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Warrior Memories: Devon headed to hall of fame for shining in three sports

This is the fifth of six columns about the 2014 Del Norte Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

With the 2014 Del Norte High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony getting closer and closer, it’s fun to look at this year’s inductees.

A 1998 Warrior graduate, Devon O’Reilly, is one of the six to be honored. This talented young lady performed for the Warriors in three sports all four years she was at Del Norte.

Devon started her Warrior career as a freshman on the junior varsity volleyball team, where she helped the team coached by Belinda Vanderpool to an 11-3 record.

From volleyball she went to the freshman basketball team, where she helped the team to a 16-5 record. You could see great things to come from the freshman. In one game she led the team by scoring 23 points.

When basketball was over she headed straight to the softball field, where she joined the varsity as a freshman.

Devon made the varsity volleyball team in her sophomore year, where she helped lead the team to a league championship. She also made varsity on the girls basketball team and was once again a varsity softball player.

While a junior, Devon helped lead the Warriors volleyball team to an 8-0 league mark, and for her outstanding performance received all-league honors. As she continued her Warrior career, Devon was a vital part of both the girls varsity basketball and softball teams as a junior.

In her senior year Devon again helped the volleyball team to an undefeated league schedule. In the section playoffs the Warriors won their first game, but then lost a close match to El Molina High School, which was the third-ranked team in the state. Devon again received all-league honors for her outstanding play.

When she took to the basketball court playing for Marc Slayton, she helped the Warriors place second in the league with a 7-3 record, receiving all-league honors again.

Devon finished her four-year Warrior career on the softball field.

This athletic young lady gave Warriors fans a lot of thrills. Devon is extremely deserving of being inducted into the Warrior Hall of Fame.

 

Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High sports. He played football for the Warriors and graduated in 1951, later serving as the school’s football coach for a number of years.

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