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Padres matchup with Ironwood will determine Nov. 24 challenger

Lots of folks, except perhaps the fans and football players of No. 2-seeded Marcos de Niza, were probably hoping for another cliff-hanger between the Padres and the No. 7-seeded Chaparral Firebirds when they met up for the second time this season in the quarterfinals of the Division II state football playoffs Nov. 9. The game […]

Big question mark facing Aztecs next year: How to replace star Contes

After easily defeating Mesquite 42-17 on Oct. 19, the Corona del Sol Aztecs were hammered 52-7 in their last game of the season by Hamilton Huskies who were out to prove they can still dominate other teams as they did the past few years. James Contes, Corona’s leading rusher, was able to gain 124 yards […]

Sports Notebook: James Contes’ rushing-yards record adds to Aztecs’ homecoming victory

Corona del Sol’s Aztecs bounced back from their loss at Desert Vista to win their homecoming game in style 48-7 over Cibola. Add to the stat books two new school records set by James Contes. “I broke the school’s single-game record previously set at 294 rushing yards,” said Contes. He was around 282 yards in […]

8th grader aims high after win in distance marathon

It may be too early to predict, but Corona’s cross-country program could have another budding long-distance runner in the pipeline in Slade Sumners. Slade, who finished first in his age category in the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon as a 12-year-old, 69th out of over 17,000 runners, completing the 13.1 miles in 1:24:59, […]

Sports Notebook: Simply stated ‘It’s time for us to win some games’

The Aztecs set their major goal soon after last season: Work hard in the off season to win more games than they did last season. It is a simple goal, but at the same time, a difficult one to attain when playing 5A Division I football against some of the best teams in the state. […]

Former CdS standout wins spot on college baseball writers’ All-American 2nd team

Corona del Sol graduateMike Felton has been named to Second Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America for his performance playing second baseman at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.Felton, part of Corona’s 2009 state championship baseball team, was also named by the American Baseball Coaches Association to the Second Team All-American […]

Sports Notebook: Fall wrap-up

Corona Football Corona’s football players, under new head coach Tom Joseph, took on a new challenge that may have helped them not only during the 2011 football season but ultimately throughout their lifetime. “Last year was a new adventure in my coaching career,” said Joseph. “Trying to get everyone on board was quite the challenge. […]

Sports Notebook: Wrestlers prep for a chance to win national team honors

Five Corona wrestlers have been training non-stop for the past two weeks as part of an elite group of athletes on the Arizona National Dual Wrestling Team who will represent the state later this summer in a quest for a national team title. Other wrestlers on the team go to school at Sunnyside, Verrado, Cibola, […]

All-City Sports Notebook: Aztec volleyball a team of ‘paper tigers’

Corona’s seniors-laden boys volleyball team had all the promise of winning a state championship. The squad, with many team members who had played together since middle school or before, was ranked No. 1 for weeks heading into the post season. The Aztecs had the necessary players to bring home the trophy, such as go-to outside […]

All-City Sports Notebook

All Tempe high schools had athletes with outstanding results at the Division I and Division II state track meet held May 9-12 at Mesa Community College. Corona Track and Field The Aztecs got a big boost in points from their boys 4×800 relay team when they crossed the finish line first to receive the gold […]

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