Redwood Acres Raceway officials have been forced to cancel this month’s Fan Appreciation Night, it was announced on Thursday. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27. The cancelation was necessary due to […]
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.
Six days of horse racing action in Ferndale kicks off on Friday afternoon, with a massive jackpot potentially up for grabs. The 126th annual Humboldt County Fair opened on Thursday and will […]
Beasts football will host a Throw-a-thon on Saturday to fundraise for their new cheerleading program and some much-needed football equipment. The competition will be split into three divisions, one for single-A players […]
The Cal Poly Humboldt men’s rugby team has announced the addition of three new recruits as the Jacks get set for the upcoming season. The local university’s rugby program has been growing […]
By Ray Hamill — Local football fans will get their first chance to check out several H-DNL teams this weekend, with the Fortuna Huskies hosting a six-team scrimmage on Saturday. The action […]
By Ray Hamill — Longtime local basketball coach and official Mike Harvey is taking on a different role this year after being named the new Six Rivers Basketball Officials Association commissioner. Harvey […]
By Ray Hamill — Baseball continues to thrive here on the North Coast and it was no surprise to see a large group of local players all play a significant role for […]
The Huskies got an early start to the high school volleyball season over the weekend, and they didn’t disappoint with a strong showing at the Middletown tournament. The Fortuna girls, who just […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Tri-Kids Triathlon and Duathlon will make a welcome return to the North Coast for the first time in more than three years next month. The longtime local […]
By Ray Hamill — After being named the new head coach of the College of the Redwoods women’s soccer team barely a month ago, it has been a quick and challenging transition […]
McKinleyville High baseball will host its fifth annual fundraising golf tournament next month. The event will be held at Beau Pre Golf Course on Sept. 10 and all funds raised will go […]
By Ray Hamill — The Slayton family is preparing for a busy fall, as brother and sister Anthony and Molly get set to make a welcome return. The Del Norte siblings are […]
Horse racing returns to the North Coast this weekend, with the Humboldt County Fair set to open on Thursday. The annual fair will include six days of horse races, with Friday, Saturday […]
Coming off its most impressive season in 15 years, the Cal Poly Humboldt men’s soccer team will be looking to build on that momentum when the new season gets under way next […]
The importance of College of the Redwoods sports to the local community was evident last week, with more than 400 people attending the Corsairs’ annual sports dinner and auction. A hugely successful […]
One of the most popular events at the Ferndale Races will return this year, with “Ladies Hat Day” set for the second Saturday. The horse races get under way this week and […]
The Cal Poly women are expecting a challenging start to the new volleyball season, when new head coach Angela Spoja takes her team to New Mexico next week. The Jacks will play […]
By Ray Hamill — College football will return to the Redwood Bowl this fall, with College of the Redwoods set to play home games at the picturesque North Coast stadium. The Corsairs, […]
By Ray Hamill — The opening night of the new high school football season is now just two weeks away, with eight of the nine local varsity teams scheduled to kick off […]
The Humboldt Crabs completed a three-game sweep of the Sacramento Yankees to close out the 2022 season at the Arcata Ball Park on Sunday. The home team came from behind twice to […]