Alex Zener


Nearly 2 years since Aztecs lost a regular-season game, they’re pumped

The success of Corona del Sol High’s football program last season spurred high expectations that the Aztecs will try to meet in 2021.

All-City Awards cap fall prep season

As the saying goes, “The show must go on,” and so did the Tempe All-City Awards, even if virtually, where Tempe Union High School District fall-sports student-athletes were recognized.

What’s up at Corona? 2 shut outs power football team to 4-0 start

Corona del Sol High's football team, for years an also-ran, hits the season midpoint a perfect 4-0 thanks to a balanced offense and stingy defense.

Corona was ready for some football

Corona del Sol not only upset rival Desert Vista in their long-awaited high school football season opener, but the Aztecs shut out the Thunder, 28-0, on Oct. 2 in Tempe.

Tempe wrestlers prepare as state championship approaches

By Alex Zener Editor's note: The following sports commentary was originally published in the February 8th issue of Wrangler News. For current rankings and results that may have changed since the publication date,...

Sports notebook: Aztec hoopsters start strong with 11-3 record

By Alex Zener Corona’s boys basketball team, led by two senior guards, started the season strong with an 11-3 record and is currently ranked No. 3 in the 6A Division after winning all four of...

Championship-event runners all deserve recognition; here it is

By Alex Zener The Tempe City Cross Country Championship was held Oct. 23 at Kiwanis Park, where athletes from all Tempe Union high schools ran the 5,000 meters. Although Desert Vista won both...

Aztecs’ close win over Westview shows why every point counts

The Aztecs had a great reason to celebrate Friday night. After defeating Desert Ridge 26-19, and then Westview, 20-19, they not only had a back-to-back winning streak but won more games—three—than they had...

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