By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers are hoping to see their experience pay off in 2019. Baseball head coach Scott St. John returns the majority of the players from last year’s […]
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 — For a young team, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders have plenty of experience. And for a team lacking in seniors, they have plenty of senior talent. “We only have […]
A pair of recently graduated Eureka High student athletes are making their mark at the collegiate level early in the season. At Santa Rosa JC, sophomore Sydney Arnold has had a big […]
Early in the collegiate softball season, sophomore Hailey Dolcini is fast emerging as the ace of the Fresno State staff. Dolcini, a former Fortuna High standout, has been impressive since joining the […]
By Ray Hamill — Believe it or not, the Ferndale Wildcats are scheduled to open league play in baseball next Tuesday, which is a few weeks earlier than usual, but they should […]
Both Humboldt State basketball teams bowed out of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament on Tuesday night, with the men falling 85-67 at Cal Poly Pomona and the women losing 72-62 at […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders went down fighting on Tuesday night. Playing for a Division-V NorCal title and a place in this weekend’s state championship, the St. Bernard’s girls fell 52-44 […]
A group of eighth-grade basketball players at Pacific Union appear ready to go on to make some serious noise at the high school level a year from now. The Pacific Union boys […]
Humboldt Sports continues to receive letters opposing the potential full-time hire of HSU interim AD Duncan Robins. The school is currently undergoing a search to fill the position on a full-time basis, […]
The Humboldt State men’s rugby team secured a playoff spot with a big win on Saturday, rolling over Sonoma State by a score of 73-22 at College Creek Field. The Jacks scored […]
The Humboldt State men’s basketball team are returning to the postseason, and will open the CCAA tournament at No. 1 seed Cal Poly Pomona on Tuesday night. The Jacks, who missed out […]
On Monday afternoon the Arcata Tigers showed us just why they could be one of the most dangerous teams on the North Coast this season, rolling over visiting Clear Lake at McKinleyville […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s girls are one win away from playing for a state championship. On Tuesday night, the high-flying Crusaders will host Caruthers High in the Division-V NorCal […]
The Humboldt State women’s basketball team will host Cal State East Bay in the opening round of the CCAA tournament on Tuesday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. “It’s huge […]
The College of th Redwoods baseball and softball teams each dropped games over the weekend. The baseball team hosted Feather River in a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday, dropping all three, […]
By Ray Hamill — The ongoing search for a new full-time Athletic Director at Humboldt State has a lot of alumni and boosters concerned, and they’re taking their concerns to local media […]
By Ray Hamill — They had to fight a little harder this time around, but the rewards were even greater. On Saturday night, for the second straight weekend, St. Bernard’s hosted Cloverdale […]
The Arcata boys maintained their fast start to the Humboldt-Del Norte League tennis season with a second shutout win in two days, defeating Eureka 7-0 at Arcata High on Saturday. The win […]
It was a disappointing day at the office for the College of the Redwoods softball team, which dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Ohlone on Saturday. The Corsairs lost heavily in […]
By Ray Hamill — Here we go again. The St. Bernard’s and Cloverdale girls will match up for the second straight weekend in girls basketball in Eureka on Saturday night, when they […]