By Oliver Van Aken
Last weekend, the Coronado women’s wrestling team competed in a tournament and some cougars even placed medals. Although, when the matches were filed, two Coronado wrestlers Sydney Smith and Eva Parra-Sosa, had to wrestle each other. This inter-team rivalry heightened the sportsmanship throughout the Cougars.
“It was my first ever competition for wrestling so overall it was super nerve-wracking, but really rewarding,” sophomore Eva Parra-Sosa said. “I am super glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new.”
Ultimately, Sydney Smith placed third overall and Eva Parra-Sosa placed fourth.
Women’s Flag Football
By Addison Stanton
On Friday, Feb. 4, Coronado’s Varsity Flag Football team took on the Bishop Gorman Gaels and lost 35-20.
“We had a strong start to the game, taking the lead in the first quarter,” said junior Jordyn Tribus “We tried to keep up the same pace and intensity but when things are against us things get in our heads.”
The game versus Gorman started out neck and neck and was like that for the majority of the game. In the first quarter, Coronado was up and winning against the team they lost to in a prior meet-up. Gorman had a push and found ways to score more than Coronado. Gorman’s aggressive final push put the Gaels over Coronado and caused Coronado to lose 35-20.
“We got a bit hot-headed towards the end of the game and our connection was going downhill. We were all worn out from giving it our all, but in the end it just wasn’t enough,” said Tribus.
Coronado will be facing Silverado High School at Silverado High School on Thursday, Feb. 10th at 4:30. This will be JV’s last game and Varsity will continue to play in the playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 12th at 12:00 p.m..
By James Williams
The Coronado Men’s Basketball team played their 23rd game this season against the Simeon Wolverines. The Cougars played a good opponent on Saturday, Feb. 5, and they had a clutch performance. Coronado went on to defeat the Wolverines 84-49.
This was the 15th out-of-state game of the season for the team. Having both ups and downs throughout the season, the Cougars have battled their way to a winning 15-8 record. This all started with the team chemistry the players have.
“I believe our team has some good chemistry,” senior Stone Mactagone said. “We have been playing pretty good as of late.”
The Cougars battled through a tight game with the Wolverines in Chicago, IL. Travel didn’t stop this team from getting big wins throughout the season. After starting the season with a slow start, the Cougars have made their way back.
“We had a slow start to the season,” senior Stone Mactagone said. “I’m glad that we are winning a lot of games now.”
Coronado will next be facing Durango at Coronado High School on Friday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m..