Matador Headlines

  • 21 Mar

    Jailbreak Tourney Success

    YUMA, Ariz - Arizona Western College volleyball partnered with USA Volleyball to host the first Yuma Jailbreak Tournament this past weekend. The tournament was part of a grassroots effort to build volleyball throughout the country, and everything went off without a hitch. Twenty-six teams from Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma and Mexico competed in the tournament staged in three locations.

  • 14 Mar


    YUMA, Ariz. – On Tuesday afternoon, the Arizona Western College softball team fell to Eastern Arizona College twice. In game one, the Lady Mats had a rally cut short in the seventh to fall 7-6, and the team lost 11-6 in game two.

  • 11 Mar

    Edged Out

    YUMA, Ariz. – The slimmest of margins separate wins and losses in tight games. On Saturday night, the Arizona Western College men’s basketball team fell just short in the District 1 Final to 23rd ranked College of Southern Idaho 92-89.

  • 11 Mar

    Saturday Sweep

    YUMA, Ariz. – Saturday afternoon at Kammann Field featured two very different one run games, but the Arizona Western College baseball team came out on top in both. In game one, the Mats (19-7 overall, 6-5 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) won 2-1 against GateWay Community College (10-16 overall, 7-11 ACCAC) on a passed ball in the 10th inning after rallying to tie the game in the seventh.

  • 10 Mar


    DOUGLAS, Ariz. – The Arizona Western College women’s basketball team ran into a buzzsaw on Friday night in the Region I Final at Cochise College. Cochise had the best defense in the conference, and it showed. Cochise won 62-33 to win the Region I Final and earn a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament.

    Cochise (27-3 overall) held the Lady Mats (23-9 overall) to single digits in both the first and the third quarters and turned turnovers into transition points.

  • 07 Mar

    Bombs Away

    YUMA, Ariz. – A monstrous second quarter propelled the Arizona Western College women’s basketball team past Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday night in the Region I Semifinals. The Lady Mats outscored EAC 23-6 in the frame to erase a deficit and build a big lead. With the win, the Lady Mats advance to the Region I Finals for the first time since 2012.

  • 07 Mar

    Walk It Out

    YUMA, Ariz. – Patience proved to be a virtue for the Arizona Western College baseball team on Tuesday afternoon. The Mats drew 10 walks and won 5-4 after a walkoff walk with the bases loaded in 16 innings against 16th ranked Central Arizona College.

  • 07 Mar

    Pitch and Hit

    YUMA, Ariz. – Six games in three days keep you on your toes, but the Arizona Western College softball team knocked out six wins during that stretch. Belinda Gonzalez picked up four wins in the circle and was named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division I Pitcher of the Week. Caylin Espericueta produced like crazy at the plate and was named the ACCAC Division I Player of the Week.

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