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At just 18 years of age, local Coronado soccer star CJ Fodrey has accomplished a lot. He’s played at the professional level for the USL League San Diego Loyal, for some of the best development teams in the country, and helped lead Coronado High School to a CIF Open Division final appearance. And now, after one season with the San Diego States men’s soccer team, you can add the Pac-12 Freshman of The Year and First Team All Pac-12 to the honors the young striker has earned.

“Winning the Pac-12 Freshman and being the first team all Pac-12 were two goals that I set for myself at the start of the season,” said Fodrey. “I had made a list for myself and posted it on my wall preseason in my dorm of goals I wanted to have. They were goals

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What can you say? Sometimes it’s just not your day. And for the Coronado Islanders High School football team, Friday night’s game vs. Palo Verde High School would not be their day as they fell to the visiting Yellow Jackets in the CIF DIV Semi-finals by a score of 35-15.

With home-field advantage, the higher seed, and Palo Verde having to make a three and a half hour drive to Coronado for the game, many would have thought the Islanders would have held every advantage, but things didn’t shake out that way.

However, if anyone had taken a gander at the Yellow Jackets regular season, you would have seen a record of 9-1 and a point differential of over +100. They were not your traditional No.7 seed.

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Senior Darren Hopkins takes a shot during the opening game of the season vs La Jolla Country Day, on Friday evening.

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It had been three years since the last Armed Forces Classic and just about a decade since the last one was played on the deck of a United States Naval Aircraft Carrier. But on Friday Nov. 11, Veterans day, the Carrier Classic made its much-awaited return as No.2 Gonzaga and college basketball power house Michigan State duked it out on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

For one night, the deck of the USS Lincoln, which usually hosts F/A-18 Hornets and not sporting events, was transformed into a basketball court/stadium and hosted a combination of about 3,000 Sailors, Veterans, and fans of both teams, offering perhaps one of the most unique and exciting atmospheres in American sports.

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Bowls USA is proud to announce our first teenager to participate in an international tournament. Angel Gomez, who is 17 years old and a senior at Coronado High School will be participating in the International Indoor Bowls Council Junior Championships, U25 in Northern Ireland on December 5-9, 2022.

Angel was born and raised in San Diego. He is the youngest of three children, with an older brother, Javier Jr., and his sister,

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The last Cross Country meet of the season was last Saturday at the CIF finals. Our top finisher for the boys was Rafael Roos, who posted a huge personal record over the 2.96-mile course with a time of 18:49. Our second finisher, Detrik Heidt, was still recovering from a two-week bout of bein…

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One win. That’s all that separated the Coronado Islander boys water polo team from claiming the CIF DI Title this past Friday.

Going into the game, Coronado would perhaps be looked at as “underdogs” due to the fact that they were going against the High seeded No.2 overall, Mt. Carmel. But with three blowout wins en route to reaching the title game, the Islander’s confidence was as high as it could be.

However, despite a genuinely herculean effort, the Islanders would fall in the CIF final by the narrowest of margins, 11-10.

Perhaps the biggest issue of the night for Coronado, was that they started behind the eight-ball early, going down 3-1 in the early minutes of the first period.

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Going into Friday night’s CIF quarter-final game, Islanders Head Coach Kurt Hines had prepped to his players all week to embrace the “underdog” mentality. Some may think it odd, seeing as Coronado was the No.3 overall seed, while the visiting Chula Vista Spartans were the No.11 seed.

But no matter what you think of the message, the Islanders played like a team backed into a corner on Friday night. Their only option was to dig in and fight, and that underdog spirit would shine through as the Islanders brought home the 34-21 win to advance to the CIF semi-finals.

Friday night’s game was the definition of a dog fight till the very end. A constant back and forth that saw both teams go punch for punch.

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It was a case of winner-take-all this past week for the Islanders girls golf team. After a fantastic regular season and some strong early postseason returns, the Islanders were one match-day win away from hoisting the CIF DII Title high above their heads.

However, going up vs. fellow powerhouses such as Mater Dei, Cathedral Catholic High, Mission Vista High, and Oceanside High, they would have to fight hard for the win as this was by far the stiffest competition that the Islanders had faced this season.

Make no mistake, the girls in green and white battled; however it would not be enough as the Islanders would finish third in the CIF DII Playoffs.

That being said, a third-place finish is absolutely fantastic and is something that these girls deserve a ton of credit and recognition for. Going against schools that are easily double the size and student body of Coronado, the Islanders hung with the best of them.

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It’s playoff time for your 2022 Coronado Islanders football team! After an opening round bye, the Islanders are now set to take on Chula Vista High School in the CIF DIV Quarter Finals. 

While Chula Vista is slated as the No.11 overall seed in the bracket, they are not a team to be taken lightly. 

“We went and scouted them Friday, and these guys are big. They play much better than No.11 seed in this bracket.” said Islanders Head Football Coach Kurt Hines.

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Last week was a whirlwind for the Coronado Islanders girls golf team. A week chalked with the San Diego City Tournament Championship for both teams and individuals and a crucial round of CIF play-ins. 

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The role of underdog, for many teams can be used as a title that inspires a team. To hunt and be extra locked in. The Coronado High School girls tennis team would need to tap into this underdog mentality in order to take down their round one opponent Grossmont High School.

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Sometimes in sports, great stories just have to come to an end. No one ever wants that, but the reality is only one team goes home happy at the end of the year with a championship in their hands.

And this past week, the great story of this season’s Coronado High School girls volleyball team ended after they fell 3-1 to Mission Vista High School.

It was a game that was just about as back and forth as it could get. In the first set, the Islanders would storm out to a 7-5 lead thanks to a flurry of early set kills from Sadie Proctor, Emily Wygal, and Lindsey Balsley.

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The 2022 Season for the Islanders High School football team has been a grind. While the Islanders did not end up being the crowned kings of the Central Conference, they did end the regular season with an impressive 6-3 overall record and a second place finish in the central conference.

So what did that impressive regular season net them? Well, if you have been following along with my writing this season, you would know this team was a lock for the playoffs going into their final game.

But after their final victory over Kearny High,

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On October 20, 2022 the Optimist Club of Coronado presented a $500 check to the CHS Surf Team. This funding will help support the team for this school year. The Optimist Club of Coronado “Supports the Youth of Coronado” thought it’s Foundation. If you are interested in joining the Optimist C…

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With a bug running through the team and academic priorities, we took only a dozen runners to the Jaguar Invite last Friday at Kit Carson Park. The course is both picturesque and challenging, with two hill climbs, a loop around Queen Califia’s Magic Circle, and a route that took runners under…

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For the Islanders girls tennis team, the 2022 regular season has been yet another strong one. And with the conclusion of their 2022 Conference Playoffs last week, the girls in green and white will continue into postseason play this week. 

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As the fall sports season for many teams begins to wrap up, much attention understandably turns to the CIF playoff chase. But as seasons wrap up, it also means that many teams will be hosting their senior nights, just as the Islanders boys water polo team did this past week.

Before they faced off vs. league foe Bishops High School, the Islanders honored: Maximo Diaz, Robert Valencia, Andrew Bear, Miles Kenney, Hunter Bosworth, Sebastian Palomera, Kenny Molina, Shawn Cox, and Thatcher Lytel for their accomplishments and contributions to the Islander boys water polo program.

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On October 19, 2022 the Optimist Club of Coronado presented a $12,000 check to Robin Nixon (Athletic Director CHS) for the Coronado High School Athletics / Islander Sports Foundation. This funding will help support 24 different sports at the high school for this school year. The Optimist Clu…

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The Coronado Islander football team’s Friday night regular season final was about as important as it could get. 

Sitting at 5-3 with a conference record of 2-1, the Islanders were all but a lock for the CIF Playoffs heading into Friday night’s game. But with a win, they would most likely lock in a higher seeding and, more importantly, a home playoff game. 

So how did these Islanders fare with a home playoff game on the line? They played one of their most complete games of the season and brought home a 36-26 victory over the Kearny Komets. 

The first quarter would be a struggle for the Islanders as they would find themselves in an early 6-0 hole as they could not get much going on the offensive side of the ball. 

However, early in the second, Coronado would flip momentum. With the Komets on the Islander 12-yard line,

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Friday Night lights are great, but Coronado Water Polo under the lights is just as good. And on Monday night, the Islanders boys water polo team had the opportunity to take down conference rival Cathedral Catholic High under the lights of the BBMAC. 

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The wins just keep coming for the Coronado High School girls volleyball team. Coming into the week, the Lady Islanders posted a record of 20-10 and had the opportunity to move into first place in the City Eastern League if they were able to pick up a pair of wins vs. Mission Bay and Mira Mesa High School. 

To start the week, the Ladies would breeze by Mission Bay High, pick up the three sets to none victory, and start their critical week 1-0.

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The Coronado Pop Warner Junior Varsity cheerleading team recently competed and placed second in their division at the West Coast Conference Cheer and Dance Competition in San Marcos on October 9th. The team, primarily composed of cheerleaders in grades 6th through 8th, will be advancing to Regionals in Long Beach on November 6th.

The competition routine was learned and perfected over a two week period, consisting of a variety of cheers, stunts, dance, tumbling, and jumps. “To prepare for it, by Pop Warner rules, they can’t practice more than 10 hours a week,” said Coronado Pop Warner cheer president Beth Dugan. “Because they have such an academic focus, [it] actually limits the amount of practice that they can do.”

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The 2022 regular season for the Islanders girls golf team has been one for the record books. Literally. Setting a new team low last week and a new individual lowest score ever, the Islanders not only have been winning easily this season, but they have left their mark with history-making mome…

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There is nothing quite like Friday night lights, but if you throw in the word “homecoming,” it makes a football game that much more special.

And for the Coronado High School Islanders football team, that is the situation they found themselves in as they battled Crawford High School in their homecoming game this past Friday night.

In front of a sea of Islander Faithful, the Islanders hoped to bring home a W in a matchup that would likely decide the winner of the Central League. However, Friday night would not be the Islander’s night, as they would fall to the visiting Colts by a tight score of 13-7.

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Last Wednesday, the Cross Country team competed in the second league cluster of the season. Since this meet was a non-scoring event, some schools didn’t bring their entire squads, so the competition was more relaxed.

Our top finisher in the boys varsity race was Detrik Height, who covered the 3.11-mile city conference course in 18:17, only four-tenths of a second behind the winner from High Tech High. Our other varsity runner was Rafael Roos, who placed thirteenth with a time of 19:06. The rest of our

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Did you know that half of all muscular-skeletal pain Americans suffer from can be attributed to neck pain? It is estimated that over $86 billion is spent per year on treating neck injuries. This number is quite astonishing but not surprising. With the advent of new technologies such as cellp…

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Things have been heading in the right direction for the Islanders boys water polo team. In their last two matches, they have picked up bounce-back wins vs. Los Osos High School and Helix High School. 

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If you have not been paying attention to the Coronado High School girls volleyball team this season, I highly advise that you take notice before it’s too late. 

Twenty-eight matches into the 2022 fall season, the ladies in green and white have posted a record of 19-9 and, in the process, made serious hay in the City

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Win, wash, repeat. It’s all the Coronado girls golf team has done this season. Under the coaching of Head Coach Stuart Gordon, the Islanders girls golf team finds itself with an outstanding record of 8-4 and a perfect 7-0 league record. 

With two more league matches this past week, the Islanders looked to move to 9-0 in Western League Play in 2022. 

In their first match of the week, the Islanders would take on La Jolla High School at Coronado Municipal Golf Course and, in doing so, also celebrate Senior Night. 

The two Islanders seniors honored on the night would be Natalia Avanni and Mariella Avanni. Both girls have played on the golf team for the past four years and, for the last two

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At this point in the 2022 season, I am running out of ways to describe the Coronado High School girls golf team. Winners of five straight matches, the No.6 ranked team in San Diego according to CIF, The No.2 team in CIF DII, and first place in the Western Conference, these Islanders have bee…

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Last Wednesday, the Eastern League Cluster Cross Country meets began at Morley Field. The girls’ varsity team had a couple of close contests, losing to Crawford by one point (27-28) but winning over San Diego by three points (26-29).

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Life has been good for the Coronado High School girls volleyball team. With a record of 18-9, a winning percentage of 67%, and an undefeated 4-0 Central League Record, the girls in green and white have been on a tear. 

Winners of their last three matches, the Lady Islanders would look to make it four wins in a row and move their record to 19-9 as they looked to take down a very tough opponent in the 14-6 and current leaders of City League Rattlers of Canyon Hills High School. 

In the first set, the Islanders would come out hot early thanks to a strong service game from Emily Page, who recorded ace

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Islander boys water polo worked to improve their record last week, taking a game 11-8 vs Torrey Pines. They hit the water again to face Clairemont on Friday evening at 5pm.

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Seniors Alexis Hammond, Anna Youngblood, and Dana Jennings comprise the trio of seniors on the CHS cross country team this year.

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Senior tennis player Cailey Morris keeps her eye on the ball as she moves to drive a backhand over the net in recent Islander’s action on the home courts.

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The 2022 Coronado Islander High School football team is just about halfway through its season. With an over .500 record of 3-2, the Islanders find themselves in a very favorable spot thanks to their strong play in the first half of the season. 

But with the first half now behind them, the Islanders will move into their most pivotal stretch of the season… their Conference Schedule. 

This Friday night, the Islanders will get their first crack at a central league foe as they will take on the Cardinals of Hoover High School.

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Around 120 Cross Country teams from all over California and various other states gathered at Morley Field last Saturday to run in the 42nd annual Mt. Carmel Invite. About 90% of the course is over the New Balance National Championship Course, including the infamous “Upas Street Hill.” The th…

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Another week of matches means another opportunity to tack on more wins for the Islanders girls golf team. 

Coming off a week that saw the ladies in green and white go 2-0 and pick up and colossal victory over the No.1 team in San Diego County, Torrey Pines, Coronado looked to keep the train moving as they took on La Jolla High and rival Scripps Ranch High School. 

For the first match of the week, Coronado would hit the road to La Jolla Country Club. Despite the unfamiliar course and challenging conditions that included a front nine rating of 34.7 and slope of 133, Coronado still hung with it.

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The Islanders girls volleyball team just keeps rolling. Coming into the week, the Lady Islanders boasted a record of 11-4 and were riding a three-match winning streak.

With three wins at their back, the Islanders welcomed a formidable DIII opponent in Helix High School (6-5) to see if they could stretch their winning streak to four before heading into league play. 

The first set between the Islanders and the Highlanders would stay close early at 5-5, with Coronado generating points off kills by Sadie Proctor and Lydia Schutt, and a block by Ruby Deckman

But following the tight early points, the Islanders would take off for an astounding 8-3 run that was spearheaded by elite service games by Emily Page and Schutt, combined with some devastating kills from Emily Wygal that would give Coronado a 14-8 set lead.

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Senior Hunter Bosworth winds up to take a shot on goal during Friday evening’s exciting game vs. the Santana Sultans. The Islanders came up just a goal short in a well-played game.

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Senior Islander cheerleader Kylie Guess takes a moment during half time to pose with several aspiring young Pop Warner cheerleaders on Friday evening.

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Friday nights football game between the Coronado Islanders and La Jolla Country Day High School (LJCD) turned out to be a tough match for the Islanders. 

Coming off back-to-back wins vs. Santana and Mar Vista, the Islanders were looking to make it three in a row, but LJCD was up for the challenge, handing Coronado a 34-8 loss to move Coronado to 3-2 on the year. 

While the score appeared one sided, there were still a few positive takeaways for the Islanders throughout the game.