By Ray Hamill — It’s been a productive training camp so far for the McKinleyville Panthers, but just how far this football team has progressed won’t be known for sure until they […]
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 — If baseball is a game to be enjoyed by children of all ages, Dylan Campbell seems to understand the concept as well as anyone. The former McKinleyville High […]
By Ray Hamill — A young Fortuna football team has plenty to live up to in 2019, but head coach Mike Benbow believes this is a group that is ready to seize […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers will play their home football games at the Redwood Bowl this season, as construction on the high school’s athletic fields continues into the fall. The […]
Brothers Orion and Louis Cosce each improved to 4-0 in the pro MMA ranks with wins at the URCC event at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Saturday night. The former […]
By Ray Hamill — The new football season gets under way next week with anticipation high once again and plenty expected out of an H-DNL that proved to be extremely competitive a […]
By Ray Hamill — A change in the lineup led to an exciting Little 4 in 2018, with the race for the championship going down to the final weekend. And local fans […]
By Ray Hamill — Tag Wotherspoon and the crew at MIX 95.1 FM are tentatively scheduled to broadcast 15 regular season football games in 2019, including big showdowns to open and close […]
By Ray Hamill — After playing a combined 15 home games in 2018, Eureka and St. Bernard’s will see a lot less home action in 2019. The Loggers, who hosted nine times […]
By Ray Hamill — Opening weekend for local high school football is just over two weeks away, with plenty of anticipation and intrigue ahead of the new season. The action gets under […]
By Ray Hamill — The 2019 local baseball season officially comes to an end this weekend, bringing closure to one of the most exciting campaigns we’ve seen in some time. From the […]
By Ray Hamill — Two Humboldt-Del Norte League quarterbacks have been singled out this week by Prep2Prep.com, including St. Bernard’s Will Omey. In a feature breaking down some of the best quarterbacks […]
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Wednesday limiting full-contact practices for youth football in the state. The new law, which goes into effect in 2021 and is designed to […]
The Humboldt Crabs remained red hot with a 7-4 win over the Humboldt B52s at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night, completing a five-game season sweep. But they had to fight […]
Four events remain in the Humboldt Outlaw Karts 2019 season, but only two will have season points up for grabs, including this Saturday at the Redwood Acres. The weekend action is presented […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt State men’s rugby is in the midst of a busy recruiting season with one local player set to join the fray in the fall. McKinleyville High’s Justin […]
By Ray Hamill — If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching the Cosce brothers fight recently, it’s that you don’t want to arrive late. Their past two pro fights have lasted […]
The Humboldt Crabs made a rare visit to Eureka on Tuesday night, playing the Humboldt B52s in front of a packed house at Bomber Field and coming away with a 6-4 win. […]
The Northern Humboldt Steelheads 13U won their semifinal game at the USSSA World Series in San Diego on Sunday morning, before falling 3-2 to Akadema in the championship game. The Steelheads closed […]
The Mad River MIST turned in what long-time coach Bob Brown described as one of the most impressive collective efforts he has ever seen in a quarter century of coaching, at the […]