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Men’s Varsity Golf

By Bryce Becker

Nailing the Shot/ Preparing to putt, junior Benjamin Sawia lines up his swing. The men’s varsity golf team won the the Southern Nevada Invitational on Tuesday, April 23. Photo courtesy of Brett Sawia

Men’s varsity golf placed first in the Southern Nevada Invitational at Reflection Bay Golf Club with a par 71 on Tuesday, April 23. The Cougs scored 577 while Bishop Gorman and Arbor View scored 602 and 604 points respectively. Junior Benjamin Sawaia scored 71 points in the first round and 70 in the second along with senior Michael Sarro scoring 73 and 70 to take the victory.

“Regionals should be just like any other tournament we play, and we’ll be prepared with working how we usually do,” sophomore Brett Sawaia said. “State will be a whole different tournament though, adjusting to Reno should be a good challenge and will definitely be a good challenge.”

The Cougars play again in a Southeast league match at Chimera Golf Club on Tuesday, April 30.

Track and Field

By Sage Tippie

Starting off strong/ Coronado track and field athletes compete against other high schools during the 100m race. The Cougars came in first place with 212 points on Tuesday, April 2. Photo by Oliver Van Aken

The men’s track and field team took second place against Foothill, Spring Mountain, Calvary Chapel and GV Christian at the Monday, April 22 meet. The women’s track and field team earned first.

The men’s team beat out three competing teams with 122 points. In the long jump, the Cougs snagged all three places with senior Andrew Burdalski taking first. Burdalski also earned second in the triple jump. Senior Beau Hartley led the Cougs to victory in the 300-meter hurdles taking first. In the 100-meter dash, sophomores Alex Lopeman and Noah Bringhurst finished first and second.

“I feel really good going into regionals,” senior Shay Mentley said. “Our team has put in the work all season long, and I really think it will pay off heading into the end of the season.”

The women’s track and field team took first place with 141 points. In the triple jump, the Cougs took the top three places led by senior Lexie Potts. Mentley placed first in the high jump. The Cougars championed in the distance events, taking the top three spots in the 3200-meter run, 1600-meter run and 800-meter run.

The Cougs compete again in the Desert Region Meet at Desert Oasis on Saturday, May 4.

Men’s Varsity Baseball

By Matthew Eskridge

The men’s varsity baseball team crushed the Spring Valley Grizzlies 12-3 on Tuesday, March 23. The Cougars were down 1-3 in the third inning but came back to score a whopping 11 runs in the fifth. Junior John Pashales (#19) had one RBI and two hits averaging .667.

“We were down at first, but we got some good hits in the fifth inning to win us the game,” sophomore Reed Pippin said.

The Cougs went up against Bishop Gorman on Thursday, April 25 but came up short 7-8. The Cougars were up 7-5 by the sixth inning but let in three runs in the seventh and lost the game. In the last game of the week, the Cougars lost to Boulder City 1-14 on Friday, April 26.

The Cougars are 18-2 and play their next game at Desert Oasis today at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Varsity Volleyball

By Ryan Kelleher

The men’s varsity volleyball team started the week off with a 25-16, 25-19 and 25-16 win over the Las Vegas Wildcats at home on Wednesday, April 24. Senior Brian Wightman (#14) had 34 assists while senior Randy Cowles (#10) contributed with 10 kills. Freshman Jacob Ceci (#7) had 15 kills and four aces.

“Our hardest league matches are all coming up,” junior Jonathan Magallon said. “Durango, Green Valley, and Foothill all have good league records and will be our toughest competition at regionals. We just have to practice harder and keep a positive attitude.”

Varsity defeated Durango in four sets, 26-28, 25-13, 25-20 and 25-14 at home on Friday, April 26. Ceci had 15 kills and nines aces for the Cougars. The Cougs are 10-0 in league and 26-11 overall. Their next game is at Green Valley on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. The final league game of the season and Coronado’s Senior Night is against Foothill on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m.