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Heartbreaking Game 1 loss sets tone for Del Norte baseball's day

One minute the Del Norte baseball team looked poised to pull out a come-from-behind victory in extra innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Arcata Saturday. The next minute it was the Tigers celebrating a 7-4 win in 10 innings — and eventually turning that momentum into a sweep with an 8-2 victory in the nightcap.

The Warriors overcame a 4-2 deficit in the top of the sixth inning of game one, starting with sophomore Johnnie Rafalowski getting hit by a pitch, stealing second base, taking third on a single from Korey Osborne, and taking home plate when the catcher tried to throw Osborne out at second.

AAU hoops champs in Sac Town, Chico

When Frank Dowd and Marc Slayton started a third-grade  Crescent City Warriors AAU basketball team five years ago, it was the only traveling team in the county.

Now those third grade boys are in the eighth grade and there are five other boys and girls AAU teams of various grade levels.

Reel Deal: PFMC announces 2016 salmon seasons

A midweek storm let drift boats back out on the Smith River this week, even as the swells sent ocean anglers back to port in Brookings. Although bottomfishing and steelhead fishing should both be in decent shape by the weekend, the biggest news on the Wild Rivers Coast fishing scene came from the Pacific Fisheries Management Countil’s meeting in Vancouver, Washington, where it adopted a salmon management plan for the 2016 season.

Warrior Memoreis: Remembering Matocha easy as one-two-Twee

One of the really great things about being involved in sports are the lifelong friendships that you can develop.

The recent passing of Lucille Matocha Stewart, and the great obituary that appeared in the paper, started me thinking about her younger brother Joe, who graduated in 1952 two years after Lucille. He will always remain one of my favorite Warrior teammates. Joe played football and baseball as a Warrior. Football was where he really won the respect of his teammates.

Warrior tennis falls to HDNís best

Although the Del Norte boys tennis team hadn’t played North Coast Prep yet this season, the Warriors knew they were in for a tough fight when NCP made the trip north from Eureka on Tuesday.

On Friday, NCP proved to be the class of the Humboldt-Del Norte league with first place finishes in the No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles tournaments in Arcata.

DN softball tops Arcata 9-5 in windy first game

The Del Norte softball team fought through the windy conditions in Arcata on Wednesday to pull out a 9-5 victory over the Tigers, improving to 8-3 overall this year and 1-0 in Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 league play.

“It was rough,” said Del Norte head coach Pablo Lorenzi. “The wind was blowing at about 20 mph, I was just happy that we got the game in.”

Warrior baseball falls 3-0 in Arcata

Runs were hard to come by in the Del Norte baseball teams Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 league opener in Arcata. Both pitchers kept the opotition at bay throughout the game, but the Tigers were able to reach home three times in the fifth inning to escape with a 3-0 victory.

“We had a pretty good pitchers dual here today between (Wyatt) Tucker and Noah Thomas,” said Del Norte head coach Travis Johnson. “Noah pitched a great game and kept us in the game basically. He was moving the ball all over the plate and he picked a couple guys off. I couldn’t have been more pleased with his pitching performance.”

Warrior Youth grapplers grab a dozen titles, 16 runners up in Arcata

The Del Norte Youth Wrestling program brought 57 kids with it to the Arcata Tournament on Saturday and had 43 kids finish in the top three, including 12 champions and 16 runners up combined in the various age and weight brackets.

The Arcata Tournament was also the first of the year to keep track of team scores and the Warriors finished tied for second in a three-way race for the title. Eureka ended up winning, two points ahead of Del Norte and Arcata.

Lewis brothers take 3rd at Reno Worlds

Smith River Elementary students Thunder and Wyatt Lewis wrapped up a successful folksyle wrestling season with a pair of third place finishes at the Flo Reno World Championships over the weekend.


The tournament in Reno draws many of the best wrestlers from across the country. Thunder and Wyatt were competing in the eight-and-under division.

King of Clubs: Too long has gone on lone enough

All golfers are told that a standard round of golf should take 4 hours and 30 mins, or, a little less but hopefully not any more.  The USGA, PGA, RNA, NGF and any other acraneme that rules the standards of the game all believe in this timeline. But, what do the golfers think?

Recently, a study done by the National Golf Foundation called the NGF Core Golfer Study showed a surprising result. The golfer’s “time satisfaction” decreased when a round’s time increased pass the 4 hour and 20 minute mark.  The study expressed that 47 percent of golfers felt that 4 hours and 20 mins was too long to play golf.

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