cold temperatures may still be felt
around Arizona, the Corona del Sol Club
hockey team was
heating things up on the ice.
The Aztec team currently has eight wins
and only two losses on the season. The
club competes against schools across the
state in a special league set up for
"Mountain Ridge and Desert Vista are two
of the top teams in our league," junior
Jordan Silk said.
Silk is a defenseman for the Aztecs in a
sport that is difficult to practice in a
region where snow is almost
"I shot pucks in my garage before the
season started," Silk said. "And I would
also work out at the gym."
Despite consistently placing as one of
the top five teams in the state in
hockey, the Aztec squad has had little
"People should come out and watch the
players have some fun and just support
the team," Silk said. "It's a physical
game and you can come watch players get
knocked over on the ice."
The varsity boys basketball team at
Corona continued its undefeated season
with a victory over Central Region rival
Marcos de Niza High School. This win
pushed its record to 20-0.
Despite the ongoing suspension of senior
Kal Bay of the Padres, Marcos fought
hard and was within one
point of the Aztecs at the half.
Three-year varsity member senior Clayton
Bates led Corona in the second half to a
With this victory, the Corona del Sol
squad has a good chance to continue its
stay in the Rivals.com FAB 50. The top
50 boys basketball teams from across the
country are ranked each week by the
Rivals scouting network.
winning the McClintock Holiday
Invitational Tournament, the Aztecs have
been ranked no lower than 40th in the
The Corona basketball team is not the
only Central Region high school that is
doing well in the standings.
Both Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe
are among the top five teams in state
under the new power point rankings.
It took four years since he stepped down
as head coach of the girls basketball
team, but Larry Hughes has finally been
honored for his numerous contributions
to Corona. The official name for the gym
will now be Larry Hughes Court at Sammy
At halftime of the Corona girls varsity
game against Basha High School, the
floor was officially renamed.
"We had a little ceremony at the center
of the court and then had a reception
afterwards," Assistant Principal Dan
Hughes was head coach of the girls
varsity basketball program before
handing over the reins to assistant
coach Pat Reed. During his tenure at
Corona, Hughes guided the Aztecs to
championships and retired in 2002 after
winning a third. Hughes was also
involved with boys golf and the football
team. The lone state championship trophy
in football for the Aztecs came in 1980
during his tenure as head coach.
Lacrosse coaches needed Youth lacrosse
clubs in the Kyrene Corridor are looking
for coaches to assist with the program.
The two teams, the high school Aztecs
and the middle school Warriors, compete
in the Arizona Youth Lacrosse
great way for an ex-player to stay
involved with the sport and teach the
next generation of lacrosse players.
If you are interested, contact Cliff
Prausa at firstname.lastname@example.org.