Feb. 6 is the Saturday where the local high school wrestlers compete in sectional tournaments to determine who qualifies to compete in the individual state championship tournaments and who watches from the sidelines.
After being on top with three straight state championship seasons to their credit, it’s been and up and down year for the Aztecs and new head coach Neil MacDonald.
A great deal of speculation before the season started, for the four-time defending D1 state champions Corona del Sol Aztecs, centered around the resignation of former head coach Sam Duane, Jr. and the departure of 6-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III, last year’s azcentral.com sports Player of the Year.
It was an emotional end to an otherwise outstanding season for Marcos de Niza in its quest for the school’s first state high school football championship when the Saguaro Sabercats scored back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to ultimately defeat the Padres 38-20 on Nov. 28 at Tucson’s Arizona Stadium.
Watch for the Aztecs to play with more purpose, passion and pride this season, according to head coach Cory Nenaber.
If you drive around Tempe next week around 3 p.m. you will most likely see a multitude of high school cross country runners running the sidewalks around Corona, Marcos, McClintock and Tempe high schools readying for the first main cross country the first part of September.
It doesn’t matter if the high schools are out for summer when it comes to Corona’s boys basketball program. The Aztecs have two dominant players who seem to be in the news almost weekly.
You would think that the basketball season was right around the corner from all the attention Corona’s boys basketball team has garnered in the press so far this summer but according to coach Sam Duane Jr., it’s business as usual for his team. “We’ve been working on team chemistry, one of our usual summer goals, […]
The defeat of the AIA transfer rule in early March has been deemed by many of the sports writers in the state as one of the biggest stunners of 2012-13, along with Corona’s boys basketball team repeating as state champions. The Aztecs were not touted as favorites to repeat this past season after losing shooting […]
Corona’s softball team won 11 of its last 12 games to end the regular season 21-11 and enter the state playoff tournament as the No. 16 team where they lost in the first round 2-1 to No. 17 Perry. “Our regular season was quite successful and challenging at the same time,” said coach Jennifer Ray. […]