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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.


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 …


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.

Another blowout -- After a bit of a slow start, Del Norte wore out Petaluma last Friday night, capturing a 49-7 victory on the Trojans’ home field. The Warriors are 4-0 this season; Petaluma, 1-3.

It’s a Friday, and the boat is all fueled up and ready for an offshore adventure chasing albacore on Saturday.

Chris Puente, 23, celebrates his light-heavyweight debut win Aug. 24 with the crew from Warrior MMA. 

After back-to-back lopsided victories in front of its home fans, the Del Norte High School varsity football team faces a long road trip ... and on Friday the 13th, no less.

Warriors win going away -- In a game most observers predicted would be close, Del Norte High School’s varsity football team hammered La Salle Prep of Milwaukie, Oregon on Friday night, 42-7, at Mike Whalen Field. The win puts the Warriors at 3-0.

For the third consecutive week, Del Norte High School’s football team faces a squad playing its first game of the season, when it hosts La Salle Prep of Milwaukie, Oregon at Mike Whalen Field.

Warriors improve to 2-0 -- Del Norte had zero problems dismissing an outmanned Yreka team Friday, claiming a 62-0 non-conference victory. The Warriors led 28-0 after one quarter, 55-0 at halftime.


Coaches always say that good teams never let underdogs believe they have a chance to win. That was certainly the case Friday at Mike Whalen Field.


Kaiser Perez’s motto is, “Get right, or get left behind” … which is why he began GetRight LLC, a company committed to providing athletic training, physical health, nutritional education and a sense of community, especially for Del Norte County youth.

Last week -- Del Norte made the seven-hour trip to Hayward to take on Moreau Catholic, departing with a 20-19 victory over last year’s North Coast Section Division 4 runner-up.


After a two-year hiatus, Crissy Cooper, owner and director of West Coast Adventures, is reviving an ocean salmon fishing derby that began in 2003.


A new era of Del Norte High football begins Aug. 23, when the Warriors head to Hayward to open the season against non-conference foe Moreau Catholic. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

For new Del Norte High School head coach Nick White, football is a family affair.

More than a hundred youngsters from Crescent City, Brookings and Gold Beach took to Elmer Bankus Field at Brookings-Harbor High School over the past several days to participate in National Football League’s (NFL) sanctioned flag football scrimmages.

The Redwood Coast Rodeo had a brand new look this year as the Coastal Farm and Ranch Challenge of Champions Tour, based out of Oregon, made its debut at the Del Norte County Fair on Saturday.

After a summer filled with weight lifting, 7-on-7 games, and running through plays in street clothes, the Del Norte football pro-gram finally put on the pads this week as they prepare for their sea-son opener on Aug. 23. “When they aren’t wearing pads everybody is a little bit faster.

It has been a good week for sport fishermen on both sides of the California-Oregon border as the tuna have moved in about as close to shore as they ever come, lots of California halibut have been biting on the beaches, and bottomfish has remained consistent as usual.

The Crescent City Triathlon will be back for its 35th year this summer, scheduled to take place on Aug. 18 in Beachfront Park and along Crescent City’s coast on Pebble Beach Drive.


The Del Norte football team’s offseason is winding down as they prepare to put on the pads for the official start of practice on Monday. About 50 to 60 players were on hand for the Warriors’ fall football camp Wednesday through Friday which were the last voluntary workouts of the summer.

The NorCal Swat 8 and Under softball team took a trip to Santa Rosa over the weekend for their first ever Amateur Softball Association tournament. The Swat ended up playing four closely contested games on their way to  a 1-3 record overall.

The Crescent City Triathlon will be back for its 35th year this summer, scheduled to take place on Aug. 18 in Beachfront Park and along Crescent City’s coast on Pebble Beach Drive.


Jay Johnson Stadium in downtown Gold Beach has witnessed generations of Panther high school football games, going back to the middle of the last century.

The Northern Humboldt Giants ended up taking second place in the 17 and under American Legion Baseball State Tournament in an All-Humboldt showdown for the state championship.

The Del Norte Football Boosters held their final events last week, putting on the Youth Football Camp July 15-17 and wrapping up with the Del Norte Football Boosters Golf Tournament over the weekend.


The kids of Klamath are out on the baseball field as the Klamath Summer League gets into full swing.

Fishing has slowed some this week on the Wild Rivers Coast. Although the week closed with some rough weather that limited ocean anglers, the Pacific halibut bite seemed to slow down even before things got bumpy. There have been a few salmon caught on both sides of the border this week, however.

The annual Del Norte Youth Football camp was back last week for three days of football Monday through Wednesday at Del Norte High School.

Del Norte County has its first official ASA (Amature Softball Association) softball team ever. Although several local players have participated on various ASA teams based in Brookings or Humboldt County throughout the years, the NorCal Swat is the first official ASA team comprised entirely o…