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Warriors track team ready for Meet of Champions

DN boys 4x100 meter relay team competing

Sophomore Brandon Kakitsuka of Del Norte High practices running the first leg of the 4x100 meter relay on Wednesday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Five members of the Del Norte High track and field team are at the Northcoast Section Meet of Champions in Berkeley today.
The event is one step away from state and goes until Saturday.

Today’s story will focus on the boys 4x100 meter relay team and Joseph Alexandre, who besides competing in the 4x100 is also competing in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles and is considered a contender to earn a top four finish in both hurdle events and go on to state.

Saturday’s Triplicate will have a story on junior Kyle Eggan, who is taking part in the shot put, and senior Taylor Duncan, who made state in the pole vault last year and is looking at making a return trip.

Correction May 23

Cheyenne Brown of Redwood School placed first in the 8th grade girls 200-meter-dash at a Del Norte County Middle School Track Meet last week.

A list of finishers ran in Saturdays paper.

Due to incorrect information provided by The Triplicate, the results had her listed as placing in third.

Warriors fall in 10-inning battle

Del Norte loses to Bishop O’ Dowd 3-1 in semifinals of NCS playoffs
Del Norte catcher Lauryn Lesina, above, reacts after the Warriors softball team lost to the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons, seen in the background, in a close semifinals game in the Northcoast Section Division III playoffs on Wednesday in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Wednesday’s Northcoast Section Division III semifinals softball playoff game was so evenly matched and well played from start to finish by both teams that it was a shame that anyone had to walk away with a loss.

Unfortunately for Del Norte, in the end, they had to be the losing team in this scenario.

The Warriors ended another remarkable year on the softball field with a heartbreaking 3-1 loss in 10 innings to Bay Area power Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland in front of the home fans in Crescent City.

It was an effort from the Warriors that was so impressive Dragons head coach Mike Cobb  called  it the best performance he had ever seen from an opposing team in his five years coaching Bishop O’Dowd.

To see more photos of the game click here.

Champs come through

Del Norte earns another playoff game at home

Coach Jackie Hueberger celebrates with the Del Norte High Warriors softball team after the team’s playoff win against Alhambra on Saturday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Not even Saturday’s gray skies could block out the ray of sun that shone on the Del Norte High softball team.

Playing in front of a Memorial Day weekend crowd of cheering Warriors fans, Del Norte downed the Alhambra Bulldogs of Martinez 5-2 in second round Northcoast Section Division III playoff action.

Both squads had first-round byes.

The Warriors continue the playoffs at home Wednesday.

After falling behind 2-0 Saturday, Del Norte smacked in three runs in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead.

To see more photos from the game click here .

5 Warriors advance to Meet of Champs

DN track and field team competes at Northcoast Section championship

Five members of the Del Norte High track and field team qualified for the Meet of Champions in Berkeley next Friday and Saturday by placing at the Northcoast Section Redwood Empire Area Track and Field Championship in Santa Rosa on Saturday.

The top seven finishers in each event moved on to Berkeley, which is one step away from qualifying for state.

Del Norte senior Joseph Alexandre placed third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.32. Fellow Big 5 Conference competitor Sklar Rice of Fortuna took first.

Alexandre also took third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.93.

DNHS Track & Field

The Del Norte High track and field team has 17 team members who have qualified for the Northcoast Section Redwood Empire  championships in Santa Rosa today. Those who finish in the top seven in their respective events will go on to the NCS Meet of Champions next week in Berkeley.

Scoreboard Local track & Field

Results from the Junior High County Finals Track and Field Meet held  Wednesday, May 20 at Del Norte High School.

Schools that took part were Crescent Elk (CE), Redwood (RW), and Smith River (SR).

Students place at Jujitsu Tournament

Kody Osborne and Caymen Olsen practice at the Tsunami Martial Arts Center in Crescent City. Submitted photo
Students from the Tsunami Martial Arts Center in Crescent City traveled to Eureka on May 9 for the Jobu Shin Kan Kata second annual Jujitsu Tournament.

All 12 of the local students who attended placed, taking honors in their various divisions. 

Eric Norris, 10, and his partner, Jason  Arellano, 8, took first place. Omar Leal placed second  and Brianna Johnson placed third in the junior division (ages 8-12).

Willow Schock and  her partner, Danika Scott, took first place and Stevie Tardif placed second in the advanced little dragons class (ages 4-7).

Mason Altman and his partner, Kyle Parsley, took first and Jacob McAdams placed second in the beginner division of little dragons class (ages 4-7).

Caymen Olsen, 17, and Kody Osborne, 15, competed in the adult division and performed well.

Outwrestling obstacles

College-bound after a stellar senior season

Joey Kravitz and his mother Deborah discuss his plans to attend a community college in Seattle. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Joey Kravitz is determined to fulfill dreams that once seemed unlikely and use the sport of wrestling as his ticket to bigger and better things.

“I want to be somebody,” said the Del Norte High School senior. “Sometimes you get down in life, but you got to keep going and keep on pushing yourself.”

He’s had more to overcome than his opponents on the mat.

He was almost 5 when he was adopted along with a brother and sister. He suffered vision and heart problems. He didn’t speak well — only his sister could understand him.

Those issues were resolved long ago, but later there were academic challenges to overcome.

Middle School Track and Field

Kayla Cain from Smith River on her final lap of the 1500 meter race. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The track and field meet wednesday afternoon, May 20 at Del Norte High School, featured local middle schools Crescent Elk, Redwood and Smith River.

Easton Scaggs from Smith River throws the discus. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
Easton Scaggs from Smith River throws the discus. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal

To see more photos from the meet click here .

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