Category archives for: Sports

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 […]

Sports Notebook: Wrestlers prep for a chance to win national team honors

Five Corona wrestlers have been training non-stop for the past two weeks as part of an elite group of athletes on the Arizona National Dual Wrestling Team who will represent the state later this summer in a quest for a national team title. Other wrestlers on the team go to school at Sunnyside, Verrado, Cibola, […]

All-City Sports Notebook: Aztec volleyball a team of ‘paper tigers’

Corona’s seniors-laden boys volleyball team had all the promise of winning a state championship. The squad, with many team members who had played together since middle school or before, was ranked No. 1 for weeks heading into the post season. The Aztecs had the necessary players to bring home the trophy, such as go-to outside […]

All-City Sports Notebook

All Tempe high schools had athletes with outstanding results at the Division I and Division II state track meet held May 9-12 at Mesa Community College. Corona Track and Field The Aztecs got a big boost in points from their boys 4×800 relay team when they crossed the finish line first to receive the gold […]

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