Category archives for: Sports

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 […]

Kids amass 1,500 miles under teacher’s guidance

Summit School of Ahwatukee’s before-school running club is at no lack of inspired leadership, it seems. The club is guided by Kathy Dean, a physical education teacher who has received recognition for her achievement in helping improve school wellness by serving as a Fuel Up and Play 60 program adviser. The program is sponsored by […]

Holiday matches will test wrestlers’ durability

Corona’s wrestling team has started this season on top, winning every match including a first-place at the Southwest Showdown. Not only have they won every match but nine of their wrestlers have lost only two or less matches in their quest for another state championship. “Freshman Bridger Barker (170 pound weight class), junior Ethan Tursini […]

Benson, Siefker setting page for Aztecs’ 2013 run at state title

The Aztecs may have a huge target on their back after winning 30 straight games and the Division I state championship last season, but with the help of a veteran point guard, a hard-nosed defender and the leadership of five seniors, they could easily find themselves in the mix for another state title. Aztec returning […]

Looks like a frisbee, throws like a frisbee… just don’t call it one

Kids who throw around those soft, plastic discs as part of a new intramural sports club can have all the fun they want, as long as they don’t call ‘em Frisbees. Kyrene Community Education found that out when they started an intramural club that has been well received by students who are interested in sports […]

Padres matchup with Ironwood will determine Nov. 24 challenger

Lots of folks, except perhaps the fans and football players of No. 2-seeded Marcos de Niza, were probably hoping for another cliff-hanger between the Padres and the No. 7-seeded Chaparral Firebirds when they met up for the second time this season in the quarterfinals of the Division II state football playoffs Nov. 9. The game […]

‘Run from the Cops’ for a good cause

Tempe residents and runners get a chance to interact with their men and women in blue—and to support their local police department—by taking part in an inaugural Tempe Run from the Cops on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Tempe Town Lake and the Arts Park The city of Tempe and Tempe Police Foundation are providing a […]

Big question mark facing Aztecs next year: How to replace star Contes

After easily defeating Mesquite 42-17 on Oct. 19, the Corona del Sol Aztecs were hammered 52-7 in their last game of the season by Hamilton Huskies who were out to prove they can still dominate other teams as they did the past few years. James Contes, Corona’s leading rusher, was able to gain 124 yards […]

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