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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

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

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

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

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’

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

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 […]

Aztec Lady Lacrosse clinic at Harelson Park

Corona del Sol’s Lady Aztec Lacrosse Club is sponsoring Fall Ball, a clinic for new and existing lacrosse players, Oct. 18-Dec. 1 at Harelson Park in south Tempe. The clinic will provide an opportunity for current players to sharpen their skills in preparation for the spring season and for interested non-players to learn the basic […]

Aztecs boost school’s quest for $10k fitness grant

Three of Corona’s varsity football players joined in the effort to help Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School win a possible $10,000 Fuel Up for 60 grant sponsored by the NFL and National Dairy Council. James Contes, Carter Colton and Dylan Huch volunteered to help the school one day during a week-long event. Concept of the […]

Lady Aztec golfers face new-season challenges

After finishing as one of the top five teams in the Division I state tournament the last three years, Corona’s coach Pat Reed is not sure what will happen this year. “It will be an interesting season,” said Reed. “We only have two solid returning golfers, senior Brooke Taylor and sophomore Halie Carpenter. Currently who […]

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