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DNHS Girls Basketball

Warrior girls face Tigers in final home contest

Junior Gaby Zepeda of the Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team looks to make a move to the basket while guarded by a McKinleyville defender on Jan. 27 in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The Del Norte High girls  varsity basketball team plays the Arcata Tigers tonight in the last  regular season home game of the year.

Local family members of DE Charleston reflect on New Orleans victory

Dad able to be on the field with son after the big game

New Orleans Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston, grandson of a Crescent City couple, reacts after his team scored a field goal against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIV. AP Photo
Thanks to Gumbo, the canine mascot of the New Orleans Saints, John Charleston and his family were able to share a magical post-Super Bowl moment with his son, Jeff Charleston, a defensive end with the New Orleans Saints.

John, who was born and raised in Crescent City and is a 1969 Del Norte High graduate now living in Oregon, was in Miami to watch his son and the Saints face the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

After the Saints won the game 31-17, it was pandemonium as John and his family tried to make their way to the center of the field to celebrate with Jeff, 27, who graduated from high school in Oregon and played his college ball at Western Oregon and Idaho State.

Huskies take down Warriors

Up at the half, DN falls 52-30


FORTUNA — After one half of game play, the Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team was halfway to pulling off an upset win.

Playing on the road against Fortuna, the Warriors found themselves up 11-8 after the first quarter and 22-20 at the half against the longtime Big 5 Conference power.


Last home dual meet for Warriors on Tues.

‘This year we care about who wins’

There is another Del Norte County Super Bowl connection as the New Orleans Saints keep racking up local fans.

This Sunday, Rene’ Shanle-Hutzell and her family have a vested interest in the big game.

Shanle-Hutzell, general manger of Bicoastal Media in Crescent City, will be cheering on her second cousin, Scott Shanle, a starting linebacker for the Saints. His father Roger is her first cousin.

Great Scott!

Solid post play and defense help Warriors to win

Chris Scott, right, of the Del Norte High boys basketball team and a Fortuna player go after the basketball during a Big 5 Conference game in Crescent City Thursday night. The Warriors won the game 46-41. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
It was far from a beauty contest on the basketball court Thursday night, but in the end, the Warriors came away with the crucial conference victory.

At home on senior night Del Norte High won 46-41 over the Fortuna Huskies in Big 5 Conference action.

After shooting lights out the past two games and winning by 34 and 27 points, Thursday’s contest was anther matter.

The Warriors struggled mightily from the floor, clanking shot after shot from outside and missing free throws, including five in the final quarter.

Big 5 battle awaits Warriors

Face Fortuna at home starting at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Nick McBride of the Del Norte High varsity basketball team looks to make a move to the basket during a game against St. Bernard’s on Tuesday. Tonight, the Warriors face Fortuna at home starting at 7:30 p.m.
There has truly been no place like home for the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team as of late.

The past two games the Warriors have won in Crescent City by 34 and 27 points and are looking to add to the home winning streak tonight.

In Big 5 Conference action, Del Norte faces Fortuna starting at 7:30 p.m. at Thunen Gym,

Del Norte downs Crusaders

Earns 48-34 road win in Eureka

The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team took control in the second half in a 48-34 win against St. Bernard’s  on Wednesday night.

It was a sluggish first quarter  for the  Warriors as they struggled putting in easy buckets and were tied at 12-12 at the end of the quarter. The team settled down and took a 21-17 lead at the half.

Logger Vainuku signs with USC

Soma Vainuku, a standout running back and linebacker with the Eureka High Loggers, signed with the USC Trojans Wednesday night  on national signing day.

Vainuku received his letter-of-intent from USC on Wednesday and said he contacted the coaches at 6 p.m. and then faxed the letter, according to a story on the USC scouts.com website.

 “I’m glad the process is over and I look forward (to) getting to USC,” Vainuku said in the story. “It’s ... been a dream of mine to go to USC since I was a little kid.”

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