By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville 8-10 Little League All-Stars advanced to Thursday’s championship round at the District 26 tournament with a big win at the Arcata fields on Tuesday. The Mack […]
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 Hoopa softball coaches are planning on honoring their history-making 2022 players and have set up a Gofundme page to help fundraise toward that goal. The Warriors want to provide each player […]
The District 8-10s Little League All-Star Tournament continues on Tuesday afternoon with two more games in Arcata, including an elimination game at 3 p.m. Both Klamath Trinity and Eel River remained in […]
Jared Dixon pounded out seven hits on Monday as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us opened league play with a doubleheader split at Casa Grande High School. The Eagles opened the day with an […]
It was a good day for the Gans brothers at Sunday’s all-Humboldt Eagles American Legion matchup. The Eagles 19Us got the better of the 17Us 17-5, with Branson and Rogan Gans combining […]
The Humboldt Crabs split two games against the Seattle Studs over the weekend to secure the four-game series. The Crabs, who took the opening two games on Thursday and Friday, won 8-4 […]
By Ray Hamill — The success of the H-DNL begins with the coaching and that continued to be the case this year. League-wide we saw some outstanding coaches in every sport, particularly […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us won a pair of games against the Tehama Bulls at Bomber Field on Saturday, taking the opener 6-1 and winning game two 11-3 in six innings. Strong pitching […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants split a pair of 4-3 games to open the Ashland Pilots tournament in Oregon on Saturday. Joe Tanno continued his impressive summer on the mound and pitched six […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a memorable year for local high schools sports, with strong showings for the H-DNL on several sporting fronts. All of which means we had a deep […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s safe to say Payton Goodman has left her mark on Eureka Logger sports. The senior standout graduated this week and leaves in her wake a legacy of […]
Humboldt Fastpitch Softball enjoyed a successful Season Finale Tournament this past week despite facing some new challenges along the way. Rain affected the two-day weekend tournament, with many of the fields unplayable […]
By Ray Hamill — All four schools are represented in our list of finalists for this year’s Little 4 Boys Athlete of the Year. And just about all of the finalists were […]
The Humboldt Crabs offense exploded for 22 hits in a 22-1 win over the Seattle Studs at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday night. The win followed a 7-4 victory on Thursday […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Eagles 17Us are making strides as they get set for what will be a busy few weeks. The Eagles, who are off to a 2-1-1 start, […]
By Ray Hamill — Two former H-DNL pitchers will start for the Humboldt Crabs this weekend as they get set to welcome the Seattle Studs to the Arcata Ball Park for a […]
By Ray Hamill — The first of three District 26 Little League All-Star tournaments kicks off this weekend in Arcata. The 8-10s tournament gets under way on Saturday, with two games scheduled. […]
By Ray Hamill — Marcus Wolbert hit a two-run home run to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning on Wednesday night as the Humboldt Crabs defeated the […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s that time of the year, where we get to hand out our high school awards to the best athletes, team and coach in the H-DNL during the […]
By Ray Hamill — A record number of local MMA fighters will be on hand on Saturday night, as Bear River gets set to host its second fight night of 2022. A […]