Matador Headlines

  • 26 Apr

    Next Step

    YUMA, Ariz. – Tumbling and stunting. Leaping and turning. All words that encompass what it takes to excel in competitive cheer and dance. The Arizona Western College Spirit Team, composed of both a cheer team and a dance team, saw a pair of student-athletes sign to continue their academic and athletic careers. Kourtney Guthrie (cheer) and Aida Hiraldo (dance) both inked with Ottawa University-Arizona.

  • 22 Apr

    Sophomore Day Sweep

    YUMA, Ariz. – The Arizona Western College softball team wrapped up the home portion of its season on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Mats topped GateWay Community College 4-1 and 9-1 (in five innings) for a sweep with one road series remaining on the season.

  • 22 Apr

    Battery Powered

    YUMA, Ariz. – Catcher Yodelvy Merendez knocked home four runs, and the Arizona Western College pitching staff (Jayden Murray, Irving Martin and Eric Ligda) combined to strike out 21 batters on Saturday afternoon. The Mats came from behind to sweep Eastern Arizona College 3-1 and 2-1.

  • 18 Apr

    Black and White Sweep

    YUMA, Ariz. – Two softball games. Two entirely different wins. The Arizona Western College softball team topped Mesa Community College 2-0 and 11-4 on Tuesday afternoon in Yuma.

    In game one, Allison Betty drove in both runs for AWC (33-20 overall, 25-19 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) in what proved to be a pitcher’s duel.

  • 17 Apr

    Alexia Runs

    YUMA, Ariz. – Oh the places you’ll go…the words of Dr. Suess provide a perfect backdrop to Alexia Poon’s running career. What started as a half marathon for a free necklace has become a chance to race in the biggest marathon in the country: the Boston Marathon (Type in “Poon” in the last name section and click “Alexia Poon” here).

  • 13 Apr

    Sweet Finish

    YUMA, Ariz. – For the first time in team history, the Arizona Western College women’s soccer team hosted a playoff game. Now, four sophomores from the team have signed to continue their education and playing careers at four-year schools. Abigail Rosales signed with Ottawa University in Kansas, Asiah Greene signed with Southwestern College in Kansas, and Daisy Rodriguez and Janet Reyes signed with the University of Antelope Valley in California.

  • 12 Apr

    Sign On

    YUMA, Ariz. – When spring rolls around every year, current Matadors and Lady Matadors start signing to continue their playing career at the four-year level. Four softball players have signed to continue their education next year. Sally Gastelo inked with the University of North Texas, and Selena Silva, Karly Turner and Hailey Cookson all signed to play at Ottawa University in Surprise, Arizona.

  • 11 Apr


    YUMA, Ariz – Tuesday afternoon, the Arizona Western College softball team fell in a doubleheader to 10th ranked Yavapai College in Yuma. The Roughriders hit six home runs while winning 8-4 and 11-1 (six innings).

    In the first inning of game one, Andrea Sotelo and Karissa Pena both hit two-run home runs for an early 4-0 Yavapai (40-5 overall, 36-4 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) lead. It was Sotelo’s 15th homer and Pena’s seventh homer of the season.

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