Las Vegas Sun

November 27, 2014

Currently: 49° — Complete forecast | Log in

Coronado High School

Photo: Liberty High's Kai Nacua celebrates with teammates
Liberty makes quick work of Coronado for Sunrise title, has confidence it can compete next week against Gorman
Saturday, November 24, 2012
high school football: Blowout victory against Coronado gives Liberty its first appearance in the state title game, where they'll face three-time defending state champion Gorman
Kai Nacua could have easily been rattled. The Liberty High quarterback fumbled on the first play of Saturday’s Sunrise Regional championship game against visiting Coronado, committing a turnover that was scooped up by a Coronado defender and returned for a 13-yard touchdown. Just eight seconds into the game and the two-time defending region champion Patriots trailed by a touchdown. But, with Nacua guiding the offense, the deficit lasted just a few minutes. Nacua backed up claims that he’s one of the state’s best players, accounting for seven touchdowns and single-handedly taking the game over in a 59-20 Liberty win.
Photo: Liberty players sing their fight song after defeat
State or bust: Liberty hopes the third time is a charm in state semifinals
Thursday, November 22, 2012
high school football: Liberty has lost the past two years in the state semifinals, will face rival Coronado at 1 p.m. Saturday with a berth in title game at stake
When Rich Muraco took over as the Liberty High football coach in 2009, the Patriots had never made the playoffs and had won just 14 games in the school’s previous six years of existence. Some four years later, they will play for their third straight Sunrise Regional championship at 1 p.m. Saturday against visiting Coronado. The goal was simple during Muraco’s first season: Make the playoffs.
Photo: Coronado's Brock Taeubel breaks away for a 78-yard
The best season in Coronado history now includes a berth in state semifinals
Friday, November 16, 2012
high school football: First-year coach Brad Talich getting the most out of team that hadn't been to playoffs since 2005
The Coronado High football team won two league games the past three seasons. However, that was an old era of Cougars football, before first-year coach Brad Talich took over the program. With Talich leading the way, Coronado is having its best season since the school opened in 2001. That season is going to last at least one more week. Coronado’s Derrick Keller had a pair of touchdown runs Friday night against host Green Valley in the Sunrise Regional semifinals, and the Cougars defense was stingy for most of the night in a 29-14 victory.
Photo: Coronado wide receiver Jackson Cofer comes down wi
Coronado eliminates Las Vegas to set up rematch with Green Valley
Friday, November 9, 2012
high school football:
One of the best football seasons in Coronado history will last for at least one more week. Coronado notched its first playoff victory since 2003 Friday night, never trailing in a 21-7 win over Las Vegas High in the Sunrise quarterfinals.
Photo: Coronado head coach Brad Talich celebrates their 2
Chris Laliberte scores all of Coronado's points in comeback win over Basic
Saturday, November 3, 2012
high school football: Coronado takes second place in the Southeast division for best finish in nine years
No one could blame Coronado senior Chris Laliberte for struggling to come up with the words to describe his team’s 24-20 victory over Basic. Before Friday night, the receiver/kicker had never caught a touchdown pass. He scored all three of the Cougars' touchdowns against the Wolves.
Coronado defeats Del Sol for third straight victory
Thursday, October 25, 2012
high school football:
Bring on Basic. That was Coronado’s attitude after the Cougars improved to 6-2 on the year by beating Del Sol 42-32 Friday night.
Special teams come through for Coronado in win over Foothill
Saturday, October 20, 2012
high school football:
Two of the biggest plays in Coronado’s 41-22 Homecoming victory over Foothill Friday night came on special teams.
Photo: Coronado football players Brendan Larsen, Jason Wa
Coronado gets chance to rest starters during 35-7 victory against Eldorado
Saturday, October 13, 2012
high school football:
Coronado will be well rested and ready when takes the field again next week. On Friday night at Eldorado High, Coronado led 28-0 at halftime of an eventual 35-7 victory and coach Brad Talich sat his starters for the second half.
Photo: Liberty coach  Richard Muraco yells to his players
Liberty beats Coronado in memorable rivalry matchup
Friday, October 5, 2012
high school football:
Ball-control won out on this night, as Liberty overcame a number of big plays from Coronado to win its homecoming game 35-29.
Coronado bounces back from loss with big night at Rancho
Saturday, September 29, 2012
high school football:
Reviewing his team’s first loss of the season, Coronado coach Brad Talich came to the conclusion that the Cougars needed to be able to pick up more tough yards on the ground with a lead.
Photo: Green Valley football players Sam McAloon, Keti Sa
Green Valley scores 22 in the fourth quarter for wild 33-26 win against Coronado
Saturday, September 22, 2012
high school football:
When you run a no-huddle passing offense, no game is out of reach. Both teams fit that bill when Coronado High visited Green Valley High on Friday night, but it was the Gators that best exemplified the never say die mentality of it.
Coronado improves to 2-0 by blanking Valley
Saturday, September 15, 2012
high school football:
The Coronado High football team is arguably the most improved squad in the Las Vegas Valley. The Cougars, which haven’t reached the playoffs since 2005, won in convincing fashion Friday for the second straight week in a 68-0 victory against host Valley.
Photo: Coronado football players Brendan Larsen, Jason Wa
Top 10 rankings: It was just one game, but this team earned its spot
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
high school football:
There’s a new team in the Sun’s ranking this week: Coronado. Yes, Coronado. Coronado, which hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2005 and is typically the worst team in the Southeast League, was that impressive in a 41-17 win against Silverado.
Photo: Coronado football players Brendan Larsen, Jason Wa
Fast start helps Coronado win opener against Silverado
Thursday, September 6, 2012
high school football:
Kevin Lucero and Jackson Cofer hooked up for a pair of first-half touchdown passes Thursday to lead the host Coronado High football team to a 41-17 season-opening victory against Silverado. Lucero passed for five touchdowns and rushed for another, and the Cougars started fast in leading 34-0 at halftime.
Photo: Coronado football players Brendan Larsen, Jason Wa
Coronado hoping to take the next step in its progression
Thursday, September 6, 2012
high school football:
The improvements the Coronado High football team made toward the end of last season were obvious. Instead of suffering ugly defeats in the tough Southeast League, the Cougars were more than competitive in giving several perennial playoff-qualifiers a competitive game.

Most Popular

  • Viewed
  • Discussed
  • E-mailed