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Girls Volleyball is headed to State Finals

Girls Volleyball is headed to State Finals

Written by Haley Spracale

November 6, 2018

After an intense semifinals, the Corona del Sol girls volleyball team will be returning to the 6A State Championship for the third year in a row. The lady Aztecs took the win over Perry 3-2, going to a fifth set tie-breaker after winning both the third and fourth sets, 25-21. The comeback win left he...

State runner-up Aztecs look back on season

State runner-up Aztecs look back on season

Written by Jake Pyatt and Graham Eversden

March 2, 2017

After falling out of the playoffs in the quarterfinals last year, the Aztecs made their way back to the state championship game. It was their fifth time in six years that the team found themselves playing for a title. “It is a huge accomplishment,” senior Alex Barcello said. “It is tough to...

Aztecs finish runner-up in championship game

Aztecs finish runner-up in championship game

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

The Aztecs traveled to Grand Canyon Arena to take on the Basha Bears in the state title game, but fell short, losing 75-65. “That’s the best defensive team we’ve seen all year, and we knew that coming in,” Head Coach Neil MacDonald said. “We didn’t just miss shots, they forced it. The...

Girls soccer dominates top-ranked Hamilton, advances to semifinals

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

February 4, 2017

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...

Boys soccer suffers first setback in a draw

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

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...

Corona hires Jon Becktold as new head football coach

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

December 15, 2016

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...

Corona boys soccer wins the Lotto Sport Western Showcase

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

December 13, 2016

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...

Corona Basketball steamrolls through tournament weekend

Corona Basketball steamrolls through tournament weekend

Written by Jake Pyatt and Eddie Calrow

December 12, 2016

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...

Corona wins season opener in battle of the Aztecs

Corona wins season opener in battle of the Aztecs

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

November 22, 2016

The varsity basketball team officially opened the new season with a comfortable win over the Copper Canyon Aztecs, 81-65. “We have a lot of work to do,” Head Coach Neil MacDonald said after the team's first victory of the season. “It looked like the first game of the season.” The Azte...

Corona girls volleyball completes dream season

Corona girls volleyball completes dream season

Written by Jake Pyatt, Graham Eversden, and Alec Urban

November 10, 2016

It’s every team's goal to come up with a win in the last game of the season, on the biggest stage. Corona del Sol girls volleyball team accomplished just that with its defeat of Mountain Pointe to become 6A state champions for the first time since 1991. With eight seniors and six juniors on this...

Volleyball sweeps Mountain Pointe to claim first title since 1991

Volleyball sweeps Mountain Pointe to claim first title since 1991

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Girl’s volleyball traveled to Mesquite for the second night in a row but with the stakes a little higher. For the first time since 1991, the Aztecs are state champions thanks to their win over rival Mountain Pointe, 25-13, 25-21, 25-15. Head Coach Ben Maxfield said the key to winning the championship...

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