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Del Norte opens year on Sat. at Hoopa

Del Norte High catcher Lauryn Lesina meets with her teammates at the pitcher’s mound during a game last season. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
There are high expectations as well as question marks for the Del Norte High varsity softball team this season.

The Warriors are seeking a remarkable fourth straight conference title and another long run in the Northcoast Section playoffs.

Pierce released by B.C.

Former Warrior played with Lions for five seasons

Buck Pierce gets ready to hand the ball off during a Canadian Football League game last year. On Tuesday, Pierce, a former De Norte High standout, was released by the British Columbia Lions after five seasons. Photo courtesy of the B.C. Lions
After a five-year run that included a championship ring, former Del Norte High Warrior quarterback Buck Pierce is looking for a new team.

On Tuesday, Pierce, 28, was released by the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.

He had spent his entire five- year pro career with the Lions after finishing up college at New Mexico State. He had a 21-12-1 record as the starting quarterback with B.C. In 2006 Pierce won a Grey Cup, the CFL equivalent of the Super Bowl.

Season under way for JV softball, baseball

Varsity teams begin the year on Sat. and Tues.

A training ground for underclassmen looking to gain valuable experience, the Del Norte High softball and baseball junior varsity teams are now under way.

The softball team began the year at Arcata on Saturday and went 1-1.

Foursquare takes 2nd at Jaycees boys tournament

Best finish in school history at the tourney

Aaron Fitch of Foursquare Christian School of Crescent City goes up for a shot against Douglas City in the C Division championship game of the 42nd Annual 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Pete Blancarte spoke with pride about how his team performed this past weekend.

After not having a boys team last year, Foursquare Christian School of Crescent City went 10-2 in the regular season and earned the top seed in the C division at the 42nd Annual Crescent City Jaycees 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament.

The squad took second at the event, the best showing by a local team.

Warriors take second in boys golf event

Jaycees Tournament


Last year’s sportsmanship trophy is on display during the Friday coach’s meeting before being handed over to Smith River coach Ron Quick. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)
The Crescent City Jaycees 42nd Annual 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament began at locations around Del Norte County on Friday. A total of 56 teams are taking part in the event, which concludes Monday. See the Tuesday edition of The Daily Triplicate for a recap and photos from the event. Additional photos will be available Tuesday at triplicate.com/photos.
Haley Gray helps sort tournament sweatshirts Friday afternoon. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)

Local named cheerleader of the month on national website

Received a record number of votes

Kayla Strom, a junior cheerleader at Del Norte High School poses for a photo. Recently, she was named the March Cheerleader of the Month by cheertough.com. (Photo courtesy of The Photique)

Del Norte High School junior  Kayla Strom has been voted cheerleader of the month on a national cheer website by a record number of votes.

Strom, 16, who has been a cheerleader since she was 8 years old and is on the varsity cheer squad at Del Norte, was named the March Cheerleader of the Month on cheertough.com.

Time to tip it off

“It’s the junior high version of March Madness.”

Nels Fallgren of Smith River in action this week. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
A palpable excitement has been building at middle schools throughout the region.

One of the largest and most respected boys basketball tournaments for this age group begins today.

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