Fortuna senior wrestler Adam Medeiros continued to lead the way for the Huskies this past weekend, helping them to a fifth-place finish as a team at the North Coast Classic, hosted by Eureka.
Medeiros, who was named Most Valuable Upper Weight Wrestler, was the only local champion, earning him the nod for one of this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week.
The Eureka girls, meanwhile, placed first as a team at the first-ever all-girls North Coast Classic, earning the Loggers the honor of Team of the Week.
In girls basketball action, McKinleyville senior Theresia Dickey continued to dominate opponents on the defensive side of the ball, also earning her Athlete of the Week honors.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Fortuna Wrestling, Senior
Medeiros has been the leading local wrestler all season, quickly making the transition to the mats after a very successful campaign in football.
The senior standout took another first place at the North Coast Classic at 170 pounds this past weekend, having recently also been the only local wrestler to place first at the big Anderson tournament.
For more on Medeiros’ impressive weekend, see Big day for local wrestlers at North Coast Classic …
McKinleyville Basketball, Senior
Arguably the most tenacious player in the county, Dickey is coming off an impressive week, with big defensive performances against Del Norte, Fortuna and Arcata in an eight-day spell.
The senior has evolved into one of the top shut-down defenders in the H-DNL and has been consistently inspirational for the Panthers all season, always showing up with intensity.
For more on Dickey’s big week, see Panthers get Niclai hopes back on track …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Eureka Girls Wrestling
It’s been an historic season for local girls wrestling, and an historic one for the Loggers in particular.
This past weekend, Eureka hosted a first all-girls North Coast Classic to go with the annual boys and JV tournaments, and the host school became the inaugural champions.
It’s the latest achievement in what has been a successful season for the program, which will compete at the upcoming first-ever all-girls H-DNL championships and NCS championships.
For more on the Loggers big weekend, see H-DN wrestlers step up to the challenge at North Coast Classic …