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Warrior baseball faces tough pitchers

The Del Norte baseball team has had a tough couple days at the El Molino Tournament in Santa Rosa. The Warriors played Middletown on Thursday and fell 5-3. On Friday Del Norte lost 5-0 to Cloverdale.

Ex-Warrior runs at indoor championships

Jennifer Goacher, center left, poses with her mother Sherri Adams, her aunt Karen Scott and her stepfather Dan Adams at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Submitted
Goacher stars in 400 at Concordia 

The track and field season came early this year for 2012 Del Norte High School graduate Jennifer Goacher.

Although Goacher has been a standout on the track going all the way back to her days in Del Norte, the outdoor track season always begins in the spring. This year as a junior Goacher competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics indoor season with Concordia University Irvine, which began its indoor season Jan. 31.

The indoor season in Southern California is a little bit different than it is elsewhere in the country, however.

Warrior Memories: Track team provides many fond memories

I look at track competition at the high school now for both boys and girls and can’t help but think of how it has changed since I was a Warrior.

In my freshman year we had one track meet and that was the league finale held at Arcata High School. In my sophomore year we did attend a couple of more meets in the league. During my four years as a Warrior we never had a home meet.

DN Youth Wrestling opens season in Mack

The Del Norte Youth Wrestling team kicked off competition in 2015 at the McKinleyville Tournament. The Warriors took 30 kids to McKinleyville and all 30 placed in the top four in their respective age and weight brackets.

First-place finishers were Brandon Jones (11), Billy Lewis (9), Colton Schaad (7), Salvador Venegas-Ochoa (5), and Xzavier Ybarra (6).

Discs 'fly high' at free clinic

Scott Stokely plays an oceanside hole Wednesday at Beachfront Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Disc golf legend Scott Stokely helps locals improve their throwing game Wed. 

About 40 local disc golf enthusiasts gathered at the course in Beachfront Park on Wednesday afternoon to pick up some tips from one of the best to ever throw a disc: Scott Stokely.

“The first thing that I thought was, ‘Wow, what a diverse crowd,’” said Wild Rivers Disc Golf Club member Ron Cole. “There were all kinds of people there — people with autism, people who take care of autistic people, recreational disc golfers and a lot of competitive disc golf players as well. I disc golf about every day and there were people that I had not seen before.”


Off and Running

Christopher Martinez clears the bar in the pole vault at the Brookings-Harbor Icebreaker on Tuesday. Martinez cleared 10 feet to finish third. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Del Norte runs away with boys and girls titles; Castle Rock competes in first meet in Brookings 

The Brookings-Harbor Icebreaker provided the first full track meet of the year for Del Norte, and it was the first track meet ever for Castle Rock.

The Warriors were by far the largest team in attendance and had nearly as many entries in the meet as the other six schools in attendance combined, with 61 athletes competing for the Warriors. As a result, the Warriors easily won the boys and girls titles. The boys doubled second-place Brookings-Harbor’s team score with 202 total points and the girls scored 160.5 points to beat Brookings by 60.

“All the other schools that we were competing against were smaller schools, though some of the athletes that were there were very good,” said Del Norte head coach Samuel Escobar.

Warrior baseball tops IV 11-0

It may have been the first game of the year for the Del Norte baseball team, but the Warriors played like they were in midseason as they opened play with an 11-0 victory over Illinois Valley in Cave Junction on Tuesday.

From the first inning, the Del Norte pitchers pounded the strike zone and Illinois Valley just couldn’t make solid contact. Four Warriors pitchers combined to pitch six innings, striking out seven and allowing one hit. Perhaps most impressively, Del Norte didn’t walk a single batter in the first game of the year.

RWRR ready for big 2015 turnout

For over 30 years the Redwood Wild River Run has brought hundreds of athletes of various backgrounds out to compete on one of the most beautiful 5K and 15K courses in the world. The 2015 run is set for Saturday with races beginning at 11 a.m.

The Redwood Wild River Run is by far the most popular of the two that organizer and local running enthusiast Ralph Hirt puts together each year — the Fourth of July Run is the other.

JV safe at home

Del Norte sophomore Levi Scribner slides safely into home plate during the Warriors doubleheader sweep of Arcata on Saturday at Peterson Park. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Del Norte JV sweeps Arcata in doubleheader at Peterson Park to improve to 5-2-1 on season 

The Del Norte junior varsity baseball team is off and running with its 2015 season. The Warriors swept Arcata in a doubleheader on Saturday at Peterson Park with a 7-5 victory in the first game and a close 2-1 win in five innings during a rain-shortened nightcap.

With the pair of wins, the Warriors improve to 5-2-1 on the season.

“Things have been going really well so far,” said Del Norte JV assistant coach Casey Duncan. “We have 21 kids this year, so we have been able to play our second and third-string guys in our doubleheaders to get them some playing time and prepare them for the next couple years of varsity. It is nice having so many kids because we can build a baseball program, not just a baseball team.”

Warrior softball sweeps Cubs Tourney

DN starts season 7-0, brings home small school championship from Redding 

The opening weekend of Del Norte’s 2015 softball season couldn’t have gone any better for the Warriors. Del Norte swept through the Anderson Cubs small school tournament on Friday and Saturday, going 7-0 to capture the championship in Redding, where they have been held winless to open the season for the past two years.

“It was great to see the girls come together as a team,” said Del Norte head coach Tom Moore. “The individuals came together, worked hard and they played well. It was great. I couldn’t ask for a better tournament. It was a big momentum boost for us because the last two times we have been over there, we haven’t won a game.”

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