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No COVID $$ for anti-mask grants, feds say
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No COVID $$ for anti-mask grants, feds say

Associated Press file photoIn this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at a press conference in Phoenix. In the summer of 2021, Ducey signed into law several measures that restricted the power of local governments to enact COVID-19 protection measures. On Sept. 27, a judge struck down Arizona laws prohibiting public school districts from imposing mask requirements, colleges from requiring vaccinations for students and communities from establishing vaccine passports for people to show they were vaccinated. By COLLIN BINKLEYAssociated Press The Biden administration on Tuesday ordered Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to stop using the state’s federal pandemic funding on a pair of new education grants that can only be directed to schools without mask mandates. In a letter...
Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Paradise Valley CC For 10th Straight Win
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Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Paradise Valley CC For 10th Straight Win

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (20-6, 13-5 in ACCAC) continued its hot streak on Saturday as the Aztecs scored 25 runs to overwhelm Paradise Valley Community College (2-23, 2-16). Freshman Jose Enriquez was a force at the plate as he finished the day 5 for 8 with seven RBIs and two runs scored. Sophomore Angel Ochoa (Canyon del Oro HS) was 5 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs while freshman Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS) went 4 for 6 with two RBIs and a run. Freshman Bradon Zastrow and sophomore Noah Estrella (Flowing Wells HS) provided strong starts on the mound and picked up the wins. Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 10, Paradise Valley CC Pumas 1 PCC     1 2 0 4 3 0 0   10 11 2 PVCC  0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1   5  1 The Aztecs took the early lead and provided a cushion...
La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores
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La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores

By Mara Durán Poco sabemos sobre la vida de los maestros de Pima Community College (PCC). No nos detenemos a pensar en quienes son, ni cómo han logrado llegar a donde están, lo que sí es un hecho es que todas las personas son el resultado de un bagaje cultural que podemos conocer para enriquecernos a través de sus experiencias, llenas de lucha, crecimiento e inspiración.  Les presento a Guadalupe Annette Cruikshank, su familia y amigos la conocen como Lupita, pero en su trabajo todos le dicen Guadalupe. Es una mujer profesionista, dinámica, amable, agradecida con la vida, maestra de español y traducción en PCC desde el año de 1998.  Un dato muy significativo es que egresó de Pima. Guadalupe recuerda haber tenido experiencias que enriquecieron su aprendizaje, menciona que sus maestros y c...
Kelch, Enriquez and Acevedo Homer as Aztecs Baseball Wins 8th Straight
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Kelch, Enriquez and Acevedo Homer as Aztecs Baseball Wins 8th Straight

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (18-6) took command early on Thursday in its non-conference game against Community Christian College. The Aztecs defeated the Saints 13-3 in 8 innings as freshman Alec Acevedo (Nogales HS) hit a leadoff walk-off home run to end it with a run-rule victory. The Aztecs did their damage in the early innings as they scored five runs in the 1st and seven runs in the 3rd inning. Pima got on the board in the 1st inning when freshman Bradon Zastrow hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to score freshman Parker Schmidt. Sophomore Terrell Huggins (Cienega HS) hit a 2-run RBI single to bring in freshman Jose Enriquez and freshman Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS). Freshman Romeo Ballesteros (Salpointe Catholic HS) followed suit with a 2-run RBI s...
Aztecs Volleyball Drops Two Matches at Yavapai College
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Aztecs Volleyball Drops Two Matches at Yavapai College

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College volleyball team (0-7) played two matches on Friday at Yavapai College (10-5). Sophomore Aydalis Felix (Rincon HS) totaled 46 digs in the two matches while sophomore Eve Pearson (Canyon del Oro HS) finished the day with 13 kills. Match 1: Yavapai College Roughriders 3, Pima CC Aztecs 0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-16): The Aztecs fell behind early in the first set dropping 13 of the first 16 points but in the second set they took an early lead. With the score tied at 6-6, the Roughriders scored five straight points to take the lead for good. As the set progressed, the Aztecs were able to close the gap to five points but that's as close as they would get. The Aztecs started the third set with another early advantage. With the score tied at 13-13, the Rough...
Ballesteros Hits Walk-Off RBI Single as Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Yavapai College
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Ballesteros Hits Walk-Off RBI Single as Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Yavapai College

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (14-6, 9-5 in ACCAC) earned its second straight ACCAC sweep on Saturday as it defeated Yavapai College (12-11, 7-7). Freshman Romeo Ballesteros (Salpointe Catholic HS) provided some clutch hitting going 3 for 6 with three RBIs. Freshman Parker Schmidt finished the day 2 for 8 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Sophomores Angel Ochoa (Canyon del Oro HS) and Terrell Huggins (Cienega HS) did their damage at the plate in the second game. Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 5, Yavapai College Roughriders 4 (8 innings) Ballesteros sealed the win with an RBI single in the 8th inning bringing in freshman Fernando Loera. The Aztecs trailed 3-0 after the 1st inning and responded with four runs in the 2nd. Ochoa, Huggins and Ballesteros drew walks to loa...
Aztecs men’s golf closes out third tournament at Glendale Invitational
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Aztecs men’s golf closes out third tournament at Glendale Invitational

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College men's golf team played in its third tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Glendale Invitational at the Corte Bella Golf Club in Sun City, AZ. Sophomore Connor Wierman (Ironwood Ridge HS) had the best two-day total for the Aztecs. He finished tied for 12th in the individual standings after shooting a 151. He shot a 4-over par 76 in the first round and closed out the final round with a 3-over par 75. Freshman Andrew Rivas (Canyon del Oro HS) had a 5-stroke improvement in his second round as he finished with a 79. He closed out the tournament with a two-day score of 163 (84-79). Sophomore Jackson Williams (Ironwood Ridge HS) shot a 192 (93-99). The Aztecs will host the Pima Invitational on March 29-30 at the Randolph Golf Course. Teams will...
Pima volleyball falls in straight sets to Yavapai College
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Pima volleyball falls in straight sets to Yavapai College

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College volleyball team (0-2, 0-2 in ACCAC) played three tightly contest sets on Wednesday in its match against Yavapai College (6-5, 6-1). The Aztecs fell in straight sets to the Roughriders 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 27-25). Pima will hit the road on Friday for an ACCAC match-up at Arizona Western College. First serve is at 7:00 p.m.
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