Melanie Alvarado practices her form on stationary throw-ins during her yet unnamed team’s first practice of the season while Michael Aguirre and Lexi Mangold await their turn. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Many local youth took their first steps into the world of soccer this week as the Del Norte Youth Soccer Association got underway with practices starting on Tuesday at Beachfront Park.
Annual youth football camp brings 53 youngsters out to learn for high school coaches and players in 3-day camp
The 2015 Warrior Youth Football Camp had its biggest turnout since its first year with a total of 53 kids between third and eighth grades participating. That was 20 more participants than in 2014 and the most since the camp began with about 60 participants in 2011 according to the Triplicate’s coverage of the camp.
Del Norte High School will welcome their 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday evening Aug. 28, when the Warrior football team opens its season against Cardinal Newman High School from the Santa Rosa area.
The Strokers Joel Peña scoops up a ground ball while playing third base on Tuesday at Pykes Field. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Softball season is underway officially this week after a couple practice games for each of the 28 teams signed up to compete in either the men’s league or the coed league. The men’s league kicked things off on Monday, and the coed league took Pykes Field on Tuesday. The men’s league also plays on Wednesday, the coed league on Thursdays.
Kevin Ray, left, is congratulated by Sops teammate Jordan Wyatt after Ray hit a grand slam in the sixth inning of the championship game of the Firecracker Slowpitch Softball Tournament. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Big bats lead out-of-town team to victory at Pykes Field in seven-team tournament
While the parade wound its way through town and a party broke out in the park, the Del Norte Recreation Department celebrated Independence Day its own way with the annual Firecracker Slowpitch Softball Tournament at Pykes Field on Saturday and Sunday.
John Dorman (186) and Parker Thompson (222) wend their way through the fl oats and festivities as part of the race route before finishing in Beachfront Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
70 and up 1st Jim Brown .............39:40 60–69 1st Charles Luttrell ......25:46 2nd Art Shulaw .............57:46 50–59 1st Bill Groom .............24:38 2nd Enrique Leal ...........25:35 3rd Conrad Evanow......27:06 40-49 1st Thomas Pacheco ...24:47 2nd Gino Cena ..............25:48 3rd Brady Whittingham 26:06 30-39 1st Levi Pulley .............20:25 2nd Tommy Burley ........22:54 3rd Miguel Jaime .........22:57 20–29 1st Grant Ivison-Lane ..19:37 2nd Matthew Chadwick 19:44 3rd Christian Javier ......20:59 16–19 *1st Jesus Lara .............17:50 2nd Garrett Galea ..........20:03 3rd Calvin Thumbaga...22:31 10–15 1st Jagger Burris .........22:39 2nd Ta-Tes Boulby ........23:33 3rd T.J. St. Clair ...........28:22 9 and under 1st Jack Brown ............27:22 2nd Owen St. Clair ........33:54
Two of the top players in Del Norte High School football history will be squaring off on national television on Friday at 4 p.m. when Cody Hoffman’s Montreal Alouettes make the trip to Winnipeg to take on Buck Pierce’s Blue Bombers on ESPN2.
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