By Ray Hamill — The Huskies left it late on Saturday. With just a few seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, senior quarterback Daeden Taylor capped a brilliant night with an 11-yard […]
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 — A young Fortuna team came of age on Saturday night, and so too did their quarterback. Daeden Taylor had his best game yet as the Huskies stunned a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats completed the season sweep of league rivals Arcata and secured at least a share of their first Little 4 title in six years on Saturday, […]
The Eureka Loggers kept the pressure on league leaders Fortuna heading into the final three games of league play with a 5-2 win over Del Norte in Eureka on Saturday. Klayre Barres […]
The McKinleyville Panthers have been one of the most unpredictable teams on the North Coast this season. They came into Saturday’s game against Arcata with just two wins in eight league games, […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors denied McKinleyville a happy homecoming with a big fourth quarter at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night, on the way to pulling out a 32-21 […]
By Ray Hamill — With just over six minutes remaining in the game and only one score separating the two teams, Hoopa’s Larry Tracy broke through the line of scrimmage and used […]
By Ray Hamill — The Hoopa Warriors got their running game going and kept their playoff hopes alive with a highly entertaining 32-21 win over McKinleyville at the Redwood Bowl on Friday […]
Everything went according to plan for the Del Norte Warriors on Friday night, as they got the Big 4 off to a winning start, defeating St. Bernard’s 27-20 in Crescent City. In […]
The inaugural Combat on the Coast was an overwhelming success, according to fight night promoter John “Juan” Thompson, who is planning on bringing many more of them to the Cher-Ae Heights Casino. […]
By Ray Hamill — The big question heading into Saturday’s league opener between Eureka and Fortuna at Albee Stadium is whether Loggers quarterback Trevor Bell will be available. Bell rolled his ankle […]
The Eureka boys continued to impress in the latest H-DNL cross country meet at Del Norte on Wednesday, as did Arcata freshman Ai-Lan McGoldrick. The Loggers won for the third time in […]
By Ray Hamill — A busy Saturday on the sports fields will cap a busy week of homecoming festivities at Eureka High, with no less than five games on tap. The boys […]
The Eureka girls appear to have found a spark on the soccer field at a very opportune time. Since losing to Arcata 11 days ago, the program’s first league loss in more […]
The South Fork Cubs have made a habit of playing Big 5 schools close in boys soccer this year, and that continued to be the case at a muddy Albee Stadium on […]
The Fortuna girls took care of business with an emphatic 8-0 win at St. Bernard’s in H-DNL girls soccer on Wednesday evening, remaining undefeated in 13 games this season. With the win, […]
Arcata’s Avary Henry capped a memorable H-DNL campaign in girls golf with a one-stroke win over closest rival Phoebe Sundberg of McKinleyville in the final round of action at Beau Pre on […]
The McKinleyville Panthers kept the pressure on league leaders Arcata by defeating Fortuna in four sets in Big 5 volleyball at Mack High on Tuesday. The Panthers won 25-16, 20-25, 25-11, 25-13. […]
By Ray Hamill — The remarkable fundraising efforts of the McKinleyville High volleyball team earns the Panthers this week’s Humboldt Sports Team of the Week honors. The Mack girls held their fifth […]
By Ray Hamill — Senior quarterback Trevor Bell is listed as a game-day decision for the Eureka Loggers as they get set to welcome the Fortuna Huskies to Albee Stadium for a […]