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Soccer heats up

Sports Notebook with Alex Zener

Members of Corona’s girls soccer team, currently ranked No. 16, has several matches in January to improve the team’s rankings before 2018 6A Soccer Conference Play-In Tournament on Jan. 25.

For family of athletes, brother vision became a reality

Nathan Flood can still remember the moment he realized his little brother was a better soccer player than he was.

Corona’s boys soccer team starts season 12-1; Tempe defeats Marcos in boys basketball

Corona boys soccer team, currently ranked No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in the state, according to MaxPreps.com, with 14 returning players, 10 of them starters from last season, has a chance to be as good or better than the Aztec team that won the Arizona Division I state championship in 2010.

Corona badminton team draws new coach, winning attitude

Corona’s badminton team will have a new head coach, two assistant coaches, and a competitive positive attitude when they play their first match of the season at home against Xavier Prep, the defending state champions, on Aug. 24.

Aztec wrestlers grapple with funding at carwash

Corona DI state championship wrestling team is doing more than working hard in the offseason to be ready when the official school season starts later this fall: They were hard at work last Saturday washing cars to help raise money for their team.

As football season nears, eyes turn to expectations

With football a little over two months away, football fans at both Corona del Sol and Marcos de Niza are most like starting to think about high school football and how their teams will play this season since both teams will have new quarterbacks while the Aztecs have a new head coach.

Fundraiser aids ex-Aztec hurt in amateur football mishap

The Copper Football League will hold a silent auction to help pay medical expenses for former Corona del Sol athlete Kareem Khalile on Saturday,...

Cactus Bowl offers glimpse of this writer‘s road to future

As we take our first steps into the new year, it’s hard not to look back on all the ups and downs that we endured in 2017.

City sports official strives for balance in lives of young athletes

The forgotten key to happiness and success in life is often balance—balance between love and friendship, work and play, school and sport. One Valley...
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