VOTING HAS CLOSED
By Ray Hamill — It’s that time of the year again, when we look back at 2021 in local sports and hand out some well-deserved end-of-year awards.
Including of course our 2021 Female Athlete of the Year.
Like with our other categories — Male Athlete, Team and Coach of the Year — there were plenty of worthy candidates for female athlete.
Readers can vote up to once a day and the winner will be announced on New Year’s eve.
Here then are the finalists for Female Athlete of the Year, in alphabetical order …
Klayre Barres — After a brilliant career competing in soccer and track and field at Eureka High, Barres had an immediate impact playing soccer at Chico State this fall.
Lyndsee Brewer — The exceptional South Fork goalkeeper was nominated more times than any other athlete.
Ginny Brooks — The Eureka Logger was the best high school track and field athlete in the H-DNL in the spring, as a sophomore.
Savannah Colegrove — The multi-sport Hoopa senior is coming off a big year in softball, basketball and volleyball.
Hailey Dolcini — The Fresno State ace was a top-25 finalist for college softball player of the year.
Annie Macdonald — A huge year for Arcata High in cross country, track and soccer.
Tildy Macdonald — Like her twin sister, Tildy also had a huge year in cross country, track and soccer.
Kira Morris — The busiest athlete in the area competed in five different sports this calendar year, representing Eureka High in cross country, volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer.
Kaylee Murphy — The former Eureka Logger is enjoying another outstanding season playing basketball at UC Santa Cruz.
Juliana Ortega-Miranda — A multi-sport college athlete at College of the Redwoods.
Ashley Quigley — The former Arcata Tiger is enjoying another outstanding season playing basketball for CR.
Soffia Reyes — The speedy Mack junior is a dynamic athlete in track and soccer.
Lele Tanuvasa — The St. Bernard’s junior is the best high school basketball player on the North Coast, bar none, and an MVP caliber player in volleyball.
Kathryn Tinney — A consistently high performer for the Mack Panthers in soccer, track and basketball.
Bella Vigil — Eureka High’s female athlete of the year after big seasons in basketball, volleyball, cross country and track.
Here is my vote for Bella Vigil, EHS SPORTS and now playing at Butte College
Savannah is a perfect example of a dedicated, committed, skilled, hard driven and gifted athelete.
Savannah has excelled in all areas of her performance in her four years of playing sports. I hope to see Svannah playing for a college of her choice.