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Marcos de Niza baseball

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 […]

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

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. […]

Aztecs pin season’s hopes on summer regional wins

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 […]

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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

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.

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, […]