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Local man boxing at Cher-Ae Heights

Del Norte boxer Sam Nunes of Warrior MMA is scheduled to take the ring at the Cher-Ae Heights “Quest for the Title” this Saturday.

Nunes will box Gabriel Huallance in a light heavyweight bout (195 pounds) sanctioned by the International Sport Combat Federation. In addition to boxing, the event will also showcase Mixed Martial Arts championship fights as well as Muay Thai kickboxing. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. with fights starting at 7 p.m.

Tigers spoil Warriors baseball home opener

Del Norte falls 15-1 to Arcata 

The Del Norte baseball team had a rough start to Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 league play on Wednesday. The Warriors hosted Arcata at Three Amigos Field and the Tigers jumped on top early and never looked back with a 15-1 victory over Del Norte in a mercy-rule shortened five inning game.

Arcata struck fast for four runs in the top of the first inning. After Del Norte got one run back in the bottom half of the inning the Tigers ripped off three straight three run innings to grow their lead to 13-1.

“We had no intensity,” said Del Norte head coach Travis Johnson. “You can’t come out flat for a game against a good team.”

Johnson said that Del Norte has had some troubles here and there with playing with energy throughout nonconference play, but Wednesday’s game reached new levels.

“I have seen that before this year for parts of a game, but never for a whole game,” Johnson said. “I was proud of my underclassmen. My freshmen and some of my sophomores played a heck of a game and tried hard. We just need to all come together and play that way.”

With the loss, Del Norte drops to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in the H-DN Big 5. The Warriors will try to turn things around on Friday when they travel to Arcata for a rematch. Del Norte will play a doubleheader against the Tigers starting at 3 p.m.

Before the Warriors make the trip, however, Johnson said they need to make sure they are mentally ready to go.

“We need to correct our intensity level and our willingness to practice hard and play hard,” Johnson said. “We need to get back to that because right now we are flat.”

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Hanging tough at home

Kobie Lockwood chips a shot up and onto the green on hole three at Del Norte’s only home golf meet of the year. Lockwood took first by one stroke. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
No. 1 golfer Lockwood wins meet; two freshmen shoot lowest scores of the year at DNCG

The Del Norte boys golf team took advantage of its only home meet of the season on Monday as all four team members turned in solid scores.

“The kids played well,” said Del Norte head coach Kirk Burrows. “I think everyone is pleased with their scores. It was a good day and a good time.”

Although it was overcast with occasional drizzle off and on at Del Norte Golf Course, the weather held off just long enough for everybody to complete their round. Roughly five minutes after the last score card was turned in, the rain started coming down.

Warrior AAU has strong showing in Chico

The Warrior AAU seventh-grade boys team took first place at the Showtime Hoops Tournament in Chico for their second title of the year. Submitted
Seventh-grade boys take home Showtime Hoops title to stay undefeated

The Warriors AAU basketball program was back in action this weekend for its second tournament of the year at the Showtime Hoops Tournament in Chico.

Del Norte had six teams in attendance, with four boys teams and two girls teams, and each of them managed to pick up at least one win.

“Overall it was a great turnout for Del Norte to have six teams travel as far as Chico,” said seventh-grade boys coach Frank Dowd. “It was great to see all the kids there experiencing competitive basketball.”

DN baseball goes 1-3 at Shasta Bass

The Del Norte baseball team went 1-3 last week at the Shasta Bass Tournament in Redding. The Warriors lost 3-0 to Pleasant Valley and 3-2 to Gridley on Wednesday before bouncing back for a 13-3 victory over ACA early Thursday. Del Norte dropped its final game of the tournament to Etna.

Del Norte sweeps B-H Rotary Invitational

The Del Norte track and field team performed better than the competition at the Brookings Harbor Rotary Invitational on Saturday with both the boys and girls teams taking first place overall with 128.5 and 144 points respectively. Although the Warriors ran fast enough to win the meet, head coach Samuel Escobar said they were still a touch slower than they were before spring break.

“Part of it can be attributed to a lull in their training this past week,” Escobar said. “The weather also wasn’t very conducive to PRs because it was raining for most of the meet.”

Reel Deal: Lots of fish in the sea

Ralph Trigo of Grants Pass holds one of several lingcod he caught Wednesday with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing out of Brookings. Photo courtesy of Andy Martin / Wild River Fishing
The rains over last weekend and early in the week have boosted flows and color on the Smith River, allowing anglers another good chance to land some steelhead. Meanwhile, ocean fishing in Brookings picked back up this week to allow recreational fishermen several local options.

Smith River

The Smith River saw a steep increase in flows early in the week. Measured at 7.5 feet at Jedediah Smith State Park Monday afternoon, the river jumped as high as 10.06 by Tuesday morning.

Warrior Memories: Templeton’s big bat wowed DN, Merchant fans

When I look back at baseball in Crescent City the name Lee Templeton always comes to mind. Lee and his family moved to Del Norte in 1949, just in time for Lee to start his freshman year as a Warrior. Lee was big as a freshman, standing about 6-foot-4 and weighing 200 pounds. He showed right away that size was placed in a very athletic body.

Since Lee was 15 as a freshman, he was allowed to play varsity football and he played it well all four years. When football ended he took to the basketball courts, where he again proved to be an outstanding player. During his high school career he made the All-Humboldt-Del Norte League team in all three sports — football, basketball and baseball.

Del Norte boys golf competes in Arcata for fifth league meet

The Del Norte boys golf team was back in action on Thursday after over a week off for spring break.

The Warriors’ top golfer, Kobie Lockwood, came in second individually with a score of 81. It was the first second-place finish for Lockwood this season after shooting the lowest score at each of the first four Humboldt-Del Norte golf meets. 

Cameron Schultz shot 92; Ben Slayton shot a 96 and Taylor Westbrook shot a 104 for the Warriors. Del Norte will be back in action on Monday at the Del Norte Golf Course. The meet begins at 11 a.m. 

Back After Break

Alec Westbrook takes a swing during the No. 1 doubles match. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Del Norte tennis makes return to court Wednesday with 8-1 loss to Eureka

The Del Norte boys tennis team was back in action Wednesday after more than a week away from competition. The Warriors fell 8-1, including two forfiets, to Eureka in the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

“This is the first time that we have played Eureka,” said Del Norte head coach Jim Holt. “They are a well coached team, and they have some good players.”

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