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Reel Deal: Steelhead stream into Klamath

Scott and Connor Caldwell of Yreka hold limits of lingcod caught Monday, Aug. 10 out of the Port of Brookings while fishing with guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing. Photo courtesy of Andy Martin / Wild Rivers Fishing
 Rough seas make ocean fishing difficult 

It was a good week for fishing on the Lower Klamath River as increased flows and cooler water helped to open up the spit, allowing new fish, mostly steelhead, to enter the river system. Rough seas make ocean fishing difficult on the Wild Rivers Coast, but stubborn sportfishermen were still able to have some success bottomfishing between bouts of swells.

Warrior Memories: Great DN runner, Simmons enters Hall

A week from now the Warrior football team will have played their first game of the 2015 season and the Del Norte High School Athletic Hall of Fame will have welcomed six new members into the Hall.

Junior golfers welcome at DNGC

All kids ages 9-17 that think they might have an interest in golf are invited to the Del Norte Golf Course today at 10 a.m. to find out.

Making waves

Joe Smith, 13, of Crescent City competed in his first ocean freeride competition in Grayland, Washington on Aug. 8-9. He took fourth place in the rookie class. Photo courtesy of Patricia Fiske
 A pair of local teenagers got their first taste of official jet ski freeride competition on Aug. 8-9 on the Washington coast at the Grayland Open.

Joe Smith, 13, and Bailee Jones, 18, of Crescent City made the eight-hour drive north to Grayland for their first ocean freeride after both competed in a lake PWC race in Lakeview, Oregon earlier this summer.

Smith entered into the rookie class on a stand up watercraft and was able to perform the required maneuvers on Saturday to advance to the finals on Sunday where he took fourth place overall.

Crescent City Triathlon results, 2015

Sprint Triathlon

 Overall Male
1. Isaac Blundell ....................... 1:02:20
2. Sergei Boutenko.................... 1:09:45
3. David Hollensbe.................... 1:11:15
4. Bryan Thompson .................. 1:11:41
5. Mark Cory ............................. 1:12:22
6. Scott Winfi eld ....................... 1:13:18
7. Scott Lenz ............................. 1:13:34
8. Jacob Mullins ....................... 1:13:37
9. Clay Speaker ......................... 1:15:20
10. James Cox .......................... 1:20:13

Locals pace the pack at Beachfront

Frank Cardenas of Crescent City runs on the B Street Pier as part of the triathlon course on Sunday around Beachfront Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Locals Blundell, Abel take first and second in annual Crescent City Triathlon on Sunday

The Crescent City Triathlon has a new overall champion this year.

After multiple second-place finishes Isaac Blundell, a 2013 Del Norte graduate heading into his junior season with the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo triathlon team, finally got over the hump taking first place in a time of 1:02:20.

“I am pretty excited to finally win this, being as close as I have been over the years,” Blundell said after the race. “This is my home race, it is the first triathlon race that I ever did. So it feels nice that I am finally at the point where I can win and do well here.”

Preseason underway

Austin Healy uses Adam Kell as a lead blocker while returning an interception for the fi rst team defense in the Blue Gold Scrimmage at Whalen Field Friday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 The Del Norte football program held its first live practice of the season on Friday with the annual Blue Gold Scrimmage, and coaches were optimistic about how the Warriors performed.

Warrior Memories: Miller was a part of outstanding squads

It is getting closer and closer to the time our Del Norte Warrior football team takes to the turf to face Cardinal Newman High School. They always have a good team and will provide a good test for the locals.

Reel Deal: Anglers say goodbye to halibut season

Jim Mitchell holds up this big vermilion caught near the sisters earlier this week. Photo courtesy of Jim Mitchell / Gotcha Hooked Fish Trips
 The lingcod bite returned to form this week as anglers out of Brookings reported catching limits again. Meanwhile, the halibut season came to a close on Thursday, and after meeting its quota for the year will not reopen in 2015.


1st look at '15

Varsity linebacker Daniel Hacker dashes upfield at the end of an agility drill with the linebackers at practice on Tuesday. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
 Head coach Roy Rook tendered resignation on Sunday, citing work conflicts

The official start of football practice brought with it some unique challenges for Del Norte this year as head coach Ray Rook turned in his resignation on Sunday night, citing workrelated conflicts. The Warriors started practice on schedule, however, with junior varsity head coach Danny Forkner taking over as the interim head coach. Forkner has been coaching the JV team since 2013 and will lead the Warriors into their annual Blue-Gold scrimmage Friday.

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