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DN halts Huskiesí win streak at 29

Although the Fortuna softball team wrapped up sole possession of first place in the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 regular season standings with an 8-0 victory, it was Del Norte that came away from the diamond smiling from ear to ear on Monday.

The Warriors pulled off a  2-1 comeback win in game two of the doubleheader to hand Fortuna its first Big 5 loss since April, 2014 — 29 straight regular season games.

Warrior baseball ends regular season with a sweep

The Del Norte baseball team picked up back-to-back wins on Monday, topping Fortuna 5-2 and 4-3 in the regular season finale at Three Amigos Field. The wins, coupled with a split in Eureka on Saturday, brought the Warriors league record to 4-8.

“It was great to see the kids close out the year on a positve note winning three out of four,” said Del Norte head coach Travis Johnson. “That is encouraging for next year. The kids were hitting the ball well today and our pitching was great, so overall I am pretty happy.”

Del Norte track earns five White Stars, 21 medals at HDN Finals

The Del Norte boys and girls track teams competed in the Humboldt-Del Norte County Finals in McKinleyville on Saturday. Although host McKinleyville ran away with both the boys and girls team championships, the Warriors were able to come away with several strong performances, resulting in five White Star awards and 21 medals.

The Warriors were comfortably in second place in the girls team standings with 95 points, 82 points behind league champion McKinleyville and 29 points ahead of third-place Arcata. The Del Norte boys finished in fourth place, trailing league champion McKinleyville by 28 points, but just four points behind second-place Arcata and one behind Fortuna.

Del Norte Little League standings (May 9)

Major Baseball

Mike Dixon Logging 6 0

Cholwell Benz and Hartwick 4 2

De Solenni Law Office 2 4

Life Fitness Center 0 6

Player of  the Week: Evan Drown, De Solenni Law Office

Team effort from Del Norte track

The Del Norte boys and girls track teams turned each turned in one of its most complete performances of the season at the Humboldt-Del Norte County Prelims at Del Norte High School on Saturday.

The Del Norte girls scored 118.5 team points to take second place by a wide margin. The Warrior girls were 40 points behind first place McKinleyville with 118.5, but 48.5 points ahead of Arcata. The Warrior boys edged out Arcata by six points with 95 team points to finish 46 points behind the Panthers.

Del Norte boys golf takes 8th at DII meet

The Del Norte boys golf team wrapped up one of its most successful seasons in decades on Monday at Oakmont-West in Santa Rosa.

The Warriors were one of 12 teams competing in the North Coast Section Division II Championship. Del Norte’s team score of 330 was good enough for eighth-place overall and just 21 strokes behind Division II champion Sir Francis Drake.

Tsunami All Starz Cheer: Best of the best

The Tsunami All Starz senior Level 1 cheer team traveled to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa Bay, Florida, to compete in the inaugural DII Summit, consisting of the top teams from around the country from gyms with 125 or fewer athletes. After advancing to the finals on Sunday, the All Starz team finished ninth overall out of the 15 teams in their division. REAR (from left): Kaydance Farley, Kenzi Achziger and Haley Patapoff-Pruitt. FRONT: Kaylee Eiserich, Katie Sandoval, Derek Soule, Sarina Diehl, Jade Potts and Leya Pofahl. Photo submitted
Tsunami All Starz senior Level I team takes on the rest of the U.S. at the DII Summit 

The inaugural DII Summit drew an estimated 1,300 coaches and 9,000 cheerleaders from 46 states  to Tampa Bay, Florida, over the weekend. Among the masses of young cheerleaders was a contingent of eight Del Norters, ages 11–18, representing Tsunami All Starz Gym in the senior Level I competition.

Warrior Memories: Warriors lose a legend in Thomas

I write this column with a real lump in my throat as I, like many, many Warrior fans, have lost a real friend. Hall of Fame Coach Dale Thomas passed away last week after a battle with cancer.

Reel Deal: Slow start to halibut season in California

After months of staying off of the ocean, anglers in Crescent City were able to finally get out of the harbor with the opening of the halibut season on May 1.

Although several boats braved the rough seas to get an early jump on the season,  there reportedly weren’t many fish to be caught. That may change next week if weather cooperates to allow anglers to search deeper waters.

Softball: DN breaks out brooms in Mack

The Del Norte softball team completed its sweep of McKinleyville on Friday, winning a defensive struggle in the first game 3-0 and out-slugging the Panthers for a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

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