By Ray Hamill — With the Humboldt Youth Soccer League canceled for 2020 and the H-DNL on hold until the new year, opportunities for local soccer players have been limited this year. […]
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-Del Norte League will begin the process of putting together an all-local schedule for all sports next week, including football. The league ADs will meet to discuss […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata High will follow in the footsteps of some of the other H-DNL schools and is expected to begin conditioning for its student athletes soon, the first sports […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway announced on Friday afternoon that Saturday’s racing has been canceled because the raceway’s safety crew will not be available. With numerous ongoing wild fires throughout the state, the […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team will return to practice next week, with 18 players signing up for the basketball conditioning class. Head coach Ryan Bisio […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a frustrating and inconsistent offseason for the defending Big 4 football champions, but the players are remaining positive and hope to resume some type of conditioning […]
By Ray Hamill — A growing number of states appear to be reconsidering their decision to postpone high school football this fall, leaving local fans wondering if California jumped the gun. On […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers will begin a conditioning program for their student athletes on Tuesday of next week, becoming the latest local high school to do so. Boys basketball […]
Racing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday, with the second-to-last event of the season. Four of the five divisions will be on hand, with the action getting under way at […]
By Ray Hamill —The Fortuna Huskies enjoyed a successful return to the basketball court this past week, as they set the new standard for local prep sports. According to boys varsity basketball […]
By Ray Hamill — Fresh off their recent success at the Dana White Contender Series in Las Vegas, Orion and Louis Cosce are ready to take a fight at short notice should […]
By Ray Hamill — With the sport of MMA largely shut down here in California, several fighters from the Lost Boys Gym will travel to Minnesota to fight in December. At least […]
By Ray Hamill — With restricted practice scheduled to begin next week, College of the Redwoods baseball head coach Brad Morgan has added to his coaching staff for the upcoming year. In […]
By Ray Hamill — Former St. Bernard’s multi-sport standout Lane Thrap has decided to put his college football career at Santa Rosa JC on hold for a year in the midst of […]
By Ray Hamill — Local softball standout Courtney Christensen has joined the College of the Redwoods coaching staff and will be an assistant under long-time head coach Maggie White this year. Christensen, […]
By Ray Hamill — At this stage we’ll gladly take some small victories. And with that in mind, this past week has been one of the most positive for the local sports […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods has begun team practices on a restricted basis, with the softball team returning to the field on Tuesday and the other 10 teams all […]
By Ray Hamill — With two events remaining on the schedule, the race for the season championships are heating up at the Redwood Acres Raceway. Nowhere more so than in the Bombers […]
Local youth sports received a boost this week, with McKinleyville Little League getting the go-ahead from county health officials to resume practice. Coaches will be reaching out to players this week, with […]
By Ray Hamill – While Humboldt County and the state of California will have to wait until the new year to see any prep football games, the state of Utah is showing […]