By Ray Hamill — This time around there was no letdown. After missing out on the opportunity to clinch a share of the Big 5 championship at Fortuna on Tuesday, the Eureka […]
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.
An exciting race is building for the second and third Dick Niclai tournament berths in Big 5 girls basketball, with four teams all within one win of each other heading into the […]
In a season full of uncertainty, one constant remains on the H-DNL wrestling mats. Earlier this week, the Del Norte boys capped another dominating season in league dual meets, closing out undefeated […]
What a difference Kai Purcell makes for the Tigers. On Tuesday night, with their MVP candidate in the lineup, the Arcata Tigers comfortably took care of business at home to McKinleyville in […]
The Del Norte Warriors posted an impressive non-league win at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday night, while senior Jordin Bourne remained red hot for the Fortuna Huskies, who got their first league win. […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s safe to say the atmosphere at H-DNL basketball games has been a lot better this week. After two weeks of playing games behind closed doors, a limited […]
A shorthanded College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team returned to the court on Wednesday and held on late for a 66-63 home win over Feather River. The Corsairs have been without […]
A successful season on the wrestling mats is getting even better for Josh Hannan. The Arcata junior, who head coach Cass Bell describes as the best wrestler in the H-DNL, is coming […]
The Redwood Acres Raceway has released the 2022 season schedule, which will get under way on April 30 and feature 10 nights of racing over five months. A packed schedule will feature […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers kept their title hopes alive with a comprehensive win at McKinleyville in girls basketball on Tuesday night. A 65-42 victory over their biggest rivals, coupled […]
Put the celebrations on ice, for at least a couple more days. On Tuesday night, the Fortuna Huskies defeated the Eureka Loggers 47-45, handing them their first loss in the Big 5 […]
The Arcata Tigers took a big step toward a Dick Niclai berth and kept their Big 5 championship hopes alive with a comfortable 65-42 win at McKinleyville in girls basketball on Tuesday […]
By Ray Hamill — The local 2022 baseball season officially gets under way this week when College of the Redwoods welcomes Mendocino College to town for a three-game weekend series. And after […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods announced on Tuesday morning that Wednesday’s scheduled home game for the men’s basketball team has been postponed as the team continues to battle COVID […]
The Crusaders’ defense is beginning to find its groove at an opportune time. On Monday, the St. Bernard’s boys got a key league victory over South Fork, winning 68-54 thanks in large […]
A big second half against McKinleyville on Monday night lifted Arcata to a 61-53 victory and up to second in the Big 5 standings. Senior Grace Talty scored a game-high 17 points […]
The Humboldt State men’s basketball team wrapped up an impressive weekend road trip with a 66-45 win at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday. Stellar defense paved the way to victory, and […]
By Ray Hamill — There’s a new No. 1 in our power rankings this week after a stunning result at Ferndale on Tuesday night. The high-flying Wildcats jump one place into the […]
By Ray Hamill — The race for the Big 5 championship looks set to go down to the final night of action on Feb. 4, with three teams in the mix as […]
The McKinleyville Panthers moved into a tie atop the Big 5 standings with a 72-50 win at Eureka in a make-up game on Saturday night. With the win, which was their third […]