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Corona track team sprints toward a record-breaking season

The Aztec track program has been hot the past couple of weeks setting 44 personal records and breaking four school records according to head coach Jim Kelly. “We had 22 athletes qualify for the prestigious Arcadia Invitational Track Meet in Arcadia, CA, April 5-6, where several of our kids broke school records or set personal […]

Little League, city in discussion over fees, field use

Valley baseball fans enjoyed yet another spring training stint, and the Diamondbacks are seen by some sports mavens as possible playoff contenders this year. But among the parents of Tempe junior ballplayers, serious discontent is brewing. Leaders of Tempe South Little League, which puts more than 500 local kids on the diamonds every year, contend […]


For the second time this season, Corona’s girl’s track team has set a new school record. The Lady Aztec 4×800 meter relay team of Victoria Haun, Kelly Naumann, Hallie Swenson and Mason Swenson led from the get-go taking first place at the 73rd Chandler Rotary Track Invitational and setting a new school record March 23. […]

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City Association were, front row, from left: Glen Farina, wrestling; Matt Churchill, wrestling; Kelsey Cartwright, soccer; Olivia Montoya, soccer; Maddie Wolf, soccer; Stephanie Petre, soccer. Middle row: Taylor Kalmer, basketball; Ellis Rutili, soccer; Ryan Koening, soccer; Colton Winstead, wrestling; Zach Walton, wrestling. Back row: Brix Kronberg, wrestling; Brian […]

Payoff seen in recruitment to track teams from fall, winter sports

Corona’s track program is having its best start in years with the boys tying for first place with Desert Vista in their first tournament of the year, the Aztec Invitational, March 2, and then both teams winning the Husky Invitational last weekend at Horizon. “I am extremely proud of our student athletes, their efforts and […]

Baseball coach pitches what may be a life changing concept to his team

Corona head baseball coach Dave Webb’s chance meeting with a young man last fall turned out to have an unexpected, and at the same time beneficial, impact, not only on Webb but on his players and the entire team as well. “Last fall, while working for USA Baseball,” Webb said, “I met a young man […]

Corona wrestlers score

Corona Wrestling — Corona’s wrestling team, with 10 wrestlers qualifying for the Division I state tournament held in Prescott Valley Feb. 7-8, placed third behind Sunnyside and runner-up Chandler. “Our team did great in ‘wrestle-backs’ to climb to within five points of taking second place,” said Coach Jim Martinez. “Seven of our 10 wrestlers who […]

For Corona’s Aztecs, National Signing Day yeilds a bumper crop

Corona reported eleven athletes—seven soccer, three football and one cross-country—signing National Letters of Intent to play a sport at the college level during ceremonies at the school on Feb. 6. Corona girls soccer coach Matt Smith had 11 seniors on this season’s team, with seven receiving a scholarship to play at the next level. Kelsey […]

High school athletes recognized in annual fall All City awards

Corona athletes honored were Stephanie Kennedy and Kasey Kiefer for volleyball, Sam Radford, Aaron Simons and James Contes for football, Nathan Rodriquez for cross country, Chloe Hacker in diving and Halie Carpenter for girls golf. Senior Kennedy, playing the libero position, led the team in digs with 475, or 4.4 digs a set, and in […]

Aztec wrestlers pin their hopes on a state tourney victory in February

The Aztecs, expected to be one of the strongest teams in the state tournament in February, continued their dominance by winning the Moon Valley Invitational Dec. 22 and defeating their closest competitors, Camp Verde, by 53 points, Dobson by 111 points, Coconino by 125 points and Desert Vista by 129 points. Corona, undefeated in Arizona […]

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