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Sports - February 2014

Lauren McCoy gave teams nightmare's all season long here on the North Coast and helped lead Arcata girls basketball to the Big 5 and Niclai Championship. News Channel 3's Chet Davis caught up with the scoring, blocking, rebounding machine.


The McKinleyville wrestling team has swept the past two tournaments here on the North Coast including the NCS Dual Meet Championship. But as News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains, a year ago, the Panthers cam up just a few points short of the title.


Basketball is almost over, but this Fab Five features arguably the Top Play of the season!

It was championship night in high school basketball. The boys and girls Niclai winners were crowned at Lumberjack Arena. Humboldt State takes to its home court one final time. And the Player Profile segment features a member of the College of the Redwoods men's basketball team.  The Corsairs just ended the regular season tied for second in the Golden Valley Conference. 

It may have taken extra innings, but the College of the Redwoods softball team got the proverbial monkey off its back with a 5-4 win in eight innings in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader against Mendocino in Ukiah on Thursday.

The Corsairs fell 5-1 in the opener, but actually out-hit Mendocino 6-2 in the game.

“It’s always nice to get that first win,” said CR...

Nate Ambrosini signed with Chico State basketball back in late November. Before the start of his senior season, Ambrosini had high expectations for his Fortuna Huskies. And they did not disappoint. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has the story with the Athlete of the Week.


ARCATA – Former Oakland Raider Tim Brown will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction on Sat., March 29 at Humboldt State University. Don and Carolyn Johnson will be the honored guests.

The auction will be held in HSU's Kate Buchanan Room. Tickets are $100. Last year the event raised more than $184,000. Guest speakers in the past have included...

In sports, injuries are impossible to predict and when they happen, an athlete's desire and will to recover gets tested. News Channel 3's Chet Davis met one athlete who had that desire to return to the sport she loves. 


There can only be Five!  It's the Fab Five, the top plays from weekend!

It's the final night of the high school boys basketball regular season. Big 5 Champion Fortuna was looking to finish undefeated in league play. Eureka meanwhile was trying to hold on to second place in the standings. From the Little 4, South Fork hosted St. Bernard's. Humboldt State was on the road at San Francisco and College of the Redwoods makes its final home appearance. First place is on...

College athletes juggle more than the normal student. In addition to classes, they have hours of practice, roadtrips and for CR's Lili Hererra, that's just the beginning. News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains why with the Athlete of the Week. 

The common sports for children are soccer, baseball or softball. But there's another activity that a kid can start at any age. News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains why tennis is a sport that shouldn't get overlooked. Here's this week's Sporting Youth.


It's the Fab Five! The top plays from the weekend here on the North Coast.  

LAS VEGAS – The early season timely hitting continued for Humboldt State on Friday with its third pair of wins in four days.

In the first HSU game, Alison McKibbon capped a four-run bottom of the seventh inning comeback to defeat Hawaii at Hilo, 12-11. With the big hit of the night contest, Julie Pena made it a perfect day’s results with a key two-run fifth frame home run in a 4-3...

Just one week remains in the high school basketball regular season. We have highlights from all five games. Hoopa was trying to earn its third consecutive Little 4 Title. At the college level, Humboldt State is at home this weekend while College of the Redwoods is on the road at Feather River. We also have the always popular Player Profile segment. 

BRISBANE – Jumping out to leads proved to be beneficial for Humboldt State to sweep Academy of Art on the softball diamond Wednesday afternoon.

The Lumberjacks opened a 10-0 lead behind Alison McKibbon’s grand slam to power past the Urban Knights 11-3 in the opener. In the late game, HSU plated single runs in the first, third and fifth to complete the pair of wins by a 3-2 final.


Ferndale's Ike Townsend (DE) has signed a letter of intent to play for Humboldt State Football. 

After a solid career playing under Wildcats coach Kim Jorgensen, Townsend received All-League and the Captain Award in his three years.

Ike is the son of Stace and Pegi Townsend of Ferndale and will be a forestry major.

It’s one of the most difficult decisions Arcata’s Brooke Coelho has had to make. Selecting what school for college… It was important for the Arcata senior to stay in the north state and that’s why she picked Chico. 

Coelho will join the soccer program in the fall. The Wildcats are members of the CCAA...

Eureka’s Alexis Robinson is fast… Very fast…His quickness and skills caught the eye of many division one schools.
Robinson has made his decision and is heading to Texas. He’ll attend Baylor University in the fall. Robinson signed his national letter of intent Wednesday morning and will play both football and track and field for the Bears…
At quarterback, he helped...

Milton Stewart is a senior for the Hoopa basketball team and he's a big reason why the Warriors are still undefeated in the Little Four Conference.  As News Channel Three's Chet Davis explains, Stewart and his teammates are out to prove something to the HDN.  

BELMONT – It wasn’t a complete smooth going, but the outcome could not have been better. Humboldt State started the inaugural campaign under new head coach Shelli Sarchett with a season opening sweep.

The Lumberjacks need a game-tying two-run Tiffany Hollingsworth home run and two more eighth innings tallies to take the opener, 4-3, from the Argonauts of Notre Dame de Namur. HSU did...

It's amazing that she can even bowl at her age. Jeannette Richards is 92 Year-old and still competes in the senior bowling league at Harbor Lanes in Eureka. And she recently had the best game of her career. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has the story with the Sporting Senior.



Press Release from Humboldt Crabs

ARCATA — The Humboldt Crabs are pleased to announce former player and assistant coach Tyson Fisher has accepted the managerial position for the Crabs 70th anniversary season. Fisher has been the head baseball coach at Fortuna High School since 2011. He was an assistant coach for the Crabs for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. 

“We are very pleased to...

We've reached the second half of the high school basketball conference season. There were a total of six games in the Humboldt Del Norte League. On the boys side, Hoopa was looking to stay undefeated in the Little 4 while Ferndale was trying for that first league win. On the girls side, first place St. Bernard's hosted Hoopa. And South Fork traveled to Ferndale. Humboldt State is on the road...