By Ray Hamill — So who is the best high school baseball team on the North Coast this spring? We’re about to find out. Once again the schedule makers have set us […]
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 H-DNL released its all-league soccer teams this week, with two players included from each team. Because of a shortened campaign due to the pandemic, no champions were […]
McKenna Turner hit a three-run home run for College of the Redwoods in game one of a softball doubleheader against Feather River in Redding on Thursday, but the Corsairs would fall 7-6 […]
A limited number of tickets are still available for Saturday’s racing action at the Redwood Acres Raceway. Once again, tickets will not be sold at the track on the day, but can […]
The awards keep coming for Humboldt State’s Izzy Starr. Just one week after being listed as a finalist for the Division-II player of the year, the Lumberjacks softball standout has been named […]
A young McKinleyville team is beginning to find its groove on the baseball fields. On Wednesday, the Panthers won their second straight game, holding on to beat the Cubs at South Fork […]
Vincent Agliolo pitched six strong innings at Del Norte on Wednesday, as the Arcata Tigers stretched their winning streak to five straight in H-DNL baseball. Agliolo allowed just two hits and one […]
The McKinleyville Panthers are showing no signs of letting up in H-DNL softball, scoring 14 runs in the opening two innings at South Fork on Wednesday, on the way to a 16-0 […]
The Eureka girls improved to 9-0 in H-DNL softball on Wednesday, with a 10-3 win over visiting Fortuna at Washington School. The Huskies scored three times in the first, but Eureka senior […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies have made a habit of starting slowly in games this season. Fortunately for them, they’ve also made a habit of finishing strong. On Wednesday afternoon […]
The Arcata Tigers ended a four-game losing streak with a hard-fought 7-6 win at Del Norte in H-DNL softball on Wednesday afternoon. Sophomore Sagen Sarchett continued to lead the way at the […]
By Ray Hamill — A number of local athletes have been on fire this spring, but none more so over the past week than Fortuna’s Bo Cox and McKinleyville’s Trinity Preston. Cox […]
By Ray Hamill — Basketball teams around the H-DNL officially began practice on Monday, with a shortened league season set to tip off in two weeks time. The league will feature eights […]
The McKinleyville Panthers scored six runs in the bottom of the first and made it count on the way to a 7-2 win over visiting Ferndale on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers scored […]
The McKinleyville girls stretched their winning streak to seven straight with a 21-5 win in five innings over visiting Ferndale on Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers, who improved to 7-3, scored four runs […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies returned to practice in boys basketball on Monday, with a new tradition in place to honor an old friend. This season, after each practice the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers will put their unbeaten run on the line against Fortuna this week, in a three-game series between arguably the top two teams on the North […]
By Ray Hamill — The H-NDL released all-league teams in three sports on Tuesday morning, including football. There were five first-team all-league selections from every team, as well as a number of […]
Ferndale’s Grant Van Emmerik continues to lead the way for College of the Redwoods track and field, one of several local athletes starring for the team this spring. Van Emmerik and teammate […]
By Ray Hamill — Hailey Dolcini and the Fresno State Bulldogs are conference champions and heading to the NCAA Division-I softball playoffs. The Ferndale native was instrumental over the weekend in leading […]