Author: Alex Zener

Corona’s Nero calls Nenaber a great choice to succeed him in A.D. job

Cory Nenaber will most likely be Corona’s new athletic director, awaiting approval by the Tempe Union High School District governing board, after long-time athletic director Dan Nero announced his retirement to be effective at the end of the school year.

Sports: Impressive outcomes for area athletes

Last week was important for the Tempe-area high schools which competed against each other in the Tempe City Meet held at Desert Vista High School.

New head VB coach holds optimistic view

The Aztecs’ boys volleyball team, with a new head coach, Geoffrey Horewitch, are in the midst of region play, hoping to keep their state playoff hopes alive among Division I Arizona High School teams with a 9-7 record as of April 13.

Fortune seems to smile on track & field

Over the past four years and especially since winning the DI state championship in 2014, Corona has strived to continue its legacy of providing a quality track and field program that attracts all kinds of athletes who want to be a part of the Aztec team.

Aztecs pay tribute to top coaches, athletes

Feb. 6 is the Saturday where the local high school wrestlers compete in sectional tournaments to determine who qualifies to compete in the individual state championship tournaments and who watches from the sidelines.

Aztecs appear headed toward upswing

After being on top with three straight state championship seasons to their credit, it’s been and up and down year for the Aztecs and new head coach Neil MacDonald.

Sports Notebook: Speed, consistency boost Aztecs’ advantage

A great deal of speculation before the season started, for the four-time defending D1 state champions Corona del Sol Aztecs, centered around the resignation of former head coach Sam Duane, Jr. and the departure of 6-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III, last year’s sports Player of the Year.

An emotion-filled end to a memorable season

It was an emotional end to an otherwise outstanding season for Marcos de Niza in its quest for the school’s first state high school football championship when the Saguaro Sabercats scored back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to ultimately defeat the Padres 38-20 on Nov. 28 at Tucson’s Arizona Stadium.

Teams fine-tuning strategies for approaching football opportunities

Watch for the Aztecs to play with more purpose, passion and pride this season, according to head coach Cory Nenaber.

Warm-ups already underway for high school cross country season

If you drive around Tempe next week around 3 p.m. you will most likely see a multitude of high school cross country runners running the sidewalks around Corona, Marcos, McClintock and Tempe high schools readying for the first main cross country the first part of September.