By Ray Hamill — Local soccer fans will get the opportunity to check out five Humboldt-Del Norte League teams in action this weekend at the annual early-season McKinleyville Invitational Soccer Tournament. The […]
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 down slightly for the Corsairs in 2018, but in terms of quality and balance throughout the lineup, head coach Frank Borba is about as happy as […]
The Panthers will host the 20th annual McKinleyville Invitational Soccer Tournament this weekend, with five local boys teams involved. The Mack tournament will feature teams from Arcata, Fortuna, Eureka, St. Bernard’s […]
By Ray Hamill – Head coach Daniel Holmes has built one of the most consistent local sports programs on and off the field in recent years, and now he’s being officially recognized […]
By Ray Hamill — With just three seniors on a roster of 10, the Fortuna Huskies will feature a relatively young lineup this year. According to fourth-year head coach Lynsey Adams, however, […]
The Lil Bombers baseball club enjoyed a successful weekend at the Medford Summer Sizzler tournament in Oregon. The 14U club, a part of the Humboldt B52s program, went 4-0 at the tourney […]
By Ray Hamill – Another former Humboldt State football player is going to get an opportunity to play in the NFL. The San Francisco 49ers have added running back Ja’Quan Gardner to […]
By Ray Hamill — Too many mistakes cost the Hoopa Valley Warriors in San Francisco over the weekend, as they fell 52-6 at Galileo High. Opening the season on the road against […]
By Ray Hamill — When it comes to Arcata High volleyball, consistency has been a key part of head coach Laurie Griffith’s 11-year tenure in charge of the team. The Tigers have […]
By Ray Hamill — Week two of the local prep football season is now in the books, and certain trends are beginning to unfold. Here then are five takeaways from week two […]
By Ray Hamill — With just five players returning from last year, and a group of six sophomores on the roster, the Eureka High volleyball squad will have a young look to […]
By Ray Hamill — If there was a little bit of an unknown quantity to the Crusaders at the outset of the 2018 season, just two weeks in there’s a very familiar […]
By Ray Hamill — The Eureka Loggers overcame a sloppy, penalty-filled first half with a big second-half performance on Friday night, overwhelming visiting Ukiah 41-13 at Albee Stadium. Playing their home opener, […]
A big defensive stand early in the game set the tone for the Del Norte Warriors who made it two straight wins to start the season on Friday night, with a comfortable […]
By Ray Hamill — The Humboldt Outlaw Karts have found a new home. The purpose built go-kart track at the Redwood Acres will be officially unveiled this weekend, with a packed day […]
By Ray Hamill — The Fortuna Huskies will try to put the disappointment of last weekend’s season opening loss to Cardinal Newman behind them on Friday when they travel to Galt. In […]
By Ray Hamill — The big question facing the McKinleyville Panthers this week as they get set to play a tough St. Bernard’s squad seems like an obvious one to head coach […]