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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.

DN wrestling squad takes 2nd at tourney

The Del Norte High wrestling squad took second out of 12 teams at the McKinleyville Invitational on Saturday.
The Warriors had 174 points compared to first place finisher Upper Lake at 192.5.
Senior heaveywieght Roger McCovey, the reigning state champion had little trouble pinning all his opponents. He was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the heaveywieght brackets.
At 119 pounds senior Grant Ivision-Lane continued to remain perfect for the year by winning his division. In the 145 pound division senior Joey Kravitz took the title.
Warrior grapplers who took second in their divisions were   Jordan Lacy at 112 and Greg Kirby at 130.
Del Norte next takes part in a tournament at North Valley, Ore., Friday night.

DN Warrior basketball squads go 1-2 at tourney

The Del Norte High freshman and junior varsity basketball teams both went 1-2 at a three-day tournament in Chico, which concluded on Saturday,
Both teams play again on Thursday at the Rotary Warrior Classic in Crescent City.
The freshman squad plays Marshfield, Ore., at 4 p.m. at the small gym. The JV team faces Gold Beach, Ore. at 5:30 p.m. at Thunen Gym.
The varsity team, which had all of last week off faces Central Valley at 8:30 p.m.

Del Norte girls crush Dunsmuir 54-21

MOUNT SHASTA — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team bounced back from two straight losses with a dominating win over Dunsmuir at a tournament in Mount Shasta on Saturday.
Playing in the seventh place game, Del Norte crushed Dunsmuir 54-21.
Head coach Buzz McCulloch said his team played a lot better after losing by 20 to Quincy the night before.
While pleased with the win, McCulloch said Dunsmuir is not the strongest team and was short two players, although it was nice to win by such a large margin.

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