Colegrove named MVP of the Little 4; eight Warriors honored

Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Tatianna Colegrove

By Ray Hamill — As expected, Hoopa senior Tatianna Colegrove has been named MVP of the Little 4 in softball after another big campaign for the dominating Warriors.

Colegrove was instrumental in leading her team to a fourth straight league championship and another impressive playoff run, and she was one of eight Hoopa players to receive all-league recognition.

In addition to Colegrove, teammates Nae-Rew Martin, Jewely Bibancos, Diamond Bibancos and Bella Valentine were also named to the all-league team, with three other Hoopa girls receiving an all-league honorable mention.

Colegrove led the Warriors both on offense and in the pitchers circle.

The talented multi-sport senior, who was also named all-league first team in both volleyball and basketball, averaged a team-best .494 at the plate and had an impressive ERA of 0.60.

She also hit a team-high five home runs.

With Colegrove setting the tone in the circle, the Warriors won 18 straight games in a five-week spell, including all eight of their league games.

The team’s only losses this year came against Big 5 opponents.

Martin and the Bibancos twins, who will all play at College of the Redwoods next season, also played a huge role for the Warriors this spring, as did Valentine, who was the team’s only junior all-league first-team selection.

St. Bernard’s also had three all-league first-team selections, while Ferndale had two.

Seniors Ella Jimenez, Torin Baty and Marce Davila all were honored for SB, which finished second to the Warriors in league play and qualified for the NCS playoffs.

Jewely Bibancos

Ella Jimenez

It was the second all-league selection of the year for Jimenez, who also received the honor in volleyball.

A young Ferndale team struggled to make much of an impact in league play, but had some bright spots alone the way, including the play of Lillian Chase-Rocha and Tinnley Pidgeon, who were also named to the all-league team.

South Fork did not field a softball team this spring.

Tinnley Pidgeon


Hoopa — Rianna Bain, Maizey Maloney, Nalani Colegrove

St. Bernard’s — Kodi Meyer, Aubree Saunderson, Hannah Finck

Ferndale — Maddison Gossi

Marce Davila

Tatianna Colegrove

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