The Humboldt Eagles 19Us got the weekend off to an impressive start on Friday night, comfortably getting the better of Klamath Falls 23-6 on the road. The Eagles scored early and often, […]
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 — Three days, three states, three different approaches to the upcoming prep sports year and how to handle the current crisis best. But who got it right? Which of […]
Cass Bell’s unbeaten run as an MMA pro came to an end on Friday night, when he lost to Raufeon Stots at Bellator 242 in Connecticut. The Humboldt County native lost the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) decided this week to push back the starting dates for multiple fall sports, while continuing to prohibit any football activities for now. […]
By Ray Hamill — Long-time local basketball coach Cliff Napoleon will rejoin the Loggers for the 2021 basketball season, the girls program announced on Friday. Napoleon, who was head coach of the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Lost Boys are gradually finding their way, maneuvering toward the summit, patiently and precisely with each devastating blow. It hasn’t been an easy path for the Cosce […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Eagles 19U baseball team competed hard against some tough opponents last weekend, according to head coach Matt Tomlin, and they did so without being able to […]
Humboldt County’s Cass Bell officially made weight on Thursday morning, ahead of Friday night’s big showdown against Raufeon Stots at Bellator 242. Bell, who is unbeaten in five pro MMA fights, weighed […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a crazy few days for local sports, with the news early on Monday that the CIF has decided to push back the fall sports seasons to the […]
New Humboldt State men’s basketball head coach Tae Norwood has been busy at work since taking over the program a few weeks ago, announcing the signing of three more players to this […]
By Ray Hamill — As they get set for a second night of racing action without fans on August 1, Redwood Acres Raceway officials are confident they have taken care of any […]
By Ray Hamill — A very good Humboldt Eagles 19U pitching staff appears to be getting even better. The local all-star American Legion club traveled to Oregon for a six-game road trip […]
By Ray Hamill — The upcoming year in prep sports is going to present some unique challenges for the H-DNL and high schools everywhere. On Monday morning, the California Interscholastic Federation announced […]
By Ray Hamill — Practice for football and the other fall season sports will begin on December 14, the North Coast Section announced on Monday. The NCS calendar for the year was […]
By Ray Hamill — The Northern Section appears ready to defy the CIF and play this fall, announcing on Monday that it is pushing forward with plans to compete as soon as […]
The Humboldt Eagles closed out a six-game road trip in Oregon with a 7-4 loss to the River Dawgs in Grants Pass on Sunday night. The Dawgs scored five runs in the […]
By Ray Hamill — As expected, the California Interscholastic Federation announced on Monday morning that the fall high school sports seasons have been pushed back due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 and […]
By Ray Hamill — Brothers Louis and Orion Cosce are on the verge of hitting the big time after it was announced this weekend that they will both compete on this summer’s […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us got themselves out of an early hole on Sunday on the way to comfortably beating the Portland Lumberjacks 15-5 in five innings in Eugene. Trailing 5-0 heading into […]
It took them a while, but the Humboldt Eagles 19Us finally got the better of a tough Eugene Challengers team on Saturday evening, taking game two of a doubleheader in Eugene, […]