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Tsunami All-Starz Cheer racks up 1st-place finishes

The Tsunami All-Starz Cheer teams kicked off the month with a pair of national competitions in Portland on March 6-7 and Salem on March 13-14 and brought home plenty of hardware, including five first-place finishes and two more runner-up placers.

In Portland, the senior team was tied for first place after the first day of competition before taking second place overall. The All-Starz picked up a pair of first-place finishes in the sole and trio competitions in Portland.

Tough tourney for Warrior varsity

It was a tough trip south to Santa Rosa for the Del Norte baseball team as the Warriors competed in the El Molino Tournament Thursday through Saturday. After a pair of tight losses on each of the first two days, the Warriors pulled out an 8-0 victory over tournament host El Molino in its third and final game.

“Our hitting came alive. Our pitching was good — Johnny Calderon pitched the whole game — and our defense was good,” said Del Norte head coach Travis Johnson. “What was missing in the first two games showed up in that game.”

Del Norte comes up big to win tourney

It wasn’t as close as the final scores indicated, but the Del Norte junior varsity baseball team came up big when it had to in Santa Rosa to win the tournament.

The Warriors beat Kelsyville 3-2 on Saturday in the quarterfinals topped Santa Rosa 5-1 in the semifinals Friday and won the championship 19-3 by mercy rule.

“We had three outstanding performances from our starting pitchers,” said Del Norte JV head coach Sean Harper. “The kids did an outstanding job of running the bases and I thought we had a great defensive effort overall for the whole tournament. We made a couple mistakes in the championship game, but they hung in there and didn’t get their heads down.”

Lockwood paces HDN at Beau Pre

The Del Norte boys golf team competes in the third Humboldt-Del Norte League meet of the season at the Peau Pre Golf Course in McKinleyville on Thursday.

Warrior junior and two-time HDN individual champion Kobie Lockwood continued to distance himself from the rest of the league, shooting the lowest score overall with 74. Lockwood has shot the lowest score in each of the three league meets thus far.

Cameron Schults shot 93; Ben Slayton shot 99; and Taylor Westbrook shot 103 to round out the team score for the Warriors. 

The Warriors will be back in action on Monday, March 30, at Benbow Golf Course in Garberville.

Bottom fish bite in Brookings Harbor

Liz Brown of Medford holds one of several lingcod she caught Monday out of the Port of Brookings while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. Photo Courtesy of Andy Martin / Wild Rivers Fishing
With rivers still slumping, ocean fishing has seen good action in Brookings and Crescent City 

Not much has changed for local anglers in the last week. The Smith and Chetco rivers are running a little higher with a little more water, but not many people have been after steelhead this week.

Ocean fishing

It has been a good year for rockfish and lingcod fishing out of Brookings Harbor in 2015, and the bottom fish were still plentiful over the weekend, according to fishing guide Andy Martin of Wild River’s Fishing.

Warrior baseball faces tough pitchers

The Del Norte baseball team has had a tough couple days at the El Molino Tournament in Santa Rosa. The Warriors played Middletown on Thursday and fell 5-3. On Friday Del Norte lost 5-0 to Cloverdale.

Ex-Warrior runs at indoor championships

Jennifer Goacher, center left, poses with her mother Sherri Adams, her aunt Karen Scott and her stepfather Dan Adams at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Submitted
Goacher stars in 400 at Concordia 

The track and field season came early this year for 2012 Del Norte High School graduate Jennifer Goacher.

Although Goacher has been a standout on the track going all the way back to her days in Del Norte, the outdoor track season always begins in the spring. This year as a junior Goacher competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics indoor season with Concordia University Irvine, which began its indoor season Jan. 31.

The indoor season in Southern California is a little bit different than it is elsewhere in the country, however.

Warrior Memories: Track team provides many fond memories

I look at track competition at the high school now for both boys and girls and can’t help but think of how it has changed since I was a Warrior.

In my freshman year we had one track meet and that was the league finale held at Arcata High School. In my sophomore year we did attend a couple of more meets in the league. During my four years as a Warrior we never had a home meet.

DN Youth Wrestling opens season in Mack

The Del Norte Youth Wrestling team kicked off competition in 2015 at the McKinleyville Tournament. The Warriors took 30 kids to McKinleyville and all 30 placed in the top four in their respective age and weight brackets.

First-place finishers were Brandon Jones (11), Billy Lewis (9), Colton Schaad (7), Salvador Venegas-Ochoa (5), and Xzavier Ybarra (6).

Discs 'fly high' at free clinic

Scott Stokely plays an oceanside hole Wednesday at Beachfront Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Disc golf legend Scott Stokely helps locals improve their throwing game Wed. 

About 40 local disc golf enthusiasts gathered at the course in Beachfront Park on Wednesday afternoon to pick up some tips from one of the best to ever throw a disc: Scott Stokely.

“The first thing that I thought was, ‘Wow, what a diverse crowd,’” said Wild Rivers Disc Golf Club member Ron Cole. “There were all kinds of people there — people with autism, people who take care of autistic people, recreational disc golfers and a lot of competitive disc golf players as well. I disc golf about every day and there were people that I had not seen before.”


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