By Ray Hamill — Focused, confident, determined, accomplished. The Humboldt Eagles are right where they need to be as they get set for a state championship bid that gets under way at […]
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 — The opportunities for local MMA fighters continue to grow, with the news this week that former Eureka High wrestler Tyson Miller is joining the pro ranks and has […]
By Ray Hamill — Few local pitchers have worked more innings this year than Luis Pimentel, whose hard work is about to pay off. The Eureka native, who was College of the […]
By Ray Hamill — Humboldt County baseball appears to be in a pretty healthy state. On Tuesday night, the best young local talent in the county gave the Humboldt Crabs everything they […]
The 2019 Redwood Acres Raceway season continues this weekend, with a packed schedule of racing action on Saturday night, including the return of the North State Modifieds and the Upstate Bombers. The […]
The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team continued a busy offseason with another player committing to play for the Corsairs next year. Lauren Berklund, who played high school ball at Philomath […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Eagles and Northern Humboldt Giants have been battling back and forth all season, and that could continue this weekend with a state championship up for grabs. […]
The Mad River Mist 18U girls capped a big weekend in Redding with back-to-back wins to close out tournament play on Sunday. The local fast-pitch softball travel team went 5-1 over the […]
By Ray Hamill — Two former teammates will face off on Tuesday night, as the Humboldt Crabs welcome the Humboldt Eagles 19U to the Arcata Ball Park on what will be a […]
One McKinleyville Little League all-star team is moving on to the state tournament, and another is closing in on joining them. On Monday evening, the Mack 11-year-olds defeated Chico 13-3 in Anderson […]
The Humboldt B52s scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on the way to pulling out an 11-5 win over the Humboldt Eagles 19U at Bomber Field on Monday […]
There was no late letdown for the Eureka Eagles this time around. On Sunday, the American Legion 17U team defeated close rivals, the Northern Humboldt Giants, 2-1 in Red Bluff for the […]
The Humboldt B52s scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a tight 7-6 showdown with NBO Baseball at Bomber Field in Eureka on Sunday afternoon. Trailing 4-0 […]
The Mad River MIST 12U girls fell just short of a trip to the championship game at a fast pitch softball tournament in Pleasanton, falling 2-0 to the Santa Rosa Rug Rats […]
The Humboldt Crabs secured a three-game weekend sweep of the Ukiah Hawks with a 13-2 win at the Arcata Ball Park on Sunday. Former Fortuna High standout Kokko Figueiredo continued his impressive […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt B52s and Humboldt Eagles 19U will play one more time to decide the summer series this coming week. The two clubs, who originally had scheduled just […]
The Mad River MIST 18U softball team won all three games to open play at the Top Gun Tournament in Redding on Saturday, earning the top seed for Sunday’s knockout stages. The […]
For the second straight night, both the Humboldt Crabs and Humboldt B52s cruised to easy wins on Saturday. At Bomber Field in Eureka, the B52s rolled over NBO Baseball 17-0, racking up […]
Here we go again. For the second straight week, the Eureka Eagles and Northern Humboldt Giants 17U teams will face off for a tournament championship on Sunday, this time at the American […]
It was, to say the least, an eventful day for the Humboldt Eagles 19U team. They swept a doubleheader at Chico, claimed a league title, and earned the top seed for next […]