Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week – Stone, Pontes and Hoopa football all impress

Both Olivia Stone and Joey Pontes turned in impressive performances for their respective teams last week, as they have been doing all season.

And that gets them the nod for the first Athletes of the Week.

Hoopa Valley football, meanwhile, also had a big week, earning the Warriors the nod for Team of the Week.



Joey Pontes

Fortuna Football, Senior

Pontes is enjoying an outstanding senior campaign with the Huskies, leading the team in total offensive yards (501) and touchdowns (nine), while also making a big impact defensively.

On Friday, Pontes scored four touchdowns in a statement 62-32 win over Del Norte, two of them on runs and two on receptions, while racking up 177 yards of offense.

For more on Pontes performances, see Impressive Huskies hand the Warriors their first loss …


Olivia Stone

Eureka Soccer, Senior

Stone has led the way on a dominating Eureka girls team, which is a perfect 6-0 on the season and has yet to allow a goal.

The dynamic senior captain was instrumental in wins over Ferndale and Arcata, scoring in the later to bring her tally to 11 on the season, to go with seven assists, both team highs.

For more on Stones’ big week, read Center backs shine as Eureka tops Arcata in key showdown …

Athlete of the Week Honorable Mentions

Makaila Napoleon, Eureka Volleyball, Karina Zumbrun, Arcata Soccer, Kien Mazzotti, Arcata Football, Cruz Montana, Eureka Football, Tyce Mullins, Eureka Football, Riley Martel-Phillips, Arcata Cross Country.



Hoopa Valley Football

The Warriors defeated Ferndale for the first time in 23 years on Friday night, a span of 42 consecutive games.

That was impressive on its own, but more importantly the win announced the Warriors (3-2) as serious contenders for the Little 4.

For more on the Warriors big night, see Five Takeaways – History makers, big wins and first losses and Historic win for Hoopa Valley in Little 4 opener …

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