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Red-hot B52s prep for NBO Baseball

The Humboldt B52s will look to keep their recent hot streak going this weekend when they host NBO Baseball for a three-game stand at Bomber Field beginning tonight.After an up-and-down start to the season, the B52s have been on fire lately, win → Read More

Crabs welcome old friend, familiar foe

The Humboldt Crabs have turned to an old friend to help them out of a jam for the stretch run of the season, as they get set to welcome a familiar foe back to the Arcata Ball Park.With a shortage of pitchers for the final two weeks of the seaso → Read More

Local rowers eye World Championships

Two local rowers were recently paired together in unlikely circumstances with one common goal between them — to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.And they can thank men’s national team coach Mike Teti for the opportunity.L → Read More

NH Giants claim district tourney

The Northern Humboldt Giants clinched their second straight district championship at the Arcata Babe Ruth Field on Friday, defeating the No. 1 seed Humboldt Eagles 3-0 in the championship game.After losing all four regular-season games between → Read More

Eagles 19s prepare for postseason run

It’s crunch time for the Humboldt Eagles this weekend, as they begin play at the American Legion 19-under NorCal Area Tournament in Chico.The Eagles earned the top seed for the eight-team tourney after sweeping a doubleheader over the pr → Read More

Eagles, Giants must do it all again

There has been little to separate the top two 17U American Legion teams in the district all summer, and that was the case once again at the Arcata Babe Ruth Field on Thursday.With the district title up for grabs, the Humboldt Eagles edged the N → Read More

Players react angrily to HSU decision

Former Humboldt State football players from all across the country were united in their shock this week at the news the school will be dropping the football program after the 2018 season.And many of them are equally angry at Humboldt State for → Read More

Jacks lose a lot more than football

The loss of Humboldt State football will be felt in more ways than one for the Lumberjacks and the local community.It’s a decision that transcends sports, one that isn’t quantifiable in mere numbers and power point presentations, → Read More

Numbers on the rise for CR volleyball

If this past offseason has been any indication, the College of the Redwoods volleyball team seems to be headed in the right direction.It’s also been a statement of intent from a young coaching staff that appears determined to build a com → Read More

Eagles to battle Nuts for top seed

The Humboldt Eagles 19-under American Legion team will play a doubleheader against the Chico Nuts at the Arcata Ball Park on Monday with plenty on the line.The showdown is not only a repeat of last year’s state championship game, but it → Read More

Fortuna girl makes history in karate

Coral Ciarabellini did not know she was about to make history when she recently traveled to Missouri to test for her first degree black belt in karate.The Fortuna High junior has been competing in the sport since she was seven years old, steadi → Read More

More late heroics for Crabs

The Humboldt Crabs capped a sensational midweek series with their second walk-off win in as many nights at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday.The Crabs also had to rally for the second straight night, dispatching of a talented San Leandro Ports → Read More

New beginning for Arcata’s Lost Boys

The Lost Boys have found a new home, and in the process the sport of mixed martial arts has taken another step forward here in Humboldt County.This week, the preeminent MMA school in the county moved into a new facility on Valley West Boulevard → Read More

Pham, Crabs make it nine straight

Alex Pham turned in another strong Friday night performance and the Crabs continued their winning ways, running out to a 6-2 win over the Walnut Creek Crawdads at the Arcata Ball Park.The win was the ninth straight for the Crabs, who broke the → Read More

Eagles in control at midway point

If the first half of the season is any indication, the Humboldt Eagles 17-under American Legion team will be hard to stop again this summer.The Eagles feature players from Eureka High and St. Bernard’s, the two local league champions thi → Read More

Crabs celebrate the Fourth in style

The Humboldt Crabs celebrated the Fourth by extending their winning streak to eight straight with a 9-2 victory over the Solano Mudcats at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday.The win also secured a third consecutive series sweep for the Crabs, wh → Read More

Morris, B52s come out swinging hard

The Humboldt B52s came out swinging hard at Bomber Field Saturday afternoon, racking up 14 hits in a 16-1 win over the Santa Rosa Tigers.Six of the B52s’ hits went for extra bases, including a pair of home runs, as they swept the two-gam → Read More

Statum leads Crabs past Expos

Otis Statum’s inside-the-park home run highlighted a 10-3 victory for the Humboldt Crabs over the California Expos at the Arcata Ball Park on Saturday night.Statum showcased his impressive speed after his blast to deep center field got p → Read More

Improved bullpen key for Crabs

With a full roster at his disposal for the first weekend this summer, Humboldt Crabs manager Robin Guiver is feeling a lot more comfortable with the way his pitching staff is coming together.This week the Crabs returned home from a 2-3 road tri → Read More

B52s prepare for a familiar face

The Humboldt B52s will look to get back on track this weekend after dropping two midweek games against the Humboldt Crabs.The B52s lost 9-1 and 9-0 to their county rivals on Tuesday and Wednesday, despite keeping things close for much of the ga → Read More