Kaden Ritter was 5-for-5 in game two of a doubleheader on Thursday, as the Northern Humboldt Giants 17U American Legion team split a pair of games on the opening day of the […]
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.
The Redwood Empire All-Stars took a five-run lead in the top of the first inning and made it stick, going on to defeat Eel River 10-7 in the District 26 tournament on […]
A tough June schedule didn’t get any easier for the Humboldt Crabs this week, with a mid-week two-game series at the Healdsburg Prune Packers getting under way on Wednesday night. And the […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods will host summer camps for third through ninth graders in a number of different sports, with sign-ups already under way. The Corsairs will hold […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants fell to Napa for the second straight day at the Chico Annual Father’s Day Summer Slam on Wednesday, losing 9-2 and closing out the four-day tournament with a […]
The Humboldt Eagles 17U gave themselves some momentum ahead of this week’s Reno Muckdogs tournament, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader from the Southern Humboldt 76ers on Tuesday. The Eagles took the […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion team got back to winning ways on Tuesday, defeating the Reno Muckdogs 8-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader in Reno, before dropping the nightcap […]
The Humboldt B52s made a game of it for the second straight day in Palo Alto, before falling to the P.U.F. Caps for the second straight day, 9-5 on Tuesday. Eric Smelko […]
The Humboldt B52s opened a five-game road trip with a 4-2 loss to the P.U.F. Caps in Palo Alto on Monday night. The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the B52s, […]
It was a weird day of sorts for the Humboldt Eagles 19U, who lost a shortened, delayed game to the Reno Muckdogs, 8-4. Also in action early on Monday, the Northern Humboldt […]
Eureka MMA fighter Tyson Miller lost a close decision at the San Francisco Dragon House fight night on Saturday. Miller, 21, lost to Dupra Goodman in a 180-pound fight, and is now […]
The Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s will both hit the road this week, and the next time we see them locally is when they play back-to-back games against each other in the […]
The Humboldt Eagles 17U improved to 9-2 with a pair of wins on the road this weekend, beating the Mendocino Dirtbags 11-2 on Saturday and 7-0 on Sunday. Also in action this […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion squad continued to impress over the weekend, sweeping the first four games of a tough road trip, including taking their two league openers. The Eagles, who […]
Craig Broadman pitched 5.2 scoreless innings on Friday night as the Humboldt B52s overcame an injury to starter Luis Pimentel on the way to an 8-2 win over the Redding Ringtails at […]
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Humboldt Crabs and things don’t appear as if they’re going to get any easier for them this weekend. On Friday night, the […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka’s Tyson Miller will make his final appearance as an amateur on Saturday night, before becoming the latest local MMA fighter to turn pro. Miller, 21, will follow […]
Asher Meadows dominated on the mound for the Northern Humboldt Giants on Friday, in a 2-0 win over Brookings in American Legion baseball. Meadows pitched a one-hitter in the shutout win, while […]
By Ray Hamill — After splitting a two-game midweek series with Seals Baseball, the Humboldt Crabs will welcome the San Luis Obispo Blues to the Arcata Ball Park for a three-game series […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Eagles 19U have plenty of quality depth on their roster this season and they’re going to need it next week. The local all-county American Legion team […]