The Humboldt Eagles 19Us made it two wins in two games at the Northern California Country Classic on Friday afternoon, defeating Fairfield 6-4 at Yreka. The Eagles scored three times in 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 — Local AAU basketball is seeing a gradual return to action after North Coast gyms have been given the all-clear to re-open their doors. Trey City in Samoa welcomed […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata standout Vanessa Holland was recently named to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Winter All-Academic team. Holland, who will be a senior at Chico State this fall, […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U American legion team turned a triple play on Thursday night, on the way to beating Medford 4-3 at the Northern California Country Classic. With runners at first and […]
Both Humboldt Eagles teams got the Northern California Country Classic off to a winning start on Thursday in a pair of exciting baseball games. The 19Us scored twice in the top of […]
By Ray Hamill — The California Community College Athletic Association announced on Thursday that all fall and winter sports have been pushed back to the spring. According to a press release announcing […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a long barren few months, but racing finally returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend. And for the drivers, the opportunity to get back on […]
By Ray Hamill — If it’s been a challenging year for most student athletes here on the North Coast, it’s been even more so for Bobbie Purify. The former Eureka Logger, however, […]
By Ray Hamill — This summer the Humboldt Eagles 19Us have been playing well in all aspects of the game, but their pitching has most definitely led the way. The Eagles don’t […]
By Ray Hamill — One day after being cleared for a restricted summer program, the Fortuna Huskies were back at practice on both the basketball court and football field on Wednesday morning. […]
By Ray Hamill — As if the summer hasn’t been challenging enough, the on-again, off-again nature of the American Legion baseball season has not helped matters. The good news for the Humboldt […]
By Ray Hamill — The next couple of weeks will be crucial for local athletes and sports fans who are eager to see a return to action, with big decision days looming […]
By Ray Hamill — It was quite the week for Eureka’s Hayden Bode. Indeed it’s been quite the summer for him. Bode has been a particularly pleasant surprise on a Humboldt Eagles 19U […]
A great week ended prematurely for the Humboldt Eagles 19U on Saturday when the Roseburg tournament was cut short. The local all-star American Legion team won its opening three games in tournament […]
By Ray Hamill — Two years after they lit up the North Coast while playing together on one of the greatest local high school football teams ever, former teammates Cruz Montana and […]
Walks and errors proved costly for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us at the Roseburg tournament early on Saturday, as they suffered their first loss in tourney play, falling 10-0 to Medford in six […]
The Humboldt Eagles have positioned themselves perfectly at the Roseburg Fourth of July tournament in Oregon. The local 19U American Legion all-star team is 3-0 at the halfway stage of tournament play, […]
There was no shortage of offense on Friday as the Humboldt Eagles 19Us continued to roll at the Roseburg Fourth of July tournament in Oregon. The local American Legion all-star baseball squad […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway and long-time sponsor Harper Motors this week unveiled the new pace car for the 2020 season, which will get under way on July 11. After having four events […]
Redwood Acres Raceway officials say it’s full steam ahead as they get set to open the season on July 11. After having the first four events of the season canceled due to […]