The Del Norte Warriors dominated the Huskies in Crescent City on Friday night, running out to a 34-0 win in Big 4 football. The victory was the team’s fourth straight and lifts […]
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.
McKinleyville’s Sofie Sundberg and the Arcata girls team each solidified their lead atop the H-DNL golf standings on Thursday. Competing at Del Norte, Sundberg shot a round of 95 to pace the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Redwood Acres Raceway recently closed out a very successful 2021 season, and track officials are already planning for next year, with some big additions in the works. […]
The Ferndale Wildcats posted a straight sets victory over South Fork in Little 4 volleyball on Thursday night, winning 25-8, 25-17, 25-10. Several players stood out in the win, including the talented […]
The Arcata Tigers inched a little closer to a Big 5 title in volleyball with a four-sets win over McKinleyville on Thursday night. The Arcata girls won 25-17, 27-29, 25-16, 25-16. With […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka cross country team is coming off a strong showing at the Bill Springhorn Classic in Redding last weekend, as the Loggers continue to build toward the […]
By Ray Hamill — When you throw for eight touchdowns in a league-opening win, you get the nod for one of Humboldt Sports Athletes of the Week honors, sponsored by College of […]
By Ray Hamill — So who is the best football team on the North Coast at the midway point of the regular season? After last weekend, it’s difficult to say with much […]
By Ray Hamill — Three former H-DNL quarterbacks are steadily improving on the college fields, while several other North Coast players are also enjoying big seasons. Eureka’s Cruz Montana, Del Norte’s OJ […]
By Ray Hamill — We’ll have a much clearer picture of who is the best team in both the Big 4 and Little 4 after Friday night. The second weekend of league […]
By Jake Knoeller, For HumboldtSports.com Local basketball player T-Ryan Stumpf is settling into his first year at Shasta College in Redding. After four years of basketball at McKinleyville High, this has been an […]
The Wildcats scored late on Wednesday to secure a 1-1 tie against South Fork in Little 3 girls soccer. Reaghan Langer netted the equalizer a few minutes from time after Summer Contreras […]
By Ray Hamill — Teammates Kira Morris and McKenna Beach have been keeping very busy this year and putting in a lot of offseason work, and that’s good news for the Loggers, […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Klayre Barres is among several H-DNL soccer players playing at the collegiate level this year and has had an immediate impact at Chico State. Barres, […]
The Arcata boys got back to winning ways after a tough few days last week, beating Del Norte 4-1 at Arcata on Wednesday afternoon. Kayin Kloberdanz had two goals and an assist […]
The Hoopa Warriors kept the pressure on St. Bernard’s in Little 4 volleyball on Tuesday night, getting the better of Ferndale in four sets. The victory sets up another big showdown against […]
The Eureka Loggers won a pair of games in H-DNL soccer against St. Bernard’s on Tuesday, with the boys winning 8-1 and the girls 6-1. The Eureka boys, who have lost just […]
The Arcata Tigers are alone in first. The defending Big 5 champions won their fourth straight conference match in volleyball on Tuesday night, posting a key and impressive win at Fortuna. The […]
By Ray Hamill — Here’s hoping the remainder of the Big 4 season is as exciting as opening weekend. Check out some of the weekend highlights above from two fantastic games, including […]
By Ray Hamill — Playing in the most anticipated regular season game of the NFL season on Sunday night, Alex Cappa gave a special shoutout to Lumberjack Iron. The former Humboldt State […]