Athletes of the Week

TEAMS OF THE WEEK — Local All-Stars do the North Coast proud

The McKinleyville 12s react during a playoff game earlier this summer.

By Ray Hamill — It was a week District 26 will not forget any time soon.

Humboldt County’s three Little League All-Star championship teams each made a big statement this summer, with all three of them reaching their respective NorCal State tournaments this past week.

The McKinleyville 10-year-olds and 12s, along with the Redwood Empire 11s, all did the North Coast proud with their performances on the big stage, with the players stepping up for the occasion and showcasing just how much young talent there is here.

The Mack 10s stole the show with two clutch wins at their tournament, as they bounced back from an opening day loss to win a pair of elimination games.

They were dynamic the entire summer and placed fourth in NorCal out of close to 400 teams, as did the Mack 12s, which was a remarkable achievement for both teams.

In the District and Section tournaments, the three local All-Star championship teams combined for 19 wins out of the 20 games they played on their way to the NorCal tournaments.

Congratulations to all three teams, who are this week’s Humboldt Sports Teams of the Week, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics.

Submitted photo – The RELL 11s celebrate their District championship earlier this summer.

Submitted photo – The Mack 10s celebrate their District championship.

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