Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week


Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Eureka’s Athena Miller, second from left, is one of this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week.

Will Omey passed for seven touchdowns and ran in for another to lead St. Bernard’s to a thrilling 56-54 overtime win in football at Fortuna on Friday night, while Eureka midfielder Athena Miller scored two goals and added two assists on Saturday as the Loggers capped a perfect regular season in girls soccer with a 6-0 win at McKinleyville.

And that earns each of them this week’s Humboldt Sports Athlete of the Week honors.

The Eureka football team, meanwhile, celebrated senior night with a comprehensive 44-6 win over Del Norte to go to 9-0 on the season, earning the Loggers Team of the Week honors.



Will Omey

St. Bernard’s Football, Junior

Omey has been inspirational for the Crusaders all season, and was so once again in Friday’s thrilling overtime game.

Omey now has 1,609 yards passing and 1,064 yards rushing this season, and has either passed or run for 38 of the team’s 50 offensive touchdowns.

For more on Omey’s big weekend, see Omey leads the Crusaders past the Huskies in wild shootout …


Athena Miller

Eureka Soccer, Senior

The midfielder has been instrumental for the Loggers all season long, directing play for a dynamic Eureka attack and helping the team to a perfect 14-0 regular season.

Miller now has 15 goals and 13 assists.

For more on Miller’s big week, see Eureka girls closing in on perfect season in H-DNL soccer …

Honorable Mentions 

Cody Wyatt, South Fork football, Skaidra Pulley, Arcata girls soccer, Julia De solini, Del Norte cross country, Molly Citro, McKinleyville girls golf, Collin Stockwell, Fortuna cross country



Eureka Football

Eureka improved to 9-0 and clinched at least a share of the Big 4 with a 44-6 win over Del Norte on Senior Night Friday.

The Loggers, who have lost just once in the past 21 games dating back to the start of last season, are gearing up for what many expect to be an exciting playoff run.

For more on Eureka’s big week, see Senior players step up for Eureka in big win …

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