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Four years after winning the National Junior Community College Athletic Association Division II National title, Glendale Community College women’s volleyball head coach Lisa Stuck said her 2018 team is showing early signs similar to that national championship team.

After 43 professional fights, Arizona’s Ray Beltran achieved one of his dreams when he won the World Boxing Organization lightweight championship. Now at Gila River Arena Aug. 25 he will fight for his second dream, remaining in the United States.

GCC head coach Lisa Stuck instructs her players during a recent practice as they prepare for the upcoming season.

After 10 seasons as head coach of the Glendale Community College football teams, Michael Bell enters what could be the final season of the sport at this level with eyes on one thing, consistency.

After the end of the 2018 World Cup, Arizona soccer fans were treated to a friendly matchup between two of the top soccer teams in the world as Manchester United and Club America showcased the sport July 19 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The 2018 Cactus League season generated $373 million for Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

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As the 2018 high school fall sports season opens practice seasons, we have listed the first few games of the season for all the Glendale schools for badminton, golf, swimming and diving, football and girls volleyball teams. 

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The Fiesta Bowl will remain presented by PlayStation after extending their agreement with the College Football Playoff for six more years, including the Fiesta Bowl hosting CFP semifinal match-ups in the 2022-23 and 2025-26 seasons.

While it was announced that North America will host the 2026 World Cup in connection with Canada and Mexico, Glendale will not be hosting any games when the tournament begins.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted May 24 in favor of adding girls wrestling as an emerging sport for the winter school year beginning with the 2018 season.


Falling in the semifinals last season, the Liberty Lions baseball team was on a mission in 2018 and, after the team rallied from behind to defeat Buckeye Verrado 6-2 May 15 at Tempe Diablo Stadium, mission completed.

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