By Ray Hamill — Basketball and wrestling take center stage this week, as we honor the best performances from this past weekend.
And that includes a couple of Eureka High seniors.
On the basketball court, Trevor Bell was named tourney MVP after helping the Eureka boys win their own Logger Classic.
Fellow senior Aracely Rendon continued her impressive start to the wresting season with another stellar performance at the West Coast Women’s Tournament of Champions.
And that’s good enough to get both of them the nod as this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week.
Up at McKinleyville High, meanwhile, the Fortuna girls basketball team continued its fast start to the new season by winning the Lady Panther Classic, earning our team of the week honors in the process.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Eureka Basketball, Senior
Bell has impressed all season for the Loggers, who are quickly establishing themselves as one of the teams to beat in this year’s Big 5.
The senior point guard was named tourney MVP after helping the Loggers to wins over Brookings, St. Bernard’s and Shasta, including a big comeback from a seven-point halftime deficit in the championship game.
For more on Bell’s big weekend, see Fast-improving Eureka boys win Logger Classic …
Eureka Wrestling, Senior
Rendon has begun this season better than ever, winning 15 straight matches.
Over the weekend, she placed first in her division in the prestigious West Coast Women’s Tournament of Champions, winning all five of her matches.
Rendon is currently the No. 2 ranked wrestler in state in her division.
For more on Rendon’s big weekend, see New strategy paying off for Eureka girls in wrestling …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Fortuna Girls Basketball
The Huskies arguably have been the most impressive of the H-DNL teams through the early going this season, winning a second tournament championship at the Lady Panther Classic on Saturday.
The Fortuna girls, who are 10-1 and have been playing some outstanding defense, got the better of McKinleyville in the championship game by a score of 47-39.
For more on the Fortuna girls’ big weekend, see Defensive Huskies win Lady Panther Classic …