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2016 Girls Volleyball Championship Highlights

Written by Eddie Calrow, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016

Relive the 2016 6A State Championship for girls volleyball

Aztecs win thriller over Xavier, advance to state finals

Aztecs win thriller over Xavier, advance to state finals

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016

Aztec volleyball is now just one win away from its first title since 1991 thanks to a 25-23, 25-18, 15-25, 18-25, 15-11 victory over Xavier Prep. This is the Aztec’s first trip to the finals since 2009. The first set was a tossup the whole way. Neither team was able to take control until the Aztecs...

Aztec volleyball trumps Millenium in state quarterfinals

Aztec volleyball trumps Millenium in state quarterfinals

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

The Aztecs moved one step closer to their first championship since 1991 with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-10 victory over Millennium. They advance to play second-seeded Xavier in the semifinals on Tuesday. Great serving by the Aztecs led them to a quick 7-2 lead in the first set. After that, Brooke Nuneviller...

Volleyball advances to quarterfinals with sweep of Sandra Day O’Connor

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

Aztec volleyball swept Sandra Day O’Connor 25-10, 25-19, 25-20 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Aztecs, who are the third-ranked team in the tournament, started the match strong, winning 10 of the first 13 points. With seniors Lauren Forte and Erica Ronda blocking all opposing...

Aztec football has a chance to make the playoffs

Aztec football has a chance to make the playoffs

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

For the first time in eight years, Aztec football has a chance to make the playoffs in the top division. They are sitting on the edge of playoff position. With just one game left, they sit 16th in the state. Because Cesar Chavez won its section and aren’t in the top 16, they automatically get the...

Aztecs fall to nationally ranked Mountain Pointe

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Corona football made the short trip to face rival Mountain Pointe only to get shut out by the No. 1 team in the state, losing 38-0. The teams were held scoreless until Mountain Pointe scored a touchdown with 40 seconds left in the opening quarter. Mountain Pointe ended up scoring a field goal and...

Aztecs top Gilbert to put playoffs within sight

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

With three weeks left in the regular season and sitting just outside of playoff position, Corona needed a big win and they got it, defeating Gilbert, 24-16. The Aztecs were ranked 19th in the state before the game. With only the top 16 teams qualifying for the playoffs, they needed two wins in their...

Continuing season trend of alternating wins and losses, Corona football tops Boulder Creek

Written by Eddie Calrow, Online Editor

September 25, 2016

After a lengthy fourth quarter injury delay, in which senior Drew Sher was taken to the hospital by ambulance, victory became more important to the Aztecs. The Aztecs struck first with a touchdown run from senior Jacob Clemens. After the extra point, the Aztecs led, 7-0, with 3:23 left in the first...

Girls Volleyball continues hot streak, routs Desert Vista in straight sets

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

September 22, 2016

Girls volleyball beat Desert Vista in a three set sweep (25-12, 25-10, 25-15) after returning home from winning the Tournament of Champions Invite. The Thunder made the trip to Sam Duane Gymnasium as the two-time defending state champions. The Aztecs have had recent struggles facing Desert Vista in years...

Aztecs start fast, fizzle out in Homecoming loss to Perry

Written by Graham Eversden, Staff Writer

September 19, 2016

The Aztecs started fast in their homecoming game against the Perry Pumas, but eventually fell, 56-21. Corona struck first with a 66-yard touchdown run on the first drive of the game. The lead didn’t last long. Within eight minutes, Perry scored 16 unanswered points, including a blocked punt for...

Aztec football fights on, returns to .500 on the season

Aztec football fights on, returns to .500 on the season

Written by Eddie Calrow, Online Editor

September 10, 2016

As the Corona del Sol Aztecs took their second road trip, something about the mid-September game meant a little more than just a win. With the recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma to a fellow teammate, sophomore Collin Gavel, a week four win was much needed. The Aztecs arrived at Cesar Chavez...

Alex Barcello chooses Wildcat country

Alex Barcello chooses Wildcat country

Written by Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor

August 30, 2016

The recruiting process for major colleges and high profile sports can start at a very young age for star athletes. For Corona del Sol senior Alex Barcello, he can now say he took one giant step closer to completing the process. On Friday, Aug. 26, the four-star point guard verbally committed to the...

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