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Fall practices begin at high school on Monday

Practices and tryouts for fall sports at Del Norte High School begin on Monday.

Times made available to The Triplicate are volleyball, with varsity practices starting at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. The JV team has practice starting at 3 p.m. The rest of the week JV practices are at 10 a.m.

The girls soccer team will have practices and tryouts during two-a-days from 8 a.m. to  10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Monday

The girls tennis team is having practices and tryouts starting on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


Rodeo and demolition derby at the fair

Rodeo participants from last year. (The Daily Triplicate file photo)

The annual rodeo and demolition derby at the Del Norte County Fair is set for this weekend. Today, things get underway with the junior rodeo, which begins at 9 a.m. at the grandstands. At 4 p.m. at the grandstands the adult rodeo begins.

Participants will include bull rider Dustin Haberman, 18, of Crescent City, who took second place at the Orick Rodeo last month.

On Sunday the destruction derby will take place. The derby begins at  2 p.m. at the grandstands.

CASA to host golf tournament August 29

CASA of Del Norte will hold their 10th Annual “Chip in for Kids!” Golf Tournament.

It is being held Aug. 29 at  the Del Norte Golf Course, located at 130 Club Drive in Crescent City. 

This event is known as the “fun tournament that helps kids” and welcomes all level of golfers in both Handicap and Callaway categories.

Foursomes in men’s, women’s, or mixed teams will play for first, second and third place prizes, including a new Perpetual Trophy that will be displayed at the golf course.

The cost is $50 per player, and pre-registration is now underway ($60 day of tournament).  Price includes greens fees, golf cart rental, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, silent auction, and goodie bag. 

To register, donate a silent auction item, or become a sponsor, please call CASA of Del Norte at 464-3320, ex 208.

For more information on CASA of Del Norte and how they help abused and neglected children in our community, please visit www.casadn.org .

Warrior sports teams ready for fall play

Game schedules for boys and girls soccer, girls tennis, girls golf and cross country

Fall sports at Del Norte High School are just around the corner with hundreds of students taking part in various athletic endeavors.

Below the fo;d is the tentative schedule for the Warriors boys and girls soccer teams, girls tennis, girls golf and cross country. The schedule for the football and volleyball teams ran on Saturday and Tuesday.

DN Warriors volleyball team seeks another title

First home game  Sept. 10 versus Brookings-Harbor

Members of the Del Norte High varsity volleyball team before the start of a game last season. Triplicate File Photo
The Del Norte High volleyball team will look to continue a remarkable streak this season.

For 20 straight years the Warriors varsity volleyball team has either won outright or earned a share of the Big 5 Conference title.

Will this year be title No. 21?

Below is the tentative volleyball schedule.

Warriors open season versus Hidden Valley


Running back Brandon Kakitsuka runs with the football for Del Norte High during a game against Fortuna last November. The Warriors begin their 2009 season on Sept. 11 at home versus Hidden Valley, Ore. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson)

Play Mustangs on Sept. 11 at home


It may only be Aug. 1 today but it’s never too early to take a look at the upcoming Del Norte High football season.

The Warriors varsity team will be looking for another successful year and aims to make the playoffs for the fifth straight season.

Del Norte finished last season 5-5 overall.

Destruction Derby event to be held at fair

The Jalopy Destruction Derby and Tuff Truck extravaganza is set for Aug. 9 at the Del Norte County Fair in Crescent City.


Warrior sports will be on TV this fall

Games will be shown on Charter Cable  Channel 4

Warrior announcer Chuck Blackburn, left, and producer Dennis Gill. The Daily Triplicate/Kurt Madar
Starting this fall Del Norte High School sports fans can watch TV broadcasts of Warrior home sporting events — usually a few days after they happen.

Beginning with falls sports  in September, longtime local sports radio broadcaster Chuck Blackburn and his producer, Dennis Gill, plan to show the home games of all the Warriors fall sporting teams on Charter Cable Channel 4. In the case of football, road games will also be shown.

“We’re quite excited,” Blackburn said. “We really want to show and highlight all the teams.”

Gill said he’s pleased that all sports will receive air time and that there will be another local forum to highlight high school students.

“The girls sports are just as vital as the boys,” Gill said.

Destruction Derby event to be held at fair

The Jalopy Destruction Derby and Tuff Truck extravaganza is set for Aug. 9 at the Del Norte County Fair in Crescent City.

The afternoon will kick off  at 2 p.m. with the annual best appearing car contest.  That will be followed by demolition derby heat races and a giant  destruction finale. The action will continue until one car is left running. Throughout the event, drivers may use any means or methods to eliminate their opponent from further competition except head-on collisions or ramming into the driver’s door.

The winner of the event will pocket $1,200.

The Tuff Trucks will appear between the derby events as each driver will have the chance to set a new track record and claim the $75 first place prize.

Rules and entry forms are available at the Del Norte County Fair Office.

For information visit www.northwestsportsevents.com or call 604-617-9399.

Youth show off their tennis skills at tourney

Local event brings out 35 participants

Mikey Gearhart and Cameron Compton compete in the championship match of the 10 and under division at the Jimbo’s Tennis Tournament in Crescent City on Saturday. Submitted photo
The first year of a local tennis event geared towards the youth of the area took place in Crescent City this past Saturday.

Jimbo’s Junior Tennis Tournament, which was sponsored by the family and friends of the late Dr. Jim Piotrowski, took place all day at the Del Norte High School tennis courts. 

The Del Norte Tennis Association conducted the tournament for kids ranging from 7 to 18 years old. 

A group of 35 kids and teens took part, said event organizer Jane Rumiano, adding that the event is a great way to encourage tennis in the area and provide a showcase for these young tennis players.

“It gives them an opportunity to show their improvement to family and friends,” Rumiano said.”

Piotrowski, who passed away recently, was a former president of the Del Norte Tennis Association.

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