’t play here, we understand […]

Gut check upcoming for Aztecs

Gut check upcoming for Aztecs

By DIEGO LOZANO III As the Pima Community College women’s soccer team enters the mid-point of the season, a schedule with most games away from home does not scream good news. The women slunk out to a shaky start in their first four games, splitting them at 2-2. If that was any signal of what […]

Why the Heat will three-peat

Why the Heat will three-peat

By BETO HOYOS In the last two years, the Miami Heat have revamped their image as champions. Miami remains comfortably at the top of the basketball world.   Back-to-back NBA titles don’t just happen: they’re earned. A third consecutive title is the goal for LeBron James and company this season.   A three-peat will occur […]

Aztecs starting to hit their stride

Aztecs starting to hit their stride

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College men’s soccer team crushed  Chandler-Gilbert Community College 4-1 on Sept. 28. “I thought we played with great energy,” head coach David Cosgrove said. “We were very focused and played with a lot of intensity. We made big plays when we needed to make big plays.” After the first […]

Aztecs take winning strides

Aztecs take winning strides

By DIEGO LOZANO III The Pima Community College women’s soccer team began the 2013 season with a few question marks etched onto this fresh bundle of talent. Coach Kendra Veliz anticipated a period of adjustment for her players as they lunged to a bitter start, going 2-2 in the team’s first four games of the […]

Inexperience starting to show

Inexperience starting to show

By JAIME HERNANDEZ After a hot start to the season, the men’s soccer team is coming back down to earth. The Aztecs opened the season 5-1, but have dropped their last two games. They failed to score a goal in either game. Pima fell to Arizona Western College 3-0 on Sept. 14. AWC got on […]

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. […]