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Aztec running toward the future.
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Aztec running toward the future.

By ANGEL CANEZ   Katherine Bruno, Pima Community College’s cross-country star, has been running away from all the competition this season. Coming off a third-place finish at the NJCAA Region 1 championship Oct. 29, the 19-year-old sophomore finished in the Top 5 five times this season. Adding to her already impressive list of accolades, Bruno recently won her second NJCAA Player of the Week after winning three consecutive races. “I always remember there’s always someone faster”..... ‘There's always something to strive for, I'm not at the top yet.”   Sophomore Kaylen Fox, All-Region I Honorable Mention spoke highly of her two year teammate. “Katie is one of my best friends and it all began because she was such a good teammate to me last year. She always makes sure the re...
Simi struts into second at regional
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Simi struts into second at regional

BY: ANGEL CANEZ   Five Aztec were named to all regional team. As Pima Community College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the NJCAA Region I Championships at Freestone Park in Gilbert, AZ on Oct.29. The women's came in place second with a score of 67 beating out Mesa, Paradise Valley, and Estrella Mountain Community college, coming up short of first place to Central Arizona College who ended with 27 points and the first place plaque. “Central can always pull something out of a hat so, I’m on my toes” said Bruno before the race. Mary Siml crossed the finish line in second place for the Aztec earning her the teams top finish with a time of 18.26.4,Sophomore teammate Katherine Bruno finisher just behind with a time of 18:26.6. Both coming up short to Central colleg...
Aztecs Return, as Pima Clinches playoff spot.
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Aztecs Return, as Pima Clinches playoff spot.

BY ANGEL CANEZ Pima Community College Volleyball team, wrapped up the regular season on a high note (14-13) putting together a string of wins before the playoffs begin next week. “Finishing the regular season with two wins at home was very exciting and very gratifying for our sophomores,” Dan Bithell Volleyball head coach said.  As the Aztecs put an end to the Scottsdale Community College Artichokes season, winning in four sets. Pima dropped the first set but got it together afterwards winning the match, 21-25, 28-26,25-12 and 25-19. Madi Nash and Jade Romine continued to play well as their record a double-double in kills and digs marking the third game in a row that they recorded a double digit in kills and digs. Pima, by hook or by crook managed to earn a spot in the playoffs be...
Pima Briefs: Monaco named the acting athletic director
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Pima Briefs: Monaco named the acting athletic director

Photos and story By JOE GIDDENS Pima Football Head Coach Jim Monaco was named the acting athletic director of Pima Community College on Oct. 29.  Edgar Soto, who held the athletic director position for 11 years, is moving on to become president of the Desert Vista Campus.  Monaco started at Pima in 2011, and will be the school's final football coach as the program ends this season. After Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert announced the appointment during a press conference, he said that more sports programs probably are going to be terminated at Pima. No specific sports programs were named, however, and a timeline was not given by the college’s administration.