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 BREAKING NEWS:
     Del Norte senior Danika Scott has signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay.  The recent signing with the Lakers caps off a decorated senior year for the Warrior senior on the wrestling mat.  Scott earned a White Star in winning her weight bracket at the Humboldt-Del Norte League championships in February, and followed that up with a North Coast Section title at Albany High School the following week advancing her to the CIF State Tournament in Bakersfield.
     In addition to her accomplishments on the wrestling mat, Scott also earned a White Star by virtue of her victory from the No. 1 singles position at the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls tennis championships this fall.
Class of 2019-20 Athletes Being Recognized By Schools at Next Level
     Senior Danika Scott’s signing a letter of intent to wrestle at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay becomes the latest in what has been a flurry of athletes who have been asked, and have agreed, to take their athletic talents to the next level.  Seven members of the 2019 Big Five Conference, North Coast Section Division IV Champion, Northern California State Champion, CIF State Division 5-AA runner up Del Norte Warrior varsity football team have also formally signed letters to pursue college careers.  In addition, three soccer players have also made it their intention to take their abilities to the next level.
FOOTBALL:
Anthony Slayton (offensive lineman/linebacker) — Signs letter of intent at Shasta Junior College
     • 112 tackles (led team)
     • 86 solo tackles (led team)
     • 28 tackles for loss (led team)
     • 4 sacks (2nd on team)
     • 3 forced fumbles (2nd on team)
     • Co-Big Five Conference Defensive Most Valuable Player
     • Prep2Prep All North Coast Section 2nd Team Selection
     • Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools 2nd Team Selection
Eli Larson (offensive/defensive lineman) — Signs letter of intent at Shasta Junior College
     • Missed 2019 regular season with knee injury
     • Returns to field for North Coast Section, CIF Playoffs along defensive line
Kai Baugh (defensive lineman) — Signs letter of intent at Butte Community College
     • Misses first four games recovering from knee surgery
     • 11 sacks (led team)
     • 23 tackles for loss (2nd on team)
     • 2 forced fumbles
OJ Calleja (quarterback) — Signs letter of intent at College of the Redwoods
     • 53/94 completion percentage w/ 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions
     • 8 rushing touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown
Nick Freeman (defensive back) — Signs letter of intent at College of the Siskiyous
     • 13 passes defended (led team)
     • 61 tackles
     • 2 forced fumbles
Conner Long (defensive back) — Signs letter of intent at Sierra Junior College (Rocklin)
     • 3 interceptions (led team)
     • 2 sacks
     • 53 tackles
Girls Soccer
Lanaeya Botehlo — Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay)
Melanie Alvarado — Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay)
Boys Soccer
Sam Cowan — College of the Redwoods (joining 2018 Humboldt-Del Norte League Most Valuable Player Johan Ramirez who signed letter of intent at College of the Redwoods a season ago)
Boys Basketball
Omar Banuelos — College of the Redwoods
     • Led team in scoring
     • Drilled game-winning 3-point field goal in closing seconds at Arcata as Warriors clinched the first outright Big Five Conference regular season title since 2010
     • Named Big Five Conference Most Valuable Player