Fall sports roundup

Morgan Ford and Zoe Macknicki, Sports Editor and Managing Editor

27th October, 2022

Arcata High School is big on fall sports, the Tigers tend to dominate and many of Arcata Highs sports have won the Humboldt Del Norte League titles in the past.

Arcata High’s fall teams have had very impressive seasons so far.

Girls golf started out strong winning each of their tournaments throughout the season.

They have led by a numerous amount of strokes each tournament. The girls golf team dynamic is strong.

Sophomore Madyson Nelson described her team’s season as “winning a lot, having a great time, and improving on [our] skills.”

Nelson also explained that the seniors on her team really inspire her, and she likes hanging out with them.

Seniors Avery Meadows and Amaya Urquidez described the golf season as “a true dream, everything we could have imagined for our senior year.”

The golfers finished the season first in the league, and will continue on to NCS sections.

Arcata High’s girls golf team celebrating after their win at Fortuna’s golf course.

Girls tennis also continues to have a great season.

Senior Kyra Alway said, “We are a really tight knit team, and the girls are all really sweet.”

She also added, “So far we are undefeated which is really exciting.”

As Alway said, “Go Tennis!”

Boys soccer continues to impress with their fantastic standings in the HDNL boys soccer league.

They are undefeated so far this season and are hoping for the league title this year.

They have a large number of seniors who contribute to the team. Henry Lee said the season’s going very well and he is excited to see how the rest of it goes.

Cruz Aguilar in action against Fortuna.

Girls soccer also has had a fairly good season.

“The season has been good, we’ve been working hard and it’s been paying off. I think we have a lot of strong players and a strong team, and I’m excited for the rest of the season,” senior Rogue Russell said.

Arcata High’s girls varsity soccer team getting ready to play McKinleyville.

Russell hopes to have a good end to the season. “I am really looking forward to crushing dreams and making the other teams cry,” Russell said.

While the football season has been off to a rough start, the players are still finding many things to enjoy. Junior Oscar Carlson says that they have regular team dinners, which really helps with the team chemistry.

Carlson added that the team is “looking forward to hopefully winning some games.”

Arcata High’s varsity football team in action under Friday night lights.

Varsity volleyball has been having a successful season, one that Senior Taylor Appy described as “dominating.”

Appy also added that the team is becoming much more confident and competitive, and they are looking forward to more league games.

The team also focuses a lot on team bonding and chemistry, as Senior Caroline Dieker added that they are “all supportive and good friends, with such good bonds and connections.”

JV Volleyball is also enjoying a strong start to the season, and Freshman Pearl Smith is looking forward to playing competitive games against their league opponents.

When not playing volleyball, Freshman Josie Cunningham and the rest of her team like to “hang out with varsity, or get to know each other with some fun activities.”

Arcata High’s volleyball team getting ready to play Eureka High.

Arcata High’s cross country team has both the boys and girls teams doing well. The Girls team continues to impress by winning a lot of their league meets.

“The girls team has been doing really well, so it will be an exciting season.” Senior Ai-lan McGoldrick said.

The girls hope to win at the county level and then move onto sections. The boys team has also had an impressive season.

Junior Andrew Trieu said, “The Freshman have been doing well, they have been a big help and make up most of our varsity team.”

All of Arcata High’s fall sports have had strong starts to their season. The rest of the season will be very entertaining to watch, and we encourage you to go support every team this fall!