Consistency has been key for this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes and Team of the Week, as it tends to be most weeks.
Team of the Week honors go to Team Beasts seventh grade girls basketball, which is five for five in tournaments this spring, and you can’t get much more consistent than that.
Our boys Athlete of the Week honors go to Eureka’s Brady Munson, who pitched a no-hitter against Arcata on Saturday to give his team a shot at the Big 5 title this week, and once again, it doesn’t get much more consistent than a no-hitter.
And rounding out this week’s group of standouts, McKinleyville High senior Meigan Butler has been the most consistent of a growing number of local high school mountain bikers this spring, with yet another impressive showing in Lower Lake over the weekend.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Eureka Baseball, Senior
One day after Humboldt Sports ran a story on the best pitchers in the H-DNL, Munson made a strong case for inclusion with a no-hitter against a good Arcata team on Saturday.
On what was a great day for pitching, it was Munson’s performance that stood out and the Loggers’ 1-0 win guaranteed them a winner-takes-all series against McKinleyville for the Big 5 title this week.
Munson, who appears to getting stronger as the season moves along, is 3-0 with an ERA of 2.16.
For more on Munson’s big performance, see Munson’s no-hitter highlights Eureka, Arcata split …
Humboldt Composite Mountain Bike Team, Senior
Butler has been inspirational this season for the Humboldt club, placing second in the varsity girls division at the most recent NorCal high school race in Lower Lake over the weekend.
The Mack senior has been the model of consistency, placing second in all four of her races this spring, and she currently sits second in the overall season series.
For more on Butler’s big weekend, see Humboldt mountain bikers take first as a team at Lower Lake …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Team Beasts Seventh Grade Girls Basketball
The stellar seventh graders are enjoying an outstanding spring playing together and have been setting the standard for a deep Team Beasts roster of teams.
This past weekend, they won their fifth tournament in five appearances, taking top spot at the prestigious NBBA Spring Classic and outplaying many of the top young players in the Bay Area.
For more on the girls’ big weekend, see Team Beasts impress again, led by seventh grade girls …