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Duncan places 9th at Stanford

Taylor Duncan
Del Norte High senior Taylor Duncan placed 9th in the pole vault  at the prestigious Stanford  Invitational over the weekend.

Duncan, who competed in  the pole vault at state last year, said the meet featured many competitors in his event that competed in state last year.

At Stanford, he finished with a  vault of 13-6 feet.

“It was the best I’ve done all year,” Duncan said.

“It was a great start  to the year for him,” Warrior head coach Scott Lindsay said about the early season event, adding that Duncan vaulted higher than last year at the same meet. “We can build from here.”

DNHS Boys Tennis 3-28-09

The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Brandon Ford, the No. 1 seeded singles player for the Del Norte High boys tennis team, hits the ball against Arcata on Saturday at home. The Warriors fell to the Tigers 9-0 to drop to 1-6 for the season.

Warriors fall to Crusaders

A pro in Puerto Rico

Former DN volleyball star has gone pro in Puerto Rico

Photo Courtesy Kelvin Sanchez
Puerto Rico is the latest stop for former Del Norte High School volleyball standout Petra Lorenzi.

The 2005 Del Norte graduate  finished her college career at the University of South Carolina last fall and started playing professionally for the Llaneras of Toa Baja in December.

Recently, The Triplicate corresponded with Lorenzi by e-mail. Here is what she had to say:

Question: How did you end up playing volleyball in Puerto Rico?

Lorenzi: One day my dad (Del Norte High teacher and Warrior head baseball coach Pablo Lorenzi) got a phone call in class from our general manager, Fernando Olivero, asking if I had any Puerto Rican descent.

Del Norte junior tennis sign-ups on Sunday

The Del Norte Junior Team Tennis League will be holding sign-ups on Sunday, March 29.

Sign-ups will take place on from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the  indoor tennis facility at the  Del Norte County Fairgrounds in Crescent City.

Boys and girls from 8 to 13 years old are eligible. The season runs from April 19 through May 31 , with team matches taking place on Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Del Norte High School Tennis Courts, located at 1301 El Dorado St.

The registration fee is $50  and includes team uniforms, awards, and USTA membership, and an end of  the season jamboree.

To register, go to www.NorCalTeamTennis.com and select Del Norte.

Del Norte boys tennis team falls to NCP 7-2

The Del Norte High boys tennis team fell to North Coast Prep 7-2 at home on Thursday.

For the Warriors, No. 5 seed Kong Her won 6-4, 6-1 while No. 6 seed Zach Couard won 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 6-3.

Del Norte fell to 1-5 for the season. The team plays Arcata at home on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

Warrior boys golf squad places fourth

The Del Norte High boys golf team took fourth out of nine teams at the Beau Pre Golf Club in McKinleyville on Thursday.
Luke Polidore led the way for the Warriors with a 79.

Next was Christian Cane who finished with at 83. Dillon Wright and Cole Lesley each shot a 85, while Austin Carpenter finished with a score of 104.

Del Norte next plays at home on Thursday at the Del Norte Golf Club starting at noon.

Warriors split doubleheader

Catcher Kyle Higgerson of Del Norte High tries to tag out a Hidden Valley, Ore. runner on Tuesday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
The first game of a doubleheader was one the Del Norte High baseball team would rather forget about against Hidden Valley, Ore., Tuesday at home. The second contest was much more to the Warriors’ liking.

In game one the Warriors had only two hits in the 11-0 loss.

“It was ugly,” head coach Pablo Lorenzi said, adding the team made way too many errors in the field and were not disciplined in the batters box. “We did not come out in the right frame of mind.”

To see more photos of the game click here .

Sports briefs March 25

Del Norte boys tennis team earns 9-0 victory

The Del Norte High boys tennis team earned its first victory of the year on Tuesday against St. Bernard’s on the road.
The Warriors downed the Crusaders 9-0 to improve to 1-4 for the season.

Head coach Kirk Olesen said he was very proud of the way his entire team played and said they all came through. This included  having three matches go to three sets.

On Thursday, Del Norte will play North Coast Prep at home starting at 3:30 p.m.

Three Warrior basketball players make first team

Two Del Norte High boys basketball players and one Warrior girls basketball player received first-team Big 5 Conference White Stars.

For the boys, seniors Cody Hoffman and Taylor Duncan received White Stars.

For the girls, junior Lauryn Lesnia received first team honors.

Tim Couch of Arcata and Greg Allen of Eureka shared MVP honors in the Big 5. For the girls, Sage Romberg took Big 5 MVP honors.

  Warrior senior Cole Lesley was an honarable mention selection for the boys, while seniors Kaylie Rook and Michelle Stacey received honarable mention nods for the girls.

Del Norte boys golf squad takes part in event

 The Del Norte High boys golf team took part in the Crater Lake Invitational in Eagle Point, Ore., this past weekend.

James Morrow led the way for Del Norte as he shot a 79. Luke Polidore finished with a 87 as did Cole Lesley. Christian Cain shot a 91 and Dylan Wright finished with a 96.

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