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Sports - November 2013

The High School Cross Country State Finals were held Saturday in Fresno. McKinleyville's Morgin Coonfield finished 3rd with a time of 18:05 in the D4 race. Here is a link with complete results:



The NCS Football Division 4 Semi-Finals featured two Humboldt Del Norte teams. Fortuna and Del Norte. The Warriors have been the story of the postseason with their two upset wins to advance to the third round. The Huskies entered the matchup with a four-game winning streak and won the hard fought battle 21-20 at Husky Field in Fortuna.

It's that time of the season. When News Channel 3 Sports Director Manny Machado makes his way to the North Pole for Saint Nick's Picks. Every Friday leading up until Christmas, Santa will tell us some of the NFL teams that have been put on his nice list.

ROHNERT PARK – It is a good honor to be recognized by your conference, but a better one to earn acclaim against your regional peers.
Humboldt State’s Zach Hammond was voted to the 2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-West Region first team. 
The annual postseason awards program is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc. and voted on by the region’s sports...

The great thing about making the postseason is anyone has a chance. That was the case for the Del Norte football team. But as News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains. Getting that chance in the playoffs wasn't easy.


It's the Fab Ten!  The top ten football plays from the football season.  

It's week two of the NCS Football Playoffs. Four teams remain from the HDN. Fortuna and Ferndale took to the field Friday night. Eureka and Del Norte open the second round Saturday on the road. And the experts join us one last time for the Question of the Week. 


FORTUNA, Calif. -- Two HealthSPORT Fortuna Gymnastics team members competed in the USA Gymnastics NorCal Level 5 State Championships in Oroville on Nov. 9 and 10 and brought home medals for their efforts.


Mackenzie Hall, 11, and Katie Hurst, 12, competed amongst 300 of the best Level 5 gymnasts in the state. They are two members of the six-person HealthSPORT team, and they...

Jacks welcomes three talented rowers to program
 ARCATA – The life blood of every college athletic program is its recruiting, and Humboldt State rowing received an infusion of three talented rowers.
Less than two years removed from the NCAA Division II national title, the Lumberjacks program under the direction of head coach Robin Meiggs has signed Brooke Gibboney, Samantha...

A total of eight College of the Redwoods athletes earned first-team all-conference selections and CR head women’s soccer coach J.D. Davidson was named the Golden Valley Conference’s Coach of the Year this week, officially capping off CR’s 2013 fall sports season.

Despite a winless 0-13 campaign this fall, according to CR Athletic Director Joe Hash, the coaches of the GVC, who make up...

Nate Ambrosini has yet to take to the court for his senior season but the prep basketball star knows where he’ll attend college.


In front of family and friends Thursday night at Fortuna High School, Ambrosini signed his letter of intent to play basketball next year at Chico State. The Wildcats are a member of the CCAA conference.


The 6-4 forward averaged 21...

Mendocino women’s soccer is again in the playoffs thanks from the efforts of three North Coast athletes.


They are sophomore Taylor McMillin, and freshmen Kenzie Rice and Winnie Stitt. McMillin has 14 goals and 16 assists this season. Rice in her first year at the college level has found the back of the net eight times. Stitt has shined on defense and also has two goals.


Humboldt State football went winless during the season but among the disappointment was improvement. Especially for Eureka's Josh Hanson. Here's Chet Davis with the News Channel 3 Athlete of the Week.


ARCATA — Eleven players saw double-digit playing time and five scored in double figures in Humboldt State's 115-81 blowout of Pacific Union in the Jacks' home-opener Tuesday.

Implementing their fullcourt press for the first time this season, the Lumberjacks ran away to a 27-point lead in the first half and cruised from there to improve their record to 2-1. The Pioneers fell to 0-6...

It was a great weekend for North Coast football teams. Three high school squads advanced to the second round of the NCS Playoffs. For many of these teams, they've been playing together ever since youth football and that's where it all starts. News Channel 3's Chet Davis got a firsthand look at the future of high school football. 

Here is the final Fab Five of the football season!  Tune in for the Best of the Fab Five next weekend.

LOS ANGELES -- Former Eureka Logger Soma Vainuku scored his first college touchdown and helped USC upset No. 5 Stanford in a 20-17 victory. 


The North Coast Section Football Playoffs have arrived. A total of five HDN teams have reached the post season. St. Bernard's got things going in Division 4 at Valley Christian. We also preview the weekend action for Ferndale, Eureka and Del Norte. Both Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods take to the field one final time. And the experts select the high school Coach of the Year.


The Ferndale girls soccer team advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the number one seed. But even making it that far was an accomplishment for the Wildcats. As News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains, a big reason for that success came from Emma Gomes. She's the Athlete of the Week. 

The Arcata girls soccer season ended over the weekend in the second round of the NCS Playoffs. But don't let that overshadow what the Tigers did during the regular season. Sweeping their conference schedule. News Channel 3's Chet Davis takes a look at Arcata's impressive year in tonight's Sporting Youth.



The final Fab Five of the regular season did not disappoint!  Here are the top High School Football plays from the weekend.  

Merced’s Rogeene Russell hit two free throws with .08 seconds remaining to beat the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team 70-68 on Friday in the Corsairs’ season debut in the first round of the Jocelyn Mancebo Classic at Delta College.

In a game that saw 16 lead changes and 10 ties, the Corsairs couldn’t hold on to a five-point lead with less than two minutes remaining.


It's the final week of the regular season in high school football. Ferndale and St. Bernard's entered tied for the Little 4 Conference lead. Both Humboldt State and College of the Redwoods are on the road. And the experts select the best grounds crew on the North Coast.

The Corsairs scrapped and battled, but, in the end, couldn’t overcome Shasta as the College of the Redwoods volleyball fell in straight sets in a Golden Valley Conference volleyball match at Eureka on Wednesday, losing 25-21, 25-22 and 25-22.

Redwoods played Shasta tight in all three games, even leading 20-18 in the third and final game, but just couldn’t get over the hump to get a...

Zack Hammond just finished his soccer career at Humboldt State this past weekend. And fittingly, the senior scored a goal in his final game. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has the story with the Athlete of the Week.


ARCATA — The Humboldt Crabs, which began in 1945, are the longest continuously-operated summer collegiate baseball program in the United States. Vikki Rossi of McKinleyville was elected the Crabs first female board president on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the annual board retreat. Rossi is an HSU alumna and works at Sun Valley Floral Farms as a credit and collections manager. She is also the...

What's the easiest way to get kids active? How about running. Its as simple as that. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has more on the local running program that has kids of all ages lining up and racing. 


Eureka is the Big 5 football champion, but many teams are trying to better their chances at a playoff appearance. Fortuna was in the friendly city hosting Del Norte. St. Bernard's looks to get back on track at South Fork. College of the Redwoods returns home and the experts join us for the Question of the Week.