Lesina scores 19 for Del Norte in 59-39 home loss
Del Norte High came out determined to do well against Big 5 Conference champion McKinleyville Thursday night in the final game of the season for the lady Warriors.
Del Norte High girls varsity basketball seniors pose for a photo. From left, Kaylie Rook, Michelle Stacey, Emma Wilson and Jaclyn Hadfield. Not pictured is senior Krista Haban who played until recently. She is out for the season due to illness. The Warriors ended the season against McKinleyville Thursday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
On senior night, Del Norte rushed out to a 7-2 lead, giving the home fans a lot to cheer about.
After losing by 52 to Fortuna in their previous home game, it was obvious the Warrior girls wanted to improve on that performance.
While the Panthers came back, Del Norte was down by only two points at 20-18 at the end of the first quarter.
ARCATA — The Del Norte High boys wrestling team ended Humboldt-Del Norte Conference dual play with a perfect record.
On Wednesday the team downed Ferndale 66-18 and Arcata 46-32 to finish the HDNC at 8-0.
On Saturday the Warriors take part in the North Coast Section dual meet championships at Eureka High School.
The following weekend, Del Norte looks to win their second straight conference title at the HDNC Championships in Arcata.
Each team in the conference gets two points for each dual meet win, which goes towards the point total at the HDNC Championships.
Del Norte High students perform a dance routine during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game. Photo by The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson. For more photos of the halftime festivities go to triplicate.mycapture.com
|Del Norte High School three-sport athlete Taylor Duncan signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to accept a track and field scholarship to the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Division 1-A program.
Taylor Duncan signs his letter of intent to accept a track and field scholarship to the University of California, Santa Barbara during a signing ceromony at Del Norte High School on Wednesday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Duncan made it to state in the pole vault last year as a junior and set the Big 5 Conference record in the event with a jump of 14.4 feet.
He was the Warriors’ starting quarterback last fall and is currently a starter on the boys basketball team.
“It’s cool,” Duncan said. “It’s a hard school to get into.”
Arcata goes on run in the 4th for the 51-44 victory
Del Norte High could not pull out the win on senior night in the final home game of the year on Wednesday, falling by seven to Arcata.
Senior Cody Hoffman gets ready to go up for a shot against Arcata at home on Wednesday. Del Norte fell to Arcata 44-51 in the final home game of the year for the Warriors. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Looking to keep their slim chances of making the Dick Niclai postseason tournament alive, Del Norte, which came into the game in last place in the Big 5 Conference, hung tough in the first half against the Tigers, who are in the thick of the conference title race.
Del Norte trailed 15-10 at the end of the first quarter, as both teams played tenacious defense and went hard on the boards, grabbing rebounds in front of a packed Thunen Gym crowd.
By the end of the half, the Warriors had cut the Tigers lead to 21-20.
ARCATA — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team struggled to gets the ball in the basket in a Tuesday night road loss to Arcata.
Del Norte fell 44-25 after losing a close match to Arcata 46-42 at home last month.
Tuesday night, the Warriors went 8-for-32 from the field.
“We didn’t allow a lot of points, but we didn’t get the ball in the hoop,” Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch said.
Lauryn Lesina led Warrior scorers with nine points. Kaylie Rook and Emma Wilson each finished with five points.
Del Norte fell to 8-16 overall and 0-7 in the Big 5 Conference.
In the freshman game, Del Norte won 31-29, but lost the junior varsity contest.
Del Norte finishes the season at home Thursday night when they face Big 5 leader McKinleyville at 7:30 p.m.
Members of Del Norte Youth Wrestling had a good showing at the Gold Beach, Ore., Coastal Classic on Saturday. Four grapplers earned first place finishes, while two came in second in their respective divisions. From the back row, left to right: Dalton Nichols, who came in 2nd in his division; Ta-Tes Boulby, who came in 1st; Willie Gensaw, who came in 1st and Cory Gardner, who finished 2nd. Front row, from left to right: Walker Gensaw, who came in 1st and was named outstanding Pee Wee wrestler and Colson Turner, who placed 1st and was named outstanding Midget wrestler.
Del Norte High has four grapplers make it to the second day
Del Norte High senior Roger “Bronc” McCovey continued to take down the competition with another dominant showing at the elite Mission San Jose Tournament in Fremont.
McCovey, who is undefeated for the season with over 30 wins, cruised to a first place finish at the tournament, which featured some of the best teams in the state, including No. 1-ranked Clovis. The tournament began on Friday and concluded on Saturday.
In the championship match, McCovey cruised to a first round pin over Richard Segovia of Silver Creek, the No. 5 ranked heavyweight in the state.
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Come back from 15-point deficit, but can’t hold on for the needed win
FORTUNA — The Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team could not
pull out the win after coming back in the fourth quarter, losing to
Fortuna 53-50 Friday night.
The loss dropped Del Norte to 7-10 overall and last, at 1-5, in the
Big 5 Conference. Before the game both teams were tied for last in the
The loss made it very likely Del Norte would not qualify for the
Dick Niclai postseason tournament, which they won last year, and
extended the Warriors losing streak to five games.
The last time these two teams met, a triple overtime battle ensued,
with the Warriors winning the home contest by 12 points last month.