The Del Norte boys and girls track programs swept the 2015 Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 County Prelims on Friday. The boys took first place overall by 32 points with 139 total points. The girls team finished 27 points ahead of Arcata with 143 total points in the meet to qualify for the HDN County Finals next Friday in Crescent City.
Del Norte High School graduate and Cal Poly student Isaac Blundell first became interested in the sport of triathlon seven years ago at the Crescent City Triathlon. On April 25 he ran in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in Clemson, S.C. Blundell, pictured at right, finished in a time of 2:08.16.
Crescent City native takes 138th place competing with Cal Poly triathlon team
Del Norte 2013 graduate Isaac Blundell never earned a varsity letter for the Warriors because the California Interscholastic Federation doesn’t recognize his sport. As a sophomore at California Polytechnic State University, however, Blundell recently had an opportunity to compete in his chosen field against some of the top collegiate competition in the country.
After scoring just two runs in three games against Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 leader Fortuna, the Del Norte softball teams bats woke back up on Wednesday in McKinleyville as the Warriors ran away with a 14-4 victory over the Panthers.
The Del Norte and Castle rock track and field programs will travel to McKinleyville on Friday to compete in the 2015 Humboldt-Del Norte County Prelims hosted by Eureka. Field events will begin in McKinleyville at 2 p.m. with track events beginning at 4 p.m.
The Del Norte softball team is being featured on “Warrior Sports with Donnie Mattz” this week. The Warriors home game against Fortuna is being replayed nightly starting at 7:30 p.m. on Charter Cable channel 4.
The Del Norte track and field team competed in the Grants Pass Rotary Invitational on Saturday. The Warriors took eight athletes to the prestigious event and the team brought back a handful of top-five finishes.
Softball team losing streak reaches 3 in season’s first skid
The Del Norte softball team got a little bit closer in each of its three games against Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 defending champion Fortuna, but the Warriors couldn’t quite get over the hump, losing three straight games against the Huskies including two in a doubleheader Saturday in Fortuna.