With one month on the books, it’s time
to look back at the achievements and
disappointments competition has brought
to athletics at Corona del Sol High
The football program has jumped out to a
2-1 record, celebrating wins versus
Tucson High and most recently Desert
Mountain. One loss was handed down by
the #1 ranked team in the state,
In the two wins the team has compiled,
defense has been a strong point. The
Aztecs shut out Desert Mountain and only
allowed seven points against Tucson. On
the offensive side, running back J.R.
Hamm has been the spark plug on many
“We have a really unified team this year
with tough players,” senior linebacker
Erik Lorenz said.
“We feel that the first three games
showed we can play with the best teams
around. We need to win the next few
games to build momentum going into
At the Westwood Tournament of Champions,
the Lady Aztecs showed why they are a
top contender for state. Taking fifth
out of 32 teams and defeating formidable
contenders Hamilton and Highland, the
girls are now ranked third in the state
with an 11-5 record.
Setter Taylor Kestleoot and
seniors Michelle Hein and
Adriene Busch have established
themselves as leaders and consistent
performers for the team.
Boys & Girls Golf
Boys golf, starting off the season with
a 4-0 record in matches and a second and
fifth in tournaments, is looking to keep
building upon their successes. The first
two match-ups of the year pitted
perennial contender and defending state
champion, Hamilton, against Corona.
The team pulled the upset by two strokes
led by Sophomore David Logston.
The next match also showed the boys’
resiliency. The team fought against
Brophy, last year’s state runner-up,
once again to come away with a close
However, the two tournaments for the
Aztecs did not prove to be as
successful. Second- and fifth-place
finishes, led by the swings of seniors
Jake Golembiewski and Kevin
Kruft, were not the exact results
the team was looking for.
The girls team has impressively posted a
5-1 record and won the Tempe Girls
Invitational on Sept. 16. Leading the
way on this young team are junior
Kelly O’Brien and sophomores
Hailee Axelsen, Kelsey Hoyt
and Lindsey Kohl.
Boys and girls varsity runners have
gotten off to a strong start. The girls
squad gave a impressive performance at
Tumbleweed Park last week. Katie
Kahler received 10th
place; Frankie DiCesare finished
with 11th; Tori Papp,
15th; Christina Freeman,
19th; and Katie Huch,
Swim & Dive
On Sept. 9, the Aztecs participated in
the Mesa Relays and received an
honorable second-place finish.
The team had first-place finishes in the
backstroke relay, raced by swimmers
Taylor Haws, Brian Liu,
Adam Small and Ryan Telep.
The dive team also had first place
medallists. Max Hacker, Max
Harding, Dave Phipps and
Chris Suriano all took home the blue