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Sports Notebook: James Contes’ rushing-yards record adds to Aztecs’ homecoming victory

Corona del Sol’s Aztecs bounced back from their loss at Desert Vista to win their homecoming game in style 48-7 over Cibola. Add to the stat books two new school records set by James Contes. “I broke the school’s single-game record previously set at 294 rushing yards,” said Contes. He was around 282 yards in […]

Recruiting: A reality show for aspiring college athletes

It takes hard work, dedication and skill to become a successful high school athlete. But the story doesn’t end there. It takes just as much hard work, dedication and skill to sell those abilities to the university or junior college of your choice. Whether a student plays football, baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport, […]

Sports Notebook: Simply stated ‘It’s time for us to win some games’

The Aztecs set their major goal soon after last season: Work hard in the off season to win more games than they did last season. It is a simple goal, but at the same time, a difficult one to attain when playing 5A Division I football against some of the best teams in the state. […]

Stop by the ASU pre-game tailgate to kick off the season

The Arizona State Sun Devil football team will be back on the field again before you know it, and with that comes the opportunity for another season of exciting pre-game festivities. This season the City of Tempe is partnering with ASU to offer a pre game tailgate before their season opener. Live music, prizes and […]

Move over, Tiger — here comes Bo

If you haven’t heard them before, there’s an abundance of spectacular stories about the practice regimen some professional athletes endured in their childhood to make it to where they are now. Michael Jordan would shoot for six hours every evening while in high school, waking up in the middle of the night to go outside […]

8/10ths of a second doesn’t deter former CdS swimmer’s plans for 2016 Olympics

Former Corona swimmer Adam Small participated in the finals of this year’s Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb., finishing seventh in the nation in the 50-meter freestyle.Many remember Small as an all-star of the Corona swim team from 2004 to 2007. He has since gone on to swim at the University of Arizona for the past […]

Former CdS standout wins spot on college baseball writers’ All-American 2nd team

Corona del Sol graduateMike Felton has been named to Second Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America for his performance playing second baseman at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.Felton, part of Corona’s 2009 state championship baseball team, was also named by the American Baseball Coaches Association to the Second Team All-American […]

Sports Notebook: Fall wrap-up

Corona Football Corona’s football players, under new head coach Tom Joseph, took on a new challenge that may have helped them not only during the 2011 football season but ultimately throughout their lifetime. “Last year was a new adventure in my coaching career,” said Joseph. “Trying to get everyone on board was quite the challenge. […]

City sports official strives for balance in lives of young athletes

The forgotten key to happiness and success in life is often balance—balance between love and friendship, work and play, school and sport. One Valley leader learned this lesson the hard way, but has used his experience to make an impact on his community for the better.Keyon Cornejo is now senior recreation coordinator for youth sports […]

A much needed game changer for college football

Few moments in sports history go down as game changers. In 1921 a Pittsburgh radio station, KDKA, broadcast the first-ever sporting event on radio. It was a no-decision boxing match, but no matter the outcome it marked the change of an era for fans and for teams. In 1961 the ABA added a three-point line […]

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