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Little League All-Stars win tourney

Members of the Del Norte Little League Junior All-Stars include, back row from left, Coach Tom Moore and Manager Rick White; middle row from left, Amber Babbitt, Chandler Davis, Zena Welch, Brittany Maready, Cloyne Welch, Falyn Bruhy and Heather Duffy; and front row from left, Sacha Broom, Alacia Natt, Brooke King, Camryn Ridgley and Samantha Bausch. Photo courtesy of Brooke Davis
The Del Norte Little League Junior All-Stars won District 26 Junior All-Star Tournament at the Del Norte High School softball field Sunday.

The local team of 13- and 14-year-olds defeated Redwood Empire in the championship game of the two-day tournament, 11-0.

Camryn Ridgley pitched well in the final game, striking out nine batters.

Amber Babbitt led off with a single  in the 5th inning that started a 6-run rally. Samantha Bausch hit a double that brought in 2 runs. Chandler Davis went 4 for 4, scoring 3 runs in the decisive victory.

The girls now move on to Section play in Chico on July 18.

Grizzlies drop three of four against Eureka

The Grizzlies’ Travis Stacey takes a throw as a Eureka runner tries to get back to first base on Saturday in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
The Del Norte Grizzlies had a tough weekend against a familiar opponent, splitting a home double-header Saturday and dropping both games Sunday at Eureka.

Saturday’s games both went extra innings, with Eureka winning the opener 5-3 in 9 innings, and Del Norte taking the second game 2-1 in 8 innings.

Grizzlies pitcher Nickey O’Reilley delivers a pitch during the first game Saturday in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Grizzlies pitcher Nickey O’Reilley delivers a pitch during the first game Saturday in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
On Sunday, Eureka won 10-0 and 6-2.

The Grizzlies are now 15-4 for the season, and they won three of six against Eureka. Today the Del Norte American Legion team departs for Spokane, Wash., where it will compete in a 24-team wooden bat tournament starting Thursday.

“We’re looking forward to getting out of town and playing somebody other than Eureka,” Coach Eric Enos said Monday, adding the Grizzlies “didn’t play inspired baseball” over the weekend.

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Del Norte Grizzlies eke out tough win

Kyler Davis leads off first base. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Facing strong pitching from the Brookings-Harbor Bruins, the Del Norte Grizzlies American Legion baseball team (13-1) managed to win 5-4 Wednesday night at Del Norte High School baseball field.

Kyle Van Dyke fields a bunt. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Kyle Van Dyke fields a bunt. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Manager Eric Enos commended Kevin Walsworth, Logan Lesina and Travis Stacey for their hitting and Kyle Van Dyke and Walsworth for their pitching. The team next plays a doubleheader Saturday against Eureka.

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Del Norte Grizzies American Legion Baseball

Team members and coaches pose after a tournament in the Eureka area. Photo courtesy of Michelle Heglemeyer
Del Norte is 13-1 for the season. On Saturday, June 27 the team plays a doubleheader against Eureka at home starting at noon.


Grizzlies take second at tourney

Are 13-1 for the year

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Kevin Walsworth, right, of the Del Norte Grizzlies American Legion baseball team is congratulated by teammates during a game at the Bobby Goss Invitational Tournament in the Eureka area over the weekend. The Grizzlies placed second overall to improve to 13-1 overall. Photo courtesy of Michelle Heglemeyer
The Del Norte Grizzlies continued their impressive play, going 5-1 at the Bobby Goss Invitational Tournament and finishing second in the Eureka area event.

The Grizzlies are 13-1 for the season, equaling the win total the team obtained last season.

On Saturday, Del Norte downed division rivals Southern Humboldt and Eureka.

On Sunday, the Grizzlies downed the Eureka Falcons for the second straight day to make it to the tournament title match against Oroville Post 95. Del Norte defeated them 5-4 on Friday.

Later that Sunday, good hitting and defense gave Oroville the win and the title 5-1.



Burnette qualifies for Ironman in Kailua-Kona

Local triathlete Russ Burnette qualified for the  prestigious Ironman World Championships this October in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Burnette and six other local participants took part in the Coeur D’Alene Ironman in Idaho on Sunday.

Burnette, 62, finished with a time of 12:19.37 to qualify for the Ironman in Hawaii.

Other locals who took part were:



Del Norte downs Oroville 5-4, team improves to 10-0

 

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The Del Norte Grizzlies American Legion baseball team. (Submitted)

Squad plays two more games today at Eureka area tournament

The best start to a season for the Del Norte Grizzlies American Legion baseball team continued with another win on Friday.

Del Norte downed Oroville Post 95 5-4 at the Bobby Goss Invitational Tournament at Redwood Field in Cutten in the Eureka area.

The Grizzlies improved to 10-0 for the season.

“It was a very good day for us,” Grizzlies head coach Eric Enos said.

 


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