The Del Norte varsity baseball team completed its 2018 regular season with mixed results Saturday, May 12 in Big Five Conference baseball doubleheader action at McKinleyville High School. The Warriors split the twinbill with the Panthers, winning a close 3-2 contest and dropping a 10-0 outcome. Cole Harper led the Warriors offense with a 3-for-4 with a run batted in, while Kaden Ritter and Jorge Landeros had two hits and a run batted in apiece in the Warrior victory. Luke Hardy went the distance on the mound, scattering six hits and while striking out three and allowing just two runs.
The Del Norte track team also closed out its regular season portion of its 2018 schedule Saturday at the Humboldt-Del Norte League championship meet hosted by McKinleyville High School. Seven Warrior athletes took home coveted White Stars, earned by those who won each individual event at the meet, while a number of Warriors also achieved personal best marks and distances as well. On the boys’ side, Luke King set a personal best in winning the shot put, while Ethan Price did the same in the triple jump. Aaron Young established two personal best marks on the day, finishing second in both the pole vault and triple jump. Sam Cowan set a personal best time in the 100-meter dash, placing him second overall. Vova Sherman also earned a White Star with his win in the 200-meter dash, while Bryce Howard did the same in the pole vault event. On the girls’ side, Carolyn Cochran established a personal record distance in the discus, earning a White Star in the process. Katherine Martinez captured a White Star with her victory in the pole vault, while Kaleya Sanchez placed second in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 35 feet, 8 inches. Shekai Reyes and Emily Feeney both established personal best distances in the shot put at 25 feet, 1 inch, tying for fifth in the event.
The Warrior softball team completed its undefeated Big Five Conference season with a sweep of the McKinleyville Panthers Saturday, May 12 as well. The Warriors defeated the Panthers by a slim 3-2 margin in the opener and cruised to a 7-3 win in game two. Both the varsity baseball and softball teams now await their postseason fate, as brackets and schedules for the upcoming North Coast Section playoffs will be revealed Sunday, May 20. Those brackets and schedules can be found on the website http://www.cifncs.org on the softball and baseball links respectively.
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