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Successful Pima Coach Rebekah Quiroz “Hit the Dirt” and “Never Looked Back”
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Successful Pima Coach Rebekah Quiroz “Hit the Dirt” and “Never Looked Back”

Originally posted to allsportstucson.com By Kevin Murphy Pima Community College head softball coach Rebekah Quiroz is in her third season at the helm and is poised to write the next chapter in an already illustrious softball career. During legendary softball runs in high school, college, and in the professional ranks, Rebekah has been blessed to play for three legendary coaches: her father Armando Quiroz, Stacy Iveson and Mike Candrea. She also played on teams with the likes of softball greats Nancy Evans and Jenny Finch. In 2018, after storybook playing and coaching career, Rebekah was hired as Pima’s head softball coach, replacing her father Armando after he retired. At the outset of the 2021 season, Quiroz reflects on the softball experiences that got her to where she is and her expe...
Jason Jacome Has Come Full Circle in Life, On the Diamond
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Jason Jacome Has Come Full Circle in Life, On the Diamond

Originally posted to allsportstucson.com By Kevin Murphy The game of baseball has taken Jason Jacome around the world since he last pitched at Pima Community College in 1991. That season Jacome was named Region 1 Player of the Year, with a record of 17-2. He was drafted in the 12th round in the 1991 MLB draft by the New York Mets. Now, 30 years later, he is back where the whole journey started.  Jason was recently hired as an assistant baseball coach for the Aztecs, joining his brother, head coach Ken Jacome in the dugout this season. Jason and his family made the move to Tucson from Madison, Wis. His son Atley Jacome joined the Aztec baseball team this season as well. Jason played five seasons in the major leagues with the Mets, Kansas City Royals, and the Cleveland Indians, before pl...
Aztecs Golfer Victoria Peña Earns Medalist Honors at ACCAC Invitational
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Aztecs Golfer Victoria Peña Earns Medalist Honors at ACCAC Invitational

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College women's golf team competed at the ACCAC Invitational on Wednesday and Thursday at the Apache Creek Golf Club in Apache Junction, AZ. Freshman Victoria Peña (Tucson Magnet HS) finished the tournament in sixth place shooting a two-day score of 181. Peña's finish in the individual standings earned her medalist honors for the tournament. Peña shot a 90 in the final round and finished with a 91 after the first round of play. The Aztecs will host the Pima Invitational on March 29-30 at the Randolph Golf Course. See the complete team and individual standings on Golfstat
Columna: Las Mujeres en México Celebran Estar Vivas en el Día Internacional de la Mujer
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Columna: Las Mujeres en México Celebran Estar Vivas en el Día Internacional de la Mujer

By Mara Durán Domínguez Vivir bajo el aguijón de la violencia es el “status quo” de muchas mujeres alrededor del mundo y México no es la excepción. De acuerdo a la revista Forbes, “México es un lugar cada vez más hostil para ser mujer; con altos índices de violencia, inseguridad e inequidad de género, el país cayó al puesto 60 de 80 en el ranking de los mejores países para ser mujer el US News & World Report de 2019.” La gente se enfrenta a la violencia todos los días, aunque para algunos no es una forma normal de vivir, a veces las personas aceptan el abuso con naturalidad.  La violencia de género nace en los micro machismos, un ejemplo muy común son los actos en los que se devalúa a la mujer, este tipo de maltrato desapercibido cuando la mujer es ofendida por sus padres o por algui...
On Verge of 300 Wins at Pima, Todd Holthaus Reflects During Season-In-Waiting
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On Verge of 300 Wins at Pima, Todd Holthaus Reflects During Season-In-Waiting

Originally posted to allsportstucson.com Photo by Stephanie Van Latum By Kevin Murphy When Pima Community College women’s head basketball coach Todd Holthaus reflects on his greatest memory in his 293 wins at the college level, he doesn’t have to think back too far. “The greatest memory was probably the most recent victory. Winning last year on Mesa’s court when we reached the championship game, it’s the first time a visiting team won that game,” Holthaus said. In what ended up being Pima’s last game of the season, the team pulled off a much coveted victory on the road at Mesa Community College in the 2020 Region I championship game. The win snapped a long trend of the home team winning in previous region championship games between the two colleges. “We’ve played Mesa so many times in t...
Aztecs Men’s Tennis Drops Close Match to Mesa CC to Open 2021 Season
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Aztecs Men’s Tennis Drops Close Match to Mesa CC to Open 2021 Season

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College men's tennis team opened its 2021 season on Tuesday at the West Campus Aztec Tennis Courts part of the Chapman Auto Sports Complex. The Aztecs (0-1) dropped a close match to Mesa Community College (2-0) 5-4. Sophomore Landon Strickland earned victories in singles and doubles play. Strickland and No. 3 doubles partner Emanuel Robles-Serrano (Desert View HS) defeated Emilio Alvarado and Tate Porter 8-5. Strickland beat Max Beasley at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-2. Robles-Serrano fell to Hung Pham 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 6 singles match. Freshman Mason Lee (Catalina Foothills HS) earned a victory at No. 3 singles as he beat Cameron Khan in three sets 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 10-4. Fellow freshman Mitchell Wilkinson (Catalina Foothills HS) earned his singles win...
Pima Indoor Sports to Begin After Long COVID-19 Stoppage
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Pima Indoor Sports to Begin After Long COVID-19 Stoppage

Originally posted to allsportstucson.com By Kevin Murphy Pima Community College announced Wednesday that indoor sports will begin their seasons starting Friday and Saturday of this week. This is extremely welcome news to the those teams who have to this point been unable to play any scheduled games due to COVID-19 safety protocols. The women’s volleyball team will play the first game of the season at Eastern Arizona College at 1:00 p.m. on Friday in Thatcher. The women’s basketball team begins its season hosting Arizona Western College at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the West Campus Gym. The men are scheduled to open at home against Central Arizona College next Saturday, March 20, at the West Campus Gym. According to the press release from Pima Community College’s Sports Information Direct...
Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Phoenix College
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Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Phoenix College

Photo by Stephanie Van Latum By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (10-4, 5-3 in ACCAC) picked up its first ACCAC conference sweep on Tuesday beating Phoenix College (4-7, 3-5) at the West Campus Aztec Baseball Field part of the Chapman Auto Sports Complex. Freshman Wilson Bannister threw a gem in the first game as the offense scored 20 runs on the day. Freshman Jose Enriquez finished the day 4 for 8 with five RBIs and three doubles while freshman Parker Schmidt went 3 for 5 with four RBIs, three runs scored and three walks. Freshman Alex Kelch (Tucson Magnet HS) was 5 for 7 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 7, Phoenix College Bears 0 (7 innings): Bannister picked up the win (2-1) as he pitched a complete-game shutout giving up five hits ...
Pandemic Playbook: Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course
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Pandemic Playbook: Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course

By Kevin Murphy The clean and crisp desert air, the jingle of the chains, the audible yelling and laughter in the distance: this is what playing a round of disc golf at the Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course is like. For those not in the know: disc golf - or frisbee golf - is like the game of golf, except instead of golf balls being shot with a club towards holes in the ground, frisbees are thrown from a concrete tee pad toward above ground baskets installed on the course.  Like regular golf, each basket is still called a hole. It is a game of skill, played solo, in pairs, or in groups, where the true opponents are yourself and the elements. Nestled within Santa Cruz River Park in the El Rio Acres neighborhood near Speedway and I-10, this hidden treasure, established in 1978, is freq...
Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee
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Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee

By Kevin Murphy Career Café is a free event available to all Pima Community College students that offers career resources and career advice.  The event started in 2013, and this year is being held virtually due to Covid-19 safety protocols. It will cover subjects like resume review, professional interviewing, cover letter tips, and career resources. Though the event is virtual this year, prizes will still be awarded, and the coffee will be sent to students in the mail. First Year Experience program developer Renee Forsyth oversees the event. “The purpose of Career Café is to teach the students job skills and career navigation,” Forsyth said. “So what we found was that the college was hosting these different career fairs and mock interviews, and the students weren't even ready with that...