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Warrior Memories: Boys basketball officially begins

In 1921 and 1922 a group of Del Norte High School boys had the dream of someday being able to play basketball at the high school level.

The school had no gym, so like the girls that had to play in the jail house exercise yard, the boys practiced by shooting at a hoop in the band stand at the plaza which is now the baseball park. They had hopes of playing in an invitational tournament in Arcata, but with no coach their dream didn't come true.

This group did not give up and in 1924 the gym that is now the recreation department gym was completed.

Cyrus Quick, who was the high school principal, was their coach for the 1924-25 season which became the first official basketball season for the Warriors.

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