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An innovative new website was launched last Friday that is dedicated to enhancing the golf game for over 10 million mature, U.S. golfers. Fore! Sixty offers curated, age-appropriate products and relevant guidance from a team of experts including golf coaches Hall of Fame inductee Mike Wydra.

Fore! Sixty was created by two 60-something successful entrepreneurs, Jim Plumb and Ralph Fascitelli with strong athletic backgrounds and an ongoing, albeit often “one way,” love affair with the game of golf.

“All of us baby boomers have to sooner or later face the fact that the par fours we used to easily reach with a driver and a seven iron are often a bridge too far to reach in regulation,” said Coronado native and co-founder Plumb.

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Every athlete at every age has dreams; big or small, athletes dream of rising to the highest levels of their respective sport. The question is, how far and how hard will an athlete work to make those dreams into a reality? Those who put in extra hours and work hard even when no one is watching are often the ones that make their dreams come true. For anyone looking for proof of this, look no further than 17-year-old Coronado native CJ Fodrey.

On April 6, 2021, CJ signed a contract with the local professional soccer team, the San

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Weeks after she and her College of Charleston teammates won the College Sailing Women’s National Championship, Paris Henken (Coronado High School 2014) received college sailing’s top award. The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year is presented annually by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) to an individual who has performed at the highest level of competition in district and national championships. 

“Winning a National Championship with my team has definitely been something I’ve always wanted to achieve. Then winning Women’s Sailor of the Year on top of that was really amazing,” said Henken.

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The Coronado Rugby Club, the Islanders Sports Foundation and the City of Coronado have teamed up to bring Spellman Performance to Coronado in the Coronado Speed Camp, July 19-23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the camp is to help young athletes accelerate their dreams, train smarter and run faster.

This camp is designed to help young athletes master speed through biomechanics, advanced technical training and individualized programs. Spellman Performance Speed coaches will provide speed and agility training and a personalized speed profile for each junior athlete speed. Athletes undergo diagnostic testing that will give them insight into their overall acceleration and velocity. They will analyze force velocity profile (FVP), split time, kinematics, and technical proficiency.

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On Thursday, July 8, CalHiSports.com released its awards and honors for the State Player of the Year at each Division inside the State of California. Included among those who take player of the years honors was former Islander Point Guard and current University of San Diego Toreros Point Guard Wayne McKinney. The award comes on the heels of Wayne also being named the CIF San Diego First Team. 

McKinney, who has signed with the University of San Diego, is the highest-ranked prospect ever signed by USD.

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Seasoned sports photographer for the Coronado Eagle & Journal and a Behavioral Health Aide to the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), Kelley “Kel” Casey, was in attendance at the now infamous State Championship basketball game between Coronado High School (CHS) and Orange Glen. Casey, who’s been a credentialed photographer at Coronado’s basketball games since 2010, couldn’t have imagined going into the game that it would have such a profound impact on her life and the community. I sat down with Casey who wanted a chance to share her experience and unique perspective as a photographer that night.

The evening of the game Casey arrived a half-hour early, per usual, to get set up. “The very first thing I noticed was that there were a lot of Orange Glen fans sitting in the section where our students usually sit, so exactly opposite our home

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All Coronado High School students that are interested in a fall sport should register on the Islander Sports Foundation (ISF) website. Go to www.islandersportsfoundation.com and click on the “more” tab. Sports offered in the fall are: Football, Boys Waterpolo, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Co-Ed…

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When the 2021 Tokyo Olympics start on July 23, a little over two weeks from today, the eyes of the nation will be locked on the hundreds of athletes that will be representing the United States as they go for gold in their respective sports and events. 

But for those here in Coronado, our eyes should be glued to our television sets when USA Mens Water Polo hopes are on.

Why you may ask? The USA Mens Water Polo captain happens to be a Coronado local and Coronado High School graduate, class of 2000, Jesse Smith.

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On June 30 the California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF), concluded its investigation of the incident between Coronado and Orange Glen High School following the Southern California Boys Basketball Division conclusion 4-A Regional Championship.  

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The Coronado Islanders Boys’ Water Polo Team recently held its end of season awards banquet following the conclusion of its COVID delayed season. In Head Coach Laszlo “Laci” Gyori’s first year at the helm, the Islanders finished the regular season with a 7-8 record and returned to the CIF Open Division Playoffs before falling to La Jolla High School in the quarter finals. The season was highlighted by a thrilling come from behind, 14-13 overtime win over Westview High School. In a testament to the continuing strength of the program, it should be noted that the Islanders losses all came at the hands of fellow Open Division foes.

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The new concessionaire at the Coronado Tennis Center has hit the ground running at the busiest time of year. The staff at Impact Activities has been busy with programs aimed at tennis players of all ages and abilities. “We have an awesome staff and our whole team is on the same track meeting the needs of various levels and ages of tennis players,” said the center’s Tennis Director Joel Myers, who has been a tennis pro in Coronado for ten years.

“Now that our 24/7 online registration and court reservation system is running smoothly it has been great! Sam (Samantha Nelson, program administrator) has been amazing, working full time making sure everything is running smoothly,” said Myers.

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When I think of Rugby, I remember the film “Invictus” that galvanized South Africa in support of their Springboks or picture the New Zealand All-Blacks doing their Haka dance. But Coronado has its own Rugby star in Nico DiMatteo. DiMatteo is a rising senior at Coronado High who has been play…

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This past week the Islanders Baseball team held its annual end of the season banquet. For the Islanders, it was another successful season. Despite a slow start to the season, which can be attributed to the Islanders losing several close games of Division I and other top-ranked teams in the c…

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The CYS 10U All Star team has been having an outstanding run. The girls were selected in early May and they have been practicing and playing every weekend for the past several weeks.

The 10U All Stars won the Cool Breeze Tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. This past weekend, the girls beat Navajo and Santee teams to qualify for the 2021 Southern California State Championship. This is the first time in over a decade that a 10U CYS All Star team has qualified to move forward. The team will travel to Lancaster over the 4th of July weekend to play.

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Independence Day Holiday weekend tradition benefits the Islander Sports Foundation

Restaurants are packed again with indoor dining. SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo are open for business. Baseball fans have returned to Petco Park for the Padres, with no limit on attendance.

After more than a year of masks and restrictions because of COVID-19, life is getting back to normal and nowhere will that be more evident than in Coronado when the Crown City Classic celebrates its 48th anniversary this coming Saturday.

The event, which starts at 7 a.m., marks the first road race in San Diego County since the pandemic.

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CIF State Executive Director Concludes Investigation of Incident that Occurred After Conclusion of Southern California Boys Basketball Division 4-A Regional Championship

After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion of the Division 4-A Regional Basketball Championship game between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School, the CIF State Executive Director reiterates that discriminatory and racially insensitive behaviors toward an opponent contravene the principles of education-based athletics. In this instance, there is no doubt the act of

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The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club is delighted to offer Twilight Open Bowling on the John D. Spreckels Bowling Green every Thursday evening in July at 6 p.m.. The ever-popular Twilights were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic but have returned again for summer 2021.  Coronado residents and t…

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This past week the Coronado Islanders Men’s Lacrosse team handed out in 2021 end of the season awards that recognize individuals for either individual accomplishments on the field or for the role they played in the 2021 season. 

Taking home the title for 2021 team MVP was Neil Capin. As a junior, Capin lead the team with 36 goals on the season along with nine assists and 15 ground balls (GB). Capin was a constant scoring threat any time he possessed the ball and will certainly be a key factor in the team’s 2022 season next spring. 

For Attackman of the year, the hardware went to Daniel Bell. The hard-nosed attacker was never one to shy away from contact. His

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Coronado’s Annual Independence Day Run to Kickoff Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The countdown is on. The 2021 Crown City Classic will be held as planned, with more than 2,000 participants, on Saturday morning, July 3.

The race was held in a modified

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On Saturday, June 19, the Coronado Islanders defeated Orange Glen High School in the CIF 4A Regional championship. 

It was perhaps the finest 35 minutes of basketball played in San Diego County this season. But due to postgame controversy, which will be addressed, will most likely be long forgotten. 

The game started in favor of the visiting Patriots of Orange Glen as they jumped out to an early 8-2 advantage. The Islanders seemed to be unable to find their footing offensively over the first 3 minutes as only a driving bucket from Wayne McKinney would get Coronado on the scoreboard. Orange Glen would continue to grow their lead in the first thanks to yet another three-pointer making it an 11-2 game.

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Islander Baseball looked to fully embrace the underdog role this past week. The No.10 seeded Islanders looked to get their playoff run started as they faced off against the No.7 seeded Golden Eagles of San Pasqual. On paper, the two teams matched up quite similarly with very similar regular-…

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The track season finally came to an end last Saturday at the Division III CIF finals. Field events started at 3:30 p.m., with track events beginning at 5:30 p.m. Once again, we were at Valley Center High School.

Lindsey Balsley and Zane Delcore were first up, with Lindsey competing in the long jump and Zane in both the long jump and shot put. Fortunately, the long jump pit and the shot put ring were close enough, so Zane didn’t have far to walk too far between the two events. The schedule for field events is structured so that athletes competing in one event don’t have to compete in another at the same time.

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The Islander Girls Soccer Team, under the direction of Head Coach Mike Costaglio and Assistant Coach Jeff Roe, held their annual awards banquet. The Islanders were the City League Eastern Division Champs and made it to the semifinals of the Division II CIFs.

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Thirty-one years. That’s how long it had been since the Islanders Boys Basketball team had captured a CIF title. But on Friday night JD Laaperi’s team put an end to that long championship drought with a 51-48 thriller victory over top seed Orange Glen High School.   

Even before the opening tip, you could feel the intensity in the air, as the Islander faithful packed the stands of St. Augustine High School in a sea of green, black, and white. 

The game started in an oh-so-familiar fashion, as after senior Alex Crawford won the tip, senior Point Guard Wayne McKinney would drive right through the Patriots’ zone defense and drop the opening bucket for the Islanders. The zone defense of Orange Glen would give Coronado some minor fits for their first few possessions.

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At the CIF Track & Field preliminaries held at Valley Center High School last Saturday, June 5, seven Islanders moved on to the Finals set for June 12. The prelims included a Girls meet in the morning and a Boys meet in the afternoon to reduce the number of athletes and guests. Because the remaining number of athletes is now half that of the prelims, the finals are CoEd starting at 5:00 p.m. Again, we’ll be at Valley Center High School.

The Girls team advanced Sofia Van Arsdale in the 800, Abby Hundley in the 1600, Lily Clemons in the 3200, Claire Cook in both the 300 hurdles and the 400, and Lindsey Balsley

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The Coronado Islanders High School Boys Rugby Team won the division title Friday night defeating Mission Bay 41-31.

The Islanders started the match on fire with some hard running by flyhalf Joe Williamson giving Coronado a 5-0 lead. Mission Bay quickly responded with a try (5 points) of their own leveling the score at 5-5. Axel Hernandez was perfect on the night with his lineout throw-ins as hooker repeatedly hitting Elias Valdivia who was lifted skyward by prop forward Johan Nokolai, and loose forward Asa Valdivia. The Islanders took advantage of a Mission Bay penalty, setting up a lineout and

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The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay, the annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta, will be held on Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Hosted by Sharp HospiceCare, Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association, the event will support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which provides a unique environment for patients on hospice to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting.

The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug. 27 with an outdoor pre-race dinner and silent auction at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. All-day festivities continue on Saturday, Aug. 28, when guests will board yachts at the Coronado Yacht Club and cruise along the racecourse for a breathtaking view of the Regatta and San Diego Bay.

All proceeds from the Regatta support Sharp HospiceCare, an organization that provides comprehensive care and compassionate

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The 2021 Men’s Islander Basketball season has undoubtedly been one to remember. Boasting an impressive 18-5 regular-season record that included an 8-0 In league play that earned them a San Diego City League title, the Islanders looked to keep their winning ways going in the opening round of the CIF Division II playoffs. The No.2 overall seeded Islanders welcomed the No.15 seeded Army-Navy Warriors with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line.

The Islanders got the scoring started thanks to a corner three-ball from Zach

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In the last series of the Eastern League season Coronado fought hard but came up short against a talented Clairemont squad. On Monday, the Chieftains jumped all over the Islanders winning the game 8 – 0. On Wednesday, Dylan Noble took the mound pitching five solid innings, but the baseball g…

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It was playoff time for the Islanders Girls Basketball team this past week. Fresh off a 2021 City League title, the No.7 overall seeded Islanders looked to make a deep run in the CIF Division II playoffs. For their first order of business, the Islanders welcomed the No. 10 overall seed, the Tigers of Morse High School. Despite the low seeding, the Tigers had a successful season of their own, posting a 12-9 record in a very competitive eastern league. 

The Islanders would come out a little sluggish in the first quarter. The two teams would trade opening jumpers, with the Islanders getting theirs from Halle Shipton.

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There was a lot on the line for the Islanders softball team coming into last Thursday’s season finale versus the league-leading Chieftains of Clairemont High School. For starters, it was senior day, and the team honored the lone senior, and starting catcher, Sydney Dull. Not only would a win on Senior Day be a great way to end the regular season, but it also would give the Islanders a shot at being seeded in the upcoming CIF Division III playoffs. 

Junior hurler Marianne Akre would tow in rubber for the Islanders for their most pivotal game. The southpaw would make quick work of the Chieftains over the first three innings, as she would allow only two Clairemont batters to reach base. 

With Akre dealing, the Islander’s offense went ahead and provided the run support.

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In the Intermediate Division championship game played Wednesday May 26, Team Smith and Team Sandie faced off at Bradley Field. Pitcher Chase Jenkins smashed a 2-run homerun in the top of the third inning to put Team Sandie in the lead 3-1. Team Smith got a run back in the bottom of the third…

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The Islanders Women’s basketball team kept things rolling this week. With a four-game winning streak and an unblemished 7-0 record in central league play, the Islanders welcomed to town the Centurions of University City. With a win, the Islanders would clinch a league title but a would could…

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The Coronado High School (CHS) swim season almost didn’t happen this year with restrictions and many schedule changes due to the pandemic. The kids were eager to get in the pool and worked hard through a condensed practice schedule. With a year away from the program and less time in the water, the athletes maximized the success of the season by coming together and exhibiting a camaraderie that brought out the best in each other. Head coach Paul Folts shared with me the highs of the season and how well all the swimmers represented CHS and the community.

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Swim Lessons will begin June 21 at the Coronado Aquatics Center for all ages and skill levels. Lesson details can be found in our online Summer Recreation Guide at www.coronado.ca.us/register. This summer our Aquatics Division will offer lessons for kids, ages 6 months to 8 years old. Also, we have teamed up with Legacy Swim Academy, who will teach lessons for kids and adults starting at age four years and older. These lessons will focus on improving technique and swim stroke refinement. Visit https://legacyswimacademy.com/ for details about their lessons.

Registration for swim classes will be available for residents beginning May 26 at 9 a.m. and June 2 at 9 a.m. for nonresidents. Registration will be available online at

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The Coronado High School Baseball team hosted the Serra High Conquistadors Monday afternoon, May 24, in a tight, very well played ball game. Tony Miley looked sharp on the mound in what turned out to be a true pitcher’s duel. Neither offense could score through the first four innings as Mile…

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Wednesday, May 12, was Senior Night for Coronado High School Varsity Girls Golf. The final home match of the regular season, Coronado beat Steele Canyon 220-233. Seniors pictured from left are Madeline Deitrick, Annie Holland, and Samantha Lorr. 

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At the City League Track and Field Championships held last Thursday at Serra High School, we advanced eight athletes to the CIF Finals in 12 events. For the boys, the Delcore brothers each qualified in three events. To advance, you must win your event, meet a performance standard, or post a mark among the top 18 in the Division (At-Large).

Zane Delcore won the 300 hurdles to advance with 43.91. Jack Delcore was only 1.38 seconds behind in second place and advanced as an At-Large runner in eighth place among Division III athletes. Jack won the triple jump and qualified as an At-Large

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From an outsider’s perspective coming into last Tuesday’s first-round match-up versus Rancho Bernardo, it’s fair to see why some would have labeled the No.12 seeded Islanders as the underdog. But for those watching the Islanders play in recent weeks, it was clear their record didn’t truly re…

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Impact Activities is hosting a Tennis Day on Saturday, June 5, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Coronado Tennis Center. The event is for the tennis community to meet and greet the new management. There will be four courts of level-based adult tennis and one court for junior play for the first h…

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This past week The Coronado Islanders Tennis team sent several doubles pairings to compete at the CIF Division I playoffs, including singles players Isaac Del Rincon and Sinaia Haskal, Boys doubles team Ethan Harrington and Diego Girault, and mixed doubles entry Tiana French and Luis Madrid Safan and Girls doubles pairings Marla Steel and Ana de la Lama and Kate Perley and Sofia Yanez. All matches were played at Balboa park and were typically scheduled for either Tuesday or Thursday.

In Girls Singles, senior Haskal, who had already won her way into the playoffs after sweeping the back draw last week, continued her winning ways. She claimed her spot in the “feed-in round” play after winning her first two eight-game pro-set no-advantages games. Haskal would fall short of the Round of 16 play as she would lose the feed-in round match 6-8 to Bishop high School’s Oliva Weise.

In the Boys Singles, Del Rincon, the No.11 overall seed in

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Last Thursday, the boys and girls Track Teams wrapped up their season with the final league cluster meet at Crawford High School. The three teams involved were Coronado, Christian, and Crawford. The meet was the last chance to establish marks for entry into the league finals this Friday, May 28, at Serra High School. In the girls’ sprints, Lindsey Balsley placed third in the 100 with 13.77, followed by Caroline Cole (sixth), Maya Voltin (seventh), and Skyler Smith (eighth). In the 200, Voltin was fifth, Smith sixth, and Cole seventh. Claire Cook doubled with wins in the 400 (63.09) and 300 hurdles (51.22). Balsley, running the 300 hurdles for the first

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The CHS boys volleyball team were decidedly victorious in back-to-back matches against Point Loma, winning their first match 3-0 and the second match 3-1. The team qualified for playoffs. Seniors were recognized between the two matches. Pictured from left, Matthew Siefert, Danny Erskine, Jet…

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The varsity girls are having a great season behind the dynamic duo of Janie Ruttert and Halle Shipton. The Islanders hosted the San Diego High Cavers on Friday evening showcasing their offense and defense throughout the game. Coronado started in a full court press to slow the speedy San Dieg…

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Coronado faced a tough Patrick Henry nine last week dropping them from first place in the Eastern League. On Wednesday Max Murray took the mound and got out of a jam in the first when shortstop Ryan Ward ran down a flare into short left to end the inning. The Patriot bats were warming up in …

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Twilight Open Bowling will resume on the John D. Spreckels Bowling Green. The Coronado Lawn Bowling Club (CLBC) will host this activity on Thursday, June 3 and June 17. The ever-popular events were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic but many residents have been asking when it will begin again.

Coronado residents and their friends and visitors who have never before rolled a bowl can arrive at any time between 6