By Ray Hamill — Hump day won’t be so bad this week. In fact, it could be the most memorable hump day in the history of CR sports. It will certainly be […]
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 — Fasten your seat belts, Wednesday night is going to be a wild one for local basketball fans, who will have their pick of 12 big games here on […]
By Ray Hamill — As expected the St. Bernard’s boys received the No. 1 seed in the Division-VI bracket for the North Coast Section basketball playoffs. The seedings were released early Sunday […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte boys were crowned H-DNL wrestling champions at Arcata High on Saturday after taking six individual championships with four runners-up. Fortuna was second with four individual […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a highly entertaining season on the local prep basketball courts, and that shouldn’t change too much in the coming weeks as we get set for the […]
Molly Dixon’s tip-in with 0.4 seconds left in the game lifted Humboldt State to a dramatic 74-73 victory at Sonoma State in women’s basketball on Saturday night. The win was the fourth […]
Amy Reyes continued to pack a punch at the plate for the Corsairs, who split another softball doubleheader on Saturday, beating American River 9-8 before falling to San Mateo 17-3 in five […]
Despite dropping two of three games at home to Los Medanos this weekend, the Corsairs are off to their best start to a baseball season in 21 years. College of the Redwoods, […]
By Ray Hamill — The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team took care of business at home to Feather River on Saturday, setting up a championship-deciding clash on Wednesday. The Corsairs […]
Former Arcata standout Kaylie McCracken led Whitman College to a conference championship in women’s basketball over the weekend, scoring a game-high 18 points in a 70-53 win over closest challenger George Fox […]
By Ray Hamill — The Corsairs assured themselves of at least a share of their first conference title in men’s basketball in a decade on Saturday afternoon, but they’re not satisfied yet. […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers will go into the North Coast Section playoffs with plenty of momentum, and the sort of self-belief that could prove just as valuable going forward as […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls are finding ways to win games and developing a self-belief that could be very dangerous heading into the North Coast Section playoffs. On Friday night […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors are ready for the North Coast Section playoffs. That much was apparent on Friday night, as they cruised to a Dick Niclai championship in boys basketball, […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte head coach Marc Slayton made history on Friday night, as the Warriors won the Dick Niclai championship in boys basketball. Del Norte defeated the Arcata Tigers […]
The Eureka Loggers are setting a standard on and off the local sports fields. On Friday morning, just a few short hours before the school played the Huskies in a Dick Niclai […]
The College of the Redwoods softball team split a pair of games on the road on Friday, beating Hartnell 11-1 in five innings before losing to West Valley 10-0, also in five […]
Molly Dixon and Alexia Thrower each scored 19 points as the Humboldt State women won 81-45 at San Francisco State in basketball on Thursday night. Gabrielle Carbajal added 12 points and nine […]
By Ray Hamill — North Coast basketball fans won’t want to miss what is arguably the best night of the local basketball season, with two Dick Niclai championship games on tap at Lumberjack […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers left it late on Thursday, overcoming a poor night shooting with a big finish on the way to defeating St. Bernard’s 46-41 in the Dick […]