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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 […]

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 […]

Athletics audit suggests changes in record-keeping

Athletics audit suggests changes in record-keeping

By EDDIE CELAYA An internal audit of Pima Community College athletics department business practices found late deposits, lax internal controls and improperly stored athletes’ documents. The audit said current studentathlete’s files are properly secured at the Downtown Campus, but older records dating to the 1980s are kept in two separate broom closets in the West […]

Coach earns unprecedented 400 wins

Coach earns unprecedented 400 wins

By JASON WEIR Softball head coach Armando Quiroz recently surpassed 400 wins at Pima Community College. He had 412 wins as of April 4, the most on record at PCC. The milestone caused the coach to reflect on his eight seasons with the Aztecs. “My thoughts go to all the talented and wonderful young ladies […]

Aztecs sweep two doubleheaders

Aztecs sweep two doubleheaders

By JASON WEIR The No. 9 ranked Pima Community College softball team (11-7, 8-4 in ACCAC) was involved in three doubleheader sweeps Feb. 13-20, with two of them ending in their favor. Two PCC players were honored for their play Feb. 8-14. Sophomore Odalis Orduno was named both the ACCAC Division II Pitcher of the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Athletes named All-American

Athletes named All-American

Pima Community College athletes  continued to win accolades in December. Women’s soccer player Shannon Shields, a sophomore forward, was named first team NJCAA All-American. She was also named to the Second Team of the 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division I All-American list when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America released its All-American teams. Shields […]

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Complied by Beto Hoyos Pima recognizes academic, athletic excellence Pima Community College recognized four student athletes as recipients and finalists of the Lawrence R. Teledo Leadership Award during a presentation at the Board of Govenors meeting on April 16. Recipients Scotty Watson and Kamre Cady, along with finalists Ben Gershman and Victoria Mariscal, were introduced […]

Pima splits doubleheader with Glendale

Pima splits doubleheader with Glendale

By JOSE SANTIAGO III The Pima Community College baseball team split a doubleheader at Glendale Community College on March 25, bringing their season record to 22-15. Pima lost the first game 2-0. Freshman Chris Kucko took the loss. He pitched six innings, recording six strikeouts but giving up two runs. The Aztecs won the second […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima falls to Chandler-Gilbert

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima falls to Chandler-Gilbert

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost to Chandler-Gilbert Community College 1-0 in the Region I Semifinal playoffs on Oct. 31. The Aztecs had chances throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on any scoring opportunities. The game was scoreless at the half. Chandler-Gilbert’s lone goal came in the 59th minute of […]

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Veterans lead youthful squad

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Veterans lead youthful squad

By DIEGO LOZANO III With the majority of Pima Community College women’s soccer team entering as newcomers, coach Kendra Veliz will look to her returning core of sophomores to guide the young squad through new waters. “We have eight returners and they’re pretty good ladies, I’ll say,” a smiling Veliz said. Working 10-plus freshmen into the […]

TENNIS: Aztecs taking their show to Broadway

TENNIS: Aztecs taking their show to Broadway

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s tennis team won’t need an atlas or a GPS device to get to this year’s NJCAA national tournament venue. The 11th-ranked Aztecs will enjoy home-court advantage when the best in the nation throw down on May 5-10 at the Reffkin Tennis Center. The facility is located at […]