“This could be the year!” The Marcos de Niza football team and its fans have heard this statement repeated over the last nine years but are quietly hoping it’s true this year.
Corona’s boys team, led by junior runner Slade Sumners, finished second with 105 points, at the prestigious Doug Conley Invitational Elite event held Sept. 26 at Tempe’s Rolling Hills Golf course.
In fall 2011, Andrus Peat dressed in Corona del Sol’s orange, yellow and black every Friday night as a member of the Aztec football team. Four years later, he returned to the Valley from his new NFL home to play football, this time sporting black, white and gold—the colors of the New Orleans Saints.
Marcos de Niza’s Padres varsity football time, which lost its first game of the 2015-16 season 24-12 to Mountain Pointe, took its vengeance out on neighboring McClintock High School a week later with a dominating 49-7 win.
As you read this, you’ll probably blink at least once. While you were blinking, a 95-mph fastball has traveled 48 feet from the mound to home plate.
Watch for the Aztecs to play with more purpose, passion and pride this season, according to head coach Cory Nenaber.
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 […]