Submitted photo – The McKinleyville JVs celebrate their tournament win in Brookings on Saturday.

The McKinleyville and Arcata JVs will face off in volleyball for the second time in three days on Tuesday evening, when they play in a conference showdown at Arcata.

On Saturday, the two close rivals met in the championship match of the Brookings tournament, with the Panthers getting the better of exchanges and winning out 25-17, 25-23.

The Panthers, who feature a small squad of just seven players, were undefeated on the day.

Leading the way for Mack, Madison Rustin finished with 12 assists, nine digs and four service aces.

Teammate Cora Allen had six kills and Trinity Preston five.

Also enjoying a standout tournament, McKinleyville’s Allie Egbert finished with three kills, a solo block, and a service ace.

Tuesday’s JV game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the two varsity squads, who are each off to a 1-0 start in league play, facing off at 6:30 p.m.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.