The McKinelyville 9 and 10 All-Stars gave Land Park all it could handle at the state tournament in Rocklin on Sunday, but suffered their first loss of the postseason by a score […]
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.
The Mad River MIST 16U girls won two more games at the NAFA Nationals in Newberg, Oregon, on Saturday, improving to 5-1 at the four-day fast-pitch softball tournament. Mikayla Minton had the […]
Five players had multiple hits for the Humboldt B52s in an 11-7 win over the Ukiah Hawks at Bomber Field on Saturday night. Jeff Giacomini led a 15-hit team performance, finishing 3-for-5 […]
The Mad River MIST 12U girls were 1-2 in pool play at a tournament in Sacramento on Saturday, getting off to a flying start with a 4-0 win before dropping back-to-back games. […]
On Sunday the Eureka Eagles will play the Northern Humboldt Giants for an American Legion 17U state title in Yountville after a thrilling day for both teams on Saturday. A battered and […]
The McKinleyville 9 and 10-year-old all-stars continued their remarkable season with a 5-2 win over Turlock to open the state tournament in Rocklin on Saturday morning. Joe Tanno got the win on […]
The Humboldt Eagles are not done yet. Less than 24 hours after seeing their state championship ambitions take a big hit in a loss to Petaluma, the Eagles 19U team battled back […]
The Mad River MIST players are on a roll at the NAFA Nationals in Oregon this weekend, both collectively and individually. After winning back-to-back games on Friday to go to 3-1 at […]
It was a nervous finish, but the Eureka Eagles 17U got their state championship challenge off to a winning start with a 5-4 victory over the Pomona Diamond Cats in Yountville on […]
The Humboldt B52s gave up nine unanswered runs and failed to make an early advantage stick in a 9-6 loss to the Ukiah Hawks at Bomber Field on Friday night. The B52s […]
The Humboldt Eagles will have to battle back through the losers’ bracket after a day-two loss at the American Legion Area One Tournament in Woodland on Friday. The Eagles gave up three […]
The Mad River MIST 16U girls responded from an opening day loss at the NAFA Nationals in Newberg, Oregon, on Thursday, with two wins on Friday, outscoring their two opponents by a […]
By Ray Hamill — When it comes to baseball McKinleyville is clearly doing something right, and it’s safe to say no local town is enjoying the sport this year as much as […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U got off to a quick start at the American Legion Area One Tournament in Woodland on Thursday, defeating Napa 7-0. St. Bernard’s Nick Dugan pitched six and a […]
A busy offseason for College of the Redwoods sports continued this week, with two more local standouts signing letters of commitment to compete for the school’s track and field team. Eureka High’s […]
By Ray Hamill — After a less than stellar start to the summer season, the Humboldt Crabs have turned around their fortunes in recent weeks and are riding a six-game win streak […]
The McKinleyville 9-10 All-Stars defeated Sutter Butte 14-1 at Hiller Park on Wednesday night to claim the Section Two championship. For a full report on the action, see McKinleyville All-Stars headed back […]
Here we go again. The McKinleyville 9-10 Little League All-Stars are headed back to the state tournament for the second straight year after rolling to a Section Two championship at Hiller Park […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods will honor former football player/wrestler Dan Phillips at the school’s 16th annual sports auction/dinner, one of two big upcoming fundraising events for local sports. […]
By Ray Hamill — Young St. Bernard’s standout Nick Dugan will get the start on the mound for the Humboldt Eagles 19U in their opening game at the Area One Tournament in […]