Sports

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...

The impact of concussion: What our high schools are doing to minimize injury on the field

By Sammie Ann Wicks It’s a sport that abounds with every heroic human metaphor—watching it, playing it—we glimpse humanity’s highest good cast on the world stage: where you fight to the end, ignore...

Coach Martinez departs Corona; multi-time champ is successor

By Alex Zener Corona del Sol hired a new head wrestling coach, Jesse Whitson, this summer to replace Jim Martinez, who had been just the second wrestling coach in the school’s 40-year history. Martinez,...

Football players learn ways to avoid concussions on the field

By Alex Zener Mike Pollak, a former NFL football player and Aztec alumnus, came back to Corona on July 8 to teach football players about a relatively new program, Tip of the Spear,...

Ex-McClintock athlete scores again as top goalkeeper in world finals

  By Lee Shappell Special for Wrangler News Perseverance. Determination. Hard work. Andrew Weber says they’re his pillars of success. Weber, who grew up in Tempe, rode those attributes to a Division 1 college scholarship in...

Volleyball championships: Tribute to 10 seniors at team’s final home game

By Alex Zener Corona’s 10 seniors—who played in 65 percent of the 966 sets, recorded 76 percent of the 1,068 kills and served 74% of the 238 aces during the Aztecs’ 2019 boys...

Long wait, quick finale for Aztecs baseball season

By Alex Zener Corona’s baseball team played in the state baseball championship finals at Tempe Diablo Stadium on May 14 for the first time in 10 years, but this time with very different...
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