By Ray Hamill — Cameron Saso is enjoying a new challenge on the baseball field this summer, playing for the Nevada Griffons, a collegiate summer team in Missouri. And it’s been a […]
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.
The Southern Humboldt Patriots held off a late challenge by the Humboldt Eagles on the way to a 3-2 win on the opening day of action at the American Legion baseball area […]
By Ray Hamill — Two former Humboldt Crabs players were drafted by the Baltimore Orioles this week. Infielder Ryan Higgins, who played for the team in 2019, was taken in the ninth […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway hosted the largest crowd at a sporting event in Humboldt County in at least a couple of years on Saturday night, as around 3,000 fans showed up for […]
Jeran Ford pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Humboldt Eagles 19Us to a 4-0 win over a travel team form Portland in American Legion baseball action in Eureka on Sunday. Ford, […]
Chad Wilson posted his fifth save in five opportunities at the Arcata Ball Park on Saturday night, as the Humboldt Crabs defeated Seals Baseball 6-5. Wilson, who has been the Crabs’ most […]
By Ray Hamill — Two local baseball players have found what they believe is the perfect stepping stone on the way to fulfilling their longtime ambitions in the sport. Recent H-DNL graduates, […]
By Ray Hamill — On Wednesday night, McKinleyville’s Joe Tanno turned in a performance he — and most people in attendance — will never forget when he struck out all 18 batters […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs’ depth at the plate and on the mound was evident again at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday night, as they opened a three-game weekend […]
A very young Humboldt Eagles 17U American Legion baseball squad has taken its bumps this season, but there is plenty of reason for optimism. On Wednesday, the Eagles came from six runs […]
The Humboldt Eagles had to overcome an early deficit on Friday on the way to a 7-5 win over Fort Bragg in American Legion baseball action at the Redwood Fields in Cutten. […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants have been the best American Legion baseball team on the North Coast this summer and they continued to prove that this week. The 17U club swept a pair […]
Keenan Morris has been a continual bright spot for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us this summer in what has been an up-and-down campaign for the team. In two games on Thursday, Morris finished […]
By Ray Hamill — Never before has the opposing dugout at the Arcata Ball Park seen such an international collection of players. On Tuesday night, the Perth Heat played the Humboldt Crabs, […]
By Ray Hamill — Mack Town will be rocking next week. After a stunning performance to close out the district tournament in Fortuna on Wednesday night, the McKinleyville 12-year-old All-Stars will now turn […]
By Ray Hamill — Joe Tanno turned in a performance for the ages at Rohner Park on Wednesday night, as the McKinleyville 12-year-old All-Stars continued their epic journey with another district title. […]
By Ray Hamill — Gabe Giosso is quickly becoming a fan of Humboldt County, and local baseball enthusiasts are quickly becoming fans of Giosso. The Humboldt Crabs slugger has been on fire […]
A busy night of action at the Redwood Acres Raceway this Saturday will feature the Firecracker 100 and the Upstate Bomber Series. And to cap it all off, the local raceway will […]
The Redwood Empire 12-year-old All-Stars bounced back from Monday’s loss to McKinleyville with a 5-4 win over Klamath Trinity at Fortuna on Tuesday night. The victory lifts RELL into the championship round […]
By Ray Hamill — Kokko Figueiredo appears to be enjoying life as a pro. This summer, the former Fortuna High and Humboldt Crabs player is playing for the Tucson Saguaros in the […]