By Ray Hamill — The local prep football season got under way last weekend, with seven of the nine North Coast teams in action. And while there wasn’t any major surprises, there […]
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 — A strong group of incoming freshmen talent is expected to complement a core group of returning sophomores for College of the Redwoods volleyball this fall. For head coach […]
The Humboldt State women’s soccer team kicked off the season with a victory Tuesday afternoon, defeating visiting Corban University 2-0 in an exhibition match at College Creek Field. The Lumberjacks came out […]
By Ray Hamill — Conditions have been far from ideal for the Hoopa Valley Warriors as they prepare for a tough test to open the prep football season this weekend. The California […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata’s Cass Bell will make his second appearance at a Bellator event late next month, on the undercard of the big showdown between Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi […]
HumboldtSports.com – The Humboldt State athletics department announced that it will begin charging for event broadcasts during the 2018-19 season. It will cost $5 to access single men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and […]
By HumboldtSports.com — Arcata’s Kieran McNulty is one of three Humboldt Swim Club members to close out the summer season with a big performance in recent weeks, and in the process qualified […]
HumboldtSports.com —The Lil Bombers Baseball Club in Eureka is offering local players the chance to see how they stack up against players from all around the country with a Pro-Day Baseball Showcase […]
Mic Moulton took the checkered flag in the Mid-City Motor World Late Models main event Saturday night. Moulton, who came into the night just 12 points ahead of David Henderson in the […]
There were mixed fortunes for the local prep football teams on opening weekend, with some impressive results and some disappointing defeats. On the impressive side, Eureka made an early statement with a […]
By Ray Hamill — If Will Omey enjoyed a stellar start to the season for St. Bernard’s in a 40-12 win over El Molino on Saturday, he certainly wasn’t alone. Omey […]
It was “Ladies Day” at the races Saturday at the Humboldt County Fair. Women trainers, led by Teri Eaton, saddled the winners of the day’s first six races – a first in […]
HumboldtSports.com — The McKinleyville Panthers dropped their season opener 18-0 at St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday afternoon, but head coach Keoki Burbank had plenty to be encouraged about nonetheless. Defensively, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders’ offensive line turned in a dominating performance in the season opener at home to El Molino on Saturday, as St. Bernard’s ran out to a commanding […]
HumboldtSports.com — The Eureka Loggers took care of business in their season opener Friday night, overcoming a big early season challenge on the road. Playing in Union City against James Logan High, […]
By Ray Hamill — Cardinal Newman lived up to its billing as one of the top teams in the North Coast Section on Friday night, comfortably defeating Fortuna 35-6 in the season […]
By Ray Hamill — The Redwood Acres raceway is gearing up for its biggest night of the year on Saturday, with plenty at stake for the drivers in the points standings and […]
By Ray Hamill … Whether or not this year’s Ferndale Wildcats can bring home their first league title since 2013 remains to be seen, but they should be a competitive group nonetheless. […]