The Humboldt Crabs exploded for 22 runs on 17 hits in Redding on Thursday night, holding on for a 22-12 win despite giving up nine runs in the bottom of the ninth […]
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 Humboldt B52s were pushed all the way in game two of their three-game series with the younger Humboldt Eagles 19U on Thursday, battling back from a late three-run deficit to pull […]
The Humboldt Eagles scored 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 15-6 come-from-behind win over the Southern Humboldt 76ers at Crusader Field on Thursday. In what was a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Southern Humboldt 76ers are back. Just when it seemed the American Legion team was going to fold for the summer season, baseball in the southern part of […]
By Ray Hamill — A stellar year on the local recruitment front for College of the Redwoods sports just got a little better. And it hasn’t been limited to just one or […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs have been sending players on to the pro ranks for generations, but rarely if ever have they managed to send this many on in one […]
By Ray Hamill — While many local athletes go on to have big careers competing out of the area, few can claim to have enjoyed the same success in the coaching ranks that […]
Nine local youth wrestling teams featuring dozens of local wrestlers traveled this past weekend to compete at the California State Freestyle Championships in Fresno, including five individuals who took first place in […]
Damian Henderson hit a home run and a triple as the Humboldt Crabs had a big night at the plate in Redding in a 12-9 win over the Colt 45’s on Wednesday. […]
By Ray Hamill — The B52s are coming together slowly but surely, particularly on the mound. On Wednesday night, three of their pitchers combined for a two-hitter as the Eureka club got […]
Racing returned to the Redwood Acres on Saturday with the second Humboldt Outlaw Karts event of the summer and all six divisions in action. In the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks […]
By Ray Hamill — An intriguing local series just got a little more so, with the announcement on Wednesday that the B52s and Eagles 19U will now play three games against each […]
Zac Anderson was 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs, as the Humboldt Eagles got the better of the Northern Humboldt Giants for the second straight day in Arcata on Tuesday. […]
By Ray Hamill — Bomber Field in Eureka will host one of the hottest local matchups of the summer season this week, when the B52s welcome the Eagles 19U for a two-game […]
Humboldt Youth Soccer has extended the deadline for sign-ups through the end of the week. The league, which plays at several venues throughout the county, announced this week that it is extending […]
By Ray Hamill — In our final Athletes and Teams of the Week until August, we honor two more local North Coast Section championship teams, as well as a couple of athletes […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs will be hoping to put a disappointing opening weekend behind them when they travel for a pair of midweek games at the Redding Colt 45’s, […]
The Humboldt Eagles 17U scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to pull away from the North Humboldt Giants on the way to a 5-1 win in American Legion […]
The Humboldt Eagles 17U American Legion baseball team split a season-opening doubleheader against Shasta in Eureka on Sunday. The Eagles dropped the opener 5-2 but bounced back to take a 2-0 win […]
The Humboldt B52s got their season off to a winning start this weekend, taking the opening two games from the Fresno A’s at Bomber Field in Eureka. Playing in front of a […]