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SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Casey Muse Jr. and Nicholas Trujillo   James takes NJCAA Player of the Year During the Pima Community College men’s basketball season, one sophomore stood apart: Deion James. The sophomore forward was named the 2017 Spalding NJCAA Division II Player of the Year. The week before, James was also named to the NJCAA […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

ATHLETIC VOICE: PCC athletics department well rounded

By CASEY MUSE JR.   Pima Community College has meant so much to so many students over the years. The athletics department has offered opportunities to hundreds of student athletes in various sports.   Many athletes at PCC are in it for the educational benefits, but lately several sports have been in serious contention. Success […]

GOLF: Men’s golf takes third straight NJCAA Region I Championship title

GOLF: Men’s golf takes third straight NJCAA Region I Championship title

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO As the season winds down for the Pima Community College golf team’s, sophomore Desiree Hong captured her second ACCAC Player of the Year award. The men’s team took home their third straight Region I Division I Championship, despite having finished third or worse in all of their meets. MEN’S April 17-18: Paradise […]

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 […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

BASEBALL: Aztecs continue fire and ice trend

By: Rene Escobar The Pima Community College baseball team (15-17, 6-14 conference) has shown a fire-and-ice trend as the team starts out hot but cools off as the game wears on. “It’s a long season,” sophomore catcher Shawn Bracamontes said. “We’ll figure it out.” March 4: PCC 8, Glendale 9/ PCC 2 Glendale CC 6 […]

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

TRACK & FIELD: Shoultz first in high jump at championships

By Katelyn Roberts After hosting their own indoor invitational, the Aztecs take to the road, with their next home meet on April 8. NJCAA Indoor National Championships The Aztecs headed to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 3 and 4, to compete in the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Sophomore Sam Shoultz placed first in high jump with 7 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pro hockey finds home in Old Pueblo

Pro hockey finds home in Old Pueblo

By CASEY MUSE JR. Ice hockey surely is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of things to do in Tucson. Average temperatures regularly reach the 70s during winter months and snow is pretty much a foreign object. Despite all that, the National Hockey League Arizona Coyotes agreed in April 2016 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: A semester well done

ATHLETIC VOICE: A semester well done

By EDDIE CELAYA In a semester punctuated by a bench-clearing brouhaha, Pima Community College sports was never a bore to follow. The fall sports schedule, like the semester, is coming to an end. Let’s look back on how PCC teams and individuals performed. There was the football team, led by unexpected starting quarterback Justin Martin. […]

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

FOOTBALL: Pima takes one of two games

By CASEY MUSE JR   The Pima Community College football team (3-5, 2-4 in WSFL) came close to completing a big comeback in a road contest against Glendale Community College on Nov. 5, but lost 30-24. The Aztecs battled in the first half to a manageable 16-10 deficit, but it was all Glendale in the […]

MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team opened the season with two decisive non-conference victories, a 127-68 win over Vegas Impact and a 138-63 win over Three Kings Prep Academy from Windsor Ontario, Canada. Pima was scheduled to play Arizona Christian Academy Nov. 9. The game took place after the Aztec […]

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs end season with 8-20 record

VOLLEYBALL: Aztecs end season with 8-20 record

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO  The Pima Community College volleyball team finished its season with an 8-20 overall record, 2-14 in ACCAC conference play. The season ended with two road losses. After losing in straight sets on the road at South Mountain Community College on Oct. 26, the Aztecs traveled to Mesa for their final match. They […]

MEN'S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

MEN’S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

  By FRANCISCO ZAPATA A post-game altercation involving Pima Community College and Phoenix College players and fans controversially disqualified the Pima men’s soccer team from further postseason play. The Aztecs won their third consecutive Division I, Region I title Oct. 29 after defeating Phoenix College 3-1. The win qualified PCC for a four-team NJCAA West […]