By Ray Hamill — As one of the highlights of the team’s 75th anniversary season, the Humboldt Crabs will induct 10 new members to their Hall of Fame on alumni weekend. The […]
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 — Pitching has been an early strength for the Humboldt B52s this season, and if the Eureka-based club can get match that with some offensive consistency they’ll be in for […]
Hayden Bode finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs as the Humboldt Eagles 17U continued to roll in American Legion baseball on Wednesday, defeating the Southern Humboldt 76ers 12-2 in […]
By Ray Hamill — Like the team he helped lead to a Big 5 championship this spring, Regan Wolfe isn’t one to back down from a challenge. And that’s something that will […]
It was a fitting end to a memorable season for the top seeds in the District 26 Tournament of Champions, as Murphy’s defeated Trinity Diesel 14-3 in the championship game on Tuesday […]
Murphy’s defeated Trinity Diesel in the District 26 Tournament of Champions at Hiller Park in McKinleyville on Tuesday evening. For more on the game and Murphy’s big season, see Murphy’s top Trinity Diesel […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants scored two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to rally from an early deficit in a 4-2 win over the Southern Humboldt 76ers in Arcata […]
Seals Baseball scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning on the way to a 6-2 win over the Humboldt Crabs at the Arcata Ball Park on Tuesday night. With […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt State has suspended the search for a new Athletics Director, although it might not be all bad news for Jacks fans. In a press release on Monday, the […]
Zach Lodes, Dave Brum, Mike Molina and Matt Jones shot a 129 to lead the field at the recent Men’s Breakfast tournament at Redwood Empire Golf Course in Fortuna. The foursome was […]
Parker Rodgers drove in Ben Tehan for the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead the Humboldt Eagles past the Northern Humboldt Giants by a score of 1-0 […]
It took them a little longer than anticipated, but the Humboldt Crabs finally got their first home win on the 10th day of the season on Sunday, defeating the Seattle Studs 4-1 […]
Both the Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s lost their respective games on Saturday night, the second straight loss for each. The Crabs fell 2-1 to the Seattle Studs, dropping to 2-5 on […]
A number of local players stood out for both teams in Friday night’s marathon at Bomber Field, as the Humboldt Eagles 19U knocked off the Humboldt B52s 10-9 in 12 innings. Cody […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U avoided a series sweep in a thrilling showdown at Bomber Field in Eureka on Friday night, edging the Humboldt B52s 10-9 in 12 innings. After dropping the opening […]
The Humboldt Crabs hit a home run for the fourth straight game on Friday night, but defensive miscues let them down in a 7-2 loss to the Seattle Studs. Ubaldo Lopez became […]
Former McKinleyville lineman Bryce Petersen is getting plenty of respect ahead of the 2019 football season. The 2017 Mack High graduate is going into his third year playing at the college level […]
Eureka’s Iris Smart is leaving a legacy that will be difficult to top in local gymnastics. Smart was one of five girls on the Redwood Coast Gymnastics team to qualify for the […]
By Ray Hamill — Local athletes will have the opportunity to try out some cutting edge technology or to develop their basketball skills, while giving to a very worthy cause this Saturday. […]
By Ray Hamill — Brady Munson should feel right at home at Shasta College. He likes the weather there, he likes the program, and he likes the coaches. And in addition to […]