By Ray Hamill — A big second quarter lifted the Eureka Loggers to a 34-14 victory over the St. Bernard’s Crusaders on Saturday afternoon. Trailing by a point going into the second […]
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 schedule makers couldn’t have planned it any better. Next week, the top two teams on the North Coast will face off in the spring season finale when the 4-0 Fortuna Huskies […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers left little doubt on Saturday as to who is the best football team in Eureka this spring. And they’re only going to get better. Playing […]
The rest of the Little 4 might be glad to see the South Fork Cubs return to eight-man football next season. Playing 11-man ball this spring, they dominated a Little 4 opponent […]
The Arcata Tigers won their fifth straight game on Saturday, defeating the Huskies in Fortuna 5-2. Kyla Berman, who is enjoying an outstanding season, continued to cause opposing defenses problems and scored […]
The Huskies honored a stellar senior class before kickoff on Saturday, before beating Arcata 3-0 to keep their unbeaten record in tact. Sergio Marquez netted twice in the win, while Jack Honsal […]
The Del Norte Warriors defeated the Fortuna Huskies in H-DNL volleyball on Saturday, winning 25-21, 29-27 and 25-20. And it was a mixture of seniors and younger players who paved the way […]
Kokko Figueiredo hit his first Division-I home run on Friday, as North Carolina Central beat North Carolina A&T 4-1. The former Fortuna and College of the Redwoods standout is enjoying a strong […]
By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers celebrated senior night with a straight sets win over a previously unbeaten Eureka team on Thursday. All four seniors — Avery Thornburgh, Ella Day, Lola […]
By Ray Hamill — This year’s H-DNL football season may be a short one but it hasn’t lacked quality or excitement. In fact, it seems as if every week we’re getting another […]
By Ray Hamill — The Ferndale Wildcats had their character tested on Friday night, and they passed with flying colors. Playing against the Arcata Tigers under the lights at Mack High, the […]
The Hoopa Warriors decided to switch some players around for Friday night’s football showdown against the Fortuna Killer B’s and it paid immediate dividends in a 13-8 victory. After losing their season […]
By Ray Hamill — A pivotal weekend in the H-DNL football season concludes on Saturday with two all-Big 4 matchups, including one that is among the games of the season. On Saturday […]
Cass Bell suffered a second straight pro loss at Bellator 256 on Friday afternoon, in a showdown between top-10 Bellator bantamweights. The Humboldt County native and former Arcata Tigers wrestler lost in […]
By Ray Hamill — Perseverance on the soccer field paid off for the Del Norte girls this week, when the Warriors got their first win of the season. The Warriors have had […]
By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods received the go-ahead on Friday morning to allow a limited number of fans attend this weekend’s season openers in baseball. The Corsairs will host […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s been a good spring for the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team, and sophomore Zac Claus in particular. Despite having this year’s season canceled because of […]
It’s been a good year for Alex Cappa, and it continues to get better. This week, it has been reported that the former Humboldt State star has earned an NFL-high dollar amount […]
By Ray Hamill — A great weekend of H-DNL football gets under way on Friday night, with three intriguing games on tap. The game of the night will see Arcata host Ferndale […]
By Ray Hamill — This Saturday features a fantastic doubleheader of Big 4 football action, and both games will be broadcast live on local radio. A busy day gets under way on […]