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Champions - For the first time in school history, Del Norte High’s football team captured a North Coast Section title, upsetting No. 1-seed Encinal High 14-13 in the Division 5 final on a rainy, breezy night at Hayward High in the East Bay.

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After arguably the greatest victory in Del Norte High School football history last Saturday night, the Warriors learned Sunday where they’ll play next.

Del Norte High School football coach Nick White is hoping to surprise Encinal High on Saturday in the North Coast Section Division 5 championship game.

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Just a few hours after winning maybe the biggest game in Del Norte High School’s football history, the Warrior coaching staff already had put that victory behind them.

A new business has arrived at the Northcrest strip mall in Crescent City, home to CC’s Diner, Bicoastal Media and Back Country Bikes.

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With about 90 seconds left in Del Norte High's 28-7 semifinal victory over Moreau Catholic Saturday night at Mike Whalen Field, all those tackles the Warriors had made against the Mariners turned into hugs for each other.

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Ray Rook came razor close in 2013. Lewis Nova had a couple of close calls, too. Other Del Norte High School coaches have had their shots as well.

Easy win - Del Norte High jumped on Alhambra in the first quarter, racing to a 21-0 lead and cruising to a 41-6 victory over the Bulldogs of Martinez in the first round of the North Coast Section Division 5 football playoffs. The second-seeded Warriors improved to 10-1 on the season. Alhambr…

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Postseason awaits - Del Norte will take on Alhambra High of Martinez in the opening round of the North Coast Section Division 5 football playoffs. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at Mike Whalen Field.

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Having accomplished its first mission of the 2019 season, the Del Norte High School football team must now get ready for its second assignment - the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs.

Wearing the crown - Del Norte concluded a perfect Big Four Conference campaign Friday night, defeating Eureka 48-19 at Mike Whalen Field. The win gave the Warriors sole possession of the conference championship with a 3-0 record, 9-1 overall.

The California Transportation Commission will visit this region Nov. 6 to tour and discuss the biggest long-term infrastructure project in Del Norte County.

On the road -- Del Norte’s defense played better than its offense Friday night, helping to produce a 20-7 victory over Fortuna on the Huskies’ home field. With the win, Del Norte improved to 8-1 overall this season, 2-0 in Big Four Conference games, and clinched at least a share of the confe…

Conference opener -- Del Norte jumped to a 27-6 lead and then ran out the clock Friday, as the Warriors defeated St. Bernard’s High 27-20 in the first game of the Big Four Conference season. Both teams came into the game with 6-1 non-conference records.

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It was billed as a battle between two high-powered offenses. Hmmm. It would seem nobody sent the memo to Del Norte High's defense.

Getting serious -- The Big Four Conference season begins Friday with the two favorites meeting at Mike Whalen Field. Del Norte will host St. Bernard’s of Eureka, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m.

It takes a real iron man (or woman) to qualify for the world championship of international triathlon competitions.

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The regular season for the Del Norte High School varsity football team is 70% complete. But a strong case can be made that the season really begins Friday night at Mike Whalen Field.

Ashley Herrera was fired Oct. 1 as head coach of the Del Norte High School girls soccer team, four games into the 2019 season.

Easy win -- Del Norte traveled to Weaverville on Friday and dispatched the Wolves with ease, 52-0, concluding the non-conference portion of the Warriors’ schedule with a 6-1 record.

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WEAVERVILLE -- Trinity High School named its homecoming king shortly before the start of its varsity football game Friday night. Had the Wolves waited until halftime, Del Norte High quarterback O.J. Calleja might have won the honor.

Del Norte High’s varsity football team shifts gears this week, going from the emotional high of playing a respected rival at home on homecoming to hitting the road to face a winless foe it beat easily last season.

Win homecoming -- Levi Cox-Cooley rushed 22 times for 250 yards, as Del Norte captured a 29-13 victory over Fortuna in non-conference battle last Friday at Mike Whalen Field. The Warriors are 5-1 this season; the Huskies fell to 1-4.

Del Norte High School’s cross-country team ran in its second meet of the season, a 3-mile race Sept. 25 in Arcata. McKinleyville’s West Wood finished first in 17:02:95. Warrior runner Kaleo Abasolo finished with a time of 20:24:74, the first Del Norte Warrior to cross the line. Thirteen out …

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On a team dominated by 16 seniors, a pair of juniors helped carry the Del Norte High football team to victory Friday over Fortuna on homecoming night.

Streak ends -- Del Norte is now 4-1 this season after losing to Mazama High in Klamath Falls on Sept. 20. The final was 21-14, the third time in four years the Warriors have fallen to the Vikings.

The Del Norte High School’s cross-country team’s first meet of the season was Sept. 18 in Fortuna. West Wood High School of McKinleyville placed first on the 3-mile-long course with a time of 16 minutes, 14 seconds.

Following three consecutive blowout victories, Del Norte High’s varsity football team faces a foe Friday with the same championship dreams as the Warriors.