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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 arena. […]

Corona del Sol Aztecs are inching closer to their third Division 1 state title

By Alex Zener Twenty-nine down and four to go. That’s how many games the Aztecs have to win in order to threepeat as Division I state champions. Ranked No. 12 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 boys basketball rankings, No. 7 in the MaxPreps Freeman National rankings and No. 1 in Arizona, the Aztecs have defeated […]

Net Gain: Valley Christian Volleyball

Photos by Billy Hardiman Valley Christian and Horizon Honors high schools faced off in a hotly contested volleyball rivalry. Valley Christian scored the overall win with a 3-out-of-5-match victory.

Aztecs pin season’s hopes on summer regional wins

By Alex Zener Several Corona wrestlers recently represented Arizona’s team at the western regionals in Pocatello, ID, in June and then the national championships in Fargo, ND, July 12-15. Arizona wrestlers who qualified for the regional and national teams wrestled in different age groups and categories including Cadet- and Junior-brackets in Greco-Roman, Folkstyle and Freestyle […]


You would think that the basketball season was right around the corner from all the attention Corona’s boys basketball team has garnered in the press so far this summer but according to coach Sam Duane Jr., it’s business as usual for his team. “We’ve been working on team chemistry, one of our usual summer goals, […]

Big-league dreams

It’s summer and time for local Little League players, their coaches, parents and team sponsors to show their stuff. Freeway Chevrolet-sponsored Chandler American All-Stars had a chance to be on the big-league field at a ceremony conducted by DBacks staff.

Single-vote defeat of AIA transfer rule still causing consternation

The defeat of the AIA transfer rule in early March has been deemed by many of the sports writers in the state as one of the biggest stunners of 2012-13, along with Corona’s boys basketball team repeating as state champions. The Aztecs were not touted as favorites to repeat this past season after losing shooting […]

Let the fans decide

Rooting for athletes and sports teams provides a sense of belonging for fans, while simultaneously acting as a glue to hold the teams together. Athletes are grateful to witness the passion consistently displayed by fans. It’s also a way for athletes to realize that people actually appreciate their hard work, dedication and, in most cases, […]

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