By Ray Hamill — One of the oldest and most enduring sporting traditions on the North Coast returns to Ferndale this weekend with the opening of the 122nd Humboldt County Fair Races. […]
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 local soccer season is upon us once again, with several local teams beginning preseason practice this week, and both Humboldt State teams hosting scrimmages this weekend. The HSU women get things […]
By Ray Hamill … The Big 4 will have a whole new look this season, but should be every bit as competitive as always. The same league that has given us three […]
By Ray Hamill … In 2017, the Fortuna Huskies stole all the headlines with their first ever state championship in football and a rollercoaster ride of a season that their fans nor […]
By Ray Hamill … St. Bernard’s makes the move up to the Big 4 for 2018, and it’s a challenge head coach Matt Tomlin and his players will be facing head on. […]
By Ray Hamill … With a wealth of talented returning starters from a team that finished 11-1 last fall, expectations will be high for the Eureka Loggers in 2018. However, with plenty […]
By Ray Hamill … The Del Norte Warriors will be looking to put the disappointment of 2017 behind them when they open the new campaign at home to Ferndale on Friday night, […]
By Ray Hamill … The new-look format for football in the Humboldt-Del Norte League this fall has been well received on most fronts, and it appears to have set up a pair […]
By Ray Hamill … This fall, the local sports community will witness the end of an era when Humboldt State football plays its final game. After almost a century of competing, much […]
By Ray Hamill … The Arcata Tigers join the Little 4 this season after being bumped down in the recent realignment of the Humboldt-Del Norte League, although they’re hoping it will be […]
By Ray Hamill … It’s a fresh start for the Little 4 in 2018, with two new teams, a couple of new head coaches, and a guaranteed new champion. With the realignment […]
By Ray Hamill … The McKinleyville Panthers will be as eager as any local squad to begin the season after fielding a team for just three games in 2017. Injuries and locker-room […]