The Warriors are a family on the softball diamond. It’s something they preach constantly and a concept they believe in. They’re also now history makers, and they are so in large part […]
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 South Fork Cubs said farewell to four seniors and a talented underclassman in bittersweet circumstances on Saturday, as a team for the ages fell 8-3 to Credo […]
By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs and Hoopa Valley Warriors made history in their own way on Saturday, as each took home a North Coast Section softball championship in very […]
By Ray Hamill — Just when her team needed it the most, senior center fielder Jada Bailey made one of the best defensive plays of the season on Friday evening. With Cardinal […]
So far so good for Fortuna’s Katie Hurst at the CIF state track and field championships. On Friday, the Huskies senior qualified for Saturday’s finals in the girls high jump, posting a […]
There simply is no denying the McKinleyville Panthers, who are now closing in on a season that will be difficult to top. On Friday, the Mack boys left it late, as they […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers pulled out a thrilling 5-4 win over St. Patrick-St. Vincent in the North Coast Section Division-IV semifinals at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday, setting […]
By Ray Hamill — Friday was a day the Big 5 won’t easily forget. Three thrilling games. Three dramatic wins. And three teams marching on to the North Coast Section championship game. […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s safe to say the Humboldt-Del Norte League is being well represented at the business end of the North Coast Section playoffs in baseball and softball. This weekend, […]
By Ray Hamill — South Fork senior C.J. Van Meter is closing out his high school playing career in determined fashion. On Wednesday, Van Meter was instrumental in the Cubs’ 7-1 win […]