Last week in sports

Winning Shot// Prepping for his throw, senior Max Allen (#12) goes for the gold. The Cougars suffered a loss here to Liberty. (Photo by Monterey Caress)

Men’s Varsity Basketball 

By Aubree Gearhart

The Coronado Cougars men’s varsity basketball team took on the Liberty Patriots. Both teams had great ambition and were well prepared to put it all out on the court. The final score was 77-55 and a loss for the Cougars.

“We took a hard loss against Liberty.” senior Stone Mactagone (#25) said. “We were playing great to start then had a rough 3rd quarter. We were communicating well and had great energy.” 

The Cougars had several blocks and steals throughout the game, as well as making several baskets throughout the game. The Cougars lost by 22 points.

“This was definitely a tough game.” senior Jacob Grossman (#22) said “We just couldn’t pull it out, but we have a pretty good chance of getting them back in the playoffs, so we will for sure be ready.” 

Catch your Cougars in action Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 6:30 here at Coronado against the Centennial Bulldogs.

Women’s Basketball

By Madison Kitch

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Coronado’s women’s basketball team lost to the Liberty Patriots with a score of 48-74. It was an away game. 

“We all played really good defense,” junior Carolina Silva-Ramirez (#31) said. “Ariana [Butler] (#12) made a lot of blocks.”

The game was close in the first quarter, and this made that quarter more stressful than others. As the game progressed, the margin between points grew bigger and bigger.

“The first quarter was the most stressful because we were really close,” Silva-Ramirez said. 

The women’s basketball team had another game scheduled last week as well on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The game was canceled due to the district-wide 5-day school break. The break was from Friday, Jan. 14 to Tuesday, Jan. 18.. All school events were canceled.

“It didn’t really [affect the team],” Silva-Ramirez said. “We continued to practice so we were ready for our next game.”

Their next game will be against the Legacy Bronco’s on Jan. 26. Catch the women’s varsity team playing at 6:30 P.M..

Women’s Flag Football

By Addison Stanton 

On Friday, January 21st, Coronado’s Varsity Flag Football team took on Silverado and won 20-19.

“The game was a lot of back and forth between offense and defense,” junior Jordyn Tribus (#9) said. “We were able to shut them down on defense and were able to get yards down the field on offense. Overall, it was a very intense and anxious game.”

A match between two equally skilled teams made for an intense show. The two teams battled back and forth until the last quarter. A final push from Coronado got them one point over Silverado, beating them 20-19.The game versus Silverado was a game that helped push the Coronado flag team towards a chance in regionals.

“After a couple games and practices, we were able to gain a good rhythm,” Tribus said. “We all have faith that the person to our right and left will do what they need to do for us to be successful.”

Coronado will be facing Shadow Ridge at Shadow Ridge School on Tuesday, January 25th, at 4:30.