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Corona del Sol Super Smash Brothers esports team completes unbeaten season with state title

Aztecs upset heavily favored Brophy Prep in the state semifinals and then edge Seton Catholic in the championship match.

Corona badminton star Li nets state runner-up as Aztecs earn No. 7 seed and reach quarterfinals

Merilyn Li of Corona del Sol was state runner-up in singles as the Aztecs, seeded seventh, advanced to the Division I state badminton tournament.

After slow start, Aztecs football team in position to defend 6A East Valley league title

Corona del Sol High's football team, in first place in the 6A East Valley through games of Oct. 22, has three games left, giving the Aztecs a chance to repeat as champions.

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,...

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