Category archives for: Sports

Sports: Two returnees raise hopes for Lady Aztec golf team

Corona’s girls golf team took second place at the City Meet Sept. 11. Front: Julia Cuendet, Sarah Butler, Clare Dunnahoo, Lexie Baughman, Taylor Gransen. Back: Callie Stover, Courtney Conradi, Mikaela Hatfield, Emma Lower, coach Reed. — Photo courtesy Pat Reed Corona’s girls golf team, with only two returning players at the varsity level, may need […]

Love of the game, love of winning

Ex-pro makes a publishing ‘Rebound’ By M.V. Moorhead To rebound, in basketball, is to regain possession after a missed shot. So, intentionally or not, the term may carry a hint of symbolic meaning as the title of a magazine for retired basketball players. In a sense that goes beyond the court, Rebound is about getting […]

Coach Nenaber’s return to Corona signals new optimism

By Alex Zener Corona’s new head football coach Cory Nenaber has been on the job a little over six months now and there are signs that the Aztec football program may be on the right track after a string of disappointing seasons. Besides winning only 13 games in the past four years, participation was at […]

Local football program not taking a hit from the summer heat

TRIPLE-DIGIT temperatures didn’t cool off the enthusiasm of participants in South East Valley Youth Football’s early morning drills and preparedness program, designed to get kids and their dads ready for next fall’s games. The organization also is stockpiling donations of used but still usable youth football equipment to meet a growing demand for the program and […]

Aztec lacrosse reaches state playoffs for 4th straight year

The Aztec lacrosse team, in a league with 24 other teams in Arizona, played in the state playoffs for the fourth straight year, making it into the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual runner-up team with a score of 4-18, the Brophy Broncos, May 2. Brophy was defeated by the Desert Vista Thunder in the […]

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

Marcos de Niza baseball

By Alex Zener The Padres, with 13 seniors out of the 19 players on the roster, have an experienced team that has amassed a 12-9 overall record as of April 14 and is 10-3 in its Division II Section 4. Leading the team in several statistical categories is senior Kreston Woods, who could probably play […]

Aztec volleyball making major strides after a year of impressive rebuilding

By Alex Zener Halfway through the season, the Aztec volleyball team’s nine returning and four new players are determined to prove that after a transformational season last year they are not the same 12-21 team that fell short in their pursuit of a state tournament win. “We have learned a lot in the first half […]

Aztecs take their ‘best shot’ with spectacular three-peat win of Arizona basketball title

Photo courtesy Kelly Zimmer, Corona Sunrise online photo editor Story by Alex Zener It took the 15 players on Corona’s boys basketball team 96 days in this 2013-14 season, playing 35 games with targets on their backs, to 3-peat as Arizona’s Division I state basketball champions by defeating Pinnacle 71-70 in overtime at Jobing.com arena. […]

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