Jay Rhodes celebrates with the crowd on top of his still-smoking car at the conclusion of the Demolition Derby. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Tuff Trucks, Demo Derby fill stands on Sun.
Sunday’s main event at the Del Norte County Fair, the tuff trucks competition and demolition derby, drew hundreds of fans who came out to see a couple of locals pull out wins in both events despite their seat-of-the-pants approach.
Junior Dayton Skeen powers his way through the tire-flip portion of the relay race set up on Thursday afternoon of the Warriors first “Camp Grind” while coaches and teammates urge him on. Del Norte Triplicate / Michael Zogg
Warriors kick off inaugural conditioning camp after state law nixed annual trip to Gold Beach
The Del Norte football program kicked off its 2015 campaign a little bit differently than the Warriors have in the past.
The Del Norte boys soccer team will kick off its season bright and early on the first day that practices are allowed in California with an 8 a.m. start on Aug. 17 at the soccer fields. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the team will ramp things up with two-a-days, the second practice scheduled for 4 p.m.
Local anglers have been having luck searching for halibut in the deep waters off the coast this week and sportfishermen have as much as one more week to target the fish before the season closes back up on August 15.
Two-time NHRA funny car champion Cruz Pedregon made use of a few days off between races to come through Del Norte County on Wednesday for a tour of Pelican Bay State Prison on his way to Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in Seattle, which kicks off on Friday. Photos courtesy of Pendragon Racing
NHRA funny car driver makes a stop at Pelican Bay to indulge one of his other hobbies
With five days off between races in the National Hot Rod Association Mello Yellow’s annual Western swing, two-time funny car champion Cruz Pedregon traded in drag racing straightaways for the winding coastal highway that is U.S. Highway 101. Pendragon took the coastal route in order to swing through Del Norte County on his way to Pacific Raceways in Seattle for the Northwest Nationals.
The Del Norte girls soccer team will kick off its season bright and early on the first day that practices are allowed in California with an 8 a.m. start on Aug. 17 at the soccer fields. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the team will ramp things up with two-a-days, with a second practice scheduled for 5 p.m.
The Del Norte High School football team kicked off team activities with its conditioning camp on Wednesday. and two-a-day practices are scheduled to follow closely behind; starting Monday, Aug. 10, at 3:30 p.m.
Athletes must have turned in a sports packet and have completed a physical and baseline concussion testing in order to participate.