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Swim and Dive

Like a Fish// A Coronado swimmer goes for the camera. Coronado placed first for both women and men in the competition. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Scott)

By Addison Stanton 

On Sat., April 23 Coronado’s Swim team took on multiple other schools in Nevada.

“I swam the 100m fly and almost won,” said sophomore Parker Woodward. “I felt good about it and got a best time but the fly isn’t my best stroke.”

This was another intense swim meet for Coronado. Swimmers and divers trying to perform their best to win their event and get points for the team. At this meet, there were lots of points awarded to Coronado and lots of event wins. The women scored 250 points and the runner-up, Green Valley High School, scored 79. The men scored 235 points and the runner-up, again Green Valley, scored 86. The overall score was 285 points. 

“I believe I dove pretty well in this past meet. There are always mistakes and room for improvement, but overall this was one of my best meets,” said junior Aubrey Underwood. “Sophmore Kacey Hu and I were going back and forth the whole time.”

Varsity Women’s Softball 

by Aubree Gearhart

On Wed., April 20, the Coronado Cougars varsity softball team took on the Green Valley Gators. The final score of the game was 8-6, the Cougars taking the close loss. 

“We played a really good game,” senior Julia Padilla (#15) said. “In the end, the score just wasn’t in our favor.” 

The Cougars had high energy and great chemistry the entire game, but were unable to pull through with the win against the Gators. The Lady Cougars lost by two runs. 

“We battled through the innings,” Senior Ashley Zavala (#3) said, “It was a close game but we lost it a little at the end of the game.” 

The Cougars played a second game that week on Fri. April 22. taking on the Desert Oasis Diamondbacks. The final score of the game was 7-6, the Cougars taking the win. 

“I’m really proud of how the team played this game.” senior Julia Padilla (#15) said “I’m also proud of the quality we bounced back each inning and continued to score.” 

The Cougars kept great energy within the team and had great batting this game. The Cougars were able to pull through and win by one run. Catch the lady Cougars back in action on Thurs., April 28 as they take on the Faith Lutheran Crusaders at Faith Lutheran fields.  

Varsity Golf

By Brianna Gracia

Coronado’s Varsity Golf team took on Palo Verde, Desert Oasis, Liberty, and Foothill Wednesday the 20th. Coronado finished first with a score of +14, followed up by Foothill with a score of +34. The Coronado team won first place overall.

“I think we played pretty well,” said sophomore Jack Bennet. “But we can always do better.” 

Brett Sawaia, 12, was the number one player of this match. He finished with a score of -2, meaning he needed to take the least number of shots of the team during his turns. The fewer shots a player takes to get the golf ball into the hole, the better their score fares. 

“The other players can go low,” said Bennet. ”but we have good course management, and that makes us stand out from the rest.” 

The team will continue to dominate the course this week. Catch Varsity Golf playing on Wed., April 27 against Palo Verde, Desert Oasis, Liberty, and Foothill. 

Mens Varsity Baseball

By Lorin Alukonis

Last week, the mens varsity baseball team had a close match against Cimarron-Memorial on Tues., April 19. The home game started off with a strong lead from Cimarron with 3 runs in the first inning, forcing the Cougars to catch up. By the third inning, the Cougars overwhelmingly gained a lead 9-4. However, for the remainder of the match, the Spartans continued to gain points on the Cougars. Concluding the match, Coronado was able to defeat the Spartans by only one point; ending the game with a score of 11-10.

“It was a very windy day and it was tough on the defensive and pitching side of the ball,” senior catcher and first baseman Dallin Smith (#2) said. “Our offense as a whole did enough to win as I hit my first homerun of the season. Ty Phillips (#18) also came off the bench with a clutch walk off hit to help us win.” 

On Thurs., April 21, the Cougars had a tough away match against the Palo Verde Panthers. During the first through fourth inning, the Panthers gained an incredible lead against the Cougars with a score of 0-12, however, by the fifth inning the Cougars had 3 runs. Unfortunately, the mens baseball team was defeated with a final score of 3-13. 

The next scheduled match will be a home game on Wed., April 27 against the Centennial Bulldogs at 3:30 p.m..