By Ray Hamill — It was a week District 26 will not forget any time soon. Humboldt County’s three Little League All-Star championship teams each made a big statement this summer, with […]
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.
Humboldt County’s Orion Cosce suffered his first defeat as a professional MMA fighter on Saturday afternoon, losing to Philip Rowe on a second-round TKO. Cosce, who turned pro in 2018 and came […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs will be left a little shorthanded for the remainder of the season after star pitcher Owen Stevenson was handed a golden opportunity this week. But […]
By Ray Hamill — Kristie Christiansen says her decision to step down as Athletic Director at Eureka High School was not one she took lightly, but one she feels was forced on […]
A thrilling season for the local All-Star teams came to a conclusion on Wednesday night, as the McKinleyville 10-year-olds were eliminated from the NorCal State tournament in a 3-2 loss to Sonoma […]
Redwood Acres Raceway will celebrate its fans this Saturday night with Fan Appreciation Night. The local track welcomed back spectators this summer after racing behind closed doors all of last season, with […]
The McKinleyville 12-year-old All-Stars went down fighting on Tuesday night, losing another thriller at the NorCal State tournament in Rocklin. Playing extra-innings for the second time in just three tournament games, the […]
By Ray Hamill — One of the top collegiate wrestling coaches in the country will be on the North Coast for a clinic this week, as a result of the drive to […]
The Fortuna Huskies and players from several other local high school basketball programs are keeping busy this summer and building for the future. This past weekend, the Fortuna boys took home bragging […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs have had their fair share of blowouts this summer, but they’ve turned up the excitement levels in recents games as they get set for a mid-week […]
The Spartans are returning to Humboldt State. For the second straight year, the San Jose State football team will use the Redwood Bowl and the HSU facilities for training camp, with the […]
The McKinleyville All-Stars will get to play again. On Monday night, both the 10-year-olds and 12-year-olds won their elimination games at their respective NorCal State tournaments. The 12s won 2-0 in Rocklin, […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants have dominated their opponents for much of the season, but they had to show another side of their game at their 17U end-of-season tournament at Fairfield this past weekend. […]
The McKinleyville 10-year-old All-Stars remained in the hunt at their State tournament with a clutch win on Sunday and will play again on Monday night at 7 p.m. The Mack players opened […]
One day after dropping their opening game at the NorCal State tournament in Gilroy, the McKinleyville 10-year-old All-Stars responded with a 17-7 win over Fair Oaks on Sunday. The win keeps the […]
By Ray Hamill — After waiting almost an entire year, Humboldt County’s Orion Cosce will return to the MMA cage next week when he makes his much-anticipated UFC debut. Cosce will fight […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants cruised to a comfortable 14-2 win over their local rivals, the Humboldt Eagles, at the 17U end-of-season tournament in Fairfield on Saturday. One day after falling to Yuba […]
The McKinleyville 12-year-old All-Stars have shown us in the past that they can bounce back from an opening loss at a state tournament, and now they’ll have to do it again. The […]
Both the Redwood Empire 11-year-olds and McKinleyville 10s dropped their opening games at their NorCal State All-Star tournaments on Saturday. The RELL All-Stars fell 11-1 to Rincon Valley at Turlock, and the […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us dropped a morning game at their end-of-season tournament in Sacramento on Saturday, but bounced back to win in the afternoon. The Eagles, who are now 1-2 in tournament […]