Bill Clinton Comes to Humboldt by fjwuxn


									                Volume 14, No. 5                                                                                  January 31st, 2008

Husky Howler
 Bill Clinton Comes to Humboldt
                                                                      379 12th Street, Fortuna, CA 95540

                                                                                                                                               Photos: Kyle Ambrosini

                                                                                                                Trevor Comes Home
by Kyle Ambrosini                    to welcome Clinton. Clinton‘s        Clinton also presented Senator
   On January 16th 2008, history     plane landed at the Arcata airport   Clinton’s plans for the prospect
was set in Humboldt County.          at approximately 6:00 p.m; he was    of our nation’s social orders and
Former President Bill Clinton        then transported by a motorcade      advancements. “Hillary wants
paid an unexpected visit to          of CHP officers to Redwood           to bring America back, to have
Eureka’s Redwood Acres while         Acres. After a slight delay of the   a new beginning by rebuilding
campaigning for his wife, Senator    proposed 6:30 p.m. appearance,       the middle class, by reclaiming
Hillary Clinton. This appearance     Clinton arrived, dressed formally    the future for our young people,
marks a milestone in Humboldt        and accompanied closely by the       getting the politics out of science
history, bearing in mind the last    Secret Service. His speech began     and technology on stem cell
presidential appearance dates back   somewhat humorously, addressing      research, on human genome
to 1969 (Lyndon Johnson). The        the large crowd who did not make     research, and global warming
line-up started early; well over     it into the building. “I want to     research, and rebuilding the
1,000 spectators eagerly lined up    thank all of the people that are     middle class by giving affordable
with lawn chairs and blankets to     outside trying to get in. There      health care to every single
get a glimpse of Clinton. Press      are more of them than there are      American,” proclaimed Clinton
arrived from all over the county,    of you.” His entire speech lasted    to the excited crowd. Although
including correspondent Kyle         just shy of an hour, in which he     Clinton did not conclude his
Ambrosini from Fortuna’s Husky       addressed Senator Clinton’s ideas    speech with the intended Question
Howler. After a 45 minute Secret     and plans for Health care, the No    and Answer period, he did walk
Service security sweep, a total      Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act,        amongst the crowd, signing
count of 400, including press        education and world affairs. He      autographs, shaking hands, taking
and VIP, were admitted to the        especially focused on America’s      pictures, and hugging the thrilled    by Miranda Faye
                                                                                                                                                   there will be a spaghetti dinner
campaign. Those lucky enough         future and Senator Clinton’s         audience. He left just as quickly        Trevor Stewart came home        benefit for Trevor and his family.
to make it in were given ideal       previous contributions to our        as he came, leaving a strong          Friday, January the 18th. Trevor   Tickets for the fundraiser are for
seats, with the farthest chair       nation. Specifically, he gave        and important impact on the           seems to be doing great, he’s      sale at the SFO, and if you want to
less then 50 yards away. The         examples and situations in which     Humboldt community. You can           completely mobile, he can talk     do more than attend the committee
meeting started with Arcata’s        Senator Clinton had already          listen to the entire speech given     and he remembers everyone and      is looking for items for the silent
Community Gospel Choir singing       improved and helped our people       by President Clinton at http://       everything. February seventh       auction and the dessert auction.
an assortment of patriotic songs     in medical and health care.
      Editorial-2                                                                                                  January 31st, 2008
                                                                                                                    December 21st, 2007

Letter to the Editor: Clinton Controversy                                                                                                                      2007-2008
                                                                                                                                                              Howler Staff
By Blake Ambrosini                   “Why isn’t the event in there?” In    thought was that these numbers         for life was inside, but I was able         -Adviser-
  Former President Bill Clinton’s    fact, the joke in the line was that   must be shown for admittance,          to walk in without passing any
visit to Eureka last Wednesday       Clinton’s visit might have done       and only numbers 1-400 would           metal detectors or even a pat-             Gini Wozny
was a major embarrassment            more to help the Obama campaign!      be admitted.       However, after      down. It is both ironic and scary       -Editor in Chief-
for the Democratic Party of             Second, the line itself was a      the doors opened, word passed          that more security exists at my           Kyle Ambrosini
Humboldt County. The event           complete joke. I got in it at         through the line that the numbers
                                                                                                                                                           -News Editor-
                                                                                                                  Free College Bowling Night than
was unorganized, uncoordinated,      2:30, four hours before the event     were not being shown because           at a former president’s address!
and, chaotic. First, the event was   was to start, with no more than       they were not the door security’s         The obvious excuse organizers           Shiloh Elder
staged in a relatively tiny room     100 people in front of me. But        “department”. After dedicating         will have is that they only had 36      -Opinion Editor-
(capacity 400), when organizers      when the doors finally opened,        my entire afternoon to waiting in
should have known full well that     chaos ensued. Line security was       line, I was lucky to get a standing-
                                                                                                                  hours to prepare for the event.
                                                                                                                                                             Ryan Christie
                                                                                                                  But it would take less than an
a former president’s visit would     nonexistent. People would cut         room only spot in a crowded foyer,     hour to get 400 real tickets to pass     -Feature Editor-
draw hundreds, if not thousands,     to the front of the line and walk     fighting to be able to catch quick     out to the first 400 who show up          Nathan Fouche
                                                                                                                                                           -Sports Editor-
of local supporters. Adding insult   straight in. Many open complaints     glances of the former president.       at the gate, and no time at all, just
to injury, the line conservatively   and nasty names were called by              Finally, and perhaps most        a little common sense, to realize
estimated at 1,000 strong was        those around me who had also          inexcusable, was the non-              that a 400-seat room wouldn’t             Josh Underhill
formed around a building at          waited in the cold for four hours,    existence of security at the fromt     suffice. It is a very rare thing for       -East High-
least twice as large as the Home     only to lose their place inside by    door. Officers were there, but only    a name as big as Clinton’s to visit        Miranda Faye
Economics       Building    where    blatant cutters. Index cards with     to keep everyone from rushing
                                                                                                                                                           -Ad Manager-
                                                                                                                  our area, and I can assure you that
Clinton would speak, making the      hand-written numbers were given       in at once. A former president         the hosts of this event did nothing
hordes ask the obvious question:     out by Clinton volunteers; the        with Secret Service protection         to reverse this trend!                    Rachel Dvorak

What Does Your Perfect Valentines Day Look Like?
                                                                                                                                                             Ryan Christie
                                                                                                                                                          Destiny McCullough
                                                                                                                                                           Michael Pietrelli
                                                                                                                                                            Richie Roberts
                                                                                                                                                            Mascha Stanzel

     Caleb Bieniek (12)
  “My goal is to go to her house and                                   Carson Wilson(12)
 leave chocolates on her bed while she                               “Taking someone to a
 is still sleeping, and then send her
                                                Marissa Williams(11) nice dinner with a bunch                                                        Kyrie Fisher (12)
 texts all day. I would also like to find
                                                                                                                                                       “I’m gonna be
 her desk in every class and leave her
                                                    “Going to a      of candles and roses and
 a chocolate kiss and a little love note                                                                                                                in Mexico on
 that gives her hints. I would like to          romantic restaurant then after that eating a                                                           Valentines day
 leave a teddy bear on her sixth period
 desk. I want to make her a candle lit          and then watching a wonderful dessert, and                                                           with my boyfriend,
 dinner and watch a romantic movie.
 Then bring her outside to my ladder
                                                 romantic movie” then taking them to a                                                               so that’s a perfect
                                                                     place with a nice view
 that will lead up to the roof where we                                                                                                                     date.”
 can look at the stars until she falls                               so you can stare at the
                  asleep.”                                           stars. That would be
                                                                           pretty cool.”
       Editorial-3                                                           January 31st, 2008

 Cloverfield Review
By Nathan Fouché
   There are very few points in a      seat, with unknown anticipation
person’s lifetime when a movie         of what could happen next.
comes along that is so aesthetically   Cloverfield was one of the most
pleasing, it leaves you without        original movies that I have seen
any utterance of criticism.            and in my opinion, this was the
Cloverfield is an enthralling          best thriller that I have seen in
cataclysm of events as to the likes    many years. I urge everyone to go
I have never witnessed in any          out and watch this movie, and if
cinematic masterpiece. This film       you’ve only seen it once, see it a

 The Ritz Review
keeps you on the edge of your          few more times.

 By Nathan Fouche
   Humboldt County is home to          the taste definitely makes up for
a diverse cultural plethora of         the price. The Teppanyaki dishes
restaurants, and if you enjoy fine     range from $13 all the way to
Japanese cuisine, The Ritz is the      $32. A favorite dish of mine is the
place for you. The Ritz’s waiters      V.I.P. It costs $76.75 and consists
and waitresses are friendly and        of appetizers including soup,
always attentive to your needs.        salad, rice, lobster, filet mignon,
At the teppanyaki tables, the food     scallops, shrimp and chicken.
is cooked right in front of you, and   The Ritz is located on 240 F Street
the cooks put on an entertaining       in old-town Eureka. To make
show while they prepare your           reservations, call the restaurant
food. The teppanyaki tables are        at (707) 443-7489. If you need
open all week from 5:00 p.m. to        to reserve a party with ten people
9:30 p.m. The sushi bar opens          or more, a credit card number is
during lunch hours, starting at        required. I guarantee after you
11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.             leave this restaurant, you will be
Though the food may be expensive,      full and satisfied.
       Feature-4                                                                          January 31st, 2008
           Who’s Your Teacher?
                                                                               Horoscope                            Citizen of
                                                                              for Aquarius
                                                                                  (Jan.20-Feb.19) and Pisces
                                                                                                                    the Month
                                                                                      (Feb.20-March 20):            by Nathan Fouche
                                                                              by Mascha Stanzel
                                                                                   Your luck just can’t get any
                                                                              better these days. A reward for       “Bicycle Bob”, has been a caring
                                                                              recent achievements will only         individual of the city of Fortuna
                                                                              be the first in a stream of endless   for many years. This humble
                                                                              successes, but to keep the ball       citizen can be seen patrolling
                                                                              rolling you still have to work a      the streets throughout the day,
                                                                              little bit harder. Between friends,   keeping the public’s safety up to
                                                                              family and school, you’ve got         par.
                                                                              a really full plate, but now is a     Bob has cared about Fortuna
                                                                              great time to pay more attention      High since long before some
                                                                              to your real friends and to make      of the teachers started their
                                                                              more things than usual with them      careers here. He has kept this
                                                                              to show how important they are        school a safe haven, checking
                                                                              for you.                              the classroom doors if they were
                                                                                                                    properly locked during the late
                                                                                                                    hours of the night and helping
                                                                                                                    keep students safe in his spare
   Identify the alumni pictured       All correct answers will be                                                   time. We thank “bicycle Bob” for
above as one of the teachers at       put in a drawing for the Sweet                                                his outstanding dedication to the
FUHS and win a $15 gift certificate   Temptations gift certificate on                                               city of Fortuna, and we hope he
from Sweet Temptations. Email         February 4th. You must email                                                  continues his pursuit in keeping
your guess to hhowler @yahoo.         your answer by midnight on                                                    this town a safe environment for
com.                                  February 4th.                                                                 future generations.

Local Skating Rink
by Kyle Ambrosini                     of the cul-de-sac. According to
     Every week, offers indoor        Nathan Fuluvaka, “This is a great
roller blading and skating to all     place to take a date; the snowballs
students, parents and kids alike.     are really fun.” A “snowball” is a
Besides the occasional holiday,       special skating time in which the
the skating rink is open Fridays      lights are turned out and couples
and Saturdays from 6:30pm to          (or singles) skate among a jungle
9:00pm. Admission is $4.50            of disco lights, soft colored lights,
which includes roller skates and      and dancing colors. Laura Dahlen,
unlimited skating for the night.      also had her pitch. “It’s really
You may also bring your own           fun, especially watching people
skates or blades, if you prefer.      like Kyle Ambrosini fall and
Snacks are available for purchase     slip.” Overall, the skating rink,
along with a variety of beverages     located near Rohnert Parks’ rodeo
and video games. The building is      grounds, is a thrilling experience
located at Newburg Park at the end    for all to enjoy.
     Feature-5                                                                                                      January 31st, 2008

Person of the Month                                                                                                     Junior Miss 2008
                                                                                                                    by Miranda Faye                      esteem. there are seven elements
by Michael Pietrelli                                                                                               Every spring junior girls have        to the program; living by moral
                                                                                                                   the opportunity to get involved       principles, getting a good
                                                                                                                   in the junior miss scholarship        education, staying fit, proper
In the Fortuna High library,          librarian, or an attendance clerk     entire room at the time. She finally   program. Our local program            nutrition, community service,
whenever students are in need of      for the high school. The reason,      made it to Humboldt County,            offers approximately $3000 in         setting goals, and working to
a book, or need to learn about a      she said, she felt the need to be     where she has been working at          scholarships each year. Last year’s   reach the goals they set.To get
computer program, we all go to        able to help the teenagers at high    Fortuna High for over 19 years.        winner, Lynn Rivers, got $1300        signed up go to Robin Eckerfield
our librarian Darleene Sampson.       school one way or another. She        She originally worked as a teacher     in scholarships .This program’s       in the office or contact Lynn
But do we really know our keeper      got her first job in high school as   for the wood and metal shops, as       not a beauty contest, but instead a   Rivers or Sandra Kirtley. The
of the books and guardian of the      an assistant librarian, and after     well as in the math department for     scholarship program that rewards      winner goes to state and travels
written word? The Husky Howler        saving up money and graduating        several years before she became        high school juniors for their         to Rohnert Park for two weeks
has decided to find out a bit more    high school, she began to travel      the librarian. When she became         talents and accomplishments. The      “It’s a great program and truly
about our Sampson. Sampson            Europe. As a message to other         the school librarian, she described    junior misses get involved in the     an amazing experience. Just be
was born in Forthood, Texas, but      students and teens, she had this to   the room being sort of empty, as       “Be Your Best Self” program,          confident in who you are. Good
this was not where she grew up.       say “Of everything I can suggest,     there were no computers, not even      a program created to work with        luck” said Rivers when asked
Sampson’s father worked for the       travel, see everything you can        type writers. She began to save up     young people to encourage self-       about the program.
military and moved around quite       see and learn everything you can      and petition for money to buy the
a bit as a young child. As a matter   learn.” After traveling around in     school computers for the students
of fact, Sampson has traveled to      Europe, she made her way back         to work on, and her efforts were
everyone of the United States,        to the states to start college. She   rewarded with three new (At
and lived in a vast majority of       took up a position in Las Vegas as    the time) Macintosh computers.
them. Not only that, but she lived    a black jack dealer to help pay her   When asked what her fondest
and traveled in Germany. The          way through college. She worked       memory of Fortuna high was,
family finally settled in Alaska,     her way through many different        she simply said this, “My fondest
and attended high school there.       jobs, including working with one      memory of this school happens
It was there where she decided        of the first mainframe computers      every time a student teaches me
to either become a high school        ever made, which filled up an         something,” as she talked about
                                                                            how she loved learning about
                                                                            the computers not only from her
                                                                            own experiences, but also from
                                                                            the students over the years. She
                                                                            stated how much she loved trying
                                                                            to stay ahead of the students in
                                                                            technology. Mrs. Sampson now
                                                                            lives right on the edge of the
                                                                            Vanduzen River; her two children
                                                                            have gone through Fortuna High
                                                                            and graduated collage, and every
                                                                            summer, she travels around the                       Lynn Rivers Junior Miss 2006-2007
                                                                            different places of the world.

 Mrs. Sampson looking good in the library
       News-6                                                                                                                   January 31st, 2008
  Humboldt                            Policy Update                                           FAFSA in our Future
by Ryan Christie
                                      by Michael Pietrelli
                                        The tardy policy has done fairly
                                      well for the school, dropping the
                                                                            by Shiloh Elder
                                                                              Now is the time to start applying    for when you apply online. The           and be sure to get a confirmation
     During Christmas Break, a        number of tardies down by 70%         for the FAFSA (Free Application        next, and most important step, is        number at the very end of the
homicide occurred across from         since last year. The new nine         for Federal Student Aid). The          to log on to and          session. If you want help filing out
Safeway. Two men, Thomas              week rule has had an interesting      FAFSA is used as a way to facilitate   get your student PIN number and          the FAFSA, HSU will be holding
Dowdy Jr., age 22, and David          impact on attendance, as some         the application process and reduce     a parent PIN number, which acts          a “Cash for College” workshop
Steed, age 43, were involved in an    people had problems as tardies        paperwork waste and confusion          as an electronic signature. Once         on January 31st in the B building
alleged fight over stolen firewood    had shot up as the semester went      with a single form. The FAFSA is       you’ve got your PIN number, and          computer labs from 5:00p.m.-
in the yard of Dowdy’s home           on. The rule was created to “reset”   aimed at high school seniors who       you have the FAFSA worksheet             8:00p.m. A major incentive to
on Christmas Eve. At one point        a student’s tardies every nine        need financial aid. The first step     filled out, you then transfer the        going to the workshop will be that
Dowdy shot and killed Steed.          weeks. At the now quarterly reset     in the FAFSA program is to pick        information from the worksheet           you will be entered into a drawing
Steed’s son, Evan, a Fortuna          of the tardies students, according    up a worksheet from the office         to the website at: It is   to win a $1000 scholarship just
High Alumni, heard gunshots and       to Vice Principal George Tapanes,     and fill it out. This will not be      very important to print out a copy       for attending!

                                                                                FUHS Student Mock Election
drove his truck through Dowdy’s       managed to get their act together.    mailed in, but used as a reference     for your own personal records
fence, hitting both men. Dowdy        Tapanes believes that he will be
sustained a broken pelvis, and        changing around the punishment
David Steed died of two bullet        order, making the third tardy trash
wounds from the upper torso.          duty rather than a detention, which   by Michael Pietrelli                   but it is designed to emulate the        The Democratic Party, the Green
Dowdy was released from a             will become the punishment on a        On January 28th and 29th, students    election as much as possible. The        Party, The Libertarian Party, The
hospital in Redding. Fortuna Chief    fourth tardy. He also mentioned       were able to participate in a Mock     votes will be collected from all the     Peace and Freedom Party, and
of Police Kris Kitna stated that no   that students who get perfect         Election in order to see, based on     participating schools in California      the Republican Party. Also on the
charges will be filed against Evan    attendance will receive a letter      the student body, who they would       and will be compared with the            ballot are three yes or no opinion
Steed because of he was acting        of recommendation from the            vote for in the primaries. This is     official California primary ballot.      statements that determine certain
in self-defense of his father, but    school to go with a student’s job     a school run Government based          The ballot is an copy of the             policys that could be instated as
charges will no doubt be lodged       application, so as to prove that      program set up by the secretary of     official ballot that is being handed     future law. While the results of
on Thomas Dowdy, who Fortuna          the student is responsible and on     state to promote voting. It is based   out to voters during the primaries,      the “Election” are unknown at the
Police say is not a flight risk due   time.                                 on school participation, and it is     with all the different partys            time of this publication, we are all

                Semi Formal Dance
to his injury.                                                              not required for students to vote,     that are running in the election.        very interested to see the student
                                                                                                                   The parties included were the            opinion of who they would want
                                                                                                                   American Independent Party,              for president.

                                                                                                                          Challenge Day
by Destiny McCullough
     The Semi-formal dance is         Midnight, with a sub theme of         Guards, or the queens guards,
coming up quick, and most people      A Royal Party in London. You          but this has not been verified yet.
are franticly making last minute      can expect to see a clock tower       Tickets are on sale currently at the
changes to their outfits, and         that represents Big Ben, the          Student Finance Office, and it is      by Paul Harrig
crowding at the Student Finance       giant clock tower in London,          recommended that you buy your
                                                                                                                       “We must “Be the Change”             participated to be leaders. This
Office to buy their tickets. Semi-    and other items based around          tickets ahead of time to grantee
                                                                                                                   we wish to see in the world”             year the Challenge Day team will
formal is the biggest dance of the    these themes. It is also hoped        your entrance. Semi-formal dance
                                                                                                                   Mahatama K. Gandhi once said.            be going to classes every other
year, even bigger than prom since     that some of the chaperones will      is set to be held at Fortuna Union
                                                                                                                   That’s where the term “ Be the           Thursday during SSR to do team
most freshman attend. This year       be able to wear outfits that are      High on Saturday, February 2nd in
                                                                                                                   change” originated from. This            building activities. Challenge
the theme is The Clock Strikes        similar to those of the Grenadier     the Damon gym. So don’t forget
                                                                                                                   year the freshman Challenge              day has been around since 1987
                                                                            to buy your tickets and have a
                                                                                                                   Days is on March 10, 11, and 12          and has inspired hundreds of
                                                                            “ball” at this year Semi-formal!
                                                                                                                   and they are looking for 11th and        thousands of youths as well
                                                                                                                   12th graders that have already           as adults. Challenge days are
                                                                                                                                                            in 450 cities, 39 U.S. states, 5
                                                                                                                                                            provinces from Canada, also
                                                                                                                                                            Japan, Germany, and Australia.
                                                                                                                                                            Notice, Choose, Act, the goal of
                                                                                                                                                            Challenge Day is to challenge
                                                                                                                                                            people everywhere to commit
                                                                                                                                                            to doing at least one intentional
                                                                                                                                                            positive act of change each day
                                                                                                                                                            for the betterment of the planet
                                                                                                                                                            and its people.
      East High-7                                                                                               January 31st, 2008

Eagles Snatch the Victory New Building                                                                        by Miranda Faye
by Miranda Faye                                                                                                    East High is getting a new       the state. The inside of the build-
     Thursday January 24th the                                                                                 building to replace the old one.     ing will include a seperate library
Eagles basketball team made a                                                                                  Mr. Moss is hoping for the           area, a science lab, a teachers area,
“thrilling comeback from behind”                                                                               groundbreaking to start this         principal’s, office, and fixtures for
said amazing coach, Gabe Ben-                                                                                  spring and for the building to be    computers all around the build-
nett. Star of the game, Sam Rog-                                                                               finished by next school year. This   ing and through the middle of the
ers, scored twelve points and had                                                                              has been in the making for two       room. Along with the new build-
eight rebounds. “They’re starting                                                                              years. The building will hope-       ing, the bathroom facilities are
to get together as a team” Bennett                                                                             fully be bigger than the old one,    being re-furnished, and the area
said. They work well as a team                                                                                 size, as well as other things, de-   where the building is now is being
considering they’re now two and                                                                                pends on the budget. The major-      turned into part of the parking lot.
one. The over all score of the game                                                                            ity of the money will be given by
was 35-32, Eagles over North-
ern Humboldt. Good job Eagles.

                                       Sam Rogers (11) - Team member of the East High Eagles

           Welcome Back Arnaldo
This semester Fortuna High is          could just not be working out       come back to Fortuna High you
welcoming back one student             socially for them. Strongs Creek    must have your credits caught
from Strong Creeks. There are a        is “an opertunity for a second      up, your grades improved, and
couple reasons why students go         chance” as George Tappanes put      you must have had good be-
to Strongs Creek, the biggest is to    it. Strongs Creek, for the most     havior while at Strongs Creek.
get their credits and rades caught     part, is a temporary solution for   Arnaldo Lugo-alcazar have met                   Arnaldo Lugo-Alcazar (10)
up, also there could be a discipline   freshmen and sophmores to get       those standards. Welcome back.

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      Sports-8                                                                                                        January 31st, 2008
 Benbow is the New Triple Threat                                                Boys Basketball                      Track and Field                       Baseball is
by Richie Roberts
    Fortuna Union High School
varsity football will have a new
                                       the Huskies is organization of the
                                       offense, and to take something
                                                                              by Mascha Stanzel
                                                                                 The Fortuna High School Boys
                                                                                                                    by Destiny McCullough
                                                                                                                      Another year of Track and Field
                                                                                                                                                          Finally Here
                                                                              Basketball team coached by            is upon us at Fortuna Union High.
head coach, Mike Benbow. With          good and make it great. The            Anthony McClure has started great
                                                                                                                                                          by Ryan Christie
George Tapanes stepping down           expectation for the boys off the                                             Track and Field is a sport that can      Baseball season is almost here
                                                                              in the new season of 2007/2008.       be broken up into different types
from being the head coach and          field is to be good teammates,                                                                                      at Fortuna High, and Coach Greg
                                                                              They have played a couple of          of activities. There is distance
remaining in his new job as            good students, and good people.                                                                                    Diaz is hoping to create a winning
                                                                              games in the preseason since          runners, sprinters, throwers,
the Fortuna High School Vice           The outlook for the team is 45-50                                                                                  season, and build upon past
                                                                              November and finished it with a        and jumpers, so this sport is not
Principal. When asked if he had        kids out so far in the first meeting.                                                                               experiences. He hopes to put two
                                                                              great final record of 7 to 8. The      limited to just running or just
any assistant coaches, Benbow          According to Benbow, “we look                                                                                      aspects of the game, pitching and
                                                                              league season just started on the     jumping. The teams are broken
said: “I do have some people in        very athletic and with hard work                                                                                   hitting, together more smoothly
                                                                              8th of January with a game against    up into girls, boy JV, and boy
mind but we will wait and see who      and commitment and if they                                                                                         than last season. Signups were
                                                                              Eureka and a final score of 85 to      Varsity. Fortuna high has a two
applies.” Benbow also said: “I’m       commit to each other, they will                                                                                    on January 13th, and according
                                                                              42 to Eureka’s advantage.             time defending girl’s team, and
really excited for the opportunity I   have a successful season.” And                                                                                     to Diaz around 33 kids showed
                                                                              The next game will be today           top two-three boys team. Practices
have. I’m pumped! I think we have      as for basketball, Benbow is also                                                                                  up. Tryouts start on February 4th,
                                                                              on the 31st of January at home        are 3:30-5:30 after school, and
a good program.” Some might            the head coach. But when asked if                                                                                  and the first game is on March
                                                                              against Hoopa. Following games        the first match is supposed to
ask what history Benbow has            he was still going to coach girl’s                                                                                 1st. Practice is at Newburg Field
                                                                              are against Arcata on the 5th         be held sometime in February,
with the Huskies. Well, he played      varsity basketball, he said, “I’m                                                                                  until 6:00. The 24-game season,
                                                                              of February and against Mc            but the details on this have not
from 1984-1987 as a part of an         having a great year and a good                                                                                     will have Fortuna facing usual
                                                                              Kinleyville on the 7th of February.   been released yet. Track and
undefeated team. He has coached        time. I will have to see how this                                                                                  opponents, such as Eureka,
14 of his 15 years here, and has       season goes, and then see about it                                           Field is a great sport that helps     Arcata, Del Norte, but will also
been the defensive coordinator         later.”                                                                      people stay in shape and get lots     face teams from Redding, Red
for the last 12 years. But what                                                                                     of great exercise. Hopefully this     Bluff, and even the Bay Area.
Benbow will do differently for                                                                                      year the girls team can be three
                                                                                                                    time defending, and the boys will

           One Word to Describe Wrestling                                                                           make it to the top, but only time
                                                                                                                    will tell.

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