Senior Ashley Owen during a recent practice of the Del Norte High varsity volleyball team. Tonight, the Warriors open the season at home against Gold Beach, Ore. The junior varsity game starts at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity game following. The Warriors were Big 5 Conference champs in 2007 for the 19th straight year and return seven seniors. On Tuesday, head coach Meagan Curtis said Big 5 officials informed her the conference schedule was moved up a week. That means the first Big 5 game, an away match against Eureka scheduled for Oct. 9, will now be played on Oct. 2. The remaining Big 5 games will be a week earlier than was listed on the original schedule. (The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson).