We knew coming into league play last week that the Big 5 was going to be an intriguing battle on the volleyball courts this fall. We just didn’t know it was going […]
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 McKinleyville boys soccer team will try to do something no other North Coast squad has managed this season, when the Panthers host Fortuna on Wednesday in a […]
The Eureka girls sent out a message of intent with an impressive win over a big rival on Tuesday night. The Loggers traveled to Del Norte and knocked off the powerhouse Warriors […]
The Jacks faced one of their toughest opponents of the young season at College Creek Field on Sunday, tying San Francisco State 1-1 in men’s soccer. The Gators came into the game […]
By Ray Hamill – Local MMA fighter Cass Bell is taking advantage of some new-age technology available to him here in Humboldt County for the first time. As he prepares for his second […]
By Ray Hamill — No surprise to see three of the Big 4 teams dominate once again over the weekend, although things are about to get a little more challenging for each. Here […]
By Ray Hamill — After posting big wins over the weekend, St. Bernard’s and Eureka each moved up in the latest edition of the Prep2Prep football rankings. The Crusaders defeated Ferndale 47-13, […]
By Rod Kausen – This could be the year for the Fortuna boys cross country team to challenge the dominance of Arcata and McKinleyville in the Humboldt-Del Norte League, which gets under […]
By Ray Hamill — In a season that almost never was, the South Fork girls soccer team is making up for its lack of experience in other ways, and no one’s backing […]
The Eureka girls maintained their perfect start to the Humboldt-Del Norte League on Saturday, defeating Del Norte 8-0. The Loggers netted four times in each half, improving to 4-0 in league play, […]