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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
Corona’s softball team won 11 of its last 12 games to end the regular season 21-11 and enter the state playoff tournament as the No. 16 team where they lost in the first round 2-1 to No. 17 Perry. “Our regular season was quite successful and challenging at the same time,” said coach Jennifer Ray. […]