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Del Norte Warrior girls fall to Ferndale 45-25

FERNDALE — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team fell to Ferndale 45-25 on the road on Tuesday.

While the game was tied at the half, Ferndale took control of the game in the second half for the 20-point win. The Warriors had previously defeated Ferndale at home on Dec. 9, 50-27.

Del Norte dropped to 6-6 for the season. The squad next plays Hoopa at home at 6 p.m. Monday.

Warrior wrestling team competes in Portland

The Del Norte High wrestling team finished competing in the two-day Northwest Dual meets in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday.

Despite being short two grapplers, with 12 kids making the trip, and with many of them not wrestling in their normal weight divisions, the Warriors went 2-1 Tuesday after going 0-4 in qualifying dual meets on Monday.

Senior Joey Kravitz had an excellent showing at 140, going 7-0.

Senior heavyweight Roger “Bronc” McCovey, the defending state champion for California, went 8-0 and again dominated the competition. One of his matches was a 11-0 win over the Oregon 5A champ from last season.

Del Norte next competes at a dual meet tournament in Eagle Point, Ore., on Saturday.

Del Norte to face talented Shasta squad at tourney

DN Warriors will play Wolves at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Sophomore Nick McBride of the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team gets ready to shoot against Winlock during the Rotary Warrior Classic on Dec. 20. Del Norte next plays on Thursday in Redding. The Daily Triplicate/Rick Postal
The Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team will open the New Year with a challenging basketball game.

The Warriors (4-2) take on Shasta of Redding (5-3) at the  Hornet Classic Tournament at Enterprise High School in Redding on New Year’s Day this Thursday at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcasted locally on KPOD, located at 97.9 on the FM dial.

“They’re a very good team,” Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “They are fast and very athletic... It will be our toughest match yet.”


Local youth wrestlers qualify for elite tourney

Two members of the Del Norte Youth Wrestling Club have earned the right to compete at the Tournament of Champions in Redmond, Ore., next month.

At the Marshfield Classic in Coos Bay, Ore., on Saturday, Ta-Tes Boubly placed first in the 75 pound Midget division. He pinned four of his opponents and in the title match won 10-0.

Dalton Nichols took third in the 95 pound Midget division. A third Del Norte wrestler, Cole Harper, competed in the 75 pound Midget division but did not place.

By placing at Marshfield, Boubly and Nichols earned the right to compete in the champions event, which will feature top youth wrestlers from throughout Oregon, Washington and parts of California.

Warriors win at Myrtle Point

The Warrior girls basketball team may have fallen in its first game during the Myrtle Point Tournament in Oregon, but it shut down the second team it played.

The women Warriors defeated the Siuslaw Vikings 35-19 Tuesday, shutting them out in the fourth quarter. The non-league tournament included four teams, and the Warriors went 1-1.

Mixed results for Warriors at Rotary Classic tourney

lCody Hoffman is fouled as he goes to the basket during play at the Rotary Warrior Classic tournament.The Daily Triplicate/Rick Posta
The Del Norte Warriors boys varsity basketball team had a solid win Friday night, but a stronger, taller team handed them a loss Saturday night during the last round of the Rotary Warrior Classic.

The Warriors are now 4-2 for the tournament.

They fell 52-40 to the Winlock Cardinals on Saturday night, a team out of Washington state. Assistant Coach Dale Thomas said, “they were a much better team.”

The Warriors walked over Gold Beach on Friday night, however, with a 68-30 win. In the Friday game, Cody Hoffman led the team with 15 points, Scott Skeen had 13 and Nick McBride had 10. Warriors Chris Davidson and Cole Lesley put 8 points each on the board.

Girls hoops: Myrtle Point overwhelms

The Del Norte Warrior girls varsity basketball team fell to Myrtle Point High in Oregon on Monday night.

Coach Buzz McCulloch said Myrtle Point’s intensity and aggressiveness gave them the 58-39 win.

“We started out real well, then all of a sudden they got up and came back 17 straight,” said McCulloch.

The coach credited a Myrtle Point player who ended up with 27 points in the game.

“This girl hit four 3’s in a row in the first quarter and she ended up with eight 3’s,” said McCulloch.

The Warriors trailed 31-21 at the half.

“They had another two 3’s starting the third quarter — they played with a lot more intensity than we did,” he said.

McCulloch said his team kept up in the first quarter, but “just couldn’t stop” Myrtle Point’s high scorer.

Warrior Michelle Stacey had 11 points, Kaylie Rook had 10 and Lauren Lesna scored 6 points for the Warriors.

“We didn’t get any breaks, they pressed us — that created some turnovers at some critical points,” said McCulloch.

McCulloch said the Warrior girls play today at 3 p.m. in Florence, Ore, against Siuslaw.

Del Norte downs Central Valley 54-39

Hoffman leads Warriors with 16 points: McBride  scores 13 points

Warrior Nick McBride tries to find an open shot as Trent Frisbie of Central Valley guards him. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte High varsity basketball team downed Central Valley in the squad’s first home game of the year 54-39 Thursday night at the Rotary Warrior Classic.

While Del Norte was inconsistent, the Warriors did enough good things to earn the 15-point win to improve to 3-1 for the season.

Senior Cody Hoffman looked sharp on both ends of the court, finishing with 16 points. Sophomore Nate McBride also made quite the impression, finishing with 13 points, while senior Taylor Duncan had 10 points.

In front of the home crowd, Del Norte raced out to a quick 13-2 advantage.

In the second quarter, up 22-13, the Warriors let Central Valley right back into the game.

Del Norte could not get anything to hit and allowed Central Valley to make open shots as the Warriors found themselves down 25-22 near the end of the first half. A shot at the buzzer by Hoffman gave the Warriors a  27-25 advantage.

Del Norte readies for home tourney

Senior Cody Hoffman of the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team goes up for a shot during practice earlier this month. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
It’s been nearly two weeks since the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team took to the court for a game.
The wait to finally see game action ends tonight as the Warriors host Central Valley of Shasta Lake at 8:30 p.m. in the annual Rotary Warrior Classic.

“We’re excited,” head coach Scott Alexander said before practice on Wednesday. “We’re tired of playing against ourselves in practice.”

Del Norte (2-1) last played on Dec. 7 at the championship game of a tournament in Yreka, where they lost to Brookings-Harbor 47-32.

“I think we’re ready,” senior starter Cole Lesley said, adding the squad has been focused in practice and has learned from the mistakes made in the Brookings game. “I think that’s behind us.”

Alexander said practices “have been good overall.”

The keys to tonight’s game  is to try to stay sharp despite a lack of playing time, play tenacious, tough defense, and be smart on offense, looking for the open shot and not making silly mistakes, Alexander said.

DN Warrior spectacular

Team looks sharp in 61-38 win over Bruins

Lauryn Lesina of the Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team drives to the basket against Brookings-Harbor on Tuesday at home. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
CRESCENT CITY — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team bounced back from a rough tournament performance last week to totally dominate at home Tuesday evening.

The Warriors (5-4), crushed Brookings-Harbor 61-38. After dropping two-out-of three games at a tourney in Mount Shasta, including going only 8-for 58 from the field in a loss to Quincy,  Del Norte played what was easily its best game of the year.

The Warriors made their shots, were aggressive on the boards and played tough defense.

Junior Lauryn Lesina was nothing short of top-notch, finishing with 24 points and connecting on five three-pointers. Michelle Stacey had 11 points and Lexie Nelson scored 10 points for the Warriors.

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