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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.

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This past Wednesday night, it was the final installment of regular season Islander’s girls lacrosse. Traveling to La Jolla High School to take on their league rival Vikings, there was still plenty to play for, for the girls in green and black. As with a win as one of the top teams in the county, the Islanders had an opportunity to perhaps grab a spot in the open division playoffs.

The game started with early offensive fireworks as both the Vikings and Islanders would net a pair of goals in the opening six minutes to keep the game tied 2-2. However, for the Islanders, the early offense would take a brief hiatus over the next six minutes. During that time, La Jolla would hold possession and be able to grab two more goals to make it a 4-2 game.

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There is no way to sugar coat it; the Islander’s final series of the 2022 season was about as big as possible. The Islanders were riding high and hot as winners in seven of their last ten contests in the three-game set. However, the Islanders still had one more team in front of them, their l…

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We’ll have our league finals this Friday, May 6, at Canyon Hills (formerly Serra) High School. The qualifiers include the top athletes from the City League, comprised of Coronado, Clairemont, Crawford, High Tech High (SD), Kearny, Lincoln, and Madison. With that many schools, not all of our …

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For the first match of the week, Coronado would go up against league rival La Jolla High School. In their prior match-up this season at the famed Torrey Pines golf course, the Islanders easily took care of business with a near 30-stroke win. But this time, the Islanders would be playing at t…

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With just four games left in the 2022 Islanders baseball season, every game feels like a must-win as the boys in green and white march closer to CIF Playoffs. Winners of six of their last eight, the Islanders looked to stay locked in this past week for their series vs. the Chiefs of Clairemo…

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The Coronado Wave competitive girls lacrosse team comprised of Coronado’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders, have emerged as one of the top girls lacrosse teams in California. Over the last 18 months, the Coronado Wave team has won virtually every tournament they participated in, losing only…

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Senior Allyson Bryant makes a key save on a free shot during the Lady Islanders close game vs Cathedral on Senior night on Monday evening. The squad led for much of the game, but the Dons closed the gap late in the 2nd half, taking the win 10-9.

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This past Wednesday night, it was Senior Night for the Islanders Boys Lax team. Before the game, the five Islanders Lacrosse seniors: Neil Capin, Emmett Warner, Finley Alexander, Carter Cohen, and Max Ramey, were all honored for the seasons, accomplishments, and contributions they had made while playing for the historic Islander lacrosse team. With a little more to play with, the 2022 Islanders squad looked to send their senior’s out on a high note with a victory.

The Islander’s intensity could be felt early. In their first two offensive possessions, Coronado would pepper Scripps Ranch’s goal with multiple high-quality looks as both Robby Spane and Capin would fire shots on goal.

While the early shots would be saved,

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The Islanders Girls Lacrosse team was due. It feels as if the girls in green and white have just been snaked bit and finding themselves on the wrong end of close games for a few weeks now. But they looked to flip the script for the Islander’s Monday night game when they met up with the girls…

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The Islander Golf team was back in action yet again this week. With the number of matches remaining this season continuing to wind down, it was imperative that the Islanders build off their three-match winning streak and keep their stroke differential low with CIF Playoffs looming just on th…

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With the spring sports season coming to a close, the Islander men’s volleyball team has held their own this year. Seniors on the team are, from left: Jack Coker, Anthony Ferrell, Jack Jaramillo, Cameron Kruger, and Yasiel Carcana Barbosa.

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For Coronado Islander Baseball fans, the last few weeks have been pretty dang good. After an impressive run in the 2022 Lions Tournament that saw the Islanders go 3-1 with wins over powerhouses Eastlake and Mission Hills, the Islanders are now 6-3 over their past nine games. 

With the tournament now behind them, the Islanders looked to keep the ball rolling as they resumed their league play with a three-game series versus the Centurions of University City (UC). 

For the first of the three-game set, Islander Head

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Ten members of the Coronado Lawn Bowling Club completed their training to become official Bowls USA Certified Coaches. Among the topics studied were safety and risk management, fundamentals of planning coaching sessions, planning and conducting clinics, incident management, individual needs …

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Last Thursday, the Islander track team finished the dual meet season with a cluster meet at Crawford, including Christian and Crawford. Then, on Saturday, we took three qualifiers to the county Frosh/Soph Championships held at Del Norte High School.

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Great athletes come in many shapes and sizes, and the best of the best all started as unknown names practicing tirelessly to perfect their craft. Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Joe Montana, and Amanda Vanesse? That’s right, Coronado High School’s very own star biology teacher also turns out to be a star on the basketball court.

Last week Coronado High School’s ASB held its annual faculty basketball game, and it was a nail-biter. The theme was “Biological Warfare,” a playful take on the fight between two of the school’s biology teachers, Amanda Vanesse and Nicole Belong. Each team was stacked with teachers hungry for the win, as well as student coaches who were prepared for battle.

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Freshman starter Maximus Keiffer works around his defender to maintain possession of the ball, ultimately scoring on the play during recent home field action.

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Don’t look now, but the Islanders Baseball team could be heating up at the right time. This past week the Islanders were faced with the test of playing with three games versus Division I opponents as they participated in the 2022 Lions Tournament. 

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The Islanders Boys golf team was back on the links this week, and they were looking to bounce back in a big way. With two gut-wrenching match losses last week, which were decided by less than five strokes, it was interesting to see how the Islanders responded. Would they rise to the occasion…

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The Invitational Phase of the track season is over for the Islanders, except for the County Frosh-Soph Invite on April 23 at Del Norte High School. This is a long-standing meet that accepts only the top 18 or so freshmen and sophomores in the county, with the bottom nine competing in the mor…

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Coronado Lacrosse Club (CLC) has operated in Coronado since 2016, offering girls from kindergarten through eighth grade the opportunity to get involved with the sport and play at a competitive level here on the island. CLC is a non-profit that is run completely by parent volunteers, and I ha…

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All season long, nearly every week, no matter the opponent, the Islanders Girls Lacrosse team. have played in nail-biter contests. With a recent 13-8 win against La Costa Canyon back on April 15, it looked as if the Lady Islanders were possibly going to return to their traditional winning ways. However, standing in their way of a winning streak would be the visiting Vikings of La Jolla High School in a league matchup that had significant implications for both teams. With it being the first league meeting between the two teams this season, the outcome would impact the final Western League standings.

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Playing in a golf tournament is always fun. It’s a great way to socialize, have some laughs, and get some good riffs in on your buddies for their bad swings. But golf tournaments are even more fun when the money and proceeds go to benefit one of our local Coronado sports teams. 

For the first time in nearly two years, the Islanders Boys Lacrosse team will be holding a 9-hole golf tournament fundraiser at Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

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Thursday night at 6:30, in the CHS gymnasium, the faculty faculty basketball teams will face off in what should be a heated, competitive game. Team Captains Amanda Vanasse and Nicole Belong (#4 and #23) each hope to lead their crew to victory. The teams are coached by CHS boys basketball tea…

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In some ways, it felt like the Islanders Baseball team’s Monday matchup versus Scripps Ranch was a must-win. Coming off two losses against Patrick Henry, the Islander’s conference record stood at 1-2, 6-8. But with a win, the Islanders would shake their losing streak off and get their confidence back up. 

For Monday’s game, head coach Morgan Cummins sent J.T Nelson to the mound. Nelson would turn in a quality start as he

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The Islanders Girls Lacrosse team has seemed to be almost addicted to playing in close games this season. A slim two-goal loss versus Scripps Ranch marked the fourth consecutive game the Islanders had played that was decided by just three goals or less. With their league season now underway, these closely contested games would not be going anywhere anytime soon.

For the Islander’s lone game last week, they welcomed the Patriots of Patrick Henry High School in what would be the Islander’s first league home game of the 2022 season.

A few minutes into the match, the Islanders would find themselves behind due to a highly efficient Patrick Henry attack. They would be able to get early looks thanks to having keen eyes and locating cutting teammates to give them a 4-1 lead.

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There is simply nothing better than a rivalry game. The added intensity, the feeling that the game hangs in the balance on every play, and it is often when athletes perform at their highest. On Thursday, April 1, the Islanders Baseball team did just that in their game against the rival Point…

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It’s always crucial to start league plays with a victory. Not only does 1-0 look great in the win column and league standings, but it also can help build momentum as teams start the most essential part of their season. So when the Islanders girls lacrosse team traveled to Scripps Ranch to ba…

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In 2019, the coaches at University City decided to create a Track invite with races for freshmen, sophomores, open, and invitational athletes. It just so happened that was the year when the Islanders had their best group of female track and field athletes in the school’s history. The Invite …

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Golf was the name of the game for more than 150 committed players in the 26th Annual Coronado Rotary Charity Golf Tournament at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course on Friday, March 18. The perfect weather made it a must-do event for all who love golf! This event is one of Coronado Rotary’s mo…

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Coronado Tennis was well represented at the USPTA San Diego Convention on March 5. Two of Coronado’s Impact Activities Tennis Pros received significant industry awards for coaching. Coronado Tennis Center Director Joel Myers, left, received the “Ben Press 2021 Pro of the Year” and Emmanuel M…

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The 2021-2022 Boys’ soccer season was littered with memorable moments and shreds of history. From reaching a No. 1 Ranking in the county to capturing the first undefeated season in Coronado High School history, there was not much more this team could have done to cement itself in Islander sp…

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For the Islanders Girls Soccer team, the 2021-2022 season was filled with new challenges, such as being in a new league with two of the county’s best teams and a remarkable amount of success. That included feats such as besting the No. 1 team in the state Cathedral, earning a No. 2 seed in D…

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Of all the muscular skeletal pains which Americans suffer from, almost half can be attributed to neck pains. Over $86 billion is spent per year to treat neck pain sufferers. This number is quite astonishing but not surprising. With the advent of new technologies such as cellphones, tablets, …

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For the Islanders Boys Golf team, this past week of action was light compared to the prior weeks of the season. With only one match this week versus league opponent La Jolla, the Islanders look to get back to their winning ways after barely being bested by Cathedral in their league opener. 

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Robbie Spane is a freshman who also does the faceoff, he takes a beating on the field but stands strong for the Islanders.

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Last week, there were two track meets, a league cluster with Kearny and Clairemont at Clairemont on Thursday, followed by the Small School Invite at Escondido High School on Saturday.

For the boys on Thursday:
Zane Delcore won the 100-meter dash in 11.70 and the 300-meter hurdles in 43.98
Other finishers in the 100 under 13 seconds were Race Schwartz, who placed 3rd with 12.09, Gio Navarro (4th in 12.29), Von Pritchett (12.49), and Cian Eberle (12.61). In the 200-meter dash, Schwartz placed second in 24.50, followed by Eberle (24.80), Navarro (24.81), Jaden Banner (25.08), Pritchett (25.20), Jack Delcore (26.01), Xander Wastila (26.40), and Anthony Jones (26.57). Banner also placed third in the long jump with 18’-7.75”. Jack Delcore also won the 110-meter hurdles in 17.68 and the triple jump with 37’-4”.

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Dane McFadden, a kindergartener at Silver Strand Elementary, became a CA State Wrestling Champion March 19 in Clovis, California when he won his age/weight division at the SCWAY (State of California Wrestling Association for Youth) CA State Championship Wrestling Tournament.

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The Coronado Women’s Golf Club kicked off its 2022 tournament season with a tournament supported and sponsored by Brian Smock and his Pro Shop on March 15 at the Coronado Golf Course.

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Three games into the 2022 season for the Islanders Boys Lacrosse team, things had not gone as planned. With three consecutive losses to start the year, the Islanders look to right the ship with a pair of home games that first started with a matchup versus Mt. Carmel.

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The Islanders Boys Golf team has been red hot to start the season. At 8-1, it has been hard to find any sort of flaw with this team. But with a match versus Torry Pines and their first league match versus Cathedral, could the Islanders keep the momentum going?

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The Islander Swim team, which boasts nearly 50 swimmers, just held their first home meet this past Friday evening. Pictured are seniors Brenna Carstens, Hannah Burnworoth, Ashlely Arnas, Michelle Croteau, Nathan Downs, Audrey Moore, Grace Morgan, Sarah Olson, and Katherine Wastila.

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Aside from a handful of distance runners at the Mt. Carmel Invite on March 12, none of the Islander Track Team had seen any action until last week when we had a cluster meet on Thursday, March 17, with Lincoln, High Tech High (San Diego), and Crawford. Then, two days later, we followed with …

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The Coronado High School Girls Lacrosse Booster Club will host a charity Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament on Thursday, April 7 at the Coronado VFW, 557 Orange Avenue. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the first hand will begin at 6:30 p.m. Free lessons will be provided for those that would like t…

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Last week’s set of games for the Islanders Girls Lacrosse team was a battle. In both the team’s games versus Poway High School and Del Norte High School, things came down to the wire and gave the Islanders an early season test to show just what they are made of.

For the Islander’s first match of the week they welcomed Poway High. Out of the gates, the Coronado offense exploded and treated those in attendance to a spectacular offensive display. Coronado would jump out to a quick 3-0 lead thanks to two goals from Allie White and one from Ella Ackerly.

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Senior Anthony Spatafore, setter for the Islanders volleyball team, serves during action on the home court last week.