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CHS Competition Cheer Team Wins Nationals

When the Coronado High School (CHS) competition cheer team participated in their division during the Jamz State Competition in Bakersfield in February, they won first place honors, which allowed them to move on to Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas just two weeks later.

The 36 member team (which includes 6 boys), led by Coaches Casey Popp and Caleb Judice, headed to Vegas on the weekend of February 22-23. Over the course of the two-day event, the team showed off their tightly choreographed skills with an impressive upbeat routine, and were judged on various components, including jumps, tumbling, stunting, motion technique, and pyramids.

After intense competition on the first day, the team found themselves in first place, and moved on to the finals the next day. Though the team had made it to the Jamz Nationals the last two years, they had only made it as far as 4th place—no small feat at any national event where there are hundreds of talented participants. When this year’s winners were announced by the judges, the team was elated to hear that their efforts had paid off with a championship win.

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Friday 03/15/2019
Coronado Aquatics Splash Bash Fundraiser

Please join the Coronado Aquatics Club (CAC) for their first annual fundraising event, the Splash Bash on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. at El Roy’s at the Landing, 1201 First Street.

The evening promises to be full of fun and surprises with a silent and live auction, dinner, and dancing to raise much-needed funds to support the Club’s mission of promoting and perpetuating amateur swimming and water polo while encouraging the development of leadership skills, citizenship, self-reliance and self-assurance in our kids. Providing year-round training programs for boys and girls age 7 and up, the CAC nurtures qualities of good sportsmanship, positive attitudes, and a competitive edge which translates to success in both the pool and life.

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CHS Competition Cheer Team Wins Nationals

When the Coronado High School (CHS) competition cheer team participated in their division during the Jamz State Competition in Bakersfield in February, they won first place honors, which allowed them to move on to Jamz Nationals in Las Vegas just two weeks later.

The 36 member team (which includes 6 boys), led by Coaches Casey Popp and Caleb Judice, headed to Vegas on the weekend of February 22-23. Over the course of the two-day event, the team showed off their tightly choreographed skills with an impressive upbeat routine, and were judged on various components, including jumps, tumbling, stunting, motion technique, and pyramids.

After intense competition on the first day, the team found themselves in first place, and moved on to the finals the next day. Though the team had made it to the Jamz Nationals the last two years, they had only made it as far as 4th place—no small feat at any national event where there are hundreds of talented participants. When this year’s winners were announced by the judges, the team was elated to hear that their efforts had paid off with a championship win.

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Monday 03/11/2019
Islander Track Team Competes At Mt. Carmel Invitational

The Islander Boys and Girls Track & Field Season officially began last week, as Head Coach George Green reports. “It rained off and on for the duration of our first meet of the season, the Mt. Carmel Field and Distance Invitational.

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Girls Basketball Awards/Winter Sports All-CIF Honors

Honors and Awards for the CHS Winter Sports teams continue to dribble in and from last week they include the results of the Islander Girls Basketball banquet. For the JV Team, the awards announced by Head Coach Maggie Harris went to: Most Improved-Pita Lopez; Best Defensive Player-Ella Ackerly; and Team MVP-Allison White.

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Girls Lacrosse Starts Regular Season With A 9-8 Victory Over Bishop’s

A new season and a new head coach, but similar results for the Islander Girls Lacrosse Team, as they began their season with a 9-8 victory over The Bishop’s School. At the helm of the program is new Head Coach Kirstyn Atkinson, who arrives with an impressive resume as a former player and coach. Atkinson, a graduate of the Big Ten’s Northwestern University, is a three-time NCAA Champion in the sport. For an unusual athletic double at that level, she was also a starter on the Northwestern soccer team for two seasons.

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CHS Boys Golf Team Evens Season Record At 3-3

Sometimes you go 3-0 in a week of golf and sometimes you go 0-3. That is the quick summary of the Boys Golf Season thus far, with a little literary license. The three wins were spread over two weeks, but last week Coronado ran into Torrey Pines, La Jolla and Poway. Although all three matches were competitive, Coronado was on the wrong side of the scoreboard in all three.

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Islander Softball Off To Strong 3-0 Start On 2019 Season

Stop me if you have heard this before but pitching and defense wins softball and baseball games and that was true also for the Islander Softball Team last week. In their three victories, Coronado outscored their opposition 43-7 in aggregate. The games broke down to an 18-0 win over Madison, a 10-3 win over Morse and a 15-4 win over San Ysidro. Only one of the games, the Morse contest, lasted the full seven innings, with the other two won on the 10-run mercy rule. In all three contests, Islander pitchers have thrown complete games. This prompted Head Coach Tony Isabella to say, “We haven’t had this much pitching on one team in the past 10 years. We have had good pitchers in the past, but we are loaded this year.”

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CHS Boys And Girls Swimming Underway With New Head Coach Paul Folts

New Islander Boys and Girls Swimming Head Coach Paul Folts knows his way around a pool deck, having been a club swimmer since he was 10 years old. “I swam in Champagne, Illinois and made it on the national scene, getting some cuts for the big Grand Prix meets. I was an All-American in high school and a high school state qualifier for all four years in Illinois. Then, basically, I took a couple of years off and coached with the club team I had trained for, to figure out what I wanted to do. Then I was on the Mesa College Swim Team and became an All-American at the Junior College level. That was pretty surprising really. I got back into swimming to build a network and after the first year I coached at the Point Loma YMCA for four years. Then I was the Point Loma High coach for the past two years before taking the job in Coronado. I worked a lot with (immediate past Islander Head Swim Coach) Jim Vance. He was a pretty cool guy to know and get input from. He was a lot of help to me at the beginning of this season.”

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