By Ray Hamill — The Arcata and Hoopa girls are moving on in the North Coast Section playoffs with impressive home wins for both on Friday.
The Hoopa girls, who are seeded No. 2 in Division V, took care of No. 7 University out of San Francisco by a score of 8-5.
The Warriors will now host a semifinal against No. 3 Credo next week, with a date and time still to be determined.
The Tigers, meanwhile won an NCS game for the first time since 2012, defeating Berean Christian 9-4 in Division-IV action.
The Arcata girls trailed 3-0 early, but rallied to score nine unanswered runs and had several outstanding defensive plays on the way to the playoff win.
The No. 6 Tigers will now travel to play at No. 3 Cardinal Newman.
Both St. Bernard’s teams weren’t quite so fortunate.
In softball, the No. 5 seeds fell 10-0 at No. 4 Clear Lake, while in baseball, the No. 2 Crusaders lost a close one at home to Branson, 4-3.
Other local teams not in action did find out who they’ll be playing next, including the Eureka girls, who will travel to play St. Joseph Notre Dame in Division-III action on Monday in a matchup of four and five seeds.
In Division-IV softball, the No. 2 McKinleyville Panthers will now host No. 10 Kennedy, after The Eagles upset No. 7 Piedmont 6-0.
In Division-IV baseball, No. 1 McKinleyville will play No. 8 Redwood Christian, after the San Lorenzo school knocked off No. 9 Kelseyville.
No word yet on who Arcata will play.
In Division-VI softball, Emery defeated Potter Valley 8-7 and will play at No. 1 South Fork on Monday at 5 p.m., while in Division-VI baseball, the No. 1 Cubs will host San Francisco Waldorf, also on Monday at 5 p.m.
More to come on Friday’s games.