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 […]
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 — 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 […]
By Ray Hamill — They will go down as one of the greatest foursomes in local basketball history after their historic seasons at both Fortuna High School and College of the Redwoods, […]
By Ray Hamill — Tuesday was a good night for McKinleyville Little League. And in particular, it was a good night for the Trinity Diesel players. After placing third in the final […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a very productive spring for College of the Redwoods football, as the Corsairs get set to field a team this fall for the first time in […]
An exciting few days at Hiller Park in McKinleyville will conclude on Tuesday night with the District 26 TOC championship game. And a McKinleyville team is guaranteed to be crowned champion, the […]
Vincent Agliolo and Mason Nichols both had a huge day at the plate on Sunday, as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us split a road doubleheader against the Chico Nuts, taking game one 9-7 […]
Several young players continued to shine for the Northern Humboldt Giants on Saturday, as they swept an American Legion doubleheader at the Southern Humboldt 76ers. The Giants took game one 4-3 and […]
The Humboldt Crabs hit seven doubles in a come-from-behind 8-7 win over the San Luis Obispo Blues at the Arcata Ball Park on Saturday night, before Sunday’s rubber game between the two […]
By Ray Hamill — Unlike with our baseball end-of-season awards, the softball awards were not quite so clearcut. And that’s a reflection of how competitive the H-DNL is when it comes to […]
By Ray Hamill — With the 2022 high school baseball season finally coming to an end this past week, it’s time for us to name our player of the year, our coach […]
By Ray Hamill — Local fans know just how impressive Kira Morris has been on the softball diamond this season, and now she’s being recognized for it beyond the Redwood Curtain. This […]
Northern California stock car racing legend Jim Walker was officially inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall Of Fame on Thursday night. Walker was inducted into the Hall Of Fame’s Heritage […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants got the new American Legion baseball season off to a winning start on Friday, defeating the Humboldt Eagles 7-1 in Arcata. Several Del Norte plays impressed in the […]
Cameron Saso got his first hit for the Humboldt Crabs on Friday night, but the team lost for the first time this summer, falling 8-6 to the San Luis Obispo Blues at […]