By Ray Hamill — Del Norte senior Danika Scott highlighted an impressive weekend for the H-DNL at the North Coast Section wrestling championships, winning an individual title.
The Warriors standout pinned one of the top high school wrestlers in the nation to secure the memorable win.
And that earns her the nod as one of this week’s Humboldt Sports athletes of the week.
CR’s Thomas Nelson also is coming off another outstanding week, leading the Corsairs to a conference championship and into this week’s state playoffs.
Nelson has been consistently outstanding all winter for the CR men, and was named first-team all-state over the weekend.
And that earns him the nod for our second athlete of the week, the second time he has earned the award this season.
And rounding out our weekly awards, our team of the week goes to the Eureka Girls Wrestling team, which placed a very impressive third overall at the NCS meet.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Del Norte Wrestling, Senior
Scott capped an outstanding prep career in the NCS with a section championship at 235, pinning one of the top-ranked wrestlers in the nation, Lilly McCoy, in the deciding match.
The Del Norte senior, who also won an H-DNL singles championship in tennis earlier in the school year, will now advance to the state meet this week.
For more on her big weekend, see NCS WRESTLING — Del Norte’s Scott wins section title …
CR Basketball, Sophomore
Nelson has been sensational all season for the Corsairs and was named first-team all-state over the weekend, one of just 10 players in NorCal to earn such a prestigious honor.
Nelson also was named MVP of the GVC after leading the conference in scoring (20.1 a game) and shooting (54.3 percent).
Nelson and the Corsairs will host Sacramento City in their playoff opener on Friday night.
For more on Nelson and the CR men, see Corsairs dominate all-GVC honors …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Eureka Girls Wrestling
The Loggers had an impressive seven girls place at the NCS championships, including two — Aracely Rendon Gomez and Kelli Johnston — who made it all the way to the championship round.
And that was good enough to lift the Eureka girls to an impressive third-place finish in the team competition.
The most dominant girls wrestling program in the H-DNL continues to grow and establish itself as one of the most dominating in the entire section.
For more on the Loggers’ big weekend, see NCS WRESTLING — Eureka girls place third …