Before the 1964 tsunami if you were to walk down the old Second Street, you would find on the corner of 2nd and I Trehearne Department Store. The owners of this store had a son who was an excellent basketball player. In those days if we had a player that was 6 foot 2, we figured we had a big one. Harry Trehearne was a 1949 Warrior graduate.
Harry was about 6-foot-6 with a lot of agility for a big man. In those days the Warriors did not play the extensive schedule that teams play now. During the 1948-49 season the team only played 14 games.
The league consisted of seven teams, Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Ferndale, Hoopa, South Fork, and Del Norte. Every school was played home and home, which accounted for 12 games, and Brookings was played in the only non-league games. The team was coached by Brick Bralich, who was only the coach here for one year. The team finished the season with an 8-6 record.
One of the losses was to our friends from north of the border. The league record of 7-5 included a big win over the Eureka Loggers. Back then when you beat Eureka it was time for the entire community to celebrate, and celebrate it did.