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Howard Ford hopes to get first race of the year in this weekend

Race car driver Howard Ford of Crescent City before a race last year. Ford plans to take part in a NASCAR sanctioned race in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Dee Kinney)

Two-time NSCS champ to race in Roseburg

It’s been quite a wait for local race car driver Howard Ford to get a complete race in.

Hopefully, that will all end on Saturday if the weather cooperates.

Normally starting his racing season in April, Ford is hoping to complete his first race of the year on Saturday at the NASCAR Toyota Bi-Mart-150 at the  Douglas County Fairgrounds complex in Roseburg, Ore.

For two straight years Ford has won the North State Challenge Racing Series and has carved a niche as an elite driver in the region.

His previous two races have been cancelled due to rain this year.

Warrior pole vaulter Duncan makes state

Alexandre places 5th in 300 hurdles

Del Norte High senior Taylor Duncan competes in the pole vault at the Northcoast Section Meet of Champions in Berkeley on Saturday. Submitted photo
For the second straight year Taylor Duncan is statebound.

The Del Norte High senior placed third in the pole vault at the Northcoast Section Meet of Champions in Berkeley on Saturday.

He finished with a vault of 14.3 feet. The top four placers earned a berth to the CIF State Track & Field Championships, which begin on Friday in Clovis, located near Fresno.

Last year, Duncan had a personal best jump of 14.6 set at Berkeley to take second overall and earn a state berth. This was the fourth straight year that Duncan had qualified for the Meet of Champions.

Alexandre makes finals in 300-meter hurdles

DN boys 4x100 meter relay team nearly makes finals

Del Norte  High senior Joseph Alexandre is one step closer to earning his first berth to state.

On Friday at the Northcoast Section Meet of Champions track and field event in Berkeley, Alexandre placed 6th overall in his qualifying heat in the 300-meter hurdles.

This earned him one of eight berths in today’s finals. He finished with a time of 39.99 seconds.

The top four finishers move on to state.

Duncan and Eggan seeks state berths

Both compete at the Meet of Champions

Del Norte High junior Kyle Eggan finishes throwing a shot put at practice on Wednesday. Saturday, Eggan competes in the event at the Meet of Champions in Berkeley. Those who finish in the top four move on to state. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Taylor Duncan and Kyle Eggan are seeking berths at the  state track and field championships at the Northcoast Section Meet of Champions in Berkeley on Saturday.

Duncan, a senior, has qualified for the Meet of Champions  in the pole vault all four years of his high school career. Last year he placed second in Berkeley and went on to state.

Junior Kyle Eggan has steadily improved as the year has gone on and looks to earn his first state berth in the shot put.

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