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Coronado Boys Basketball Loses Twice Last Week, Home For Three Games This Week

Last week the Islander Boys Basketball Team knew they were facing a large task, literally, when they played at Poway High School to open their season. Coronado lost 70-56, as Islander Head Coach JD Laaperi explained. “They’re big. They didn’t start their 6-10 kid, but they did start a couple of 6-8 kids. When it was time for a break, they brought in the 6-10 kid and a 6-7 kid. It was a tall mountain to climb. For us, Wayne McKinney had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. He filled out the stat sheet. Mike Cunningham had 12 points and five rebounds. We were down 14-4 but closed to 21-20. Then Poway went on a 6-0 run to end the half. We thought we were right there, and the kids were feeling good at halftime. Then they got us 19-11 in the third quarter.”

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Thursday 12/05/2019
Coronado Boys Basketball Loses Twice Last Week, Home For Three Games This Week

Last week the Islander Boys Basketball Team knew they were facing a large task, literally, when they played at Poway High School to open their season. Coronado lost 70-56, as Islander Head Coach JD Laaperi explained. “They’re big. They didn’t start their 6-10 kid, but they did start a couple of 6-8 kids. When it was time for a break, they brought in the 6-10 kid and a 6-7 kid. It was a tall mountain to climb. For us, Wayne McKinney had 23 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. He filled out the stat sheet. Mike Cunningham had 12 points and five rebounds. We were down 14-4 but closed to 21-20. Then Poway went on a 6-0 run to end the half. We thought we were right there, and the kids were feeling good at halftime. Then they got us 19-11 in the third quarter.”

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Coronado Girls Soccer Team Off To A 2-0 Start On The 2019-20 Season

The Islander Girls Soccer Team under the direction of Head Coach Mike Costaglio is off to a fast start to the season, even after some initial challenges posed by the calendar and the club soccer season. “We lost a few possible play dates between Thanksgiving and Christmas because Thanksgiving was so early. We only had one practice session before our first game against Hilltop and one more before the game versus Olympian. We had tryouts the week before the first game and we lost a practice date for rain and another for uniform distribution. We went into both games relying on what we did last year and primarily on our players from last year. Both teams we played were in the same boat. Also we have players coming off their club soccer season, so it’s not like they hadn’t played for two months. We have 20 players on the roster, but only 14 were available. Some had injuries from the club season. Anna Valades will be out for most of the month of December and she contributed a lot last year. And we didn’t have Daisy Cuthbert, who was out with a sprained ankle.”

Costaglio has toughened up his schedule this season. As an example Tuesday, Coronado was scheduled to host La Costa Canyon, a Division I team at 5:30 p.m. And Thursday Escondido comes to town for another 5:30 p.m. game. Other non-conference games this season will be played against La Jolla, Francis Parker, Mission Bay and Point Loma.

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NCAA Night To Be Held Dec. 10 At Coronado High

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, Coronado High School will be hosting an informational NCAA Night starting at 7 p.m., for parents and athletes.

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Monday 12/02/2019
Coronado High School Cross Country Alumna Update

It turns out it was a big cross country season for the Hundley Family, as Abigail’s older sister Madden Hundley (CHS ’19) helped the Westmont College Women’s Cross Country Team to a second place finish in the Golden State Athletic Conference championship in Orange. Hundley finished in sixth place individually in the GSAC event, covering the five-kilometer course in 19:09.9.

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Saturday 11/30/2019
Coronado Girls Water Polo Team Falls To Murrieta Valley 14-9 In Regular Season Opener

When you consider the Islander Girls Water Polo Team and Head Coach Dave Throop have been together in an organized fashion for just 10 days, a loss in the first game against Murrieta Valley wasn’t totally unexpected. Throop discussed the game details. “We were down 6-1 at the end of the first quarter and 10-5 at the half. We made some early mistakes which allowed the game to get a little out of hand. Four or five of the goals by halftime were attributable to our inexperience. A couple of times we let one of their best players score on a one-on-goalie situation. Murrieta does a good job and they are physical. After the first half, we settled down. Another factor is they returned their whole team from last year and we didn’t. I’m still learning our personnel.”

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Friday 11/29/2019
Coronado Girls Basketball Doubles Score vs. Canyon Crest

Last week we noted, admittedly via a small sample size of one exhibition game played against University City, that the Islander Girls Basketball Team is going to be pretty good this year. Coronado opened their regular season schedule Saturday evening at Canyon Crest Academy and came away with a 48-19 victory. The score and location of the game could reflect one of two things. Either Coronado, as believed, is going to win a lot of games this season. Or it’s going to be a long year for the Ravens, as they compete in the Avocado West League, which is loaded. A third option is a theory often articulated by Michael Wilbon of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” which is both things can be true.

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Crista Izuzquiza Finishes In Tie For Third Place At State

Islander Crista Izuzquiza concluded her sensational senior year with a seven-way tie for third place at the 2019 CIF State Golf Championships held Tuesday, November 2019, at the Poppy Hills Course in Pebble Beach. She shot a two-over par round of 73. Caroline Canales from Calabasas High School, who won the event with a one under par round of 70, was the only golfer in the field to finish under par for the 18-hole championship round.

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Thursday 11/28/2019
Coronado Boys Basketball Team Opened Their Season Monday Against Poway High School

The Islander Boys Basketball season got off to an unusual start, as it was reported in a couple of media outlets the team lost a game to Olympian High School last week. It was unusual in the respect the teams weren’t scheduled to play and didn’t. Instead the Islanders, under the direction of Head Coach JD Laaperi practiced for their two games this week, both on the road.

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