By Ray Hamill — Like with many small school sports programs, it’s difficult to know for sure whether Ferndale High will be able to field a girls soccer team year to year. […]
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 — Seven of the nine H-DNL varsity volleyball teams have made this year’s North Coast Section playoffs, which get under way this week. Conference champions Arcata and St. Bernard’s […]
By Ray Hamill — Quarterback Shane Purcell threw for five touchdowns as the red-hot Arcata Tigers won again in football on Saturday, topping the Wildcats 32-20 in Ferndale. The victory was the […]
Ethan Gyenis scored all three goals for the Arcata boys on Saturday, as the Tigers responded from a disappointing midweek outing with a 3-0 win over Del Norte. While the Arcata defense […]
The Tigers made it official on Saturday, clinching the Big 5 girls soccer championship outright with an 8-1 win at Del Norte. The Arcata girls were crowned at least co-champs on Wednesday […]
The McKinleyville Panthers still have some unfinished business to take care of this fall, but they celebrated a talented senior class before Saturday’s regular-season home finale against Fortuna. Four seniors were honored, […]
St. Bernard’s got the better of Hoopa in four sets on Friday night, as the Crusaders earned the automatic North Coast Section volleyball playoff berth for the Little 4. After both teams […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers tennis dynasty is alive and well. They will, however, have to wait a week longer than anticipated to compete in this year’s H-DNL championships, where […]
Josie Peterson continued to impress on the college volleyball court this week, with a career night for College of the Redwoods. The former St. Bernard’s standout, who is a freshman with the […]
By Ray Hamill — Daniel Garcia-Hall ran in for three touchdowns as the Eureka Loggers rolled to an easy 48-13 win over Fortuna at Albee Stadium on Friday night. Check out the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers ended a five-game losing streak with a dominating 48-13 victory over Fortuna at Albee Stadium on Friday night. Daniel Garcia-Hall had a breakout game and […]
The Del Norte Warriors welcomed back a familiar face on Friday night, and he played a big part in a conference-clinching 25-7 victory over St. Bernard’s in Crescent City. Senior running back […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers have been forced to cancel this Saturday night’s football game against the Hoopa Warriors because of COVID protocols. The Panthers announced the decision on Friday […]
A pair of familiar faces led the way once again at this week’s H-DNL cross country meet, held at Del Norte Golf Course on Tuesday. And fast times were the story of […]
After being crowned co-champs of the Little 4 earlier this week, St. Bernard’s and Hoopa will face off once again on the volleyball court on Friday night to determine which of them […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s not often you see one school in the H-DNL enjoy a week like the Arcata Tigers did this week. Especially the Arcata girls. On Monday, the Tigers […]
By Ray Hamill — The Big 4 and Little 4 could be all but decided this weekend, or, depending on how results go, both races could be thrown wide open again. First […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers dominate this week’s Humboldt Sports Athletes and Teams of the week, sponsored by College of the Redwoods Athletics. The Tigers clinched four league titles this […]
By Ray Hamill — There is no change at the top of this week’s Power Rankings, but there might be next week depending on how the game of the weekend goes down. […]
The Fortuna girls scored three late goals to pull away from South Fork on the way to a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Five different players scored in a well-rounded team performance for […]