By Ray Hamill — It was a good day for both the Fortuna boys and Eureka girls track and field teams at McKinleyville on Wednesday afternoon. Both schools won their respective team […]
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 — Fortuna’s Bo Cox was a four-time winner at Wednesday’s H-DNL track and field meet for the second straight week, as the Huskies won the varsity boys competition for […]
The College of the Redwoods softball team enjoyed the comforts of home for the first time this season on Thursday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Shasta. Karyn Jensen had a huge […]
By Ray Hamill — A large crowd was treated to great game of baseball at Newburg Park on Wednesday night, as the Fortuna Huskies continued to roll with a 4-3 extra-innings win […]
Jackson Giacone led a dominating Eureka performance at the plate against Del Norte on Wednesday, as the Loggers won 15-1 and improved to 5-0 in H-DNL baseball. Giacone, a junior who has […]
The Eureka girls continued to roll with an 11-1 win in five innings against Del Norte in H-DNL softball on Wednesday. Five different Loggers had multiple hits in the win, none as […]
The Fortuna Huskies bounced back from Tuesday’s loss at Hoopa with a comfortable 15-1 win over a young St. Bernard’s team in H-DNL softball on Wednesday. Kylee Fennell got the win in […]
The Arcata Tigers continued to get some strong pitching on Wednesday afternoon, only this time they backed it with some quality offense as well. Vincent Agliolo got the win on the mound […]
Hoopa’s Timothy Stebbens got his first-ever high school base hit on Tuesday, as the Warriors fell 14-3 to Fortuna in H-DNL baseball. Darvin Davis also had a big game in the loss, […]
Ferndale seniors Jenner Christiansen and Garrett Christiansen combined to get the better of a resilient South Fork team on Tuesday, as the Wildcats held on for a 5-3 win in H-DNL baseball. […]
The Humboldt Eagles will hold tryouts for the summer American Legion baseball season later this month, the team announced this week. The tryouts will be for three different teams, the 19U, 17U […]
By Ray Hamill — Two of the top pitchers on the North Coast this spring will face off at Newburg Park in Fortuna on Wednesday night, as the Huskies host the St. […]
The Fortuna Huskies scored nine runs in the top of the second inning on the way to a comfortable 14-3 win in five innings at Hoopa in H-DNL baseball on Tuesday. Cole […]
Humboldt State softball standout Izzy Starr has been named to the 2021 Schutt Sports/NFCA DII Player and Pitcher of the Year Top 30 list. Starr is one of 30 student athletes from […]
The Hoopa girls continued to roll in H-DNL softball on Tuesday evening, holding on to beat visiting Fortuna 5-4. It was the Warriors’ second win over Big 5 opposition this season, as […]
By Ray Hamill — There was plenty of offense on display on the H-DNL baseball and softball fields on Saturday. In baseball, there were 95 runs scored in three doubleheaders combined for […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders have the best pitcher on the North Coast this season, and a whole lot more besides. Heading into a big Wednesday night matchup at Fortuna, St. […]
The California Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Presidents announced on Tuesday that the conference intends to proceed with a traditional conference schedule this fall. “Given the current conditions, it is appropriate for […]
For the second time in just eight days, Humboldt State athletics is dealing with a hazing controversy. The school announced in a press release on Tuesday morning that it is investigating the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt B52s announced on Monday afternoon that they have been forced to cancel the 2021 summer season because of the lingering effects of COVID-19. The summer collegiate […]