By Ray Hamill — If it’s been a challenging year for most student athletes here on the North Coast, it’s been even more so for Bobbie Purify. The former Eureka Logger, however, […]
At the age of 10, having failed in his lifelong ambition to become a vigilante vampire werewolf – otherwise known as a vamp-wolf – Ray Hamill finally admitted defeat and turned his attention full-time to daydreaming instead.
A mere few decades later, the world of crime fighting’s loss is now the literary world’s gain.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ray moved to the United States after graduating college, spending time in Boston and San Francisco before settling among the redwoods in Northern California, where he has worked as a journalist for the past 20 years.
In that time he has published three books, including his most recent, Help, My Horse is Drowning!, a humorous look at the world of sports and the life of the enthusiastically delusional athlete in us all.
He previously published the outrageously satirical Free the Leprechauns! as well as the semi-autobiographical Help Me, Im Irish! - a book about the non-meaning of life.
Ray is also the host of a weekly sports talk radio show broadcast locally in Northern California on Blue Ox Community Radio, and a sports blog at barstoolfanatics.com.
By Ray Hamill — This summer the Humboldt Eagles 19Us have been playing well in all aspects of the game, but their pitching has most definitely led the way. The Eagles don’t […]
By Ray Hamill — One day after being cleared for a restricted summer program, the Fortuna Huskies were back at practice on both the basketball court and football field on Wednesday morning. […]
By Ray Hamill — As if the summer hasn’t been challenging enough, the on-again, off-again nature of the American Legion baseball season has not helped matters. The good news for the Humboldt […]
By Ray Hamill — The next couple of weeks will be crucial for local athletes and sports fans who are eager to see a return to action, with big decision days looming […]
By Ray Hamill — It was quite the week for Eureka’s Hayden Bode. Indeed it’s been quite the summer for him. Bode has been a particularly pleasant surprise on a Humboldt Eagles 19U […]
A great week ended prematurely for the Humboldt Eagles 19U on Saturday when the Roseburg tournament was cut short. The local all-star American Legion team won its opening three games in tournament […]
By Ray Hamill — Two years after they lit up the North Coast while playing together on one of the greatest local high school football teams ever, former teammates Cruz Montana and […]
Walks and errors proved costly for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us at the Roseburg tournament early on Saturday, as they suffered their first loss in tourney play, falling 10-0 to Medford in six […]
The Humboldt Eagles have positioned themselves perfectly at the Roseburg Fourth of July tournament in Oregon. The local 19U American Legion all-star team is 3-0 at the halfway stage of tournament play, […]
There was no shortage of offense on Friday as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us continued to roll at the Roseburg Fourth of July tournament in Oregon. The local American Legion all-star baseball squad […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway and long-time sponsor Harper Motors this week unveiled the new pace car for the 2020 season, which will get under way on July 11. After having four events […]
Redwood Acres Raceway officials say it’s full steam ahead as they get set to open the season on July 11. After having the first four events of the season canceled due to […]
One day after it was announced all games within the county have been suspended, the Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion baseball team took to the road on Thursday and came away with […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Cruz Montana recently got to see a waterfall for the first time ever. And he got to see a snow storm, for the first time […]
By Ray Hamill — Northern Humboldt Knights coach Sean Brantley paid tribute to his team on Wednesday evening, shortly after hearing the news their season has essentially been suspended. All local American […]
The McKinleyville Little League has been forced to cancel its summer season, the association announced on Wednesday. The announcement was made on the association’s Facebook page and comes after weeks of trying […]
Humboldt State announced on Wednesday that psychology professor Amber Gaffney has been chosen as the school’s Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Gaffney replaces Dr. Mary Glenn in a position that plays a critical […]
Humboldt State Athletics has announced a cross campus partnership with the formation of the Lumberjacks Vote Initiative to improve voter turnout among student athletes at the local university. “We are in a […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt County health officials announced on Wednesday morning that local baseball games will not be allowed to go ahead until further notice. The county notified the two local […]