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Sports Notebook: Speed, consistency boost Aztecs’ advantage

Sports Notebook: Speed, consistency boost Aztecs’ advantage

A great deal of speculation before the season started, for the four-time defending D1 state champions Corona del Sol Aztecs, centered around the resignation of former head coach Sam Duane, Jr. and the departure of 6-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III, last year’s azcentral.com sports Player of the Year.

Aspiring athletes seek guidance from outside coaches

By Kody Acevedo High school practice isn’t enough anymore. That’s what aspiring athletes are finding out these days. Young players like Jared Zarate, a junior baseball player at Corona del Sol High School, are turning to outside experts to reach their goal of obtaining athletic scholarships. Gone are the days of the tri-sport athlete. Today […]

New coach spurs culture change for lacrosse

New coach spurs culture change for lacrosse

By Kody Acevedo It’s starting to become as mainstream as football or basketball, but there is still a lot of work to be done for the leaders of the Aztec lacrosse program at Corona del Sol to reach that point. While schools such as Hamilton, Gilbert and Desert Vista have established lacrosse programs, Corona del […]

An emotion-filled end to a memorable season

An emotion-filled end to a memorable season

It was an emotional end to an otherwise outstanding season for Marcos de Niza in its quest for the school’s first state high school football championship when the Saguaro Sabercats scored back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to ultimately defeat the Padres 38-20 on Nov. 28 at Tucson’s Arizona Stadium.

Sports Notebook

Sports Notebook

Marcos de Niza’s Padres stood their ground and defeated a reignited Corona del Sol for the second time in two weeks Nov. 6 to spoil the Aztecs’ chances of making it past the first round in the DII state football playoffs.