This semester, EPCC’s Valle Verde campus will be hosting various intramural sports.
Manager of intramural activities Louis Hernandez said, “We’re just now starting our indoor soccer league, which we play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6, 7 and 8 p.m..”
Hernandez added, “The teams have already been formed, but it’s not too late for people that want to play, guys
or girls, all they have to do is just show up.”
Hernandez said, “It gets pretty competitive.”
Students that want to take part in the indoor soccer league should show up on either Tuesdays or Thursdays, between 6 and 8 p.m., and let the game official know that they would like to play.
After doing this, Hernandez said, “We’ll introduce them to the coaches.”
These students will usually only be allowed to play when someone on the team is fatigued and needs to be substituted. There is also a chance that the student can be signed onto the team.
In March, there will be a 6-mile wilderness hike taking place.
Hernandez said, “We’re taking a group of students out to this tin mine out in North Franklin in the northeast.”
The hike will take place on March 28, with the students set to arrive at Valle Verde at 6:00 a.m. and leave at 7:00 a.m.. Hernandez explained, “They have to sign up first because we only take the first eight.”
Hernandez also said “Once that fills up, we can do a backup list.
We’re constantly calling these students to remind them in case they change their minds, or they can’t go.”
If a student can’t go, they move on to the next person in line and they’ll let the school know if they can go or not.
Students looking to take part in the hike must show up to the Valle Verde campus in person, sign-in and pay a $7 fee at the park gate.
EPCC does not charge students to go on the trip but they do ask them to bring their own snacks and water bottles.
Also happening in March is a free-throw contest at the gym, beginning at noon.
The contest, which is open to all students, will take place on March 13 where each contestant will take 21 shots and according to Hernandez, “the person with the best record (most made) will get free t-shirts.”
T-shirts will be awarded to those that place in the top three.
On April 29 at 10 a.m., there will be a bench-press competition, open to all students.
“It’s an endurance competition”, said Hernandez who added, “you have one minute to do as many reps as possible.”
Medals are awarded to the top male and female competitors that win in their respective divisions. The event will take place at the gym.
The last event going on this semester is a faculty and staff vs. students volleyball match.
Hernandez said, “It’s basically faculty/staff and students playing against each other. We basically close out the season with that.”
The game will take place at the gym on May 8. A valid EPCC ID is required to participate in all intramural activities.