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Warriors end HDNC with perfect record

ARCATA — The Del Norte High boys wrestling team ended Humboldt-Del Norte Conference dual play with a perfect record.

On Wednesday the team downed Ferndale 66-18 and Arcata 46-32 to finish the HDNC at 8-0.

On Saturday the Warriors take part in the North Coast Section dual meet championships at Eureka High School.  

The following weekend, Del Norte looks to win their second straight conference title at the HDNC Championships in Arcata.

Each team in the conference gets two points for each dual meet win, which goes towards the point total at the HDNC Championships.

Halftime festivities

Del Norte High students perform a dance routine during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game. Photo by The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson. For more photos of the halftime festivities go to triplicate.mycapture.com

Duncan signs to attend UC Santa Barbara in fall

Taylor Duncan signs his letter of intent to accept a track and field scholarship to the University of California, Santa Barbara during a signing ceromony at Del Norte High School on Wednesday night. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High School three-sport athlete Taylor Duncan signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to accept a track and field scholarship to the Univ­ersity of California, Santa Bar­bara, a Division 1-A program.

Duncan made it to state in the pole vault last year as a junior and set the Big 5 Conference record in the event with a jump of 14.4 feet.

He was the Warriors’ starting quarterback last fall and is currently a starter on the boys basketball team.

“It’s cool,” Duncan said. “It’s a hard school to get into.”

Tigers take down Warriors

Arcata goes on run in the 4th for the 51-44 victory

Senior Cody Hoffman gets ready to go up for a shot against Arcata at home on Wednesday. Del Norte fell to Arcata 44-51 in the final home game of the year for the Warriors. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Del Norte High could not pull out the win on senior night in the final home game of the year on Wednesday, falling by seven to Arcata.

Looking to keep their slim chances of making the Dick Niclai postseason tournament alive, Del Norte, which came into the game in last place in the Big 5 Conference, hung tough in the first half against the Tigers, who are in the thick of the conference title race.

Del Norte trailed 15-10 at the end of the first quarter, as both teams played tenacious defense and went hard on the boards, grabbing rebounds in front of a packed Thunen Gym crowd.

By the end of the half, the Warriors had cut the Tigers lead to 21-20.

Del Norte falls to Arcata in Big 5 Conference road match up

ARCATA — The Del Norte High girls varsity basketball team struggled to gets the ball in the basket in a Tuesday night  road loss to Arcata.

Del Norte fell 44-25 after losing a close match to Arcata 46-42 at home last month.

Tuesday night, the Warriors went 8-for-32 from the field.

“We didn’t allow a lot of points, but we didn’t get the ball in the hoop,” Del Norte head coach Buzz McCulloch said.

Lauryn Lesina led Warrior scorers with nine points. Kaylie Rook and Emma Wilson each finished with five points.

Del Norte fell to 8-16 overall and 0-7 in the Big 5 Conference.

In the freshman game, Del Norte won 31-29, but lost the junior varsity contest.

Del Norte finishes the season at home Thursday night when they face Big 5 leader McKinleyville at 7:30 p.m.

DN Youth Wrestlers

Submitted photo

Members of Del Norte Youth Wrestling had a good showing at the Gold Beach, Ore., Coastal Classic on Saturday. Four grapplers earned first place finishes, while two came in second in their respective divisions. From the back row, left to right: Dalton Nichols, who came in 2nd in his division; Ta-Tes Boulby, who came in 1st; Willie Gensaw, who came in 1st and Cory Gardner, who finished 2nd. Front row, from left to right: Walker Gensaw, who came in 1st and was named outstanding Pee Wee wrestler and Colson Turner, who placed 1st and was named outstanding Midget wrestler.



McCovey takes 1st at elite Mission San Jose tourney

Del Norte High has four grapplers make it to the second day

Read more...Del Norte High senior Roger “Bronc” McCovey continued to take down the competition with another dominant showing at the elite Mission San Jose Tournament in Fremont.

McCovey, who is undefeated for the season with over 30 wins, cruised to a first place finish at the tournament, which featured some of the best teams in the state, including No. 1-ranked Clovis. The tournament began on Friday and concluded on Saturday.

In the championship match, McCovey cruised to a first round pin over Richard Segovia  of  Silver Creek, the No. 5 ranked heavyweight in the state.

Try-outs for DNLL to be held on Feb. 21-22

All players not already assigned to a major or junior team, ages 9 through 16, must attend at least one of the  scheduled tryouts or fees will be forfeited.
It is strictly voluntary for players from age 7 and 8.
The try-outs will be held at  Pykes Field #2, if conditions allow.  If raining, tryouts will be held at the rollercade located at the fairgrounds. Contact the DNLL Hotline at 465-1800 the morning of tryouts for a recorded message of location needs.

TIMES: (Note: These times apply to both days.)

Ages 7-9 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Ages 10-12 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Ages 13-15 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Age 9 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ages 10-12 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ages 7-8 (voluntary) 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Warriors lose in Big 5 battle to Huskies 53-50

Come back from 15-point deficit, but can’t  hold on for the needed win

FORTUNA —  The Del Norte High boys varsity basketball team could not pull out the win after coming back in the fourth quarter, losing to Fortuna 53-50 Friday night.

The loss dropped Del Norte to 7-10 overall and last, at 1-5, in the Big 5 Conference. Before the game both teams were tied for last in the Big 5.

The loss made it very likely  Del Norte would not qualify for the Dick Niclai postseason tournament, which they won last year, and extended the Warriors  losing streak to five games.

The last time these two teams met, a triple overtime battle ensued, with the Warriors winning the home contest by 12 points last month.

Local swim club to hold practices starting Mon.

The Crescent City Swim Club will be registering swimmers and having its first swim practice on Monday starting at 5 p.m.

The swim schedule for the month of February will be Monday through Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 pm.

The Crescent City Swim Club teaches stroke improvement through organized and motivating practice sessions, combined with optional competitive swim meets.

If swimmers from 5 to 18 years old are interested in participating please call 954-2398 for more information, or e-mail your questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or stop by the pool during practice hours.

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