The Eureka Loggers kept their fast start to the season going with a 53-38 win over Petaluma at the Piner tournament in basketball on Friday night. Sophia Chalmers led the way on […]
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 Arcata boys will play for the championship at the McKinleyville tournament on Saturday after beating KIPP King 55-34 on Friday night. The Tigers will play Lincoln in the decider at 2:30 […]
By Ray Hamill — The dream of a state championship in football remains alive and well for both Del Norte and St. Bernard’s. On Friday night the two Big 4 rivals each […]
By Ray Hamill — The Panthers used the entire shot clock in a patient build-up to a buzzer-beating 3-point shot from T-Ryan Stumph in a matchup with Windsor at the McKinleyville tournament […]
Ashley Quigley continued to light up the court for the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team on Friday, leading the Corsairs to a fifth straight win. Quigley scored 24 points in […]
By Ray Hamill — Two teams, two NorCal regional showdowns, two state bowl berths on the line. And an entire community behind both. Are you ready for some football history? Because we […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs turned in a near-perfect first-half defensive performance on the way to a comfortable 80-59 win over Sierra in their home opener in men’s basketball on Thursday […]
The Eureka Loggers improved to 3-1 on the season with a big comeback against a previously undefeated Maria Carrillo team to open play at the Piner basketball tournament on Thursday. Trailing by […]
The Eureka Loggers pushed a good San Lorenzo team all the way to overtime at the Ukiah tournament on Thursday evening, before falling 73-67 in boys basketball. Trevor Bell got the season […]
Alexia Thrower continued to lead the way as the Humboldt State women won their sixth straight game in basketball on Thursday night to improve to 7-1. Thrower scored a game-high 25 points […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s players know they have a golden opportunity and they appear determined to take full advantage of it. Many of the key players on this year’s […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors are not done yet. Having already made history and set the standard for Del Norte High football by winning a first-ever North Coast Section championship, the […]
By Ray Hamill — After a couple of impressive performances earlier in the week, the South Fork Cubs will return to the basketball court this weekend when they host their annual Gene […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors and St. Bernard’s Crusaders are hoping to make history in more ways than one this weekend. The two H-DNL teams will play for a […]
By Ray Hamill — Both Del Norte and St. Bernard’s will be facing a little of the unknown this weekend, when they match up with teams from outside their section in the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs have been a busy little bunch early in the season, playing more games than any other community college team in the state. And because of that, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors likely won’t get lost on their way to the NorCal Regional playoff game this weekend. Head coach Nick White and his players will leave town on […]
By Ray Hamill — The Crusaders will receive a stylish send off this week, as they travel to Yuba City for a NorCal Regional bowl game. The team will leave town on […]
By Ray Hamill — A couple of former Eureka Loggers enjoyed a big weekend on the college basketball courts, as they each continue to find their feet at the next level. At […]
Check out this week’s Humboldt Sports Talk podcast, as co-hosts Andrew Goetz and Ray Hamill break down all the latest in North Coast sports, including a look ahead to this week’s CR […]