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A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
Pima Community College softball player Alexis Dotson made her decision and will continue her collegiate career at the University of Arizona in the fall.
The statistics said Mountain View High School graduate Jessica Sipe should not have been there. She had a better chance of being pregnant than playing in a national championship game. She had a better chance of being in jail than being the potential go-ahead run. The statistics said she was far more likely to be in rehab than crossing home plate. However, Sipe decided at a young age that she was going to defy the odds.
Pima Community College softball outfielder Alexis Dotson added another accolade to her season on Wednesday as she was selected National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I First Team All-American.
Former Mountain View softball standout Jessica Sipe is now a national champion. Sipe helped lead West Texas A&M to the Division II softball national championship on May 26.
The Aztecs softball season came to end in the championship series at Arizona Western College on Saturday. The Aztecs won their 1st game of the day but lost in the 1st game of the championship series. Pima finished the season with an overall record of 29-30.
Pima pitcher Marcel Renteria was named ACCAC Conference Division I Pitcher of the Week. He got wins against Arizona Western College and South Mountain. He pitched 13 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs (2 earned) with 14 strikeouts for the week.
The Aztecs baseball team split its conference doubleheader against Cochise College. The Aztecs are now 31-20 overall and 20-13 in ACCAC conference and are in 3rd place in the ACCAC Division I standings with 5 games to go in the regular season.
The Lady Aztecs softball team swept a doubleheader at El Paso Community College. Alexis Dotson went on a tear on offense going 7 for 9 with 6 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases and 2 doubles on the day. Celina Martinez picked up a win and a save pitching 6 2/3 innings in 2 appearances giving up no runs. Pima now 16-19 overall.
The Pima Community College softball team (8-15, 6-10 in conference) continued to struggle on Saturday as the Lady Aztecs were swept at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. Alexis Dotson went 4 for 7 in the doubleheader.
The Pima Community College softball team (8-13, 6-8 in conference) had its offense clicking on Tuesday but Central Arizona College did as well as the Lady Aztecs were swept at the West Campus.
College baseball is back at Kino Sports Complex through the month of March
The Pima Community College softball team (30-16, 22-12 in conference) earned its third straight sweep on the road defeating Scottsdale Community College on Thursday in Scottsdale. Alejandra Ortiz (Tucson Magnet HS) continued her dominance at the plate going 3-7 with four RBIs. She has 12 RBIs in the last four games.
The Pima Community College softball team (23-15, 15-11 in conference) took the first game in extra innings but dropped the second at Mesa Community College on Saturday in Mesa.
The Pima Community College softball team (20-14, 14-10 in conference) split a doubleheader at Yavapai College on Tuesday in Prescott as the Aztecs dropped a close one in the first game but took control in the second.
The Pima Community College softball team (19-13) split its final two games of the Deanna Mauer Classic on Saturday in Casa Grande.
The Pima Community College softball team (18-10, 13-9 in conference) had to rally in the first game but the bats came alive in the second game on Tuesday as the Aztecs swept Chandler-Gilbert Community College at the West Campus.
The Pima Community College softball team (16-10, 11-9 in conference) lost the first game against Arizona Western College but were able to come back and break its five-game losing streak with a win in the second game on Tuesday in Yuma.
The Pima Community College softball team (15-9, 10-8 in conference) couldn’t get its bats working on Saturday as the Aztecs dropped its second straight doubleheader. It scored two runs in their two games against Eastern Arizona College.
Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.
The Pima Community College softball team (15-7, 10-6 in conference) dropped two games on Tuesday at Central Arizona College. The Aztecs had leads in both games.
The Pima Community College softball team (13-5, 10-4 in conference) scored 33 runs in two games on Tuesday as the Aztecs swept Paradise Valley Community College at the West Campus.
The Pima Community College softball team (9-5, 6-4 in conference) dropped the first game but responded in a big way in second game against South Mountain Community College on Tuesday in Phoenix. Cynthia Pelayo (Vision HS) had the big bat for the Aztecs finishing the doubleheader going 6 for 8 with five RBIs, four runs scored, two doubles and a homerun.
The Pima Community College softball team (8-4, 5-3 in conference) had rallies that came up short in its doubleheader on Saturday against Glendale Community College.