By Ray Hamill — McKinleyville senior Phoebe Sundberg believes she has found the perfect fit to continue her golf and academic career, after recently committing to take her talents to Dominican University. […]
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.
Check out the second episode of our new sports podcast, Humboldt Sports Talk, as we take a look at all the latest sports news from around the North Coast. Click here to […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s family is getting in the holiday spirit. During this Saturday’s NCS home playoff football game against Middletown, the Crusaders will be collecting canned food, warm […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs will be tested right off the bat in girls basketball this week, when they travel to play a dangerous Laytonville team in their season […]
Austin Mitchell made his pro MMA debut at the Bear River Casino on Saturday night, and didn’t disappoint. Mitchell, a local favorite in the MMA scene from Del Norte who was formerly […]
The Arcata Tigers tennis team made some H-DNL history this week by taking home a first-ever NCS pennant in the sport, boys or girls. The Tigers pairing of Aimee Reiner and Keona […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka’s Kaylee Murphy has begun her sophomore collegiate basketball season in style, scoring a career-high 24 points for UC Santa Cruz on Saturday in a game at Willamette […]
Humboldt State will open conference play in men’s and women’s basketball on Thursday night, with Sonoma State traveling to Arcata. The HSU women get the action under way at 5:30 p.m., and […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs will host this coming weekend’s big NCS playoff football game after a switch in venue was announced early this week. The No. 3 seed […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka quarterback Cruz Montana got his first start for Lewis & Clark over the weekend, as the Pioneers closed out the football season with a 33-21 win […]
By Ray Hamill — A pair of soccer players played a pivotal role in helping their respective teams to an NCS championship over the weekend, at opposite ends of the field. And […]
By Ray Hamill — A number of friends, teammates and coaches paid tribute to Merek Sears on his big day, as he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Washington […]
By Ray Hamill — Arcata senior Merek Sears is taking his talents to Washington State after signing a letter of intent to play baseball for the Cougars after graduation. Sears, HumboldtSports.com‘s pitcher […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL did itself proud once again in football this weekend. It’s been a good few years for the North Coast teams and that doesn’t appear to be […]
Marayah Tomlinson and the St. Bernard’s seniors saved the best for last. Boy did they ever. Tomlinson completed her hat trick less than two minutes from time to lead the Crusaders back […]
The Ferndale Wildcats dominated the line of scrimmage on Saturday and that paved the way for a comfortable 57-28 win over California School for the Deaf in the opening round of the […]
By Ray Hamill — The bounce of the ball just didn’t go the Tigers’ way on Saturday, as visiting Middletown came away from Arcata with a 1-0 win in the North Coast […]
It’s safe to say the Crusaders were playoff ready on Saturday. St. Bernard’s opened the North Coast Section Division-6 postseason in style, coming storming out of the gates on the way to […]
The Arcata Tigers gave the No. 1 seeds in their bracket all they could handle for much of Friday night’s NCS Division-6 football playoff game at Kennedy High in Richmond, before eventually […]
By Ray Hamill — It was one of the most remarkable penalty shootouts you’ll ever see, with the two goalkeepers combining to save nine of the 14 attempts they faced and not […]