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Warriors stay alive with win


Senior members of the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team pose for a photo on Thursday. From left to right is Brandon Lorenzi, Cody Hoffman, Cole Lesley, Chris Davidson and Taylor Duncan. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)

Play Panthers again tonight at home at 7 p.m.


MCKINLEYVILLE —  Down by 13 points in the third quarter with the season quickly slipping away, the Del Norte High Warriors dug down deep inside to find a way to win and keep their season alive Friday night.

Del Norte snapped a six game losing streak and caused a three-way tie for third in the Big 5 Conference with a 71-68 overtime victory over McKinleyville on the road in the regular season finale.

Warriors end season with loss to Panthers

Lesina scores 19 for Del Norte in 59-39 home loss

Del Norte High girls varsity basketball seniors pose for a photo. From left, Kaylie Rook, Michelle Stacey, Emma Wilson and Jaclyn Hadfield. Not pictured is senior Krista Haban who played until recently. She is out for the season due to illness. The Warriors ended the season against McKinleyville Thursday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High came out determined to do well against  Big 5 Conference champion McK­in­leyville Thursday night in the final game of the season for the  lady Warriors.

On senior night, Del Norte rushed out to a 7-2 lead, giving the home fans a lot to cheer about.

After losing by 52 to Fortuna in their previous home game, it was obvious the Warrior girls wanted to improve on that performance.

While the Panthers came back, Del Norte was down by only two points at 20-18 at the end of the first quarter.

Warriors end HDNC with perfect record

ARCATA — The Del Norte High boys wrestling team ended Humboldt-Del Norte Conference dual play with a perfect record.

On Wednesday the team downed Ferndale 66-18 and Arcata 46-32 to finish the HDNC at 8-0.

On Saturday the Warriors take part in the North Coast Section dual meet championships at Eureka High School.  

The following weekend, Del Norte looks to win their second straight conference title at the HDNC Championships in Arcata.

Each team in the conference gets two points for each dual meet win, which goes towards the point total at the HDNC Championships.

Halftime festivities

Del Norte High students perform a dance routine during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game. Photo by The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson. For more photos of the halftime festivities go to triplicate.mycapture.com

Duncan signs to attend UC Santa Barbara in fall

Taylor Duncan signs his letter of intent to accept a track and field scholarship to the University of California, Santa Barbara during a signing ceromony at Del Norte High School on Wednesday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High School three-sport athlete Taylor Duncan signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to accept a track and field scholarship to the Univ­ersity of California, Santa Bar­bara, a Division 1-A program.

Duncan made it to state in the pole vault last year as a junior and set the Big 5 Conference record in the event with a jump of 14.4 feet.

He was the Warriors’ starting quarterback last fall and is currently a starter on the boys basketball team.

“It’s cool,” Duncan said. “It’s a hard school to get into.”

Tigers take down Warriors

Arcata goes on run in the 4th for the 51-44 victory

Senior Cody Hoffman gets ready to go up for a shot against Arcata at home on Wednesday. Del Norte fell to Arcata 44-51 in the final home game of the year for the Warriors. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High could not pull out the win on senior night in the final home game of the year on Wednesday, falling by seven to Arcata.

Looking to keep their slim chances of making the Dick Niclai postseason tournament alive, Del Norte, which came into the game in last place in the Big 5 Conference, hung tough in the first half against the Tigers, who are in the thick of the conference title race.

Del Norte trailed 15-10 at the end of the first quarter, as both teams played tenacious defense and went hard on the boards, grabbing rebounds in front of a packed Thunen Gym crowd.

By the end of the half, the Warriors had cut the Tigers lead to 21-20.

Del Norte falls to Arcata in Big 5 Conference road match up

ARCATA — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team struggled to gets the ball in the basket in a Tuesday night  road loss to Arcata.

Del Norte fell 44-25 after losing a close match to Arcata 46-42 at home last month.

Tuesday night, the Warriors went 8-for-32 from the field.

“We didn’t allow a lot of points, but we didn’t get the ball in the hoop,” Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch said.

Lauryn Lesina led Warrior scorers with nine points. Kaylie Rook and Emma Wilson each finished with five points.

Del Norte fell to 8-16 overall and 0-7 in the Big 5 Conference.

In the freshman game, Del Norte won 31-29, but lost the junior varsity contest.

Del Norte finishes the season at home Thursday night when they face Big 5 leader McKinleyville at 7:30 p.m.

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