Aztecs in high gear after series of tough matchups

The Aztecs were ridden hard and hung up wet, so to speak, the week of Jan. 23, when they had to play three opponents who entered the game hoping to settle the score. Playing Mesquite, Mountain Pointe and Hamilton in the span of four days put the Aztecs to the test, but they emerged unscathed […]

12-0 season propels Marcos soccer toward state title

12-0 season propels Marcos soccer toward state title

After repeatedly being knocked out of the running, the Marcos de Niza boys soccer team is fighting back for spot in the Division II state championship game for the first time in 20 years. This current group of players with head coach Daryl Chavez, who is a banker by day, finished the regular season undefeated […]

Duane Jr: ‘Clicking’ as a team is within reach for Aztecs

Duane Jr: ‘Clicking’ as a team is within reach for Aztecs

After defeating Hamilton 63-47 at the MLK Basketball Classic on Jan. 16 and Desert Vista 52-44 a week earlier, Corona’s boys basketball team is doing exactly what coach Sam Duane Jr. wants it to this time of the year—starting to click. “We are playing well but we still have room for improvement,” said Duane. “We […]

Avery Moss picks Nebraska

In the end, it came down to family for Avery Moss, the Corona defensive end, who announced in the fourth quarter of the Jan. 3 inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl football game at Chase Field that he was going to the University of Nebraska. “It was the way Nebraska came out and treated me and […]

Aztec basketball teams end year with unblemished record

Aztec basketball teams end year with unblemished record

Corona’s girls basketball team went undefeated at the Lady Badger Winter Classic in Prescott to capture the championship trophy. From left, bottom row: Alexa Hogberg, Vicky Sanford and Sammi Moore. Hands on her knees: Justice Mosley. Top row: coach Andrew Strom, Jordynn Logston, Haley Langille, Kaelin Shaffer, Liann Kline, Lauren Lucky and Taylor Kalmer. — […]

Team’s youth doesn’t discourage title optimism

Team’s youth doesn’t discourage title optimism

Corona’s wrestling team may be young, with possibly nine of the 14 weight classes being filled by freshman and sophomore wrestlers. Age and experience notwithstanding, though, head coach Jimmy Martinez expects his team to have a legitimate shot at a place in the state team championship tournament coming up in early February. Even though the […]

Diver again moves up in state rankings

Diver again moves up in state rankings

For Chloe Hacker, the sky seems to be the only limit on her ability to win state diving championships. Hacker, a sophomore atCorona, took care of business as usual and won her second consecutive one-meter Arizona State High School Division I Diving Championship Nov. 4. “Chloe handled the pressure like there was none at all, […]

International judo meet draws ranked athlete from Corona

International judo meet draws ranked athlete from Corona

South Tempe resident and Corona High School Sophomore Seamus McDonald has qualified to represent the United States at the 2011 International Cadet Judo Championships in Harnes, France on Dec. 11 and 12. He was also recognized by the Tempe Union High School District for his appointment to the team. A good showing at this event […]

Player’s-eye view: ‘The best versus the best’

Player’s-eye view: ‘The best versus the best’

Andrus Peat has been invited to play in the fifth annual Under Armour All-American Bowl Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Peat will compete with and against some of the best high school football players in the country, mostly four to five star recruits, in the ESPN televised practices and the ultimate […]

Swim, dive teams rush to qualify more for state meet

Swim, dive teams rush to qualify more for state meet

Corona’s dive team already has Chloe Hacker in contention to repeat as the Division I dive champion, but crunch time is nearing for the Aztecs to get as many other divers and swimmers as possible qualified for the state meet, according to coach Ron Musgrave. “Hacker has consistently been one of the top finishers in […]