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DN shares title with Arcata again

The Warriors celebrate their secong-set victory over Arcata when the teams met in Thunen Gym in early October. Del Norte Triplicate file photo
Warriors sweep Eureka 3-0 in regular season finale; rematch in Arcata Thursday

For the second year in a row, the Del Norte volleyball team is on top of the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 standings, but once again the Warriors share that spot with Arcata.

Del Norte wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 (25-9, 25-20, 25-10) win in Eureka.

“I liked the girls’ attitudes,” said Del Norte head coach Debbie Lorenzi. “We communicated well, but we had a hard time keeping our quickness going because the ball came over the net a little slow.”

King of Clubs: FootGolf: The best of both worlds

All over the country golf is being punched in the gut by three bullies: price, time and difficulty. 

The next generation golfer is weighed down by debt, busier schedules (perhaps because of working two jobs to pay their debt) and the inherent frustration which arises from learning a demanding hobby.

Perfection in the Making

Del Norte junior varsity freshman running back Cole Harper goes past a Fortuna defender after delivering a punishing stiff-arm en route to a first down late in the Warriors’ 29-0 win over the Huskies at Mike Whalen Field on Friday. The Del Norte JV team is now 9-0 this season with one game remaining — on the road in Arcata. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Warriors need one more win this Friday to secure an undefeated season 

The Del Norte junior varsity football team continued its pursuit of perfection on Friday with a convincing 29-0 victory at home over Fortuna.

Although the Warriors finished the game with a healthy lead, head coach Dan Forkner thought his squad was a little sluggish in the first half. The JV squad was plagued by penalties in the opening half, including one that negated a touchdown. Del Norte clung to a narrow 6-0 lead heading into halftime.

Doubles Champs

Senior Jordan Babich, above, and teammate Debbie Yang earned white stars by capturing the Humboldt-Del Norte doubles crown on Friday in Fortuna. Triplicate file photo
Del Norte’s No. 1 doubles team of Babich, Yang win HDN’s top doubles bracket in Fortuna 

When the Del Norte tennis team returned to Crescent City from the Humnoldt-Del Norte league doubles championships in Fortuna on Friday, the Warriors brought back a league champion.

Del Norte’s No. 1 doubles team of Jordan Babich and Debbie Yang earned White Stars for their run to the HDN doubles crown.

Del Norte wrestling starts Nov. 10

The Del Norte 2014-15 wrestling team will begin practice on Monday, Nov. 10, in the multi-purpose room.

Youth basketball league signups

The Del Norte County Recreation Department is accepting registration for the 2014-15 Youth Basketball season.

The youth league is designed to teach basic fundamentals of basketball while stressing participation — every player will play in every game.

Conference Champs

Quarterback Steven Maready charges through the Huskies’ defense.
Del Norte uses big 2nd half to top Fortuna 35-13, secure first league championship since 2007 

For the first time since 2007, the Del Norte football team sits atop the Humbolt-Del Norte Big 5 standings after a 35-13 victory over Fortuna at Whalen Field.

The Warriors found themselves in a dogfight at halftime, leading 14-13, but Del Norte exploded in the second half for 21 straight points and ran away with the win.

“We did what it took,” said senior captain Napooi Shorty. “We came out soft in the first half, but the coaches said, ‘This is our house. We have to come out and do this. This is our only chance to win the league.’”

Warriors wrap up season with win

Seniors Sabrina Gonzalez, left, and Jade Aguirre, right, strike a pose as the team celebrates its 3-2 victory over Eureka with its annual post-last game shaving cream fight. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
First win over Eureka in 8 years 

The Del Norte girls soccer team finished the season on a high note, beating Eureka 3-2 in a closely contested season finale in Crescent City.

“Overall it was a very good game; it was very fun,” said Del Norte head coach Clar Byers. “Eureka was a little bit weakened, playing without a lot of their senior players (due to several injuries).”

Reel Deal: Recreational Dungeness crab season started Saturday

Steve Gomes of Ukiah holds a 47-inch, 44-pound king salmon he caught Oct. 26 while fishing the Smith River with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. The king hit a 5.0 MagLip. Photo courtesy of Andy Martin / Wild Rivers Fishing
Fall is a time of transition, and the same holds for fishing seasons. Friday was the last day for boat-based bottom fishing in the ocean for rockfish, lingcod and halibut, while Saturday was the first day for recreational crabbing.

And with a steady procession of rain storms, anglers have already transitioned into the Smith River salmon season, which is proving to be a great one with high numbers and high-quality chinook salmon.

Warrior Memories: Evolution of HDN: better than ever

A short time ago while I was substitute teaching at the high school a student asked me how the league has changed since I was a student at Del Norte.

There have been very significant changes.

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