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2010 CHS Girls Soccer Team Wins CIF Division III Crown, Are Tops In County

With no sports to cover, prep or otherwise, we’re digging back into the Nado Natterings vault to revive some past articles about Islander championship teams from the past. As a reminder, when this was written, the CIF Sections were determined by a school’s student enrollment. This column is from March 10, 2010, and highlights one of, if not the best, Girls Soccer Team to represent Coronado High School.

-David Axelson

By the time the Coronado Girls Soccer Team took to the pitch at Valhalla High School Saturday evening, they were the lone No. 1 seed to advance to the Finals in San Diego County CIF Soccer, Boys or Girls. The Islanders were also ranked No. 2 in the CIF San Diego Section, second only to The Bishop’s School, which handed Coronado their only loss earlier in the season. But Bishop’s fell in the Division IV Semifinals and No. 3 ranked Torrey Pines was an early round Division I playoff victim.

Mixing metaphors, the Islanders were the lone tree standing in the forest, with a target painted on their collective backs the size of the USS Ronald Reagan. If you were looking for additional elements to wring your hands over, Coronado didn’t look particularly sharp in their 1-0 Semifinal victory over Mission Bay. Also, Coronado was going to face La Jolla High School in the Division III Finals, a team the Islanders had knocked off twice already on their way to an undefeated season in the Western League. The Vikings were the same team that defeated Coronado in the Finals a year ago, under similar circumstances, by the score of 4-0.

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Friday 03/27/2020
2010 CHS Girls Soccer Team Wins CIF Division III Crown, Are Tops In County

With no sports to cover, prep or otherwise, we’re digging back into the Nado Natterings vault to revive some past articles about Islander championship teams from the past. As a reminder, when this was written, the CIF Sections were determined by a school’s student enrollment. This column is from March 10, 2010, and highlights one of, if not the best, Girls Soccer Team to represent Coronado High School.

-David Axelson

By the time the Coronado Girls Soccer Team took to the pitch at Valhalla High School Saturday evening, they were the lone No. 1 seed to advance to the Finals in San Diego County CIF Soccer, Boys or Girls. The Islanders were also ranked No. 2 in the CIF San Diego Section, second only to The Bishop’s School, which handed Coronado their only loss earlier in the season. But Bishop’s fell in the Division IV Semifinals and No. 3 ranked Torrey Pines was an early round Division I playoff victim.

Mixing metaphors, the Islanders were the lone tree standing in the forest, with a target painted on their collective backs the size of the USS Ronald Reagan. If you were looking for additional elements to wring your hands over, Coronado didn’t look particularly sharp in their 1-0 Semifinal victory over Mission Bay. Also, Coronado was going to face La Jolla High School in the Division III Finals, a team the Islanders had knocked off twice already on their way to an undefeated season in the Western League. The Vikings were the same team that defeated Coronado in the Finals a year ago, under similar circumstances, by the score of 4-0.

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Wednesday 03/25/2020
Coronado Recreation And Golf Services FAQs

Coronado Recreation and Golf Services has closed the Coronado Community Center, John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green, Aquatics Center, Tennis Center office, and the Club Room and Boathouse.

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Friday 03/20/2020
Coronado Islander Boys Lacrosse Team Loses Close Twice

After a decisive 13-5 win over The Bishop’s School to begin their season, the Islander Boys Lacrosse Team hit the proverbial bump in the road last week. They lost to Kingwood High School from the Houston, Texas area 14-9 in a rare Monday afternoon game which began at 2 p.m. Then Coronado lost two days later to Santa Fe Christian by the score of 8-7.

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Coronado Boys Golf Posts Score Of 189 vs. Poway At Coronado Municipal Golf Course

“It was fantastic,” said Islander Golf Head Coach Stuart Gordon of his team’s round of 189 last week against Poway. “If you look at it, we’re as good as Cathedral Catholic and others at the top. And still, we didn’t play as well as we could. The potential is really there. Easton Phillips shot a round of 32 at Coronado Municipal on four birdies and five pars. And he could have had more. It could have been a 30 or a 31. Everything was on the pin and spinning backwards slightly. He was really playing well. He didn’t hit a bad shot that day. He’s only a sophomore and his future looks good.”

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Coronado Boys Tennis Team Loses Close Match To Cathedral Catholic 10-8

Between the weather and the postponement of the rest of their game schedule, the Islander Boys Tennis Team (2-4 overall) was able to play only one match last week. That turned out to be a 10-8 loss to Cathedral Catholic. Islander Head Coach Mackenzie White said, “Our No. 1 and No. 2 doubles didn’t lose a set.”

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Thursday 03/19/2020
Coronado Islander Girls Lacrosse Dominating Opponents In Early Part Of Season

A couple of weeks ago when I first interviewed new Islander Girls Lacrosse Head Coach Caroline Dineen-Carlson about her team, I realized how talented they are. And as noted in our overview above, they stand at 3-0. Last week they hosted Cathedral Catholic and dominated the Lady Dons 15-4. Wednesday, they traveled to Rancho Bernardo and drilled the Colts 15-0. Unfortunately, a big test at home against Poway wasn’t played.

Dineen-Carlson said of the Cathedral game, “We played really well together. The score was just 5-3 at the half and we took off from there. We were a little sloppy early in the game, but we scored fast break goal after fast break goal.

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Islander Sports Overview

As has been often said over the past several days, as a nation we’re in unchartered waters due to the presence of the COVID-19 virus. In the sports world, once Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was diagnosed with the virus, it set off a chain reaction which has resulted in the shutdown of virtually all sports. Once the NCAA called off the Men’s Division I Basketball Championships, it hit home to me that the next couple of months were going to be unlike anything the sports world has seen.

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Islander Baseball On Four-Game Winning Streak

Baseball has a way of evening itself out over the course of an entire season. After an absurdly difficult three-game stretch to begin the season against Helix, Eastlake, and Grossmont, all in the Top 10 as the season began, the Islander Baseball Team’s season turned around. As we’ll soon see in some detail, Coronado has defeated in order Otay Ranch 5-3; Steele Canyon 7-2; Steele Canyon again 4-1; and Bonita Vista 3-2.

“It’s a bad time to have the season postponed, but what can you do?” said Head Coach Morgan Cummins. “March 2, we played at Otay Ranch and we got our first win of the season. Nico Sanchez got his first varsity start, pitched well and kept us in the game. He pitched 3.2 innings, gave up one hit, two earned runs and struck out one. The one hit he gave up was a 3-2 fastball that challenged the batter and he hit it just over the fence. Dylan Noble came in and pitched 3.1 innings and gave up two hits for his first varsity win. It was nice to see him step up. We need somebody to finish games and he set the tone for us out of the bullpen. The defensive play of the game came when Otay Ranch had runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth. Kanon Billings caught a line drive at second base and flipped the ball behind his back for a double play. We let them do that in practice on occasion and this time it came in handy. Catcher Brady Roulier got hurt on a foul tip and had to come out of the game. We moved Heath Miller from shortstop to catcher, Ryan Ward from third to short and Caden Sutherland to third. We had to shake it up on the fly. We hadn’t won a game to that point, so we took a risk, and everybody stepped up. Heath stepped in and did a great job behind the plate, with no practice this season at that position.”

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