Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Story No. 1
In the biggest sporting event in Del Norte High history, the Warrior football team will go after a California state championship Saturday at Mike Whalen Field.
Del Norte will take on El Monte High, near Los Angeles, with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. A huge crowd is expected, and individuals are urged to purchase tickets early for the game, which will be broadcast live on KPOD 97.9, and on delnortesports.com.
The Warriors are the Northern California champions in the 5-AA division, while the Lions are the Southern California 5-AA titlist. Del Norte is 13-1 this season, while El Monte is 15-0.
In other news:
* The Crescent City Downtown Divas, along with the City of Crescent City and ReMax, will hold the community Christmas light parade and tree lighting ceremony this evening. The event was postponed after miserable weather was predicted last week and will start at 5 p.m.
* Scheduled for Saturday is the Brookings Lights Parade, with the lineup on tap for 4:30 p.m. at Azalea School.
* Curry County will be upgrading its phone system, which means Sheriff’s dispatch will lose automated call routing for the weekend. Callers will be unable to leave messages until early Sunday morning.
* The Empty Bowls fund-raising dinner is scheduled for Saturday at the Crescent City Cultural Center. The international project to fight hunger will go from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, with kids under the age of 12 getting in free.
In sports news:
* The Crescent City Jaycees Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Tournament kicks off today and continues through Saturday at gyms around the county. Some 40 teams from around the region in five divisions will compete in the annual event.