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Last weekend, Coach Jorge had the honor of coaching these children (Coronado Aquatic Club 12U Coed). They played their first Junior Olympics at San Jose, finishing in 6th place in the Nation!

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In the San Diego Soccer scene, you will be hard-pressed to find a more impressive homegrown talent than Coronado local, CJ Fodrey.

For the past year and a half, the local Coronadan has been a member of the United Soccer League (USL) professional soccer team, the San Diego Loyal. In that time he has thrived as he learned from some of the best soccer professionals in the United States.

However, as of last week, Fodrey will be turning in his green and yellow Loyal uniform for that of a sleek black and red SDSU uniform. While CJ’s time with the Loyal is over (for now), it was an experience that has helped him develop tremendously over just a short period of time. “My time with the Loyal was unbelievable,” said Fodrey.

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Just two weeks until kick-off, folks. So it’s fair to say that Coronado Islander football is just about back. The 2022 Islanders will look to build off last season’s CIF Semi-Finals appearance and string together another playoff appearance. Back in the Central League, the Islanders will be poised to compete for a league title.”Our goal every year as a program is to go out there and win the league,” said Head Coach Kurt Hines.

“We were coming off a great season in 2021, and we had our best offseason yet,” said Hines. “We had an average of 45 players per summer workout, so we are excited to get rolling this season.”

While the Islanders changed leagues in 2022, it’s not the only significant

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Director of Public Services and Engineering, Leon Firsht, gave a presentation to the Coronado City Council at the Tuesday, July 19, council meeting regarding tennis and pickleball courts. The presentation and following discussion was a continuation from direction given to City Staff on the topic at the May 3 meeting.

On May 3 councilmembers discussed the possibility of making court No. 5 at the Coronado Cays Park a dedicated pickleball space for four courts within it. They also discussed temporarily converting the basketball court next to court No. 5 into a half court to make room for additional pickleball courts until more pickleball court space could be created.

These discussions have also included necessary updates and improvements to the existing courts in Coronado. Firsht gave the Council the following cost estimates for each portion of

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Coronado Youth Soccer League is hosting its annual Crown City Classic Youth Soccer Tournament the weekends of July 30-31 and August 6-7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The tournament will use Sunset Park, all Cays Fields, Tidelands Park Ballfields, and the four CUSD fields (Green, Cutler, Niedermeyer…

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There are just certain things that go hand in hand with summer…spending time at the beach, opening a can of an adult or nonadult beverage, taking an extravagant vacation, and for many watching or playing America’s greatest pastime, baseball.

For the members of the Coronado Little League Juniors All-Star team, they have been

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Pickleball… you may be hard-pressed to find a more popular and exploding sport right now. Its simplistic yet wildly fun gameplay has found its way into the daily routine of millions of Americans around the United States and even famous celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Colbert, and David Dobrick. 

Perhaps one of the newest and biggest “hotbeds” for pickleball can be found right here in Coronado. And because of that growth and the excitement of the sport here in town and

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Performance Elite presents a free Integrative Training Clinic on Saturday July 23 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Spreckels Park. Come out and join us for a 30 minute full body workout, 20 minutes of stretching and a discussion on nutrition and hydration. There will also be an opportunity for a 30 m…

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We invite you to join us for a fun-filled day of golf in support of Sharp Coronado Hospital! Play at Coronado Municipal Golf Course, with on-course food, beverages and activities, then enjoy a social hour with dinner, drinks and awards.

Friday, September 16
11:00 a.m. - Check-in, bag drop assistance, complimentary driving range, VIP putting contest.

11:30 a.m. - Lunch.

1:00 p.m. - Shotgun start.

5:30 p.m. - Social Hour with music, food, beverages and Tournament Awards.

Unable to attend? There are still opportunities to sponsor or underwrite with

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On Thursday, July 21, The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC) will host its annual BBQ. This year will feature hamburgers and hotdogs and include a variety of delicious toppings. There will also be a hosted bar with adult beverages.

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In club water polo action, Coronado U16 took 3rd at the Hale tournament 10-8 vs Rose Bowl. 28 teams participated in the tournament in Norco,Ca. The crew only lost in the semi-final by one goal in the last second. Coronado Aquatics club is also hosting several Hungarian players for the summer…

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Our Coronado Little League Juniors All Star Team and District 32 Champions got a surprise visit from San Diego Padre pitcher and fellow Coronado resident Craig Stammen. Craig wished them luck as they move on to the Sectional Tournament starting July 14 in Oceanside. The team members are: Ryd…

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University of Oregon, to many (myself included), is the cream of the crop when it comes to garnering and producing some of the best college track and field athletes in the country. Among those names of those Oregon track and field athletes, there is one who seems to often rise about the rest.

That would be former Coronado Islander Alysah Hickey. The 2019 Islander graduate was up to great things again this past spring. It’s hard to think that the redshirt sophomore could somehow best her otherworldly freshman season, which saw her Hickey’ recognized by the

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A successful cross country season starts with summer training. We are now meeting several times a week for aerobic and strength work. We’ll include vVO2max, tempo, and fartlek workouts as the summer progresses. If you plan on joining the team this fall, please go to our website at IslanderTr…

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It’s been quite the summer for former Islander tennis standout Ryan Seggerman. The 2017 Coronado High School grad has been on a tear and continued his scorching hot summer as he took home the USTA Socal Open Singles Championship this past weekend.

Seggerman would cruise to the singles title as he would best close friend and teammate Ivan Thamma. While a well-played match, Seggerman no doubt did a better job controlling the court and played like the superior player.

Now, why am I calling it such a successful summer based on one title? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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For many here in Coronado, the Fourth of July weekend and the celebration of Independence Day is a celebration that starts days before the Fourth.

In the days leading to the most packed day of the year in Coronado, many head to the beach or venture around town.

But for 144 people in Coronado, they chose to start their Fourth of July weekend at the Coronado Golf Course for the Islander Baseball Second Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser.

In last year’s tournament in November, the field of golfers was just 72, one-half of the total of this year’s July Tournament. Of the 144 members in attendance, most were Islander Baseball Alum or relatives of alumni of the program.

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Coronado Islander Water Polo. It is well documented and well known by many, if not all, as Coronado High School’s most historic and decorated program. Not only due to their CIF, league, regional, and state titles but also because of some of the historical names and athletes to come out of the program. 

And on August 26th, one former Islander that I’m sure many locally recognize, Layne Beaubien, will receive one of, if not the highest honor, in the USA Water Polo world as he will be enshrined in the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame, as a member of the 2022 HOF class. 

Beaubien was a star for Coronado Islander Water Polo back in the 90s, with perhaps his finest season in green and white coming in 1993 when he was named the CIF State Player of the year.

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Coronado High School rising junior Graham Bower has been chosen by the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) to be a member of the San Diego Section Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

“I’m really excited to be part of this new committee and looking forward to it. I think it’s a great opportunity to get more leadership experience, get to know more people, and possibly, hopefully, make some sort of change,” said Bower. “I don’t know exactly what we will be doing but I know there will be projects and volunteer opportunities at events throughout the year.”

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This past Wednesday, the Coronado Islanders Baseball team hosted their team banquet for the 2022 season.

While the season did not end in a CIF Championship as they hoped, the Islanders still put together a successful year that saw them make their fourth straight appearance in the CIF Division Two Playoffs and knock off four Division One opponents during the regular season.

Due to another successful regular season and League season, several Islanders from the 2022 squad would earn First or Second-Team All-Eastern League Honors.

The two Islanders who would earn Second-Team honors would be then freshman Patch Moore and then sophomore Max Murray.

In his first season in the Islander green and white Patch Moore was a crucial part of the Islander’s success in 2022. Making the Varsity team as a freshman, Moore was a top-of-the-lineup hitter who showed great promise and development at the plate.

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This past week the San Diego Padres hosted their annual “Padres High School All-Star Game” which features the best prep high school players in San Diego County.

And this year, Coronado High School and Coronado High School Baseball were represented by then senior, and now 2022 graduate Ryan Ward.

For Ward, making the All Star game was not one of the preseason goals he had marked down.

“Going into the year, I was thinking more about the process than the results. Many of my goals were team-oriented and centered around being a good teammate, having fun, and helping the Islanders win games. But to be selected was a huge honor, and I was extremely grateful to be a part of those selected,” he said.

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Every few years, the 23 schools in the San Diego City Conference re-organize into three Leagues: City, Eastern, and Western. Although the divisions are based on power, not enrollment, the smaller schools are generally in the City League and the largest in the Western League. Up until 2015, w…

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2022 was yet another strong showing for the Islanders boys golf team. With a combination of senior leadership and young underclass talent, the Islanders willed their way to a 15-8 record and a 5-3 record in one of the hardest leagues in San Diego, the Western League.

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USVBA’s highly anticipated Keeping the Promise Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. Participants compete for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and many other awards. Non-golfers and family members are invited to enjoy the world-class pool and other outstanding ameniti…

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The wildly popular Twilight Open Bowling Evenings will begin on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. and will continue every Thursday evening in July. On July 21, Twilight Bowling includes a BBQ. The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC) hosts these fun-filled lively family and friendship evenings at the…

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Thursday, June 9th was a wonderful day to celebrate baseball and its bright future on the Strand, thanks to Spiro and Nancy Chaconas.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly named Chaconas Field was attended by the Coronado Schools Foundation staff & board of directors, Mayor Richard Bailey, city council members, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Coronado Unified School District, members of the community and of course, the Chaconas Family.

Spiro and Nancy Chaconas generously donated to the Islanders Baseball program and the Coronado Schools Foundation for the naming rights and improvements to the field.

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The Islanders boys lacrosse team put together yet another successful season. While things may have not ultimately ended as they had hoped, they fell 9-8 in the CIF DI championship game. There is still plenty to celebrate about their season.

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Fourth of July Week is one of, if not the greatest and most epic weekends here in Coronado. From the parade to the mass influx of people who gather at our beaches, there simply isn’t a better place to spend Independence day week.

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Every year here in San Diego, The High School Sports Association of San Diego, also known as the HSSA, hosts its annual breakfast to honor scholar-athletes for their achievements on the field and, more importantly, their achievements in the classroom. Every year one boy and one girl are selected to be honored. 

At this year’s ceremony, the two Islanders selected to be honored were Jack Hunt and Michelle Croteau.

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As the spring season for Islanders sports draws to a close and the time for the 2022 school year to inch closer to its own conclusion, there are still some Islander athletes out there who were faced with some rather important future decisions.

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At the track banquet last Wednesday, senior Zane Delcore repeated as the boy’s MVP, a title he also won last season. Sophomore Lindsey Balsley won the girl’s MVP title. Both excelled in the 300-meter hurdles. Lindsey won the CIF D-3 championship race, and Zane placed third. Both were the hig…

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Four well-run middle school track meets were held this season at the CHS Stadium/Track Field, all involving multiple schools, with the final one being a championship meet. The most important part was that the young athletes loved it.

It takes effort and attention to detail to make a track meet run smoothly. CMS Athletic Director Kristen Guymon, working with track coaches from all the schools, had all athletes sporting numbers which could be used

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One of the staples and landmarks of the conclusion of the Coronado Islanders High School sports year has always been and continues to be the Coronado Rotary Club’s Top athlete award ceremony. 

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This past Tuesday, the Islanders girls softball team started its postseason march towards the CIF DIII championship. After a regular season saw the Islanders go 14-10, including a league title and a ten-game winning streak to end the season, it seemed as if the Islanders were perhaps seeded …

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The Islanders girls Lacrosse team had just one more game in front of them. After disposing of La Jolla Country Day 20-10 in the CIF Semifinals the only roadblock between them and the CIF Division I title were the Knights of Bishop’s High School.

In the opening minutes of the first half, the Islanders and the Knights would go goal for goal as both early goals from Ella Ackerly and Allie White would be matched to make it a 2-2 game. But the tie would not last long. After an excellent steal by Marianna Dick and ground ball by Katie Collins, the Islanders would quickly net a transition goal thanks to a fine drive goal by Ackerly.

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On Saturday afternoon the Islanders boys Lacrosse team had the opportunity to make a bit of history. As they faced off vs the No.1 seed Patriots of Patrick Henry, Coronado looked to bring home the 2022 CIF Division I Title. Coming off a commanding 15-9 win vs. LJCD, the Islanders entered the…

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Congratulations to the Sacred Heart Girls Varsity Basketball team. They made it to the championship game and took second place in the Catholic Schools League. Thank you to Coach Kathy Ferrar for her amazing leadership.

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The only purpose of the Track & Field prelims held last Saturday at Mt. Miguel High School was to advance the top nine athletes in each event to the CIF finals this Saturday at Mt. Carmel High School. We’ll be sending five athletes to compete in seven events. Sophomore Lindsey Balsley advanced in the 300-meter hurdles by placing second with 48.30 seconds and fifth in the long jump with 16 feet one-half inch. Senior Tatum Wade moved on in both the shot put (27’ 11.75”) and the discus throw (81’-8”).

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The Postseason. It’s a simple game of survive and advance. As the No.1 overall seed in the DI bracket, the Islanders girls lacrosse team looked to pick up their first win of the playoffs vs. Carlsbad and advance to the CIF Semifinals.

Wednesday afternoon’s game started as a back and forth contest with both teams netting two quick goals, the two for the Islanders coming courtesy of Allie White and

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Being a top seed in any sport usually comes with a little bit of added pressure and expectation. You typically play the role of hunted rather than hunter, and no matter what, you know you’re going to get your opponent’s best shot.

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Last Friday, most of the City League Track and Field Finals were held at Canyon Hills High School, except for the discus throw and triple jump held at Madison High School on Wednesday. The purpose of the finals is to qualify individual athletes for the CIF Prelims and determine league champs…

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The Islanders boys lacrosse team closed out their regular season on a bit of a high note. While in their regular-season finale, the Islanders fell on the road to the No.6 overall team in the county and top 50 teams in the state Cathedral by the score of 22-2, it shouldn’t overshadow what the…

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On Saturday June 4 and Sunday, June 5, The Coronado Tennis association in concert with Impact Activities will be hosting the once very popular, fun, competitive and much awaited Crown Cup doubles tournament. Discounted entry fee for all Coronado residents. Food, refreshments, a special goodie bag packed full of surprises and special offers from local merchants for all contestants.