By Ray Hamill — Two crosstown rivals and their fans already appear to be in playoff form, as they combined to serve up a loud, physical, hard-fought thriller at Jay Williard Gymnasium […]
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.
Local MMA pro Orion Cosce gave the fans what they wanted to see at the Bear River Casino fight night on Saturday, winning the main event against Wally Wester on a third-round […]
By Ray Hamill — The St. Bernard’s and Eureka girls served up a highly-entertaining game of basketball on Saturday night, played in a playoff-type atmosphere at Eureka High. And it was the […]
By Ray Hamill — With two weeks remaining in the regular season, three of the four H-DNL basketball conference championships appear set to go down to the wire. The St. Bernard’s girls […]
The College of the Redwoods women exploded out of the gates at Shasta on Saturday afternoon, scoring 52 first-half points on the way to 91-71 win in basketball. Ashley Quigley helped set […]
The College of the Redwoods men tasted defeat on the basketball court for the first time in 10 weeks on Saturday afternoon, falling 87-76 at Shasta. The Corsairs came out flat on […]
The H-DNL was well represented on the Shasta Knights’ opening day lineup on Friday, as they began the new baseball season with a 10-6 loss at Cosumnes River. Four former Big 5 […]
McKinleyville freshman Jack Clancy provided the most dramatic finish of the season on Friday night, somehow finding the hoop from inside his own half as time expired. The stunning conclusion capped a […]
A young McKinleyville Panthers team came of age on Friday night. And boy did they do so in style. Freshman Jack Clancy capped a huge second-half rally with a half-court buzzer-beater to […]
The St. Bernard’s girls clinched at least a share of a sixth straight Little 4 title on a busy Friday night of local basketball action. The Crusaders won 64-21 at Hoopa, improving […]
Caleb Ruiz wasted little time establishing himself at the collegiate level, dominating in the second game of a doubleheader at Mendocino College on Friday, as College of the Redwoods opened the new […]
By Ray Hamill — Changes are in the air for the Redwoods Acres Raceway. On Friday, it was announced that a group of local racers has come together to form Redwoods Acres […]
The Humboldt State women’s basketball team ended a four-game losing skid after getting the better of Cal State East Bay by a score of 82-78 at Lumberjack Arena on Thursday. Alexia Thrower […]
The Ferndale Wildcats ended a three-game losing streak and posted their second win in the Little 4, getting the better of the Cubs at South Fork, 42-31 in girls basketball on Thursday […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte junior Jadence Clifton showed why she’s the best high school player on the North Coast on Thursday night, posting yet another double-double to lead the Warriors […]
By Ray Hamill — A players only meeting earlier this week appears to have paid off for the Del Norte Warriors, who responded to a disappointing performance on Tuesday with arguably their […]
The Fortuna Huskies went back to what they do best as they defeated the Panthers 42-35 on Thursday night to re-take sole possession of first place in the Big 5 in girls […]
By Ray Hamill — McKinleyville senior Mikayla Minton will join one of the top Division-III programs in the nation later this year, after signing a letter of intent to play softball at […]
By Ray Hamill — There is something magical happening right now on the basketball courts at College of the Redwoods, and the local community is taking notice. Another packed house saw both […]
Former US national women’s soccer team captain Christie Pearce Rampone will hold a soccer clinic at Humboldt State on April 4, before she serves as the keynote speaker at the university’s annual […]