By Ray Hamill — Right now it may seem like a long way off, but when the 2020/21 local prep football season gets here it could go down as a memorable one […]
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.
New Humboldt State Athletic Director Jane Teixeira has been appointed to the position of the Chair of the Committee on Infractions for NCAA Division II. Teixeira will be the first female of […]
By Ray Hamill — The list of Eureka Loggers heading to the Division-I college ranks continues to grow, with Jackson Giacone recently verbally committing to play baseball at Cal State Fullerton after […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna High boys and girls basketball programs will begin restricted practice on Monday after being given the all-clear again. New varsity boys head coach Norm Sotomayor gave […]
By Ray Hamill — Derek Copeland pulled away from the rest of the field on his way to a dominating victory in the Legends division main event at the Redwood Acres Raceway […]
By Ray Hamill — They may not know for sure when their season will actually tip off, but at least two local basketball players have been attracting attention well beyond the North […]
Dylan Combest was one of four drivers to sweep their heat, main event and dash for cash at the Redwood Acres on Saturday, as the Humboldt Outlaw Karts returned to action. Competing […]
The Northern Humboldt Steelheads closed out the summer in dramatic fashion over the weekend, winning a wild championship game in baseball, 11-10 over Diamond Sports at the West Coast Premier Tournament in […]
By Ray Hamill — All five divisions will be in action at the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, as the season begins to wind down and heat up at the same time. […]
New Humboldt State men’s basketball head coach Tae Norwood this week announced the addition of two more players to complete his first recruiting class. The final two additions to this year’s class […]
Local health officials have given the go-ahead for youth sports to begin limited practice again, following the state-wide guidelines issued earlier this month. According to a press release on Wednesday, “The Humboldt […]
By Ray Hamill — Believe it or not, it’s been two years since Humboldt Sports launched, and it’s been a very gratifying and successful run thus far. Admittedly, this year has not […]
By Ray Hamill — Despite the obstacles they have had to overcome this summer, it’s been an exciting season thus far at the Redwood Acres Raceway. We’re halfway through the season, with […]
By Ray Hamill — In what has been and continues to be a very difficult year for student athletes everywhere, at least one Eureka Logger has found a way to stay motivated. […]
By Ray Hamill — This past week was a big one for local MMA, with brothers Orion and Louis Cosce both winning their fights at the Dana White Contender Series and earning […]
By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s junior pitcher Nick Dugan recently got the opportunity to impress some MLB scouts, and he took full advantage. Appearing at the prestigious Area Code Games in […]
By Ray Hamill — Hoopa High welcomed a new athletic director this week, with Augie Valdez returning to the school. Valdez, a 1992 Hoopa High graduate who played a big role in […]
The Humboldt Outlaw Karts will hold their third event of the season at the Redwood Acres on Saturday. And once again, Peewee Predators, Beginner Box Stocks, Box Stocks, Old Fart Karts, Pure […]
By Ray Hamill — Orion and Louis Cosce each won their fights at the Dana White Contender Series in very different but equally impressive ways on Tuesday night. One displayed a steely […]
By Ray Hamill — Let the contract negotiations begin. Fresh off their big wins in Las Vegas on Tuesday night — which earned each a UFC contract — Orion and Louis Cosce […]