The 19U Humboldt Eagles rallied from a four-run deficit to complete an impressive opening weekend on Sunday, winning 5-4 at Napa to make it four wins in four games. After defeating 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.
The Corvallis Knights scored twice in the top of the eighth inning on the way to a 2-1 win over the Humboldt Crabs at the Arcata Ball Park on Sunday afternoon to […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U got the American Legion season off to an impressive start in Ukiah on Friday night, defeating the Mendocino Dirtbags 8-3 at Anton Stadium. The Eagles, who feature an […]
It was a good first impression for Eureka’s Aidan Morris, but not so much for the Humboldt Crabs. The Crabs opened the new season against the Corvallis Knights at the Arcata Ball […]
By Ray Hamill — Get ready fight fans for even more local MMA action. This week, Institute of Combat owner John “Juan” Thompson announced details of a new fight night at Cher-Ae […]
By Ray Hamill — The big time just got a whole lot bigger for Arcata’s Cass Bell. On Thursday, the local pro MMA fighter met with Bellator president Scott Coker in San […]
By Ray Hamill — After a long and successful stint in charge of the St. Bernard’s softball team, head coach Alan Borges announced on Friday that he is retiring from the program. […]
By Ray Hamill — With a lineup of all-stars for the ages, the Humboldt Eagles 19U will open the American Legion baseball season on Friday night in Ukiah. Ferndale’s Landon Gomes will […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Crabs are back and ready for action. The players began to arrive in town this week in preparation for Friday night’s season opener against the Corvallis […]
By Ray Hamill — Summer collegiate baseball returns to the North Coast on Friday night, with both the Humboldt B52s and Humboldt Crabs each hosting weekend series to begin their respective seasons. […]
By Ray Hamill — Get ready 2020, you’ve got a lot to live up to. Because in terms of success for local high school baseball and softball, there never has been a […]
By Ray Hamill — Banana slugs may not be known for their speed, but they are about to get a little faster. Arcata senior Riley Martel-Phillips, who has dominated local high school […]
Former Humboldt State offensive lineman Alex Cappa, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year ago, is expected to make a big push to land a starting job this fall. […]
By Ray Hamill — This time there was no way back for the McKinleyville Panthers. This time there was no way past Merek Sears. The Arcata junior was outstanding on Wednesday night, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers had the final say in a memorable season for local prep baseball and softball, knocking off arch rivals McKinleyville 3-0 in the North Coast Section […]
The Humboldt Composite mountain biking team recently closed out the spring season with a strong showing at the state championship race in Tehachapi, placing fifth as a team out of 37 teams […]
Eureka High School recently held its annual Logger Olympics, pitting athletes from different sports against each other in a series of fun and different team events. The big winners on the day […]
The Northern Humboldt Giants and Knights will hold tryouts for the summer American Legion baseball season this weekend. The tryouts will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at the Arcata High […]
Tuesday was an historic day for the McKinleyville Panthers, who defeated St. Patrick-St. Vincent 11-1 in the North Coast Section Division-IV softball championship game, and there were plenty of celebrations afterwards, from […]
The McKinleyville girls defeated St. Patrick-St. Vincent 11-1 in six innings in the North Coast Section Division-IV championship game on Tuesday. For a full report, see No denying Mack girls on historic […]