Sebastian Puente ran in four touchdowns to lead the Del Norte Warriors to an emotionally charged win over Fortuna in the Big 4 on Friday night, while Arcata cross country runner Riley Martel-Phillips won her third race of the year at McKinleyville on Wednesday.
And that was good enough to earn each of them Humboldt Sports Athlete of the Week honors.
The Fortuna boys soccer team also had a big week, winning at least a share of their sixth straight league title, earning them our Team of the Week honors.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Del Norte Football, Senior
Puente ran wild against Fortuna on Friday night, rushing for four TDs, including runs of 52, 55 and 79 yards, as the Warriors won a dramatic league opener.
Puente has been a handful for opposing defenses all season and should continue to be so for the rest of the Big 4.
For more on Puente’s big game, see Puente runs wild as Warriors top the Huskies in B4 opener …
Arcata Cross Country, Senior
Martel-Phillips continued her season domination of the Humboldt-Del Norte League with her third win in three races at McKinleyville on Wednesday.
Martel-Phillips posted a season best mark in the win, with a time of 18 minutes, 59 seconds, leading the Tigers to yet another team victory.
For more on Martel-Phillips’ big week, see Martel-Phillips, Vera lead the field again at Mack …
Athlete of the Week Honorable Mentions
Phoebe Sundberg, McKinleyville girls golf, William Reynolds, Hoopa football, Dakota Moore, CR football, Tyce Mullins, Eureka football, Demetrick Watts, HSU football
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Fortuna Boys Soccer
The Huskies dominated North Coast opposition all season, improving to 14-0 against local teams last week with victories over Del Norte and McKinleyville.
With the two wins, the Huskies are guaranteed at least a share of a sixth consecutive league championship, a title they will surely claim outright this week.
For more on Fortuna’s big week, see Eureka, Fortuna secure soccer titles …
Team of the Week Honorable Mentions
Arcata girls tennis
Hoopa Valley football
Del Norte football
Eureka girls soccer
Arcata girls cross country
St. Bernard’s volleyball