The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team broke out of a recent slump with an impressive 77-59 win over Feather River in Eureka on Saturday afternoon. Darienne Kartes led an inspired […]
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 — Numbers are a concern for College of the Redwoods softball heading into the new season, but attitude isn’t. The Corsairs have a squad of just 10 players right […]
By Ray Hamill — The Huskies are heading into the North Coast Section playoffs with plenty of momentum. On Friday night, the Fortuna boys capped a remarkable season in the H-DNL with […]
The Ferndale boys basketball team secured a 61-56 win at Archbishop Hanna in Sonoma on Friday. Kyler Becksted led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points, while teammate Tristen Martin had a […]
By Ray Hamill — The Del Norte Warriors are enjoying their most impressive season ever in girls basketball, and they continued to roll over North Coast opposition with a 58-44 win over […]
Former Fortuna standout and four-time Big 5 MVP pitcher Hailey Dolcini got her Fresno State career off to an impressive start this week. Dolcini, a 2017 Fortuna graduate who transferred to Fresno […]
By Ray Hamill — A minor shake-up in the North Coast Section rankings and the projected playoff seedings this week has added to the importance of Friday night’s Dick Niclai championship game […]
The Fortuna Huskies stormed out to a 38-point first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a 94-47 win over visiting South Fork in the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament semifinal on Thursday […]
The Del Norte boys basketball team traveled to Hoopa Valley for a Dick Niclai semifinal showdown on Thursday night and came away with an impressive 62-51 win. The visiting Warriors took control […]
By Ray Hamill — Del Norte senior Ethan Price signed a letter of intent this week to play football next season at Western Oregon University. Price, a three-year varsity starter with the […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt-Del Norte League Wrestling championships will enjoy an historic first this weekend, with the inclusion of a full girls tournament for the first time ever. The top […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Arcata Tiger Vanessa Holland has taken an already impressive basketball game to a whole new level since leaving the North Coast. The 2017 Arcata graduate has become […]
The weather has affected the Corsairs’ schedule this weekend, both indoors and outdoors. A pair of basketball games at College of the Redwoods have been moved forward on Saturday, while the softball […]
By Ray Hamill — The Loggers will find out on Friday whether third time is truly the charm. On Wednesday night, the Eureka girls comfortably took care of crosstown rivals St. Bernard’s […]
It was a mismatch of sorts in Crescent City on Wednesday night, as the Del Norte Warriors comfortably won their Dick Niclai semifinal game at home to Hoopa Valley by a score […]
By Ray Hamill — It appears as if the Humboldt-Del Norte League is ready to make some noise in the North Coast Section basketball playoffs. At least according to the latest MaxPreps […]
By Ray Hamill — Both Dick Niclai championship games will take place at HSU’s Lumberjack Arena on Friday night, with the girls getting things under way at 6 p.m., followed by the […]
By Ray Hamill — The McKinleyville Panthers will hold their alumni football game against rivals Arcata on Saturday March 30. The game, which is fast becoming an annual event, will be played […]
Del Norte and South Fork each exploded offensively in the second half on the way to winning their games in the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament on Tuesday night. South Fork scored 49 […]
By Ray Hamill — Former Eureka Logger Kayla Bonomini helped the Shasta Knights move one step closer to a conference title in women’s basketball over the weekend. Bonomini, a 2017 Eureka High […]