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Fitzhugh shoots 95 at NCS golf tourney

The Del Norte girls golf season officially wrapped up on Monday at the North Coast Section Division II Championships at the Windsor Golf Club. The Warriors’ top golfer, Siera Fitzhugh, shot a score of 95 to finish in the top 20 out of 74 golfers, but she finished outside the top nine, who qualified to move on to the NCS Division I Tournament of Champions.

The day started off in a heavy fog. Del Norte coach Allison Eckart said visibility was about 50 yards when the tournament kicked off at 8 a.m. The Windsor Golf Club also provided some unique challenges for Fitzhugh and the rest of the golfers from the Humboldt-Del Norte league.


Senior power: girls tennis wins on senior night

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Diane Lee finished up the regular season with a win on senior night, helping Del Norte to an 8-0 victory over Fortuna to secure a second-place finish in the Humboldt-Del Norte League with a 10-2 overall record. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Del Norte girls tennis team started off the meet against Fortuna by honoring its three seniors, and all three of them picked up wins as the Warriors defeated the Huskies 9-0.

Fortuna only had four players available for the meet and subsequently had to forfeit the No. 5 and  6 singles matches and the No. 3 doubles match.


Warrior volleyball sweeps Eureka

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The Warriors celebrate after securing a 25-8 victory in the first set against Fortuna. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Del Norte volleyball team took care of business at home on Thursday against Fortuna, sweeping the Huskies 3-0 (25-8, 25-21, 25-17) to stay within striking distance of Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 League leader Arcata, giving tthe Warriors a chance to move into a tie for first when they play the Tigers Tuesday.

“It was a quicker game than the last couple have been,” said Del Norte head coach Debbie Lorenzi. “Our passing was really good, and when our passing is good our hitting is going to be more efficient.”


DN football pushing through the bye

After a rough start to the season, the Del Norte football team heads into its bye week with a little bit of momentum after winning back-to-back games for the first time this season to improve to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5.

The Warriors’ non-league schedule was stacked with tough competition as Del Norte struggled to a 1-3 start. Including the team’s loss to Fortuna in league play, the four teams that have beaten Del Norte were a combined 27-2 before Friday’s games. Of those teams, only Cardinal Newman has lost this season, though the Cardinals are currently the highest rated team Del Norte has faced, according to Maxpreps.com.


Pair of DN alums enter CR Hall of Fame

On Saturday, 40 years after winning a California Junior College State Championship, Del Norte High School graduates Ron Otremba and Russ Olson were inducted into the College of the Redwoods Hall of Fame along with the rest of the 1975 football team.

“The whole thing was really neat,” said Otremba, a cornerback and wedge breaker on the kickoff team. “A lot of the guys showed up and two of the coaches were there. We had a big dinner and the new athletic director gave a speech about the team.”

The current College of the Redwood team completed the weekend with a 33-26 victory over San Jose City College to improve to 2-4 overall.


Girls soccer battles for a draw

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Sophomore Kes-e-loh McQuillen gets off a shot on goal from just outside the 18-yard box in the first half of the Warriors’ 4-4 draw with St. Bernard’s. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Del Norte girls soccer team started off fast against St. Bernard’s at home on Wednesday, but the Crusaders fought their way back into the game in the second half and the Warriors had to settle for a 4-4 draw.

Del Norte jumped into the lead just three minutes into the game when sophomore Brenda Paredes found Kes-e-loh McQuillen, who put the ball into the net for a 1-0 lead.

The Warriors added an insurance goal in the 32nd minute when freshman Johanna Cajita made a run off of a corner kick by McQuillen and chipped it into the upper 90 from about five yards out to give Del Norte a 2-0 lead heading into the half.


Hard charging Fitzhugh finishes 3rd in HDN golf league

The Del Norte girls golf team’s regular season came to an end on Monday at the Beau Pre Golf Club in McKinleyville. The Humboldt-Del Norte girls golfers were treated to some harsh conditions in the seventh and final HDN meet.

“It was showering. It was really really wet,” said Del Norte head coach Allison Eckart. “That makes it tough because the ball gets no roll, the shots are harder to make, and there is a lot more mud. It was showering off and on for five hours.”

The Warriors’ top golfer, Siera Fitzhugh, continued her strong play through the second half of the season, battling through tough conditions for a score of 87.


Warrior volleyball outlasts Loggers

The Del Norte volleyball team wasn’t on top of its game when its Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 match in Eureka began on Tuesday, but the Warriors fought back to win the final three sets to escape the Loggers 3-2 (15-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-15, 15-11).

“I think most of the girls were just afraid of losing. We played afraid out there, but I think the fear kind of left at about 15 points in the second game, and more anger came.” said Del Norte head coach Debbie Lorenzi. “At the end of the second game we started realizing what we had to do to win and we came through with a string of points there. After the second game I felt a little bit more confident that we could come back and win three straight games.”


DN cross country runs in Arcata meet

The Del Norte boys and girls cross country team was back in action on Wednesday with a meet in Arcata. The Warriors’ lone girl, Karlie Scott, turned in one of her fastest times of the season — 22:11 — to take 12th place overall.

“She ran an outstanding race, I thought,” said Del Norte assistant coach George Hartman. “22:11 is outstanding on that course. If you compare the courses, this is her best time of the year.”


Warriors boys soccer battles to a 2-2 draw

The Del Norte boys soccer team fell behind Eureka twice on Saturday, but both times the Warriors battled back to a tie for a 2-2 draw in Eureka — the second draw of the season between the Warriors and Loggers.

“The game was a difficult one for both teams,” said Del Norte head coach David Sanyaolu. “Neither could gain a lasting hold on the game. Our fighting spirit was on display yet again, coming back from behind twice to level the game.”


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