If you drive around Tempe next week around 3 p.m. you will most likely see a multitude of high school cross country runners running the sidewalks around Corona, Marcos, McClintock and Tempe high schools readying for the first main cross country the first part of September.
It doesn’t matter if the high schools are out for summer when it comes to Corona’s boys basketball program. The Aztecs have two dominant players who seem to be in the news almost weekly.
The Lady Aztecs, 21-13 overall, may have started the program’s comeback to Top-10 status this season when it was learned that 12 of the 14 Corona softball players who helped the Aztecs get their highest power point rankings in years should return next season. With seniors Maggie Jackson and Sarah McCabe leading the team of […]
By Alex Zener Corona’s boys and girls track and field teams took first place at the Basha Relays, with the boys compiling 75 points and defeating Highland, which was second, with 69 points. The girls team also won, with 41 to Highland’s 34 points. Sam Shoultz led the way with a tie for first place […]
Corona Baseball — With one game left in the regular season, the Aztecs are sitting in 11th place in the Division I baseball standings with a 20-6 overall record after defeating Mountain Pointe, 1-0, April 23, at Diablo Stadium. On April 29, Corona honored seniors on their home field while playing host to Desert Ridge. […]
After leading the Aztecs to a historic four straight state championships and earning the title of MaxPreps 2015 National High School Basketball Coach of the Year, Corona del Sol High School head basketball coach Sam Duane Jr. is stepping down. Duane, who will remain a teacher at Corona, wants to spend more time with his […]
By Alex Zener The Aztec volleyball team is all about being strong this season while playing on the court but they are being strong off the court, as well, for their teammate Ridge Vanderbur, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this past summer. “Our season is about being ‘Aztec Strong’ because we are dedicating […]
Corona’s boys track team hopes to defend its DI State Championship this spring, returning 120 competitors out of the current 200 participating in track and field this season. But heavy competition may await from perienial favorite Desert Vista. “Our goal this season is to repeat on the boys side and to return to the top […]
By Alex Zener Those who foresaw a game of intense rivalry between two Tempe Union high schools, in which Corona del Sol’s highpowered offense was to be pitted against Desert Vista’s suffocating defense, could not more emphatically have missed their mark. It was the Aztecs’ stifling defense, allowing the Thunder to score only fi ve […]
By Alex Zener After a slow start, down by as much as 10 points in the fi rst quarter, Seton’s girls basketball team pulled within one point twice but failed to overcome turnovers and missed free throws ultimately losing 49-52 to the No. 12 seed, Maricopa, in the finals March 2 at Gila River Arena. […]