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Warriors compete in home cross country meet

Cross country athletes from Del Norte High and Humboldt County schools run on Tuesday at Del Norte Golf Course. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High hosted its only home cross country meet of the season under sunny skies Tuesday afternoon at the Del Norte Golf Course.

A total of seven teams participated.

Here are the results for Warrior participants:

Varsity boys: Gabe Bradley, 21st; Christian Crowell, 36th; and Patrick White, 44th.

Varsity girls: Zara Gastineau, 12th; Shannen Benn, 29th; and Taylor Jacob, 35th.

JV boys: Daniel Escobeto, 3rd; Dalton Bradbury, 4th; Jay Bhatt, 7th; Derek Sorrenson, 8th; Sammy Chan, 9th; and Andrew Napier, 10th.

DNHS girls golf team shows improvement

Members of the Del Norte High School girls golf team continued to show improvement during a match Tuesday in Eureka, said coach Chris Rice.

“A lot of the girls improved from last week,” Rice said. “That’s our goal, to get a little better every week.”

Here are the results for Warrior participants:

Sydney Benson, 122; Nikki Fugate, 126; Shelby Slayton, 129; Jessica Cole, 137; and Kati Quick, 141.

DNYF hosts first home games of the year Sun.

Jonathan Vargas of the DNYF AA Gold team runs with the ball after his second interception of the day against Fortuna at home on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Roger Schultz
The Del Norte Youth Football league had its first home games of the year Sunday at Mike Whalen Field at Del Norte High.

A highlight occurred in the AAA game when Del Norte came back for a dramatic 18-12 victory over Fortuna.

With Del Norte trailing, quarterback Aaron Fitch scrambled and found a target in Jordan Carpenter. He caught the ball and was able to run into the endzone with no time left on the clock for the victory.

The AA Gold team for Del Norte had a good outing, downing Fortuna 14-6. Jonathan Vargas had two interceptions for Del Norte.

The DNYF Gold A team lost to the ERV Blue team 12-6, while the A White team also fell 12-6  to Fortuna. The A Blue team lost to Southern Humboldt 28-0. ­


DNHS girls tennis team falls to Fortuna

The Del Norte girls tennis team lost 5-4 to Fortuna on the road on Saturday.

Warrior No. 1 seed Kathryn Gustafson remained undefeated for the year, downing Taylor Ross 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 seed Meghan Webb lost to Callie Bonnikson 3-6, 4-6. Samantha Bausch, the No. 3 seed for Del Norte, lost  1-6,  0-6 to Shelby Shapiro.

No. 4 seed Hannah Seaton lost in a three set battle 7-5, 3-6, 2-6 to Rebecca Long. No. 5 seed Whitney Gamboa lost 2-6, 6-7 to Katie Dominguez. No. 6 seed Kaitlyn Stephens won  6-0, 6-2 in her match against Bri Beaton.

In doubles matches Gustafson and Bausch won 6-2, 6-4 against Ross and Bonnikson. In No. 2 doubles Webb and Seaton fell  3-6, 4-6 to Shapiro and Long. In the No. 3 doubles match Gamboa and Stephens won 6-1, 6-2.

Del Norte dropped to 1-2 for the year and will next play St. Bernard’s of Eureka on Saturday.


Local barrel racer Haddad places 5th

Natasha Haddad, 13, of Crescent City, who is competing in barrel racing on the California Cowboys Profe­ssional Rodeo Associ­ation circuit, had a 5th place finish out of 20 contestants in Bonnyville in Mendocino County on Sunday.

Haddad and her horse Lexie finished with a time of 18.6 seconds. The top finisher had a time of 18.2 seconds.

Jeanna Haddad, Natasha's mom, said the event was held on a football field and not in the most ideal conditions. Because of this, Natasha went a little bit slower and was more cautious to reduce the chance of injury to her horse, her mom said.

Natasha finished nearly two seconds ahead of the leader for rookie of the year honors in the CCPRA, who she trailed by $315. But since Natasha did not place in the top four in this race she did not receive a cash prize in the last regular season race of the year and came up  short in her rookie of the year quest.

Next for Natasha is the state barrel racing finals, which she has already qualified for. They are set to take place on Oct. 2 and 3 in Redding.


QB Pierce returns to lead Lions to victory

Former Del Norte High football standout Buck Pierce made his return as the starting quarterback for the British Columbia Lions on the Canadian Football League on Saturday.

He had missed more than a month with a concussion, his fifth in an 11 month period.

Pierce went 20-of-28 for 171 yards and no interceptions in the Lions’ 23-17 home win over Toronto.

“Everybody was thinking I was going to get hit out there and crumble,” said Pierce in a story on the Lions’ website. “That’s not me ... I played smart. It was good to go out there and prove it to yourself, just to play and have fun.”

Pierce replaced QB Jarious Jackson, who is out with a shoulder injury,

The game marked a milestone, as Lions head coach Wally Buono became the winningest coach in CFL history.

“That's a milestone he will have for the rest of his life,” said Pierce in the article. “To be part of that is something big.”


DNHS JV Boy Soccer

The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Freshman Tanner Walker of the Del Norte High JV boys soccer team kicks the ball during a game versus Brookings-Harbor on Monday. The Warriors downed the Bruins 5-3 at home. This was the first game of the year for the JV squad.


Warrior girls VB team goes 4-4 at tournament

The Del Norte High girls varsity volleyball team went 4-4 at a tournament in Red Bluff on Friday and Saturday.

The squad went 1-2 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday to take 4th place in the silver division.

Co-head coach Debbie Lorenzi said the team came out much sharper and focused on Saturday and played tough in its two losses to two elite teams  from Enterprise and West Valley.

Lorenzi said the team came back from a seven point deficit to take a game versus West Valley. On Saturday the Warriors downed   Liberty Christian, Trinity and Loleta to improve to 7-6 for the year.


Ferndale runs wild on Warriors

Little 5 power takes down Big 4 foe 47-6

Senior running back Christian Alexandre of Del Norte High makes a run versus Ferndale at home Friday night. Del Norte lost 47-6. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)

After giving up 13 quick points the Del Norte High Warrior defense woke up and was quite impressive against a formidable Ferndale Wildcats football team Friday night, giving hope for a short period of time that they may be able to come back and make this a ball game.

This included causing three fumbles and an interception in the first half of play for the Warriors.

Unfortunately for Del Norte things went downhill in a hurry from there. The Wildcats, of the Little 5 Conference, showed that despite being a small school they   are an impressive ball team on any level, downing Del Norte of the Big 4 Conference 47-6 in Crescent City.

A key reason for the Wildcats’ dominance was a brilliant performance by senior running back Jacob Coppini, who ran the ball 27 times for 249 yards.

Cross Country team at home on Tuesday

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