By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors set themselves up for this week’s opener with a solid display at the weekend scrimmage at Albee Stadium. The Warriors, who feature a new […]
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.
Time flies, or so they say, and that has certainly been true of our first year serving the sports community here on the North Coast. Believe it or not, HumboldtSports.com turns one-year-old […]
By Ray Hamill — Get ready for some Little 4 fireworks in 2019, and some top quality football along the way. Last season, in a championship race that went down to the […]
The St. Bernard’s players gave their coaches plenty to smile about on Saturday with an impressive display in a preseason scrimmage against Ukiah at Crusader Field. In particular, the SB offensive line […]
By Ray Hamill — There’s a new head coach for Del Norte football this season, but that won’t change the fundamentals for a program that likes to get physical more than Olivia […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies got some valuable reps against their Big 4 opponents at a scrimmage in Eureka on Friday, as they get set for their season opener on […]
By Ray Hamill — With their season opener just one week away, the Eureka Loggers appear to be finding their feet. On Friday evening, the Loggers hosted a three-team scrimmage at Albee […]
By Ray Hamill — With all due respect to the rest of the Little 4, the Arcata Tigers feel they have bigger goals to conquer in 2019. In particular, head coach Jamal […]
By the Hermit for HumboldtSports.com — Here are the best bets for Saturday’s horse races. Pick 4, the last 4 races: Leg one, all six horses; Leg two, No. 3; Leg three, […]
By Ray Hamill — For the second straight year the St. Bernard’s Crusaders will compete in the Big 4, and for the second straight year they’ll do so knowing that numbers and […]
By Ray Hamill — Playing for a third different coaching staff in three years hasn’t been easy for Bryce Petersen, but it’s something he feels has made him a better player. Petersen, […]
By Ray Hamill — Let the mind games begin. Maybe. The local football season may still be a week off, but the rivalries are already back in full bloom, as St. Bernard’s […]
By Ray Hamill — After graduating all but three full-time starters from a year ago, the Eureka Loggers will have a very new look this year. But that doesn’t mean they won’t […]
With just two points races remaining on the schedule, the race for the 2019 Humboldt Outlaw Karts championships are winding down and heating up at the same time. The action continues on […]
By The Hermit for HumboldtSports.com — First race is at 3:07 p.m. and the day features just a quick six-race card. Saturday will have some very good races! Hunch: Jockey Hugo Herrera should have […]
By Ray Hamill — Local youth football takes center stage this weekend at the annual Six Rivers Youth Football jamboree at the Redwood Bowl. With the regular season just one week away, […]
By Ray Hamill — After a breakout campaign in 2018, the Hoopa Valley Warriors are hoping to take it a step further this season and win a conference title. And it’s a […]
By Ray Hamill — The future appears very bright for two young local athletes, who are fast gaining national attention in track and field. Twin sisters Tae and Mae Wolford of Arcata […]
By Ray Hamill — Throughout the nation this month, tens of thousands of college football players are preparing for the upcoming season, enthusiastically dreaming of a wealth of possibilities. So too are […]
The local community came out in support of College of the Redwoods sports last week, raising more than $95,000 at the Corsairs annual sports dinner and auction. The money raised will go […]