By Ray Hamill – The Loggers threw the race for third place in the Big 5 wide open with a stunning come-from-behind 54-42 overtime win at Arcata on Wednesday night. The Loggers trailed […]
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.
The Huskies found themselves in the unusual position of trailing for most of the game on Wednesday night, and had to battle a little harder than usual to pull out a 66-57 […]
College of the Redwoods men’s basketball dropped to 0-20 on the season with a 73-60 loss at home to Simpson JV on Wednesday evening. Logan Thrap scored a team-high 16 points in […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte’s Kaleya Sanchez is enjoying an MVP type season on the local basketball courts, and now she’s getting some national recognition because of it. Sanchez is one […]
The Del Norte Warriors edged out Fortuna on Tuesday night in the most anticipated wrestling dual meet of the season in the Humboldt-Del Norte League. The visiting Warriors came away from Fortuna […]
The Big 5 is looking more and more likely to come down to the final game of the season next week, with both Eureka and Del Norte each winning on Tuesday night […]
Fortuna senior wrestler Adam Medeiros continued to lead the way for the Huskies this past weekend, helping them to a fifth-place finish as a team at the North Coast Classic, hosted by Eureka. Medeiros, […]
The inaugural North Coast Classic wrestling tournament for girls came down to the narrowest of margins at Eureka High on Saturday, with just one point separating the top three teams. In the […]
After splitting a pair of games on the road this past weekend, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team has dropped one spot to 10th in this week’s D2SIDA West Region Poll. The […]
By Ray Hamill — One year after a dominating season on the local high school basketball courts, Kaylie McCracken has made a smooth transition to the collegiate game. The former Arcata High […]