|Things could not have gone any better for the Del Norte Youth Wrestling program.
Anthony Slayton, from Del Norte Youth Wrestling, (top), takes down his opponent during a match Saturday morning at Del Norte High School. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Hosting the Del Norte Classic at Del Norte High School on Saturday the team took first place with a perfect score.
Before the tournament, 10 team members were chosen to represent their squad in the overall team points section. All 10 chosen from Del Norte took first place in their respected divisions.
Roger Boulby, head of DNYW, said he could not be more proud of his squad for their performances.
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In a competitive tournament that featured schools with much higher student populations, the Del Norte High softball team earned a third place finish at a tournament in Ukiah on Saturday, April 18.
After soundly downing St. Vincent 13-3 on Friday, Del Norte faced undefeated Montgomery, which is considered an elite program, on Saturday.
The Warriors did not fair well, losing 10-1.
Head coach Jackie Heuberger said the team had seven errors for the contest, with Montgomery capitalizing on the fielding mistakes.
A bright spot was pitcher Alyssa Bergquist, who gave up only two earned runs.
Girls finish in 2nd place in Yreka
The Del Norte High track and field team continued their strong performance this season with anther solid showing on Saturday.
At the 45th annual Yreka Lion’s Invitational the boys team took first out of 10 teams with 149 points.
The girls team took second place out of nine teams with a final score of 68.
Head coach Scott Lindsay said this was quite impressive considering only six girls from the team took part.
“It was great for them to earn second place,” he said.
Members of the Fighting Gym Rats, a local boxing and mixed martial arts group, had a good showing at an event this weekend, April 18 at the Cher-Ae-Heights Casino in Trinidad.
Mark Ater won in the 170 pound mixed martial arts division and Mike Conover took first in the 170 pound boxing division.
Jeff Abasolo, mixed martial arts, and Meng Ho, boxing, made it to the finals in their respective divisions, both losing close matches. Fighting Gym Rats Ruan Velasco and Matt Bray also took part.
Anyone intrested in joining the group can call Ron Otremba at 460-0235.
UKIAH — A strong performance in all facets of the game helped the Del
Norte High softball team destroy St. Vincent 13-3 at a tournament in
Ukiah on Friday.
REDDING — Ending on a positive note, the Del Norte High baseball team
took down Yreka at the final day of the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Classic
in Redding on Friday.
Del Norte defeats University Prep, falls to Central Valley
For the second straight day the Del Norte High baseball team went 1-1 at the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Classic in Redding.
On Thursday the Warriors clobbered University Prep of Redding 8-1 in an early 8 a.m. start.
In the second game against Central Valley in the afternoon, the Warriors could not maintain a 5-2 lead and lost 8-6. On Wednesday Del Norte also went 1-1 on the first day of the tourney.
Against University Prep the Warriors gave up a home run in the first inning to trail 1-0.
But after that the Warriors started to warm up and got hot from the plate. Del Norte scored a run in the second and put three more runs up in the sixth.
Del Norte downs Fall River 13-0, loses to Gridley 2-0
The Del Norte High baseball team received excellent pitching performances in doubleheader action at the Shasta Lake Bass Easter Classic in Redding on Wednesday.
A lack of hits doomed Del Norte in their first game against Gridley, falling 2-0 despite a good pitching performance by Kyle Higgerson. He pitched a complete game, throwing eight strikeouts and giving up six hits and two walks.
In the second game against Fall River, the Warriors received a 10 strikeout, no-hitter performance by Layton O’Reilley.
He was supported by a barrage of runs, including nine in the second as Del Norte earned the 13-0 win.
Served 2 stints at Del Norte’s football helm
A familiar face to Warrior fans will no longer be seen roaming the sidelines during Del Norte High football games this fall.
Coach Lewis Nova with his players. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Warriors varsity football head coach Lewis Nova has resigned after a successful run from 2005 to 2008 in his second stint as head coach. He previously was head coach from 1990 to 2000.
He led the team to three straight Big 5 Conference titles in 05, 06 and 07, two undefeated regular seasons, and long runs in the playoffs. The Warriors made the playoffs every year since 2005.
Nova cited personal family matters when asked why he was stepping down.
Nova said it was not an easy decision to make.
DN first in Big 4 Conference at 3-0: Play at tourney in Ukiah starting Fri.
The Del Norte High softball team leapt to 3-0 in the Big 4 Conference with a doubleheader sweep of Eureka on the road on Saturday.
First baseman Tasheena Natt of Del Norte High catches a ball thrown by pitcher Alyssa Bergquist during a game against Eureka on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Lori Gustafson
The Warriors handled the Loggers 5-2 in game one and came back from within one out of losing the second contest to earn a 2-1 victory.
“For the most part they did an excellent job,” Warrior head coach Jackie Heuberger said. “These were really big games for us. Eureka has always been a big rivalry game for us.”
In game one Del Norte jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a triple by Tasheena Natt that brought in two runs. In the second inning a double by Lauryn Lesina brought in another two runs as the Warriors took a quick 4-0 lead.
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