By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors feature heavily in this week’s Athletes and Team of the Week, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics.
Del Norte senior Kaleb Price is enjoying an outstanding season on the basketball courts, leading the way on a talented Warriors team.
Price is coming off a big week with three impressive performances, which makes him one of our athletes of the week.
Another local basketball player who is enjoying a stellar campaign is St. Bernard’s Lele Tanuvasa.
The standout sophomore leads the way on a young St. Bernard’s girls team and has been a consistent threat for the Crusaders.
And rounding out this week’s awards is the Del Norte wrestling team.
The Warriors capped another big season with a dominating display at the league championships over the weekend, winning a total of 10 individual titles.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Del Norte Basketball, Senior
Price has been a constant threat for the Warriors this year and appears to be getting stronger as the season moves on.
In three games over the past week, the senior standout had 48 points and 44 rebounds, posting double-doubles against St. Bernard’s, Eureka and McKinleyville.
Price and the Warriors close out their season against Fortuna on Thursday.
St. Bernard’s Basketball, Sophomore
Tanuvasa is arguably the best player on the North Coast this year and certainly the standout performer in the Little 4.
In her last four games, the sensational sophomore has averaged 23.5 points, including scoring 28 in a loss to Arcata.
She has been extremely consistent and a leader on a young St. Bernard’s team that will continue to be a force for the next couple of years.
For more on Tanuvasa’s big week, see Crusaders top South Fork …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Del Norte Wrestling
The Warriors have been one of the top high school wrestling programs on the North Coast for several years and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.
Over the weekend they enjoyed plenty of success at the H-DNL championships at Mack High, winning 10 individual titles.
The winners in the girls tournament included Jenny Schaad (111 pounds), Savannah Williams (126), Adenne Schaad (143) and Alianna Sciple (189).
On the boys side, Eric Stanbury (113), Eddie Hartwick (138), Chaz Harrison (160), Walker Gensaw (170), Brandon Jones (195) and Jase Mintonye (220) all also won.
Bobby Aflague, Leah Park, Channey Schaad, Aver Wiley and Savanah Williams each also were runners-up.
For more on the Del Norte wrestlers big weekend, see H-DNL season wraps up at league meet …