Category archives for: Sports

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 […]

For Little Leaguers, a dream come true

Most kids, no matter how tall, short, big or small, have dreamed at least once in their lives about making it to the big leagues. For most, this dream goes unrealized and it passes as adulthood comes closer into view. What if you were to learn, that for just one day—and as a kid for […]

All-City Sports Notebook

The Aztecs’ senior-laden volleyball team started the season with high expectations of making an impact at tournaments, and during the regular season and has not faltered. Currently power-point ranked at only No. 8 with an 11-0 record against teams that count in the state ranking system, the Aztecs, however, have been ranked as the No. […]

Tempe South Little League goes to bat for 2012 season

From the smell of the ballpark, and the feel of the cold grass, to hearing the “ting” on the bat once again, spring is the greatest time of year for a baseball fan. It offers hope for those young and old; from the college elite trying to make their first big league roster, to the […]

All-City Sports Notebook

After both boys and girls teams won the City Tennis Meet that ended April 1—and with both undefeated in their regular season matching—Corona’s tennis program is on track to have either one of them emerge among the top seeds in the state tournament less than a month away. Getting to the state tennis tournament, though, […]

All-city Sports Notebook: Coach discounts team’s youth, says last season’s returnees can help offset weaknesses

Corona del Sol’s baseball team is young this season but strong on speed, hitting, defense and baseball knowledge, according to head coach Dave Webb. “Our weakness is probably youth,” said Webb, “but they can still play the game.” Webb will also be relying on the experience of seven players from last season who played significant […]

All-City Sports Notebook: Corona scores state title for Duane

Corona’s varsity basketball team, which went into competition late last month with a 30-game winning streak on the line, has written a new chapter in the record books of Arizona state basketball. It also added another triumph to a long family history of coaching at Corona, achieved by a father and son—Sam Duane and Sam […]

All-City Sports Notebook: Aztecs On a roll

Corona came out unscathed and on a roll after winning the Section II tournament  Feb. 11 by defeating Mesa Red Mountain 65-44 at Mesquite High school. “It’s nice to go in the state tournament playing well and on a roll,” said coach Sam Duane Jr. “We had to play three tough games at the sectional […]

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