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Roberts runs in triathlon

Susan Robers, of Crescent City, was the fourth fastest female in the 70-75 age group for the Olympic distance triathlon at USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee on Saturday. Copyright photo courtesy of Marathon-Photos.com
 Around 5,000 athletes converged on Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over the weekend for the 2015 Age Group National Championships, hosted by USA Triathlon. Among the masses of swimmers, bikers and runners was a 70-year-old Crescent City resident, Susan Roberts, who powered her way to a fourth place finish in the 70–75 division in a time of 3:32.38.

2015 Rodeo results

Jr. Rodeo results


Back for bull riding

Jordan Sturdevant takes his turn riding a bull as his brother and eventual champion Collin Sturdevant looks on from over his shoulder during the junior rodeo. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Juniors set the stage for a competitive day of rodeo at the Del Norte County Fair Saturday

Long before the California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association took to the arena on Saturday for the Redwood Coast Rodeo, the junior rodeo got things started in poetic fashion, kicking off with a parade of veterans stretching all the way back to World War II and wrapping up with an active member of the U.S. Army, PFC Collin Sturdevant, taking first place in bull riding as the last junior competitor of the day.

Impromptu winners

Jay Rhodes celebrates with the crowd on top of his still-smoking car at the conclusion of the Demolition Derby. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Tuff Trucks, Demo Derby fill stands on Sun.

Sunday’s main event at the Del Norte County Fair, the tuff trucks competition and demolition derby, drew hundreds of fans who came out to see a couple of locals pull out wins in both events despite their seat-of-the-pants approach.

Warrior Football: New traditions

Junior Dayton Skeen powers his way through the tire-flip portion of the relay race set up on Thursday afternoon of the Warriors first “Camp Grind” while coaches and teammates urge him on. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Warriors kick off inaugural conditioning camp after state law nixed annual trip to Gold Beach 

The Del Norte football program kicked off its 2015 campaign a little bit differently than the Warriors have in the past.

Warrior Memories: Hartwig shined on gridiron and mat

The 2015 school year is getting close to the starting date, which means my favorite season of the year is here — football season.

Crescent City Tri set for next weekend

The Crescent City Triathlon will take place next Sunday, kicking off at the Fred Endert Community Pool at 8:30 a.m. A kids triathlon will follow starting at 11 a.m.

Del Norte boys soccer set to start

The Del Norte boys soccer team will kick off its season bright and early on the first day that practices are allowed in California with an 8 a.m. start on Aug. 17 at the soccer fields. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the team will ramp things up with two-a-days, the second practice scheduled for 4 p.m.

Strong halibut bite in August may signal beginning of the end

Local anglers have been having luck searching for halibut in the deep waters off the coast this week and sportfishermen have as much as one more week to target the fish before the season closes back up on August 15. 

Cruz-ing through

Two-time NHRA funny car champion Cruz Pedregon made use of a few days off between races to come through Del Norte County on Wednesday for a tour of Pelican Bay State Prison on his way to Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle, which kicks off on Friday. Photos courtesy of Pendragon Racing
 NHRA funny car driver makes a stop at Pelican Bay to indulge one of his other hobbies 

With five days off between races in the National Hot Rod Association Mello Yellow’s annual Western swing, two-time funny car champion Cruz Pedregon traded in drag racing straightaways for the winding coastal highway that is U.S. Highway 101. Pendragon took the coastal route in order to swing through Del Norte County on his way to Pacific Raceways in Seattle for the Northwest Nationals.

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