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Sometimes being the new kid on the block can be tough. For the Coronado Islanders football team, they have been experiencing that firsthand these past two weeks as they feel two a second consecutive league opponent, Patrick Henry, by the score of 69-14.

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The Islanders Girls Volleyball team has certainly gotten things rolling in the right direction. Winners of three straight matches, the Islanders currently sit with a 5-2 record in league play, thanks to two victories last week over both University City and Mission Bay. This places them just …

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It seems as if every week the Islanders Girls Golf team seems to one-up themselves, and this week was no exception. With a 2-0 week, the Islanders capped off a 9-1 record in league play, a regular-season record of 14-5, and captured its third consecutive Western League title. A massive accomplishment for a team that has simply dominated all season and nearly every opponent who has dared to play them.

To start off their week, the Islanders defeated Our Lady Of Peace by a score of 208-218 at the River Walk Golf Course.

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With the 2022 Track Season just around the corner, I thought this would be an excellent time to introduce the new Islander Head Track and Field coach, Cameron Gary.

Gary is no stranger to coaching, either at the high school or the elite level. In addition to coaching at San Diego State University, where he holds the men’s Triple Jump Record, he’s coached at Helix, Monte Vista, Mater Dei, Olympian, and El Cajon Valley High Schools. He was the head coach at both Olympian and El Cajon Valley.

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The Coronado girl’s tennis team traveled to Scripps Ranch Tuesday to take City Western League foes, the Falcons. Coronado battled, but lost the match 14-4, with three winning sets coming from the dynamic doubles duo of Ana De La Lama and Kate Perley. Using exceptional approach shots and net …

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The best way to put together a competitive Cross Country Team is to have a lot of runners. As a general rule, around 10% of these will be competitive, and 1% will be superstars. Because of COVID, our team is small this season. We have only nine active girls and 10 active boys. We’re in the W…

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Coronado girls’ varsity volleyball team traveled Monday to take on the Marauders of Mira Mesa. In a tightly contested match, the girls fought hard but came up short 3 games to 1. It was a tough loss for the Islanders who stand at 10 – 12 on the season. Freshman setter, Emily Page was a stand…

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The Lady Islanders golf team is having a tremendous season leading the highly competitive Western League with an 8-1 league record. On Monday the girls teed off against Scripps Ranch at the rugged Torrey Pines North and outplayed the Pointers 216 – 245. Leading the charge was Bella Villarin …

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The Islander Boys Water Polo team took on the Foothillers of Grossmont High last Thursday, Oct. 7, in a non-conference match at the Brian Belt Memorial Complex. It was a fast start for the Islanders with Jack Hilinski firing a goal from center on the very first possession of the game. A trem…

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It was a picture-perfect evening last Friday, Oct. 8, for football and to celebrate Coronado High’s Homecoming. The Islanders, riding a five-game winning streak, hosted the Cavers from San Diego High in their first City League match-up of the season.

Coronado received the opening kick off and seemed to move the ball at will. Running back Zane Delacore zig-zagged his way for a 25-yard gain on the second play of the drive followed by Hudson Bartell’s power run for 12 more.

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The Navy SEAL Foundation will be hosting a fundraising event, the San Diego Teamwork Fitness Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event will support the Navy SEAL Foundation.

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Last week was yet another big week filled with big wins for the Lady Islanders Golf team. Coming into this last week Coronado knew their matches would go a long way in defining their 2021 season, and with especially all three matches being against league opponents.

First up on the ledger for Coronado was Our Lady of Peace (OLP), a team Coronado had already beaten once this season. The match would take place at the friendly confines of Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

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The Islanders Girls Volleyball team was back in action this past week, as they continued with their league schedule as they took on both Mission Bay High School and rival Christian High School.

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Coronado High School Boys Beach Volleyball is strong this fall. Players Cameron Krueger and Anthony Ferrell, seen playing here at Coronado’s Central Beach, also recently played in a Men’s CBVA (California Beach Volleyball Association) rated tournament in Huntington Beach and got third place,…

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It was a rather short, and yet a rather important, week of play for the Islanders women’s golf team.

The current leaders of the tough Western League, the Lady Islanders faced perhaps their toughest test this season as they welcomed league rival Scripps Ranch High School.

In the pre-match one would assume Coronado, would have the upper hand. Tuesday’s match

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When starting league play, every coach and player knows how important it is to start it off with a win. So when the Islanders Girls Volleyball team welcomed High Tech High to the Islander gym for the league opener, the ladies in green and white made sure to bring their A-game.

To start Tuesday’s match, Sept. 21, the Islanders claimed the first set 25-14 thanks to what has become the typical Islanders winning formula: Control on serve and fire off kill after kill.

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The Islanders Girls Volleyball team continued to trend in the right direction this week. After what one could call a “slow” 1-2 start to the season, the Islanders have bounced back quite nicely going 4-3 over their next seven matches, including two straight wins over Montgomery and Hoover. 

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Coronado Recreation and Golf Services is offering another chance for adults to try out a new fitness class. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 9:30 a.m., try Vinyasa Flow Yoga for free at the Coronado Community Center. Vinyasa Flow Yoga focuses on connecting your body movement with breath while promoting …

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It has been a season to remember thus far for the Islanders Girls Golf team. For those who have been following along, or are perhaps new to the hype train, these young Islanders are currently winners of six consecutive matches, own a team stroke differential of 28.42, and currently hold owne…

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Sure, Friday night lights are great. But Saturday nights at the BBMAC pool complex were perhaps even better, and those who were in attendance to Saturday night’s game between the Islanders Boys Water Polo and Vista High School were treated to an absolute thriller.

The Boys Water polo team, who came into Saturday night’s match-up hot having won

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The term blow out gets thrown around a lot in sports. Almost too loosely for my taste, but what the Coronado Islanders football team did to the Kearny Komets warrants being called a blowout.

For those around town who haven’t heard, the Islanders dismantled the Komets by the score of 78-0. It was the kind of game that

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Last Saturday, about a dozen Islander Cross Country runners tested their legs at the Mt. Carmel Invitational over the Footlocker Nationals Cross Country course at Morley Field.

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The Islanders Girls Volleyball team took care of business this past week. With two road games this week, it was fantastic to see the Islanders dominate in both of their matches versus Montgomery High School and Hoover High School.  

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It was a rather brief week for the Islanders Girls Tennis team. Coming off an impressive 18-0 win over Hilltop, Coronado looked to pick up its second win of the season as the team traveled to play San Dieguito

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Senior Blake Bergener looks for an opening to make a shot during a recent CHS water polo game at the BBMAC (Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Center).

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If there is one way to describe the Islanders game versus Mar Vista High School this past Friday, Sept. 10, it would be to call it a mismatch, as the Islanders easily trounced the Mariners 49-18.

“This team is playing with a lot of confidence right now and it shows,” said Islanders Head Coach Kurt Hines of the Islanders. “They’ve worked hard and have demonstrated that they know what it takes to win,”

Much like they did last week versus El Capitan,

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Coronado Lacrosse Club (CLC) is proud to announce their new Director of Coaching, Caroline Carlson.

A Coronado High School (CHS) graduate, she has been the CHS women’s varsity lacrosse coach since 2018. Carlson also coaches for an elite caliber of players at Coast Lacrosse Club. Her experience and knowledge of the game is vital to lead the coaches, players, and parents to grow into the next level of youth girls lacrosse and bring modern and advanced aspects of the game to Coronado’s amazing athletes. Carlsonprides herself on coaching high school student athletes to improve their skills and develop;

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The Islanders Girls Tennis team officially returned to action this past week. After one season of a mixed boys and girls’ team, the Islanders, and all of San Diego tennis, have returned to its traditional format.

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Because of COVID restrictions, the last time the Islander Cross Country team participated in an Invitational meet was nearly two years ago, in October 2019. Most of the team from that season have graduated. Except for a few upperclassmen, we’re starting over with a group of sophomores from l…

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The Coronado FC G2008 came out full strength this weekend in their showcase at the Hot Spurs Labor Day tournament. Beating Legends FC 5-0, Hotspurs USA 5-1, and Hotspurs USA 2009 7-0. In their final contest, the team defeated Hot Spurs USA 3-1 to bring home the win. Back row, l-r: Elèn Verdu…

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The Girls 2011 lost to the Crusaders Soccer Club 5-0, defeated San Diego United 4-1 and Hot Spurs USA 5-0 earning a spot in the championship game. After a tough contest, the girls were finalists. The regular season begins this upcoming weekend and wishing luck to all the Coronado FC teams. T…

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The Coronado FC G2006 kept their opponents scoreless throughout the entire Hot Spurs Labor Day Tournament. Defeating Hot Spurs USA G2007 3-0, Hot Spurs USA G2006 3-0 and Olympicos Soccer Club 3-0 paving the way to the championship game. In their final contest, the team defeated Hot Spurs USA…

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It’s always a great day to be an Islander. But for the Islanders Women Golf team, it was a great week to be an Islander, as the team cruised to a perfect 3-0 week that has spring boarded Coronado to an impressive 5-2 record early in the season.

To start the week the Islanders hosted Our Lady of Peace, or as they are more often referred to as OLP, at Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Leading the way for the Islanders for their Tuesday match would be Ines Izuzquiza as she posted a team-low one over par 37.

Only a stroke behind was Sophomore Bella Villarin who would also post an impressively low two over 38.

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It’s always good to start the week with a win, and that’s exactly what the Islanders Girl’s volleyball team hoped to do when they faced off against Foothills Christian last Wednesdays night at Islander Gym.

The Islanders set the tempo for the match right out of the gate. Coronado would jump out to a quick 8-3 lead in the first set in thanks to early kills from Maddie Ortiz & Chloe Berk and fantastic serving from Emily Page, Zoe Johnstad, and Sadie Proctor.

The Islanders would also benefit from several miscues by Foothills Christian, helping to extend their first set lead to 13-5, and forcing Foothills to call a timeout and attempt to regroup. But the timeout would only prevent the inevitable in the first set.

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It was a good ole fashion shootout between the Islanders and Vaqueros this last Friday night at El Capitan High School. In front of a rowdy and fun crowd, the two teams battle like two heavyweights, dealing blow for blow with the Islanders coming out on top 33-28.

“For much of the first two weeks our defense had been playing lights out and the offense wasn’t getting the results we wanted,” said Head Coach Kurt Hines “So to see the offensive execute very efficiently this week was encouraging”

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It was a bounce back week for the Islanders Girls Golf team this week. After two close losses last week at the hands of a very talented Rancho Bernardo team, the Islanders turned their attention this week to Poway High School.

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If you were to look up home-court advantage in the dictionary, a picture of the Islanders Girls Volleyball Team at the Islander gym may come up after the team’s 3 sets to 1 victory over Clairemont.

In the opening set, the Islanders jumped out to an early 14-10 lead thanks to strong serving from Phina Bustos and several great kills from Maddie Ortiz and Emily Wygal. However, after some miscues by Coronado, they allowed Clairemont to climb back into the first set as it became a one-point 17-16 lead for the Islanders.

But the Islanders would quickly grow that lead back to three after an ace from Zoe Johnstad, a kill from Ortiz, and a nice block by Chloe Berk to make it a 20-17 in the first set.

However, Clairemont would proceed to go on a 10-3 scoring run, which was again aided by several Coronado miscues, to help the Chieftains steal the first set 27-24 from Coronado.

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It was a nail biter at the BBMAC pool this past Thursday, Aug. 26, for the Islanders. Coming off just a one goal loss to Poway last week, Coronado looked to pick up its first win this season as they battled the Norsemen of Valhalla High School.

The first quarter in many ways was a strong indicator of how Thursday afternoon’s game would go. Both teams would remain dead locked at 2-2 for much of the first half thanks to excellent play from the Islander defense, namely that of goalie Sebastian Palomera who turned away many shots on goal, along with Thatcher Lytel, and Hunter Bosworth, both of whom consistently blanked their opponents and blocked shooting and passing lanes.

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The Islanders week two matchup was the definition of a grinder. And with another Friday night game packed with fans, the Islanders treated those in attendance to another thriller in their 13-7 victory over Sweetwater.

The first quarter set the tone quite well for how the rest of the night would unfold. The

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The Coronado Islanders Girls golf team returned to the links this week. The fall 2021 season will bring a return to normalcy for the Girls team. As with the relaxing of COVID-19 Protocol’s here in California players now have more free access to their teammates and coaches on the course.

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CHS Senior Jack Hilinski prepares to shoot on goal in the Islander Boy’s Water Polo home opener on Friday night. Hilinski scored 8 of the 11 Islander goals, but the squad came up just a little short vs. Poway.

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If you’ve been in Coronado for any length of time, you have probably seen Quinn Waitley buzzing through town on her electric powerchair. Most locals know her back story as one of the quadruplet Waitley sisters born to David and Heidi some 26 years ago. What many do not know is that Quinn is a highly decorated Adaptive Surfer, currently ranked sixth in the world and first in the USA having won first place for women in the prone-assist division at the U.S. National Championships in June. In fact, Quinn has been ranked the top-rated woman nationally in her classification for six consecutive years.

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With a sea of black worn by Islander fans and the excitement in the air before kickoff, there was no question that those who attended the Coronado Islanders’ football season opener this past Friday, Aug. 20 were treated to an absolute thriller. 

For the first quarter of the season opener, the defense would be the story for both the Santana High Sultans and the Islanders. After allowing the Sultans to gain 30 yards on their first three plays from scrimmage, the Islanders’ front four quickly tightened up.

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The Coronado Boys golf team completed its past season with a 10-6 record after playing a highly competitive schedule. The Islanders were second in league play, finishing with a differential of 22.06. They were led by Head Coach Stuart Gordon, who completed his 18th year of high school coaching, six of those years leading the Islanders.

One of the season’s highlights was a victory over Army/Navy at Coronado Golf Course, in which the Islanders recorded their lowest score of the season, a 186, with all six players scoring under 40 for the 9 holes.