By Ray Hamill — Golf, baseball and track and field are all represented in this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics.
In golf, St. Bernard’s sophomore Jack Kramer is coming off a huge performance at Monday’s North Coast Section tournament, which makes him one of our athletes of the week.
In baseball, meanwhile, Eureka junior Myles Standish continued his remarkable season with another monstrous performance against St. Bernard’s on Thursday night.
Not to be out-done, fellow Logger Ginny Brooks was the standout athlete at this past week’s H-DNL Track and Field Championships, winning three of her four events and placing third in the other.
And speaking of track and field, it was also a big week for the Del Norte Warriors, who took home both the boys and girls league team championships, earning them our team of the week honors.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
St. Bernard’s Golf, Sophomore
Kramer has impressed in high school golf since making his H-DNL debut last year and is coming off a strong spring that saw him place second to Eureka’s Talon Vigil in league play.
But he saved his best for the NCS playoffs on his way to a fifth-place finish in the Division-2 championships at the Valley of the Moon club in Santa Rosa on Monday.
Kramer shot a season-best 74 to lead the H-DNL contingent and will now advance to next week’s NCS Division-1 championships.
For more on his big week, see Kramer leads the local contingent at NCS golf, qualifies for D-1 tourney …
Eureka Baseball, Junior
Standish has been outstanding all season long for the Loggers and should be a frontrunner for Big 5 Pitcher of the Year.
Just two weeks after throwing a 47-pitch no-hitter against Fortuna, the junior ace struck out 18 and allowed just one hit in a 1-0 win over a quality St. Bernard’s team in the Charlie Lakin semifinals on Thursday night.
Standish recorded all but three outs by strikeout and dominated an experienced and dangerous SB lineup all night long.
This is the second time in three weeks Standish has been included in our athletes of the week.
For more on his big week, see Loggers, Crusaders serve up a pitching classic in Lakin semi …
Eureka Track and Field, Junior
Brooks has been the best track and field athlete in the H-DNL for the past two seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down.
In fact, she’s getting even better.
At this week’s league meet in Crescent City, she placed first in both hurdles events and the long jump, setting a new PR in the 300 meter hurdles.
After seeing her freshman season canceled because of COVID, since then Brooks has won seven of the eight events she has competed in at the league championships.
She also has the seventh best mark this season in the NCS in the 300m hurdles.
For more on her big week, see Del Norte girls, Brooks dominate at H-DNL track meet …
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Del Norte Track and Field
The Warriors are 2022 champions of the H-DNL, and by some margin for the boys.
Senior Edwin Zepeda and freshman Aden Mintonye were both double winners for the Del Norte boys, who comfortably outpaced the field by 29 points.
The girls competition was a little closer, with the Warriors winning by 11.5 points, thanks in large part to their sprinters, including Gianna Taylor, Tianna Thompson and Alyssa McCovey, who each had three top-three finishes.
For more on the Del Norte girls, see see Del Norte girls, Brooks dominate at H-DNL track meet …
For more on the boys team, see Several close finishes highlight boys track and field championships …