By Ray Hamill — Local softball standout Courtney Christensen has joined the College of the Redwoods coaching staff and will be an assistant under long-time head coach Maggie White this year. Christensen, […]
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 — At this stage we’ll gladly take some small victories. And with that in mind, this past week has been one of the most positive for the local sports […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods has begun team practices on a restricted basis, with the softball team returning to the field on Tuesday and the other 10 teams all […]
By Ray Hamill — With two events remaining on the schedule, the race for the season championships are heating up at the Redwood Acres Raceway. Nowhere more so than in the Bombers […]
Local youth sports received a boost this week, with McKinleyville Little League getting the go-ahead from county health officials to resume practice. Coaches will be reaching out to players this week, with […]
By Ray Hamill – While Humboldt County and the state of California will have to wait until the new year to see any prep football games, the state of Utah is showing […]
By Ray Hamill — Right now it may seem like a long way off, but when the 2020/21 local prep football season gets here it could go down as a memorable one […]
New Humboldt State Athletic Director Jane Teixeira has been appointed to the position of the Chair of the Committee on Infractions for NCAA Division II. Teixeira will be the first female of […]
By Ray Hamill — The list of Eureka Loggers heading to the Division-I college ranks continues to grow, with Jackson Giacone recently verbally committing to play baseball at Cal State Fullerton after […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna High boys and girls basketball programs will begin restricted practice on Monday after being given the all-clear again. New varsity boys head coach Norm Sotomayor gave […]
By Ray Hamill — Derek Copeland pulled away from the rest of the field on his way to a dominating victory in the Legends division main event at the Redwood Acres Raceway […]
By Ray Hamill — They may not know for sure when their season will actually tip off, but at least two local basketball players have been attracting attention well beyond the North […]
Dylan Combest was one of four drivers to sweep their heat, main event and dash for cash at the Redwood Acres on Saturday, as the Humboldt Outlaw Karts returned to action. Competing […]
The Northern Humboldt Steelheads closed out the summer in dramatic fashion over the weekend, winning a wild championship game in baseball, 11-10 over Diamond Sports at the West Coast Premier Tournament in […]
By Ray Hamill — All five divisions will be in action at the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, as the season begins to wind down and heat up at the same time. […]
New Humboldt State men’s basketball head coach Tae Norwood this week announced the addition of two more players to complete his first recruiting class. The final two additions to this year’s class […]
Local health officials have given the go-ahead for youth sports to begin limited practice again, following the state-wide guidelines issued earlier this month. According to a press release on Wednesday, “The Humboldt […]
By Ray Hamill — Believe it or not, it’s been two years since Humboldt Sports launched, and it’s been a very gratifying and successful run thus far. Admittedly, this year has not […]
By Ray Hamill — Despite the obstacles they have had to overcome this summer, it’s been an exciting season thus far at the Redwood Acres Raceway. We’re halfway through the season, with […]
By Ray Hamill — In what has been and continues to be a very difficult year for student athletes everywhere, at least one Eureka Logger has found a way to stay motivated. […]