With summer rapidly coming to an end, the 2017 fall sports seasons are about to begin.

Any students at Del Norte High School interested in competing in a sport this fall will need to fill out a sports information packet, as well as complete a physical and concussion testing.

Sports information packets are available in the front office at the high school, as well as at the district office.

To set up concussion testing, contact Bob Hadfield at 707-464-0274.


The Del Norte football team has already kicked off action this week, with practices every day from 3:40 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The football team will wrap up its first week of work with the annual Blue-Gold Scrimmage on Friday at 5 p.m. Information about the football program will be available for parents and anyone interested in the program on Friday during the scrimmage at Mike Whalen Field.

With practices already underway, head coach Lewis Nova said anyone still interested in joining the team should contact him immediately at 707-218-8322.


The Del Norte volleyball team is scheduled to kick off practices next week, starting with the junior varsity team on Monday and the varsity starting practice on Tuesday.

Junior varsity practices will be held from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday until school starts. Practices will be held in the Crescent Elk Gym.

The varsity team is scheduled to start practice on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Head coach Debbie Lorenzi said she is still working on finding a location and setting up a regular practice schedule for the varsity squad.

For more information, call Lorenzi at 707-951-0529.


Tryouts for both the boys and the girls soccer teams will begin on Aug. 14 at 8 a.m. Tryouts will continue every day until school begins. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday tryouts will run from 8 a.m. through 10 a.m. There will be two sessions every Tuesday and Thursday with practice from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Del Norte High School is currently in the process of hiring a new girls soccer coach after longtime head coach Clar Byers officially resigned from the position this summer. Athletic Director and Dean of Students Bob Hadfield said the high school still accepting applications for head coach.

Until a new girls coach is hired, Del Norte boys soccer head coach David Sanyaolu will run both the boys and girls practices.

For more information, contact Sanyaolu at 707-457-2474.

Cross country

The Del Norte cross country team is scheduled to kick off workouts this fall on Aug. 22.

All boys and girls interested in running cross country in 2017 should meet at the track at the high school at 9 a.m.

For more information about the cross country teams, call head coach Kirk Burrows at 541-661-4836.

Girls tennis

The girls tennis team has been holding workouts all summer long, but head coach Samuel Escobar said they are still accepting newcomers with practice officially kicking off for the fall season on Monday.

The team will practice every day from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Del Norte High School tennis courts.

Call head coach Samuel Escobar for more information at 707-954-1903.

Girls golf

The Del Norte girls golf team has a new head coach this year. Sara Sampels will take over the Warrior program from Allison Eckart.