The Del Norte High baseball team opened its 2009 season with a 4-3 win over Healdsburg on the road on Saturday.
Down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh, the Warrior mounted a comeback to earn the victory.
Head coach Pablo Lorenzi said that this is the first time in “a long while” that the team has opened the season with a win, and he was pleased overall with how his team performed.
General Chuck Yeager, right, with his released Smith River fish over the weekend. His guide, Albert Kutzkey, is on the left. Submitted photo
The Friends of Cal-Ore Fish hosted the Hank “Raider- Yeager” Derby this past weekend.
The event featured former Oakland Raiders great Jim Otto and Vance Mueller along with Raiderettes Erica Kofoed and Angel McCoy.
Also in attendance was longtime derby participant, General Chuck Yeager and his wife, Victoria.
Senior Logan Lesina of the Del Norte High baseball team prepares to throw the baseball to teammate Austin Holt during practice on Friday. Today, the Warriors open the season against Healdsburg in Arcata. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)
Face Healdsburg in Arcata at 2 p.m.
There was a rush of activity at the baseball field at Del Norte HighSchool on Friday, as the Warrior baseball team received their uniformsand prepared for their first game of the season.
After losing six seniors from last year’s squad that made it to theplayoffs for the first time in several years, head coach Pablo Lorenzisaid while the team features a lot of new players in key positions,he’s hopeful the Warriors can make a return appearance to thepostseason in 2009.
Sophmore Brandon Ford, the No. 1 seeded player for the Del Norte High boys tennis teams, gets ready to hit a ball during practice on Friday. Weather permitting, Del Norte will face Ferndale at home today.(The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)
The Del Norte High boys tennis team has opened its new season with a brand-new lineup.
All eight starters from last year graduated, which gave longtime head
coach Kirk Olesen only three players with high school tennis experience
starting in the squad’s first match of the year.
Local sports fans will have one more chance to see two-time Del Norte High state heavy weight champion Roger “Bronc” McCovey wrestle in California as a high school student if they don’t mind making the trek to Redding.
On Saturday, McCovey will take part in the 5th annual Oregon versus California Senior All-Star Dual meet at Shasta College beginning at 6 p.m.
The college is located at 11555 Old Oregon Trail in Redding.
The event will feature top wrestlers from both states in the 14 weight divisions facing off against one another.
Roger Boulby, McCovey’s father, said it was just decided this week that Bronc would take part.
|For the first time this season, the Del Norte High Track and Field team had its entire roster take part in a recently scheduled meet at Fortuna High School on Thursday.
Senior Cody Hoffman of Del Norte High, left, runs the anchor of the 4x100 boys relay at a meet in Fortuna on Thursday. Hoffman crossed the finish line first, giving DN the win in the non-scoring meet. Photo courtesy of the Eureka Times-Standard/Sean Quincey
The meet featured all the squads from the Big 5 Conference as well as Fort Bragg and St. Bernard’s.
While final team results were not available Thursday night, Del Norte Track and Field Coach Scott Lindsay said that “it went pretty good for the first full meet of the year.” A selected group of eight Warriors took part in a meet in the Bay Area last month.
Click read more for a list of winners from the 41st Annual 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament held in Crescent City last weekend.
Cheerleaders from Crescent Elk perform at the Jaycees Boys Basketball tournament cheer competition on Saturday. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The Del Norte High boys tennis team fell to Arcata on the road on Thursday.
The Warriors lost 0-9 to the Tigers to go to 0-2 for the year.
On Saturday, the team faces Ferndale at home starting at 10 a.m. at Del Norte High School.
The Del Norte High boys golf team finished second on Wednesday at Willow Creek Golf Course in Willow Creek with all scores in the 80s.
James Morrow, Christian Cain and Luke Polidore all finished with scores of 80.
Cole Lesley shot an 82, Dillon Wright shot 88, and Chris Davidson shot 89.
Coach Kirk Burrows was impressed with the team’s performance, saying he was “real proud of their hacks.”
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