By Ray Hamill — It’s not every week one of your former players gets to play in the biggest softball games of the year, and the Huskies are going to enjoy the […]
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 St. Bernard’s Crusaders celebrated an historic NorCal baseball championship this week despite being bumped up three full divisions for the inaugural tournament. Head coach Matt Tomlin described […]
By Ray Hamill — After seeing two of their three opening-weekend games rained out, the Humboldt Crabs will hit the road for a couple of midweek games on Tuesday and Wednesday. The […]
Humboldt County will be represented in this year’s Women’s College World Series championship series. Hailey Dolcini and the Texas Longhorns completed a magical day in Oklahoma City on Monday by winning back-to-back […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s senior Nick Dugan closed out his high school career in style on Monday, leading the Crusaders to a 7-6 come-from-behind win in the CIF NorCal Division-3 […]
By Ray Hamill — Monday was an historic day for St. Bernard’s baseball and for head coach Matt Tomlin. A 7-6 win over Alpha Charter in the first-ever CIF NorCal Division-3 baseball […]
By Ray Hamill — The difference in Monday’s NorCal championship game, according to St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin, was Aidan Dorsch’s third-inning home run. Playing in his final high school game, […]
By Ray Hamill — It was a performance for the ages to cap a season for the ages. And it was a moment quite probably as memorable as any in a long […]
Hailey Dolcini and the Texas Longhorns avoided elimination at the Women’s College World Series with a 5-2 win over Arizona on Sunday and advanced to the final four in tournament play. The […]
The Humboldt Eagles split a Sunday doubleheader against the Fairfield Expos to take the weekend series at the Bear River Sports Complex. After dropping a close opener 9-8, the Eagles took game […]
By Ray Hamill — A change of time has been announced by the CIF for Monday’s NorCal Division-3 baseball championship game. First pitch has been moved forward one hour to 3 p.m. […]
By Ray Hamill — Senior Aidan Dorsch will get the start on the mound for St. Bernard’s in Monday’s CIF NorCal Division-3 championship game. Fellow senior Nick Dugan will be available after […]
By Ray Hamill — Two of the smallest schools in the NorCal playoffs will battle it out for the Division-3 baseball championship on Monday. No. 4 seed St. Bernard’s will host No. […]
Less than 24 hours after getting shut out against the Humboldt Crabs, the Humboldt Eagles 19Us responded with a big performance against the Fairfield Expos at the Bear River Sports Complex on […]
By Ray Hamill — Big-time players always step up to the occasion, and that was the case this week with all three of our Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week, sponsored by […]
Hailey Dolcini and the Texas Longhorns sufferd their first defeat at the Women’s College World Series on Saturday, falling to No. 1 Oklahoma by a score of 7-2. The Sooners, who are […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs have postponed a scheduled Saturday night game against the Alameda Cardinals, the club announced early Saturday afternoon. The decision was made because of the rain […]
By Ray Hamill — Just three months after winning the H-DNL’s first-ever North Coast Section and NorCal double in boys basketball, some of the St. Bernard’s players are now on the verge […]
Newcomer Cary Arbolida got the 2022 Humboldt Crabs season off to a flying start on Friday night, hitting two home runs in his debut with the team. The Orange Coast College player […]
By Ray Hamill — Sequoia FC returned to competitive action for the first time in three years last weekend, with two teams from the local soccer club competing at the three-day Medford […]