By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors scored three runs in the top of the third inning and made it count in a 3-0 win at St. Bernard’s in non-league baseball […]
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.
Alway leads the Tigers to victory in round two of H-DN golf
Arcata’s Mason Alway led the field in the second round of H-DN boys golf at Baywood Golf and Country Club on Monday. Alway shot a round of 74 for a three-stroke victory […]
Corsairs add several more local players for 2023
By Ray Hamill — After a successful return to the football field this past fall, the Corsairs are busy adding to their roster for the 2023 season. Head coach Jason White and […]
Lumberjacks enjoy ‘amazing day’ at Oregon meet
The Jacks finally got some favorable weather when they traveled to Eugene for the weekend Oregon Preview track and field meet, and they took advantage of it. Competing at historic Hayward Field, […]
Loggers step it up on day two of season-opening road trip
After a couple of weeks of indoor practices, the Eureka Loggers finally got the new softball season started over the weekend, traveling south for three games. The Eureka girls opened on Friday […]
Strong pitching leads Fortuna girls to tournament championship
The Fortuna Huskies continued to take advantage of some strong pitching on their way to a championship at the Cloverdale softball tournament on Saturday. After opening the two-day tournament with a 15-2 […]
St. Bernard’s girls split four-game road trip, get set for Eureka
The St. Bernard’s Crusaders got their first two wins of the softball season over the weekend, as they headed south for four games in three days. The SB girls got the road […]
Eureka pitchers continue to impress against South Fork
The Eureka Loggers made it four wins in four games with a doubleheader sweep of South Fork at Bomber Field on Saturday, in a pair of games that were added at the […]
SOFTBALL ROUNDUP — Local teams travel south to get in some games
Several local teams were in action over the weekend, as the local softball season begins to build momentum. The McKinleyville Panthers traveled south for a pair of games against Tamalpais and San […]
Corsairs remain red-hot, as they make it eight straight wins
The College of the Redwoods bats are on fire right now, as the Corsairs stretched their winning streak to eight straight with another doubleheader sweep in softball on Saturday. The red-hot CR […]
ATHLETES AND TEAM OF THE WEEK — Seniors step up in early-season action
By Ray Hamill — One local senior got her new season off to a flying start this week, while another continued his impressive run, and that makes both of them our athletes […]
FRIDAY BASEBALL ROUNDUP — Arcata Tigers win Fort Bragg tournament
They had to battle for it, but the Arcata Tigers took first place at the two-day Fort Bragg tournament this week, defeating the host school 7-4 in Friday’s championship game. Earlier in […]
Redwoods athletics pays tribute to legendary former coach
The College of the Redwoods Athletics department has paid tribute to former Corsairs football coach Jim McAuley, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 91. In an open letter […]
Redwood Giants round out big weekend for local travel teams
The Redwood Giants 10Us got the new baseball season off to a winning start at the March Mayhem tournament in Medford last weekend. The Giants were one of three local teams to […]
Corsairs open conference with a doubleheader sweep
The Corsairs got the Golden Valley Conference schedule off to a winning start on Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader against Siskiyous at the Bear River Recreation Center. College of the Redwoods won game […]
BASEBALL ROUNDUP — Local teams compete at Fort Bragg tournament
Four local teams were in action at the Fort Bragg tournament on Thursday, and two of them will play for a spot in the championship game on Friday morning. Arcata, McKinleyville, St. […]
Huskies top the Warriors to stretch unbeaten start
The Fortuna Huskies maintained their unbeaten start to the new softball season with a 5-3 win over the visiting Hoopa Warriors on Thursday. The Huskies scored two runs in the bottom on […]
Tigers lead the field at five-team Humboldt Twilight Relays
The Arcata boys and girls track and field team comfortably outpaced the field at the season-opening Humboldt Twilight Relays at the Redwood Bowl on Wednesday. The Tigers scored a combined 212.5 points […]
Steelheads 12Us rally to win March Mayhem championship
The Northern Humboldt Steelheads 12Us got their season off to a winning start at the March Mayhem tournament in Medford over the weekend. The local baseball travel team went 3-1 in tournament […]
Six Rivers Kings enjoy successful tournament debut
The newly-formed Six Rivers Kings enjoyed a very successful debut over the weekend by placing first at the March Mayhem tournament in Medford. The local 13U travel team, which is made up […]