The Fortuna Huskies continued to roll over the rest of the Big 5 in boys basketball on Thursday night, running out to a 59-41 victory at Eureka. The win, secured with a […]
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.
Both College of the Redwoods basketball teams dropped road games at Feather River on Thursday. The men lost 86-63 and remain winless on the season at 0-18, while dropping to 0-3 in […]
The Humboldt State men’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end at Cal State East Bay on Thursday night, falling 88-78. The loss drops the Jacks to 7-4 […]
By Ray Hamill — Local girls wrestling will enjoy a couple of historic firsts this week, showcasing just how far the sport has evolved in recent times. On Thursday night, the Humboldt-Del […]
Defense was the name of the game in local girls basketball on Wednesday night. In the big showdown in Crescent City, Del Norte held Eureka to just four first-half points on the […]
The Del Norte girls took a major step toward a first-ever Big 5 title in girls basketball on Wednesday night, running out to a decisive 48-21 win over closest challengers Eureka in […]
By Ray Hamill — It’s do or die time for the McKinleyville Panthers. Halfway through the Big 5 campaign, the Mack boys are 0-4 in league and riding a six-game losing streak. […]
By Ray Hamill — It took the Fortuna Huskies a little while to get going on Tuesday night, but once they did they quickly pulled away for an 86-66 win at McKinleyville […]
Both Fortuna and Hoopa Valley remained perfect in league play with impressive wins in boys basketball on Tuesday night, while two others did their best to keep pace. Fortuna senior Zac Claus […]
By Ray Hamill – The Ferndale Wildcats are doing their part to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease and the Pat Summit Foundation, by hosting a “We Back Pat” game against the South […]
With four consecutive wins and a 9-0 record in Lumberjack Arena, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team continues to build momentum, moving up to No. 9 in Monday’s D2SIDA West Regional Poll. […]
Two deserving local athletes get the nod this week as much for what they’ve been doing all season long as for what they managed last week. They also happen to be two […]
A big fourth quarter lifted the Tigers to a 59-52 non-conference basketball win over Hoopa Valley at Arcata High on Monday. The home team trailed by four points heading into the final […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka boys were the biggest movers in the MaxPreps basketball rankings over the past week, moving up a massive 170 spots in the state after back-to-back wins. […]
The Humboldt State men’s basketball team continued its remarkable turnaround from a year ago with another thrilling win on Saturday night, defeating visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills 68-67 at Lumberjack Arena. The […]
The Hoopa Valley Warriors showed exactly why they are the Little 4 favorites on Saturday, running out to an 83-59 win over visiting South Fork and taking over sole possession of top […]
The Corsairs had a pair of contrasting performances on the basketball court on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team turned in one of its most impressive displays in a narrow loss to visiting […]
St. Bernard’s bounced back from a first Little 4 loss in six years with a comfortable non-league 51-34 win at Calistoga on Saturday. In the prep action on Saturday night, the Hoopa […]
Jadence Clifton had a breakout game for the Del Norte Warriors on Saturday afternoon, in a 79-76 overtime loss to South Medford. The whole Del Norte team, in fact, turned in one […]
By Ray Hamill — The Warriors and Panthers served up a highly entertaining game at McKinleyville High on Friday night, with the visitors coming away with a valuable Big 5 win in […]