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May 4, 2016
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT SATURDAY, MAY 21

Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College Baseball Programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Saturday, May 21, 2016. This tryout will be held at Paradise Valley Community College. There is a $10.00 charge to attend. Each student-athlete must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. Baum bats, baseballs, and other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided.

Pitchers and Catchers
Sign ups 8:00am
Tryouts Start 8:45am

Infielders and Outfielders
Sign- ups 11:30am
Tryouts Start 12:00pm

Any interested student-athletes may contact Victor Solis at 602-787-7031 or email him at victor.solis@paradisevalley.edu. They may also contact Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at shabansky@gatewaycc.edu.

To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact Coach Solis and/or Coach Shabansky so that your name will be placed on the try-outs list. Walk- ups will be allowed.

Each participant will need to complete the following forms:

1. Assumption of Risk Form
2. Contact Information Form
3. Bring a copy of their current physical form stating that they are cleared to play baseball. Physical must be dated within the last 12 months.

If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The two forms will be available the day of the tryout and can be picked up in advance at either school's baseball office, or they can be downloaded from the PVCC Baseball website. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate.

Please call or email with any questions.
Victor Solis - PVCC Baseball Head Coach
602-787-7031
victor.solis@paradisevalley.edu

Rob Shabansky - GWCC Baseball Head Coach
602-286-8215
shabansky@gatewaycc.edu
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Men’s Soccer

May 4, 2016
MEN'S SOCCER OPEN TRYOUT - SATURDAY, MAY 21

The Paradise Valley Community College Men's Soccer program will be conducting open tryouts on Saturday, May 21st, at 10:00am. Mandatory registration starts at 9:00am. The tryouts will be held at the PVCC soccer field immediately south of the F building/Fitness Center.

Each participants must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. Other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided. Water will be provided for all participants but it is strongly advised that each participant hydrate prior to the session.

IMPORTANT - MANDATORY FORMS
Each participant must complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent's signature on the forms and must be present at the session in order for the participant to be eligible to participate.

Each participant must provide a copy of his high school athletic physical or personal physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to May 21, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include doctor’s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. Paradise Valley athletic trainers will be present to clear participants.

Only those with the appropriate paperwork will be allowed to participate.

Assumption of Risk Form
Contact Information Form

For further information please contact:

Freddy Delgado, Sr.
Paradise Valley Community College
Head Men's Soccer Coach
602-672-4625
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu

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Men’s Tennis

May 31, 2016
MEN'S TENNIS HAS SUCCESS AT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The PVCC Men’s Tennis team played in the NJCAA National Tournament May 16 -20 in Plano, Texas. The weeks forecast of rain didn’t materialize and play began on a very busy Monday morning. Talon Walz started off singles play by winning in straight sets. Nick Marroquin and Chris Malayan played later in the day but lost. In the afternoon doubles was played. Talon and Nick lost their doubles match in three sets while Cody Kacerek and Freddy Henry won in two. On Tuesday Cody Kacerek and Freddy Henry, who had byes in the first round of singles opened play, but both came up short in their matches. Talon played his second round match, losing to the number one seed and eventual tournament champion. On Wednesday Nick and Cody, playing in the backdraw, won a match, but lost in the semifinals. The team finished in 19th place in a tournament featuring some of the very best tennis programs in the country.

This year marked the first time that the men had qualified for the National Tournament in back-to-back years. And, Talon and Cody became the first PVCC players to participate two years in-a-row.

Congratulations Pumas!
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Men’s Tennis

May 31, 2016
BASEBALL OPEN TRYOUT ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Gateway Community College and Paradise Valley Community College baseball programs will be conducting an open tryout together on Thursday, June 9, 2016. This tryout will be held at Gene Autry Park (4125 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215).

There is a $10.00 charge to attend. Each student-athlete must provide their own workout clothes, baseball spikes, and glove. Baum bats, baseballs, and other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided.

Pitchers and Catchers
Sign ups 8:00am
Tryouts Start 8:45am

Infielders and Outfielders
Sign- ups 11:30am
Tryouts Start 12:00pm

Any interested student-athletes may contact Rob Shabansky at 602-286-8215 or email him at shabansky@gatewaycc.edu.

To be eligible for the baseball tryout, please contact Coach Shabansky so that your name will be placed on the try-outs list. Walk- ups will be allowed.

Each participant will need to complete the following forms:

1. Assumption of Risk Form
2. Contact Information Form
3. Bring a copy of their current physical form stating that they are cleared to play baseball. Physical must be dated within the last 12 months.

If the student-athlete is under 18 years of age, a parent must also sign these forms. The two forms will be available the day of the tryout and can be picked up in advance at either school's baseball office, or they can be downloaded from the PVCC Baseball website. The forms must be on hand and signed to be eligible to participate.

Rob Shabansky - GWCC Baseball Head Coach
602-286-8215
shabansky@gatewaycc.edu
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Women’s Tennis

May 3, 2016
ACCAC COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR COACH FEROZ RAST

Coach Feroz Rast was voted the 2016 ACCAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year bu the conference's women's tennis coaches. It was an exciting year for the Pumas as they narrowly missed qualifying for the National Tournament by one point. It was the first time in program history that the Pumas have been that close to qualifying for the National Tournament.

Congratulations to Coach Rast and to the Puma Women's Tennis team!
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Women’s Tennis

May 2, 2016
PUMA BASEBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END

Puma Baseball wrapped up the 2016 season this past weekend. Here's a look at their last eight games.


April 30
Marshall Forest collected three hits, but PVCC still fell to Glendale Community College 11-6.

Two of PVCC’s runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Forest. He singled in the second, fifth, and sixth innings. Matt Sweeney took the loss on the mound for PVCC. He allowed nine runs in four innings, walked one and struck out one.

The bottom of the first saw GCC take an early lead, 1-0. GCC scored one run in each of the second, sixth and eighth. The lead stayed with GCC after the fifth, when they scored seven runs on a two-run error, two singles, and two triples. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, PVCC faced just a 9-6 deficit. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a Puma comeback. GCC struck out Tom McCarty to end the threat. After a quick strike from PVCC, GCC responded with one run in the eighth.


April 29
A tight game was decided in the ninth inning as PVCC fell to Glendale Community College 8-6.

Logan Ehnes went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for PVCC. He singled in the second, fourth, and sixth innings. Austin Thomason took the loss on the hill for PVCC. He went 5 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out four, and allowed two runs.

The Pumas jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A single by Matt Malkin, scoring Ehnes started the inning off. PVCC then tacked on more runs when Lace scored on a groundout by Brady Heid and Weiss scored on an RBI double by Cody Wescott. After posting two runs in the third, GCC again scored two in the ninth. One PVCC baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the third, sixth and eighth. In the third, PVCC scored on an RBI single by Brady Heid, scoring Brady Weiss.


April 27
PVCC jumped out to an early lead on Chandler-Gilbert Community College and captured a 14-6 victory.

Nine runs in the first three innings allowed PVCC to put the game away early. An error and during the first inning, a three-run home run by Brady Weiss, a solo home run by Matt Malkin, and a solo home run by Cody Wescott in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Pumas. PVCC hit three home runs in the win. Brady Weiss racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Pumas.

Even though Miguel Ruiz allowed six runs over six innings he still recorded the victory. Ruiz struck out three, walked one and gave up eight hits.

The Pumas quickly took the lead with a seven-run inning in the second. PVCC answered CGCC's four runs in the top of the eighth with five runs of its own in the eighth. The Pumas scored on a bases loaded walk by Brady Heid, an error, an RBI single by Luis Mendoza, a hit by pitch, and an error.


April 26
Logan Ehnes did all he could to give PVCC a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Chandler-Gilbert Community College, as the Pumas lost 9-5.

It was a good day at the plate for PVCC’s Ehnes. He went 4-5 and scored one run. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth, seventh, and ninth innings. Walker Ramsey took the loss for the Pumas. He went four innings, walked two, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

The lead stayed with CGCC after the second, when it scored three runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. One run in the top of the fifth helped PVCC close its deficit to 4-1. CGCC tacked on another two runs in the sixth. CGCC built upon its lead with three runs in the eighth.


April 23
While PVCC hung tough against Mesa Community College, the Thunderbirds pulled away late for a 13-7 victory.

Logan Ehnes racked up four RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning. Miguel Ruiz was charged with the loss. He went three innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed three runs.

The bottom of the first saw MCC take an early lead, 5-0. MCC never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring two runs on a solo home run and an RBI triple. A one-run fifth inning helped bring the Pumas within two. An RBI single by Brady Heid triggered a potential comeback. But, MCC got Tom McCarty to ground out to end the inning. MCC increased its lead with five runs in the seventh. After pushing across one run in the top of the eighth, the Pumas faced just a 13-7 deficit.


April 22
Nick Wojtysiak did his best to change the outcome, but Wojtysiak couldn't pilot the Pumas past Mesa Community College as PVCC lost 9-4.

Wojtysiak was in control on the bump. He held MCC hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one. Austin Thomason took the loss for the Pumas. He allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings, walked one and struck out four.

MCC went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on two singles. MCC brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the eighth. MCC got two-run rallies in the fourth inning and the fifth

Three runs in the bottom of the seventh helped PVCC close its deficit to 8-3. A groundout by Logan Ehnes, an RBI single by Brady Heid, and an RBI single by Luis Mendoza gave the Pumas life. Cody Wescott struck out to end the Puma threat. One PVCC run crossed the plate in the bottom half of the eighth, making the score 9-4. A fielder's choice triggered a Pumas' comeback. MCC got Brady Heid to fly out to end the threat.


April 19 – Game 2
PVCC took the last of seven lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Pima Community College, securing a 6-3 victory.

The Pumas finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. PVCC scored on a single by Kreston Woods. Turner Lace had a hot bat for PVCC. Lace went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the third and sixth innings. Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He pitched four shutout innings. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered two hits.

The top of the first saw Pima take an early lead, 1-0. After a quick strike from Pima, PVCC responded with two runs in the first. PVCC scored on a fielder's choice and a steal of home by Brady Weiss.


April 19 – Game 1
Luis Mendoza's walk-off sacrifice fly boosted PVCC to a 7-6 win over Pima Community College in 10 innings.

Zach Humphrey recorded the win for PVCC. He tossed two-thirds of an inning of shutout ball. Humphrey struck out none, walked none and gave up no hits. The Pumas were sparked by Brady Heid and Logan Ehnes, who teamed up for six hits and five RBIs.

PVCC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. After Ehnes singled, Brady Heid homered, bringing home Ehnes. The Pumas matched their two-run fourth inning with two more in the tenth. In the fourth, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Ehnes, scoring Marshall Forest.


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Women’s Tennis

May 2, 2016
BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE AND ALL-REGION TEAMS SELECTED

Two Pumas have garnered post season All-Region and All-Conference honors this year.

Freshman Logan Ehnes was named First Team All-Region for Division II for his performance on the field this season. Additionally, Sophomore Kreston Woods was named Second Team All-Region for Division II.

Logan Ehnes was also named Second Team All-Conference for his efforts.

Woods, along with fellow Sophomore Brady Weiss were both nominated for the Division II Gold Glove award for their respective positions, catcher and outfield.

To see the full list of winners click HERE

Congrats to these Pumas!


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Women’s Tennis

March 8, 2016
PUMA BASEBALL - WEEK ONE OF MARCH 2016

The Pumas start off the month of March with a 1-3 record having faced Glendale CC and Chandler-Gilbert CC in week one.

March 5
Logan Ehnes knocked in three runs as the Pumas took home a 6-1 victory over Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Ehnes singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth.

Walker Ramsey struck out five hitters en route to the PV win. Ramsey allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks over six innings. The game's last lead went to the Pumas thanks to a second inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a fielder's choice and an RBI single by Benji Ayala.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College scored its only run of the game on a solo home run in the fourth inning.


March 4
Eight hits weren't enough for PVCC as the Pumas lost a shootout, 10-9, to Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Brady Heid put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for PV. He tripled in the sixth inning and doubled in the eighth. Ryan Kokora was charged with the loss. He allowed eight runs in three innings, walked one and struck out three.

In the top of the second, PV grabbed the early lead, 6-0. Collin Gabel singled to ignite the Pumas' offense. An error then moved Gabel from first to second. Turner Lace singled, scoring Gabel. The scoreboard lit up again for PV when Alexander scored when Brady Heid was hit by a pitch and Gard, Heid and Lace scored on a home run by Marshall Forest.

Two Puma runs crossed the plate in the top half of the eighth on a passed ball and gave PV some life. Despite the effort the Pumas could not pull off the win.


March 2
The Pumas collected nine hits, but PV fell 11-1 to Glendale Community College.

Austin Thomason took the loss for PV. He allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out none. The second inning saw the Pumas score their only run on the day on an RBI single by Jake Alexander.


March 1
A tight game was decided in the sixth inning as PVCC fell to Glendale Community College 7-3.

Brady Weiss paced the Pumas at the plate. Weiss went 3-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He homered in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth and ninth innings.

Nick Wojtysiak took the loss for the Pumas. He lasted five innings, walked three, struck out three, and allowed one run. The game was scoreless until PV broke the ice with one run in the fourth. The Pumas scored runs on a solo home run by Brady Weiss. The lead stayed with Glendale Community College after the sixth, when it scored one run. One run in the bottom of the seventh, a solo home run by Collin Gabel, put PV on the board making it 7-2.


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Women’s Tennis

March 7, 2016
PUMAS LOSE TO GLENDALE CC 7-2

The Paradise Valley Community College women's tennis team (1-4) lost their match on Thursday against Glendale Community College by a score of 7-2.

The day started with doubles play and the #1 and #3 doubles teams battled hard for difficult loses. The #1 team lost 8-3 and the #3 team lost 9-7. The #2 doubles team of Erica Wolford and Joanne Uzzanti got the win with a score of 8-2. Going into singles the Pumas needed four matches to get the team win but only managed to get one.

The highlight of singles play was freshman Wolford who was able to get the only singles victory. Erica won her match with scores of 6-4,2-6, 10-2.

The team gets an extended break now, as their next match is not until March 21 against University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 3:30pm at PVCC.

Go Pumas!
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Track & Field

March 28, 2016
PUMA TRACK STUDENT ATHLETES TOP NATIONAL LISTS

After two weeks of the outdoor track season, the Paradise Valley track team has produced 13 NJCAA National Qualifying Marks, all of which currently rank in the top 10 in the nation.

In week one, the Pumas split squads between the Baldy Castillo Invitational hosted by Arizona State University and the Willie Williams Invitational held by the University of Arizona. Four Pumas posted national qualifying marks in the 3000m steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo Invitational.

In week two, Paradise Valley track was all over the Valley, as they hosted the Distance in the Dark at Scottsdale Community College Thursday night and the PVCC Outdoor Invitational at home on Saturday, while freshman heptathlete Courtney Brown participated in the Mesa Combined Events Invitational at Mesa Community College Thursday and Friday. Throughout the weekend, Puma track student-athletes added an additional nine national qualifying marks, all of which rank among the top in the Country.

Here is a list of where the Pumas' marks currently stand on the NJCAA National Lists:

John Winfield 1st in Mens 3000 meter steeplechase, 2nd in Mens 10,000 meter run
Austin Lavin 6th in Mens 10,000 meter run
Andrew Sanchez 7th in Mens 10,000 meter run
Billie Jo Dytrt 1st in Womens 5,000 meter run, 5th in Womens 3,000 meter steeplechase
Hannah Jarman 2nd in Womens 5000 meter run, 4th in Womens 3,000 meter Steeplechase
Taylor Brendan 5th in Womens 1500 meter run, 6th in Womens 3,000 meter steeplechase
Paityn Bahm 4th in Womens 10,000 meter run
Malibu Walter 4th in Womens Pole Vault
Courtney Brown 9th in Womens Javelin, 2nd in Womens Heptathlon

Keep up the great work Pumas!
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Women’s Tennis

March 23, 2016
PUMAS READY FOR BUSY WEEK

The Paradise Valley womens tennis team (1-6) is in the middle of their busiest week of the season. Coming off their spring break week, the Pumas are playing four matches this week. Halfway into the week and the Pumas have dropped both matches and look to get a win on Thursday.

The first match of the week was played on Monday against the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. The NCAA division III opponent proved to be too much for the Pumas on this occasion as UWEC won all the matches in straight sets and pulled out the 9-0 team win.

On Tuesday the Pumas played region rivals Eastern Arizona College at home. The Pumas battled in both singles and doubles and lost the match 5-4. In doubles the Pumas dropped two out of the three matches and needed four singles matches to win. All the singles matches were close, but the Pumas only managed to win three out of the six matches.

The ladies look to build on this close match and prepare for the rest of this week. On Thursday, the ladies travel to Tucson to play Pima Community College and come back to play Skagit Valley College (WA) on Friday at PVCC.

GO PUMAS!
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Track & Field

March 22, 2016
PUMA OUTDOOR INVITATIONAL AND DISTANCE IN THE DARK 2016

The Paradise Valley Community College Track and Field team will host the 11th Annual Puma Outdoor Invitational on Thursday, March 24 and Saturday, March 26.

Thursday evening's Distance in the Dark will be held under the lights at Scottsdale Community College's track. Thursday's events will begin at 7:00pm with the Women's 4x800m relay and will feature fully automatic timing.

The remainder of the events will be held on Saturday at PVCC's track beginning at 9:00am.

Entries for the Puma Outdoor Invitational and Distance in the Dark close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 23.

Come out this Thursday and Saturday to support Puma Track and Field!

Online entries can be found HERE
Meet info can be found HERE
Live results for Saturday can be found HERE
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Men’s Golf

March 21, 2016
PUMA GOLF HAS GREAT SPRING BREAK

Puma Men's Golf had their best finish of the season so far finishing in a tie for 5th with Glendale CC at the Mesa Invitational held at Dobson Ranch on March 14 and 15.

The day two team total of 290 (2 over par) was the lowest daily team total so far this season. The Pumas were led by first year player Kyle Miller who posted a two day total of 146 (76/70), Alex Anthony, Cooper Strang and Holden Huff all finished with two day totals of 148.

Next up is the PVCC Invitational March 28 and 29 at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club.
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Men’s Golf

March 21, 2016
BUSY SPRING BREAK FOR PUMA BASEBALL

The Pumas went 4-1 during spring break and threw in an international get together for good measure.

March 18 - Game 2
PVCC outlasted Dakota County Technical College after four lead changes, squeaking out a 6-5 win. The Pumas took the lead in the seventh inning and held on for the victory. PVCC went up for good on an RBI single by Harry Gard, plating Tom McCarty.

Kreston Woods racked up four RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the third inning. Zach Humphrey recorded the win for the Pumas. He tossed one-third of an inning of shutout ball. He struck out none, walked one and surrendered two hits.

The top of the first saw Dakota County take an early lead, 2-0. PVCC survived Dakota County's surge and put up three runs of its own in the first. The Pumas scored on a three-run double by Woods.


March 18 - Game 1
PVCC beat Dakota County Technical College 8-3 in seven innings behind Jake Alexander, who drove in four runs. Alexander singled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning.

Ryan Kokora was in control on the hill. Dakota County managed just two hits off of the PVCC pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his four innings of work.

The game's last lead went to PVCC thanks to a second inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI single by Cody Wescott. The Pumas got two-run boosts in each of the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, PVCC scored on a two-run single by Alexander, bringing home Brady Heid and Brady Weiss.

Dakota County scored three runs in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to one. An RBI single, a groundout, and an RBI double triggered Dakota County comeback. Finally, Harry Gard induced an inning-ending fly out. PVCC increased its lead with two runs in the sixth. A wild pitch scored Logan Ehnes to start the scoring in the inning.


March 17
Logan Ehnes did his best to will PVCC to a win with a four-hit game, but the Pumas dropped a 16-4 contest to Seminole State College.

Ehnes got a hit in each of his four at bats. He singled in the first and fifth innings and doubled in the third and seventh innings. Miguel Ruiz baffled Seminole State, striking out five batters. Ruiz allowed two earned runs, five hits and no walks over four innings. Matt Sweeney took the loss for PVCC. He allowed eight runs in two innings, walked three and struck out one.

Seminole State didn't relinquish the lead after scoring six runs in the first inning. Seminole pushed two runs across in each of the second, fifth and seventh. After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, PVCC faced just a 8-3 deficit. A wild pitch triggered a potential Pumas' comeback. A one-run seventh inning helped bring PVCC within eight. An error gave PVCC a bit of life. The Pumas threat came to an end with a strikeout


March 15
ACU's lineup had no answer for Stephen Wright. They managed just three hits off of Wright, who allowed one earned run, walked none and struck out three during his five innings of work.

Pumas Matt Malkin, Kreston Woods, Jake Alexander and Ayala combined for nine hits and seven RBIs. The Pumas never trailed after scoring two runs in the second on two ground outs. PV pushed across one run in both the fourth inning and the seventh. In the fourth, the Pumas scored on a groundout by Logan Ehnes, bringing home Ayala. The Pumas scored four runs in the fifth on an RBI single by Cody Wescott, a two-run double by Benji Ayala, and an RBI double by Matt Malkin. Ayala put himself in scoring position with three extra-base hits for the Pumas. The Pumas survived ACUs surge and put up three runs of its own in the eighth. PV scored on an RBI triple by Ayala, an RBI single by Woods, and an RBI triple by Alexander.


March 14
PVCC and Arizona Christian University JV each put runners in scoring position, but PVCC capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 4-1 win. ACU got seven hits compared with just three for the Pumas, but ACU stranded 13 on base.

Cody Wescott was in control on the rubber. ACU managed just three hits off of the PV pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his four innings of work. Puma closer Benji Ayala put away the final six outs to record the save.

The game's last lead went to the Pumas thanks to a second inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on an RBI triple by Alex Campbell. Campbell had a hot bat for the Pumas. Campbell went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. PV piled on two more runs in the top of the eighth. Tom McCarty kicked things off with a single, bringing home Campbell.


March 13
PVCC faced Meiji University from Tokyo in an exhibition game held at Salt River Fields. The teams exchanged gifts and handshakes, and posed for a group picture, on what was a great Sunday afternoon.

The international exchange was not the first meeting between the two teams; Meiji made the same trip to the desert in March 2013 and March 2010.


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Men’s Soccer

March 2, 2016
MEN'S SOCCER TRYOUTS - SATURDAY, MARCH 5

The Paradise Valley Community College Men's Soccer program will be conducting open tryouts on Saturday, March 5, at 10:00am. Mandatory registration starts at 9:00am. The tryouts will be held at the PVCC soccer field immediately south of the F building/Fitness Center.

Each participants must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. Other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided. Water will be provided for all participants but it is strongly advised that each participant hydrate prior to the session.

IMPORTANT - MANDATORY FORMS
Each participant must complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent's signature on the forms and must be present at the session in order for the participant to be eligible to participate.

Each participant must provide a copy of his high school athletic physical or personal physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to March 5, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include doctors signature and clearance to participate in athletics. Paradise Valley athletic trainers will be present to clear participants.

Only those with the appropriate paperwork will be allowed to participate.

2016 Mens Soccer Tryout Forms

For further information please contact:

Freddy Delgado, Sr.
Paradise Valley Community College
Head Men's Soccer Coach
602-672-4625
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu

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Track & Field

March 2, 2016
PUMA TRACK AND FIELD HEADS TO INDOOR NATIONALS

The Paradise Valley Track and Field team is heading to Winston-Salem, NC this weekend to compete at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships. Nine Pumas will compete at the JDL Fast Track. The meet begins on Friday, March 4 and concludes Saturday, March 5.

The men's qualifiers are led by Sophomore Erik Oswald who qualified in the 1000m, 1 mile, and 3000m, Oswald is ranked in the top 10 for all three events. Sophomore Aleymayehu Bates and Freshman John Winfield are both qualifiers in the 3000m and the 5000m. Rounding out the men, Sophomore Gustavo Loustaunau will be competing in the 600m.

On the women's side, the Pumas are led by a trio of distance runners. Sophomore Billie Jo Dytrt qualified in the 3000m as well as the 5000m, freshman Taylor Brenden qualified in the 1000m, 1 mile, and 3000m, and Freshman Hannah Jarman qualified in the 1 mile, 3000m, and 5000m. All three are ranked in the top 10 in at least one event in which they are qualified. Rounding out the women's qualifiers are Freshman Courtney Brown in the high jump and Freshman Malibu Walter in the pole vault.

Good luck Puma Track and Field!

Live Results from the NJCAA Indoor Championships can be found
HERE
Watch Live via FloTrack HERE
Schedule of Events can be found HERE

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Track & Field

March 12, 2016
PUMAS SWEEP EASTERN IN SATURDAY DOUBLEHEADER

Game 1
PVCC beat Eastern Arizona College 3-2 in seven innings. The Pumas were led by Jake Alexander, who went 1-3. He doubled in the seventh inning.

Ryan Kokora was a workhorse on the rubber while bagging the win for PVCC. Kokora pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out five.


Game 2
The Pumas made the most of eight hits in a 4-3 victory over EAC. PVCC and EAC both threatened with rallies, but it was PVCC that eventually took advantage of them in the win.

EAC out-hit PVCC nine to eight, but The Gila Monsters stranded 11 runners on base. The Pumas held off EAC, as they were unable to overcome a two-run third inning deficit. EAC scored one run in the fifth on an error. Despite its efforts, EAC couldn't get over the hump.

It was a good day at the plate for PVCCs Brady Heid. Heid went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the second inning. Walker Ramsey got it done on the bump on the way to the win. He allowed three runs over seven innings. Ramsey struck out three, walked none and gave up seven hits.

In the top of the first, EAC grabbed the early lead, 2-0. PVCC pushed across one run in both the first inning and the third. In the first, PVCC scored on an RBI single by Marshall Forest, plating Brady Heid. The Pumas stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring two runs on two doubles.


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Softball

March 10, 2016
ARIZONA SOFTBALL HALL OF FAMERS TO ATTEND PUMA SOFTBALL GAME

On Saturday, March 12, two very special guests will be present for the Puma Softball game against Chandler-Gilbert CC. Dot Wilkinson and Billie Harris are slated to throw out the first pitch prior to the match up. Billie Harris will also perform the National Anthem for both Softball and Baseball.

Both women are members of the Arizona Softball Foundation Hall of Fame.

Dot Wilkinson
Wilkinson started out playing second base for the PBSW Ramblers and a few years later was switched to behind the plate by coach Ford Hoffman, who told her, "You're the catcher, you run the team." Before retiring in 1965, Wilkinson earned 19 All-America awards and had some outstanding years for the Ramblers, including 1952 (.374 batting average), 1953 (.365 batting average), 1957 (.387 average in national championship); 1955 (.450 average in national with no errors on 36 chances) and 1954 (.455 average and 1.000 fielding percentage on 84 chances in national). Dot said one of her greatest thrills came in 1940 when the Ramblers won their first of three national titles (1948 and 1949). Another Thrill came in 1970, when she received her Hall of Fame plaque. (Courtesy of ASF)

Billie Harris
Most valuable player in the 1969 national tournament in Tucson, she was a five-time All-American pitcher and was voted to the Pacific Coast Women's Softball League all-star team 18 times. The left- handed pitcher authored two perfect games during 1963 for the famous PBSW Ramblers of Phoenix and during her career averaged three no-hit, no-run games per season. During 18 seasons in the Pacific Coast League she fashioned an earned run average of 1.50 and was rated among the league's top three pitchers in games won. She broke in with the Tucson Sunshine Girls in l947, moved to the nationally ranked Ramblers in 1952, joined the Yakima Washington Webbcats in 1966 and returned to pitch for the Sun City Saints in 1970. When the Phoenix Birds joined the Women's Professional League in 1976, she left the amateur ranks to compile a 33-13 record. (Courtesy of ASF)

Please join us!
Saturday,March 12
12:00pm
PV vs. Chandler-Gilbert CC
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Track & Field

March 10, 2016
BRENDEN, DYTRT, JARMEN NAMED ALL-AMERICANS

All-America honorees for the 2016 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field season were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week. Paradise Valley Community College student-athletes Taylor Brenden, Billie Jo Dytrt and Hannah Jarmen were recognized as NJCAA-USTFCCCA All-Americans.

Student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors by virtue of finishing among the top eight in their events at the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Winston-Salem, NC.

Taylor Brenden was recognized for her performance in both the Mile and the 3000m. Taylor took 5th place in the 3000m and 8th in the Mile at the NJCAA National Championship.

Billie Jo Dytrt was recognized for her performance in the 5000m. Billie took 6th place in the 5000m at the NJCAA National Championship.

Hannah Jarmen was recognized for her performance in the 3000m and 5000m. Hannah took 5th place in the 5000m and 6th place in the 3000m at the NJCAA National Championship.

Well done Pumas!

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Track & Field

March 10, 2016
PUMAS BEAT 'CHOKES WITH WALK-OFF

A walk-off two-run blast from Brady Heid brought home the winning run for PVCC in a thrilling 5-4 victory over Scottsdale Community College on Wednesday.

Brady Heid racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Pumas. He singled in the sixth and eighth innings and homered in the ninth inning.

SCC couldn't get anything going as long as Miguel Ruiz was on the hill for the Pumas. The Artichokes managed just one hit off of Ruiz, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his 2 1/3 innings of work.

The bottom of the second saw PV take an early lead, 1-0. A solo home run by Collin Gabel started the inning off. SCC answered scoring one in the top of the third. They took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth and went up 4-1 in the top of the sixth.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Pumas scored two, cutting SCCs lead to only one. With two out, one on and needing two to win, Brady Heid took the plate for the Pumas. The rest, as they say, is history.

Go Pumas!


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Men’s Golf

March 1, 2016
PIMA INVITATIONAL

The Men's Golf team completed their third event of the season at the Pima Community College Invitational at Silverbell Golf Course in Tucson, AZ on Monday. After struggling on day one, the team showed some improvements on day two with all student-athletes bettering or matching their day one scores. The Pumas were led by freshman Colton McMains.

Three Invitationals remain for the Team to qualify for the ACCAC Region tournament in late April.

Next up, the Pumas will compete at Dobson Ranch at the tournament hosted by Mesa CC March 14 & 15.
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News

June 22, 2016
SILCOX HEADED TO NJCAA MEN'S SOCCER HALL OF FAME

The NJCAA announced today that former PVCC Athletics Director Greg Silcox will be inducted in the NJCAA Men’s Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Greg was the AD at PVCC for 13 years (2002-2015) rpior to his retirement in January 2016.

For 12 years, Paradise Valley (Ariz.) athletic director Greg Silcox provided NJCAA DI men’s soccer with a valued voice and innovative mind. The transformation the sport underwent under his leadership will continue to serve student-athletes, coaches and NJCAA soccer fans for decades to come.

Joining the NJCAA DI Men’s Soccer Committee in 2003, Silcox played an integral role in a number of improvements to the structure of the NJCAA DI Men’s Soccer Championship. Seeding of the top four teams in the eight-team field was adopted in 2005, followed by a move to a fully seeded tournament in 2007. After being elevated to the position of committee chair that year, Silcox began a push for the addition of pool play to the tournament which was eventually adopted in 2012.

Beginning his NJCAA career as a women’s basketball coach at Glendale (Ariz.) in 1982, Silcox was promoted to assistant athletic director in 1989. After 13 years with the Gauchos, Silcox was hired as athletic director at Paradise Valley (Ariz.) in 2002 where he remained until his retirement in 2015.

Joining the NJCAA Board of Directors with his election as Region 1 Assistant Women’s Director in 1992, Silcox dedicated countless hours towards the association through his time as women’s director beginning in 1998 and men’s director starting in 2003. His contributions were recognized by the NJCAA national office in 2010 with the George E. Killian Award of Excellence and by his peers with the NJCAA Loyalty Award in 2015.

NJCAA Press Release

Congratulations Greg! The Pumas are proud of you!
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Women’s Tennis

June 20, 2016
PVCC WOMENS TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2016 SIGNING CLASS

Head Coach Feroz Rast announced the signings of Channel Ruiz, Alexandra Levendi, and Alizaya Ambirz for the upcoming season.

Channel Ruiz comes to PVCC from Glendale High School where she played #1 singles and doubles. She helped lead her team to a 12-4 record and a top 20 ranking in division II. Channel comes with great experience and will contribute right away.

Alexandra Levendi comes to PVCC from Chaparral High School. Herteam finished with a 10-4 record and were ranked 5th in division I. She played mostly doubles this season. Their team lost in the quarterfinals of division I to Horizon High School 5-4. Alexandra has a keen awareness of how to play doubles.

Ali Ambirz comes to PVCC from Sahuarita High School. She played number 1 doubles and her team got to the 3 rd round of the state tournament. She is a great character athlete who works hard on the court and in the classroom.

Coach Rast on the signings,”I am so excited to add Ali, Channel, and Alexandra to our team for next season. Going into the recruiting season I knew that we needed to solidify our lineup with players that know how to win. All three come from winning programs and will help bring that attitude and focus to PVCC as we build on the success of last season. Ali and Alexandra also address our need in getting better doubles play. They both were very strong doubles players in high school and I look for both of them to continue that success here at PVCC. Channel will bring a strong singles presence as we try to replace some players from the top of our lineup from last year. Last season was a great building block for us and I look for this season to be the next step in our growth as a program.”

Welcome to PVCC Ali, Channel, and Alexandra

GO PUMAS!
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Track & Field

June 2, 2016
PUMAS ROAR AT TRACK NATIONALS

The PVCC Track & Field teams competed at the NJCAA National Track & Field Championship meet held in Texas, May 17-19. The Pumas came home with seven USTFCCCA All-American awards, a runner-up finish in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase, and an 11th place finish in the women’s team competition.

The PVCC women’s team was led by Hannah Jarman’s near win in the steeplechase. Jarman missed the victory by a narrow margin of 1.07 seconds, while running a personal best time of 11:24.18 over the 3000m race. Jarman later placed 6th in the 5000m (18:50.69), adding an additional three points to the eight she garnered in the steeplechase.

The rest of Paradise Valley’s 22.5 points came from just three other Pumas: Billie Jo Dytrt added to Jarman’s points with eight of her own, placing 5th in both the 3000m steeplechase (11:44.14) and the 5000m (18:44.44); Malibu Walter tied for 6th in the pole vault (10’8”), scoring 2.5 points, and Paityn Bahm placed 8th in the 10000m (41:21.80), scoring one point. The women’s team title went to Iowa Central Community College with a score of 148 points.

On the men’s side, the Pumas placed 32nd with their lone point coming from John Winfield’s 8th place finish in the 5000m (15:30.29). South Plains College won the men’s team competition with a score of 146 points.

Additional Pumas competing at the national meet were Taylor Brenden (1500m), Courtney Brown (heptathlon, high jump, javelin), Cassidy Chriest (400 hurdles), Kayla Mullen (heptathlon), Alex Bates (3000m steeplechase, 5000m), Austin Lavin (10,000m), Quinten Bankston (400 hurdles), Jesse Llanez (400 hurdles), and Andrew Sanchez (10,000m).

Congratulations Pumas!

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Track & Field

June 2, 2016
PLAY BALL!

The Puma baseball team will be well represented this summer with 12 of its student-athletes participating in summer leagues around the country. Seven sophomores are getting ready to transfer to four-year colleges while five returners are staying in shape for PVCC's 2017 season.

Sophomores
Jake Alexander, team TBA, AZ Summer Collegiate League
Turner Lace, Walnut Creek Crawdads, California Collegiate League
Miguel Ruiz, Rascals, Guadalupe Men's Sunday League
Matt Sweeney, team TBA, Denver Collegiate League
Brady Weiss, Walnut Creek Crawdads, California Collegiate League
Nick Wojtysiak, Victoria Harbourcats, West Coast League
Kreston Woods, Santa Barbara Foresters, California Collegiate League

Returners
Paxon Ketchum, AZ Pro, AZ Summer Collegiate League
Riley Kirke, team TBA, AZ Summer Collegiate League
Matt Malkin, Lorain County Ironmen, North American League
Tom McCarty, team TBA, AZ Summer Collegiate League
Dakota Meder, Nutty Buddy, AZ Summer Collegiate League

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Women’s Tennis

January 29, 2016
THE PUMAS ARE READY TO KICK OFF 2016 SEASON

The Pumas are ready to start the season on Friday Feb. 5th in a home contest against Imperial Valley College(CA). The team has been practicing hard the last few weeks and is anxious to play their first match of the season. This years team consists of six new additions to the team. Coach Rast on the
upcoming match, We are excited to get our season started. We have a very young team this year and I am looking forward to getting them some experience before we get our conference match-ups going in late February. I love the attitude and focus we have had in practice the last couple of weeks.

Come out and support your Pumas on Friday Feb. 5th. Match time is 1:30PM at the PVCC tennis courts.

Go PUMAS!
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Women’s Tennis

January 26, 2016
3rd ANNUAL BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Join us on Saturday, January 30 at 11am for the 3rd Annual Baseball Alumni Game here at PV. The 2016 Pumas will face those that came before, the men who helped build the program since its inception in 2009. Come see what the 2016 team has in store and what the alums still have in the tank. See you there!

Game Day Itinerary

11:00am - Alumni Game First Pitch
10:30am - Field Prep
10:15pm - Alumni Pre-Game
10:00pm - 2016 Pumas Pre-Game
9:30am - Alumni BP on field
9:15am - 2016 Pumas BP in Cage

See you at the yard!
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Track & Field

January 26, 2016
TRACK AND FIELD OPENS INDOOR SEASON

The Paradise Valley Mens and Womens track and field teams kicked off their season this past weekend as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational. The Pumas posted strong performances across the board, including one NJCAA National Qualifying mark, 9 PVCC all-time top five performers, and multiple personal bests.

On the womens side, freshman Kayla Mullen turned in one of the top performances of the weekend for the Pumas, placing second in the pentathlon Friday night with 3112 points, a mark which ranks her as the fourth all time performer in PVCC track
history. Mullen returned Saturday afternoon to lead off a 4x400 meter relay that included sophomore Cassidy Chriest, freshmen Malibu Walter, and freshman Felecity Radmore. The team posted a time of 4:06.48, which was the top collegiate mark of the day.

For the men, the highlight was freshman John Winfields national qualifying time of 8:52.99 in the 3000 meter run. Winfield placed second in the race, leading a contingent of 5 Puma Distance runners.

Also on the mens side, freshman Forest Stuart had a breakout day in the sprints, running the top time amongst collegians in the 60 meter dash (7.08) and a personal best of 22.57 in the 200, both ranking him as the 5th all time performer at PVCC.
Puma track and field will be back in action Saturday, January 30th, at home in the PVCC Indoor Open.

Full Results from the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found
HERE

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Softball

February 9, 2016
2017 SOFTBALL SIGNING CLASS

Coach Candrea and his coaching staff are proud to announce the signing of eight future Pumas. These talented student-athletes signed letters of intent on the PVCC Campus on January 15. With friends and family in attendance Coach Nick Candrea welcomed the following student-athletes into the Puma Family.

Alicia Young (OF) Cibola High

Kyla Rae Quintanilla (OF) Gila Ridge

Gabby Lopez Salcido (SS/2B) Superior

Madison Wiley (C) - Sahuaro Tucson

Taya Smith (P) - Camp Verde

Alexis Malave (OF) Cactus

Paulla Yenkevich (3B) - Cactus

Marsha Hernandez (OF) - Sunnyside

Coach Candrea and his staff are eagerly awaiting this class to hit the PV field. These young ladies will come in and contribute to the program's success right out of the gate. This group of student-athletes will add to team's athleticism, versatility, and team speed. These young ladies are equally as strong in the classroom as they are on the field. With the signing of this special group, plus the signing of two or three more student-athletes, this is a tremendous signing class for Puma softball's future.

Go Pumas!

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Men’s Tennis

February 8, 2016
PVCC 3 IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE 6

Still playing one man short the mens tennis team was defeated at home by Imperial Valley College on Friday. Cody Kacerek and Chris Malayan won for the second time this season and Isaac Henry got into the win column for the first time.

Match Results
PVCC vs. Imperial Valley College
February 5, 2016 at PVCC

Imperial 6, PVCC 3
Singles
1. Charlie Stephens (IVC)def. Nick Marroquin (PVCC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jesus Castillo (IVC) def. Freddy Henry (PVCC) 4-6, 7-5, 10-4
3. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) def. Robier Verhgfstedt (IVC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Chris Malayan (PVCC) def. Isaac Wavervo (IVC) 7-5, 6-3
5. Isaac Henry (PVCC) def. Greg Gerardo (IVC) 6-2, 6-3
6. Benjamin Cruz def. PVCC Default

Doubles
1. Mario Figueroa/ Charlie Stephens (IVC) def. Freddy Henry/ Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-7, 6-3, 10-1
2. Jesus Castillo/ Robier Verhgfstedt (IVC) def. Nick Marroquin/ Chris Malayan (PVCC) 7-5, 6-3
3. Isaac Wavervo/ Greg Gerardo (IVC) def. PVCC Default

Next home match is Tuesday, February 9 against Arizona Christian University at 2:00PM.
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Women’s Tennis

February 8, 2016
PUMAS START THEIR SEASON IN STYLE

The PV womens tennis team won their match on Friday against Imperial Valley College (CA) with a team score of 9-0. The Pumas dominated both singles and doubles play. The day started with singles and the Pumas were able to win all six matches in straight sets.
Their winning ways continued when doubles started as the Pumas racked up all three matches. The day was a complete team effort.

Coach Rast on the days results, We came out ready to play and did not relax after singles. I also saw a lot of areas that we need to get better in order to compete in our conference. This was a great start to the season and we need to come out next week with the same focus in practice and know that we have to get better.

Next match is Saturday, February 13 against Benadictine University at Mesa CC.

GO PUMAS!
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Women’s Tennis

February 6, 2016
PUMAS GO 2-2 AGAINST VISITING COLORADO NORTHWESTERN

PV Baseball faced Colorado Northwestern in a four game stint this weekend playing a double header on both Friday and Saturday. The Pumas split the series with the Spartans. They ended on a high note Saturday taking the second game in exciting fashion.

Game 1 February 5
Despite five hits, PV lost 10-1 to CNCC on Friday. It was a good day at the plate for Puma Logan Ehnes. Ehnes went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the third. Nick Wojtysiak had a tough day on the rubber for PV, taking the loss. He allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings, walked five and struck out two. CNCC never surrendered the lead after the third inning, scoring six runs on a two-run double, an error, a sacrifice fly, and two singles. The lone run of the game for the Pumas crossed the plate in the third inning on a solo home run by Ehnes.

Game 2 February 5
PV and CNCC traded the lead seven times on Friday, but the Pumas ended up on top with a 5-3 win in seven innings over CNCC. PV pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. An error scored Jake Alexander and gave PV the lead for good. Collin Gabel recorded the win for the Pumas. He allowed one run over 3 1/3 innings. Gabel struck out three, walked two and gave up one hit. In the top of the first, CNCC grabbed the early lead, 1-0. It didn't take long for PV to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first. The Pumas scored on a passed ball and an RBI single by Cody Wescott. PV answered CNCCs top inning with one run of its own in the second. PV scored on an error.

Game 3 February 6
Logan Ehnes went 2-2, but PV still fell to CNCC 6-3 in seven innings on Saturday. CNCC couldn't get anything going so long as Stephen Wright was on the hill. Wright gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out three during his 4 1/3 innings of work. Walker Ramsey took the loss for PV. He allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings, walked two and struck out six. The top of the first saw CNCC take an early lead, 2-0. CNCC added more runs when they scored on an RBI single. The Pumas quickly matched CNCCs strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the second. PV scored on a two-run single by Ehnes. CNCC never trailed after scoring three runs in the third.

Game 4 February 6
Logan Ehnes drove in the go-ahead run to win it for PV in the bottom of the ninth inning, as they hung on to beat CNCC 2-1 on Saturday. After Turner Lace hit into a fielder's choice, Ehnes came to the plate with two outs in the ninth and singled, plating Lace. The Pumas held off CNCC, as they were unable to overcome a two-run ninth inning deficit. Benji Ayala got the win in relief for PV. Ayala pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed no runs. PV answered CNCCs top inning with one run of its own in the seventh. PV scored on an RBI single by Ehnes.

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Women’s Tennis

February 4, 2016
PUMAS START SEASON WITH SPLIT AGAINST ACU

PV Baseball faced Arizona Christian University for their first two outings of 2016. They came out with a split, dropping the first match up and coming back strong with a win in the second game.

Game 1 February 2
Brady Weiss did all he could to give PVCC Pumas a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past ACU as the Pumas lost 6-3. Weiss went 3-4, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fourth, sixth, and eighth innings. Walker Ramsey looked sharp on the rubber. Ramsey held ACU hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three. Cody Wescott took the loss for PV. He lasted four innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed four runs. ACU never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on a groundout. The Pumas scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to cut its deficit to two. An RBI single by Weiss and a wild pitch sparked a Puma rally. Jake Alexander flew out to end the threat. One run in the bottom of the sixth helped PV close its deficit to 6-3. A groundout by Marshall Forest fueled PVs comeback. Finally, ACU induced an inning-ending strike out from Alexander.

Game 2 February 3
PVCC Pumas jumped out to an early lead on ACU and captured an 11-2 victory. The game was decided quickly as PV exerted its will early with eight runs in the first three innings. An RBI single by Matt Malkin, a two-run error, a passed ball, and an RBI double by Benji Ayala in the first inning and a passed ball during the second inning fueled the Puma offense early. Logan Ehnes boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 4-4 day at the plate to pace PV. He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the second, third, and seventh innings. ACU couldn't get anything going as long as Ryan Kokora was on the rubber. Kokora gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked two and struck out six during his five innings of work. PV posted one run in each of the fifth, sixth and eighth. In the fifth, PV scored on an RBI single by Luis Mendoza, scoring Ehnes. PV also scored on a solo home run by Cody Wescott.

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Women’s Tennis

February 29, 2016
WOMEN'S TENNIS

The Paradise Valley Community College womens tennis (1-3) lost both matches last week. The Pumas played Mesa Community College on Thursday and Hope International University on Friday.

The Pumas played their first conference match of the year against Mesa and lost 9-0. Mesa proved too much for the Pumas on this occasion and dominated both singles and doubles.

On Friday the Pumas played Hope International University. The result was much closer than Thursdays match. The day started with singles play and the pumas won three of the six matches. Going into doubles the match was tied and it was up to which team wins doubles. Unfortunately, the Pumas dropped two out of the three doubles and lost the team match 5-4.

We learned a lot about ourselves this week, said coach Rast. Playing the top team in our conference on Thursday was great for us. We got to see how we measure up and how far we still need to go. Coming back a day later with a great showing was exactly what I expected. We are moving in the right direction.

The Pumas look to right the ship next Thursday. They play their second conference match of the year against Glendale Community College. The match will be played at PVCC and the start time is 1:30.

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Women’s Tennis

February 29, 2016
PUMAS SHAKE THINGS UP ON THE ROAD, BREAK LOSING STREAK

February 27 (Game 2)
PVCC and Pima Community College each put runners in scoring position, but the Pumas capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 7-2 win. Pima got 12 hits compared with just 10 for the Pumas, but Pima stranded nine on base.

PVCC was led by Collin Gabel's hitting. Gabel went 2-5, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth inning. Walker Ramsey got the win for the Pumas. He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered six hits.

The bottom of the first saw Pima take an early lead, 1-0. PVCC never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI single by Logan Ehnes. PVCC increased its lead with two runs in the fifth. Gabel doubled, scoring Matt Malkin to start the inning. PVCC scored one run in the eighth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the ninth. In the eighth, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Mendoza, bringing home Tom McCarty.


February 27 (Game 1)
Turner Lace brought home the go-ahead run to give PV the lead in the seventh inning, as the Pumas hung on to beat Pima Community College 3-1.

Logan Ehnes walked to get on base in the seventh. He then went from first to second on a stolen base. Collin Gabel reached base three times in the game for PV. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fourth inning. Ryan Kokora was a workhorse on the mound while bagging the win for the Pumas. Kokora allowed no earned runs, four hits and one walk while striking out three over seven innings of work. Neither team scored until the fourth when PV got on the board. The Pumas scored on a groundout by Jake Alexander.


February 24
The Pumas lost 4-2 despite outhitting Mesa Community College 12 to six.
The Pumas were led by Collin Gabel's hitting. Gabel went 4-5 and scored one run. He singled in the fourth, sixth, eighth, and ninth innings. Austin Thomason handled MCC's lineup with ease, racking up 10 strikeouts. Thomason, charged with the loss, allowed four earned runs, five hits and five walks over seven innings.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as MCC scored four runs. A two-run eighth inning helped bring PV within two.


February 23
Harry Gard held up his end of the bargain, but Gard couldn't carry PV past Mesa Community College as the Pumas lost 6-4. Gard held MCC hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one. Nick Wojtysiak was charged with the loss. He lasted three innings, walked three, struck out three, and allowed four runs.

MCC never trailed after scoring two runs in the first. They put up one run in each of the second, third, fourth and seventh. PV scored in the first. After pushing across three runs in the bottom of the eighth, PV faced just a 6-4 deficit. , an RBI single by Jake Alexander, and a fielder's choice triggered a Pumas' comeback. But, MCC got Benji Ayala to strike out to end the inning.


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Women’s Tennis

February 22, 2016
PUMAS FALL TO HASTINGS COLLEGE

The PVCC Women's Tennis team (1-1) lost their match Saturday with a score of 7-2 to Hastings College (NE). The day started with singles play with Pumas fighting hard in all six matches. They were only able to get one win going into doubles. The highlight of the day was freshman Bianca Amayas match. After losing the first set she came back and won the second set and forced a super tiebreaker. She won her match with a final score of 2-6,6-2,15-13.

Doubles play started with the Pumas already down 5-1. After some close matches the Pumas only managed to win one of the three doubles match ups.

The Pumas will look to get back to their winning ways as they hit the practice courts early next week to get ready for their next opponent. PV will play Mesa Community College on Thursday, February 25 and Hope International University (CA) on Friday, February 26. Both matches are at PVCC.

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Women’s Tennis

February 22, 2016
PUMAS BATTLE THROUGH ROUGH WEEK

The Pumas finished the busy week with a 1-3 record. One game was suspended and will be finished in April.

February 16
The Pumas held tough against Scottsdale Community College, but SCC scored six runs late for a 11-2 victory.

Brady Weiss was solid at the plate for PV. Weiss went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the eighth inning. Nick Wojtysiak took the loss for PV. He lasted 5 2/3 innings, walked none, struck out 11, and allowed three runs.

The game was never in doubt after the sixth, as SCC scored four runs on four doubles. One run in the top of the eighth helped the Pumas close its deficit to 8-2. A solo home run by Weiss triggered a Pumas' comeback. PVs threat came to an end when SCC struck out Cody Wescott.


February 17
A tight game was decided in the eighth inning as the Pumas fell to Scottsdale Community College 7-6.

Brady Weiss racked up two RBIs on two hits for PV. He homered in the fifth inning and singled in the ninth inning. Miguel Ruiz took the loss for PV. He lasted just one inning, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

SCC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. SCC scored one run in the fourth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the seventh. In the fourth, SCC scored on an error. The Pumas brought home two runs in the fifth inning, and matched that run total in the ninth. In the fifth, PV scored on a two-run home run by Weiss, plating Logan Ehnes. The game's last lead went to SCC during an eighth inning rally that saw four runs cross the plate on a sacrifice fly and two triples. The Pumas scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to cut its deficit to one. An RBI single by Harry Gard and an RBI single by Luis Mendoza sparked a Pumas rally.


February 18
The Pumas logged a come from behind victory, besting Thompson River University 4-3.

The top of the first saw the Canadians take an early lead, 3-0. In the third, PV scored on a groundout by Logan Ehnes, plating Turner Lace. The Pumas matched their one-run third inning with two in the sixth leveling the score to 3-3. An RBI single by Chase Venable, scoring Tom McCarty, gave PV the win in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Jack Peck recorded the win for PV. He pitched two shutout innings. Peck struck out three, walked none and gave up one hit.


February 19
Game was suspended due to darkness.
Tied 1-1 through 11 innings.

This game will be finished on April 16 at noon when GateWay CC returns to PV.


February 20
The Pumas lost 9-3 to GateWay on Saturday, despite a total of seven hits.

Matt Sweeney handled the Geckos lineup with ease, racking up six strikeouts. Sweeney allowed two earned runs, three hits and no walks over four innings. Walker Ramsey took the loss for PVCC. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked none and struck out one.

The Pumas jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Turner Lace got things going for PV with a single. A single by Marshall Forest then moved Lace from first to third. Luis Mendoza doubled, plating Lace and Forest. After a quick strike from PV, the Geckos responded with two runs in the first. GWCC scored on a two-run error.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as GWCC scored four runs on an error, a sacrifice fly, and an RBI single. After pushing across one run in the top of the sixth, PV faced just a 6-3 deficit. An RBI double by Jake Alexander fueled what could have been a Puma comeback. GWCC went on to score one in the bottom of the sixth and two in the bottom of the eighth.


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Men’s Golf

February 19, 2016
MEN'S GOLF IS OFF AND RUNNING WITH THEIR 2016 SEASON

Two tournaments in to the six tournament regular season schedule, the Pumas have had a tough go of it.

The team has started the spring invitational season with a couple disappointing starts. So far they have competed in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College invitational held at Toka Sticks Golf Club and Estrella Mountain Community College invitational held at the Wigwam Resort - Heritage course.

In the CGCC invitational the Pumas were led by freshman Colton McMains. The team finished 7th. At the EMCC invitational sophomore Cooper Strang led the way. The team finished 8th.

The Pumas hit the links again February 28-29 in Tucson at Silverbell. Good luck Pumas!
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Track & Field

February 19, 2016
FINAL SCHEDULE - SATURDAY TRACK MEET

Saturday, February 20th, 2016
FINAL SCHEDULE-updated Friday, 2/19/16

Running Events:

10:00am 5,000m(Combined)
10:30am Distance Medley (W/M) (1200-400-800-1600)
11:00am 60m Hurdles (W/M)
11:20am Mile Run (W/M)
11:35pm 600m(W/M)
11:50pm 60m Dash (W/M)
12:15pm 400m(W/M)
12:20pm 200M (Report Call @ Finish Line. Event re-seeded for final)
12:40pm 800m(W/M)
12:50pm 200m(W/M)
1:20pm 1000m(W/M)
1:30pm 3000m(W)
1:45pm 3000m(M)
2:00pm 4 x 400m(W/M)

Field Events:

Throws:
10:00am Weight throw- Men
10:00am Shot Put- Women
11:30am Weight throw- Women
11:30am Shot Put- Men

Vertical Jumps:
11:00am Pole Vault/ Women followed by Men
11:30am High Jump/ Women followed by Men

Horizontal Jumps:
10:00am Long Jump followed by Triple Jump (Women) (South Pit)
10:00am Long Jump followed by Triple Jump (Men) (North Pit)
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Track & Field

February 17, 2016
PUMAS SPLIT WEEKEND MATCHUP WITH PHOENIX BEARS

PV Baseball faced Phoenix College twice this past weekend. The Pumas split the series with the Bears.

Friday, February 11
Matt Malkin did all he could to give PV a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Phoenix College, as the Pumas lost 8-5 on Friday.

PVCC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third. The lead stayed with PC after the third, when it scored two runs. PC piled on four more runs in the bottom of the fourth. PC had one-run rallies in the fifth inning and the eighth.

PV pushed across one run in the top of the seventh and three runs in the top of the ninth. Malkin went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the seventh inning. Ryan Kokora was charged with the loss.

Saturday, February 12
PVCC and Phoenix College traded the lead five times on Saturday, but the Pumas ended up on top with a 7-5 win over Phoenix College.

In the bottom of the first, PVCC Pumas grabbed the early lead, 1-0. A single by Gabel, plating Logan Ehnes started the inning off. They scored three in the bottom of the second to go up 4-0. PC scored five in the top of the sixth to take the 5-4 lead. PV scored one in the bottom of the sixth and managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning. The Pumas scored on a two-run double by Luis Mendoza, bringing home Collin Gabel and Harry Gard. Kreston Woods racked up three RBIs on two hits for PV. He tripled in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning.

PC couldn't get anything going as long as Zach Humphrey was pitching for the Pumas. The Bears managed just one hit off of Humphrey, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one during his 3 1/3 innings of work.

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Track & Field

February 16, 2016
TRACK POSTS NINE NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

Track posts nine national qualifiers between Fayetteville and Flagstaff.

The Paradise Valley Track and Field teams split up squads and took to the road this past weekend. The distance crew traveled to Fayetteville, AR to compete in the prestigious Tyson Invitational while the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers competed in the thin air of Flagstaff at the NAU Invitational.

At the Tyson Invitational, the Puma distance runners held their own in one of the most competitive NCAA indoor meets in the country, posting eight NJCAA national qualifying marks, four of which currently rank amongst the top 10 in the NJCAA.

The strong weekend of performances started on Friday in Fayetteville as sophomore Erik Oswald continued his strong indoor campaign running a personal best 4:16.38 in the mile run, currently the 5th best performance in the NJCAA. Oswald returned Saturday in the 3000m to post another personal best of 8:39.84, also a top ten mark. Oswald is now qualified for the national championship meet in four events (he qualified in the 1000m and Distance Medley Relay earlier in the season).

In the womens races, freshman Taylor Brenden also posted national qualifying marks, and personal bests, running 5:25.95 for the mile and 10:46.10 for 3000m, a time which currently ranks her 6th in the nation. Brenden is also now qualified in four events, the 1000m, the mile, the 3000m run and the Distance Medley Relay.

Later Saturday, the remaining four Pumas took to the track in the 5000m, and all four posted NJCAA qualifying marks. For the women, freshman Hannah Jarman ran 18:37.99, ranking her 5th in the NJCAA, while sophomore Billie Jo Dytrt posted the 6th best time in the country, running 18:55.69. In the mens race, freshman John Winfield led the way for the Pumas as he posted a time of 15:14.90, while sophomore Alex Bates ran 15:27.25.

In Flagstaff, freshman Courtney Brown added to the tally of Puma qualifiers for the weekend as she jumped a season best 1.62m (5' 3.75"). That mark ranks Brown amongst the top five all time performers for Puma Track and Field.

The Pumas will be back home this week as they host the PVCC Indoor Classic.

Full Results from the Tyson Invitational can be found HERE
Full Results from the NAU Invitational can be found HERE
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Men’s Tennis

February 10, 2016
PVCC 2 ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY 7

Visiting ACU was too much for the Puma men, handing them their third straight loss to begin the season. Freddy Henry was able to continue his winning ways gaining team points in doubles and singles. The men are off now until February 23 when they open conference play at Mesa.

Match Results
February 9, 2016 at PVCC

Singles
1. Jannis Froehlich (ACU) def. Nick Marroquin (PVCC) 7-6, 6-2
2. Freddy Henry (PVCC) def. Zach Hackerott (ACU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Adam West (ACU def. Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 6-3, 7-5
4. Andrew Gross (ACU) def. Chris Malayan (PVCC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Nino Newberry (ACU) def. Isaac Henry (PVCC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Benjamin Cruz def. PVCC Default

Doubles
1. Jannis Froehlich/Zach Hackerott (ACU) def. Nick Marroquin/Cody Kacerek (PVCC) 8-3
2. Freddy Henry/Chris Malayan (PVCC) def. Adam West/Nino Newberry (ACU) 7-5, 6-3
3. AVU def. PVCC Default
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Track & Field

February 10, 2016
PUMA TRACK POSTS NATIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS

PVCC track and field teams will enter the heart of their indoor season this week as Puma distance runners will travel to Fayetteville, AR for the Tyson Invitational and Sprinters, Jumpers, and Throwers will travel to Flagstaff for the NAU Invitational.

In the last two meets, eight Pumas have punched a ticket to the NJCAA National Championships; while several others have improved to within striking distance of qualifiers.

At the PVCC Indoor Open January 30, freshman distance runner Taylor Brendan posted the first national qualifying mark of the year for the womens team as she ran to a time of 3:11.63 in the womens 1000m. In the same meet, Taylor also led the Puma Women in the mile run, posting a time of 5:29.19, narrowly missing a national qualifying mark.

Last weekend the Pumas were on the road for the first time in the 2016 indoor season as they traveled to Tucson to compete in the Aztec Invitational. In Tucson, the Pumas started off the day with back-to-back national qualifying marks in the mens and womens distance medley relay. The womens team, consisting of Hannah Jarmin, Taylor Brendan, Victoria Lebario and Billie Jo Dytrt, cruised to a time of 13:07.80. Meanwhile, for the mens team, sophomore Eric Oswald got the relay off to a blazing start with a very strong 1200m leg before handing off to his teammates Alex Bates, Cameron Wooden, and John Winfield who kept the baton rolling to a time of 10:27.94.

Oswald wasnt done after leading the DMR team, later in the day he posted an individual qualifying time of 2:34.56 in the 1000m, which currently ranks in the top 10 in the NJCAA.

Freshman Malibu Walter also posted an individual qualifying mark in the pole vault as she successfully cleared 3.05m (10 ft).

The Pumas will look to have strong performances this weekend as they hit the road to Fayetteville and Flagstaff!

Results for the PVCC Indoor Open can be found HERE
Results for the Aztec Invitational can be found HERE

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News

February 1, 2016
SPECIAL DAY WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS

On Saturday, January 23 members of the mens and womens tennis teams became coaches and hitting partners for other athletes when they volunteered with Special Olympics.

Chris Malayan, Cody Kacerek, Freddy Henry, Isaac Henry, Nick Marroquin, Talon Walz, Gabriela Wallen, Raven Covington, Erica Wolford, Bianca Amaya, and Joanne Uzzanti shared their tennis talent at the Special Olympics Fun Day hosted by Troon Country Club. Over 200 athletes were expected for the morning event which included games, practice, and hitting tennis balls with the 10 from PVCC as well as other teaching pros and volunteer groups from the area. After two hours of on court play the special Olympians were recognized in an awards gathering followed by lunch.

The interaction and enthusiasm shared by the Puma student-athletes put smiles on the faces of those participating and was a very rewarding experience for all. Puma Tennis has been volunteering with Special Olympics for over 10 years and looks forward to the next opportunity!

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April 5, 2016
PUMAS GO 5-4 IN LAST NINE GAMES

April 2 Game 2
PVCCs three first-inning runs built an early lead that helped bring home a 7-3 win over Arizona Western College.

Matt Malkin racked up three RBIs on one hit for PVCC. He homered in the first inning. Austin Thomason kept contact to a minimum, striking out 10 AWC batters. The Pumas pitcher gave up just four hits over six shutout innings.

In the fifth, PVCC scored on an RBI triple by Brady Weiss, bringing home Turner Lace. Logan Ehnes kicked things off with a single, scoring Benji Ayala. The Pumas matched their two-run fifth inning with two more in the eighth.


April 2 - Game 1
The Pumas beat Arizona Western College 5-2 in seven innings behind Logan Ehnes, who drove in four runs. Ehnes tripled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning. In the third, PVCC scored on a sacrifice fly by Ehnes, plating Nate Calles.

Miguel Ruiz looked sharp on the mound. AWC managed just two hits off of the PVCC pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his 4 1/3 innings of work.

The game was never in doubt after the second, as PVCC scored three runs on a three-run triple by Ehnes. Two runs in the top of the third helped AWC close its deficit to 3-2. An RBI double and a groundout fueled AWC 's comeback. The Pumas stopped the rally after Ruiz got AWC to fly out. PVCC brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth.


March 30
Nate Calles hit two home runs to carry PVCC to an 11-5 win over Monroe Community College. PVCC beat Monroe thanks to 12 hits, including six extra base hits.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with seven lead changes. PVCC pulled out the win thanks to a strong third inning. The Pumas scored on an RBI single by Tom McCarty, plating Jake Alexander.

Cody Wescott recorded the win for PVCC even though he allowed five runs over five innings. He struck out five, walked none and surrendered 10 hits.

PVCCs McCarty, Alexander, Calles and Luis Mendoza combined for eight hits and eight RBIs. The Pumas scored two runs of their own in the second. PVCC scored on an RBI triple by McCarty and an RBI single by Chase Venable. The lead was PVCCs to lose after the third inning. More runs came home on a three-run home run by Calles. The Pumas matched their two-run fifth inning with two more in the sixth. In the fifth, PVCC scored on a solo home run by Calles. A clutch steal of home scored Turner Lace to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Calles' single, scoring Logan Ehnes. PVCC added one more run in the bottom of the seventh when Mendoza stole home.


March 29 Game 2
Matt Malkin clubbed two home runs, but it wasn't enough to carry PVCC to a win as the Pumas fell to Central Arizona College 10-7.

Walker Ramsey was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in five innings, walked one and struck out one.

PVCC jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. A solo home run by Matt Malkin started the inning off. CAC didn't relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the second inning. One run in the top of the fourth helped PVCC close its deficit to 8-2. A solo home run by Matt Malkin gave the Pumas life. Five runs in the top of the sixth helped PVCC close its deficit to 9-7. An RBI single by Kreston Woods, a three-run triple by Ehnes, and a sacrifice fly by Brady Heid set off a Puma rally. But, AWC got Brady Weiss to single to end the inning.


March 29 Game 1
Despite four hits, PVCC lost 11-0 to Central Arizona College.

Stephen Wright ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked three and struck out two.

Central Arizona College stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring two runs on.


March 26 Game 2
PVCC outlasted Cochise College after five lead changes, squeaking out a 6-4 win.

The Pumas managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. A sacrifice fly by Turner Lace scored Benji Ayala and gave PVCC the lead for good. The Pumas staved off Cochise as they were unable to match PVCC down the stretch.

Zach Humphrey got the win in relief for PVCC. Humphrey pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs.

The Pumas' Brady Weiss, Cody Wescott, Ayala and Logan Ehnes combined for four hits and four RBIs.
The top of the third saw Cochise take an early lead, 1-0. The Pumas survived Cochise's surge and put up one run of its own in the third. PVCC scored on a groundout by Ehnes. The Pumas never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning. The runs piled on thanks to a solo home run by Wescott.


March 26 Game 1
An ace performance by Ryan Kokora spurred PVCC to a 1-0 win in seven innings over Cochise College.

PVCCs Kokora kept Cochise off the scoreboard for all seven innings he was on the mound. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out nine.

The fourth inning saw the Pumas score their only run on the day on a fielder's choice.


March 23
Matt Goertzen did his best to change the outcome but he couldn't will PVCC past South Mountain Community College as the Pumas lost 4-0.

Matt Goertzen was in control on the rubber. SMCC managed just two hits off of the PVCC pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one during his 1 1/3 innings of work. Stephen Wright took the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked four, struck out two, and allowed one run.


March 22
South Mountain Community College took the lead in the eighth inning, and PVCC was unable to muster a comeback, losing 8-7.

Harry Gard racked up two RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He singled in the third inning and tripled in the fifth inning. Miguel Ruiz took the loss. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.

SMCC jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. SMCC added more runs when they scored on a wild pitch and an RBI double. SMCC survived PVCCs surge and put up one run of its own in the third. SMCC didn't relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the eighth inning when it scored on two singles.


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April 28, 2016
FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS

On Wednesday, April 27 the Student Leadership Council and The Office of Student Life and Leadership presented the Student Leadership Awards to outstanding PVCC students at the Annual Student Recognition Celebration. Five student-athletes were among those recognized at this year's celebration.

Bridgette Sabanosh (Women’s Soccer) was honored as one of three recipients of the Golden Puma Distinguished Student Leadership Award. This award, the highest bestowed upon three students annually, recognizes model students who have integrated academic excellence with achievement in areas such as leadership, athletics, community service, fine and performing arts, entrepreneurship and career achievement.

Puma Paw Student Leader Awards were bestowed upon two freshmen (one male/one female) student-athletes and two sophomore (one male/one female) student-athletes. The Student Leader Award is reserved for students who demonstrate superior college and/or community involvement. This year's freshmen recipients were: Erika Houle (Softball) and Nick Marroquin (Men’s Tennis). This year's sophomore recipients were: Andrea Ortiz (Women’s Soccer) and Kreston Woods (Baseball).

Congratulations to our outstanding Puma student-athletes!

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Men’s Tennis

April 26, 2016
MEN'S TENNIS QUALIFIES FOR NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The men's tennis team is headed to the 2016 NJCAA National Tournament.

The Pumas competed in the Region I Tournament that was held April 19 and 20 at Paseo Racquet Center where they placed third.

The 2016 NJCAA National Tournament will be held in Plano, TX May 16-20.

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Women’s Tennis

April 20, 2016
FINAL RESULTS: REGION TOURNAMENT

The Paradise Valley Community College women’s tennis team lost both doubles matches in the semi-finals to Pima Community College today. Erica Wolford and Jenny Mada lost with a score of 6-1,6-0 and Madison Zeller and Bianca Amaya lost 6-1,6-1. The two losses officially eliminate PVCC from contention to the national tournament.

Representing the ACCAC this season will be Mesa, Pima, and Eastern in the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!
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Women’s Tennis

April 19, 2016
DAY ONE REGIONAL RESULTS

Tuesday April 19 - Day 1 Results

Singles
Gabriela Wallen lost to GCC in two sets
Raven Covington lost to Pima in two sets
Erica Wolford won her first round match vs. Eastern and lost in the semifinals to Pima
Bianca Amaya won her first round match vs. Eastern and lost in the semifinals to Pima
Madison Zeller lost to Eastern in two sets

Doubles
Gabriela Wallen/Raven Covington lost to Eastern in two sets
Bianca Amaya/Madison Zeller won in two sets against Eastern.

Wednesday Matches will be Bianca Amaya/Madison Zeller vs Pima and Erica Wolford/ Jenny Mada vs Pima.

Pumas are still in contention to make it to the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!
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Women’s Tennis

April 18, 2016
PUMAS 1-5 SO FAR IN APRIL

April 16
PVCC led by two runs in the ninth inning, but GateWay Community College put together a furious comeback to steal the victory, 5-4.

Matt Goertzen took the loss for PVCC. He pitched one inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed one run.


April 16 (February 19, Suspended Game)
PVCC and GWCC started this battle on February 19 when play was suspended, tied 1-1 at the end of 11 innings. They finished the game on April 16 in one quick inning. The Pumas couldn't capitalize on a great start from Ryan Kokora, losing 2-1 to GWCC.

Kokora baffled the Geckos, striking out nine batters. The Pumas' pitcher tossed eight innings of shutout ball and allowed only four hits. Austin Thomason took the loss. He pitched one inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.

PVCC’s lone run of the ballgame came in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Kreston Woods.

The game's last lead went to GWCC thanks to a twelfth inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on a solo home run.


April 15
Michael Amado did his best to change the outcome, but Amado couldn't guide PVCC past GateWay Community College as the Pumas lost 5-.

Amado shut down GWCC while he was on the mound. The Geckos managed just one hit off of Amado, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.

Matt Sweeney took the loss for the Pumas. He lasted four innings, walked three, struck out none, and allowed three runs.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the ninth, the Pumas faced just a 5-4 deficit. A two-run double by Matt Malkin and a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander sparked a PVCC rally.


April 12 – Game 2
PVCC lost 7-6 despite outhitting Yavapai College 12 to 11.

Marshall Forest racked up two RBIs on two hits for PVCC. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth inning.

Walker Ramsey was charged with the loss. He lasted four innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed five runs.

Yavapai jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. After posting another run in the second, Yavapai again scored one in the fourth. Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double and an RBI single. Yavapai built upon its lead with two runs in the seventh.

One run in the top of the eighth helped PVCC close its deficit to 7-4. An RBI single by Brady Weiss sparked a Puma rally. After pushing across two runs in the top of the ninth, PVCC faced just a 7-6 deficit. A two-run home run by Logan Ehnes triggered a Puma comeback until Brady Heid grounded out to end the game.


April 12 – Game 1
Ten hits weren't enough for the Pumas as the lost a shootout, 15-8 in seven innings, to Yavapai College.

Matt Malkin racked up three RBIs on three hits for PVCC. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fifth and sixth innings.

Stephen Wright was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed nine runs in three innings, walked three and struck out five.

The top of the first saw PVCC take an early lead, 2-0. The Pumas got things going when Logan Ehnes singled. A single by Brady Heid then moved Ehnes from first to second. Brady Weiss singled, plating Ehnes. PVCC added more runs when Heid scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Alexander.

Yavapai never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring six runs on an RBI double and three singles. After posting three runs in the third, Yavapai again scored three in the sixth. In the third, Yavapai scored on a three-run home run.

After pushing across three runs in the top of the fifth, PVCC faced just a 10-5 deficit. A sacrifice fly by Brady Heid and a two-run double by Matt Malkin set off a Puma rally. After pushing across three runs in the top of the sixth, PVCC faced just a 12-8 deficit. An RBI double by Matt Malkin and a two-run single by Brady Weiss sparked another Puma rally.


April 9
PVCC fell to Phoenix College 9-6 despite Cody Wescott's spectacular day from both the mound and the plate.

Wescott paced the Pumas at the plate. Wescott went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings. PC couldn't get anything going so long as Wescott was on the hill. Wescott held the Bears hitless over one-third of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.

Harry Gard was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted one-third of an inning, walked four, struck out none, and allowed four runs.


April 8
PVCC beat Phoenix College 11-1 in seven innings after a nine-run explosion in the third.

The Pumas scored in the third on a home run by Matt Malkin, a walk by Cody Wescott, a bases loaded walk by Benji Ayala, and a three-run double by Logan Ehnes. Matt Malkin racked up four RBIs on one hit for the Pumas.

Austin Thomason got the win for PVCC thanks to six strikeouts. Thomason allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk over six innings.

In the fourth, PVCC scored on an error, bringing home Brady Weiss. After posting one run in the fourth, PVCC again scored one in the seventh. Tom McCarty singled, scoring Chase Venable to start the inning. That was followed up by McCarty's single, plating Venable.


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Women’s Tennis

April 13, 2016
GAME, SET, MATCH

The Paradise Valley women’s tennis team lost to Pima on Tuesday with a score of 9-0. This was the final regular season match for the Pumas.

The ladies started out with doubles and lost all three matches with the score of 8-1,8-1,8-3 respectfully. Singles play was not much better as the Pumas lost all six matches. The highlight of the day was the play of Sophomore Madison Zeller as she almost got the win. She was leading 4-2 in the second set before losing a close match 6-1,6-4.

“We played them very tough today. We were just not able to win the big points to clinch games. Overall, we were much more competitive with them than the first time we played them in March. I am excited for our chances going into the region tournament.” Coach Rast said.

The Pumas look ahead to the region tournament starting next Tuesday April 19 at Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale. The Pumas look to earn a spot in the National Tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Go Pumas!
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Track & Field

2016-01-25
Track and Field Opens Indoor Season

The Paradise Valley Mens and Womens track and field teams kicked off their season this past weekend as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational. The Pumas posted strong performances across the board, including one NJCAA National
Qualifying mark, 9 PVCC all-time top five performers, and multiple personal bests.

On the womens side, freshman Kayla Mullen turned in one of the top performances of the weekend for the Pumas, placing second in the pentathlon Friday night with 3112 points, a mark which ranks her as the fourth all time performer in PVCC track history. Mullen returned Saturday afternoon to lead off a 4x400 meter relay that included sophomore Cassidy Chriest, freshmen Malibu Walter, and freshman
Felecity Radmore. The team posted a time of 4:06.48, which was the top collegiate
mark of the day.

For the men, the highlight was freshman John Winfields national qualifying time of 8:52.99 in the 3000 meter run. Winfield placed second in the race, leading a contingent of 5 Puma Distance runners.

Also on the mens side, freshman Forest Stuart had a breakout day in the sprints, running the top time amongst collegians in the 60 meter dash (7.08) and a personal best of 22.57 in the 200, both ranking him as the 5th all time performer at PVCC.

Puma track and field will be back in action Saturday, January 30th, at home in the PVCC Indoor Open.

Full Results from the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found here:
http://www.wingfootfinish.com/result_details.cfm?ResultsID=385
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Track & Field

2016-01-25
TRACK AND FIELD OPENS INDOOR SEASON

The Paradise Valley Mens and Womens track and field teams kicked off their season this past weekend as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational. The Pumas posted strong performances across the board, including one NJCAA National Qualifying mark, 9 PVCC all-time top five performers, and multiple personal bests.

On the womens side, freshman Kayla Mullen turned in one of the top performances of the weekend for the Pumas, placing second in the pentathlon Friday night with 3112 points, a mark which ranks her as the fourth all time performer in PVCC track history. Mullen returned Saturday afternoon to lead off a 4x400 meter relay that included sophomore Cassidy Chriest, freshmen Malibu Walter, and freshman
Felecity Radmore. The team posted a time of 4:06.48, which was the top collegiate mark of the day.

For the men, the highlight was freshman John Winfields national qualifying time of 8:52.99 in the 3000 meter run. Winfield placed second in the race, leading a contingent of 5 Puma Distance runners.

Also on the mens side, freshman Forest Stuart had a breakout day in the sprints, running the top time amongst collegians in the 60 meter dash (7.08) and a personal best of 22.57 in the 200, both ranking him as the 5th all time performer at PVCC.

Puma track and field will be back in action Saturday, January 30th, at home in the

PVCC Indoor Open.

Full Results from the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found
HERE
Track & Field

2016-01-25
TRACK AND FIELD OPENS INDOOR SEASON

The Paradise Valley Mens and Womens track and field teams kicked off their season this past weekend as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational. The Pumas posted strong performances across the board, including one NJCAA National Qualifying mark, 9 PVCC all-time top five performers, and multiple personal bests.

On the womens side, freshman Kayla Mullen turned in one of the top performances of the weekend for the Pumas, placing second in the pentathlon Friday night with 3112 points, a mark which ranks her as the fourth all time performer in PVCC track
history. Mullen returned Saturday afternoon to lead off a 4x400 meter relay that included sophomore Cassidy Chriest, freshmen Malibu Walter, and freshman Felecity Radmore. The team posted a time of 4:06.48, which was the top collegiate
mark of the day.

For the men, the highlight was freshman John Winfields national qualifying time of 8:52.99 in the 3000 meter run. Winfield placed second in the race, leading a contingent of 5 Puma Distance runners.

Also on the mens side, freshman Forest Stuart had a breakout day in the sprints, running the top time amongst collegians in the 60 meter dash (7.08) and a personal best of 22.57 in the 200, both ranking him as the 5th all time performer at PVCC.

Puma track and field will be back in action Saturday, January 30th, at home in the

PVCC Indoor Open.

Full Results from the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found
HERE
Track & Field

2016-01-26
TRACK AND FIELD OPENS INDOOR SEASON

The Paradise Valley Mens and Womens track and field teams kicked off their season this past weekend as they hosted the Puma Indoor Invitational. The Pumas posted strong performances across the board, including one NJCAA National Qualifying mark, 9 PVCC all-time top five performers, and multiple personal bests.

On the womens side, freshman Kayla Mullen turned in one of the top performances of the weekend for the Pumas, placing second in the pentathlon Friday night with 3112 points, a mark which ranks her as the fourth all time performer in PVCC track history. Mullen returned Saturday afternoon to lead off a 4x400 meter relay that included sophomore Cassidy Chriest, freshmen Malibu Walter, and freshman
Felecity Radmore. The team posted a time of 4:06.48, which was the top collegiate mark of the day.

For the men, the highlight was freshman John Winfields national qualifying time of 8:52.99 in the 3000 meter run. Winfield placed second in the race, leading a contingent of 5 Puma Distance runners.

Also on the mens side, freshman Forest Stuart had a breakout day in the sprints, running the top time amongst collegians in the 60 meter dash (7.08) and a personal best of 22.57 in the 200, both ranking him as the 5th all time performer at PVCC.

Puma track and field will be back in action Saturday, January 30th, at home in the PVCC Indoor Open.

Full Results from the Puma Indoor Invitational can be found
HERE
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Men’s Soccer

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MEN'S SOCCER TRYOUTS - SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

The Paradise Valley Community College Men's Soccer program will be conducting open tryouts on Saturday, May 21st, at 10:00am. Mandatory registration starts at 9:00am. The tryouts will be held at the PVCC soccer field immediately south of the F building/Fitness Center.

Each participant must provide their own workout clothes, shin guards and cleats. Other needed equipment for use during the tryout will be provided. Water will be provided for all participants but it is strongly advised that each participant hydrate prior to the session.

IMPORTANT - MANDATORY FORMS
Each participant must complete an Assumption of Risk Form and a Contact Information Form. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent's signature on the forms and must be present at the session in order for the participant to be eligible to participate.

Each participant must provide a copy of his high school athletic physical or personal physical dated within the past 12 months. Physicals dated prior to May 21, 2015 will not be accepted. Physicals must include doctor�s signature and clearance to participate in athletics. Paradise Valley athletic trainers will be present to clear participants.

Only those with the appropriate paperwork will be allowed to participate.

2016 Men�s Soccer Tryout Forms

For further information please contact:

Freddy Delgado, Sr.
Paradise Valley Community College
Head Men's Soccer Coach
602-672-4625
fred.delgado@paradisevalley.edu