Champion Wrestlers

The Del Norte Warriors girls wrestling team celebrate their 10th place finish, out of 60 teams, at the CIF-NCS Wrestling Championship Saturday in Albany. Courtesy photo.

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Del Norte High School’s Danika Scott claimed the CIF North Coast Section Wrestling Championship individual title Saturday night in Albany.

Scott dethroned the defending champion at 235 pounds, senior Lilly McCoy (16-3) of Casa Grande High School, 90 seconds into the first round. McCoy was the third-ranked girl wrestler in the nation.

The Warriors girls team finished in 10th place overall.

The Warriors boys team finished in sixth place out of more than 100 teams with 114.50 points. De La Salle claimed the championship with 268 and Granada was second with 182.

Senior Skyler Moore earned second place in the 145-pound class, losing in the championship bout to No. 1 seed sophomore Timothy Cowan (34-8) of Livermore. Moore heads to state with a 36-4 overall season mark.

Chaz Harrison got revenge and finished fifth in the 132-pound bracket beating Raul Rosas, a freshman from Montgomery, who earlier in the day defeated Harrison in the quarterfinals. Harrison's record is 35-7.

Junior Keadon Henderson battled through the consolation bracket winning six-straight matches to claim fifth in the 220 division. Henderson's record improves to 21-8 overall as he beat senior K.C. Brown from Willits in a 4-3 decision.

The CIF State Championships begin Thursday in Bakersfield. The matchup brackets were not set before The Triplicate’s deadline. Scott and Moore were the only two from DNHS to qualify for state tournament.

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