The fourth event of the season at the Redwood Acres was held on Saturday night and featured the Legends, Bombers, Mini Stocks and Roadrunners. The closest race of the night was 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 — This weekend here at Humboldt Sports, we’re taking a look back at the 2021 high school sports year and its most memorable moments. And that includes naming our […]
By Ray Hamill — If there’s one thing we learned from the 2021 high school sports year more than anything else, it’s that the future appears to be in good hands. Across […]
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The Humboldt Eagles 19U bats remained hot at the Father’s Day Tournament in Chico on Saturday, but the team lost for the third time in three days, falling 13-10 to Yolo 77 […]
Just four days after dropping a pair of 5-4 American Legion baseball games to the Northern Humboldt Giants, the Southern Humboldt 76ers got the better of their county rivals by a score […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19U bats are starting to warm up, but mistakes continue to cause problems for this year’s young team. On Friday, the Eagles lost a close one, falling 8-7 to […]
By Ray Hamill — The Big 4 teams will play each other twice each in football this coming fall, as the schedules were recently finalized. After a shortened spring season, all four […]
The Humboldt Eagles 19Us matched the Reno Knights for much of Thursday’s American Legion baseball game, before falling 7-3. The Knights scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to snatch […]
By Ray Hamill — Eureka sophomore Myles Standish turned some heads locally with his performances on the mound this past spring, and now he’s turning them at a national level. Standish is […]
By Ray Hamill — An exciting couple of months of local youth softball concluded over the weekend with the Humboldt Fastpitch end-of-season tournament. Champions were crowed in four different divisions, with 37 […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL released the 2021 all-league teams in girls basketball this week, with two players included from each team, as well as several honorable mentions. Because of the […]
By Ray Hamill — Sophomore Brandon Bento-Jackson and senior Mason Railsback were both named all-league first team for the Arcata Tigers this week, as the H-DNL announced its end-of-season honors. The Tigers […]
By Ray Hamill — A team of six Eureka girls wrestlers will compete in the Western States Championships in Provo, Utah, this weekend. Loggers coaches Cecil Wilson and Thomas Gowing have made […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s going to be a busy few weeks for around 90 local players playing American Legion baseball this summer. The three local clubs are each fielding two teams, […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods baseball announced the addition of four local standouts on Wednesday, as the local community college continues to push for more H-DNL student athletes. The […]
By Ray Hamill — The final week of high school sports brought plenty of excitement on the basketball courts and some big news for a couple of local wrestlers. In basketball, the […]
The wins keep coming for the Northern Humboldt Giants in American Legion baseball, while the Southern Humboldt 76ers are beginning to come together. On Tuesday afternoon at the Arcata Little League fields, […]
The Legends, Bombers, Mini Stocks and Roadrunners will all be in action at the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday, as the local season continues with the fourth event of the year. The […]
The Humboldt Crabs won their seventh straight game on Tuesday night, getting the better of the Humboldt Eagles 19U American Legion team 8-1 at the Arcata Ball Park. The Crabs scored six […]