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Benefield sets PCC record in pole vault

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Puma Outdoor Invitational and came away with six outdoor national qualifiers. Blair Benefield (Mohave HS) set a Pima school record in the pole vault as she finished in second place with a vault of 11-feet, 6-inches.... Read more»

Aztec baseballs drop doubleheader at Cochise College

The Pima Community College baseball team (21-16, 14-12 in ACCAC) were swept on the road at Cochise College on Saturday in Douglas.... Read more»

Aztec softball swept at Mesa CC

The Pima Community College softball team (27-9, 22-8 in ACCAC) dropped two conference games on the road on Saturday at Mesa Community College.... Read more»

Thorns defeat re-christened FC Tucson Women

A well-organized back line kept FC Tucson Women in contention against the Portland Thorns FC in the local soccer team’s very first match under their new name, but the pros from Rose City came away with a 2 – 0 win.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Tucson players in pro soccer: Velazco makes USL debut

United Soccer League, the US's third division, had a "soft" opening this weekend featuring only three matches. Still, a half-dozen Tucsonans saw action this weekend, including the first USL start for Ricardo Velazco. Plus, Cuéllar continues convalescensce; Collins's Croats conquer.... Read more»

Aztec thrower Alexander sets nat'l qualifying mark

The Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Willie Williams Classic hosted by the University of Arizona on Friday and Saturday.... Read more»

Harrison & Burke homer as Pima baseball splits at South Mountain

The Pima Community College baseball team (19-14, 12-10 in ACCAC) split on the road at South Mountain Community College on Saturday in Phoenix.... Read more»

Estrella hits game-winning RBI single for Aztec baseball

The Pima Community College baseball team (18-13) got a boost on offense in the ninth inning on Friday in their single game against Madison Area Technical College.... Read more»

Guest opinion

We have a love/hate relationship with violence

“It’s the most perfect feeling in the world to know you’ve hit a guy just right, that you’ve maximized the physical pain he can feel . . . . You feel the life just go out of him.” No, these aren’t the words of a hit man or a serial killer. This celebration of savagery was offered by former NFL star Michael Strahan, now a TV commentator known for his smiling, affable ways. ... Read more»1

Soccer notes

Velazco among former FC Tucson players making pro debuts this weekend

Two matches on Saturday kick off 2015's USL season. Of special interest to us in Tucson is that this weekend’s matches will feature several former FC Tucson players.... Read more»

Re-named FC Tucson Women to debut vs. Portland Thorns

Earlier this month, FC Tucson announced that it will be taking over what was until then called TSA FC, Tucson’s women’s soccer team. The rebranded team hopes to benefit from FC Tucson's reputation.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Local players in pro ranks: Toia debuts vs. DC United; Monahan returning to Tucson for one-off

This week's summary of Tucson soccer players playing for professional teams around the U.S. and the world.... Read more»

Quiet sadness for rodeo photogs this year

Rodeo photography is an experience difficult to describe. It's not the same as sitting in the stands, overlooking the arena at altitude. Photographers are ground-level, eye-to-eye with the livestock. It's dirty, a little dangerous, filled with nervous energy, and it's fun. There was a quiet sadness in the press room this year at the Fiesta de los Vaqueros. Without knowing that Louise Serpa was up in the stands with her camera, and without Will Seberger's wry humor down in the photo pit, it was difficult to get through the events. ... Read more»

Desert Diamond Cup

DDC early matches on final day give win to Revs, draw to SKC & Sounders

The New England Revolution defeated local club FC Tucson with goals from Teal Bunbury, Kellyn Rowe and former Seattle Sounders forward Sean Okoli. Seattle and Kansas City ended their time in Tucson with a 1 - 1 draw at Field No. 5.... Read more»

Photos: Saturday's Tucson rodeo action

Saturday at the 90th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, cowboys and cowgirls put their horses and steers through their paces.... Read more»

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