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Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017 • 73 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Top Stories

After eight days without playing, the Aztecs were able to defeat Mountain Ridge, 59-43, in the first round of the state playoffs. “We did what we needed to do,” Head Coach Neil MacDonald said. “When we needed to pick up our defense in the second half we did. That made the difference.” The... Read more »

Corona puts on male and female versions of ’12 Angry Jurors’

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Uncategorized

On Feb. 9, 2017 CdS, TheatreWorks performed the play 12 Angry Jurors, directed by Rachel Rosen and Chris Carter. The play consisted of two separate casts, a female cast (12 angry women) and a male cast (12 angry men).  While both performances followed the same plot, it was entertaining to watch ... Read more »

Girls soccer dominates top-ranked Hamilton, advances to semifinals

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017 • 225 views
Filed under Game Recaps, News, Sports, Sports Center

The girls soccer team traveled to Hamilton and outplayed everyone’s expectations to defeat the top-ranked Huskies, 2-1. The Aztecs advance to the semifinals against Desert Vista. “The biggest thing for us is that we played a tough (schedule),” head coach Matt Smith said. “Of the seven teams... Read more »

Corona offers new ‘safe spaces’

Corona offers new ‘safe spaces’

Nick Chambers, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017 • 94 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Top Stories

During such a time of chaotic divide, some want to assure others that they are secure and welcome in their schools, homes, and communities. To demonstrate this, here at Corona, you may see signs posted outside the doors of your teacher’s classrooms reading “This is a safe place for all students.” Although... Read more »

Corona to put on version of ’12 Angry Men’

Lauren Puffer, Life & Times Editor
January 26, 2017 • 121 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol

Corona’s next play will be a version of 12 Angry Men called 12 Angry Jurors, as it will be featuring both a male and female cast. The original movie that it is based off is a drama about 12 angry jurors who decide whether a teenaged boy is guilty of murdering his father. The film highlights the bi... Read more »

Boys soccer suffers first setback in a draw

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017 • 136 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center

The Corona boys soccer team suffered its first setback of the season with a 2-2 draw against Highland in a region game. The Aztecs traveled to Highland for their third road game of the year and started out slowly. Just seven minutes into the game, a ball passed back to the Aztec goalie ended up in... Read more »

Things to Do: Jan. 13 to Jan. 15

Things to Do: Jan. 13 to Jan. 15

January 9, 2017 • 123 views
Filed under Life & Times, News, Top Stories

Star Wars: The Music The Phoenix Symphony brings Star Wars to the Symphony Hall this Friday. If you are not into school dances and Hoopcoming I would definitely recommend stopping by the Phoenix Symphony Hall. The symphony will be performing the popular “Main Theme,” “Imperial March” and the ... Read more »

Hoopcoming scheduled for Jan. 13

Hoopcoming scheduled for Jan. 13

Dion Deguzman, Editor-in-Chief
January 9, 2017 • 120 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Top Stories

Every year Corona has a thematic dance from Hard Rock, MORP and this year it is back to Hoopcoming. Right after the basketball game this Friday Hoopcoming will officially begin in the small gym. The DJ will be junior Kohei Nelson. Every student that goes to the basketball game and gets a stamp... Read more »

Corona hires Jon Becktold as new head football coach

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
December 15, 2016 • 165 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, News, Sports, Sports Center, Uncategorized

Corona del Sol made its hiring of Jon Becktold to become the new head football coach official Dec. 15 by introducing the new coach to players and parents. Becktold left his position as head coach of Greenway, where the team finished with a record of 3-7 in 4A,  after just one season. Becktold... Read more »

Corona band puts on joyous holiday concert

Nikki Dull, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016 • 112 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Entertainment, Life & Times, Uncategorized

On Dec. 13 Corona del Sol’s band and percussion performed together for a joint holiday performance directed by Scott Werner. To start of the night, percussion performed the song “Hanukkah” and the stage was set up to match the holiday theme and also included captivating colorful lights that... Read more »

Corona boys soccer wins the Lotto Sport Western Showcase

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer
December 13, 2016 • 232 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center, Uncategorized

Over the weekend, the Corona boys soccer team traveled to California to compete in the Lotto Sport Western Showcase against teams from California, Arizona and Florida. The Aztecs won all three of their games to claim the championship trophy. “It was definitely the toughest competition we have faced... Read more »

Corona Basketball steamrolls through tournament weekend

Corona Basketball steamrolls through tournament weekend

Jake Pyatt and Eddie Calrow
December 12, 2016 • 231 views
Filed under Around Corona del Sol, Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center, Top Stories, Uncategorized

When looking at Corona del Sol’s boys basketball schedule before the season, many games and tournaments stood out. The team leaves for Hawaii this Thursday and can end up squaring off against the likes of national power houses Findlay Prep (Nevada), Oak Hill (Virginia), and Mount Vernon (New York). Th... Read more »

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