H-DNL kicks off in girls and boys soccer


Photos by Ray Hamill/ – McKinleyville’s Grace Rosebrook (2) tries to slip past St. Bernard’s Jasa Sisemore during Wednesday’s game.

Both Ferndale and Arcata got the Humboldt-Del Norte League off to a flying start in girls soccer, while Eureka came away from Fortuna with a key win.

League play got under way on Wednesday with several games on both the girls’ and boys’ side.

Most notably, the Ferndale girls showcased plenty of attacking power in an 8-2 win at home to South Fork.

Senior Kylie Messenger scored both goals for the Cubs, off assists from senior Sophia Wallace-Boyd and sophomore Marian Del Rio.

No scoring details were available for the Cats.

438A7061A well-taken Jasa Sisemore goal midway through the first half proved to be the difference in a close-fought girls soccer matchup on Wednesday, as St. Bernard’s defeated McKinleyville 1-0.

The Arcata girls posted a big road win in Crescent City, defeating Del Norte 5-1.


McKinleyville’s Rayn Tripp (11) tries to win possession from St. Bernard’s Fa’apisa Fonoti (14) during Wednesday’s game, with Dakota Andersonspirit (20) close by.

Senior Karina Zumbrun had a hat trick in the win, with junior Emily Ramirez and freshman Tildy Macdonald each also netting.

Maia Perry and Maygan Graves each had an assist.

The Eureka girls had arguably the most impressive win of the day, traveling to Fortuna and coming away with a 2-0 victory in a matchup of top-three teams from a year ago.

Senior Olivia Stone scored the game’s only two goals, off assists from senior Athena Miller and junior Grace Plessinger.

Jasa Sisemore scored the only goal in the fourth girls game of the day, as St. Bernard’s defeated McKinleyville 1-0 in Eureka.


Fortuna boys continue to roll

The Fortuna boys, meanwhile, maintained their perfect start to the season with a commanding 6-0 win at home to Eureka to kick off league play.

The high-flying Huskies (5-0) have outscored their first five opponents 23-2, including going 10-0 in two outings against the Loggers.

In other boys action this week, Del Norte and Arcata played out a 1-1 tie in Crescent City.

The McKinleyville/St. Bernard’s game was postponed due to paperwork issues for some of the Crusaders players.

League play continues for both the girls and boys on Saturday, with Fortuna scheduled to host St. Bernard’s, Ferndale at Arcata, Eureka at South Fork, and McKinleyville at Del Norte.

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