spring sports season is nearing its
completion, and the Corona del Sol
Aztecs are poised to bring several state
championship banners home to Sammy Duane
home the state championship in what was
an all-Central Region affair as Corona
went up against Mountain Pointe. The two
schools split their regular season
meetings against each other and were
extremely evenly matched. Sophomore
Brittany Cole provided the Aztecs
with a much needed boost in overtime
with a crucial goal. Another followed
soon after to clinch the win for the
was just running,” Smeltzer said. “It
didn’t hit us at all. We did this, we
finally did it.”
finished its regular season strong by
defeating rival Marcos de Niza 83-62.
This win gives the Aztecs a 24-1 record
and dependent on them winning next weeks
Central Region tournament, a good chance
at being the number one ranked team in
state. Although the Padres won only a
single game in region, they gave Corona
their best shot and were only down by
five points entering the fourth quarter.
Despite the loss of senior power forward
Mychael Broom to graduation, next
year’s squad will be far more
competitive with an extra year of
seasoning for many of the younger
players on the team.
brought home two titles for individual
classes at the state championship.
Robert Holbrook, won the 215-pound class
along with Luke Macchiaroli at 189.
Corey Hale was the only returning champ
to lose, as Conor Stockton of Mountain
View defeated him in the 171-pound
division. It is an ironic ending to an
otherwise great career for Hale, as he
defeated Stockton’s older brother last
year for the title.
Mitchel Hunt and Matt Mosely
made their decisions this past week
where they will continue their football
careers after graduating from Corona del
Sol High School.
made the surprise decision to attend the
University of Washington after a strong
push from head coach Tyrone Willingham.
He will compete for playing time at wide
previously committed to Oregon State
University and stayed true to his word.
reason I chose Oregon State was because
of the coaching staff,” Hunt said. “They
really treat you as a human being, like
a regular person instead of a piece of
attended camps at Nebraska, Rice, two at
Texas A&M, University of Utah, and
attending summer football camps I was
able to meet different coaches and learn
about their programs,” Hunt said. “Just
from attending them I was able to learn
what type of coaching staff I wanted to
State displayed to him all the
attributes he was looking for in a
a real tight knit program,” Hunt said.
“OSU was my last camp and I knew right
then that I wanted to be part of their
feet and three and a half inches tall,
and weighing 265 pounds, Hunt was a
coveted recruit at the defensive tackle
position. His speed, including a 4.9
second 40 yard time, was one of the many
attributes that led him to play a key
role for the Aztecs.
coaches gave me the opportunity to start
on varsity as a sophomore,” Hunt said.
“That allowed me to mature into a better
plans on majoring in business and minor
in Spanish next year. He also has
ambitious plans for his college football
to be an All-Pac 10 defensive lineman
and be an All-American by my senior year
in college,” Hunt said.
passion for football was shown during
his senior year. During the opening game
of the season he suffered a stress
fracture in his leg. He played another
complete game on it before finding out
it was injured. Despite a disappointing
end to his high school season, Hunt is
excited for the rest of his football
extremely exciting to sign the papers
and realize what I have to look forward
to in the future.” Hunt said.
Coach Dave Webb
points out that two of his rising stars
were omitted from last issue’s sports
notebook. Ronny Romo, a hard hitting
first baseman and Casey Barnes, a slick
fielding middle infielder, both seniors,
return for another year on the diamond.
Both of these players who are being
heavily recruited, will be relied upon
heavily by Coach Webb and his staff this