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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 […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

By MARIA ANGULO The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost 3-0 to No. 1 Paradise Valley Community College in the Region I, Division I championship final on Oct. 29. The road loss marked the third straight year that Pima (16-6-1) reached the finals without advancing to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The Pumas […]

CROSS COUNTRY: Felzien sets school record at invitational

CROSS COUNTRY: Felzien sets school record at invitational

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams closed out the regular season on Oct. 14 at the Mount San Antonio College Invitational in Walnut, California. The Aztec women finished eighth out of 17 teams in a 3-mile race with a team score of 239 points. Sophomore Samantha Felzien […]

VOLLEYBALL: Team finding its stride

VOLLEYBALL: Team finding its stride

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The Pima Community College volleyball team is gaining momentum, taking second place at a recent tournament in San Diego, California. The team also has an injured player. Sophomore Victoria Davis has a stress fracture on her left tibia bone and will be unable to play until she receives medical clearance.  Sept. 14: […]

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

FOOTBALL: After taste of success, Aztecs hungry for more

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College football team hopes to build on a successful 2015 season despite facing a tough conference schedule for 2016. The Aztecs committed five turnovers and were held scoreless Sept. 10 in a 20-0 loss to No. 5 Arizona Western College in Yuma. AWC set the tone with a […]

Baseball finishes subpar season on winning note

Baseball finishes subpar season on winning note

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College baseball team (30-26, 17-23 in ACCAC) saw its regular season come to a close on April 30 after a doubleheader series split against Chandler-Gilbert Community College at the West Campus. Despite finishing above .500, it was a rough season for the Aztecs as they were unable to win […]

Track and Field: PCC preparing for title

Track and Field: PCC preparing for title

By CASEY MUSE JR. The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in their final regular season events at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, CA on April 22-23. Sophomore Kelsey Montano finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11 minutes, 12.65 seconds. She broke a Pima school record as […]

Men’s team wins regional championship

Men’s team wins regional championship

By BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College men’s golf came back to the Old Pueblo with the NJCAA Region I, Division I Championship. The Aztecs won their second straight championship with a total of 1,179 (295-294-296-294) in the four-day tournament and won by 39 strokes in the final standings. “It was a great season,” head coach […]

Athletic Voice: My greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

Athletic Voice: My greatest of all time: Kobe Bryant

By BRYAN OROZCO When Kobe Bryant announced his retirement last year, a spectrum of emotions and thoughts flooded my mind. Bryant is often referred to only by his first name. His father decided to name him Kobe after seeing the Japanese beef on a menu. Throughout my life, Kobe bested both my beloved New York […]

Men’s season comes to a close with loss

Men’s season comes to a close with loss

By D.R. WILLIAMS The Aztecs finished their season with a final record of 4-7 (2-4 in ACCAC) after losing in the first day of Region I Championships in singles and doubles. Freshman Marc Avalos lost his No. 1 singles match in a tough three-setter 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Dalton Reisig went down 6-1, 6-1 at […]

Nationals await women’s team May 7-13

Nationals await women’s team May 7-13

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team closed out the Region I Championships at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale on April 20. “I’m very proud of our runner-up finish at regionals this year,” head coach Gretchen Schantz said. The Aztecs advanced to eight of nine championship matches and finished in second […]