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DNHS Grads at Shasta

Former Warriors help Shasta FB team to win

Former Del Norte High football player Trevor Rook, left, runs with the football for Shasta College during a game on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Ray Rook
Three former members of the Del Norte High gridiron squad helped Shasta College to a 53-0 road win over Contra Costa on Saturday.

Freshman Mitch McDevitt, a backup linebacker, had an interception in the fourth quarter for the Knights.  He returned the ball 15 yards for a score.

Fullback Trevor Rook, a sophomore, ran for around 40 yards and a score in the contest. For the year he has rushed for 203 yards and three scores.

Sophomore Saxon Schultz, the starting tight end, had three catches for the game. For the season Schultz had 235 yards receiving and  three touchdowns.

The win improves Shasta to 4-5 for the year. The squad concludes the regular season  against College of the Redwoods in Eureka on Nov. 14.

 


Gustafson earns No. 1 singles crown

Sophomore won No. 4 singles title as a freshman

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Sophomore Kathryn Gustafson during a Del Norte High girls tennis team match in Crescent City earlier this season. On Saturday, Gustafson won the No. 1 seed at the Humboldt-Del Norte Conference championships in Fortuna. By winning the title Gustafson qualifies for North Coast Sections. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
For the first time since 2006 a member of the Del Norte High girls tennis team has won the Humboldt-Del Norte Conference No. 1 singles title.

Warrior sophomore Kathryn Gustafson, the top seed, downed senior Jenna Madsen of Eureka 6-3, 6-1 in Fortuna on Saturday to earn the conference crown at the HDNC championships. Now she will move on to compete in the North Coast Section Singles championships in Santa Rosa on Nov. 17.

She went 11-1 in HDNC play this year. Her only loss came against Abi Black of Arcata after she had just returned from fighting a flu and was not 100 percent.

On Saturday, Gustafson had a first round bye and defeated Hannah Puttre of Northcoast Prep in two sets for the right to play in the title match.

“I was kind of shocked I would do this well,” said Gustafson, 14, who won the No. 4 singles title last year as a freshman.

Warrior head coach Trudi Zottola-Gugliemini commended Gustafson for her outstanding play, saying her performance was the best she has seen her on the tennis court all year.


DNYF ends regular season with 5 victories

Anakin Schneck, with ball, returns a kickoff for big yardage for the Del Norte Youth Football A Blue team on Sunday. The Blue squad earned the win against Brookings 19-13 at home to end the season at 3-5. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The regular season concluded on Sunday for the Del Norte Youth Football League with all but one squad playing at home at Mike Whalen Field.

In the AAA game Del Norte   downed Eureka 34-14 to finish the regular season at 7-1. The squad has a first round bye in the playoffs and will next play at home on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m.

The AA Blue team downed Brookings 26-0 and finished at 7-0. They have a first round playoff bye and will be home at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at home.

The AA Gold team defeated McKinleyville Black 23-0 to finish 8-0. The Gold squad has a first round playoff bye and will play on Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Ferndale High School.

In the A division the Del Norte White team earned the win against MYF 13-6 to finish the season at 6-2.

The team will play in a first round playoff game on Sunday against MYF at South Fork High School starting at 11:30 a.m. If they win they will play on Nov. 15 at home at Del Norte High School starting at 10 a.m.

The DNYF A Blue team defeated Brookings 19-13 and completed the season at 3-5. The Del Norte Gold team lost to Eureka on the road 20-19 and finished the year at 2-6.

For more information go to the DNYF Website at www.dnyf.org .


Wrestler McCovey begins college career

Former Del Norte High wrestler Roger “Bronc” McCovey, the two-time undefeated state of California heavyweight champion, began his college grappling career over the weekend.

McCovey, a true freshman, is  at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, a two-year college which took second in the nation for JC wrestling programs last season.

McCovey had a great start Friday night by pinning opponent Jim Eavenson of Montana State University-Northern at the 4:22 mark. The team won the home match 36-6.

On Saturday, North Idaho faced Division 1-A program Boise State in Spokane, Wash., losing 30-12.

McCovey wrestled senior Sam Zylstra and lost a close match by the score of 4-3.

Local fans of McCovey will  have a chance to see him wrestle if they don’t mind driving to Coos Bay, Ore. On Jan. 14 North Idaho will travel to face South­western Oregon Community College in Coos Bay starting at 7 p.m.

 


Warriors fall in the fog to the Loggers

Del Norte scores in 1st and 4th quarters in 35-12 home loss

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Roy Ward of the Del Norte High varsity football team runs with the ball against Eureka at home on Friday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte High varsity football team played in a fog in more ways than one Friday night.

In a fairly thick fog at times that covered the field,  Del Norte  took an early lead against Eureka but struggled the majority of the way, with some life shown near the end of the fourth quarter to lose in Big 4 Conference action 35-12.

To start the contest, the Loggers received the ball, with the Warriors containing them on defense.

Del Norte made the most of their first possession on offense. First, quarterback Thor Hadfield found receiver Nate Bruder from the 48-yard line of Eureka as the Warriors moved down to the 31.

Del Norte continued to move down the field as Christian Alexandre ran his way for the score from the two-yard-line with 6:40 left as the home crowd cheered the Warriors’ successful drive. Del Norte tried for two, but a penalty was called, and on the second try Del Norte went for the point after and missed to make things 6-0.

On the next possession it appeared that the Warriors would contain the Loggers again with a 4-and-3 on the 43-yard-line of Del Norte. But Eureka went for it and got the first down.


Cody Hoffman on BYU: ‘It’s going good’

Former DN player a redshirt this year

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Cody Hoffman practices in BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. Photo courtesy of Mark A. Philbrick, BYU
With the sounds of the hustle and bustle of a just-completed football practice echoing in the background, Cody Hoffman   discussed what it’s like to be a first-year player at a big time college program.

The former Del Norte High standout at wide receiver is now a freshman with the Brigham Young University Cougars of the Mountain West Conference.

“It’s going good,” Hoffman, 18, said during a telephone interview Tuesday from Provo, Utah. “It’s a lot different than high school, but it’s a lot of fun.”

“It started to snow here today,” he added. “That’s a big difference.”

After an outstanding gridiron career with the Warriors, Hoff­man, who was born and raised in Del Norte, accepted a full ride to BYU, a top-tier football program that has already won an NCAA football title and has sent numerous players to the NFL.

“It’s a big program,” Hoff­man said. “They know how to win games.”


Sports Briefs October 30, 2009

Gustafson earns top seed at championships

Chuck Blackburn hits a hole-in-one in town

Del Norte soccer teams finish season at Mack

Gastineau takes 4th at cross country meet

Sign-ups for Rec. Dept. basketball coming up

Warriors homecoming game being shown

Sign-ups happening for dodgeball and soccer

Local swim club to host open house Nov. 2


Warriors handle Huskies in 4 games

Improve to 5-1 in the Big 5

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Del Norte High senior Kristen DeBacker, right, hits the ball during a game against Fortuna Tuesday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
In the final regular season home match of the year the Del Norte Warriors varsity volleyball team earned a vital victory in their Big 5 title quest Tuesday night.

Del Norte downed the Huskies 21-25, 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 to improve to 5-1 in the conference and 14-10 overall.

With the win the Warriors maintained first place in the Big 5 with two games remaining.

Kristen DeBacker led the  Warriors with 22 kills, while the entire team stepped things up after an off first game. 

The team’s seniors were honored before the contest. Senior members of the Warriors are Debacker, Lexie Nelson, Paula Rhodes and Katie Rinkevicz.

Del Norte hoped to have a better game than their last meeting with the Huskies when they fell in three games in Fortuna.

Things did not start off well at all as Del Norte dropped the first game 25-21 in front of a stunned home crowd.


Del Norte Youth Football 10-27-09

Photo courtesy of Roger Schultz
Quarterback Austin Healey of the Del Norte Youth Football AA Blue squad gets ready to throw the football during a game on Sunday in South Fork. DN won the game 30-0. In other DNYF action the AAA team won 36-8. The DNYF AA Gold squad won 27-0 and the A Blue team won 25-0. The A Gold squad won 14-0 while the A White squad lost 33-6. For more information on scores and standings go to www.­dnyf.org


Sports briefs October 27, 2009

Warrior girls tennis team downs Panthers

Former Warriors help Shasta FB team to win

Local group takes part in boxing, MMA event

Del Norte soccer teams split against Ferndale

 


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