By Ray Hamill — Two District Little League all-star tournaments got under way in Humboldt County on Saturday, with three games split between Arcata and McKinleyville. At Hiller Park in McKinleyville, 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 — There’s no shortage of baseball action around the county this weekend. In addition to the two district Little League all-star tournaments that got under way on Saturday, the […]
Playing in 110 degree weather hasn’t prevented the Humboldt Eagles 19Us from putting together their most impressive run of the season. The local American Legion club stretched its winning streak to four […]
The Humboldt Crabs opened a three-game stand in San Luis Obispo with an 8-3 win over the Blues on Friday night. Former Eureka Logger Ethan Fischel continued his big week at the […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants continued their impressive summer with two more wins in American Legion baseball action on Friday. The Giants opened their own 11-team, 17U tournament with a 5-3 victory over […]
After a year in charge at Hoopa Valley, local basketball legend Augie Valdez is returning to St. Bernard’s to take over as girls basketball coach. Valdez, who has been hired as the […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt State men’s basketball head coach Tae Norwood says the addition of Thomas Nelson has nothing to do with the fact he’s a local star. Nelson, an Arcata […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us held on for an impressive win in American Legion baseball action on Thursday on opening night at the Medford tournament. The Eagles overcame a two-run deficit with runs […]
By Ray Hamill — Earlier this month, outgoing Eureka High seniors Kelli Johnston and Slate Delsman were both named to the California state wrestling team that will compete in a national freestyle […]
After a quiet opening week in the home run department, the Humboldt Crabs have been hitting plenty of them lately. On Tuesday night, Gabe Giosso hit a pair of home runs in […]
By Ray Hamill — It took a year longer than expected and a 6,000 mile round trip to get here, but Thomas Nelson is finally getting the opportunity he has always wanted […]
By Ray Hamill — The family tradition lives on at College of the Redwoods, and that’s good news for the Corsairs women’s soccer team. The team announced recently that the talented Fortuna […]
By Ray Hamill — As we move from high school to summer sports, it’s time to begin recognizing some of the summer baseball players for their achievements. And none has been as […]
The Southern Humboldt Patriots 17Us are coming together. On Tuesday night, they got the better of the Humboldt Eagles 7-5 in American Legion baseball action. Drew Franklin got the win on the […]
The Southern Humboldt 76ers held on late to secure a 2-1 win over the Humboldt Eagles in a showdown of local 19U American Legion baseball teams at Fortuna on Tuesday night. The […]
By Ray Hamill — The 2021 Humboldt Champions League soccer tournament began last weekend at the new Bear River Casino Resort field, attracting close to 100 of the top players from around […]
By Ray Hamill — Another local basketball player is taking her talents to the collegiate level, with former McKinleyville Panther Victoria Claros recently committing to play at College of Marin next year. […]
By Ray Hamill — The schedules have been set for the three district Little League All-Star tournaments, two of which get under way this weekend. The 10s tournament, which will feature five […]
By Ray Hamill — Rounding out our look back at the high school year in sports here at Humboldt Sports, today we announce our athletes of the year and other awards. It […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us won on Sunday, defeating the Reno Outlaws 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel in American Legion action at the Fathers’ Day tournament in Chico. Jaden Gorge pitched all seven […]