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Men’s Varsity Volleyball

By Ryan Kelleher

SlamIt/Off of a set from senior Alex White, freshman Jacob Ceci slams a ball between the opposing team’s block. They beat the Chargers in three sets on March 26. Photo by Sage Tippie

The men’s varsity volleyball team defeated the Clark Chargers in three sets, 25-9, 25-22 and 25-21 in an away game on Tuesday, March 26. Freshman Jacob Ceci (#7) had seven kills while senior Brian Wightman (#14) contributed with five aces.

“We care the most about league games because those determine our placement at regionals and playoffs,” junior Jonathan Magallon said. “We still take all games seriously though and treat them the same.”

Varsity won 25-19, 25-20 and 25-17 against the Silverado Skyhawks at home on Wednesday, March 27. Junior Alex Winiarczyk (#9) and Ceci each had 12 kills for the Cougs. Seniors Andrew Corales (#1) and Alex White (#3) had 21 and 12 digs respectively. White also contributed to varsity’s victory with 32 assists and three blocks.

Men’s volleyball is 4-0 in league and 14-7 overall. They play today at 6:00 p.m. at Sierra Vista and again at home on Wednesday, April 3 against Spring Valley.

Varsity Softball

By Oliver Van Aken

Varsity softball shutout Durango 13-0 for an away game on Monday, March 25. Sophomores Paige Sinicki (#12) and Kaila Angel (#9) both had one home run and three RBI’s. Freshman Elika Rodrigues (#16) had two RBI’s, and junior Tori Jones (#11) had one home run along with four RBI’s. The Cougars also won against Boulder City 12-0 on Tuesday, March 26. Jones made three RBI’s, while sophomores Sydney Smith (#10) and Katie Sullivan (#17) each had one RBI

“We all work really hard at practice, and even after practice we still are doing things to improve our game,” Rodrigues said. “But yeah they were good wins.”

In the second home game of the week, varsity softball defeated Sierra Vista 4-2 on Wednesday, March 27. Senior Madison Stephens (#8) and Sinicki made two RBI’s. In the final away game of the week, the Cougars defeated SECTA 15-0 on Friday, March 29. Sinicki had two home runs and senior Madison Stephens (#18) had one home run and RBI.

Varsity softball plays Silverado again at 3:30 p.m. at home on Tuesday, April 2.

Men’s Varsity Baseball

By Matthew Eskridge

The men’s varsity baseball team defeated the Colorado Golden Demons 10-8 on Tuesday, March 26 for a non-league match. In the first three innings, the Cougars scored five runs against the Demons. Junior John Pashales (#19) scored four RBIs and two runs.

The Cougs went up against Sierra Vista on Wednesday, March 27 and came out on top achieving a 16-14 victory. The Cougs then defeated SECTA with a crushing 16-8 victory on Friday, March 29.

“Starting the beginning of the season losing to Foothill, a game we shouldn’t have lost, we knew we had to bounce back,” sophomore Jordan Writer said. “Our seven game winning streak boosted our confidence for the rest of the season.”

The Cougars are now 9-6 and play their next game at home versus Silverado on Tuesday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m.

Track and Field

By Sage Tippie

Take First/Against Foothill, Basic and Lake Mead, junior Claire Rawlings runs in the women’s relay race. Both the men’s and women’s teams dominated their fields on March 27. Photo courtesy of Brain Banks

Both the men’s and women’s varsity track and field teams earned first at their Wednesday, March 27 home meet versus Basic, Foothill and Lake Mead.

Men’s track and field beat out the competing teams with 131 points. In the 100-meter dash, the Cougs snagged all three top places with sophomore Alex Lopeman taking the lead. In pole vault, senior Keaton Daniels took first at 15’7”, followed by sophomore Josh Banks and senior Kevin Burdalski. Taking first, second, and third in the long jump were seniors Andrew Burdalski, Semaj Bolin and Ai’jalon Bonsu. Coronado excelled in the relays, earning first in the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400.

“We have a super strong and resilient team and always support our fellow athletes from the first event to the last,“ senior Shay Mentley said. “It feels amazing to take first at a home meet, and I hope we keep up the hard work all the way through regionals and state.”

Women’s track and field earned 151.5 points. In the 100 meter hurdles, senior Emily Wickens and Mentley took first and second. For the 1600 meter run, the Cougs led the pack with junior Claire Rawlins taking first followed by sophomore Ashlynn Hayes and junior Gracelynn Gattis. In the 400-meter dash, Coronado snagged the top three places with freshman Maddie Hoffman in the lead. Coronado also took top three places in the pole vault, triple jump and long jump.

Track and Field’s next home meet is on Tuesday, April 2.