Rene Escobar

Aztecs struggle to finish the season strong

May 3, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR The Aztecs finished the season with a 21-31 and 11-29 in conference play. The Aztecs had a down year with their struggles coming from the offensive component of the game as they left runners on base time after time, along with struggles with scoring in the first games of series. The Aztecs […]

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Aztec Horoscope

April 12, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Aries (March 21 – April 19): Don’t question it. Just go with it; there might be a surprise. It’s up to you to like it or not. Taurus (April 20 – May 21): Stop being so stubborn. Just go with the flow — what’s the worst that can happen? Gemini (May 22 […]

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Aztecs get into foul territory

April 12, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR April 10. Game 1: PCC 4, Arizona Christian University 2 The Aztecs held off a late surge from Arizona Christian to take therst game of the doubleheader atWest Campus on April 10. Sophomore Jose Contreras threwve scoreless innings as he pickedup the win (4-3). He gave up 4 hits with 3 strikeouts […]

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Pima offensive woes continue

March 29, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR The Aztecs  struggle as they go on a 1-5 over a six game stretch   dropping them into 15-17 overall on the season. Head coach Rich Alday has optimism for the team, saying “we have to focus on the ball.” The Aztecs have had struggles at the plate.   March 24. Game […]

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Pima stuggles in conference play

February 24, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Pima Community College baseball opened conference play with a split series as the team drew even against Scottsdale Community College.   Feb. 10, Game 1: Pima CC 5, Scottsdale CC 6. The Aztecs’ efficient offense stuttered against Scottsdale. The team was held scoreless until the sixth inning. Then the Aztecs offensive machine […]

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A Hall of Fame career for the last pick in the NFL

February 21, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, is a name that forever will be associated with the phrase “greatest of all time” or the G.O.A.T. Brady is a five-time champion, a three-time most valuable player award winner and a three-time member of the […]

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This is U.S.: Making America great again

February 8, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Democracy is a system of government by the whole population. As citizens of the United States, we have a say on who we elect into office. As voters and taxpayers, we are the people our political officials work for. As their employer, we should be able to remove any elected official. Our […]

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Aztecs get the spring ball rolling

February 8, 2018

BY RENE ESCOBAR Play ball! Aztec baseball is back, looking forward to the new year putting behind a 30-26 season. With a new year, comes new opportunities. The Aztecs are looking for success in a stout freshman class and the leadership of the second-year returners. Hall of Fame head coach Rich Alday says the team […]

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Best Bets: Dec. 7 – Jan. 15

December 7, 2017

Dec. 7 – Jan. 15 By RENE ESCOBAR For our last Best Bets of the year, we recommend a few of Tucson’s biggest, most loved and family-friendly holiday events, so grab a thermos of hot cocoa and grab the family (or spike it with Bailey’s and grab your friends). 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair Dec. […]

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STOMPING GROUNDS: D&D welcomes pinball wizards

November 16, 2017

Stories and Photos By RENE ESCOBAR The pings and dings of the dazzling lights are still reminiscent of childhood. Down Seventh Street off Fourth Avenue, lies a collection of pinball machines. Owners Robert Nobel and Connie Negley have been running D&D Pinball for the past four years. Passed on from two friends, Nobel and Negley have […]

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Championship results lukewarm

November 16, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR The Aztecs’ hot streak froze in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Both the women’s and men’s teams participated in the NJCAA National Championships. The women finished in 21st place, while the men’s team placed 30th. Freshman standout Katherine Bruno was the top Pima runner as she finished the 5K race in 18th place out […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: East vs. West, the power struggle

November 2, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As 16 former All-Star players have moved organizations, an imbalance of power is in flux within the NBA in the new season. The Eastern conference of the NBA possessed promising intrigue at the start of the season, but that potential train has derailed. On opening night, the Boston Celtics were at the […]

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BEST BETS

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO   KFMA FALL BALL 10/21 Fall Ball returns to Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. On Oct. 21, tickets are $40 and VIP $130. It will feature the stylistics of Pierce The Veil, Thrice, Beartooth and Breaking Benjamin. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.   Tucson Half Marathon 5K 10/29 Tucson Medical […]

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Former Olympic coach returns

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR As the Major League Baseball season begins its final stretch, the Aztecs’ baseball season is beginning to take shape. New head coach Rich Alday looks forward to leading a Pima Community College baseball program into a new era, where players are molded into well-rounded men. “For my ball players, it will always […]

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Bruno continues stellar run for PCC

October 19, 2017

By RENE ESCOBAR Top-10 finishes for both men’s and women’s cross country in southern California.   Oct. 14: Mt. San Antonio Community College Invitational   The PCC cross-country teams competed in Walnut, CA on Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of the Mt. SAC CC Invitational. The women’s team finished in third place out of 14 […]

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