Warrior Memories: A Del Norte tradition lost

Written by Dick Trone May 29, 2009 07:39 am
The mind is sometimes really hard to understand. For some reason I woke up this morning humming the old Warrior fight song.

I didn’t even know I could remember the words, but I was able to get all the way through except for the final couple of lines. That sparked this old Warrior’s curiosity, so I decided to see if I could find other old Warriors that could help me.

Back when I was a student at Del Norte, we used to have big pep assemblies before many athletic events.

These assemblies always ended with everyone standing and singing this traditional song. It was something that went back as far as people I talked to could remember.

 
The old timers I talked to could only remember the final line which was “our old high school”, which always caused the gym to rock. I was finally able to find an old friend that had most of the words to this old song in hope it will stir fond memories in other old Warriors. I also hope maybe someone will remember the missing line and let me know. It’s been a long time.

  Warrior Fight Song

“Faithful and true hearted let us boost for our old high.

We revere her and defend her as her colors proudly fly.

We will stand for her united, of her deeds we will gladly tell.

Her colors streaming, glad faces beaming, we will cheer for her that we all love so well, joyous and ever loyal................................our old High School.”

Del Norte High School has always been a very special place. In talking to present day students they are not aware that there ever was a school song. This old memory is one of the things that make writing these columns so much fun. If someone can help me, maybe for old times’ sake, we will sing it at our next class reunion. If you can help me give me a call at (707) 954-8582.

Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High Warrior sports. Trone, who played football for the Warriors, had an illustrious  career on the gridiron at Humboldt State University. Trone was head football coach at Del Norte High for a number of years before retiring.