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Top athletes ink Letters of Intent

Corona athletes showed off Letters of Intent from their colleges of choice at a ceremony May 14. Recipients included, from left, front, Sava Gulstad, Nathan Rodriguez, Grant Fishburn, Grace Ashu, Sarah Holditch, Tevin Mayfield; back, George Wright, Jarrett Givens, Ryan Normand, Andrew Truswell, Matt Eckles, Nicholas Creasman. Recipients of college scholarships competed on the basis […]

Sol Buddies pitch in to expand opportunities for special needs kids

Story & photo by Chelsea Martin In an ongoing effort to promote awareness of those with special needs, the Corona del Sol High School girls softball team has taken a special group under its wing. Their idea: to expand the team to members of the Sol Buddies group, which comprises students with special needs. The […]

Tempe Diablos award $280,000 to area’s outstanding teachers

Teacher of the Year recipients are: JoAnne Skoglund of Kyrene Altadeña Adrianna Aragon of Nevitt Elementary Sergio Holguin of Mountain Pointe H.S. Photos by Billy Hardiman

Kyrene receptionist faces rough road helping her stepdaughter fight potentially life-ending disease

By Diana Whittle Central to Haley DeLucia’s young life is her treatment—a seemingly never-ending process to battle the cystic fibrosis that is relentless in its attack on her body. But at 13 years old, it’s all she has ever known. Diagnosed as an infant with the life-threatening genetic disorder that most critically affects the lungs […]

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Corona lacrosse competed against Gilbert High in a home contest.

Photo by Billy Hardiman

Valley Christian in a home game against Horizon Honors H.S. VC is 15-9 for the season.

Photo by Billy Hardiman

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Scholarship honors memory of a favorite student

By Chelsea Martin Corona senior Jessie Briggs is the first recipient of the Blake Norvell “Smiles” Scholarship, symbolizing the beginning of a lifelong honor to the man who left a mark on all those who surrounded him. Briggs was recently chosen by the scholarship committee—which included Norvell’s mother Stephanie, father Bill, sister Juliana, girlfriend Briana, […]

Cassette tapes enjoying a comeback, thanks to Tempe group

By Chase Kamp While the music industry continues to suffer from drooping annual sales figures, the resurgence of the vinyl record format has provided a beacon of hope. MP3s are still king, but fans young and old are buying LPs again for big album art, pristine audio quality and old-fashioned nostalgia. The lowly cassette tape […]

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