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State runner-up Aztecs look back on season

State runner-up Aztecs look back on season

Jake Pyatt and Graham Eversden
March 2 • 123 views
Filed under Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center, Top Stories

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

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
March 1 • 83 views
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Sports Center, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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...

Aztecs advance to state championship game

Aztecs advance to state championship game

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
February 24 • 130 views
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports Around the State, Top Stories

The Aztecs find themselves in a familiar place after advancing to the state championship game beating Cesar Chavez, 85-66. The two teams squared off earlier in the season with the Aztecs only escaping by 1 point. “We looked a little nervous and shaky to start the game,” Head Coach Neil MacDonald...

Corona del Sol boys basketball beats Westview, advances to semifinals

Corona del Sol boys basketball beats Westview, advances to semifinals

Jake Pyatt and Graham Eversden, Sports Editor and Sports Writer
February 19 • 295 views
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Aztecs were able to take down No. 8 seed Westview, 73-57, in a quarterfinal matchup. The quarterfinal are where the Aztecs had an early exit in last seasons playoffs, but the team was able to get past that obstacle this season. “We were telling the seniors ‘this is your last game on this court, make sure i...

Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Boys basketball prevails in first-round playoff test

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
February 16 • 147 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...

Girls soccer dominates top-ranked Hamilton, advances to semifinals

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer
February 4 • 284 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...

Girls soccer tops Highland in first round of state tournament

Girls soccer tops Highland in first round of state tournament

Jake Pyatt, Sports Editor
February 2 • 161 views
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports, Sports Around the State, Top Stories

The game started off with lots of action early on. Highland had a few scoring chances early but goalie Jordan Freese stood her ground and held a clean sheet throughout the game. The Lady Aztecs began to settle down and kept a majority of the possession for the rest of the game. “I think the nerves...

Aztec soccer passes 1st test on road to state title

Aztec soccer passes 1st test on road to state title

Graham Eversden, Staff Writer
February 1 • 261 views
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports, Top Stories

The Corona del Sol boys soccer team survived stressful moments early in the second half to defeat Highland, 4-2, in the first round of the state tournament. The Aztecs controlled the ball from the outset of the match. Just after the two minute mark, the Aztecs drove into the box but were tripped attempting...

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