Sports - March 2014

As we've seen during this year's March Madness, it's not always the size of a school that matters the most. Just ask Duke about Mercer. Well, size also is not an advantage for the Healthsport Gymnastics team in Fortuna. But as News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains. Even though the group may be not the biggest in numbers, it has grown in size.

A McKinleyille High School senior is getting the opportunity to play two sports at the college level.
 
Tori Laidlaw on Wednesday night signed a national letter of intent to attend William Jessup university in the fall.
 
Laidlaw will be a member of both the warriors basketball and soccer programs…
 
William Jessup is located east of Sacramento in Rocklin....

Chris Cherms will continue to stop shots in front of the net just a short distance from the Arcata High School campus. 
 
The Tigers senior captain Tuesday night signed a letter of intent to play next season at Humboldt State. 
 
Cherms was a four-year member of the Arcata soccer program. All four years they reached the North Coast Section playoffs.
 
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Brandon White plays football and basketball for St. Bernard's, but not that's not what got him chosen as the Athlete of the Week.  As News Channel Three's Chet Davis shows us, it's what White does on the racetrack that sets him apart.  

They were the last HDN girls basketball team standing. Arcata reached the Nor Cal Finals and News Channel 3's Chet Davis recaps what was an unforgettable run by the Tigers.

 

Highlights from the Nor Cal Division 4 Finals between Arcata and Justin-Siena from American Canyon High School. 

The Humboldt Bay Rowing Association Junior Crew team competes in nine regatta’s each year. One of those events is their very own. The weather was ideal Saturday morning along Humboldt Bay. The sun was out and there was no wind at all. The local rowing team had a friendly dual regatta with a squad from Ashland, Oregon. The finish line was at the boat house located next to the Samoa Bridge....

EUGENE, Ore.—Fred Rosser made the most of a step up in competition by finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 53.87 at the Oregon Preview, giving him a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II championships.

 
Three Jacks made the trip to the meet hosted by University of Oregon at Hayward Field. In addition to Rosser, Ben Stern and Tyler Cleveland...

News Channel 3's Chet Davis talks with Arcata Head Coach Dusty Scofield before the Tigers Nor Cal Finals matchup with Justin-Siena. 

A total of five different Corsairs set personal records at the Bob Rush Invitational at San Mateo on Friday as the College of the Redwoods track and field team continues to build momentum for its run to the postseason championships.

“It was a really good day for us,” said CR head coach Reed Elmore. “Everybody is making progress and it looks like we’re ready now to make that leap and...

Arcata girls basketball is one of the four remaining teams in the State Tournament. They will meet Justin-Siena in the Nor Cal Championship on Saturday. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has a preview. 

In football, it's a 2,000 yard season. In basketball, it's a 60 point game. In baseball, it's the perfect game. All are benchmarks that only few have attained. Fortuna's Bryant Head almost achieved one of those tasks but as News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains, Head was one wrong bounce away from perfection. But he's still our Athlete of the Week.

 

Gannon Cyphers is a young bowling start from Eureka. News Channel 3's Chet Davis decided to see how good the 14 year-old actually was. And Chet found out the hard way with this week's Sporting Youth.

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO – Arcata's Jordan Semple and the Chico State men's basketball team defeated Cal State Stanislaus, 81-80 capturing the 2014 NCAA West Region Championship on Monday night.
With 2:48 remaining the Wildcats trailed 74-61.

What followed were some of the most stunning moments in the history of Chico State athletics. The Wildcats scored 20 points in the final 2:34, capped...

Arcata girls basketball and HSU softball dominate this edition of the Fab Five!  

ARCATA- College of the Redwoods starting pitcher Justin Hatch went six strong innings, allowing just three singles with seven strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season on Saturday, beating Siskiyous 8-4 at the Arcata Ballpark to help the Corsairs win the Golden Valley Conference three-game series.

CR, which split with Siskiyous in a doubleheader on Friday, started Saturday’s...

CHICO—Middle distance runners Gustavo Plasencia and Devon Kelsey paced the Jacks at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, each finishing second in their races.
 
Plasencia finished the 800-meter run in 1...

LAKE NATOMA – On a great Saturday racing day, Humboldt State saw its young rowing team have a strong season opener at the Sacramento State Invitational.

The Lumberjacks’ crew team bested its NCAA Division II competition of UC San Diego in the Varsity Eight and fell just shy of taking the other ranking race, Varsity Four.

“We had a good day overall. We were a bit disappointed...

There was one Humboldt Del Norte wrestler who's season lasted longer than all the rest. News Channel 3's Chet Davis outlines the rare performance by Eureka's Kolton Martin. The senior is the Athlete of the Week... 

Female athletes have been breaking down barriers in sports for decades. For Example, Bille Jean King. Title nine, Danica Patrick in nascar. As News Channel 3's Chet Davis explains, women in wrestling can be added to the list. Especially at Eureka High School.

 

The top plays from the weekend in sports on the North Coast!  It's the Fab Five!  

Ferndale and St. Bernard’s meet for the fourth time this season in high school girls basketball. But this time around it’s for the North Coast Section Championship. The Wildcats are going for their third consecutive division six title. Both teams are co-champs of the Little 4 Conference. 

Eureka's Kolton Martin won his first match by pin in the first round over Bryce DeCamargo. 

He lost his second match by pin in the third round to #2 ranked Bryce Martin. 

The Eureka senior won this third match by a score of 3-2 over Myles Lenover but lost fourth and final match to Edgar Segura. 

Martin finishes 16th in California. He was the lone HDN wrestler to compete...

There are more than 25,000 high school wrestlers in California. But only the very best get to compete for a state championship.

The CIF Finals get underway Friday in Bakersfield and one Humboldt Del Norte wrestler is taking to the mat.

Eureka’s Kolton Martin who only has...

Tonya Walker has helped lead the Humboldt State softball team to an 18-5 record this season.  This past weekend alone, Walker had two game-winning hits against Chico State.  News Channel 3's Chet Davis met with the center fielder who's been making big plays her whole career.

On the heels of one of the most successful basketball seasons in College of the Redwoods history for the men’s and women’s teams combined, the icing on the cake came Monday when it was announced by the California Community College Athletic Association that a total of nine Corsairs earned All-Golden Valley Conference honors.
Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in second place of...

The high school basketball season is coming to a close this week with the second round of the NCS Playoffs. But for future high schoolers, it's time to hone their skills. News Channel 3's Chet Davis has more with this week's Sporting Youth.

 

For the first time, softball makes the Fab Five!  Check out the top plays from the weekend in sports.

A total of nine Humboldt Del Norte basketball teams reached the NCS Playoffs and seven of those squads advanced to the next round. On the final Full Court Press, we preview all the second round match-ups. Humboldt State women's basketball was looking to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. And the Player Profile is a force in the paint.