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Warrior boys basketball picks up first HDN victory

The Del Norte boys basketball team’s offense woke up in the first half and its defense clamped down on the high-powered McKinleyville offense as the Warriors went on the road for a 75-52 victory over the Panthers on Friday.

The Warriors previous high score this season was 51 points but Del Norte put up 18 points in the first quarter and had 35 points by halftime en route to the teams highest score since a 79-59 victory over McKinleyville in the 2010-11 season.


Panther girls basketball pounds paint in Thunen

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Del Norte senior Rebeckah Bustamante takes a shot in the paint in the first half against McKinleyville Thursday in Thunen Gym. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Del Norte girls basketball team couldn’t find the hoop on Thursday, scoring 14 points fewer than its previous season low score in a 46-27 loss to McKinleyville at home in Thunen Gym.

Before the start of the game, head coach Jeff Cook could tell that the Warriors were a little too relaxed heading into their third Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 league play.

“Our energy level was low. We just played on Tuesday and we were really up for the Arcata game. I don’t know if we took this game for granted or what, but they weren’t focused before the game. They were way too loose,” Cook said. “McKinleyville was pumped up to play us. Their energy level was way better than ours. In this league it is going to be like that.”


Del Norte wrestlers falter at first Humbold-Del Norte duel

The Del Norte wrestling team wasn’t quite itself on Thursday in its first duel meet of the season in Eureka. The Warriors were fighting sickness and injuries, but head coach Clinton Schaad also saw plenty of mistakes in Eureka as Del Norte fell 57-13 to the Loggers.

“We don’t want to use excuses. We were sick, hurt, tired, whatever you want but at the end of the day we didn’t preform,” Schaad said. “The kids came out flat and the momentum went Eureka’s way early on when we lost some matches that we could have won or thought we should have won.”


2016 Del Norte Little League signups

Del Norte Little League has set up three dates to register for the upcoming season. Signups will be held Jan. 16, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at Mary Peacock School, 1720 Arlington Drive, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Local bowling standings (Jan. 4-6)

Monday Night Social Fours
(Jan. 4)

Team# Name wins-losses

#3 Western Valley Insurance 18-10

#7 The Ark 17-11

#4 Del Norte Tire 16-12

#5 Pin Pushers 16-12

#8 Gutter Hustlers 16-12
#1 LifeStyles Research 13-15

#6 Shots 11-17

#2 Outsiders 5-23

High Scores — Alfred Arruda 508, Lee Bemis 213=531, Walt Jones 227=528, Barry King 226=560, Chuck Morrow 521, Gini Schuck 504, Ron Turner 200=552.


Arcata outlasts Del Norte girls 48-41

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Sophomore Claire Smith dribbles around the defense from the high post in the second half of the Warriors’ loss to Arcata. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
The Del Norte girls basketball team suffered its first defeat of the season on Tuesday at the hands of Arcata.

The Warriors were neck and neck with the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 preseason favorites throughout the game, but the Tigers managed to grab some breathing room in the second half and hold on to escape Thunen Gym with a 48-41 victory.

“It was a good game,” said Del Norte head coach Jeff Cook. “(Arcata) was just on fire. It didn’t seem like they missed very many shots. We didn’t shoot that well in the second half, but it was still close. I am proud of their effort.”


Boys Basketball: Tigers rally to top DN 53-48

The Del Norte boys basketball team led Arcata for the first three quarters and much of the fourth quarter in Arcata on Wednesday, but the Tigers were able to complete a second-half rally and escape with a 53-48 victory to remain undefeated in the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5.

The Warriors led by as many as 12 points in the third quarter, but Arcata used a big  13-2 run at the end of the third quarter and beginning of the fourth to get back into the game.

Del Norte answered back after the run to keep pace with the Tigers, but Arcata scored the final five points of the game in the last two minutes to break a tie and escape with the win.


Local bowling standings (Jan. 4-6)

Monday Night Social Fours
(Jan. 4)

Team# Name wins-losses

#3 Western Valley Insurance 18-10

#7 The Ark 17-11

#4 Del Norte Tire 16-12

#5 Pin Pushers 16-12

#8 Gutter Hustlers 16-12
#1 LifeStyles Research 13-15

#6 Shots 11-17

#2 Outsiders 5-23

High Scores — Alfred Arruda 508, Lee Bemis 213=531, Walt Jones 227=528, Barry King 226=560, Chuck Morrow 521, Gini Schuck 504, Ron Turner 200=552.


Local bowling standings (Jan. 4-6)

Monday Night Social Fours
(Jan. 4)

Team# Name wins-losses

#3 Western Valley Insurance 18-10

#7 The Ark 17-11

#4 Del Norte Tire 16-12

#5 Pin Pushers 16-12

#8 Gutter Hustlers 16-12
#1 LifeStyles Research 13-15

#6 Shots 11-17

#2 Outsiders 5-23

High Scores — Alfred Arruda 508, Lee Bemis 213=531, Walt Jones 227=528, Barry King 226=560, Chuck Morrow 521, Gini Schuck 504, Ron Turner 200=552.


Local wins top crab buckle

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Peter Costanti, of Bellingham, Washington, fires a slug at the target at the first trap Sunday afternoon at the Del Norte Rod & Gun Club. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Over 100 trapshooters, young, old, and everywhere in between,  came from across the Northwest to compete for a coveted Crab Buckle, the signature award given out at the Del Norte Rod & Gun Club’s annual Crab Buckle Shoot.

The 2016 Pacific International Trapshooting Association shoot drew a total of 105 shooters and threw 47,900 registered targets, which Del Norte Rod & Gun  Club president Steve Bigham said is probably a record for the event.

The Crab Buckle shoot is about twice as large as any other shoot that the local club hosts throughout the year and serves as one of its main fundraisers.


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