And Volleyball Makes Six to State


Once again, Coronado is sending a fall sports team off to the State Championships this year!  The last team, and the one with the best ranking headed in, is our # 5 ranked Volleyball team!


Hosting the Regional tournament this past Saturday in front of ten of student fans and a lot of parents and teachers, the Cougars dispatched TCA 3-0 and then had to sit around and wait before sending the Holy Family Tigers back home 3-1.  When Athletic Director Mr. Porter handed the team the CHSAA Regional Champion plaque, the girls went nuts over the chance to go back to State after missing out last year.


During their games, the girls played like they were on a mission.  Makayla Brown, 11, started off the TCA match with seven straight serves for points.  Brown racked up 8 Aces on the tournament. “Regionals put me in a whole new mindset for State.  This is our moment, this is the payoff for all the hard work we’ve done. Now we just have to show off.”


Proving to be the most prolific killer on the court, Maycie Rogers, 11, racked up a kill count of 19 against the Titans of TCA and another 15 against the Tigers.  Additionally, Stacia Smith, 11, tallied 11 kills against the Titans with some really devastating hits. Taylor Norman, 12, honorary stat keeper for the tournament, says that “Maycie hits very consistently and Stacia hits HARD.”


If Rogers and Smith pulled the trigger on all of those kills, Rachel Scott, 11, loaded up their weapons with her 64 assists on the tournament!  The third ranked assister in the state, Scott proved instrumental in putting the team in an offensive position to win while Anna Griffin, 12, pulled 41 balls off the ground to save the Cougars when the enemy got their shots past our prolific blockers.  Griffin said that “This is what we’ve been working towards all season. It was a now or never moment on the court. This was the last time I was going to play on the Coronado court so I put it all out there, no regrets.”


On to State.


Up next for the Cougars is the State Tournament up in Denver.  The squad plays #12 D’Evelyn at 9:30 this Thursday morning and their fate is determined from there.  If they win, they go on to play Mead in a grudge match against the team that took them out of the playoffs last season.  If they keep winning, they will then play the winner of the Pueblo County vs Disco Canyon/Palmer Ridge game…and the Cougs have beaten all three of those teams this year!  


Wish the ladies luck as they head up to try to get another banner on the wall!