It’s a double swoop for McKinleyville High in this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, while Eureka girls volleyball gets the nod for Team of the Week.
The boys athlete of the week honor goes to cross country runner Adam Vera, while the girls honor goes to golfer Molly Citro.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
McKinleyville Golf, Senior
Citro has been leading the Humboldt-Del Norte League all season along with teammate Phoebe Sundberg, with the duo dominating just about every event.
Last week, Citro solidified her lead atop the season standings with her third win in five events, shooting a round of 82 at Beau Pre to pull six strokes ahead in the league standings with just two rounds renaining.
For more on Citro’s big week, read, Mack’s Citro widens the gap in prep golf standings …
McKinleyville Boys Cross Country, Senior
Vera was in top form last week, posting his second local win of the season at the Clam Beach Invitational on Saturday, just seven days after placing 17th at the prestigious Stanford Invitational to lead the Humboldt-Del Norte League contingent there.
Vera timed 17 minutes, three seconds at the Clam Beach race, leading the Panthers to a second-place team finish in the boys event.
For more on Vera’s big week, read Mack boys take top two spots at Clam Beach Invitational …
Athlete of the Week Honorable Mentions
Kyler Carr, McKineyville football, West Wood, McKinleyville cross country, Landon Gomes, Ferndale football, Olivia Stone, Eureka soccer, Klayre Barres, Eureka soccer, Karina Zumbrun, Arcata soccer
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Eureka volleyball continued to beat the local opposition last week, pulling out an impressive victory at Del Norte on Thursday.
Coupled with a win over Fortuna on Tuesday, the Loggers improved to 6-0 in the Big 5, clinching at least a share of the championship.
For more on the Eureka girls big week, read Loggers claim at least a share of the Big 5 …
Team of the Week Honorable Mentions
Ferndale football, Fortuna boys soccer, Eureka girls soccer, Arcata girls tennis, McKinleyville boys cross country