The McKinleyville Panthers baseball program will hold its third annual golf tournament on September 12 at Beau Pre Golf Course. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Panthers, with all […]
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 — After a successful return to action last weekend, the Redwood Acres Raceway is now scheduled to hold a second day of racing on August 1. The local raceway […]
Early errors proved costly for the Humboldt Eagles 17Us in a 14-4 loss to the River Dogs in Grants Pass in American Legion baseball action on Friday night. Caden Vance continued his […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us began a busy weekend by splitting a doubleheader at Eugene on Friday night, defeating the Ole Athletics 11-6 in the opener, before falling 3-1 to the Eugene Challengers. […]
By Ray Hamill — By his own admission, next week’s MMA fight in Connecticut will be a “huge step up” for Cass Bell More important, his management has been told that a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Six Rivers Youth Football Conference announced on Wednesday night that the 2020 season has been canceled. The decision was forced on the local conference after this week’s […]
By Ray Hamill — We may have been robbed of Crabs baseball this summer, but it’s a pretty safe bet we got to see plenty of future Crabs players play, at least […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Eagles 19Us will take to the road for the third straight weekend when they travel to Oregon to play three doubleheaders beginning on Friday. And it […]
By Ray Hamill — Local pro MMA fighter Cass Bell this week announced details of his next fight and will return to the cage later this month on the East Coast. Bell, […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Humboldt Crabs player Damian Henderson has signed a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds, and the club’s head coach Robin Guiver believes he has all the tools […]
Humboldt State women’s crew member Amelia Wagoner has been named the university’s nominee for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Wagoner is one of a record 605 female college athletes […]
By Ray Hamill — One step forward, two steps back. Just one week after returning to practice, the Fortuna High teams have been shut down again because of concerns over COVID-19. Both […]
Eureka’s Mo Charlo earned himself a nice little paycheck on Tuesday night, helping the Golden Eagles to a championship at ESPN’s winner-takes-all million dollar Basketball Tournament. Charlo scored five points as the […]
The Eagles 17Us made it a double sweep for Humboldt at the Northern California Country Classic on Sunday, getting the better of the Diablo Longhorns 8-0 at Yreka and closing out the […]
Fortuna’s Cole Ayala may be the youngest player on this year’s Humboldt Eagles 19U team, but you wouldn’t know it from the way he’s playing. The Huskies standout was one of several […]
By Ray Hamill — Racing made a welcome return to the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday, as the 2020 season finally got under way two months later than originally anticipated. The local […]
The Humboldt Eagles 17Us won for the third straight day at the Northern California Country Classic in Yreka on Saturday to leave themselves just one victory from a tournament championship. Caden Vance […]
Another day, another great pitching performance for the Humboldt Eagles. This time it was Arcata’s Merek Sears who stepped up, leading the local 19U American Legion team to a 2-1 win over […]
Landon Gomes hit a pair of home runs and Nick Dugan dominated again on the mound, as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us beat Siskiyou 13-1 at the Northern California Country Classic on Friday […]
By Ray Hamill — Many local Little League parents and players were left feeling frustrated and somewhat confused after county health officials last week denied them a request to return to practice. […]