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Islander Football Team Dominates Clairemont 52-7

The Islander Football Team rebounded nicely Friday night at home after a loss to Serra last week. Coronado dominated the Clairemont Chieftains 52-7. Included in the one-sided Central League victory were several notable plays, including a 97-yard touchdown jaunt by Tyler Buckley around left end. Buckley outran the entire Chieftain secondary, who collectively never laid a finger on the senior Co-Captain. Buckley also scored on a 10-yard touchdown run for the first score in the game and for the evening, gained 118 yards on just four rushing attempts.

For a game as one-sided as this one became, it was close early. The score at the end of the first quarter was 8-0, courtesy of Buckley and a two-point conversion run by running back Devin Schulte. The Islanders scored twice in the second quarter, with the first tally coming on a six-yard touchdown run by Ash Bibbes, followed three minutes later by 28-yard scoring run by Schulte.

After the initial two-point conversion, the game quickly became the Nadia Quijano Show, as the senior placekicker was called upon to convert the first of six consecutive extra point attempts, without a miss. Quijano, who not surprisingly is a member of the Islander Girls Soccer Team, blasted all six kicks through the uprights, with the Chieftains applying defensive pressure on several of the attempts. Over two decades of covering Islander Football games, I have probably seen a dozen male placekickers who didn’t have the ability Quijano has.

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Sunday 10/20/2019
Islander Girls Volleyball Team Battles Tough On The Court

Islander Girls Volleyball Head Coach Adeile Ahmu provides an overview of her team’s past week of competition and a look forward to this week. “Tuesday, Oct. 8, we wrapped up Round One of Eastern League play against High Tech High San Diego with a loss in three games. The Lady Islanders took another loss against the Mission Bay Buccaneers Thursday.

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Islander Boys And Girls Cross Country Update

Islander Cross Country Head Coach George Green supplies news regarding his two teams. “The Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams, after a few early season invites and two weeks with no meets to concentrate on training, had their first league meet of the season last Thursday.

The event was a cluster meet with the Western League schools at Morley Field. The Varsity Girls team finished in third place with 70 points behind Cathedral Catholic with 23 points and Scripps Ranch with 63 points. A seven-point finish behind a Division I school with 44 girls on its roster is not too shabby. La Jolla, University City and Serra were the other teams in the race.

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Islander Boys Water Polo Falls To Steele Canyon 10-9

Thursday of last week, the Islander Boys Water Polo Team hosted Steele Canyon High School and lost a tight game 10-9. The contest started with a goal by the Cougars, answered minutes later by an Islander goal from Tyler Wilson, and then a goal from Carlos Morales on assist from Calvin Peckham. Steele Canyon countered with a goal two minutes later. At the 1:30 mark, Peckham scored on a long distance shot, which was followed by the equalizer from the Cougars 15 seconds later. The score was tied 3-3 at the end of the first quarter and it looked like we were about to be treated to a good game.

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Friday 10/18/2019
Islander Girls Tennis Wins Twice, Runs Record To 13-1

Last week the Islander Girls Tennis Team continued to cut a wide swath through the Western League, defeating Patrick Henry 13-5 and they followed that up with a 15-3 win over the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. The two victories allowed Coronado to remain undefeated in the Western League, with one regular season match left this season, which is at La Jolla High School Tuesday afternoon.

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Islander Girls Golf Goes 1-2 Last Week, Still Ranked No. 8 In San Diego CIF

Last week the Islander Girls Golf Team began their week with a 215-280 win over La Jolla High School in a match played at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Mary Damian was the medalist for Coronado with a 37, followed by 41 for Samantha Lorr, a 42 from Annie Holland, a 47 from Mariella Avanni and a 48 from Natalia Avanni.

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Thursday 10/17/2019
Islander Football Team Dominates Clairemont 52-7

The Islander Football Team rebounded nicely Friday night at home after a loss to Serra last week. Coronado dominated the Clairemont Chieftains 52-7. Included in the one-sided Central League victory were several notable plays, including a 97-yard touchdown jaunt by Tyler Buckley around left end. Buckley outran the entire Chieftain secondary, who collectively never laid a finger on the senior Co-Captain. Buckley also scored on a 10-yard touchdown run for the first score in the game and for the evening, gained 118 yards on just four rushing attempts.

For a game as one-sided as this one became, it was close early. The score at the end of the first quarter was 8-0, courtesy of Buckley and a two-point conversion run by running back Devin Schulte. The Islanders scored twice in the second quarter, with the first tally coming on a six-yard touchdown run by Ash Bibbes, followed three minutes later by 28-yard scoring run by Schulte.

After the initial two-point conversion, the game quickly became the Nadia Quijano Show, as the senior placekicker was called upon to convert the first of six consecutive extra point attempts, without a miss. Quijano, who not surprisingly is a member of the Islander Girls Soccer Team, blasted all six kicks through the uprights, with the Chieftains applying defensive pressure on several of the attempts. Over two decades of covering Islander Football games, I have probably seen a dozen male placekickers who didn’t have the ability Quijano has.

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Monday 10/14/2019
CHS Islander Cross Country Report

George Green, Islander Cross Country Head Coach, brings us up to date on his team and the Coronado Middle School Cross Country squad, which is off to a great start. “There has been no Cross Country news for the past two weeks, because we’ve been training through the last few Invites. That changes this week with our first league cluster meet at Morley Field Thursday.

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Friday 10/11/2019
Islander Girls Volleyball’s Record Stands At 11-10

Islander Girls Volleyball Head Coach Adeile Ahmu checks in with a quick report on her team. “We had another tough week, losing to University City and OLP last week. Although the Lady Islanders struggle to find their groove again, they continue to practice and work hard for a comeback this week.

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