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Super Bowl’s effect on AZ, after the weekend

Glendale mayor Jerry Weiers has publicly talked about how he doesn’t expect Glendale to profit from the 2015 Super Bowl. Weiers cites losses the city faced after hosting the 2008 Super Bowl, and expects potential profits to be drawn away by the bigger names of Phoenix and Scottsdale. After the construction projects and blimps disappear, Glendale could be facing up to $3 million in losses.

In spite of the mayor’s ambivalence, Glendale has seen new businesses open in time to serve Super Bowl crowds, including four new restaurants and a spa.

EMCC’s Sports Club

EMCC Sports Club

A common misconception about working out is that it is simply for looks. Exercise has far greater benefits than what meets the eye and Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is trying to get this message across loud and clear. Studies have shown that students who get involved in exercise actually tend to have better grades as a result.

"What many students don't realize is that exercising can really help boost your life in all aspects such as school, health and even interpersonal relationships," said Lyle Bartelt, Manager of Fitness and Wellness at EMCC.

Spring 2014 Season in Women's Golf

Women's Golf

One of the sports offered here at EMCC is Women's Golf. The sport has been offered for more than four years. Stefan Almanza has been the head coach of the Mountain Lions Women’s Golf Team since spring 2013.

The golf season lasts from February to April. Almanza has had high hopes for the program and was interviewed during the 2014 season, "From a competitive standpoint this season, one member is ranked 3rd in her division and plays in every tournament. We have two great women on our team but we are looking to add two more to the roster."

Cheerleaders Fight for Respect

Is Cheerleading a Sport?

It is not a new question, but with the sport evolving more and more each year it is becoming one of the most asked questions in the sport community: is cheerleading a sport? Now many people have different opinions on this matter and have begun to voice their opinion in many different forms and manners; some tweet or blog about it, while others would rather just prove it.

The Life of a Competitive Gamer


What is a competitive gamer?

A competitive gamer is someone who practices to get good at a certain game, or all games, and competes with the best in the world to be the champion at that game. But problems outside gaming are the toughest part, “Being a full-time student and putting school as a priority takes up a vast amount of my time. There isn’t much time for anything aside from school and gaming. But you definitely have to make sacrifices to rise to the top.” Competitive Gamer, Treven Yeager, said.

How Sporty is Estrella?

EMCC hopes to broaden sports offerings.

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is almost 22 years old. It has been growing into a well-known community college in the state of Arizona. Out of all 10 schools in the Maricopa Community College District, EMCC is one of two colleges that do not have a major sport.

EMCC Women’s Golf Team Looks Back on a Successful Season

Women’s Golf Team Looks Back on a Successful Season

In April 2013, the Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) Women’s Golf Team hosted its first Arizona Community College Athletic Conference tournament at the Palm Valley Golf Course. 

The EMCC Women’s Golf Team played every Monday at the Palm Valley Golf Course in preparation for the tournament and Head Coach, Steve Almanza, thought that the home-turf advantage would help.

The practice gave the players familiarity and consistency in a game that can be tricky at times.  

Estrella Mountain's Passion for Cross-Country

EMCC Cross-Country Teams

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is home to a driven athletic program. It includes the Women’s Cross-Country team, which requires its members to be dedicated. The team is part of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference as well as the Region 1 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The Cross-Country team began in August of 2010 and has been successful ever since. This team offers students an opportunity to train and compete in long-distance running at EMCC.

Golf Team Members Helping Each Other to Improve Their Game

EMCC Men's Golf Team

At Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) players and coaches on the Men’s Golf Team not only look to compete at a high level on the Golf Course, but also strive academically. These young athletes are developed physically, socially, and are a lettered young group of men.

The Golf team at EMCC currently has eight players. Two of them are returning players from last season: Corey Knight and Richard Lahaie.

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