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Warrior wrestling team goes 4-1 at dual tourney

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Del Norte High wrestling team had a good showing at a dual meet tournament at Eagle Point High School in Oregon this past weekend.

The Warriors placed second at 4-1, losing only to first place finisher and host team Eagle Point on Saturday.

Senior Joey Kravitz had a strong showing, going 5-0 with four pins and a tech fall in the  dual meets to improve to 17-2 for the season. Although he wrestled at 140, he plans to soon move down to 135.

“He’s in good condition and has been showing good technique,” Warrior head coach Aaron Schaad said, adding Kravitz has shown potential to have a stellar senior year.

Senior heavyweight Roger “Bronc” McCovey, the defending state champ, again made easy work of tough competition. He went 5-0 including defeating the state champion from Nevada 7-0.

Another strong performer  for the Warriors was senior Grant-Ivision Lane, who finished 4-1 at 119.

On Friday and Saturday, Del Norte will take part at a challenging tournament in Redding.

Schaad said the event will feature top wrestlers from the North Coast Section as well as from Oregon.

Del Norte Little League registration set to begin

Sign ups for the 2009 Del Norte Little League are set to begin on Saturday.

The first session is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at  Mary Peacock Elementary School, located at 1720 Arlington Dr. in Crescent City.

Boys ages 5-12 and girls 5-16 are eligible. An original certified birth certificate for verification and a copy are required at the time of registration (Hospital certificates are not accepted).

Other sign-up dates are on   Jan. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mary Peacock.

The cost is :
T-Ball $55 per child.
Minors $65 per child.
Majors through Seniors is $75 per child.
Multiple Child Family Discount: Full price for the first child, $10 discount for each additional child.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. For more information and forms, please visit, delnortelittle

All interested coaches, managers, volunteers and, umpires please attend a registration day.

DN Warriors fall to Hoopa 55-54

Cody Hoffman scores 24 for Del Norte in loss

Cody Hoffman dunks the ball in for Del Norte High against Hoopa at home during the first quarter on Monday. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
CRESCENT CITY — The  Del Norte High Warriors varsity basketball team could not pull out another close win at home Monday evening.

After winning by a point each the past two games, the Warriors fell to Little 4 power Hoopa 55-54.

With Del Norte up by as much as seven points in the fourth quarter, the Hoopa Warriors went on a run in the final  minutes, capped off  by a basket with three seconds left to give them the one-point win.

“It’s a bummer,” Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “We had it and gave it away. It was lack of execution.”

Despite the loss, Del Norte Warrior seniors Cody Hoffman and Chris Davidson were bright spots.

Lady Warriors get win against Hoopa

DN junior Lauryn Lesina puts down 26 points in win

Lexie Nelson of Del Norte High moves the ball towards the basket against Hoopa at home Monday night. Del Norte won the game 52-47. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
CRESCENT CITY— Short- handed with only eight players suited up Monday evening, the Del  Norte High girls varsity basketball team came back from a  five-point halftime deficit to down Hoopa 52-47 at home.

Down 22-17 at the half, Del Norte went on a tear at the end of the third and most of the fourth, taking a 14-point lead at 50-36  in the middle of the fourth quarter. While Hoopa was able to whittle the lead down, Del Norte hung tough for the five-point win to improve to 7-6 for the year.

Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch commended his squad for playing well despite the lack of available players. With key contributors Jaclyn Hadfield and Krista Haban out sick and unable to play, the Warriors had to play the contest short two.  Two players, Lauryn Lesina and Kaylie Rook played the entire game.


Del Norte takes 5th at tourney

REDDING — Another day another one-point victory for the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team.

The Warriors downed Kennedy High of Fremont 68-67 to take the consolation (5th place) game at the Hornet Classic at Enterprise High School on Saturday. On Friday the Warriors downed fellow Big 5 Conference opponent Arcata 48-47.

Del Norte was led by senior Cody Hoffman who finished with 20 points. He was also clutch for the squad on the free throw line, going 6-for-7 from the charity stripe in the second half.

“He was money down the stretch,” Warrior head coach Scott Alexander said. “That was another big win for us.”


Warriors down Big 5 rival Tigers

Win 48-47 on Cole Lesley free-throw shot

REDDING — Whew! What a game.

After a back and forth contest that featured countless lead changes, the Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team topped Arcata on Friday at the last possible second.

With the score knotted up at 47 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers fouled Cody Hoffman with 3.9 seconds remaining in a non-shooting foul situation.

With the ball in the hands of Cole Lesley with time running out, Arcata fouled him as he attempted a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Lesley three chances to give the Warriors the win.

Warriors taken down by Wolves

Del Norte loses 53-44 at Hornet Classic tourney

After being down by only a single point at the end of the first half, the Del  Norte High boys varsity basketball team could not keep up the pace in the second half, falling to Shasta High 53-44 on Thursday at the Hornet Classic Tournament.

During the contest at  Enterprise High School in Redding, the Wolves had a 10-point run at the start of the third quarter, which proved to be too much for the Warriors to overcome.

“It was disappointing,”  Del Norte head coach Scott Alexander said. “We felt like it was a game we could win.”


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.”


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