By Ray Hamill — It’s been an impressive early season for many of the Humboldt-Del Norte League basketball teams, with 12 of the 18 teams off to a winning start. Leading the […]
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.
Fortuna’s historic North Coast Section win over Moreau Catholic was one of the big local sports stories this past week, giving the Huskies a big presence in this week’s Humboldt Sports athletes […]
By Ray Hamill — The 2018 local football season officially came to an end on Saturday night, a little later than expected in some ways, yet earlier than hoped for in others. […]
By Ray Hamill — So who do you think has the more North Coast Section football titles, Ferndale or the rest of the Humboldt-Del Norte League combined? That’s a tough one, right? […]
In head coach Mike Benbow’s eyes, they are the G.O.A.T.s of Fortuna football, and whether you agree with him or not, there’s no arguing the fact they will go down in Huskies […]
The Humboldt State women rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to beat visiting Stanislaus State 67-61 at Lumberjack Arena on Saturday evening. The game was played as part of a doubleheader with […]
The Fortuna Huskies rolled to their eighth straight win to start the season, topping Piner 74-62 to clinch the Arcata Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening. Drew Gillette led the way […]
The Arcata Tigers won for the third straight day at the Durham tournament, defeating Fall River 56-53 on Saturday to win the tournament championship. Kali Zanotti scored a team-high 21 points in […]
The Fortuna Huskies claimed their second straight Division-IV North Coast Section championship at Dublin HS on Saturday, defeating top seed Moreau Catholic 61-35. The No. 6 Huskies knocked off the top three […]
Isley Tulmau’s touchdown reception kickstarted the Loggers’ big second-half comeback during Friday night’s CIF NorCal Regional showdown at McKinleyville High, but Troy Franklin’s third TD of the night with eight minutes remaining […]