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Pima sports results for Feb. 13-17
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Pima sports results for Feb. 13-17

By NATE MARTINEZPima Post The Aztecs’ Men’s Track team broke three indoor school records and Pima Women’s Basketball forward Keara Felix earned the ACCAC’s Division II player of the week. At the Mesa Indoor Invitational Feb. 13, No. 1 ranked Orian Barger finished at first place in the 600-meter race with a time of 19.54 seconds, breaking Pima’s original indoor record.  No. 8 ranked Reece Gardner also broke an indoor record in the heptathlon with a total point score of 4,859. He finished first in the event and earned a national qualifier. And No. 13 ranked Joel Gardner earned a school record and a national qualifier in the 5000-meter race event with a time of 15:09.16. On the women’s team, three Aztecs earned first-place finishes in the same invitational. Jada Olsen ...
Pima Men’s Basketball team dominates Glendale Community College
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Pima Men’s Basketball team dominates Glendale Community College

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (14-8) hosted Glendale Community College (13-9) Saturday in a game that wasn’t close at all besides the beginning stages of the game when the score was 2-3.  Glendale never had a lead in the game and Pima made sure to take advantage of that. The Aztecs came out strong out the gates against Glendale as the score was already 12-5 with 16:38 left in the first half of the game. One major factor that was noticeable throughout the game was the Aztecs' 3-point shooting as the team shot an impressive 58.1% from beyond the arc. As the game went on, the Aztecs were able to run away with this one by a multitude of scoring runs. Notable runs were carried out by sophomore Daniel Moody and freshman Griffin Ef...
Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win
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Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (13-8) returned to its home court last night at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium where the team faced off against Phoenix College (10-9) in a close one. Both teams started off slowly. The score was a mere 2-3 for the first five minutes of the game. Freshman Traivar Jackson started to get things going for the Aztecs both on the offensive and defensive end as the team was feeding him in the post. He finished with 33 points and 8 blocks. Coach Peabody subbed in freshmen Jalen Johnson around the 12-minute mark as the team needed an offensive spark off the bench. Johnson finished with 15 points on an efficient 60 percent shooting performance. At the end of the first half, the Aztecs led the Bears 49-39. Th...
New golf coach putts forth best effort
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New golf coach putts forth best effort

Photo courtesy PCC AthleticsMarcus Smith gives pointers to Pima Community College golfer Andrew Rivas before a putt during the 2020-2021 golf season. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post After being appointed as Pima Community College’s golf coach early 2020, Marcus Smith became NJCAA’s youngest head coach. Although it was a big accomplishment, the only surprise for him was how soon this opportunity came.  “I’ve always known I wanted to be a coach ... I did not know I'd do it this young, though,” said Pima Community College golf coach Smith, age 21. Smith started off his head coaching career before most would even consider helping out as an assistant coach or taking coaching courses. However, he did not begin golfing as early as you may expect.  “I started golf pretty lat...
Addlemann leads No. 8 Pima women to win over Glendale
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Addlemann leads No. 8 Pima women to win over Glendale

Photo Courtesy PCC AthleticsPima Community College freshman guard Angel Addelmann attempts a layup over two Glendale defenders. By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 8 Pima women’s basketball team (7-2,3-1 in ACCAC) won its away game on Wednesday night, beating the Glendale Gouchos (2-7, 1-3) by a score of 74-57. The Aztecs added to their 32-28 lead in the first half, outscoring Glendale 42-29 after the break. Pima will play on the road again at 2 p.m. Saturday when the Aztecs will face Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Freshman Angel Addleman (Palo Verde) led the team with 18 points. She also had nine rebounds and three steals. Torrance Begay was second with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Begay also went an impressive 5 for 5 from the field.Nikya Orange (Tanq...
No. 11 Pima men win road game against No. 17 Glendale
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No. 11 Pima men win road game against No. 17 Glendale

Photo courtesy PCC AthleticsPima Community College sophomore forward Daniel Moody shoots a three-pointer over the head of a Glendale defender. By Nate MartinezPima Post It was a tough road challenge for the No. 11 Pima men’s basketball team (7-2, 2-2 in ACCAC), who took on the No. 17-ranked Glendale Community College Gauchos (8-1, 3-1) on Wednesday night. The Aztecs ran away with the game late in the last period, going on an 11-4 run with 3:27 remaining, handing Glendale its first loss of the season 91-75. “It was a good team win. Our strength is our bigs and we finally got the ball where we needed to,” Pima coach Brian Peabody said. “Beating a nationally ranked team will help our confidence moving forward.” Leading the Aztecs in scoring was sophomore Daniel Moody (Walden G...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 13
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Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 13

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post  If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver. Since the start of Point Shaver, I have a 60% or higher win percentage every week. Last week we went 80% and we are looking to keep that same success this week. Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints (Cowboys -5.5) Cowboys coming off a two-game skid against the Chiefs and the Raiders but they were without their marquee wide receivers. The Saints are on the longest losing streak in the NFL and will be without arguably their best player Alvin Kamara and both their offensive tackles. I don’t trust Taysom Hill to do much offensively without his best two weapons, and I see the Cowboys causing a couple turnovers. The Cowboys will bounce back and win on Thur...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 12
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Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 12

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post  If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver. Since the start of Point Shaver, I have a 60% or higher win percentage every week.  Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints (Bills -5.5) Both the Saints and Bills are coming off big losses against .500 teams, but the Bills will bounce back and destroy the Saints. The Saints’ offense is very limited and are going against a very good Bills defense. The Bills have a more complete team and obviously a better quarterback with Josh Allen. The Bills win in a blowout and cover, 31-17. Dallas Cowboys vs. Las Vegas Raiders (Raiders +8) I am a Cowboys fan, but I am not an idiot. The Cowboys are on a short week and will be without their two starting wide re...
Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship
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Pima Men’s Soccer wins second national championship

Pima Men's Soccer pose for a team photo with their trophy at their championship celebration. Story and photo by NATE MARTINEZPima Post The 2021 Pima Community College Men’s Soccer team can now call itself national champions. The Aztecs won an overtime thriller Saturday at Wichita, Kansas, against the CCBC Essex Knights on penalty kicks by a score of 3-2. The second half was highly competitive. Despite both teams attempting multiple shots, neither was able to score, putting the match into Golden Goal time. Golden Goal time is when a 10-minute period of extra time is added at the end of a tied match. The team that scores next is the winner. If the game is still tied after 10 minutes, another period of extra time is to be played with the same rules. The match is then determ...
Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship
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Pima Women’s Soccer team falls in national championship

Photo by Ray SuarezThe Pima Community College women’s soccer team poses with the National Runner-Up trophy after falling to No. 1 Heartland Community College in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship Nov. 20. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team closed off the season with an impressive run, reaching the National Final in the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer Championship, where it took penalties to beat the Aztecs. No. 4 Pima met up with No. 1-ranked Heartland Community College in the National Final, where Heartland took an early 1-0 lead before Pima midfielder Kaitlyn Bassett responded making the score 1-1 in the first half. In the second half, Delaney Buntin intercepted a misplaced pass by the goalkeeper and scored to give the Aztecs a brief...