Category archives for: Sports

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 […]

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. […]

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